The Art of Reading Smoke can make your job easier.
It can also save your life.
Reading smoke can tell you a lot about how to fight the fire it’s coming from, but it is a skill you must learn over time.
Deputy Chief Phil Jose teaches courses on how to do it at places like FDIC.
Phil is a 30-year member of the Seattle Fire Department.
And he was a co-author of the book, Air Management for the Fire Service.
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Article: The Art of Reading Smoke
Who made the first SCBA to see widespread commercial use and when?
The first Scott Air-pak went into service in 1946.
Yes, there were others, but remember, I said “widespread” commercial use.