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A NVIS helicopter drops a load of water on a bushfire during the Australian summer.
Victorian fire agencies take collaborative work to the skies

One of Australia’s smallest states, Victoria is also one of the country’s – and the…

It is important to “train the trainer” during the delivery process once Site Acceptance Testing is complete. Using this approach, your team should have key personnel who can assist with training and education once the factory representative has completed their program. This ensures the message is passed on in the correct manner.
Buying high value equipment – The ins and outs of the procurement process – Part 2

So, you have been approved to spend some money. A lot of money for that…

Putting an end to bullying and harassment in the fire service

Bullying and harassment. These two words have become quite the buzzwords in recent years. Back…

The S 788 eWXT is a cutter that allows you to operate submerged in fresh water.
Hydraulic rescue – Reaching new depths

With our latest innovation, first responders now have the ability to literally plunge new depths…

ITC Deer Park Terminal Fire – This should have never happened?
Should we rethink the protection of petrochemical tanks in light of the ITC Deer Park Fire?

After the ITC Deer Park Incident, the industry urgently needs to discover what went wrong…

US Air Force Controller demonstrates the setup of the Guardian Escape System on his ATC Tower. Photo courtesy of High Rise Escape System Inc.
Air traffic control tower evacuation equipment

Anthonius Gunawan Agung died from his injuries after jumping from his ATC Tower. This 21-year-old…

Positioning the equipment in line with the aircraft recovery manuals in order to lift the aircraft safely.
The importance of being prepared for the recovery of disabled aircraft

Aviation remains one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The number of passengers…

Vaughan firefighters go door to door visiting homes to check for working smoke alarms/carbon monoxide alarms and give homeowners our fire safety messages.
Going door to door for fire safety

You seldom hear about the fire that was prevented, but these unheralded moments are our…

Amsterdam harbor: dry bulk, logistics, chemicals, tank storage (Oiltanking).
Mutual Aid initiative in the Amsterdam harbour to start in 2020

Recently, in the seaport of Amsterdam, the foundations have been laid for a new firefighting organization with a special character. The Amsterdam-Amstelland fire service, the Port of Amsterdam harbour authorities and 16 industrial companies based in the port area have joined forces in a collective fire service tailored to the risk profile of the industry and the port activities.

Mark43 CAD gives 911 call takers and responding units a modern, web-based solution for managing emergency calls efficiently and safely. Features displayed on the screens include bidirectional RMS sync, embedded AVL mapping, and live in-app messenger.
Cloud technology bringing fire service into the twenty-first century

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there were more than 1.1 million career…

TFT works with firefighters around the globe to understand the essentials of water flow and how to select the best tools for their needs.
Hard hitting nozzle types – Fact from fiction

Task Force Tips has engineered a test method to accurately measure the impact of a…

CFA has trained 350 new career firefighters that have been deployed to strategically important stations in metropolitan growth areas and regional urban centres.
Capability is key

Australia’s Country Fire Authority (CFA) is one of the world’s largest volunteer firefighting organisations with…

The sample sewing department has a step-by-step process for developing and thoroughly testing every single new product. Three samples are made here for every piece of clothing, in a range of sizes.
S-GARD – Firefighter protective clothing made in Germany

We would like to introduce you to a manufacturer that in recent years has become…

Is the existing A and B plan still relevant?
Extrication Planning – Part 2

In the previous article we looked at the initial stages of extrication planning and focussed…

Commissioning of large scale purchases takes time with planning and coordination to achieve the end results of proving the capacity and design of the equipment meets the expectations of the clients.
Buying high value equipment – The in’s and out’s of the procurement process

So, you’re in the market to make a purchase, maybe a large purchase at that.…

The SuperTanker has the unique capability to be anywhere in the world in 24 hours or less with one fuel stop.
Powering Global SuperTanker to suppress extreme wildfires

Wildfires are an unfortunate reality in California, and the Western United States. Larger and more…

Firefighters training on vehicle extrication after extinguishment in Chowchilla, California.
A look into the past and the future of advancements in the firefighting industry

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “We are not makers of history. We are made…

Commando – 24” PPV fan using High Flow Jet Technology generating expanded area Jetstream.
PPV – Arm yourself with knowledge

Positive pressure ventilation (PPV) has become a very common practice in the fire industry, and…

Firefighter monitoring the atmosphere after a structure fire.
Knowing your atmosphere

While some of us in the fire service are fortunate enough to have a dedicated…

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