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Australia’s on fire – what now?

The crisis of the Australian bush fires has attracted international coverage. Fire services and departments around the world are taking a massive interest in how firefighters are tackling the bush fires down on the ground and how state and federal…

ALPAS from Ziegler – The latest generation

ALPAS was patented and introduced to the firefighting industry in 1998. This was a revolution in vehicle construction for fire brigades and over the next 20 years, the ALPAS superstructure system has established itself on the market and has become…

M1 SCBA from MSA Safety – Protecting firefighters from hazardous substances

In an already hazardous job, firefighters are continuously facing new challenges. Although the overall trend in fires requiring attendance is down 43% compared with 10 years ago, fires that do require a response are potentially more dangerous. The very ‘fabric’…

Focus on Bahrain Civil Defence

Des Tidbury QFSM, Advisor to Civil Defence, Bahrain Ministry of the Interior. illed with excitement and of course a little trepidation, my wife and I boarded the plane at Heathrow Airport on 31 May 2019 for our new life in…

Any test probe can tell the difference

In Austria and Switzerland, mask manufacturers have announced changes in the cleaning process. Allow us to introduce some Alpine pioneers. Firefighters on assignment have a pretty clear dress code: PPE and respiratory protective equipment when necessary. In the Swiss canton…

Drones speed beyond-visual-line-of-sight to deliver lifesaving treatment

The County of Renfrew in Ontario, Canada partnered with Cradlepoint, InDro Robotics and Ericsson for trials using the first beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) drones that utilize an LTE cellular connection to deliver automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to aid in remote cardiac arrest…

All systems ‘go’ for 2020 – the year of INTERSCHUTZ Hannover

The countdown is on, and the excitement is mounting. With roughly four months left until the start of INTERSCHUTZ, all systems are “go” for an extraordinary showcase in June. In terms of numbers, the event is already delivering record-breaking results,…

Wipe it off, don’t take it home – dealing with toxic soot on-scene

The fact cancer is now the leading cause of death amongst firefighters globally owes principally to the toxic carcinogens produced during fire being absorbed through the skin. Fire departments worldwide must now address this burning issue by incorporating fit-for-purpose decontamination…

Asbestos risks for firefighters

Asbestos was once extensively used in construction materials to strengthen roof shingles, concrete, piping, wall boards, floor tiles and compounds and adhesives. Its fibers served to be a durable addition to construction materials and even served as a superb insulator…

All-consuming fire safety

As part 2 of the Grenfell Tower Public Enquiry gets underway, many members of the Fire Safety community are asking themselves: How did this happen? And how can we prevent it from happening again? Of course there are many technical…

Streamlight – A history of performance

Streamlight® Inc. are a leading provider of high-performance lighting devices offering a range of high-quality portable lighting tools especially for fire services, law enforcement, military and sporting goods. From the very beginning Streamlight has been defined by their innovation. They…

FireDos – Stands out as a specialist for monitors and proportioners for firefighting

The Germany-based company FireDos has become an established specialist in the field of designing and manufacturing high-quality foam proportioners and monitors for firefighting worldwide. “About 20 years ago, we were the first company to develop a proportioning concept for firefighting…

25 Years of the AT – Rosenbauer’s most successful vehicle family

AT – the acronym stands for Advanced Technology and a success story spanning three generations. Twenty-five years ago, the Rosenbauer AT first saw the light of day, giving a resounding answer to the question of what a powerful, reliable and…

Search and Rescue dog Diesel wins ‘Animal of the Year’ award

SFRS Search and Rescue dog Diesel has been awarded ‘Animal of the Year’ at a ceremony recently held in London. Diesel, a 10-year-old springer spaniel was bestowed the accolade at the International Fund for Animal  Welfare awards. Hosted by TV…

RuggON – Next-generation SOL PA501

RuggON Corporation, a leader in the design and manufacture of rugged computers, is proud to introduce its latest Android rugged tablet, the SOL PA501 which they believe is ideally suited to the harsh environments firefighters and first responders are expected…

Scania – The UK’s first Scania L-series fire appliance goes to Humberside

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service has become the first UK fire and rescue authority to introduce a new generation Scania L-series fire appliance into service. Equipped with Scania’s all-new low entry cab, the vehicle carries an aerial ladder platform (ALP),…

Onspot Automatic Tire Chains – Shorten your response time

A critical measure of the effectiveness of first responders – firefighters, paramedics and police – is response time. Response time is the time required to arrive on scene from the moment an emergency call is received. An important factor to…

Cancer – The current epidemic in the fire service

More firefighters have been diagnosed with cancer in the last two years, then in the previous 10 years combined, sadly, one in three firefighters will die of cancer. With a minimum of nine Group 1 carcinogens in all fire, the…

Haztec International – Supplying an extensive range of emergency vehicle warning equipment

British manufacturer, Haztec International, returns to the Emergency Services Show with many new products from its extensive range of emergency vehicle warning equipment. Haztec offers seven separate lightbar ranges, all designed and built in the UK, including the latest R65…

Safe Drive Stay Alive: Working together to protect young drivers

Does your organisation run a safe drive campaign? If so, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS) want to hear from you. Many fire services across the country run Safe Drive Stay Alive or similar campaigns and this ‘emotional’ and…

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