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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…

Figure 3. Images courtesy of Vigili Del Fuoco.
Expect building failure – firefighters must always expect and plan for worst-case scenarios

Fires in residential high-rise buildings present tremendous challenges to firefighters, where inappropriate structural design, construction…

Can Praxis is an equine-assisted therapy organization based in Canada, serving first responders with diagnosed occupational stress injuries. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Growing better responses to behavioural health

The duties we’re called to perform require our responders to step in front of traumatic…

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Training to be more fit for duty

Ask four different firefighters what it means to be fit for duty and you might…

Firefighters are preparing to make entry but are scanning the environment to gain more information prior to making entry. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Thermal imaging: breaking down the scan – Part 3

Thus far, we have learned how to properly interpret thermal data during a scan, we…

Fuel cell. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Hydrogen – the safety challenges of a cleaner future
As the world moves away from fossil fuels, hydrogen has become attractive as a clean…
Safe and controlled removal of the casualty utilising Paratech Bipod system and saviour stretcher. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Trench rescue: low-frequency but high-hazard incidents

Trench rescue incidents thankfully do not occur on a regular basis, but when they do…

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…

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