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ARFF airport firefighting vehicle from S TEMPERA with FireDos front and roof monitor. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Why use CAF in ARFF?
Aviation has always been an industry with an increased potential for fire danger since powered…
The Devil’s Advocate by Steve Cavanagh. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
The mathematics, physics and chemistry of a BLEVE 

This feature provides readers with an insight into one of the most troubling incidents, the…

NeighbourinNeighbouring properties with high exposure to wildfire hazard in the 2018 Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles County are shown in the before-and-after images. The house at left had a solid 30ft buffer and relatively light vegetative coverage within 100ft. The house next door had vegetation encroaching well within 30ft and dense vegetation within much of the 100ft circle. Post-fire imagery shows the house with more defensible space largely intact, while its neighbour is destroyed. Images supplied by Author / Contributorg properties with high exposure to wildfire hazard in the 2018 Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles County are shown in the before-and-after images. The house at left had a solid 30ft buffer and relatively light vegetative coverage within 100ft. The house next door had vegetation encroaching well within 30ft and dense vegetation within much of the 100ft circle. Post-fire imagery shows the house with more defensible space largely intact, while its neighbour is destroyed.
Building a safer tomorrow
How a commitment to risk mitigation can help protect insurers, homeowners and communities from the…
Drone surveys a forest fire. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Future proofing firefighting with drone technology

The past two years have highlighted the growing pressures on the fire service to protect…

Wagons with chemicals close together on the railway yard Kijfhoek. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Protecting rail yards with new developments in fire fighting
The ultimate safety for firefighters: distant from the source. Railway yards, or marshalling yards, are…
Inventor Ross Kemp demonstrating the use of the rescue float and tow line rescue tactic with Staff RBO Instructor Stuart Abbott. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Asap Water Rescue Jet Board: a new water and flood rescue tool

Professional Rescue is a training services company very interested in research, always scanning for innovative…

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Emergency lifting with levers – Part 2

Following on from the first part of this feature we will now explore the different…

An AFFF training exercise. AFFF has proven to be persistent in the environment and bioaccumulative since its inception. Image courtesy of Don Drent
Fire Departments stand down on the PFAS front

In Wisconsin, the Kenosha Fire Department stopped using a firefighting foam that contained PFAS chemicals…

The image below left is from a 160x120 sensor with horizontal FOV of 47°; the image on the right is from a 384x288 sensor with a FOV of 57°. The difference in both the sensor resolution and the FOV is evident. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Selecting and using a thermal imaging camera for wildfire – Part 1

For wildfire, the use of a thermal imaging camera (TIC) can have significant benefits. However,…

Photo of an immersive learning scenario involving three vehicles on the highway. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Immersive learning for the fire service
In May 2015 the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and National Institute of Standards and…
Long-range drones provide greater information to responders. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
The use of drones to tackle wildfires and why connectivity is key

Across the globe, destructive wildfires are becoming more common. Of the top 20 largest wildfires…

Directional heat patterns showed that the fire originated from the mosquito coil, which was left unattended by the family. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Uncovering the cause: Fire Forensics investigates Australian house fires

Our team at Fire Forensics are leading experts in fire and explosion investigation in Australia…

Residential structure fires can create immeasurable amounts of dioxins as well as other hazardous substances.
Dioxins – the most hazardous substance in structure fire environments

Post-structure fire settings, especially those where plastics, synthetic materials, or household products made with polyvinyl…

Boeing 757-200PCF mail carrier.
Pre-fire planning

Fate favours the prepared. No matter the industry whether military, fire service, or business the…

Turbolöscher BASF Antwerp at Wetteren train derailment with chemical spills.
The power of turbine response systems: watermist for effective cooling and firefighting

Industrial fire brigades are showing increasing interest in turbine firefighting systems: turbines that generate a…

ICMS in Beirut Lebanon Explosion.
Integration of innovation and technology and USAR coordination in major disasters
The Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Coordination Mechanism introduced by the United Nations International Search…
A fire and rescue service incident commander communicates his brief to first responders during an exercise.
Developing non-technical skills in emergency response
Training for emergency responders (ERs), specifically technical training, is centred around ensuring responders in the…
Elements that form a lever
Emergency lifting with levers – Part 1

In many emergency situations firefighters will need to lift large weights to perform the rescue…

Outthink Wildfire – Part 3
To effectively reduce the threats from wildfire the government must increase resources for vegetative fuel…
During the ENDEX, participants ruck a set distance. Inclement weather, obstacles of mental fatigue and physical pain are secondary to completing the objective.
The Wedge: aggressive goal setting

The most crucial aspect of our work isn’t the finish line – it’s the aim.…

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