Issue 43 – September 2014

MSA Safety
MSA Safety

MSA introduced one of the first firefighting thermal imaging cameras over a decade ago. In…

Bullard
Bullard

Thermal imagers manufactured by Bullard are designed to endure the harshest environments to meet the…

Jean-Francois Bolduc
Being in the right place at the right time

As a photographer I usually find myself in a studio or on location undertaking photographic…

If only humans came with handles – the undiscussed cause of back injuries
If only humans came with handles – the undiscussed cause of back injuries

Anyone who has been in the Fire and EMS industry for more than a couple…

Building Consensus on Capitol Hill
Building Consensus on Capitol Hill

In 1987, a former firefighter named Curt Weldon was elected to the U.S. Congress. A…

The fine line of amateur pyrotechnics

The Fire and Rescue Service worldwide is well versed in the need for operational intelligence.…

Whether they be called volunteers
Whether they be called volunteers

Let’s face it, the basic response to any emergency, albeit fire, emergency medical service (EMS)…

Firefighting FoamAdvancements … Then & Now

It is often said that in order to shape the future you need to look…

Power Station UK Power Power Plant
Fire performance of Electric Cables

Electrical cables are frequently blamed by the media and fire authorities as the cause of…

Petroleum Storage Tank Facilities – Part 1
Petroleum Storage Tank Facilities – Part 1

In today’s fire service we tend to focus our pre-planning and training for the “bread…

Images courtesy of Fire Chief John Buckman III
The Stealth Killer of First Responders Part 1

Flawed situational awareness is one of the leading contributing factors in first responder near-miss and…

Vessel Fire Plans

In my previous article entitled, ‘Shipboard Basics’ I mentioned that one of the first things…

MSA Thermal Imaging Cameras

MSA introduced one of the first firefighting thermal imaging cameras over a decade ago. In…

FLIR K-Series camera image_700x500
Flir Systems Thermal Imaging Cameras

FLIR is a brand that has been well-known in the fire fighting sector for many…

Scotland’s seamless transition to a national fire and rescue service
Scotland’s seamless transition to a national fire and rescue service

It’s been an exceptional period of change for those of us working in the emergency…

See how UK fire and rescue crews tackle major incidents

Find out how the UK’s fire and rescue services have been responding to new demands…

Stacker Trailer Improves Water Rescue Response Time
Stacker Trailer Improves Water Rescue Response Time

It is no secret that in an emergency situation, mere seconds cans save lives. This…

The application of fireground intelligence - MSI IFF SCBA integration
The application of fireground intelligence

Firefighters need fast, reliable communications with clear audio, better safety systems and situational awareness to…

Guardians of the Mackintosh: Firefighters save world-renowned building in Glasgow from a devastating blaze
Guardians of the Mackintosh:

Firefighters save world-renowned building in Glasgow from a devastating blaze Scottish Fire and Rescue Service…

The Team Approach to Road Traffic Collisions
The Team Approach to Road Traffic Collisions

In my previous article I spoke about the role of the Incident Commander at an…

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