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Issue 55 - September 2017

The alarming rate of cancer diagnoses among firefighters is very real and very serious. What we know is that firefighters have an increased risk for several types of cancer. Fires

Moving and handling individuals, particularly plus size individuals, is becoming an ever more common situation, presenting a challenge for those working in the emergency services. The ProMove Bari-kit was developed

Hazmat 2017 marks the biggest and best year in the event’s history. For the 10th year running, the National Chemical Emergency Centre’s (NCEC) hazmat event brought together a wide cross-section

Selecting a fan for firefighting and rescue operations, much like a hand line nozzle, comes down to ensuring you have the right flow performance for the right mission. Flow performance

The 14th United Kingdom Firefighters Sailing Challenge (UKFSC) took place from the 8th to the 11th of May 2017 and provided another action-packed, fun-filled regatta along with a number of

USAR in the UK Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) has undergone some dramatic changes over the last few years. Given that the formal introduction of the capability didn’t start until

The British Firefighter Challenge (BFC) 2017 made Leicester its home for this year’s competition after a tremendously successful debut in Nottingham Jubilee Campus one year ago. Fire engines and hundreds

As a largely misunderstood firefighting tactic, the use of foam has at times been confusing to the fire service. The result is that many municipal brigades/departments have avoided the use

In June, the London Fire Brigade responded to one of the most tragic incidents the international fire service has witnessed in years. In the middle of the night, some 40

The explosion and subsequent fire at the fuel storage depot at Buncefield are familiar to most fire fighters; the issues linked to extinguishing the blaze are well versed and have

The recent 3-part article by Shelley and Tarantino said “Overfill ground, dike, or bund fires result from piping or tank leakage. This may be caused by operator error, equipment or

One of the consequences of modern living with its obtundents of high energy foods and energy saving devices is that it is all too easy to consume more energy than

When designing PPE for firefighters, providing protection against the dangers of fire is of course paramount. Thanks to the work of leading international fibre and fabric manufacturers, there are now

Flawed situational awareness is one of the leading contributing factors in first responder near-miss and casualty events. Over the past ten years I have uncovered and researched over one hundred

“Learn from history or you’re doomed to repeat it”. You’ve heard this before. I’m just preaching to the choir. Just recently we experienced another horrible fire loss, this time in

Most of us enter the fire service knowing that danger and risk are inherent parts of the job. We know that we will be exposed to heat, smoke, and flame,

Our 2017 Masterclass in flood response and rescue techniques centred on Charlotte Fire Department (CFD) and North Carolina Emergency Management, USA continues from nearly a decade and a half partnership

On the 27th & 28th of September, London ExCeL will once again swing open its doors to the Flood Expo 2017 – the world’s largest exhibition & conference designed to

Firefighters at a UK fire and rescue service have become the first to successfully introduce new kit as part of an industry-leading procurement programme. The introduction of new garments comes

Expertise and equipment at the UK’s largest event for emergency services Returning to the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 20th to 21st September 2017, The Emergency Services R UK from 20th to

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