Issue 67 – September 2020

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It’s all about Trust

Over the course of my almost 30 year career in the fire and emergency services,…

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NFPA continues its efforts to help communities plan, respond, and recover from active shooter and hostile events

In May, Bloomberg News reported that the number of mass shootings in the United States…

The Super Vac battery fan is compact and lightweight, perfect for small compartments.
Super Vac – Battery saw conversion kits addedto its versatile lineup of battery fans

Super Vac continues to pave the way in the fire industry with its arsenal of…

The Portable Scene Light II is a powerful 10,000 lumen waterproof and stackable flood light. Requires zero deployment time and features a 360° rotating head so you can aim the light where you need it.
Streamlight® Inc. – The broadest range of professional torches and lighting tools

Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting devices, offers a range of high-quality products…

Respondol Viscosity Comparison.
Angus Fire – Respondol ATF – F3 products may not be drop-in replacements, but some do actually, “perform effectively”

Some F3 products, “can be made to perform effectively as an AFFF alternative with proper…

The Apple Fire in San Bernadino, California in the OroraTech Wildfire Monitoring Service with the satellite map layer provided by Sentinel data with the hotspot detection and clustering from multiple satellite sources.
OroraTech transforms wildfire detection and monitoring from space

This summer, a record-breaking heatwave in the Arctic Circle has caused wildfires that will leave…

Weber Rescue’s E-Force battery powered hydraulic rescue tools.
Vehicle rescue provision – a new approach to rescue

They say that having a near-death experience can change a person’s perspective and that’s what…

SOPHIE – BTTG’s female test manikin.
The evolution of PPE for the world’s female firefighters

Roger Startin, Joint Managing Director of Bristol Uniforms, looks back on the history of female…

The author is flanked by NFPA President & CEO Jim Pauley (second from the left) and members of the Metro Chiefs after receiving the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) Mason Langford Award last year.
Firefighter fatalities: Some positive signs from NFPA

NFPA recently released its annual “U.S. Firefighter Fatalities in the United States” report, which showed…

Fig. 3: Water motor with proportioning pump.
Use of foam for firefighting in tank farms of the oil and petrochemical industry – Part 2

Part One of this article described the typical incident scenarios at tank farm fires and…

Port of Los Angeles CBRN Interceptor patrol boat dwarfed by U.S. Naval Hospital Ship Mercy.
New CBRN patrol boat for the Port of Los Angeles

The LA Port Police Boat is one of a new breed of CBRN detection patrol…

We must always strive to improve the quality of our training and ensure we are better prepared.
Vehicle Extrication – The Next Generation

Vehicle Extrication – The Next Generation is a new book from Rescue Consultant Ian Dunbar…

Figure 1: Fire-related fatalities in Great Britain
The causes of fire fatalities and serious fire injuries in Scotland

Fire fatalities in Great Britain have gradually been decreasing over the last three decades but…

Post electric vehicle fire: The EV being winched into a container for post extinguishment cooling and isolation.
Operational concerns involving Electric and Hybrid Vehicles at vehicle related incidents – Part 2

The true concern with these vehicles is not extrication but fire. We already have vehicles…

Emergency services and accountability

First responders are highly trained individuals who are taught to be observant on the scene…

Firefighters assigned to the South Carolina Air National Guard train for an aircraft fire.
Crisis planning: Establishing a reserve corps

For months, the world has grappled with a crisis of staggering proportions, the havoc imposed…

Latest generation of watertight LUKAS Spreader: SP 333 eWXT (2020).
Battery powered rescue tools

“This is much heavier than our previous equipment”, “And what do I do if I…

Smoke rises from the USS Bonhomme Richard at San Diego Naval Base on Sunday, July 12, 2020 following an explosion and fire on board.
US Navy’s Bonhomme Richard Fire: Could autonomous robotic nozzles have averted catastrophe?

On July 12, a fire broke out in a lower vehicle storage area of the…

Link to digital image of remote pilot from the Airborne International Response Team preparing to fly.
Public Safety Drones: A Global Perspective

The use of aerial drones in firefighting and public safety are growing much faster than…

Interschutz USA

INTERSCHUTZ USA is committed to becoming the most comprehensive show in the United States by…

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