Fire Fighting Articles

  • 5 Reasons Emergency Vehicle Specs Should Include a Weather Station

    “Being aware of the weather conditions before, during, and after an incident is imperative,” quotes columnist Chuck Sallade in Firefighter Nation. Having a weather station on-board emergency vehicles is one of the best ways to manage situational awareness regarding weather conditions. This article outlines a convincing case for including a weather station in the specifications for an ...

  • FineFog Fire-Fighting System for Algoma

    DESMI has signed a fire-fighting package contract for a new building project at 3. MAJ shipyard Croatia. The project is a series of Great Lakes self unloading bulk carriers, (hull numbers 732/733/527/528/529) classed by LR, and registered under Canadian flag. The fire-fighting system package includes: 1. Accommodation water sprinkler system for cabins and service space 2. Engine room local ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Clustering analysis of water distribution systems: identifying critical components and community impacts

    Large water distribution systems (WDSs) are networks with both topological and behavioural complexity. Thereby, it is usually difficult to identify the key features of the properties of the system, and subsequently all the critical components within the system for a given purpose of design or control. One way is, however, to more explicitly visualize the network structure and interactions ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • When the smoke disappears: dealing with extinguishing chemicals in firefighting wastewater

    Water is not enough. Nowadays, numerous chemicals are used for fire extinction. After use, however, these may unintentionally enter sewerage systems. In order to safely treat firefighting wastewater (FFWW), knowledge of the potential effects of these chemicals on biological treatment processes is essential. This study characterized and mimicked the composition of FFWW containing two powders, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Heat Protection Gloves: Which Professions Use Them?

    In a wide variety of industries, companies are required to provide the proper safety equipment for their employees. Health and safety has become a top priority for businesses in recent years, providing protection for both workers and the companies who employ them. Among other things, gloves have become a common protective item in the workplace. Particularly for workers who are dealing with high ...


    By Intersafety

  • Oregon Hazmat Responders Receive 2013 Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award

    Cerex is pleased to announce the Tualatin Valley Fire Rescue, using a Cerex Micro Hound UVDOAS multi-gas analyzer for overhaul phase airborne toxicants studies has received national recognition for their efforts to improve fire-fighter safety practices. FIRE SERVICE SAFETY LEADERSHIP AWARD TO BE PRESENTED TO THREE ORGANIZATIONS FOR THEIR COLLECTIVE WORK TO IMPROVE FIREFIGHTER HEALTH AND SAFETY ...

  • Case study - fire brigades and civil emergencies

    Location: Austria and China Year: 2011 FIRE FIGHTING AND CIVIL EMERGENCIES - Multi-Purpose Track EMPL is an international company specialized in special vehicles and with a strong division dedicated to fire-fighting trucks. Dragflow and EMPL have developed a special truck for fire brigades suitable to work also in the most ...


    By Dragflow North America

  • Reed Beds

    Naturally occurring wetlands have a natural, innate ability to remediate contaminants from water. Over the decades BritishFlora have supplied many millions of reeds, Phragmites communis, for both habitat creation projects such as bird reserves to attract bittern, bearded tit and water rails, to name but a few. Common Reed is commonly planted to help with the cleaning of contaminated ...


    By BritishFlora

  • Case Study - Fire brigades and Civil emergencies

    Location : Austria Year : 2011 FIRE FIGHTING AND CIVIL EMERGENCIES - Multi-Purpose Track EMPL is an international company specialized in special vehicles and with a strong division dedicated to fire-fighting trucks. Dragflow and EMPL have developed a special truck for fire brigades suitable to work also in the most difficult ...


    By Dragflow S.r.l.

  • Learning lessons from wildfires, from Texas to Brazil

    “This is unprecedented fire behavior. We’ve never seen conditions like this before. Not a single one of our firefighters has ever faced such extreme conditions.” This statement from the director of the Texas Forest Service makes it clear that the recent wildfires that scorched Texas belong in a new category of disaster. Already, the state’s wildfires this season ...

  • Using GIS for emergency management: a case study during the 2002 and 2003 flooding in south-east France

    Emergency management has always required tools to get geographic information from the affected area. The objectives are to have a general view of the theatre of operations with its geographic characteristics, troop's location, roads and railways, and fighting location. The emergency management of natural hazards is specific because it is necessary to evaluate the appropriate number of emergency ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessment of public perception regarding wastewater reuse

    ABSTRACTA descriptive-correlational study was recently conducted in a four county metropolitan area in the southeast United States (US) as part of a collaborative effort between nursing and environmental engineering researchers. The purpose of the study was to assess attitudes, knowledge and information sources concerning wastewater reuse and evaluate the results with respect to population ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Emergency response possibilities at freight railway tunnel accidents

    Recent tunnel disasters in several Western European countries such as Switzerland (Gotthard tunnel, 2001) and Austria (Tauern tunnel, 1999), France/Italy (Mont Blanc tunnel, 1999) and Great Britain/France (Channel Tunnel, 1996) have made tunnel safety an area for special attention. In-depth investigations into these accidents focused on individual aspects of tunnel design and hazards. As regards ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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