Issue 50 – June 2016

Welcome to the June 2016 Edition of International Fire Fighter Magazine

It is hard to believe that this is Issue 50 of International Fire Fighter, it…

Damage from Asian Tsunami 2004.
Planning for catastrophic disasters

The hallmarks of catastrophic disasters are death and destruction, large scale disruption of communities and…

Monitoring practices of firefighter safety when working in the heat

Firefighters work hard, in environments characterised by high levels of ambient and radiant heat. To…

Fire fighters pictured during the the incident at Buncefield.
No smoke without fire water: it’s time to close in on pollution containment

It’s a surprising fact that the most likely environmental damage caused by fire at an…

Optimising the chances of survival for the lone fire fighter could be critically important in some situations.
Ensuring fire fighter safety in emergency responder scenarios

Fire and rescue personnel can face serious danger in a variety of situations but particularly…

The angle and speed of the water jet condition the water dispersion pattern and droplet size.
Offensive fire attack – Variables that interfere with the fire gases outlet: Part 1

Offensive fire attack, or transitional attack, is an increasingly technique used in Fire Services around…

Members of the Victoria Country Fire Authority with Police and Ambulance personnel at a CBRNe training session.
Multi-agency (Integrated) CBR capability

The importance of M during major events cannot be under estimated in this world of terrorism…

Crews ensuring the PPV fan is properly placed before entry. 
Making the attack positive

Positive Pressure Attack (PPA) is a useful tactic to have for structural firefighting. Before we…

What’s New With… Personal Protective Equipment
What’s New With… Personal Protective Equipment

With the greatly increased emphasis on firefighter safety, the leading manufacturers have boosted their research…

Cryogenic burns possible to unprotected tissue upon contact with LNG. Firefighters full PPE can protect against small splashes.
Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) training for first responders: Part 2

In Part One we discussed the First Responder training I provided for Jacksonville Florida. Their…

Locating radiation sourcewithin a set of buildings.
Radiation. Don’t run away from it! Train with it!

How can we better our understanding? How can we realistically train? How can we have…

SEIZ® Fire-Fighter Premium is the world’s best-selling firefighters glove.
Latest glove technology and what’s important in gloves

Gone are the days when OSH is accompanied by monstrously bulky clothing and severely restricted…

Big Flow system involves pump sets, extra-large diameter hoses and high capacity monitors.
A challenging time for selecting foam

There has never been a tougher time for fire professionals to make decisions about which…

Firefighter Wayne Roe: My experience of life as a Big Issue seller

Recently I was lucky enough to take part in Vendor Week supporting the Big Issue…

Rural Metro firefighter’s Derrick Kaucher and Lt. Eric Knoefel cooling at a working structure fire in Knoxville, TN.
HeatSeeker Technology & Design – Making a commitment to save the lives of firefighters’

HeatSeeker Technology & Design, LLC, based in Knoxville, TN, has made a commitment to save…

The UK Fire & Rescue Services’ most trusted brand of TIC
Argus Thermal Imaging Cameras – The UK Fire & Rescue Services’ most trusted brand of TIC

With extensive knowledge of customer needs, argus innovations are always designed with the user in…

The Emergency Services Show Prevention and learning joint response
The Emergency Services Show – Prevention and learning joint response

Lessons Learnt from past incidents and the move from response to prevention will be key…

Ziegler – 125 years of quality, reliability and innovations
Ziegler – 125 years of quality, reliability and innovations

As one of the world’s leading producers of fire fighting vehicles and equipment, Ziegler thinks…

FERNOs ArachniPOD performs within any technical rescue scenario. Also shown are the FERNO Rescue Centerpoint Harness and Traverse Titan litter.
FERNO Rescue – Total solutions for rescue equipment for the professionals that use it

FERNO is the global leader in pre-hospital emergency care solutions serving emergency services, including EMS,…

DuPont™ Nomex® Game-changing firefighter protection
DuPont™ Nomex® – Game-changing firefighter protection

Based on the Nomex® brand that has been trusted by firefighters around the world for…

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