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13 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "M"
Mass casualty incident (MCI)
Any incident that produces a large number of injured persons requiring emergency medical treatment and transportation to a medical facility. The exact number of patients that makes an incident mass casualty" is defined by departmental procedures and may vary from area to area.
Master box
An alarm system in which a local fire-alarm system triggers a fire alarm box (the master box) to signal the fire condition to a central monitor.
Master stream
A large nozzle, either portable or fixed to a pumper, capable of throwing large amounts of water relatively long distances.
Mattydale
A volunteer fire department, located north of Syracuse, NY, credited with the invention of the Mattydale Lay. The Mattydale Lay is often simply referred to as a "Mattydale" or (now) a "Cross Lay". The engine on which the Mattydale was invented and installed is currently on display at the FASNY museum
Mattydale Lay (Mattydale Load)
The concept of storing preconnected Attack Lines on an engine, as well as storing them such that they are presented at the sides of the apparatus instead of the rear. Commonly called a Cross Lay, the technique allows for rapid deployment of attack lines from either side of the apparatus.
McLeod
Hand tool used in fireline construction, consisting of a combination rake and hoe.
Means of egress
The way out of a building during an emergency; may be by door, window, hallway, or exterior fire escape; local fire codes will often dictate the size. location and type according to the number of occupants and the type of occupancy.
Medium-diameter hose
A hose with diameter between 2 1/2 and 4 inches.
Mop-up
Extinguishing or removing burning material near control lines, felling snags, and trenching logs to prevent rolling after an area has burned, to make a fire safe, or to reduce residual smoke.
Multigas detector
Measuring device designed to indicate concentrations of four selected gases, such as oxygen, carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds, hydrogen cyanide, etc.
Multiple alarms
A request by an incident commander for additional personnel and apparatus. Each department will vary on the number of apparatus and personnel on each additional alarm.
Mutual aid
An agreement between nearby fire companies to assist each other during emergencies by responding with available manpower and apparatus.
Mutual aid
Cross-jurisdictional assistance with emergency services by pre-arranged agreement.
13 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "M"
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...
Monday, November 29th, 2021
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At 1452 hours on Monday November 29th, Engines 71 and 511 (Bridgeport FD) were added to the BOX assignment for a Working Structure Fire at Diane’s Hotspot on E Main Street in Lost Creek to assis...
Friday, November 26th, 2021
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At 1259 hours on Friday November 26th, Engine 71 and Tanker 11 (Spelter VFD) were alerted to assist Wallace, Folsom, and Lumberport VFDs with a Structure Fire on Big Elk Road in Wallace. Engine 71 sta...
Wednesday, November 24th, 2021
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On Wednesday November 24th just before 1600 hours, Engine 72 staffed with 4 personnel transferred to Barbour County Station 4 (Philippi VFD) while units operated on a Structure Fire. Shortly after arr...
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