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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.…

Sept. 23 2021 Dixie Fire, Lassen National Forest, California.
The future of fighting wildfires is drones

From California to Turkey to Australia, wildfires, also known as bushfires, are everywhere – and…

Jonathan Tate (Truck 6) and Reggie Taylor (Engine 21) catching up in between runs.
Food on the Stove is changing the culture of health in Washington, D.C. firehouses

Food on the Stove is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization founded to promote healthy lifestyle…

Starting top left and going clockwise. Paddington Rail crash (UK); LPG freight incident, Weyauwega, USA; Gulf rail network route; Grayrigg train derailment (UK).
Major rail incidents – how prepared are you really?

It is true that rail travel globally is officially the second safest mode of transport…

Rio Tinto Emergency Response Team donning PPE.
Firefighting PPE in the mining industry

Paul Gibson, International Sales Manager for MSA Bristol, a global leader of cutting-edge firefighter protection,…

The aluminized outer shell reflects up to 90% radiant heat, and the aluminised vapour barrier prevents the remaining infrared from penetrating the suit.
Firefighter safety, 30 years in the making

Safety. Comfort. Unless both are built into their protective clothing, no firefighter will be able…

Ogura BC-300BL Combi Tool can cut, pull, spread and squeeze/crush metal structures.
Portable hydraulic rescue tools 60 years on

Firefighters, police forces and urban search and rescue teams need the best tools for their…

Optical view of a firefighter conducting a scan prior to the firefighters making entry for VES.
Thermal imaging: breaking down the scan – Part 2

In Part 1 of our article, we discussed the importance of proper interpretation of the…

Studies will need to be constructed to consider what PFAS-containing firefighting foam does when covering or coating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Independently tested PPE contained more PFAS in the PPE textiles than as required by National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards according to a recent study.
The blood of firefighters, the first line of defence

Firefighters have been unaware of the toxicity of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals: although the…

The fire performance of fluorine free foam is trusted by municipal fire brigades across the world.
Firefighting with foam: approaching the transition to fluorine free

The flammable-liquid challenges that have existed in the high-hazard industries for over a century are…

Increased bandwidth can be provided by satellite when cellular coverage is poor.
Always-on communication for emergency services

The Middle East is no stranger to natural disasters, even if the types of emergency…

Outthink Wildfire – Part 2
Outthink Wildfire™ is a comprehensive strategy from the National Fire Protection Association that lays out…
The Portable Scene Light is a bright 5,300 lumen, portable and collapsible flood light that offers a run time of 4 hours when set to high intensity.
Setting the scene

Most of us can walk around our own homes in the dark with relative ease,…

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