IFF Issue 75 – September 2022

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What is the deal with Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF)? 

Our first clue was when 3M announced that they were phasing out production of PFOA…

The gloves portfolio covers gloves for rescue services as well. Image courtesy of Michael Rauch Photographie
Seiz Technical Gloves GmbH – Time to perform

SEIZ has been producing high-quality protective gloves since 1961. The idea to produce gloves with…

Technical dimensions of Hose Master Mobile:Length (total): 660 cm, Width: 220 cm, height (total): 278 cm, Total weight (cart + Hose Master): 2300 kg. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Hose Master Mobile from Esteri – The easy-to-move, fully automatic fire hose washing and maintenance unit 

Since Interschutz 2022 in Hannover, Germany, Finnish Esteri Group’s fully automatic fire hose washing and…

LFB crews attending a large grass fire in Hounslow, West London – July 2022. Image courtesy of London Fire Brigade Twitter
Wildfires – a time for change 

Increasingly frequent hot summers in the United Kingdom and fewer fire and rescue service resources…

Foam transition is not as simple as “Foam Out / Foam In” – it must be assured that all components of the system are compatible with each other. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Cleaning fire extinguishing systems that have been contaminated by fluorine foam agents

The issue of cleaning fire extinguishing systems that have been contaminated by fluorine foam agents…

The outstanding firefighter glove Zeus PBI 5F offers full PBI protection on the back and palm. The revolutionary new Flap Cuff solution allows the glove to be ideally fixed when worn over a jacket. Image courtesy of JP Gansewendt Photography
ESKA – Glove professionals from Austria

For 110 years the Austrian family business ESKA has specialised in the development and manufacturing…

Firefighters, athletes, construction workers and anyone exerting themselves in the heat can lower the impact of heat stress with hand and forearm immersion. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Kore Kooler Rehab Chair – Combat heat stress with active cooling

What is heat stress? Heat stress occurs when the body’s internal core temperature rises above…

Fire Fighter makes a big splash in the Boston harbor with a dramatic water display. Image courtesy of Jonathan Smith/Pure Light Images
Fire Fighter: saving a celebrity in firefighting history

Fire Fighter, the world’s most award-decorated fireboat, sailed into Boston Harbor this June in celebration…

A large industrial area with specific risk profile: when it hits the fan, joint preparation is the strongest. Photos courtesy of BASF, Evonik, Port of Antwerp-Bruges and Antwerp Fire Service. All rights reserved to original owners
Partners join forces in network for industrial firefighting in Antwerp port area
The port of Antwerp-Bruges is an economic player on a global scale. Maritime, industrial, logistics…
The team attending an unexploded bomb in Kingston where the drone assisted the Police and Army for area assessment and scene safety. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
London Fire Brigade drone capability – from inception to the future

From December 2017 to September 2018 the London fire brigade investigated and implemented a drone…

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Kıvanç Group – Always ensuring the maximum quality for the final product

Kıvanç Group, established in 1980, entered the protective clothing sector as a pioneer in Turkey.…

Rebel Is Available In High Visibility Colouring To Provide Guidance In Low Light Environments. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Angus Rebel – A revolution in first responder safety 

Firefighter’s personal protective equipment (PPE) comes in various forms: turnout gear including flash hood, helmet,…

Some turnouts may incorporate active posture design improvements to help firefighters achieve maximum flexibility. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Fitting advice: how to size your crew for turnout gear from head-to-toe

Selecting new turnout gear is a big decision for fire departments. No matter what gear…

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Propulsion systems in light vehicles

The propulsion systems that vehicles now carry have to be friendly to the environment and…

The TIC can be used to assess the extent of a hot spot once opened up with hand tools. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Selecting and using a thermal imaging camera for wildfire – Part 2

A thermal imaging camera (TIC) like any other item of firefighting equipment has limitations. This…

Moonikin – the humanoid astronaut mannikin being sent to the moon and back as the precursor for the return of manned flights to the moon. Image courtesy of NASA
LANACO – NASA technology for firefighters

The 2019 wildfires in Australia, followed almost immediately by Covid-19 in 2020 led to soaring…

A Neptune Aviation Services BAe 146 is shown dropping fire retardant over an area severely burned during a wildland fire in the Western United States. The tankers can be called into play at any stage of a wildland fire, from initial attack to mop-up operations in order to secure natural or man-made fire breaks. Image courtesy of Neptune Aviation Services
Neptune Aviation Services repurposes regional jets for airtanker role

In 2017, Neptune Aviation Services replaced the last of its tanker-configured former US Navy, Cold…

In many ways, professional guidance is even more important than the donated equipment itself. Image courtesy of GESA Advisory Council member, Eulando Piñero, Puerto Rico
Donations – An Essential Guide: Part 2

Donations of Emergency Services equipment to the Global South come from all kinds of sources…

Figure 1. Foam Training at Queensland Fire Academy Whyte Island Brisbane. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
PFAS waste disposal in the fire service – Part 1
Cement kiln incineration offers an environmentally sustainable solution. Class B AFFF (aqueous film-forming foams) contain…
The Marshall Fire. Image courtesy of Getty Images Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Era of enduring risk: how insurers can better manage year-round wildfire risk 
There used to be a discrete, four-month span from late summer through early fall, when…

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