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…

Health and safety are critical to firefighter success

Too often firefighters and emergency medical responders subscribe to the belief that they need to put others first at the expense of their own health and safety. To some extent this is true – we are the ones running into…

Make the commitment to be a heart-healthy firefighter

Most firefighters, emergency medical personnel, and rescue providers pride themselves on being ready for the next call. They participate in many hours of training, build up on-the-job experience in all kinds of emergencies, and work to prepare their department and…

HCN and CO in firefighting and emergency medical services

Smoke and gases generated in today’s fires are more dangerous than they’ve ever been. Thankfully more knowledge and better equipment can help us deal with that increased danger. Have you or members of your team experienced a headache, sore throat…

How the development of body armor has helped firefighters

The nature of protective clothing means that there are naturally similarities between different products. For example, there are a number of similarities between bullet proof and stab proof vests, including materials and design. This may seem obvious, but even Turnout…

Innovative radio technology keeps New Zealand’s firefighters safe

New solution embeds radio microphone within firefighters’ breathing apparatus Communication across multiple New Zealand public safety agencies made easier Built for the harshest environments with improved noise cancellation and battery life Wellington, New Zealand – 16 August 2016 – Firefighters…

Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) training for first responders: Part 1

Marine Firefighting Inc. has been training Mariners and Firefighters about Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) safety and firefighting tactics for over 14-years. This training had previously been conducted for the few large LNG import terminals in the US. Eventually, the US…

The future of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service – final decision on frontline service changes

Proposals on the future of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service have today (February 24) been approved by the county’s Fire Authority. The plans were drawn up by the Service following a comprehensive review of its frontline services. A formal consultation…

The Bulletproof Spirit – Part 2: Wellness Practices

Firefighters and medics are not invincible. They feel fear and are helpless at times. They suffer heartache, suffer with their victims, and bleed just like everybody else. Wellness practices for the spirit, or spiritual wellness, is a concept fairly new…

What Can We Do to Stop Attacks on Firefighters?

Fighting fires is a difficult job that requires a great deal of calm under pressure and the ability to perform confidently in extreme conditions. The turnout gear worn by firefighters can protect them against the extremely dangerous environments they work…

West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) to recruit 50 firefighters

WMFS is set to recruit around 50 new firefighters, with an online application process which started on Monday 8 December 2014. The brigade is gearing up for thousands of applicants to visit its website in the hope of becoming one of the…

Being in the right place at the right time

As a photographer I usually find myself in a studio or on location undertaking photographic commissions which have been pre arranged well in advance. On the night of December 13th 2013, I was in my 14th floor apartment in the…

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