Issue 49 – March 2016

Better procurement needed in fire and rescue operations

The need for fire-fighting and rescue organisations to optimise their costs is not a new…

Alistair Drayton Australian IC and Cameron Leary Australian Operations Section Chief are discussing control options with Dan Dykens, British Columbia Forest Service on the Cougar Creek Fire 247 in 2015.
International fire fighting, becoming the ‘norm’?

Dry winter conditions created a Canadian fire season which was dominated by an unusually large…

Applying solar to existing platforms, such as the AV Puma UAV below, could assist in the early detection of wildfires.
Solar power: Enabling new capabilities for emergency services

September 12, 2015: Lake County, California. A fire starts and expands rapidly just north of…

Evidence markers in a fire scene.
The case for training all responders in preservation of evidence

It is a rare firefighter who, in the excitement of a fire event, thinks of…

When Seconds Count: Disaster Relief using Augmented Reality

On Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 10:37 a.m. local time, a major mudslide occurred 4…

A firefighter’s energy usage increases by up to 15 percent when wearing fire kit.
Ergonomic personal protective equipment design saves lives

From turnout gear, helmet, gloves and boots, to self-contained breathing apparatus, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)…

Progressing from ‘pencils and notebooks’ to electronic records.
New Zealand USAR advances their technology capability

The USAR capability in New Zealand falls on the shoulders of the New Zealand Fire…

Fire and Rescue NSW – Planning for the Future
Fire and Rescue NSW – Planning for the Future

The delivery of Fire, Rescue and Hazmat services in today’s complex operating environment presents significant…

A typical RTC showing PPE and casualty care equipment in use.
Extrication – the importance of correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

So as the ‘shout’ comes in and you get dressed in the appliance bay ready…

Michelin is leading the way in recommending a switch to the larger 315/70 tyre size.
Where the rubber meets the road: the importance of tyre husbandry

A tyre failure is an inconvenience for a commuter looking to get to work on…

Fire services are prepared to tackle major chemical incidents, even though they are statistically much more likely to be called out for spills less than 1 litre in volume.
The value of proportionate advice in chemical incident response

Supporting global supply chains Fire services play a dual role in the global chemical supply…

Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) training for first responders: Part 1

Marine Firefighting Inc. has been training Mariners and Firefighters about Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) safety…

Firefighter PPE procurement – the essentials
Firefighter PPE procurement – the essentials

As high performance technical garments, firefighter protective clothing is required to deliver levels of protection…

Acting as the ‘eyes’ of the brigade, the portable ROV1 robot can be deployed to get closer to a burning building than is physically safe for firefighters.
How the UK fire service is revolutionising situational awareness

The latest advances in thermal imaging and gas detection now enable firefighters to interpret a…

Firefighters tackle a blaze during a training exercise at their specialist training ground at BAE Systems’ Warton site in Lancashire.
BAE Systems, Warton, UK – High-tech trainer keeps fire crews ready for action

For specialist firefighters at BAE Systems’ busy runway, the ability to hone their skills using…

VIKING Guardian – DuPont™ Nomex® partner develops suit innovation to protect firefighters
VIKING Guardian – DuPont™ Nomex® partner develops suit innovation to protect firefighters

DuPont™ Nomex® Partner VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has developed a ground-breaking suit concept incorporating DuPont™ Nomex®,…

Ewald Haimerl, CEO of HAIX.
HAIX Group – Proudly worn by firefighters in Germany and across the globe

Xaver Haimerl founded the HAIX company in 1948, establishing the first shoe factory in Mainburg,…

Scott Safety
Scott Safety – A game changer in decontamination is achieving a fire industry first

A new portable airborne and surface decontamination solution from Scott Safety is achieving a fire industry…

A stunning image highlighting the clean lines of the innovative Scania P360 CB6x6 HHZ airport crash tender supplied to Boolgeeda Airport in Western Australia.
Frontline Fire & Rescue Equipment – Australia’s leading manufacturers of firefighting and specialist Vehicles

Rio Tinto Iron Ore (RTIO) operate numerous mine sites around the thinly populated Pilbara region…

MetalCraft Marine
MetalCraft Marine – Congratulations to FDNY on the completion of their new FireStorm 70

FDNY has had a long history of serving the needs of their community dating back…

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