Issue 70 – June 2021

Image courtesy of The Firefighters Behavioral Health Alliance
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – an acceptable diagnosis?

As a retired fire captain, licensed counselor and founder of Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance (2010)…

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NIOSH releases fact sheet on odorant fade

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released a fact sheet on odorant…

The different tips can be attached easily and on site.
Weber Rescue Systems – Well prepared for every operation with the RIT tool

With the RIT tool, a versatile special device which is part of the E-FORCE series…

Kermel CoreFX withstanding double flashover.
Eagle Technical Products – Kermel CoreFX provides EXTRA TIME

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

The Portable Scene Light is a bright 5,300 lumen, portable and collapsible flood light that offers a run time of 4 hours when set to high intensity.
Setting the scene

Most of us can walk around our own homes in the dark with relative ease,…

MSA Bristol’s XFlex PPE and RescueFlex jacket with Gallet F1 XF helmet.
MSA Bristol: Expert protection from head to toe

The new year marked a new era for two of the most respected and well-established…

INTERSCHUTZ USA

As the world begins to reopen, the fire service needs to train and gather more…

Effective leadership is one of the keys to successful recruitment and retention of volunteers.
Trends in recruitment and retention: factors that impact Volunteer Fire Service staffing

Recruiting volunteer firefighters and EMS providers in the United States is a complex issue because…

Training using water at a major Australian airport.
Now AFFF is defunct, what’s the way forward?

As fluorosurfactants termed per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) used in firefighting foams since the 1960s…

USAR Team Portugal, loaded basket with equipment ready to deploy.
Getting in service quickly to provide help is the mission; making it happen is the challenge

The fire service today takes on more responsibilities and provides more special services than it…

Prior to Covid-19, this was your typical groups for apparatus training in large gatherings. Will we ever get back to this intimate level of training? That question remains…
Training during and after the pandemic: what some feel may be the new norm

As we started 2020, the pandemic was just getting a grip on the world and…

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GESA – Global Emergency Services Action

As members of the Emergency Services (ES) community, whether practitioners, consultants, or manufacturing companies, we…

The Getac K120 rugged tablet is used for vital fire safety and critical awareness data.
Optimising operational efficiency for firefighters with rugged technology

In this feature Hamish Findlay, Public Sector Lead – UK & Nordics, Getac UK Ltd,…

Esteri ASL open water test.
High-performance pump moves on land, at sea and in the air

The latest innovation by Esteri Group, Finland’s most comprehensive operator in the firefighting and rescue…

Outthink Wildfire™ is a comprehensive strategy from NFPA that lays out five key policy changes that need to be made at the federal, state, and local levels in the US to end wildfire destruction over the next 30 years.
Outthink Wildfire – Part 1
A bold new plan from NFPA calls for ending the destruction of communities in the…
3D technology and firefighter training

The global pandemic is generating changes to our daily lives that no one imagined could…

From left to right: Nikki Upton, Georgina Gilbert, Beci Newton (however, Beci has had to withdraw from the team due to a change in personal circumstances), Nakita Ross, Rebecca Rowe and Alison Kibblewhite.
Antarctic Fire Angels – Skiing coast-to-coast across Antarctica in November 2023

We are a team of firefighters from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and London…

Illuminating smoke conditions and the fireground.
Illuminating the scene

One of the easiest tasks to overlook at emergency incidents is providing adequate scene lighting.…

Fire alarm control room under construction that shows a fire alarm panel and integrated system controls.
Fire-alarm systems: what you need to know about pre-incident planning and response

Responses to fire-alarm activations are common occurrences for fire-department personnel. Having knowledge of building fire-protection…

Solar panels charging the battery ensure that a siren works reliably even in the case of a power failure.
Why mass warning and notification systems still need sirens

Mass or early warning systems are becoming increasingly important due to the rising number of…

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