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Technical rescue teams use a variety of equipment to support collapsed structures or trenches and move heavy debris to gain access to confined void spaces.
Throw bags, float bags, rescue tethers, reaching devices, floating devices, and small watercraft are some of the equipment available to fire departments and rescue teams for water rescue incidents that run the gamut from flooding scenarios to swift water rescues to calls involving water sources of all kinds.
ASAP is a self-trailing mobile fall arrest device that is designed to be used on the static, kernmantle ropes we use in the fire service. It is suitable for two-person loads (550 pounds) and is used in conjunction with a shock absorber to minimize impact forces should a dynamic event occur.
FLIR Systems’ TrueTrace® detection technology features a new five-channel sensor array that delivers expanded threat coverage.
Sixty wildland firefighters are carrying one of four new fire shelter prototypes for “wear testing” as part of the continuing Fire Shelter Project Review, administered by the United States Department of Agriculture’s United States Forest Service (USFS) National Technology and Development Program.
Rural and rural volunteer fire departments typically don’t have the staffing or the budgets to afford a separate wildland division. However, these budgetary constraints don’t necessarily preclude us from wildfire readiness.
Approximately 250 wildland firefighters, chief officers, incident commanders, and others had an opportunity to see the latest developments in wildland equipment, tools and gear.
First responders must be able to identify potential radiation risks and then determine the source quickly and accurately to implement a proper safety plan.
KIMTEK Corp, makers of MEDLITE® and FIRELITE® Transport skid units for off-road rescue and wildland firefighting, recently announced a new relationship with Mercedes Textiles.