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FIRESHIELD is a multi-layered fabric complex designed to offer high radiant heat protection level 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…

A network of 31 ExGo gas extinguishant panels protect the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge.
Gas suppression control for critical and high-risk sites: what to consider

Data centres, control rooms, power generation facilities and archives may serve very different purposes, but…

Regular inspections of fire kits are just as important as laundering. A fire suit is only as good as its weakest seam, and therefore kit needs to be checked that it is fit for purpose every time before it is used.
Don’t be a statistic – secret killer amongst the force exposed

Cancer is a hidden killer amongst the force. In fact, firefighters have a 68% higher…

An ignited LNG pool. The intensity is increased explosively by introducing water (Rapid Phase Transition).
LNG safety and awareness training
LNG, once a niche market, is nowadays increasingly used as a cleaner fuel for trucks…
Search techniques using thermal imaging

In the Fire Service when the words Search and Rescue (S&R) are talked about it…

Three fans on the platform aimed towards the staircase. In the back, the inlet opening can be seen.
PPV as a support for firefighting in subways

Positive pressure ventilation (PPV) fans are widely used by the fire service during firefighting operations…

Comparing the two types of fire service TICs: Situational Awareness vs Decision Making.
Thermal imaging: breaking down the scan – Part 1

Firefighters must be trained to properly evaluate fire incidents based on training and by incorporating…

Figure 1: Remote controlled FireDos M2 fire monitor with manual backup on standby in recycling facility.
Automatic extinguishing solutions in recycling facilities and incineration plants utilizing heat detection

With a growing awareness towards the environment and resources, the amount of recycling and incineration…

FIELDEX for IER of CHN-1 (China International USAR Team).
Classified Light USAR teams to take part in international humanitarian assistance from 2021

In international Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) missions, the well-trained and competent USAR teams from…

Smoke detection and control, emergency lighting, logistical support and signage are all important factors in managing hotel evacuation.
Hotel fire safety

Modern hotels come in various shapes and sizes and are often part of more complex…

AV-8B Harrier making a VTOL landing out at sea.
Back to basics – the importance of the point man during ground emergencies

Say what you want about ARFF operations but for the majority of my career I…

Training evolution with the storage tank simulator using a F3 foam.
Transition to fluorine-free foam – a ‘drop in’ replacement?

Since the prohibition of the production of PFOA (C8) based foam concentrates back in July…

Fire detection and alarm products must be CE marked to be legally sold or placed on the European market.
Why accreditation is vital when specifying fire detection systems

This feature explores the complex issue of EN 54 product certification and highlights the potentially…

ADR / IMDG Carriage & Warning Labels (c) 2020 www.labeline.com.
The hazards of oxygen, oxidising agents and organic peroxides

For the firefighter and emergency services, understanding oxygen, its properties and those of its compounds…

Esteri ASL open water test.
High-performance pump moves on land, at sea and in the air

The latest innovation by Esteri Group, Finland’s most comprehensive operator in the firefighting and rescue…

Substation fire – Choosing the correct transformer fluids is pivotal to the safety of the wider environment. Image courtesy of MIDEL
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…

The fire sprinklers of today remain very similar to the ‘Grinell’ model.
The history of the fire sprinkler system – Part 1

Did you know that the concept of fire sprinkler systems has been around for several…


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