IFF Issue 73 March 2022

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Life Safety – are we really taking it seriously?

We are living in a society where the focus on safety has never been more…

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RatioResponse – From Industrial Fire Solutions

Industrial Fire Solutions, a division of Custom Fire Apparatus, Inc., offers a variety of firefighting…

Brad Richardson (left) has been in the fire service for 18 years and his son, Blake (right), co-founded EaseAlert in 2019 to make the alerting process less stressful and improve his father’s quality of life. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
EaseAlert – The future of firefighter alerting

EaseAlert is on a mission to combat stress-related deaths in the fire service with a…

ARFF airport firefighting vehicle from S TEMPERA with FireDos front and roof monitor. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Why use CAF in ARFF?
Aviation has always been an industry with an increased potential for fire danger since powered…
The new e³ series of LUKAS Rescue tools. All with a smart Dashboard for better control. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Power under e³ control – Are you ready for the next 

With the new LUKAS e3 series you will work more efficiently and safely from now…

The Little Hose Monster is stackable up to three, allowing for a larger capacity flow test. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
The Hose Monster Company – Bringing flow testing into the 21st century

The Hose Monster Company is a collection of professionals dedicated to elevating the fire-protection industry…

The Devil’s Advocate by Steve Cavanagh. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
The mathematics, physics and chemistry of a BLEVE 

This feature provides readers with an insight into one of the most troubling incidents, the…

Hose Master drew serious interest at AFAC 19 Melbourne. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Esteri Group – A Nordic provider of strong tools for important work

Most of the old, successful companies of today had a humble start in the beginning.…

Particulate blocking hoods in use with a European fire brigade. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
ALPEX – Innovative materials for particulate-blocking hoods

ALPEX manufactures a range of laminates textiles made with Nomex Nano Flex barrier produced by…

NeighbourinNeighbouring properties with high exposure to wildfire hazard in the 2018 Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles County are shown in the before-and-after images. The house at left had a solid 30ft buffer and relatively light vegetative coverage within 100ft. The house next door had vegetation encroaching well within 30ft and dense vegetation within much of the 100ft circle. Post-fire imagery shows the house with more defensible space largely intact, while its neighbour is destroyed. Images supplied by Author / Contributorg properties with high exposure to wildfire hazard in the 2018 Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles County are shown in the before-and-after images. The house at left had a solid 30ft buffer and relatively light vegetative coverage within 100ft. The house next door had vegetation encroaching well within 30ft and dense vegetation within much of the 100ft circle. Post-fire imagery shows the house with more defensible space largely intact, while its neighbour is destroyed.
Building a safer tomorrow
How a commitment to risk mitigation can help protect insurers, homeowners and communities from the…
L-90 right-angle safety torch. The highly robust rear clip keeps the torch firmly fixed onto gear, though it can be detached quickly if needed. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
ADALIT – Introducing the right-angle torch

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

Join GESA in improving the equipment procurement pipeline! Contact us at support@gesaction.org. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Starting the year strong with GESA’s Equipment Exchange

We all know that Emergency Services departments and communities across the Global South struggle to…

Kurt Vollmacher is the creator of ISO 17840 and an independent expert on Alternative Energy. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Kurt Vollmacher – A personal passion

As a small child, I lived in a street where eight firefighters also had their…

Drone surveys a forest fire. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Future proofing firefighting with drone technology

The past two years have highlighted the growing pressures on the fire service to protect…

Wagons with chemicals close together on the railway yard Kijfhoek. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Protecting rail yards with new developments in fire fighting
The ultimate safety for firefighters: distant from the source. Railway yards, or marshalling yards, are…
Small-scale fires to show burning behaviour of different fuels. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
International foam school – Focused on team leaders and fire chiefs

These days fire and rescue services are living in their own bubble to avoid causing…

Inventor Ross Kemp demonstrating the use of the rescue float and tow line rescue tactic with Staff RBO Instructor Stuart Abbott. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Asap Water Rescue Jet Board: a new water and flood rescue tool

Professional Rescue is a training services company very interested in research, always scanning for innovative…

Plastics factory prior to and following the fire. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Improving outcomes for the UK Fire and Rescue Services using foams

The largest fire seen in the Humberside area for many years was controlled and extinguished…

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Emergency lifting with levers – Part 2

Following on from the first part of this feature we will now explore the different…

An AFFF training exercise. AFFF has proven to be persistent in the environment and bioaccumulative since its inception. Image courtesy of Don Drent
Fire Departments stand down on the PFAS front

In Wisconsin, the Kenosha Fire Department stopped using a firefighting foam that contained PFAS chemicals…

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