Issue 63 – September 2019

Invest in the dream

The “bravest”. That is what our cities call us. The bar of expectations is set…

Prometheus stealing fire from the gods gifts the knowledge to humans who are cursed never to completely control it.
Prometheus Paradox

According to Greek mythology, Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to humans.…

Road sense

Facing a scourge of distracted drivers, first responders have a new reason to make roadway…

Enhancing traction and reducing braking distance on snow and ice and in forward or reverse.
Onspot Automatic Tire Chains – Shorten your response time

A critical measure of the effectiveness of first responders – firefighters, paramedics and police –…

A lightweight particulate barrier hood that offers breathability, protection and comfort.
Cancer – The current epidemic in the fire service

More firefighters have been diagnosed with cancer in the last two years, then in the…

Fire service vehicle in Hong Kong.
Haztec International – Supplying an extensive range of emergency vehicle warning equipment

British manufacturer, Haztec International, returns to the Emergency Services Show with many new products from…

Responders working together at a road traffic collision.
Safe Drive Stay Alive: Working together to protect young drivers

Does your organisation run a safe drive campaign? If so, West Sussex Fire and Rescue…

Sentinel, equipped with a water cannon and a thermal camera.
TECDRON – Technical assistance and firefighting robots to increase firefighters’ safety

TECDRON, a Design & Engineering office based in France, has announced the launch of a…

Unifire’s ONE app has a clever and intuitive touch-and-drag virtual joystick pad that controls the monitor’s speed and direction.
Advanced control systems for remote controlled monitors and robotic nozzles

At Unifire AB of Sweden (Unifire.com), technology is rapidly progressing in terms of controlling its…

FFs Anchor and Hold to keep WUI Fire from advancing through neighborhood.
Wildland fire command and control

Wildland fires in California have quickly made its way to being a household conversation year-round.…

The UKFSC 2019 fleet heading off to the start line.
UKFSC 2019 – a very good year

This year’s United Kingdom Firefighters Sailing Challenge (UKFSC) took place on 13–16 May with the…

DuPont’s European Technical Center where the new Thermo-man® burn test unit underwent inaugural testing as part of a customer event.
DuPont – Inaugurates new Thermo-Man® burn test unit

DuPont recently inaugurated the new Thermo-Man® burn test unit at its European Technical Center (ETC)…

Fingertip excavation at a fire scene.
Improving the standards and competency of fire investigators

Fire investigation can be one of the most complex forensic evidence types. The destructive forces…

Figure 1 Methods of LNG Bunkering.
LNG in your port – Part 2

In the first part of this article, which appeared in the June 2018 issue, we…

Tecniquitel’s office.
Bristol in Europe

Richard Cranham, International Sales Manager at Bristol Uniforms, looks back on 40 years of supplying…

2 Firefighters with MSA M1 SCBA.
The evolution of SCBA

The biggest barrier to firefighters trying to extinguish a blaze, or attempt a rescue within…

Large Class B obstacle fire.
Understanding class ‘B’ obstacle fire hazard situations

Fires occurring within industrial and commercial applications are commonly controlled and extinguished with portable fire…

The West Midlands Fire Service Extrication Challenge at The Emergency Services Show in 2018.
The Emergency Services Show 2019 – A Showcase of Technology and Collaboration

Visitors to this year’s Emergency Services Show can source the very latest kit and discover…

Monitor in recycling plant.
Remote-controlled fire monitors for fixed firefighting systems

The requirement for automated firefighting is continuously increasing. Remote-controlled monitors, especially in combination with automated…

The 5-10-15-20-inch rule was devised when vehicles had fewer systems.
Airbag deployment during extrication

I have made a point of asking the question: ‘What is the most likely thing…

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