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Foam transition is not as simple as “Foam Out / Foam In” – it must be assured that all components of the system are compatible with each other. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Cleaning fire extinguishing systems that have been contaminated by fluorine foam agents

The issue of cleaning fire extinguishing systems that have been contaminated by fluorine foam agents…

Fire Fighter makes a big splash in the Boston harbor with a dramatic water display. Image courtesy of Jonathan Smith/Pure Light Images
Fire Fighter: saving a celebrity in firefighting history

Fire Fighter, the world’s most award-decorated fireboat, sailed into Boston Harbor this June in celebration…

A large industrial area with specific risk profile: when it hits the fan, joint preparation is the strongest. Photos courtesy of BASF, Evonik, Port of Antwerp-Bruges and Antwerp Fire Service. All rights reserved to original owners
Partners join forces in network for industrial firefighting in Antwerp port area
The port of Antwerp-Bruges is an economic player on a global scale. Maritime, industrial, logistics…
The team attending an unexploded bomb in Kingston where the drone assisted the Police and Army for area assessment and scene safety. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
London Fire Brigade drone capability – from inception to the future

From December 2017 to September 2018 the London fire brigade investigated and implemented a drone…

Some turnouts may incorporate active posture design improvements to help firefighters achieve maximum flexibility. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Fitting advice: how to size your crew for turnout gear from head-to-toe

Selecting new turnout gear is a big decision for fire departments. No matter what gear…

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Propulsion systems in light vehicles

The propulsion systems that vehicles now carry have to be friendly to the environment and…

The TIC can be used to assess the extent of a hot spot once opened up with hand tools. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Selecting and using a thermal imaging camera for wildfire – Part 2

A thermal imaging camera (TIC) like any other item of firefighting equipment has limitations. This…

A Neptune Aviation Services BAe 146 is shown dropping fire retardant over an area severely burned during a wildland fire in the Western United States. The tankers can be called into play at any stage of a wildland fire, from initial attack to mop-up operations in order to secure natural or man-made fire breaks. Image courtesy of Neptune Aviation Services
Neptune Aviation Services repurposes regional jets for airtanker role

In 2017, Neptune Aviation Services replaced the last of its tanker-configured former US Navy, Cold…

In many ways, professional guidance is even more important than the donated equipment itself. Image courtesy of GESA Advisory Council member, Eulando Piñero, Puerto Rico
Donations – An Essential Guide: Part 2

Donations of Emergency Services equipment to the Global South come from all kinds of sources…

Figure 1. Foam Training at Queensland Fire Academy Whyte Island Brisbane. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
PFAS waste disposal in the fire service – Part 1
Cement kiln incineration offers an environmentally sustainable solution. Class B AFFF (aqueous film-forming foams) contain…
The Marshall Fire. Image courtesy of Getty Images Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Era of enduring risk: how insurers can better manage year-round wildfire risk 
There used to be a discrete, four-month span from late summer through early fall, when…
Robust labeling/Information on Flammable Drums. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Carriage and storage of ADR Class 3 within the dangerous goods supply chain 

This feature provides an updated insight into probably the largest ADR category of packaged (and…

Soiled breathing apparatus worn by firefighters attending an incident. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Cleaning up PPE

Since the pandemic, it has been well documented that firefighters’ personal protective equipment (PPE) needs…

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Reducing PFAS levels in firefighters by blood and plasma donation
Historically firefighters have been occupationally exposed to perfluoroalkyl substances such as PFOS, PFHxS and PFOA…
FireDos M12 Monitor with stepless variable flow, non-ballast, jet and fog. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Advanced hybrid firefighting solutions for major fire hazards

Firefighting technology is constantly advancing. This case study illustrates the latest technology in mobile firefighting…

Mitigating actions to provent incident escalation. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Well prepared for the heat of the moment
In the harbour of Rotterdam you will find the unique and realistic training centre of…
Side impact IIHS test. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
A true revised mindset on vehicle rescue and extrication

In looking over my career in emergency services, both as a provider and as an…

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Tools to help responders to do their work safely

In my first article I wrote about my project and dream to establish ‘one’ uniform…

We need to make sure every piece of donated equipment is truly ‘fit for purpose’. Image courtesy of GESA Advisory Council Member, Jesse Hunter (Ecuador)
Donations – An Essential Guide

Firefighters around the world may share a common commitment, but they don’t all have the…

Although ‘short-chain’ PFAS may be in the body for a shorter amount of time, that does not mean they are less toxic than ‘long-chain’ PFAS. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
The transitioning to fluorine-free foams

You know that Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) have been used for decades in the fire…

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