BFD FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTONS?

Why do firefighters put holes in the roofs of a burning building?

Does the fire department fill swimming pool?

Why install a dry hydrant?

How can I schedule a fire truck or firefighter at my function?

How can I become a firefighter?

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Why do firefighters put holes in the roof of a burning building?

This is called ventilation. In a burning building smoke and gases build up. When a hole is made in the roof, it let's the smoke and gases escape, because heat and smoke rise. It also makes it easier for the firefighters to see in the building.It also reduces the possibilites of backdraft and flashover.

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Does the fire department fill swimming pools?

The fire department does not fill swimming pools at this time.

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Why install a dry hydrant?

When fighting fires away from the city limits, fire trucks would have to drive back to town to get water.So they rely on propriety owners with ponds to supply the truck with water for fire fighting.

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How can I schedule a fire truck or firefighter at my function?

Call during business hours Monday thur Friday 7a.m.-4p.m. at 419-636-4232 and ask for the fire department.

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How can I become a firefighter?

See firefighter recruitment information.

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