Issue 69 – March 2021

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Service and sacrifice – it’s in the DNA

Here we are mid-winter 2021 and I can’t help but to think that, under normal…

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Evidence-based recommendations for structural firefighting now available in NFPA 1700

In 2014, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) received a new standards project request from…

Training Specialties, Inc. – Who are they and what can they do for me?

Training Specialties, Inc. (TSI) is a collective of Emergency Response Professionals who have been in…

Three fans on the platform aimed towards the staircase. In the back, the inlet opening can be seen.
PPV as a support for firefighting in subways

Positive pressure ventilation (PPV) fans are widely used by the fire service during firefighting operations…

Man Overboard manikin modelling the thermal-imaging hood.
Ruth Lee – Feeling the heat during training – manikins with thermal-imaging capabilities

You may already know award-winning manufacturers Ruth Lee Ltd for their range of rescue-training manikins,…

Eagle Technical Products – Kermel CoreFX provides EXTRA TIME

One thing that is key for a firefighter is time. Time to get out! Core…

The new generation of E-FORCE cutters are much faster in cutting – this example shows the cutting of a B-pillar in comparison to the previous E-FORCE2 series.
Weber Rescue – E-FORCE battery tools for more speed and flexibility

Weber Rescue Systems is proud to present a new series of battery-driven rescue tools. The…

The 2019 Walk of Remembrance during Phoenix World Burn Congress (WBC) in Anaheim, CA.
Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Empowering the burn community around the world

Phoenix Society serves burn survivors, loved ones, burn-care professionals, researchers and anyone else committed to…

MSA Bristol’s social-distancing sizing mat.
Fit for action

Roger Startin of MSA Bristol looks at the importance of high-quality, well-fitting PPE and how…

Types of vehicular stabilization

Due to new technological advances in automotive engineering, both mechanical and electronic, and with the…

The ADALIT L-30 incorporates a dual light system (main beam and step lighting) and two red LED beacons, making it the safest helmet torch on the market.
ADALIT – Introducing new smart lighting solutions

ADALIT is a well-known and established international brand, designed and manufactured by Adaro Tecnología S.A.…

Moerdijk-harbor area 2011: high-risk industry with unprepared public services and unbalanced legal framework. Toxic waste and fluor containing foam.
The Beirut explosion: an inconvenient truth for the industry and authorities

The devastating explosion in the Beirut harbour area was a dramatic wake-up call for the…

The risks of heat stress on a firefighter cannot be underestimated, it can leave your firefighting crews tiring more quickly.
How to choose structural firefighting gear that reduces the impact of heat stress

A firefighter needs to evaporate about 1 litre of sweat per hour to be able…

Remember, these are not numbers, but the faces and names of our brothers and sisters and their families left behind.
Post-traumatic stress disorder killed our firefighter… or did it?

This article is not to diminish the effects of post-traumatic stress on our brothers or…

Using high quality Class A foams, firefighters can create temporary protective blankets of protection on homes, vegetation and other surfaces, improving firefighter safety by giving them additional time to focus on active parts of the fire.
Despite advantages of using Class A foam to battle wildfires, use is down – that needs to change

The frequency and intensity of wildfires is on the rise around the world, and companies…

Response to last lap crash at 2019 Daytona 500.
Today’s personal protective envelope for motorsports response – Part 1

Ever since the late 1990s when hybrid vehicles took to the streets globally, we have…

Due to Covid-19, volunteer fire departments that rely on donations and fundraising have to consider new ideas since they are not able to hold events like pancake breakfasts and bingo nights.
Covid will not stop the fire service

The Covid pandemic has made a mess of the fire service worldwide. I’m not telling…

Providing live fire training can be valuable for learning fire behaviour, flow paths, water mapping, thermal imaging and so on.
Organizational success for your next target hazard

As everyone across the world is watching, we are just past 12 months of dealing…

Figure 1: The items first ignited and associated percentage of cases.
Recommendations to reduce fire fatalities

From the previous phase of this work a number of recommendations were made to reduce…

Comparing the two types of fire service TIC’s: Situational Awareness vs Decision Making.
Thermal imaging: breaking down the scan – Part 1

Firefighters must be trained to properly evaluate fire incidents based on training and by incorporating…

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