Fire and Rescue Q4 has been published!

Published:  23 November, 2012

The following topics are featured in this issue of Fire and Rescue: ARFF foam consultation, Hidden dangers, PPE at the NFPA, Rail emergency response,  Training in focus, Technical rescue,  ARFF training, Vehicles, High-rise firefighting

ARFF foam consultation

The UK Civil Aviation Authority seeks comment on plans to introduce a Qualified Product List for aviation firefighting foam.

Smokey, Calendar, and Events

Intersec in Dubai and IFSEC & OSH Arabia in Riadh, Saudi Arabia.

Hidden dangers

Carcinogenicity of diesel fumes – the consequences for the fire industry; Acting Chief of the City of York FRS, Pennsylvania, takes steps to protect firefighters from diesel exhaust fumes; Greater Manchester FRS increases awareness of the hidden dangers of cyanide in house fires.

 BA & cylinders

Why buying NIOSH-certified replacement cylinders is costing the US fire service dearly; advances in SCBA technology result in greater firefighter safety, writes Draeger.

 PPE at the NFPA

Update on the Fire and Emergency Services Protective Clothing and Equipment Project, from NFPA Expo, Las Vegas.

 Rail emergency response

Creating interoperability between agencies involved in rail emergencies; specialist equipment to aid response.

 Training in focus

F&R visits Centro Jovellanos training centre in Asturias, Spain; why Devon & Somerset FRS is offering its expertise to the private sector.

Technical rescue

Heavy rescue and stabilisation considerations by UKRO; glass management technology in the spotlight; Ian Dunbar comments on heavy rescue; new water rescue device does away with getting wet.

 ARFF training

How NATO and Portuguese Air Force firefighters trained Afghan firefighters to ICAO standards.


A sophisticated in-cab system enhances safety for occupants.

High-rise firefighting

Update on the HERO Pipe system from Elkhart Brass.

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Company Profiles

Renka´s Fire Engine No. 1

Firefighting, fast, safe, everywhere. Michael Renka GmbH, based in Germany, is a manufacturer of firefighting vehicles, pumps and rescue equipment.

Waterax - We move water

Trusted by wildland firefighters around the world, WATERAX sets the industry standard by developing innovative, portable fire pumps and water-handling equipment designed to withstand demanding applications and rugged environments.

Big Water Flow for Industrial and Municipal Firefighting Applications

Protecting the lives of the public and firefighters while limiting the structural damage caused in large scale fires is our primary mission

We are committed to improving lives and doing business in the right way

We have a unique mix of capability and culture that we refer to as 3M Science and we strive to develop products that improve people’s daily lives in a multitude of ways.

HazSim - Bringing situational HazMat training to life

HazSim, LLC provides innovative simulation training to ensure your team works safely and effectively. HazSim Pro simulation equipment is in use by hundreds of fire departments, training schools, industrial fire teams, and private trainers across the US, Canada and further afield as well as the US Army.

The ultimate in innovation, quality and service

For 60 years Lehavot has been delivering the world’s most advanced fire detection and suppression automatic systems

Advancing rescue technology

The specialist supplier of quality PPE and Rescue Equipment to Emergency Services.

Revolutionizing fire fighting foam technology

The one-stop resource for fire fighting foam concentrates and custom-designed foam suppression systems hardware.

Trust the best, let us be your foam solution

AUXQUIMIA is a Spanish company whose main activity is the design, manufacture and commercialization of firefighting foam concentrates.

Williams Fire & Hazard Control offers a full line of specialized fire response equipment for oil and gas platforms

From storage tanks and pipeline emergencies to offshore platforms and vessels at sea, Williams' response personnel and specialized equipment quickly address adverse fire emergencies.

The leader in truck-mounted hydraulic platforms

Our mission is to provide the best and the safest solution to professionals that work at height.

If you want quality, you want Zico

Since its inception Ziamatic Corp has provided the men and women of the fire service with products designed to make their jobs safer and easier.

The independent alternative

Dafo Fomtec AB is a privately owned company with head office in Stockholm Sweden and manufacturing in Helsingborg in the south of Sweden.