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Post electric vehicle fire: The EV being winched into a container for post extinguishment cooling and isolation.
Operational concerns involving Electric and Hybrid Vehicles at vehicle related incidents – Part 2

The true concern with these vehicles is not extrication but fire. We already have vehicles…

Emergency services and accountability

First responders are highly trained individuals who are taught to be observant on the scene…

Firefighters assigned to the South Carolina Air National Guard train for an aircraft fire.
Crisis planning: Establishing a reserve corps

For months, the world has grappled with a crisis of staggering proportions, the havoc imposed…

Latest generation of watertight LUKAS Spreader: SP 333 eWXT (2020).
Battery powered rescue tools

“This is much heavier than our previous equipment”, “And what do I do if I…

Link to digital image of remote pilot from the Airborne International Response Team preparing to fly.
Public Safety Drones: A Global Perspective

The use of aerial drones in firefighting and public safety are growing much faster than…

At its simplest, ‘if you are not in the building on fire, then the fire cannot hurt you’.
Public alerting system for tower block residents

The tragic events at Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017, when 72 people lost their…

Firefighter using Panasonic rugged devices.
Fire services: Device health is critical for firefighting

The use of technological innovation has always been a big part of a firefighter’s arsenal…

Air Seperation Plant (c) 2015 Linde Gas.
Compressed and Liquified Gases

When Fire and Rescue are called to restore order at an industrial site, such as…

Los Angeles County fire chief directs wildfire operations from a mobile command center.
Advances in communications and emergency warning technology bolster safety for firefighters and the public

The Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters recently reported that in 2019, 396…

Firefighting foam action in Wisconsin

Water contamination issues from PFAS are creating pressure on the fire service to make changes…

Occupational firefighter concerns on PFAS: What do Dockers® pants and the precautionary principle have to do with firefighting foams and firefighters?

Occupational firefighter concerns on PFAS: What do Dockers® pants and the precautionary principle have to…

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…

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