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.
The city of Mountain View, population 71,995, is located in Northern California's Silicon Valley. Its fire department staff includes 70 uniform personnel, staffing five engine companies, one rescue and one truck company.
Now that the holidays are over, and we're into the New Year, it's time to think about some resolutions for your emergency medical service department.
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.
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.
I often lecture on the controversies in prehospital care and thought I'd share some controversies surrounding the equipment used and what might be used in the future.
An evolution is taking place in the way that bunker gear will look and perform.