FireDos has been a household name in the European fire industry for years. In the US the foam proportioning system isn’t as well known yet, but Ann-Marie Knegt thinks this is about to change.
Fire & Rescue is searching for the best fire instructors of the world – do you know one? We kick off this new series with Chief Jim Powell of The University of Nevada, Reno Fire Science Academy (FSA).
The history of Ulm and Iveco Magirus has been interwoven since Conrad Dietrich Magirus, Fire Commander of the City – and one of the founding fathers of the German fire service – invented the turntable ladder in 1872. Ann Marie visited Iveco to find out the latest developments.
When entering industrial areas with equipment such as torches and radios it is imperative that these devices do not react with the atmosphere and potentially cause explosions – ensuring they are ATEX compliant is the answer. Dan Worth looks at some of the latest developments in this growth area.
In this the third installment of our round-the-world view of how fire services are tackling global warming, Tokyo and Hong Kong speak out.
Fire pumps need to fulfil a long list of requirements as well as complying with ever more stringent emissions regulations. Is this a case of fire buyer beware? F&R gives the lowdown on pumps.
The new EN 443:2007 firefighter’s helmet standard is expected to be fully approved by all member states at any moment. Fire & Rescue talks to Hans Detzlhofer of Rosenbauer about the new standard.
UK Fire and Rescue Authorities can typically spend up to £500,000 a year on insurance – a significant drain on any authority’s limited budget. In an attempt to save as much as possible on insurance premiums as well as finding a fairer, more tailored deal for the sector, a groundbreaking mutual was born.
Sicur ‘08 took place in Madrid, Spain, 26-29 of February. F&R couldn’t resist visiting the Spanish capital to check out the latest developments in a show that is beginning to feel international.
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