Recent Calls
Wed. Jul 22nd 2015
Tractor/baler fire brings out Co. 2, Farmville VFD, and Darlington Heights VFD

Co. 2 dispatched to a tractor/bailer fire July 22 @ 15:30.  Thanks to Virginia Dept of Forestry personnel, Farmville FD,...

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Tue. Jul 30th 2013
Bomb Threat at Prince Edward County Courthouse

On July 30th, 2013, Farmville Communications received a call that there was a bomb in Prince Edward County Courthouse, and ga...

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Mon. Jul 29th 2013
Motor Vehicle Crash at Kingsville Road and Abilene Road

On July 29th 2013 at approximately 2:20am, Hampden-Sydney Fire was dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle crash with no in...

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Wed. Feb 15th 2017
Burn Law in Effect

Notification from the Virginia Department of Forestry

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Wed. Oct 5th 2016
Upcoming Firefighter Training in Prince Edward County

Firefighter I is scheduled to begin Oct. 18 and will run until Feb. 2017.  Please check the files section on the left fo...

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Wed. Jul 23rd 2014
Recruitment!

Hampden-Sydney Fire and EMS are in need of volunteers! If you are interested in joining our department, please fill out an on...

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Fire Glossary
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14 entries the in Fire Glossary beginning with "N"
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Fire and safety standards organization; issues various wildfire-oriented standards related to clothing, tactics, equipment, etc.
National Hose (NH)
National Standard Thread (NST) design of threaded couplings used on fire hose in various diameters.
National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)
Coordination facility in Boise, Idaho, operated by several U.S. agencies to provide logistics, weather information and resource coordination for wildfire suppression across the U.S. (formerly BIFC).
National Wildfire Coordinating Group
Coordination agency located in Washington, D.C. which sets national standards for firefighter training and publishes training manuals.
NFPA
Acronym "National Fire Protection Association". A standards and best practice body for the fire service. Slang: Not For Practical Application. This is firefighter slang referring to the seemingly 'useless' regulations of the NFPA. This phrase is commonly used by rural fire departments whose chiefs or officers operate "old school", instead of "by the book". Slang: "No Free Publications Available" referring to publications that "all are encouraged to practice" yet are prohibitively expensive, as in "That standards document is NFPA." The NFPA slang is typically used in smaller fire departments where such a purchase would be a non-reimbursed out of pocket personal expense.
NFPA
The National Fire Protection Association, a research group which sets a number of standards and best practices for *firefighting, equipment, and fire protection in the United States, and also adopted in many other countries. Also, slang for No Free Publications Available"; used to reference any "must-have" documents that are prohibitively expensive.
NIFTI
Naval InFrared Thermal Imager. A device used aboard naval ships to help locate hotspots where fire or personnel may be located in a dense smoke environment.
NIOSH
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. A U.S. agency responsible for investigation of workplace deaths, including firefighters.
Nomex?
Brand of approved, fire retardant, synthetic, aramid cloth and thread used in personal protective equipment for wildland firefighting, and jumpsuits.
Nozzle
A device attached to the end of a fire hose that directs, shapes and regulates the flow of the water or fire fighting agent pumped into the hose. May have a control valve.
Nozzle pressure
Pressure in a fire hose measured at the nozzle.
Nozzle reach
The distance a fire stream will travel from the nozzle tip before breaking up or evaporating due to air friction or heat.
Nozzle reaction
The force felt when water is pumped through a nozzle, e.g., 350 US gallons per minute (22 L/s) would produce a force of 40 pounds force (180 N) against the firefighter holding the nozzle.
Nozzle tip
Portion of firehose that forms the fire stream as it leaves the hose. Can be solid, fog, or other specialty nozzle (e.g., piercing, Bresnan cellar nozzle, wand tip, etc).
14 entries the in Fire Glossary beginning with "N"
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