Issue 57 – March 2018

Challenge and inspiration in the fire service

At my first fire I almost killed another firefighter. I was ashamed of myself, sick…

Bristol’s new Particulate Protection Hood filters harmful smoke particles.
Bristol Uniforms – Safety in the hood

The first duty of firefighting PPE has always been to protect the crew from the…

Supon Turbo Jet Nozzle – used for achieving full flow and spray jets with flow rates of 100-500 l/min or 200-800 l/m.
Supon Bialystok – A leading manufacturer of valves, fittings and firefighting equipment

Founded in 1958 by the Association of Volunteer Fire Departments, which launched the Provincial Department…

Feumat – Fire Extinguisher Unforgeable Maintenance Advice in Technical process – FEUMAT®

Civil protection structures all over the world include early warning systems and monitoring against hazard…

CMC Rescue – Rooted in rescue, CMC marks 40th Anniversary

CMC Rescue, the California-based company that’s dedicated to helping save lives and keeping people safe,…

Fire Fighting Systems (FFS)

FFS has for many years, been the world leader in External Fire Fighting systems for…

Andy installing targeted drying.
Richfords Fire and Flood – Employment opportunities for Ex Firefighters

Richfords Fire and Flood are an unusual type of business. In fact few people know…

Fire Engine in Slovakia designed by WISS and fully automated by A+V Sp. z o.o. using Crestron Technology.
Crestron – Transforming training for Slovakian fire and rescue teams

Slovakian fire and rescue teams have fired up their creativity with the help of Crestron’s…

Efficient Cleaning like with the TopClean M should be state of the art today.
The hidden risks of firefighting

Firefighters live with risks by managing them effectively but the fact that these risks include…

Transponder installs in as little as five minutes to enable emergency vehicles to broadcast alerts. Also provides R2R™ (Responder-to-Responder) communication.
HAAS Alert is helping eliminate the #1 danger for first responders

A new tech company is working to help first responders avoid collisions through direct communication…

The standout feature of the system is remote-controlled ladder, master stream, lights and outriggers.
Under remote control

Utilizing state-of-the-art wireless remote controls, fire truck operators can carry out their duties with newfound…

Fire risk map assessing forest fire risk for population, assets and transportation network for Croatia (Copernicus EMS 2018 EU, [EMSN041] TILE11000: Population, Assets & Transportation Network at Risk Map – Forest Fires Risk Assessment (Overview)).
Copernicus EMS: helping firefighters from space

Copernicus Programme’s satellite-based information and mapping services can help in every step of the emergency…

Photo 7 – Confined spaces are found on all vessels.
Maritime terrorism on ferries and the land-based firefighter – Part 2

In Part One of this article we looked at some of the smaller commuter ferries…

“Alternative water supply resources” – In this photo provided by US Fire Pump you’ll see a high volume industrial pumper being supplied by their ERADS (Emergency Response Aquatic Deployment System) in a situation where the water source is not accessible by the larger, heavier vehicle. This system allows for a high volume water supply to continuously feed apparatus allowing for better placement and less hassle of trying to draft.
LNG and LPG Fires – The importance of selecting the right equipment!

Fighting LNG and LPG fires is not a simple task. Completely extinguishing these fires could…

UK Fire and Police teams working together
Blue light collaboration in control rooms – how far should it go?

The current political and financial pressures have lead all public bodies throughout the United Kingdom…

Proper water supply preplanning can ensure that all master streams will discharge at maximum efficiency.
Important considerations of water supply preplanning

Water Supply Preplanning is more than just knowing general hydrant locations and putting the “wet…

Aerones’ AX8 in flight after dropping a 60kg life-raft to mock casualties for skybound rescuer’s “Life Saving – The Future” video campaign.
The drone revolution: saving lives quicker and safer

Drones are increasingly used for search, but drones are capable of much, much more! This…

Figure 1 – Fire in a gas bus conducted as part of a reconstruction for the Swedish Accident Investigation Board
New risks for vehicles with alternative fuels

Fires in vehicles that are powered by alternative fuels when they are in underground facilities,…

The Crane Sling and accompanying devices are intended to be used by professionals fully trained in the relevant rescue and manual handling techniques.
A growing challenge for the emergency services

In the UK the number of plus size individuals being rescued by the fire service…

Active recovery methods such as foam rolling accelerate the recovery process.
Firefighter health and fitness: A comprehensive approach

Dedicating yourself to a lifestyle of health and fitness is more than just “working out.”…

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