It doesn't seem long ago that self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBAs) were bulky, had heavy bottles, and featured masks that easily fogged up. Today "smart" face pieces tell firefighters much more than how much air they have left. SCBAs primarily provide breathing air during a fire, but they actually do much more.
In this month's column, I will cover alternative vehicles as a means of cost containment, as well as reasons why smaller apparatus might NOT work.
Setting up scene lighting is one of the less glorious tasks on the fireground.
CMC Rescue has transformed its authoritative Rope Rescue Field Guide into a full-featured phone app packed with valuable charts, diagrams, and how-to information.
Manufacturers of personal protective equipment (PPE) are expanding their offerings and introducing new products designed to protect firefighters yet still be comfortable, be more ergonomically fitted, and incorporate more means to escape deteriorating conditions.
The XT66 HYDRATREK six-wheel amphibious vehicle features a 13-inch industrial duty rubber track system with enhanced hydraulic circuit to access areas where terrain is swampier or has content that may damage conventional tires.
Magnalight.com announced today the addition of the EPL-JH16C-1MLED-100 ladder/rail bracket mounted LED light to its explosion proof lighting lineup.
The Boston Fire Department awarded two orders for 110-foot aluminum aerial ladders to E-ONE, making the new units the 11th and 12th E-ONE aerial ladders purchased by the department in the last few years.
PROTECTOR USA said its Targa 28 played a critical role in a recent on-water rescue by the Alameda County Fire Department.
When it comes to purchasing an aerial device, one of the major questions firefighters confront is whether to go with a platform or a straight stick.