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14 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "N"
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Fire and safety standards organization; issues various wildfire-oriented standards related to clothing, tactics, equipment, etc.
National Hose (NH)
National Standard Thread (NST) design of threaded couplings used on fire hose in various diameters.
National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)
Coordination facility in Boise, Idaho, operated by several U.S. agencies to provide logistics, weather information and resource coordination for wildfire suppression across the U.S. (formerly BIFC).
National Wildfire Coordinating Group
Coordination agency located in Washington, D.C. which sets national standards for firefighter training and publishes training manuals.
NFPA
Acronym "National Fire Protection Association". A standards and best practice body for the fire service. Slang: Not For Practical Application. This is firefighter slang referring to the seemingly 'useless' regulations of the NFPA. This phrase is commonly used by rural fire departments whose chiefs or officers operate "old school", instead of "by the book". Slang: "No Free Publications Available" referring to publications that "all are encouraged to practice" yet are prohibitively expensive, as in "That standards document is NFPA." The NFPA slang is typically used in smaller fire departments where such a purchase would be a non-reimbursed out of pocket personal expense.
NFPA
The National Fire Protection Association, a research group which sets a number of standards and best practices for *firefighting, equipment, and fire protection in the United States, and also adopted in many other countries. Also, slang for No Free Publications Available"; used to reference any "must-have" documents that are prohibitively expensive.
NIFTI
Naval InFrared Thermal Imager. A device used aboard naval ships to help locate hotspots where fire or personnel may be located in a dense smoke environment.
NIOSH
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. A U.S. agency responsible for investigation of workplace deaths, including firefighters.
Nomex?
Brand of approved, fire retardant, synthetic, aramid cloth and thread used in personal protective equipment for wildland firefighting, and jumpsuits.
Nozzle
A device attached to the end of a fire hose that directs, shapes and regulates the flow of the water or fire fighting agent pumped into the hose. May have a control valve.
Nozzle pressure
Pressure in a fire hose measured at the nozzle.
Nozzle reach
The distance a fire stream will travel from the nozzle tip before breaking up or evaporating due to air friction or heat.
Nozzle reaction
The force felt when water is pumped through a nozzle, e.g., 350 US gallons per minute (22 L/s) would produce a force of 40 pounds force (180 N) against the firefighter holding the nozzle.
Nozzle tip
Portion of firehose that forms the fire stream as it leaves the hose. Can be solid, fog, or other specialty nozzle (e.g., piercing, Bresnan cellar nozzle, wand tip, etc).
14 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "N"
Thursday, December 2nd, 2021
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BIG NEWS!It is with great pleasure and pride to announce that the Nutter Fort Fire Department has improved its ISO rating from a Class 3; 03/3X to a Class 2; 02/2X effective March 1st, 2022. As of 201...
Thursday, August 5th, 2021
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Long post alert: Approximately 3 years ago, our Engine 72, that was equipped with a 50 foot telesquirt, failed the required annual ladder testing. What does this mean? Every aspect of our firefighting...
Wednesday, June 16th, 2021
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While restocking West Millford Volunteer Fire Department, ATD was thrilled to leave a tote with newest department, Nutter Fort!Nutter Fort Fire Department (Harrison County)Pictured from left: Jr. Fire...
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At 0432 hours on Monday March 28th, Company 8 (Reynoldsville VFD), Engines 71, 111 (Spelter VFD), and 121 (Stonewood VFD) were alerted for an Automatic Commercial Fire Alarm at the Skana Aluminum Comp...
Sunday, March 27th, 2022
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Busy weekend in the FortWith the winter weather, crews responded to multiple accidents on I-79 ranging from the 117 to the 112 mile marker and a small fire on Friday evening. At 2236 hours on Friday M...
Tuesday, March 15th, 2022
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3 calls on Tuesday March 15th-0802 hours Outbuilding Fire attached to a Dwelling on Nash Street in Anmoore. Truck 7 staffed with 3 personnel responded. Crews assisted with extinguishment and clean up ...
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