Firefighter’s dramatic new film shows human cost of slowing 999 response times

A new film released on 31st May 2017 called The Firefighters’ Dilemma is calling for the government to set national standards to improve emergency response times. The film shows a pensioner trapped inside a burning flat. The first fire engine…

Florida Firefighters Use FLIR-Equipped Drone to Survey Fire

On March 5th, 2017, Deputy Chief James Ippolito of the Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue deployed a DJI Inspire 1 equipped with the DJI Zenmuse XT powered by a FLIR thermal camera to get a bird’s eye view of a…

NCEC emergency response during America’s Cup

The UK’s National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) will provide the chemical emergency response during the 35th America’s Cup yacht race, held over the 26 May – 19 June 2017 in Bermuda. NCEC will be providing the chemical emergency response as…

Bristol welcomes the world at 10th Distributor Conference

Firefighting PPE was top of the agenda last week, with specialist PPE suppliers from across the globe gathering for Bristol Uniforms’ 10th Distributor Conference.  During the three-day conference, some 40 appointed distributors from across Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and…

Fire to Water

2017 sees the launch of Pacific Helmets latest water rescue helmet the R6-W. “Given the increase in extreme weather globally, we felt the time was right for a high-end water rescue helmet that provides head protection well above that of…

Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC) 2017 experiences huge demand at regional expos

Interest in BIDEC 2017, one of the region’s most important international defence exhibitions, rises as endorsements begin. Bahrain’s pioneering defence exhibition, scheduled to be held in October this year, has attracted considerable interest at other international defence exhibitions. The promotional…

Expectations and a higher level of standards

When I joined the fire department, I held many expectations of how it was going to be in the fire service. What it would be like as a firefighter, my duties and responsibilities, the situations I would find myself in,…

The Emergency Services Show – UK Fire & Resilience offer showcased at The Emergency Services Show

Fire and rescue personnel and industrial brigades from around the world are invited to this year’s free-to-attend Emergency Services Show. Returning to Hall 5 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 20th to 21st September 2017, the growing event gives visitors…

FSI North America® – Review and update your decontamination shower systems capability

The attacks of 9-11 seem like just yesterday in the minds of most in the fire service. Yet it was 15+ years ago. Those attacks prompted budgeting authorities worldwide to spend significant funds to upgrade, modernize, and improve the capabilities…

Fire Raiders Limited – Proudly African, South African born and bred

Fire Raiders manufacture a comprehensive range of fire-fighting and crash rescue vehicles innovatively designed to meet the specific requirements of the unique African fire and rescue vehicle market. Additionally they are key agents for the supply of some of the…

What’s new with… Firefighting vehicles

With the greatly increased emphasis on firefighter safety, the leading manufacturers have boosted their research and development efforts to provide the end user with the safest, most efficient and reliable firefighting vehicles. In this Buyer’s Guide we highlight the latest…

Agility Technologies Corp – The first live streaming 360° technical rescue camera

Agility Technologies Corporation (ATC), was established with an ambitious mission to put the “Tech” back in Technical Rescue by harnessing recent advances in technology and building practical rescue solutions. ATC founders’ combined over 30 years of experience in the development…

Solar panels and the DC danger zone – reducing risk factors – Part 2

In Part 1 of this article featured in the last edition we discussed the rise of solar energy from a cottage industry just a few decades ago to becoming a genuine mainstream electrical source. We discussed how legislation, safety and…

Firefighter mental health, resiliency, and ensuring you are mentally fit

PTSD. This acronym, slight and neat, has wreaked havoc upon those it afflicts. “I thought I was stronger than this”. This small, world-destroying statement is not something that is uncommon to hear. Due to the strong “hero” image within the…

Rescue drone awareness and its impact on emergency response

The potential for drone technology in the realm of emergency response is undeniable and truly exciting. However, this technology is failing to meet its true potential through inaccurate purchasing decisions and ill-informed best practices. It has long been known that…

Air cargo – the dangers within…

So, there you are, sitting with your watch in the crew room after a quiet day, with nothing more exciting than an overheating hand dryer in the airport terminal to deal with. Your shift is almost finished and your thoughts…

Special vehicles manufacturing from Poland

Special purpose vehicles are to be customized as much as possible. Unlike general purpose vehicles either personal or trucks firefighting and rescue units must fulfill very specific needs. They depend not only on the region and country, laws, certificates, regulations…

TERC USA – Transportation Emergency Rescue Committee

TERC is dedicated to providing todays emergency rescue personnel with the latest innovations, technology, and education in auto extrication and patient removal, through hands-on training and sanctioned extrication challenges. TERC – USA is an IRS registered 501 (c) 3 Not-…

Varley

With more than 50 years of experience in specialised vehicle manufacture and facilities in all major Australian cities, Varley Group produces a variety of custom built vehicles for government and private enterprise at all levels. Varley are recognised in the…

Quiroga Trucks

Quiroga Trucks was founded in 1980 by Fire Chief Juan Antonio Quiroga in Salamanca, GTO, Mexico is a growing family Company. Second generation, Juan Carlos Quiroga is now at the helm in the leadership role directing sales, production, and engineering…

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