IFF Magazine Archive

A changing environment –revolutions in firefighter PPE

Firefighting is hot, hazardous, and let’s face it, grueling work. But believe it or not,…

PELI ATEX Lights – Guiding you safely through the danger zone

Since 1976, PELI has illuminated the world’s darkest and most dangerous places with specialized, professional…

Columbia Model CH-47D Chinook dropping retardant at the Rice Ridge Fire, Seeley Lake, in Montana, in 2017.
A day in the life of a Columbia Helicopters’ firefighting pilot

Columbia Helicopters, Inc., (Columbia) based in Aurora, Oregon, USA, has been fighting wildfires for 52…

The De-Wipe is also available in an extra large size so one wipe can be used for the face, neck and hands.
De-Wipe – The after-fire wipe for all responders

With recent research identifying the increased risk of cancer amongst firefighters, should all responders consider…

A NVIS helicopter drops a load of water on a bushfire during the Australian summer.
Victorian fire agencies take collaborative work to the skies

One of Australia’s smallest states, Victoria is also one of the country’s – and the…

FireTreks
FireTreks – Knowledge sharing with the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE)

For any industry, data and how we harness, process and share it, is key to…

Attack 750
Delta Fire Nozzles – Innovation, investment and new technologies

Innovation and technological advancements have driven industry forward at an unprecedented rate in recent years…

Every PBI fabric is inherently flame proof, providing protection that never diminishes.
PBI Performance Products – Setting the standard in firefighter protection

PBI Performance Products is setting new standards in firefighter protection around the world as more…

It is important to “train the trainer” during the delivery process once Site Acceptance Testing is complete. Using this approach, your team should have key personnel who can assist with training and education once the factory representative has completed their program. This ensures the message is passed on in the correct manner.
Buying high value equipment – The ins and outs of the procurement process – Part 2

So, you have been approved to spend some money. A lot of money for that…

Bristol Uniforms Headquarters.
An Interview with Roger Startin

Roger Startin is Joint Managing Director of Bristol Uniforms, a leading manufacturer of PPE for…

Putting an end to bullying and harassment in the fire service

Bullying and harassment. These two words have become quite the buzzwords in recent years. Back…

The S 788 eWXT is a cutter that allows you to operate submerged in fresh water.
Hydraulic rescue – Reaching new depths

With our latest innovation, first responders now have the ability to literally plunge new depths…

ITC Deer Park Terminal Fire – This should have never happened?
Should we rethink the protection of petrochemical tanks in light of the ITC Deer Park Fire?

After the ITC Deer Park Incident, the industry urgently needs to discover what went wrong…

US Air Force Controller demonstrates the setup of the Guardian Escape System on his ATC Tower. Photo courtesy of High Rise Escape System Inc.
Air traffic control tower evacuation equipment

Anthonius Gunawan Agung died from his injuries after jumping from his ATC Tower. This 21-year-old…

MSA host round-table event

Fire service professionals and industry experts gathered at the Fire Service College in Moreton-in-Marsh, UK,…

Positioning the equipment in line with the aircraft recovery manuals in order to lift the aircraft safely.
The importance of being prepared for the recovery of disabled aircraft

Aviation remains one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The number of passengers…

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…

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…

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