Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
At 702 hours Huguenot was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 84 eastbound. Upon arrival two separate accidents were located due to icing on the bridge. Huguenot was assisted by units...
Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
At 2036 hours, Huguenot Fire Company was dispatched automatic response to Greenville for a vehicle fire on Interstate 84 westbound in the vicinity of exit 4W. Huguenot apparatus was cancelled en route...
Monday, November 16th, 2020
Hall Rentals are cancelled/postponed until further notice
Sunday, December 1st, 2019
The company ran 465 calls for the year of 2019 it was again a busy year. Great job to all the members lets make 2020 another safe and productive year.
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10 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "V"
Valve
Mechanical means for stopping and starting flow in a conduit; many types used in firefighting, including gate, foot, clapper (backflow preventers), sprinkler-heads, etc.
Vapor suppression
Process of reducing the amount of flammable or other hazardous vapors, from a flammable liquid, mixing with air, typically by careful application of a foam blanket on top of a pool of material.
Vehicle fire
Type of fire involving motor vehicles themselves, their fuel or cargo; has peculiar issues of rescue, explosion sources, toxic smoke and runoff, and scene safety.
Ventilation
Important procedure in firefighting in which the hot smoke and gases are removed from inside a structure, either by natural convection or forced, and either through existing openings or new ones provided by firefighters at appropriate locations (e.g., on the roof). Proper ventilation can save lives and improper ventilation can cause backdraft or other hazards.
Ventilation saw
A high-powered saw with metal-cutting teeth or disc for quickly making large openings in roofing materials.
Venturi effect
Creating a partial vacuum using a constricted fluid flow, used in fire equipment for mixing chemicals into water streams, or for measuring flow velocity.
Vertical ventilation
Ventilation technique making use of the principle of convection in which heated gases naturally rise.
Voids (building)
Enclosed portions of a building where fire can spread undetected.
Vollie
A volunteer firefighter.
Volunteer fire department
A group of part-time firefighters who are not paid when on-call, during incidents, or drills. Often professionally trained and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.
10 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "V"

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