In the first article, we discussed conducting risk assessment as the first step in the protective clothing selection process. Information was provided for how departments should conduct a hazard and risk assessment.
Caterpillar received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its fire service popular C13 and C15 engines equipped with ACERT Technology for 2007.
Welcome to 2007, a new year and new beginnings. This time of year brings renewed hope and the feeling and vision of a fresh start for many.
Streamlight Inc., maker of high-performance flashlights used by firefighters and first responders worldwide, has developed two new lights, one with a built-in laser and the other a hands-free, low hazard headlamp.
This month's issue will review the Project HEROES (Homeland Emergency Response Operational and Equipment Systems) turnout gear by Total Fire Group/Morning Pride Manufacturing.
American Rescue Technology has developed what it claims is the most powerful extrication cutter in the world, the Genesis C231, with a maximum cutting force of 231,000 pounds.
Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment Magazine has joined in a strategic alliance with the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) to improve communication of FDSOA objectives and programs among its membership and to encourage fire departments nationwide to develop safety officer programs and standards as recommended by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and endorsed by the Association.
While attending this year's Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md., I was saddened and frustrated to see family members grieving for loved ones that could have been saved if safety rules had been followed.
All firefighters have turnout gear. It's the protective ensemble (a National Fire Protection Association term) used for responses to fire and other calls.
Code 3 has introduced a new emergency warning light called the 3-Up OPTIX NarrowStik, offering the same performance as other Code 3 products.