Issue 64 – December 2019

Crisis management: create meaning to stop the chaos

Navigating a multi-stakeholders environment Crisis management requires intellectual agility. A crisis often involves experts and…

James Bond has nothing on the Fire Service

You may have heard of the old James Bond movie entitled, From Russia with Love?…

Streamlight® Vulcan 180®.
Streamlight – A history of performance

Streamlight® Inc. are a leading provider of high-performance lighting devices offering a range of high-quality…

FireDos – Stands out as a specialist for monitors and proportioners for firefighting

The Germany-based company FireDos has become an established specialist in the field of designing and…

The first AT which was produced 25 years ago for Bad Mühllacken Fire Brigade in Austria.
25 Years of the AT – Rosenbauer’s most successful vehicle family

AT – the acronym stands for Advanced Technology and a success story spanning three generations.…

The PID department at Bristol Uniforms.
Protection by design

Bristol Uniforms has been at the forefront of firefighter PPE design for more than 60…

Diesel is rewarded with his favourite toy following a successful training exercise.
Search and Rescue dog Diesel wins ‘Animal of the Year’ award

SFRS Search and Rescue dog Diesel has been awarded ‘Animal of the Year’ at a…

Infrared imagery provides a clear view of hotspots and fires while RGB(color) imagery provides a highly detailed aerial view.
How precision imaging systems are improving efficiency

Every year, thousands of first responders are deployed to fires all over the world with…

RuggON – Next-generation SOL PA501

RuggON Corporation, a leader in the design and manufacture of rugged computers, is proud to…

Calgary Fire Department’s – indoor training facility. The unit pictured carries the cribbing for structural shoring and other rescue equipment.
Investigating the technical rescue variations between the UK and US

Between 2017 and 2018 I was fortunate to be awarded the Winston Churchill Fellowship allowing…

Firetreks – The journey so far

Five months into my journey and I have explored three wonderfully unique countries in South…

Several Pi Foam pressure vessels protecting a ring-walled gasoline tank in the background at an Oiltanking facility in Central Europe.
A new approach to extinguishing fires on combustible-liquid storage tanks

One of the trickiest challenges a fire fighter will ever face is a full-surface blaze…

The medical aspects of vehicle extrication is probably where we see the greatest international variance.
Is it time for a global approach to vehicle extrication?

Since the arrival of social media and the almost instantaneous exchange of thoughts, values and…

Rupture and explosion of a single battery cell.
Battery safety

Love them or hate them, batteries are an integral part of modern living. However, recent…

Cave rescuers communicating to the surface via the “Michie phone” earth return communication system, minus 250m below ground.
SAR in action: Deep cave rescue

A caver, who has suffered multiple injuries after a fall, is trapped approximately 300 metres…

Scania – The UK’s first Scania L-series fire appliance goes to Humberside

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service has become the first UK fire and rescue authority to…

Stringent building codes impact the selection of methods, tools and equipment used for cutting, breaching and breaking.
Disasters in the developed world

Spending much of the last 30 years involved directly or indirectly in the rescue-equipment business…

Protecting citizens and communities, the first responders are people that we unthinkingly rely on in a crisis.
Communicating in a crisis

Best practice communications are essential to major incident management. This article from Tony Gray, Chief…

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