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~~As a reminder, each spring and fall when moving changing our clocks, it is also important to change the batteries in our smoke detectors. If you need assistance in changing your smoke detector batte...
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4 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "J"
J-bar
A stiff, j-shaped tool for reaching an inside door handle.
Jack-knifing
Jargon for position of articulated aerial ladder such that tractor is at an angle to the trailer; provides improved stability when ladder is hoisted, rotated and extended.
Jaws of Life
A Hurst tool. See hydraulic spreader.
Jet siphon
A venturi appliance used for moving large amounts of water from one reservoir tank to another by pumping a small amount of pressurized water into the jet to create a vacuum to move larger amounts of water.
4 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "J"

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