Torbjorn Lundmark
Torbjorn Lundmark
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Torbjorn Lundmark is a freelance writer in the field of occupational health and safety.

Bring your own air: a brief history of breathing apparatus

When you’re asked, ‘what’s the world’s oldest profession?’ you may be forgiven for coming up with the standard answer. But you’d forget one other ancient job: the firefighter. More than 5,000 years ago, even the Egyptians had firefighters dousing flames…


Firefighters suffer more from certain serious diseases than other professions, and in our modern world, the risks are increasing rapidly. To stave off the threats, firefighters must minimise the danger by tackling one main occupational hazard: harmful contaminants that accumulate…

Model behaviour

A simple way of minimising firefighters’ exposure to hazardous chemicals on the job, after the job, and between jobs. It all started in 2006, when the fire station in a small town in northern Sweden began to implement simple strategies…

Take a deep breath – the effects of respiratory protection on firefighters

Firefighting is one of the most physically demanding jobs imaginable. In addition to physical exertion, a firefighter must also wear breathing protection while doing the job. How does a respirator affect the fire professional? Flames. Heat. Water spray, humidity. Falling…

Firefighting and breathing protection then and now

Personal protection for firefighters has a long history. While many other technological developments sound as if they evolved out of a fairy-tale past, our modern firefighting equipment seems more as though it were plucked straight out of Science-Fiction. Even the…

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