Issue 54 – June 2017

Expectations and a higher level of standards
Expectations and a higher level of standards

When I joined the fire department, I held many expectations of how it was going…

The Emergency Services Show
The Emergency Services Show – UK Fire & Resilience offer showcased at The Emergency Services Show

Fire and rescue personnel and industrial brigades from around the world are invited to this…

dat®4070s-sys – 4 line 3/4 stage mass casualty decon shower system – mass casualty systems offered in 1 to 5 lines. Specify fsi Blue®.
FSI North America® – Review and update your decontamination shower systems capability

The attacks of 9-11 seem like just yesterday in the minds of most in the…

Two “Brutus” were recently supplied to the Zanzibar Civil Aviation Authority at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport based on Scania P460CB 6x6 HHZ chassis with a 5,500 mm wheelbase, a 460 hp Euro 5 diesel engine and a Scania CP28 double cabin. The trucks carry 12,500 litres of water, 1,500 litres of foam plus 300 kg DCP. Fire engineering consists of a Godiva GVB pump, an Elkhart Brass Cobra EXM remote roof mounted monitor and an Elkhart Brass Sidewinder EXM bumper turret.
Fire Raiders Limited – Proudly African, South African born and bred

Fire Raiders manufacture a comprehensive range of fire-fighting and crash rescue vehicles innovatively designed to…

Oshkosh
What’s new with… Firefighting vehicles

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

FL360 camera head configured for USAR operations Tablet, tablet mount, removable telescoping pole and headset.
Agility Technologies Corp – The first live streaming 360° technical rescue camera

Agility Technologies Corporation (ATC), was established with an ambitious mission to put the “Tech” back…

An example of the aftermath of a solar panel roof fire. Note that the undamaged solar cells are still producing dangerous amounts of DC electricity and have not been effectively isolated.
Solar panels and the DC danger zone – reducing risk factors – Part 2

In Part 1 of this article featured in the last edition we discussed the rise…

Unfortunately, the struggles with our day-to-day can’t be left at the job site. It comes home with us.
Firefighter mental health, resiliency, and ensuring you are mentally fit

PTSD. This acronym, slight and neat, has wreaked havoc upon those it afflicts. “I thought…

The course was delivered by acclaimed SAR technical adviser David Lane, world-renowned SAR drone researcher Gemma Alcock, and UAV Insight’s drone pilot Mickey Delahunty.
Rescue drone awareness and its impact on emergency response

The potential for drone technology in the realm of emergency response is undeniable and truly…

When used in conjunction with documentation, labels can be used to identify dangerous goods without the need to get close.
Air cargo – the dangers within…

So, there you are, sitting with your watch in the crew room after a quiet…

Felix 8x8 and Felix 8x8 Titan – Heavy Airport Crash Tenders. Titan 2700 HP, crew 1+4, water 15.000 liters, foam 1.600 liters, powder 250 kg, truck mounted pomp WISS-Ruberg E 100 10.000 l min – 10 bar, output monitor 20.
Special vehicles manufacturing from Poland

Special purpose vehicles are to be customized as much as possible. Unlike general purpose vehicles…

A team successfully extricating a live patient from the ‘Limited Pit’.
TERC USA – Transportation Emergency Rescue Committee

TERC is dedicated to providing todays emergency rescue personnel with the latest innovations, technology, and…

Thermal imaging monitors were used to regularly assess the fire risk at a fly-tipping site.
Fire Chief speaks of plight to fight illicit waste

Over recent months Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has faced significant operational demand at…

Cleanliness can be a critical factor in cancer prevention.
Train the brain: Clean gear could save lives

The grim statistics don’t lie: 68% of all firefighters develop cancer. These heroes use their…

The British Firefighter Challenge 2017

A new event involving Firefighters testing their skills and fitness to the limit started last…

The Rock Exotica Aztek developed in conjunction with Reed Thorne led the way in the modern era and has rightly become the leading high-strength ‘mini’ pulley system. Much larger and stronger than the CPS, it still manages to remain below 5 lbs/2.2 kg using the shorter rope option and provide 36kn/8000 lb MBS.
Mini pulley systems – a rope-rescuer’s multitool?

There’s nothing new about pulley systems that are small enough to put in a bag…

Decontamination shower in use by a first responder.
Cancer and the firefighter – how decontamination showers can help

Over the years the incidence of cancer among firefighters has been shown to be far…

The view from a head-mounted display using a virtual reality fire extinguisher simulator on a common kitchen grease fire.
Virtual reality technology is within fire department’s reach

New developments in technology have brought the capability for all fire departments to utilize immersive…

Fire-fighters can practice all kinds of tunnel fire scenarios close to reality in the International Fire Academy’s training facilities in Switzerland.
Tactical principles and techniques to optimize firefighting in tunnels

Tunnel fires are rare incidents, but they may have severe consequences: a lot of people…

When firefighters get fixated on physical tasks, it can impact their ability to see the big picture.
The Deadly Dozen: Twelve barriers that can impact situational awareness – Part 2

The research I have conducted over the past ten years has focused on the barriers…

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