Issue 44 – December 2014

Global Progress on PPE Standards

Delegates from around the globe helped to ensure that international standards for PPE took a…

New State of the art Fire Behaviour training centre

The Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service (DSFRS) Academy’s Fire Behaviour School is based…

The Stealth Killer of First Responders: Part 2

In the previous issue we discussed the definition for situational awareness and shared some examples…

Firefighting Foam – Making Water Wetter

As a largely misunderstood firefighting tactic, the use of foam has at times been confusing…

The push for clean PPE and Healthy Fire Fighters

In the past decades, firefighters have been glorified for their tough and dirty exteriors that…

Russian Helicopters Airborne Fire Brigade

As skyscrapers increasingly dominate city skylines across the world, firefighters are being equipped with helicopters…

The Millennials are Coming
The Millennials are Coming

From fighting fires to onboarding Millennials, times are changing. Embrace the changes. Over the past…

Video Fire Detection – A New Affordable Solution

UK Fire losses have substantially increased over recent years and are now regularly exceeding £1 Billion…

Thermal Imaging Cameras – the Future of Firefighting?
Thermal Imaging Cameras – the Future of Firefighting?

The price and way we use thermal imaging technology is changing significantly. What does that…

Airport firefighting – protection and training for unique hazards

They happen rarely, but when they do, air accidents at or near airports present rescuers…

There’s No LNG In My District … Think Again!

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has been in use for many years. In the past it…

Are You Ready for the Next Disaster? This article aims to answer one simple question and that is,“How do I prepare my department or organisation to respond to the next natural disaster that will affect my country or community?”
Are You Ready for the Next Disaster?

This article aims to answer one simple question and that is,“How do I prepare my…

Leadership & Lifelong Learning for Officer Development The competent fire officer must be guided in their decision-making by a combination of knowledge, skill, and experience. As a means to enhance experience and support professional development, fire service leaders should embrace the concept of Lifelong Learning.
Leadership and Lifelong Learning for Officer Development

The competent fire officer must be guided in their decision-making by a combination of knowledge,…

Picture 1. The yellow shaded areas are where the manufacturer has used high strength-low alloy steel.
New Car Technology: Part 1

“The cars we are cutting up in the junk yards aren’t the cars that are crashing on…

Crucial role for FloodSax on the emergency frontline
Crucial role for FloodSax on the emergency frontline

The sandless sandbags are so easy to store on the appliance yet can be used…

Image courtesy of Scottish FRS
Fire and Ice

We all know what a danger fire can be. But have you also considered what…

Drugs and alcohol and what is it to the Fire Service?

How often have you been involved in a nasty incident when you suspect it was…

High volume fire boat for Melbourne Fire Brigade.
Trends in High Volume Pumping

Trends in the fire industry are slow but persistent. When I started in this industry…

Rotterdam-Rijnmond Fire Brigade chooses TEXPORT
Rotterdam-Rijnmond Fire Brigade chooses TEXPORT

At the end of 2013, the product quality that TEXPORT® delivers won over yet another…

Continued Global Growth For PBI
Continued Global Growth For PBI

PBI Performance Products is enjoying continued growth across Europe as more fire and rescue services…

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