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 "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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