SUPRALITE Boots from GLOBE

The latest in Globe’s Structural Series – SUPRALITE™ – is even lighter and more flexible by design. The all-new and more aggressive outsole keeps the superior grip of our original while the uppers feature the world’s first use of DragonHide™…

Maintaining Officer Safety in a Tight Spot

Just one year before the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 and Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) came into force, the HSE prosecuted Tayside Fire Board for the death of a firefighter who was killed trying to rescue two men trapped inside…

21st Century Decontamination Where Are We Going?

There are few things more uncomfortable and more dangerous than working in a HazMat suit in a HazMat Danger area. There are also few things more exhausting. To the public HazMat Operatives seem rather like tame Martians oddly human shaped…

West Midlands Fire Service

A transformation of the firefighter’s traditional role is well underway at the UK’s West Midlands Fire Service, which serves 2.7 million people at the heart of England. The brigade, which is the country’s second biggest outside London, is establishing itself…

When quality counts – Lessons from New York

This year marks the 55th anniversary of Resusci Anne, the world’s most famous life-sized resuscitation manikin, who was created by Asmund Laerdal to help teach people CPR. Since the 1960s, how we practice CPR has changed very little but advances…

Copenhagen Fire Brigade benefits from drone support

By embracing new technology, Copenhagen Fire Brigade has secured a tactical overview within a few minutes of arrival at the scene of a catastrophic situation. Recently, they added drone support to their repertoire of advanced gear and are already taking…

Innovative approaches to PPE design

Whilst innovation is fundamental to driving progress through the adoption of new materials and product design, this can also be accompanied by increased costs as new, better performing materials are often intrinsically more costly to produce whilst improved manufacturing techniques…

POK – Delivering High Performance

Since its origins, 39 years ago, POK has always created and manufactured firefighting material that is innovative and high performing. The company’s desire to create and develop by passion, led us to become number one in France in our industry.…

Scott Safety – Breaking New Ground at Interschutz

Scott Safety, a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of personal and respiratory protective equipment, will be exhibiting at INTERSCHUTZ 2015 to reveal leading new ranges of respiratory protection and gas detection products for those working in high…

Seiz

In three attractive models, SEIZ® offers a whole family of technical assistance safety gloves at the same time. In addition to their ergonomic fit, excellent tactile sensitivity and high dexterity, all gloves have a KEVLAR® inner lining, offering powerful cut…

Vimpex

Vimpex, the specialist supplier of emergency services equipment for over 20 years, has launched a new advanced firefighter glove. The FX-1 MAX represents the latest and most modern development in firefighting gloves in recent years and uses PBI MAX –…

Glovecrafters

The Fire Armor is true three-dimensional form fitting glove with a curved finger design, inset thumb with enhanced finger dexterity. The one piece back shell is made from FR and water repellent 100% Kevlar knit fleece 7.5 oz. fabric with…

ESKA

The ESKA Flash Pro is known as all-rounder for technical rescue. The glove offers optimum cut protection and excellent grip and tactility even on smooth surfaces. The hard-shell knuckle protector additionally provides optimum impact and knock protection. The material Rescut™…

Pacific Helmets

Pacific Helmets (NZ) Ltd combines safety, comfort, quality, and style through the new Pacific structural firefighting helmet, the F10 MkV. With a Kevlar® and fibreglass composite shell, the F10 MkV is incredibly light and, like all Pacific Helmets, is designed…

Change and Opportunity – Are They One and the Same?

As a leader in a Fire and Rescue Service I regularly hear the saying that ‘the only thing that is constant is change’. Of course with the competing demands of public expectation against  a backdrop of enforced budget reductions the…

Improving Ice and Cold Water Rescue is a WISE Investment

Mark Bosse, chief of Poland (Maine) Fire and Rescue, recalls a dark night when his men repeatedly broke through the ice while trying to reach a victim 1,500 feet from shore. The rescuers, dressed in heavy gear, were physically drained…

New Car Technology: Part 2

Here is the follow up article on new car technology. This follows up where we left off from the last article and should give you some good information on vehicle safety systems. Seat Belt Pretensioners The first line of defense…

A Sensible and Proportionate approach to Health and Safety

The year 2014 was memorable for many reasons but for a health and safety professional working in the UK a definite highlight was the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act. This ground breaking piece of…

Petroleum Storage Tank Facilities – Part 2

In the previous installment we talked about the types of petroleum storage tanks, their locations, and common fire hazards. In this article we will discuss the various types of fires and the fire protection methods available. In the last article…

Sicor

Sicor, an ISO 9001 certified company, is one of the world’s leading producers of helmets for fire fighting, structural and wildland, technical rescue and rescue in mountains and from height. Over the years, Sicor has made major investments in human…

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