Issue 47 – September 2015

Various internal configurations and hazards. Image courtesy of James Hyles.
Confined Space Rescue Operations

Rescue operations place special demands on the Emergency Response Team (ERT). The ERT must balance…

Images courtesy of Dräger.
Innovations in Breathing Apparatus – Fit for Operational Effectiveness

Breathing apparatus (BA) has come a long way over the years. Some things however never…

The system has the ability to provide multiple scenarios.
Training Simulators: Risk-Free, Realistic and Programmable

Today, simulators are being used in an ever-increasing number of areas, particularly when real-life training…

Inside Task Force Tips

The month of June saw a very busy trade show schedule for the team at…

Counting the Uncountable…

Walking around the exhibition halls at several large fire service conferences this summer reminded me…

Bureau Veritas Fire Science department helps LFB to better understand the causes of fire. Image courtesy of Bureau Veritas.
Uncovering the Chemistry Behind the Forty-Year Relationship

As any firefighter will know, understanding the cause of fire is a crucial factor in…

A Personal Emergency ID regime immediately makes information available to first responders.
The Strategic And Operational Benefits Of Personal Emergency ID

After saying goodbye to his wife that damp, cloudy Tuesday, Bob got into his truck,…

A firefighter rushes an injured boy to a waiting ambulance after being injured in a house fire. Image courtesy of www.firstresponderwellness.com.
The Bulletproof Spirit – Part 1: Emotional Survival Training to Insure Wellness

What was the worst call you have ever been on? How many different ways did…

The Insight Robotics wildfire detection robot uses smart algorithms and a Geospatial Intelligence System (GIS) to locate a fire and alert the response team. Image courtesy of Insight Robotics.
Innovation In Early Wildfire Detection: Robots That Monitor The Forest 24/7

As governments and firefighters attempt to switch spending and efforts from wildfire suppression to prevention,…

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Work-related Stress and Mental Health Issues in the Fire Service

Once upon a time the leading cause of absence from work was musculoskeletal complaints: bad…

Image courtesy of Krusepak.
Krusepak – Innovative and Proactive in Increasing Firefighter Safety

The fire service has always prided itself on attempting to be proactive versus reactive. So…

Beautiful machined finish with seven color options. Image courtesy of Badaxx.
The BADAXX – Innovation Ensures the Advancement of Fire and Rescue Service

It seems almost every aspect of this industry has kept pace with changing technology, from…

FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems is adding the K2 and K65 to its industry-leading lineup of K-Series thermal imaging cameras that provide firefighters…

Dräger
Dräger

A trusted and loyal partner to the fire and rescue service for generations, Dräger’s ATEX and UL approved thermal…

MSA Safety
MSA Safety

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

Scott Safety
Scott Safety

As a world leading provider of advanced thermal imaging equipment to the fire industry, Scott…

Bullard
Bullard

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

Image courtesy of Gary Parkinson.
The New Carmichael Cobra 3 Airport Firefighting and Rescue Vehicle

The United Kingdom’s most diverse manufacturer of firefighting and rescue vehicles Amdac Carmichael Limited was…

On July 26, 2010, a 59-year-old male volunteer fire chief (victim 1) and a 67-year-old male volunteer firefighter (victim 2) died from injuries sustained after they were ejected when their engine was involved in a crash and rolled over. Image courtesy of William Peterson.
Fire Apparatus Crashes Involving Firefighter Fatalities

Fire apparatus are designed to get equipment and firefighters safely to a blaze so that…

Driving the bus with ongoing leakage to a place of safety. Image courtesy of Fire and Rescue Greater Gothenburg.
Biogas-powered Buses and Decision Making During Incidents

All over the world, new alternative fuels are emerging to replace fossil fuels such as…

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