Issue 65 – March 2020

INTERSCHUTZ USA 2020 – The latest training, the best equipment and the newest technology

First responders and related personnel need access to the latest training, the best equipment and…

Solar image showing loop-like magnetic field structure erupting from the sun carrying ionised gas.
Space weather: The modern natural hazard

Since the dawn of the ‘Space Age’ in the late 1950s, we have become increasingly…

Australian conditions demand adaptation

As I write this, the state of Victoria in Australia, is again facing significant weather…

Learning from assembly occupancy tragedies

On December 4, 2009, partygoers packed the Lame Horse, a nightclub in the Russian city…

Packexe SMASH makes for faster, safer and more efficient extrication.
Packexe Smash – A decade of success

Following a successful decade since the introduction of Packexe SMASH, Packexe are returning to FDIC…

XFlex
Bristol In Stock – New stock PPE styles for structural firefighting

Bristol Uniforms is a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of protective clothing…

Kuwait Firestorm 50 at 44 knots.
MetalCraft Marine – Deliver their 18th NFPA Type III Fireboat in 14 years

In 2015 the Kuwait Fire Services Directorate (KFSD) ordered their first FireStorm 50’, along with…

Fire Lion Global – Foam pumps – the new challenge

Globally the fire fighting products, tactics and the actual hazards themselves continue to evolve. New…

Firefighters in rural New South Wales look on as the bush fire smoke billows into the sky. More than 2,500 buildings have been destroyed by the fires.
Australia’s on fire – what now?

The crisis of the Australian bush fires has attracted international coverage. Fire services and departments…

The first prototype of the new generation ALPAS has successfully passed stringent testing and is now available to order by customers.
ALPAS from Ziegler – The latest generation

ALPAS was patented and introduced to the firefighting industry in 1998. This was a revolution…

Focusing on back health is the key to long and active career.
Workplace safety, performance and back health

In the emergency services, safety and performance must be top-level. Many factors play a role…

Consultants who practice what they preach ensure that their recommendations have a tangible impact. Above, the consultants put on their fire gear and show how the principles they taught are put into practice.
Who does the fire and rescue service call when they need help?

Your Service has come under the spotlight because of a major incident. The government is…

Water-repellent harness of M1 SCBA.
M1 SCBA from MSA Safety – Protecting firefighters from hazardous substances

In an already hazardous job, firefighters are continuously facing new challenges. Although the overall trend…

Rapid Intervention Vehicle at Riffa Fire Station.
Focus on Bahrain Civil Defence

Des Tidbury QFSM, Advisor to Civil Defence, Bahrain Ministry of the Interior. illed with excitement…

Thermal imaging – understanding high and low sensitivity

This short article is an attempt to clarify a few misconceptions in regard to fire-service…

Bern fire service: start with a quick pre-clean and then put the masks in the TopClean M.
Any test probe can tell the difference

In Austria and Switzerland, mask manufacturers have announced changes in the cleaning process. Allow us…

Drone getting ready to be launched.
Drones speed beyond-visual-line-of-sight to deliver lifesaving treatment

The County of Renfrew in Ontario, Canada partnered with Cradlepoint, InDro Robotics and Ericsson for…

All systems ‘go’ for 2020 – the year of INTERSCHUTZ Hannover

The countdown is on, and the excitement is mounting. With roughly four months left until…

Home oxygen therapy is prescribed to patients with long-term cardiac or respiratory conditions, and is delivered in a variety of forms, including liquid oxygen in pressurized containers, an oxygen concentrator that filters oxygen from the surrounding atmosphere, or compressed gas in cylinder form.
Home oxygen fires claim a life every four days in the US, new study reveals

Fires involving oxygen in the home are a serious public health issue in many countries…

Firefighters must remove toxic soot from their skin on-scene with fit-for-purpose decontamination wipes.
Wipe it off, don’t take it home – dealing with toxic soot on-scene

The fact cancer is now the leading cause of death amongst firefighters globally owes principally…

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