Tools Used The Trade : The Characteristics Of The Smoothbore Vs. The Fog Nozzle

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Tools of The Trade: The Characteristics of The Smoothbore vs. The Fog Nozzle. Bryant Boehner Utah Valley University Course: Online English 2020 Instructor: Robert Crane Abstract The fire service, particularly over the last two decades has taken a deeper interest in firefighter safety and accident prevention. This report examines the smoothbore and fog fire attack nozzles as they relate to firefighter safety. Although these two nozzles are not new to the trade, misapplication, and a lack of understanding past scientific studies by individuals, departments, and fire training centers continues to put firefighters at risk for injury or death. This report concludes that the benefits of the smooth bore nozzle make it a safer, and more…show more content…
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