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The author is flanked by NFPA President & CEO Jim Pauley (second from the left) and members of the Metro Chiefs after receiving the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) Mason Langford Award last year.
Firefighter fatalities: Some positive signs from NFPA

NFPA recently released its annual “U.S. Firefighter Fatalities in the United States” report, which showed…

Smoke rises from the USS Bonhomme Richard at San Diego Naval Base on Sunday, July 12, 2020 following an explosion and fire on board.
US Navy’s Bonhomme Richard Fire: Could autonomous robotic nozzles have averted catastrophe?

On July 12, a fire broke out in a lower vehicle storage area of the…

Deputy Calderwood during a fire keeping the city officials updated on the progress we were making.
Life after the Fire Service

As you start to read this article I bet most of you noticed all the…

CIFS Strategic Leadership Team – (from the left) DCFO Charlton, DCFO Ebanks, CFO Paul Walker and DCFO Elliot.
The Cayman Islands Fire Service – The challenges of succession, transition and ambition

During a visit to the Cayman Islands I was invited to meet the Islands’ Fire…

Airport fire services are ready to respond, day or night.
Providing aircraft rescue and firefighting services during a pandemic event

The global aviation business was among the first industries to be immediately affected by the…

De-Wipe delivering decontamination to support the ongoing health of key workers across the UK including vital utilities staff at Virgin Media.
Supporting key workers through uncertain times

After fire decontamination wipe manufacturer De-Wipe is thrilled to be protecting the ongoing health of…

Bern fire service: start with a quick pre-clean and then put the masks in the TopClean M.
Any test probe can tell the difference

In Austria and Switzerland, mask manufacturers have announced changes in the cleaning process. Allow us…

Firefighters must remove toxic soot from their skin on-scene with fit-for-purpose decontamination wipes.
Wipe it off, don’t take it home – dealing with toxic soot on-scene

The fact cancer is now the leading cause of death amongst firefighters globally owes principally…

Give consumers information and you give them the power to drive improvement.
All-consuming fire safety

As part 2 of the Grenfell Tower Public Enquiry gets underway, many members of the…

Testing and small repairs on fire hydrants by an industrial fire service, at the same time gaining experience with the water mains.
Service provision heightens return of private fire services

The primary task of a private fire service is to protect the company’s assets and…

The first AT which was produced 25 years ago for Bad Mühllacken Fire Brigade in Austria.
25 Years of the AT – Rosenbauer’s most successful vehicle family

AT – the acronym stands for Advanced Technology and a success story spanning three generations.…

Diesel is rewarded with his favourite toy following a successful training exercise.
Search and Rescue dog Diesel wins ‘Animal of the Year’ award

SFRS Search and Rescue dog Diesel has been awarded ‘Animal of the Year’ at a…

Firetreks – The journey so far

Five months into my journey and I have explored three wonderfully unique countries in South…

A lightweight particulate barrier hood that offers breathability, protection and comfort.
Cancer – The current epidemic in the fire service

More firefighters have been diagnosed with cancer in the last two years, then in the…

FFs Anchor and Hold to keep WUI Fire from advancing through neighborhood.
Wildland fire command and control

Wildland fires in California have quickly made its way to being a household conversation year-round.…

TFT manufactures monitors, nozzles and hydrant products for industry around the globe.
Master stream strategies for industrial facilities

Municipal fire departments that have large industrial facilities within their protection area are faced with…

Columbia Model CH-47D Chinook dropping retardant at the Rice Ridge Fire, Seeley Lake, in Montana, in 2017.
A day in the life of a Columbia Helicopters’ firefighting pilot

Columbia Helicopters, Inc., (Columbia) based in Aurora, Oregon, USA, has been fighting wildfires for 52…

FireTreks
FireTreks – Knowledge sharing with the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE)

For any industry, data and how we harness, process and share it, is key to…

Jade Broderick and her mum Julie Lloyd on a visit to Warrington Fire Station eight months after the fire in 1995, pictured with firefighters, from left, back row, John Mather, Alan Griffiths, Andy Hinde, Dave Norris and Damon Leonard; front row, Gus O’Rourke and Martin Dowle.
Woman reunited with firefighters who saved her life 24 years ago

A woman who was rescued from a house fire on her first birthday has been…

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