Confined spaces represent major health and safety risks for many workers. Recognizing and planning appropriately for confined space work can mean the difference between a job well done and disaster.
The advanced command center was designed to ensure emergency response teams are prepared to handle a variety of scenarios, and will depend on CommandScope for vital strategy and data.
The mono coupling allows connecting and disconnecting of tools while the line is under flow (in most cases it’s not necessary to place the directional control of the power unit in the neutral position).
The S 311E features a combination of cutting strength, large blade opening and low weight. Rescuers can operate the tool using the power cord or switch over to battery mode for supreme portability.
Many advancements were made during the past decade in fire apparatus, firefighting equipment, personal protective equipment and communications gear. But extrication toolmakers may have been confronted with the greatest challenge for improvements to keep up with the material and design changes in new vehicles.
AMKUS said its 240SS Super Simo Power Unit offers a new level of performance.
The pioneering Vulcore low-profile pack - a new way of storing compressed air for self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) - is attracting serious interest from conventional SCBA manufacturers.
At the beginning of June, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) through its Safety, Health and Survival Section and its partnering fire service organizations issued a statement urging all fire chiefs, fire/EMS officers and departments to issue a “stand down.”
Hurst, inventor and manufacturer of the Jaws of Life, donated over 115 rescue tools worth more than $130,000 to Mexican fire departments in August.
In the early days of fire service gas detection technology, the reasoning at fire scenes often went something like this: it must be safe to overhaul if the detector shows plenty of oxygen and no carbon monoxide.