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.
Code 3 has introduced a new emergency warning light called the 3-Up OPTIX NarrowStik, offering the same performance as other Code 3 products.
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.