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August 29: Extinguisher Training

Each year, Team Members from the Richmond Suppression Department provide hand portable fire extinguisher training to approximately 500-600 people in the Mid-Atlantic region. During these training sessions, a video on how to properly use fire extinguishers is shown and then a live controlled fire training session is conducted. During the live training, a designated area […]

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10 Facts About Corrosion from ECS

10. Corrosion is considered normal and unavoidable. 9. Virtually all water based fire sprinkler systems are subject to attack by oxygen corrosion. 8. Factors that accelerate corrosion failures include oxygen, increased activity, trapped air and water and high temperatures. 7. Corrosion is caused by a combination of either water, iron, oxygen and/or bacteria. If you […]

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