October is Fire Prevention Month, Governor Jeff Colyer proclaims Oct. 7-13, 2018, Fire Prevention Week in Kansas

Today’s home fires burn faster than ever. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one or two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing how to use that time wisely takes…

Balancing business continuity with maintenance costs and downtime

One of the key challenges facing businesses worldwide is balancing business continuity with maintenance costs and downtime. An example of this would be in a commercial office building which requires a fire sprinkler system. BAFSA, The British Automatic Fire Sprinkler…

NFPA issues safety bulletin on firefighter protective hoods

It is well-documented that firefighter Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is exposed to a wide range of toxins, pathogens and other hazardous substances. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and…

NFPA encourages prompt disposal of Christmas trees and safe removal of lights

Dragging your heels on taking down the Christmas tree? Here’s a fact that may motivate you: Nearly 40 percent of U.S. home fires that begin with Christmas trees occur in January. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is strongly encouraging…

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…

NFPA Fire Hood Completes Bristol’s Range

Bristol’s range of fire hoods now includes an NFPA Standard hood which completes a comprehensive range, first introduced three years ago, and now offers firefighters protection levels which fully meet the performance standards required in most parts of the world.…

Not all Pumps are Created Equal

Not all pumps referred to as a fire pumps are the same. Choosing the correct pump for the specific job is complicated, because the name fire pump is used to describe a wide range of different styles and designs of…

New Research Studies Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure Risks

Firefighters around the world are facing increasingly complex challenges on the fireground, including evolving health and safety risks for the responding members of the fire service. Using statistics from the United States alone, there is compelling information available that suggests…

Fire Service College Approved As First Pro Board European Accredited Centre

The Fire Service College (FSC), the Home of Firefighter Development in the UK, has become the first centre in Europe to achieve Pro Board accreditation to certify to the US based National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards. The NFPA is…

Insight Robotics Wildfire Detection System

The Insight Robotics Wildfire Detection System is the leading solution for long distance 24-hour wildfire detection. It is the first in the world to spot a heat source as small as a single 2m x 1m tree within a 5…

Your Opportunity to take part in an incredible Summer Fire Trade Show Spectacular

Starting in Hannover, Germany with the world’s largest and most famous fire show Interschutz. Next up is London, England for the International Firex and finally, Chicago, USA for the NFPA Show. IFF Magazine will be at all three major events with our…

Introducing the Marcé “Rhino”

On the 26th September, in the presence of assembled guests from the African nations, Marcé Fire Fighting Technology of Centurion in South Africa chose Wonderboom National Airport in Pretoria as the setting to launch and fully demonstrate the capabilities of their…

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