IFF Issue 74 June 2022

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Tools to help responders to do their work safely

In my first article I wrote about my project and dream to establish ‘one’ uniform…

MetalCraft Fire Interceptors provide protection and security to the exclusive communities of Ocean Reef in Largo Key and Boca Grande on Boca Grande Island. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
New Fire Rescue boats for east and west coasts of Florida

MetalCraft Marine recently delivered two high-profile Fire Rescue boats to the east and west coasts…

We need to make sure every piece of donated equipment is truly ‘fit for purpose’. Image courtesy of GESA Advisory Council Member, Jesse Hunter (Ecuador)
Donations – An Essential Guide

Firefighters around the world may share a common commitment, but they don’t all have the…

Although ‘short-chain’ PFAS may be in the body for a shorter amount of time, that does not mean they are less toxic than ‘long-chain’ PFAS. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
The transitioning to fluorine-free foams

You know that Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) have been used for decades in the fire…

Fire Lion Global In-Line Balanced Pressure Proportioning Skid, 316 SS Welded Pipe, UL/FM Pump Assemblies (controllers shipped loose). Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Fire Lion Global – Foam pump solutions, large and small, 100% made in the USA

Fire Lion Global is the premier industry leader in supplying UL Listed and FM Approved…

The Texport Headquarters in Salzburg, Austria.
TEXPORT and Interschutz – A close connection

Why are Texport attending Interschutz 2022? After a whole seven-year hiatus, the leading global trade…

Figure 3. Images courtesy of Vigili Del Fuoco.
Expect building failure – firefighters must always expect and plan for worst-case scenarios

Fires in residential high-rise buildings present tremendous challenges to firefighters, where inappropriate structural design, construction…

The TACR 4 carries 1,200 litres of water, 110 litres of foam plus 135kg of Monnex DCP courtesy of Perren Engineering. It features a Hale HPX 275 B35 single stage pump rated at 950lpm and a Task Force Tips ‘Tornado’ remote control bumper turret with a nozzle set to 900lpm. Image courtesy of Gary Parkinson
A world first for Land’s End Airport

Land’s End Airport Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) in Cornwall have taken delivery of the…

Can Praxis is an equine-assisted therapy organization based in Canada, serving first responders with diagnosed occupational stress injuries. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Growing better responses to behavioural health

The duties we’re called to perform require our responders to step in front of traumatic…

ADALIT L-30 incorporates a dual light system, main beam and step lighting, combined with two rear red LEDs, making it the safest helmet torch on the market. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
ADALIT – Innovative lighting solutions

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

The Felicity Ace vehicle-carrier capsized in early March, taking with it 4,000 burnt Volkswagen Group vehicles, some of them electric. Image courtesy of Portugese Navy.
Electric vehicle fires on ships

Key points: ν If Felicity Ace enforced similar guidelines to other carriers, requiring EVs to…

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Training to be more fit for duty

Ask four different firefighters what it means to be fit for duty and you might…

EEx-Electro Motor Overpressure ventilation devices for intended use in potentially explosive areas Directive 2014/34 / EU. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Renz GmbH – High-quality and efficient positive pressure ventilation systems

Firefighting and rescue services are the focus of the owner-managed Renz GmbH in Eppertshausen near…

Waterous Company Headquarters, South St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Waterous Company – Fire pumps, foam and CAFSystems

Waterous Company, a world leader in firefighting equipment, has been manufacturing products in South St.…

Firefighters are preparing to make entry but are scanning the environment to gain more information prior to making entry. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Thermal imaging: breaking down the scan – Part 3

Thus far, we have learned how to properly interpret thermal data during a scan, we…

SAMFlows Intergrated Total Water Control System. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
SAMFlows – Safe, intelligent and efficient water-flow operations

IDEX Fire & Safety introduces SAMFlows, a sophisticated total water-flow control system that manages all…

Fuel cell. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Hydrogen – the safety challenges of a cleaner future
As the world moves away from fossil fuels, hydrogen has become attractive as a clean…
Safe and controlled removal of the casualty utilising Paratech Bipod system and saviour stretcher. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Trench rescue: low-frequency but high-hazard incidents

Trench rescue incidents thankfully do not occur on a regular basis, but when they do…

Experience intense training with LION ChimerX. Choose a ChimerX training unit, and your team will be ready and confident for the next rescue situation. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Experience training with LION ChimerX – Practical training while providing a real learning experience

At LION, we believe that training should be as practical as possible while providing a…

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