Fire and Rescue Q1 2013 has been published!

Published:  07 March, 2013

Fire and Rescue Q1 2013 has been published. Click here or on the cover to read it.

We feature the following articles:

Fight or flight

The benefits of flight crews and firefighters training together – by a firefighting pilot.

The virtual reality debate

Are responders becoming too dependent on virtual reality training?

Larger-than-life training

Massive investment into Training Base Weeze (Germany) results in unlimited scenarios within 38 hectares.

CBRN and hazmat

The effectiveness of hazmat and CBRN training is enhanced through the use of electronic simulation equipment.

  5th International Firefighting Foam Conference

We reveal the speakers and the presentations – it is still not too late to sign up!

Wildland firefighting

Two international projects that aim to share best practice.

PPE update

Lion Apparel pounces in the Middle East; Millenia Light fabrics go from strength to strength in The Netherlands; biker protective wear that is also firefighting gear; SEI begins certifying to new NFPA hazmat/CBRN standards.


Iveco Magirus makes a big splash in Brazil; Luxembourg Findel airport tests its emergency response; the Portuguese Air Force fire truck that flies to the rescue; Czech Republic Fire Brigade takes delivery of new Bobcats.

Mass casualty incidents

Recent tragedies such as the Kiss nightclub fire in Brazil have highlighted the need for better fire and evacuation strategies in buildings.

Rescue and extrication

A new controlled descent device; tips for ensuring an extrication plays out as sweetly as an orchestral performance.

Alternative fuels and bus fires

What firefighters need to know about responding to fires in vehicles powered by compressed natural gas.

  • Operation Florian

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Company Profiles

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.