Environmentally-friendly foams are not a new concept in many countries but they are in the UK. The purpose of the Vigo trip, explains ABC MacIntosh’s Gary McDowall, was to demonstrate how environmental foams could be beneficial to the emergency services, and that going down the environmental route would not necessarily cost more.

The merger of two German companies and three French ones has provided a technical springboard for this extremely efficient system, says Gimaex.

Increasingly, more incidents are occurring where an existing fixed water supply system has been rendered useless. An initial explosion on a site has wiped out the fixed system completely.

e2V’s Gordon Haddow, technical authority on thermal imaging cameras (TICs) and Robin Wareham, sales engineer, explain why the Argus4 is currently one of the best-adapted TICs for firefighters on the market.

The new US standard (‘Protective ensembles for structural firefighting and close proximity firefighting’) brings together two previous standards into one. It features major design improvements which reflect the changed hazards firefighters face since the previous revision in 2000.

The new US standard (‘Protective ensembles for structural firefighting and close proximity firefighting’) brings together two previous standards into one. It features major design improvements which reflect the changed hazards firefighters face since the previous revision in 2000.

Fire and emergency services who refuse to recognise the real possibility of a major air crash incident happening within their local airport or within their jurisdiction are leaving themselves wide open to numerous problems.

At 12.06 hours on the 28th of May, 2007, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) Command and Control Center dispatched a ‘Traffic Collision/Major 2’ response after receiving a report of an occupied passenger vehicle crushed beneath a tanker truck/trailer combination which was also leaking an unknown product. This was located on the Pomona Freeway twelve miles east of downtown Los Angeles, CA.

Since the days when man first moved his goods and chattels about he has needed to secure his load to prevent things falling off. As a young firefighter at training school I remember well being explained the virtues of the ‘Yachtsman’s purchase’ – a marvellous knot that allowed tension to be applied to the running end.

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