Issue 52 – December 2016

Health and safety are critical to firefighter success

Too often firefighters and emergency medical responders subscribe to the belief that they need to…

NFPA In-Command® First-In Emergency Signaling and Automated Accountability System.
Grace Industries Inc. – NFPA Compliant SuperPASS®5, SuperPASS®5X, and TPASS®5

Grace Industries Inc. is pleased to announce the new “one of a kind” NFPA compliant…

The Unifire Force 50 robotic nozzle with high-precision accuracy and industrial robot BLDC motors.
Unifire – Swedish solution for high-rise building fires

Swedish fire fighting nozzle specialists, Unifire AB, have developed what may very well usher in…

What’s New with… Nozzles and Monitors

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

Father and daughter clearly demonstrating inter-generational loyalty being passed on.
Loyalty: the firm foundation for an effective fire department

Many times during my career I have been accused of being just a bit too…

Preparing for a protracted USAR drill at Merlo San Luis.
Ballyclare donates to Argentinian Fire and Rescue Services

Ballyclare is always pleased when we are able to support the fire and rescue community.…

Electronic proportioning systems and CAFs allow to use highly concentrated products.
Firefighting foam concentrates – the constant evolution: Part 2

The foam concentrate is a mixture of different raw materials such as solvents, salts, corrosion…

Tunnel/Shaft simulation 600mm diameter provides sensory perceptions.
Hazards of confined space

Fatalities attributed to confined space working are still significant. There are many studies and statistics…

NVFC Chair and volunteer firefighter Kevin D. Quinn participated in a firefighter physical in July as part of a visit to the Cherryville Fire Department in North Carolina. The physical led to the discovery of a heart condition Quinn was previously unaware of.
Make the commitment to be a heart-healthy firefighter

Most firefighters, emergency medical personnel, and rescue providers pride themselves on being ready for the…

While using the Mobile Aircraft Fire Trainer (MAFT) to simulate a hard impact landing with breached fuel tanks, ARFF Trucks Red-6 and Red-8 moves into position to conduct firefighting operations.
Developing in-house training for CFB Suffield Fire Services

Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Suffield is located in Southeast Alberta, approximately 50 kilometres west of…

Gary Laird addressing delegates.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

Ensuring the right culture is in place is crucial for fire safety within a workplace.…

Everbridge’s mass notifications function enables control rooms to send out targeted alerts to response teams to inform them of an emergency.
How can communications technology improve emergency responses?

In the event of an emergency, effective communication is vital to ensure an organisation’s timely…

Passive screening by a monitor attached to equipment that always goes along is the best way to be safe in emergency response.
HCN and CO in firefighting and emergency medical services

Smoke and gases generated in today’s fires are more dangerous than they’ve ever been. Thankfully…

Chauncey Naylor takes participants through their next scenario on the fireground.
Xtreme fire training with the best in the business

Williams Fire & Hazard Control hosted its world renowned XTREME Industrial Fire & Hazard Training…

The Zenith drone platform is a popular choice for emergency services teams due to its versatility and ability to operate in harsh environments.
Drones are changing fire fighting operations worldwide

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) used to be the remit of the military and sci-fi films.…

Fire authority (below) employs a Kestrel Weather Meter to accurately gauge fire behavior and adjust tactics.
Fast and accurate environmental information is critical to firefighters

When fighting wildland fires, information is power. Fire behavior is driven by topography, fuels and…

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