Issue 71 – September 2021

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Flawed global wildfire strategy: kicking the can down the road

This year will not soon be forgotten for its devastating escalation of the global wildfire…

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Seminal research looks at US fire experience since America Burning

‘The striking aspect of the Nation’s fire problem is the indifference with which Americans confront the subject. Destructive…

Hose Master – Revolutionizing the maintenance of fire hoses

Hose Master is the world’s most modern automatic hose-care equipment for fire hoses. It washes,…

Bringing 110 years of combined, global experience to the table.
Gannon Emergency Solutions – How good is my Fire Service?

Fire Services are constantly being asked by authorities to find ways to reduce the cost…

All mechanical and thermal maximum values were certified in new condition and after a pretreatment of 20 washes at 60°C (according to ISO 63306N+A).
ESKA – Glove professionals from Austria

For 109 years the Austrian family business ESKA has specialised in the development and manufacturing…

Real time video feed from a hot zone to a cold zone.
Vorbeck – HD4 HazMat harness

Vorbeck’s body-worn communications system was designed with the help of HazMat teams who trialled the…

Streamlight’s Survivor® right-angle light is highly versatile and a firm favourite among firefighters.
Streamlight – Turn to a higher power

Leading provider of high-performance lighting devices Streamlight Inc. explains the importance of professional lighting devices…

The actionable, real-time data the Axis cameras provide have made a huge difference in how quickly incident commands can assess a situation and marshal the necessary resources.
Stamping out wildfires

With wildfires spreading across the western United States at increasing intensity and speed, ALERTWildfire wanted…

Amy Acton, Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors. Amy recently celebrated her 40th Burniversary.
Turning pain into prevention

Every year, thousands of wildfires rage across the United States, with a significant number ravaging…

Starting top left and going clockwise. Paddington Rail crash (UK); LPG freight incident, Weyauwega, USA; Gulf rail network route; Grayrigg train derailment (UK).
Major rail incidents – how prepared are you really?

It is true that rail travel globally is officially the second safest mode of transport…

The PSS® AirBoss has been developed over the last ten years to meet the needs of firefighters and emergency responders now and long into the future.
Belfast City Airport chooses Dräger’s new PSS AirBoss SCBA to safeguard passengers and staff

The Emergency Fire and Rescue team at George Best Belfast City Airport has become the…

Haztec Xpert SL lightbar undergoing IPX6 water-ingress testing at Haztec’s factory in Leeds, UK.
Haztec International – Lighting and audible warning systems for the emergency and rescue services

British manufacturer Haztec International, is a trusted supplier of lighting and audible warning systems to…

Rio Tinto Emergency Response Team donning PPE.
Firefighting PPE in the mining industry

Paul Gibson, International Sales Manager for MSA Bristol, a global leader of cutting-edge firefighter protection,…

The Aeraccess Hawker Q800X drone with the Flat Panel Gamma (FPG) detector from Arktis Radiation Detectors mounted underneath.
Making the initial RNe response safer… and faster

All of us take things for granted. The light turns on when you click the…

Unravelling the International Emergency Services donations pipeline

Donations of Emergency Services gear, vehicles and rescue equipment are a welcome sight to under-resourced…

The aluminized outer shell reflects up to 90% radiant heat, and the aluminised vapour barrier prevents the remaining infrared from penetrating the suit.
Firefighter safety, 30 years in the making

Safety. Comfort. Unless both are built into their protective clothing, no firefighter will be able…

Ogura BC-300BL Combi Tool can cut, pull, spread and squeeze/crush metal structures.
Portable hydraulic rescue tools 60 years on

Firefighters, police forces and urban search and rescue teams need the best tools for their…

INTERSCHUTZ USA – The 2021 edition of the show, taking place in Philadelphia, 13–16 October

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

Optical view of a firefighter conducting a scan prior to the firefighters making entry for VES.
Thermal imaging: breaking down the scan – Part 2

In Part 1 of our article, we discussed the importance of proper interpretation of the…

Studies will need to be constructed to consider what PFAS-containing firefighting foam does when covering or coating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Independently tested PPE contained more PFAS in the PPE textiles than as required by National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards according to a recent study.
The blood of firefighters, the first line of defence

Firefighters have been unaware of the toxicity of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals: although the…

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