Recruiting for inclusion

As a young girl I never once thought about not being able to pursue any specific career choices, at least not due to being a woman. Fortunately, I grew up in a…

Esteri CAFS by One Seven® – A match merciless to fire

Esteri CAFS by One Seven® combines a traditional vehicle pump and an efficient CAF system into one compact unit. Mounted on the same body as a reliable Esteri pump, the system saves space and makes it easier to install in…

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 its normal level. As core temperature rises, so does the risk of heat stress. Core temperature greater than 39°C is dangerous and can lead to…

Dioxins – the most hazardous substance in structure fire environments

Post-structure fire settings, especially those where plastics, synthetic materials, or household products made with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) have burned, are where extremely hazardous and carcinogenic chemicals are created. One chemical in particular, dioxin, some consider to be the second most…

Intersec to deliver groundbreaking show in 2022

Intersec – the world-leading emergency services, security and safety event – will mark its return in 2022 with a groundbreaking, elevated new programme uniting global and regional leaders as they explore solutions for the rapidly evolving challenges facing the industry. …

Trident Emergency Products, LLC – Foam pumps, balanced pressure and ATP foam systems

Around-the world Trident Emergency Products specializes and supplies our GP-Series high quality foam pumps and foam system components. We have the ideal combination of industrial firefighting applications for both mobile fire apparatus and fixed installations. Trident offers delivery on foam…

Haztec International – British manufacturer of emergency vehicle warning systems

Purchasing decisions in the public sector are understandably founded on rational processes in order to deliver best value for the public purse. Choice, performance, innovation, reliability, warranty and support are invariably key factors in the decision-making process. Formed more than…

Pre-fire planning

Fate favours the prepared. No matter the industry whether military, fire service, or business the difference between success and failure can be a short phone conversation, radio transmission, even seconds to make a decision that may mean life or death…

Fire Service review – a wise investment

How good is my Fire Service? Without getting a genuinely independent assessment or being able to travel the world and research how other services operate, it’s a hard question for Chiefs or City Managers to answer, because despite fires and…

Turbolöscher BASF Antwerp at Wetteren train derailment with chemical spills.

The power of turbine response systems: watermist for effective cooling and firefighting

Industrial fire brigades are showing increasing interest in turbine firefighting systems: turbines that generate a powerful watermist with very fine water droplets. The technology is already being used successfully by many industrial fire brigades for industrial incident scenarios, such as…

Award ceremony for success in the IFE examinations marks another step in the Cayman Islands Fire Service ambitions

In June 2020 we reported on the ambitious plans and aspirations of the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) as it was undergoing a review of the opportunities and future plans for the unique Caribbean islands service under the leadership of…

Airstar – Sirocco lighting balloons: we light where others don’t

One of the major challenges of scene lighting is to guarantee the safety of the emergency teams, with equipment that is easy and quick to install that provides powerful and reliable light. In this niche market of emergency lighting, there…

Integration of innovation and technology and USAR coordination in major disasters
The Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Coordination Mechanism introduced by the United Nations International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) is critical for international disaster response, to provide effective and efficient tactical operations to lessen victim mortality.  The INSARAG Coordination…
Creating a better international Emergency Services donations pipeline

Donations of emergency services gear, vehicles and rescue equipment are a welcome sight to under-resourced departments around the world struggling to provide emergency care. However, despite the best intentions of the donors, there’s often a mismatch between what’s donated and…

A fire and rescue service incident commander communicates his brief to first responders during an exercise.

Developing non-technical skills in emergency response

Training for emergency responders (ERs), specifically technical training, is centred around ensuring responders in the public and private sectors are safe, effective, competent and confident in their response to incidents. But what about skills that aren’t ‘technical’?  After reviewing training…
Emergency lifting with levers – Part 1

In many emergency situations firefighters will need to lift large weights to perform the rescue of injured people. The manoeuvres we use must be done safely, quickly and efficiently since the time we have to release the injured is limited. …

Fire Safe Europe – Ten years dedicated to fire safety

Why Fire Safe Europe?  Fires in buildings are now bigger, more unpredictable and more dangerous than ever. Many regulatory requirements around fire safety in buildings are outdated and do not provide an adequate level of fire protection. Fire Safe Europe…

Outthink Wildfire – Part 3
To effectively reduce the threats from wildfire the government must increase resources for vegetative fuel management on public land. For more than a century, the US government has invested heavily in fire suppression infrastructure and workforce to ensure that most…
The Wedge: aggressive goal setting

The most crucial aspect of our work isn’t the finish line – it’s the aim. Goals are often designed with good intentions but poor technique. The Wedge is a free and open-source programme to aggressively enable the fire service with…

Sept. 23 2021 Dixie Fire, Lassen National Forest, California.

The future of fighting wildfires is drones

From California to Turkey to Australia, wildfires, also known as bushfires, are everywhere – and they’re increasing in both frequency and intensity. In 2020, over 10.2 million acres of land were affected by wildfires in the United States alone, compared…

Sitting in the driver’s seat of a fire truck, you need all the help you can get

The one person that makes or breaks the success of a rescue and/or fire attack is the person in the front seat driving you to the incident. The faster they get you there the faster you can put your training…

Food on the Stove is changing the culture of health in Washington, D.C. firehouses

Food on the Stove is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization founded to promote healthy lifestyle management among firefighters. With programmes ranging from healthy cooking demonstrations to partnerships with local farms that supply food to firehouses, this firefighter-operated and focused organization…

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