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Vaughan firefighters go door to door visiting homes to check for working smoke alarms/carbon monoxide alarms and give homeowners our fire safety messages.
Going door to door for fire safety

You seldom hear about the fire that was prevented, but these unheralded moments are our…

Amsterdam harbor: dry bulk, logistics, chemicals, tank storage (Oiltanking).
Mutual Aid initiative in the Amsterdam harbour to start in 2020

Recently, in the seaport of Amsterdam, the foundations have been laid for a new firefighting organization with a special character. The Amsterdam-Amstelland fire service, the Port of Amsterdam harbour authorities and 16 industrial companies based in the port area have joined forces in a collective fire service tailored to the risk profile of the industry and the port activities.

Mark43 CAD gives 911 call takers and responding units a modern, web-based solution for managing emergency calls efficiently and safely. Features displayed on the screens include bidirectional RMS sync, embedded AVL mapping, and live in-app messenger.
Cloud technology bringing fire service into the twenty-first century

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there were more than 1.1 million career…

TFT works with firefighters around the globe to understand the essentials of water flow and how to select the best tools for their needs.
Hard hitting nozzle types – Fact from fiction

Task Force Tips has engineered a test method to accurately measure the impact of a…

CFA has trained 350 new career firefighters that have been deployed to strategically important stations in metropolitan growth areas and regional urban centres.
Capability is key

Australia’s Country Fire Authority (CFA) is one of the world’s largest volunteer firefighting organisations with…

The sample sewing department has a step-by-step process for developing and thoroughly testing every single new product. Three samples are made here for every piece of clothing, in a range of sizes.
S-GARD – Firefighter protective clothing made in Germany

We would like to introduce you to a manufacturer that in recent years has become…

Is the existing A and B plan still relevant?
Extrication Planning – Part 2

In the previous article we looked at the initial stages of extrication planning and focussed…

Commissioning of large scale purchases takes time with planning and coordination to achieve the end results of proving the capacity and design of the equipment meets the expectations of the clients.
Buying high value equipment – The in’s and out’s of the procurement process

So, you’re in the market to make a purchase, maybe a large purchase at that.…

The SuperTanker has the unique capability to be anywhere in the world in 24 hours or less with one fuel stop.
Powering Global SuperTanker to suppress extreme wildfires

Wildfires are an unfortunate reality in California, and the Western United States. Larger and more…

Firefighters training on vehicle extrication after extinguishment in Chowchilla, California.
A look into the past and the future of advancements in the firefighting industry

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “We are not makers of history. We are made…

Commando – 24” PPV fan using High Flow Jet Technology generating expanded area Jetstream.
PPV – Arm yourself with knowledge

Positive pressure ventilation (PPV) has become a very common practice in the fire industry, and…

Firefighter monitoring the atmosphere after a structure fire.
Knowing your atmosphere

While some of us in the fire service are fortunate enough to have a dedicated…

The benefactor of a near-miss will sometimes look at their outcome as resulting from luck. And sometimes it is.
Learning from near-miss events

Near miss, close call and near escape are a few of the terms used to…

ICAO requires a static tilt capability of 28° or 30° depending on whether the water tank capacity is greater than or less than 4500 litres.
Buying an aviation rescue firefighting (ARFF) vehicle

On 19 November 1987, I commenced my career in the field of Aviation Rescue and…

The Calco-team of Avebe and instructors at the final training day at the Spinel training center.
The connecting link between company and emergency services

The Netherlands accommodates about 400 companies that fall under Seveso regulations according to their risk…

Firefighters demonstrate teamwork during a training exercise aboard the USS John F. Kennedy.
The strains of ineffective leadership

As anyone who has ever donned a set of turnout gear and saddled-up on a…

The best policy is to lobby manufacturers for donations of ex-demo products or items with slight flaws that have no bearing on performance or safety.
Donations: An essential guide – Part 2

Following on from the first part of this article in the previous issue, in addition…

Live video streaming from bodyworn cameras worn by first responders at the scene significantly enhances the situational awareness of command teams in charge.
Protecting the protectors: ensuring firefighter safety with live video

A new law, the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill, is currently passing in the…

The need for more multi-agency training

Seldom if ever, is vehicle extrication carried out by a single agency. In every single…

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