Issue 65 – March 2020

In Massachusetts fires are investigated by a combination of firefighters and police officers. The fire chief is required by statute to investigate every fire in their jurisdiction. Chiefs may turn to the State Fire Marshal’s office for help depending on circumstances. Fire investigators assigned to the Massachusetts State Fire Marshal’s Office are members of the Massachusetts State Police.
NFPA fire investigation standards help to identify JPRs and fire causes

In the mid-1970s, salty old fire investigators would work their way through the smoky ruins…

Understanding the impact of asbestos on the fire protection industry is vital.
Asbestos risks for firefighters

Asbestos was once extensively used in construction materials to strengthen roof shingles, concrete, piping, wall…

Steve Hirsch (left) taught a class at a regional fire school in Galena, Kansas, last summer, and ended up learning some important recruitment and retention lessons from Galena Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bill Hall (right).
The fire service family

From the time I was old enough to go to the fire station, it has…

Building mind power to create strategies for whole well-being

It’s a silent mayday. For those who have worked in the fire service for any period, you know many who experience burnout, compassion fatigue, anxiety, depression, and many other forms of mental health challenges. A lack of understanding in how to effectively address these matters has led to an increase in mental/nervous injuries. Sadly, as a result, we have seen a significant increase in suicides in the recent years.

Give consumers information and you give them the power to drive improvement.
All-consuming fire safety

As part 2 of the Grenfell Tower Public Enquiry gets underway, many members of the…

Testing and small repairs on fire hydrants by an industrial fire service, at the same time gaining experience with the water mains.
Service provision heightens return of private fire services

The primary task of a private fire service is to protect the company’s assets and…

PPE being professionally cleaned at Total Safety in Spain.
Keeping it clean

The provision of cleaning and maintenance services for firefighter PPE varies greatly around the world.…

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The new addressing system helping emergency services

Emergencies can happen anywhere, from a wildfire in a park to an incident outside one…

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