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Unifire’s ONE app has a clever and intuitive touch-and-drag virtual joystick pad that controls the monitor’s speed and direction.
Advanced control systems for remote controlled monitors and robotic nozzles

At Unifire AB of Sweden (Unifire.com), technology is rapidly progressing in terms of controlling its…

Fingertip excavation at a fire scene.
Improving the standards and competency of fire investigators

Fire investigation can be one of the most complex forensic evidence types. The destructive forces…

Figure 1 Methods of LNG Bunkering.
LNG in your port – Part 2

In the first part of this article, which appeared in the June 2018 issue, we…

Tecniquitel’s office.
Bristol in Europe

Richard Cranham, International Sales Manager at Bristol Uniforms, looks back on 40 years of supplying…

2 Firefighters with MSA M1 SCBA.
The evolution of SCBA

The biggest barrier to firefighters trying to extinguish a blaze, or attempt a rescue within…

Large Class B obstacle fire.
Understanding class ‘B’ obstacle fire hazard situations

Fires occurring within industrial and commercial applications are commonly controlled and extinguished with portable fire…

Monitor in recycling plant.
Remote-controlled fire monitors for fixed firefighting systems

The requirement for automated firefighting is continuously increasing. Remote-controlled monitors, especially in combination with automated…

The 5-10-15-20-inch rule was devised when vehicles had fewer systems.
Airbag deployment during extrication

I have made a point of asking the question: ‘What is the most likely thing…

Pumps must be capable of flowing large volumes of water when extinguishing a lumberyard fire, and smaller amounts of water when extinguishing a dumpster fire.
The heart of your water pump: Impeller 101

A pump is the workhouse of an apparatus. Within this complex mechanism are many critical…

Figure 1: PYROVIEW thermographic camera in weatherproof enclosure.
Improvement of preventive fire protection at a tank farm

Tank farms are used for the storage of highly flammable and explosive substances; Consequently, preventive fire protection is of major importance. When rehabilitation of such a tank farm is planned, contractors often recommend extensive – and thus costly – measures. A fire-protection solution developed by TÜV SÜD demonstrates that an equivalent level of safety can also be reached with a far more cost-effective solution. A central role in damage limitation is played by early fire detection using thermographic cameras.

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.

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