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Major upgrade to Tresco Heliport Fire & Rescue Service

Tresco is a small, family-run island measuring approximately 3.5 kilometres by 1.75 kilometres wide! It’s…

Community Fire Safety

This article discusses common mistakes made by our communities and what can be done to…

Carbon Monoxide detection in parking garages

Nowadays parking garages have become widespread with increase of the population and vehicle usage. Parking…

Coronavirus Could Cost World $1 Trillion, Analysts Predict. (2020, February 25).
Surviving the unknown – safety through disaster

Disaster. Crisis. Disease. Horror. While the multitude of humans avoid these like a plague, pun…

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service attend car fire.
In safe hands

Regulations and standards keep firefighters safe and provide reassurance that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is…

Firefighters training with AFFF on an aircraft fire.
Researchers received a $1.5 million grant from FEMA to study firefighter occupational exposures to “PFAS chemicals”

Researchers are investigating current exposures to PFAS chemicals, including from aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) and…

Transitional fire attack prior to making entry.
Using geographic information systems (GIS) and analytics in the fire service

Some of the most important tools for fighting fires include advanced protective gear and state-of-the-art…

2020 Model Chevrolet Bolt engine bay.
Operational concerns involving Electric and Hybrid Vehicles at vehicle related incidents – Part 1

One of the largest concerns today dealing with vehicle related incidents revolves around the electrification…

Fig. 1: Tank farm fire at Deer Park, Texas, USA.
Use of foam for firefighting in tank farms of the oil and petrochemical industry – Part 1

Tank farm fires in the oil and petrochemical industry do not occur often. When they…

How will the structure and external parts of a building be competently risk assessed?
The Fire Safety Bill 2020: Will it deliver safer blocks of flats?

The Fire Safety Bill 2020 is the result of the Government’s promise of “implementing and…

The sacrifices and safety of front line workers including firefighters, EMS and law enforcement have been applauded the world over.
The response community is feeling the effects of COVID-19 now and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future

At the very end of December 2019, the World Health Organization office in China received…

Specific fire scenarios in a large pump pit give specific demands for water and foam.
Risk-based dimensioning of industrial fire services in the Netherlands
Industrial firefighting is a highly specialised area of incident response and differs in many ways…
Flammable product in 205 litre steel drums.
Flammable liquids held in a depot, warehouse, production plant or within the supply chain

When a team from the Fire and Rescue Service are called to an incident at…

AH-1 Cobra, Attack Helicopter.
Back to basics – The importance of the point man during ground emergencies

Say what you want about ARFF operations but for the majority of my career I…

More safety against fire – EmiControls presents an innovative way of fire protection with water mist turbine

The Italian company EmiControls has been working on innovative fire protection solutions worldwide since 2011.…

Solar image showing loop-like magnetic field structure erupting from the sun carrying ionised gas.
Space weather: The modern natural hazard

Since the dawn of the ‘Space Age’ in the late 1950s, we have become increasingly…

Focusing on back health is the key to long and active career.
Workplace safety, performance and back health

In the emergency services, safety and performance must be top-level. Many factors play a role…

Consultants who practice what they preach ensure that their recommendations have a tangible impact. Above, the consultants put on their fire gear and show how the principles they taught are put into practice.
Who does the fire and rescue service call when they need help?

Your Service has come under the spotlight because of a major incident. The government is…

Rapid Intervention Vehicle at Riffa Fire Station.
Focus on Bahrain Civil Defence

Des Tidbury QFSM, Advisor to Civil Defence, Bahrain Ministry of the Interior. illed with excitement…

Thermal imaging – understanding high and low sensitivity

This short article is an attempt to clarify a few misconceptions in regard to fire-service…

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