At the Fire Rescue International exhibition in Dallas, Scott Health & Safety introduced a new wireless communications system and voice amplifier for self contained breathing air (SCBA) facemasks that are compliant with 2007 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.
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.
I am very excited about the 6th Edition of Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) book and course materials from the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), made available at the end of September.
All firefighters have turnout gear. It's the protective ensemble (a National Fire Protection Association term) used for responses to fire and other calls.
Well, it's actually the Umpteenth fire equipment show of the 2006 season.
When teaching spinal immobilization I'm often asked, "What's the best tool"? The short answer is the one you have and know how to use.
Think of all the services provided by the modern fire service. Think of the fire chief's job responsibilities.
About 25 percent of all firefighter deaths are attributed to apparatus crashes and a disproportionate number of those accidents involve tankers/tenders.
Get two siphons and then you can link three portable tanks together. You'll quickly wonder how you've gotten along without them all these years.