Saturday, February 10th, 2018
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Canton Township Volunteer Fire Company recently purchased and received 10 new air packs. These will bring the company up to speed with the new NFPA Standards and assist firefighters with performing du...
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Saturday morning Station 52 dispatched to a reported accident with ejection W Chestnut St at Roosevelt St PSP on scene. Then N Franklin FD is added to the call. Engine 52-2 responds quickly. Then PSP ...
Friday, February 1st, 2019
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Just after midnight station 52 was dispatched to the area of Exit 16 west for either a tractor trailer on fire or an accident with the truck over the hill into a creek. Chief 52 got on scene to find a...
Friday, August 17th, 2018
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Here is a look at the flooding along W Chestnut St.. Note the car who tried to drive thru but didn't make it.
Sunday, July 1st, 2018
Sunday 7-1-18 at 4:10pm Canton and N Franklin were dispatched to a reported accident. Chief 52 arrived on scene reporting 2 vehicles 1 with heavy damage and rollover and ejection in the median. 2 peop...
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10 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "G"
Gamewell
Brand of wind-up, fire alarm telegraph system for sending coded pulses to alert central alarm station of fire alarm activation; often still found in red boxes on street corners.
Gate valve
See also Hydrant Gate". Valve in which the shutoff device slides across the flow of liquid to obscure the orofice usually activated by a screw mechanism. Compare "ball valve.
Glas-Master tool
Brand of specialized vehicle extrication tool, most notably including a glass cutting saw for removal of automobile windshields.
Goer
An incident with persons reported.
GPM
Gallons Per Minute or how many gallons are being pumped out of a piece of equipment every minute
GPM method (gallons per minute")
Calculation of how much water, in GPM, will be necessary to extinguish a given volume of fire, under the circumstances (e.g., fuel class, containment, exposures, etc.).
Gravity tank
Water storage tank for fire protection; arranged above protected area to provide flow of water by gravity when needed.
Grease fire
A fire involving any manner of cooking oil or other flammable cooking or lubricating materials.
Ground fire
Fire that consumes the organic material beneath the surface litter ground, such as peat fire.
Ground ladder
A portable ladder designed to rest on the ground. Compare aerial ladder and roof ladder.
10 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "G"

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