What is a fire piston?

Answer By rapidly compressing gas, fire pistons reach temperatures of 800 degree Fahrenheit, producing a coal to ignite a fire.OriginsFire pistons have been used in Southeast Asia and the Pacific islands ... Read More »

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How is a fire piston made?

A fire piston is a two-part simple machine that has a hollow tube and an enclosed bottom plunger. These parts compress air in order to heat it up and ignite brushwood.References:American Made Survi... Read More »

How to Make a Fire Piston From a Screw & Pipe?

A fire piston is an ancient fire-starting tool that has been used through history for starting a fire without flame. It does this through the principles of compression, much like a diesel engine. F... Read More »

How many fire fighters go in a fire truck during a fire?

It depends upon what type of truck and the mission assigned to it. Many pumpers that have water and hose are manned with between 3 and 5 firefighters. Ladder trucks usually have 4 or 5 and rescues ... Read More »

Should a 4-year-old who is fascinated with fire and has set a house fire that caused damage be psychologically evaluated?

Get in touch with your local fire department and see if they have a juvenile firesetter program or if they can refer you to one. I was a firesetter interviewer as a fire fighter, and found that mos... Read More »