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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,…

MSA Bristol’s XFlex PPE and RescueFlex jacket with Gallet F1 XF helmet.
MSA Bristol: Expert protection from head to toe

The new year marked a new era for two of the most respected and well-established…

Effective leadership is one of the keys to successful recruitment and retention of volunteers.
Trends in recruitment and retention: factors that impact Volunteer Fire Service staffing

Recruiting volunteer firefighters and EMS providers in the United States is a complex issue because…

Training using water at a major Australian airport.
Now AFFF is defunct, what’s the way forward?

As fluorosurfactants termed per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) used in firefighting foams since the 1960s…

USAR Team Portugal, loaded basket with equipment ready to deploy.
Getting in service quickly to provide help is the mission; making it happen is the challenge

The fire service today takes on more responsibilities and provides more special services than it…

Prior to Covid-19, this was your typical groups for apparatus training in large gatherings. Will we ever get back to this intimate level of training? That question remains…
Training during and after the pandemic: what some feel may be the new norm

As we started 2020, the pandemic was just getting a grip on the world and…

Outthink Wildfire™ is a comprehensive strategy from NFPA that lays out five key policy changes that need to be made at the federal, state, and local levels in the US to end wildfire destruction over the next 30 years.
Outthink Wildfire – Part 1
A bold new plan from NFPA calls for ending the destruction of communities in the…
3D technology and firefighter training

The global pandemic is generating changes to our daily lives that no one imagined could…

Illuminating smoke conditions and the fireground.
Illuminating the scene

One of the easiest tasks to overlook at emergency incidents is providing adequate scene lighting.…

Fire alarm control room under construction that shows a fire alarm panel and integrated system controls.
Fire-alarm systems: what you need to know about pre-incident planning and response

Responses to fire-alarm activations are common occurrences for fire-department personnel. Having knowledge of building fire-protection…

Post crash fire at a WRC event. Even without technology concerns, depending upon the type of motorsports, hazards can be significant if not addressed properly.
Today’s personal protective envelope for motorsports response – Part 2

The ramifications of hybrids and electrics in motorsports is a significant concern. These vehicles bring…

Three fans on the platform aimed towards the staircase. In the back, the inlet opening can be seen.
PPV as a support for firefighting in subways

Positive pressure ventilation (PPV) fans are widely used by the fire service during firefighting operations…

MSA Bristol’s social-distancing sizing mat.
Fit for action

Roger Startin of MSA Bristol looks at the importance of high-quality, well-fitting PPE and how…

Types of vehicular stabilization

Due to new technological advances in automotive engineering, both mechanical and electronic, and with the…

The risks of heat stress on a firefighter cannot be underestimated, it can leave your firefighting crews tiring more quickly.
How to choose structural firefighting gear that reduces the impact of heat stress

A firefighter needs to evaporate about 1 litre of sweat per hour to be able…

Remember, these are not numbers, but the faces and names of our brothers and sisters and their families left behind.
Post-traumatic stress disorder killed our firefighter… or did it?

This article is not to diminish the effects of post-traumatic stress on our brothers or…

Using high quality Class A foams, firefighters can create temporary protective blankets of protection on homes, vegetation and other surfaces, improving firefighter safety by giving them additional time to focus on active parts of the fire.
Despite advantages of using Class A foam to battle wildfires, use is down – that needs to change

The frequency and intensity of wildfires is on the rise around the world, and companies…

Response to last lap crash at 2019 Daytona 500.
Today’s personal protective envelope for motorsports response – Part 1

Ever since the late 1990s when hybrid vehicles took to the streets globally, we have…

Providing live fire training can be valuable for learning fire behaviour, flow paths, water mapping, thermal imaging and so on.
Organizational success for your next target hazard

As everyone across the world is watching, we are just past 12 months of dealing…

Figure 1: The items first ignited and associated percentage of cases.
Recommendations to reduce fire fatalities

From the previous phase of this work a number of recommendations were made to reduce…

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