Saturday, August 6th, 2022
3 Working Fires in 24 HoursAt 1114 hours on Friday August 5th, Engine 72 staffed with 4 personnel responded authority of Chief 15 for a Structure Fire with Possible Entrapment on Old Mill Road in the ...
Wednesday, July 27th, 2022
At 0919 hours on Wednesday July 27th, Engine 71 was alerted authority of Chief 5 to assist Mt. Clare, Lost Creek, West Milford, and Reynoldsville VFDs with a Structure Fire on Mt. Clare Road in the ar...
Tuesday, July 26th, 2022
At 2333 hours on Tuesday July 26th, Company 11 (Spelter VFD), Engines 41 (Lumberport VFD), 71, and 101 (Shinnston VFD) along with HCES were dispatched for a Structure Fire in the 3500 block of Shinnst...
Wednesday, July 20th, 2022
At 1201 hours on Wednesday July 20th, Company 9 (Salem Fire/EMS) and Squad 7 were alerted for a Vehicle Accident with Injuries and Entrapment on Route 50 WB near Dark Hollow Road outside of Salem. Squ...
Thursday, December 2nd, 2021
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
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
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...
As of today, June 17, 2020, the Nutter Fort Fire Department is announcing the cancellation of our 10th Annual Ultimate Giveaway for the year 2020. This decision, while not an easy one to make, was arr...
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20 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "W"
Wall-indicator valve
Type of control valve for sprinkler systems which is mounted to an outside wall and indicates open" or "shut" in an indicator window on the valve body.
Watch out situations
A list of 18 situations for firefighters to be aware of, which signal potential hazards on the fire line.
Water curtain nozzle
A nozzle designed to throw a fan of water droplets to form a curtain" in an attempt to reduce radiated heat from igniting a nearby exposure.
Water drop
A forest fire fighting technique when an aircraft drops a supply of water onto an exposed fire from above.
Water flow alarm
An audible alarm indicating that one or more sprinkler heads have been activated.
Water hammer
Large, damaging shock wave in a water supply system caused by shutting a valve quickly, or by permitting a vehicle to drive across an unprotected fire hose.
Water mist fire suppression
A sprinkler-like system that uses a very fine mist featuring much lower water flow than conventional sprinklers to suppress, rather than extinguish, a fire[1].
Water tender
Any ground vehicle capable of transporting specified quantities of water.
Water thief (valve)
Type of gated wye having one or more outlets smaller than the largest outlet.
Wooden blocks for temporary shut-off of activated sprinkler heads or holding doors open during firefighting or rescue operations.
Wet line
Temporary control line using water or other fire retardant liquid to prevent a low-intensity fire from spreading in surface fuels.
Wet pipe sprinkler system
Sprinkler system containing pressurized water rather than air, such that water will flow immediately upon release of a heat-sensitive head.
Wet water
Water into which a surface tension reducing agent has been introduced. The resultant mixture, with its reduced surface tension, is more able to penetrate burning product more deeply and extinguish deep seated fire.
A fire occurring on wildland that is not meeting management objectives and thus requires a suppression response.
Wildfire or Wildland fire
Fire in forests, grasslands, prairies, or other natural areas, not involving structure fires (although wildland fires may threaten structures or vice versa - see interface zone.) For a complete list of terms used in wildland fire, see Glossary of wildland fire terms.
An area in which development is essentially nonexistent, except for roads, railroads, power lines, and similar transportation facilities. Structures, if any, are widely scattered.
Tree knocked over or broken off by wind, increases fuel loading and hampers building fireline. Also sometimes called blowdown.
Working fire
A fire that is in the process of being suppressed; often a cue for dispatch of additional resources.
Device used to split a larger supply line hose into smaller attack line hoses. A gated wye contains valves so that certain lines can be turned on and off.
Hose coupling for splitting one line into two or more outlets, often a larger line split into two smaller ones; often a gated wye having separate valves for each outlet. Not to be confused with Siamese, which is used to bring two smaller lines together into one.
20 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "W"

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