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turnout gear

turnout gear  n.— «There’s a picture in the Jefferson County Leader newspaper identifying Cronin as wearing a heavy firefighter’s coat and helping set up a temporary hazardous materials bath. Cronin denies he was in the picture, but others...

alligatoring

alligatoring  n.— «On the second floor, flames had corrugated the banister into what looked like charcoal briquettes, a phenomenon known in firefighter parlance as “alligatoring,” because of its resemblance to a reptile’s bumpy back...

firemedic

firemedic  n.— «The role of firefighter—or firemedic, as they are called in Venice—has changed, and Johnson, whose last day as fire chief is Monday, hopes he has led the department in the right direction.» —“Venice finds position to...

rehab

rehab  v.— «Topsfield Fire Chief Ronald Giovannacci said firefighting in the summer requires added safeguards. Regardless of temperature, firefighters go through a process known as “rehab.” After a certain amount of time...

hell night

hell night  n.— «It was all about alleged hazing at the Memphis fire department during a training event commonly called “hell night.”…Memphis City leaders promise their firefighter training has changed since some...

blue canary

blue canary  n.— «“This is a different kind of training, because usually an officer rushes right in. Here, we get them to approach slowly and size up the situation,” said Chinn, a former narcotics officer who first got anti-terrorism...

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