A seven-alarm fire is one in which the on-scene fire commander has asked for help seven times. Fires that require more than one truck or one company's response are known as multi-alarm fires. More »

When applying for a fire burning permit, information needed includes the name and contact information for the person responsible for the burn. Additionally, the type of material being burned must be disclosed. More »

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Government ordinances and regulations regarding fire pit usage varies by county and usually include stipulations about fire location. Some local ordinances require recreational fires to be at least 10 to 15 feet away fro... More »

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According to the University of South Carolina, carbon dioxide fire extinguishers are only appropriate for Class B and Class C fires. Class B fires are based on flammable liquids, while Class C fires are electrical in nat... More »

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The most common reason the fire department should be called is when fire is present at a home, business, field or automobile. People can dial 911 and request the fire department. More »

The National Fire Code was adopted by the National Fire Protection Association in order to implement life and fire safety for first responders and the general public. It also address how to protect property with a compre... More »

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Several theories attempt to explain why fire engines are red. One theory states that the majority of cars were black in the early 1920s, so fire engines were painted red to make them stand out from the other cars. More »

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