Friday, November 18, 2011

Top Five Most Popular Videos of the Queen Online

The beautiful thing about the internet is that anyone has access to a plethora of stock footage beneath their fingertips. Any person is able to look back through time and watch and hear key moments in history from the comfort of their homes, gaining knowledge and understanding about our own history as humankind. As we move into 2012 in the UK, it is important to note that Queen Elizabeth II approaches the 60th anniversary of her reign; we can take a look back through her defining online moments - which have proved most popular with audiences all over the world.

Search any of these following titles on YouTube to find the referenced videos.

"The Queen's Arrival at the Funeral of Diana Princess of Wales"

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fire Department Equipment - The Wise Choice of Obtaining Hydraulic Rescue Tools Part I

Is your fire department active in vehicle and accident rescue? If so, you might consider requesting rescue tools from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant in 2012.

An excellent set of equipment in this category should consist of all hydraulic rescue tools. Be sure to include at least a 28" spreader with no less than 57,000 pounds of spread force. A good set should also include a very large cutter with 121,000 pounds of force. Additionally, it should have a mini-cutter with at least a 1.5" opening, a ram set, a pulling and lifting accessory kit, and multiple sections of color coded extension hose. Do not forget to request all mounting brackets so that your department can properly affix the equipment inside of your vehicles. You will also need to purchase a power unit or generator.

Your department should budget about $32,000 for the equipment and about $11,000 for the power unit or generator.