Ladder lockdown is making the worlds most dangerous tool safer

My name is Troy Kumprey and I am the founder of Ladder Lockdown. I’d like to introduce you to the Ladder Lockdown All-in-One Saddle. This is a revolutionary safety device that I created simply to make laddering safer. Growing up…

Preserving victim dignity while protecting first responders

Throughout the world each year, hundreds of first responders die or suffer serious injuries due to secondary accidents caused by distracted, impaired, or speeding drivers flying around an existing accident. Current accident response protocols are not serving to protect those…

The growing threat of the world’s ageing transformer fleets

An underground fire which led to a partial evacuation at Newark Liberty International Airport on 14 January was just one in a series of blazes with a common cause – catastrophic transformer failure. With global energy demand on the rise,…

Creating an effective safety and health committee

Firefighters and First Responders across the World are susceptible to multiple elements that can cause injury, illness, disease, or worse; even death. Some of those threats may not appear to be an immediate danger to life and health, but after…

Rapid intervention teams in the American paid-on-call and volunteer fire service

For firefighters, the threat of danger always looms. Many firefighters, from the youngest of rookies to the oldest of grey-haired veterans, spend countless hours pondering the many facets of the job. They sit alone in the quiet, and debate vigorously…

Monitoring practices of firefighter safety when working in the heat

Firefighters work hard, in environments characterised by high levels of ambient and radiant heat. To further add to their thermal strain, urban firefighters wear heavy, impermeable protective clothing in a range of operating conditions. Despite structural firefighting PPC being designed…

Krusepak – Innovative and Proactive in Increasing Firefighter Safety

The fire service has always prided itself on attempting to be proactive versus reactive. So many issues are still being evaluated and trained on that sometimes it seems impossible to remember everything. One of the areas that we must continue…

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