Issue 66 – June 2020

Our People, Our Decisions, Our Future

I write this as the world is facing a global pandemic from Coronavirus (COVID-19) and…

Moving from disasters to events: how we learn to live with wildfire

In recent years, wildfire has carved an increasingly destructive path across the globe. Areas like…

The textile fire fighting glove ARES is certified to AS/NZS 2161.6-2014 and fulfils the extremely strict Australian standards.
ESKA – Glove professionals from Austria

For 108 years the Austrian family business ESKA has specialized in the development and manufacturing…

The new lighter PBI LP performs incredibly well when used in an outer shell fabric.
PBI – Continuing to innovate new protective fabric solutions

PBI has been at the forefront of firefighter protection for over three decades since its…

VEMA 45F on MB ECONIC 2635 to Helsinki Fire Brigade 2020.
Nordic Rescue Group – New owners for Vema and Saurus

Nordic Rescue Group is specialized in rescue vehicles for professional rescuers operating in demanding environments.…

CIFS Strategic Leadership Team – (from the left) DCFO Charlton, DCFO Ebanks, CFO Paul Walker and DCFO Elliot.
The Cayman Islands Fire Service – The challenges of succession, transition and ambition

During a visit to the Cayman Islands I was invited to meet the Islands’ Fire…

S 788 eWXT – eDRAULIC. POWERFUL. WATERTIGHT.
LUKAS eWXT – eDRAULIC watertight extrication tool

Until now, rescue work under or on the water was only possible with hose-connected hydraulic…

The Phenix First Due is an extremely versatile helmet that can be used in a variety of firefighting applications such as structure and wildland fires, airport rescue, EMS, and search and rescue.
Phenix Technology, Inc. – The lightest, most comfortable, durable helmets on the market

Phenix Technology, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company and operates out of its facility…

Coronavirus Could Cost World $1 Trillion, Analysts Predict. (2020, February 25).
Surviving the unknown – safety through disaster

Disaster. Crisis. Disease. Horror. While the multitude of humans avoid these like a plague, pun…

EmergencyBKSuperdogs’ love their Hi-Vis Scarfs, from the companies pet range, with CEO and Owner, Bridie McLennan, in their backyard.
Emergency & Bushfire Kits – Safety & Survival

The seed for Emergency & Bushfire Kits, was planted in 2015, when our CEO and…

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service attend car fire.
In safe hands

Regulations and standards keep firefighters safe and provide reassurance that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is…

Airport fire services are ready to respond, day or night.
Providing aircraft rescue and firefighting services during a pandemic event

The global aviation business was among the first industries to be immediately affected by the…

Firefighters training with AFFF on an aircraft fire.
Researchers received a $1.5 million grant from FEMA to study firefighter occupational exposures to “PFAS chemicals”

Researchers are investigating current exposures to PFAS chemicals, including from aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) and…

Class1 instrumentation – TPG control unit and ITL40 tank level gauge.
Godiva supplies Prima pump for Medellin Fire Service, Colombia

The Fire Department of Medellin in Colombia has taken delivery of a new water tender,…

Transitional fire attack prior to making entry.
Using geographic information systems (GIS) and analytics in the fire service

Some of the most important tools for fighting fires include advanced protective gear and state-of-the-art…

2020 Model Chevrolet Bolt engine bay.
Operational concerns involving Electric and Hybrid Vehicles at vehicle related incidents – Part 1

One of the largest concerns today dealing with vehicle related incidents revolves around the electrification…

Fig. 1: Tank farm fire at Deer Park, Texas, USA.
Use of foam for firefighting in tank farms of the oil and petrochemical industry – Part 1

Tank farm fires in the oil and petrochemical industry do not occur often. When they…

How will the structure and external parts of a building be competently risk assessed?
The Fire Safety Bill 2020: Will it deliver safer blocks of flats?

The Fire Safety Bill 2020 is the result of the Government’s promise of “implementing and…

The sacrifices and safety of front line workers including firefighters, EMS and law enforcement have been applauded the world over.
The response community is feeling the effects of COVID-19 now and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future

At the very end of December 2019, the World Health Organization office in China received…

De-Wipe delivering decontamination to support the ongoing health of key workers across the UK including vital utilities staff at Virgin Media.
Supporting key workers through uncertain times

After fire decontamination wipe manufacturer De-Wipe is thrilled to be protecting the ongoing health of…

International Fire Fighter is the leading global publication for municipal and industrial fire fighters and the fire and rescue industry.

The editorial features are written by industry experts and comprise a unique blend focussing on the latest technology, training methods and equipment as well as highlighting sector-specific issues from around the world.

Regular product and company profiles, events updates and news make International Fire Fighter the first choice read for fire and rescue professionals.

Latest Issue

Follow me on Twitter

Subscribe to International Fire Fighter today for FREE!

Choose a Printed or Digital subscription to have full access to our website content.

Subscribe here for FREE

To dismiss this message please login here