Issue 63 – September 2019

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…

Pumps must be capable of flowing large volumes of water when extinguishing a lumberyard fire, and smaller amounts of water when extinguishing a dumpster fire.
The heart of your water pump: Impeller 101

A pump is the workhouse of an apparatus. Within this complex mechanism are many critical…

Battery fans continue to evolve. The most recent evolution is Super Vac’s newest battery fan, powered by DeWalt or Milwaukee batteries, which works with departments’ other battery-operated tools.
Versatility in ventilation

When it comes to fire ventilation, there’s no one-size-fits-all tactic — simply because there’s no…

Figure 1: PYROVIEW thermographic camera in weatherproof enclosure.
Improvement of preventive fire protection at a tank farm

Tank farms are used for the storage of highly flammable and explosive substances; Consequently, preventive fire protection is of major importance. When rehabilitation of such a tank farm is planned, contractors often recommend extensive – and thus costly – measures. A fire-protection solution developed by TÜV SÜD demonstrates that an equivalent level of safety can also be reached with a far more cost-effective solution. A central role in damage limitation is played by early fire detection using thermographic cameras.

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