Issue 79 – October 2021

Data is king, I’m told. But only if you do something with it, I reply.

I just stepped away from looking at Sentinel hot spot, a service run by Geoscience…

Image courtesy of Milan Ashley from Pixabay
Seminal research looks at US fire experience since America Burning

‘The striking aspect of the Nation’s fire problem is the indifference with which Americans confront…

Representative politics

As governments push for greater reform, the fire protection industry needs to engage more closely…

Full Body Suit • Portable, non-invasive and easy to apply core body-cooling system designed for heat stroke treatment. • Rapidly reduces core body temperature at an average rate of 7.2*C/hour.
ZOLL Medical – Exclusive distribution agreement for unique CarbonCool portable body cooling solution

ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions,…

HAIX Group – Why MADE IN EUROPE means so much to HAIX

Firefighters may know where their boots will take them, but do they know where they…

Seam integrity is critical to firefighter protection

When it comes to specifying protective clothing for firefighters there should never be any compromise…

Fire Dog by Reel-Tech typical heavy and medium pumper truck mount shown. Fire Dog can be custom supplied for all applications including top, cabinet, and trailer-mounted firefighting applications.
Reel-Tech – Safer hose reel design improves crewhealth and safety and reduces injury

For more than 20 years, Reel-Tech have proudly represented US-based longstanding fire-hose reel manufacturer Hannay…

South Australia CFS have been wearing ECO-DRY Shield since 2019.
ECO-DRY Shield – The wildland protection of choice for South Australia

Australia is one of the most wildfire-prone countries in the world. Bushfires are a regular…

Aussie acts to combat Wildfires wherever they are.
Get ready for the big burn

This story is contributed by Warwick Lorenz from Australian Pump Industries. Warwick has learnt from…

WRC Rally car crash. These vehicles soon will have a hybrid drivetrain in 2022.
Today’s personal protective envelope for motorsports response – Part 2

The ramifications of hybrids and electrics in motorsports is a significant concern. These vehicles bring…

FIRESHIELD is a multi-layered fabric designed to offer high radiant heat protection without sacrificing mobility.
Firefighter safety, 30 years in the making

Safety. Comfort. Unless both are built into their protective clothing, no firefighter will be able…

The 2021 wildfire season in the U.S. could be even worse than 2020. A greater focus on prevention is needed to avoid devastating damages from wildfires.
Breakthroughs accelerating the preventative use of long-term fire retardants

Aircraft have dropped red long-term retardants in response to out-of-control wildfires for almost 60 years.…

The compact size of Esteri CAFS by OS leaves sufficient space in the compartment.
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…

Ensuring that volunteer teams are as well-supported as possible is essential to deliver crucial emergency services.
Helping volunteers shine as leaders

A new evidence-based toolkit is strengthening Australia’s emergency service workforce capability by supporting volunteer leaders…

Hose reel system truck-mounted ready for deployment.
Crusader Hose – Reliable fire management equipment you can rely on

When supply lines are needed to transfer water closer to the fire from long distances,…

Typical overall system schematic for a ‘cloud’ based solution for an application covering multiple sites.
IoT-enabled valve monitoring system can ease inspection burden

A new wireless valve monitoring system, which recently earned the FM Approvals certification, promises to…

The harsh environment of the mining industry creates additional fire risks through wear and damage to machinery.
Mitigating vehicle fires is key to preventing a life-threatening domino effect on mine sites

The prevalence of fire-related incidents in Australian mines means it is high time we take…

A bushfire raging at the North Black Range in NSW, December 2019.
Lessons from Black Summer: how people experienced the 2019/20 NSW fire season

More than 1,200 people shared their experiences of the worst fire season in New South…

Figure 5. Using another detector to cover the area of risk.
Flame detector selection: Part 2 – detection technologies

Part One of our flame detection guide provided some pointers for the selection of flame…

Fig. 3: Water motor with proportioning pump.
Use of foam for firefighting in tank farms of the oil and petrochemical industry – Part 2

Part One of this article described the typical incident scenarios at tank farm fires and…

The TIC can be used to assess the extent of a hot spot once opened up with hand tools.
Selecting and using a thermal imaging camera for wildfire – Part 2

A thermal imaging camera (TIC) like any other item of firefighting equipment has limitations. This…

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service.
MSA Bristol to the rescue

This feature looks at the changing role of firefighters and how fire and rescue services…

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