Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
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On Wednesday June 29, 2022 at 0725 hours box alarm 10-18 was sounded for the report of the commercial building fire on the property at Camp Airy just off of Route 550 North of Thurmont. First arriving...
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On Sunday October 4. 2020 at 0802 hours Box Alarm 10-01 was sounded for the reported house fire in the first block of Meadow Ln on the East side of Thurmont. At 0804 Thurmont Police arrived on scene a...
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On Monday March 2, 2020 at approximately 1515 hours box alarm 10-08 was struck for reported smoke coming from a house in the 13200 blk Catoctin Furnace Rd. A citizen driving by noticed the smoke and d...
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At 0942hrs on Friday March 22, 2019 Rescue Box 6-20 was sounded for a Bus Accident on Route 15 at Creamery Rd. Rescue Squad 10 responded mutual aide as the second squad on the assignment. A69 (Emmits...
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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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