This journal, written by John Owens CEO of Professional Testing Corp., explores what fire has meant to man and the means to control or extinguish.
While fire has been essential to the development of civilization, it also has been known to be a villain. The Journal focuses on that latter tendency, highlighting the stages of firefighting and the development of fire departments—starting with volunteers and eventually to paid firefighters.
This journal reveals how fire equipment was first developed to present day with current manufacturers. These improvements came with much trial and error, including many failures. This journal contains general information on design features and situations that can overwhelm firefighters with some of the best and current equipment presently manufactured.
The journal includes an introduction to maintenance (in-house and third-party inspection) of fire apparatus, including ground ladders. Trivia questions and answers, for various situations, represent operation procedures, equipment failure and maintenance problems. The Q’s and A’s, will help eliminate problems in the future.
Discover the fascinating history of firefighting, fire equipment, and fire prevention methods from hundreds of years ago up through today with this journal.