Given the unacceptable number of firefighter fatalities while responding to and returning from incidents, a look at cab safety is a natural part of the process to improve firefighter survivability.
As much as emergency medical service (EMS) has become the predominant response of many fire departments, motor vehicle collisions are a large part of EMS and fire response that call on our abilities to do medical and rescue operations simultaneously.
During past few months, I have been getting requests for information on a new public safety vest standard, along with requests for advice on what to buy when considering traffic safety vests.
If you are a firefighter, Roger Lackore wants your measurements - with your bunker gear on, thank you.
The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is alerting its members to a potential issue - that fireground noise may be disrupting communications with digital two-way portable radios - and is asking them for ideas.
In what has become an annual rite of spring, manufacturers of fire and rescue equipment are gearing up to try to persuade Congress to reverse the president's proposed $247 million cut in funding for fiscal 2008 Fire Act grants, a 7-year-old program that has provided more than $3 billion to fire and rescue departments and may be changing the industry.
There will always be some departments that insist on buying the biggest pump available that can utilize every single horsepower provided by today's largest diesel engines.
Expanding on an extensive line of electric power cord reels, Akron Brass has introduced a new line of air and hydraulic hose reels.
Others think that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1901 standard guaranties a quality apparatus.
Task Force Tips' new 5.25-inch ball intake valve (BIV) marries the industry's largest ball intake valve waterway with the industry's toughest coatings, producing a corrosion resistant valve with a water flow loss of 3 psi at 2,000 gpm.