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Inventor Ross Kemp demonstrating the use of the rescue float and tow line rescue tactic with Staff RBO Instructor Stuart Abbott. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Asap Water Rescue Jet Board: a new water and flood rescue tool

Professional Rescue is a training services company very interested in research, always scanning for innovative…

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Emergency lifting with levers – Part 2

Following on from the first part of this feature we will now explore the different…

An AFFF training exercise. AFFF has proven to be persistent in the environment and bioaccumulative since its inception. Image courtesy of Don Drent
Fire Departments stand down on the PFAS front

In Wisconsin, the Kenosha Fire Department stopped using a firefighting foam that contained PFAS chemicals…

The image below left is from a 160x120 sensor with horizontal FOV of 47°; the image on the right is from a 384x288 sensor with a FOV of 57°. The difference in both the sensor resolution and the FOV is evident. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Selecting and using a thermal imaging camera for wildfire – Part 1

For wildfire, the use of a thermal imaging camera (TIC) can have significant benefits. However,…

Photo of an immersive learning scenario involving three vehicles on the highway. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Immersive learning for the fire service
In May 2015 the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and National Institute of Standards and…
Long-range drones provide greater information to responders. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
The use of drones to tackle wildfires and why connectivity is key

Across the globe, destructive wildfires are becoming more common. Of the top 20 largest wildfires…

Directional heat patterns showed that the fire originated from the mosquito coil, which was left unattended by the family. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Uncovering the cause: Fire Forensics investigates Australian house fires

Our team at Fire Forensics are leading experts in fire and explosion investigation in Australia…

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…

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