Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021
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Harris Hill Firefighters responded Wednesday evening at 1835 hrs, to 5175 Main St, Town BMW car dealership, for a car fire that started as the result of an accident. Firefighters extinguished the fire...
Saturday, September 18th, 2021
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9/18/21- at 0430, Clarence Center 2 Alarm Fire at 5505 Thompson Road
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3-Alarm Commercial Structure Fire at 120 Earhart Drive in Amherst
Tuesday, July 20th, 2021
From FBNY, Audio Credit to Erie Co. Fire Wire Main-Transit Firefighters responded on 7/20/21 at 1625 Hrs for a report of a structure fire on Earhardt Dr. at Premium PPE. Fire Inspector 5 went on locat...
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Check this out! Did you know that 11 of our new firefighters are taking part in a New York State BEFO (basic exterior firefighting operations) class being hosted at our firehouse? This 79 hour course ...
Friday, August 27th, 2021
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Fire Prevention Little Red Schoolhouse
Friday, July 30th, 2021
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Fire Prevention Little Red Schoolhouse, Thank You Ms. Molly
Tuesday, June 29th, 2021
Harris Hill Firefighters spent their drill night training on pool emergencies and rescuing victims from the water! Our members train in a variety of scenarios so we’re always prepared for any em...
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10 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "V"
Valve
Mechanical means for stopping and starting flow in a conduit; many types used in firefighting, including gate, foot, clapper (backflow preventers), sprinkler-heads, etc.
Vapor suppression
Process of reducing the amount of flammable or other hazardous vapors, from a flammable liquid, mixing with air, typically by careful application of a foam blanket on top of a pool of material.
Vehicle fire
Type of fire involving motor vehicles themselves, their fuel or cargo; has peculiar issues of rescue, explosion sources, toxic smoke and runoff, and scene safety.
Ventilation
Important procedure in firefighting in which the hot smoke and gases are removed from inside a structure, either by natural convection or forced, and either through existing openings or new ones provided by firefighters at appropriate locations (e.g., on the roof). Proper ventilation can save lives and improper ventilation can cause backdraft or other hazards.
Ventilation saw
A high-powered saw with metal-cutting teeth or disc for quickly making large openings in roofing materials.
Venturi effect
Creating a partial vacuum using a constricted fluid flow, used in fire equipment for mixing chemicals into water streams, or for measuring flow velocity.
Vertical ventilation
Ventilation technique making use of the principle of convection in which heated gases naturally rise.
Voids (building)
Enclosed portions of a building where fire can spread undetected.
Vollie
A volunteer firefighter.
Volunteer fire department
A group of part-time firefighters who are not paid when on-call, during incidents, or drills. Often professionally trained and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.
10 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "V"

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