Special Report

The Getac K120 rugged tablet is used for vital fire safety and critical awareness data.
Optimising operational efficiency for firefighters with rugged technology

In this feature Hamish Findlay, Public Sector Lead – UK & Nordics, Getac UK Ltd,…

Solar panels charging the battery ensure that a siren works reliably even in the case of a power failure.
Why mass warning and notification systems still need sirens

Mass or early warning systems are becoming increasingly important due to the rising number of…

Moerdijk-harbor area 2011: high-risk industry with unprepared public services and unbalanced legal framework. Toxic waste and fluor containing foam.
The Beirut explosion: an inconvenient truth for the industry and authorities

The devastating explosion in the Beirut harbour area was a dramatic wake-up call for the…

Due to Covid-19, volunteer fire departments that rely on donations and fundraising have to consider new ideas since they are not able to hold events like pancake breakfasts and bingo nights.
Covid will not stop the fire service

The Covid pandemic has made a mess of the fire service worldwide. I’m not telling…

Addressing the problem isn’t as simple as shrinking men’s gear. Image courtesy of Kevin Phillips (Pixabay)
Fitting in

Many of the nearly 94,000 women firefighters in the United States are forced to use…

Just Brew-ti-ful: firefighting entrepreneurs serve up 20,000 cups of coffee to Covid-19 key workers

Two firefighter entrepreneurs handed out over 20,000 cups of coffee to frontline key workers during…

Looking out on the explosion site, Beirut 2020.
The Search and Rescue Assistance in Disasters (SARAID) response to the Beirut Explosion

Search and Rescue Assistance in Disasters (SARAID www.saraid.org) is a UK Non-Governmental Organisation and charity…

Industry members of the Board of Directors (Nissan and Oiltanking) and the team on duty.
GBA: Unified Industrial Fire Service without management, autonomy in the port of Amsterdam
The sea-port area of Amsterdam ranks fourth in terms of economic significance in North-Western Europe.…
The firewomen of Popayán Colombia.
FireTreks – the final chapter

FireTreks has not only provided 10 months of pure adventure but a new outlook on…

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.…

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