Chief John G. Centanni - Newark Fire Dept.
By Daniel Del Valle & Freddy Tenore
Chief John G. Centanni devoted many years of service to the Newark Fire Department. He is one of the most powerful and most influential Fire Officials in the State of New Jersey--an accolade earned through years of professionalism and dedication. We at Jersey Firefighters Now recently sat down with Chief Centanni to get his perspective on the fire service and also to highlight his career. Congratulations Chief Centanni on your well-deserved retirement.... click here to download current issue and read entire article.
Concealed Spaces & Voids
By Michael Terpak
When we reference Class 3 or 5 construction, we must remember that these structures are generally older class buildings; meaning that they have been around for a while. The fact that they have been occupying the same space for a number of years causes us not to only question their overall integrity, but also to consider the probability that a significant number of alterations may have been made to accommodate the building’s changing needs. As need would dictate change, many have been altered to improve the tenant/owner use of the property. The change might have been to save on heating costs by lowering the ceiling height with a new suspended ceiling, the replacement or addition of new plumbing and electrical fixtures to modernize the structure, or by taking a larger area within the building and dividing it to accommodate a change of occupancy. Regardless, firefighters must be ready to respond and anticipate numerous concealed spaces and voids allowing fire to quickly spread throughout the building’s void spaces.... click here to download current issue and read entire article.
By Robert Policht and Michael Ferrara
As the fire service keeps evolving so do the tactics of company operations. Depending on the department and the respective jurisdiction everyone has their own special needs to better operate within their response area. Some area may require tankers/tenders due to their area lacking hydrants or a quint type of aerial apparatus may be better suited for an area that is isolated from other areas and has the potential to use the ladder for a rescue while a crew is stretching a hose line. The same concept may be applied to how engines are designed to be equipped with hose lines in different locations for better operability including traverse lines that may be deployed of either side of the apparatus, lines racked lines that allow for lines to be deployed off the rear, and lines that are designed in the front bumper. Each type of line location may have a different variation that allows for firefighters to deploy multiple lengths and in various directions..... click here to download current issue and read entire article.
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