Fire Fighting Articles

  • Analox Attends National Fire Protection Association Exhibition

    This year’s NFPA, National Fire Protection Association exhibition was held in a very wet and windy Boston. ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • St. Tammany Fire District 9’s Michael Accardo III selected as Winner of 2017 Training Officer Recognition Award

    TargetSolutions, the leading provider of computer-based training management applications for fire departments, and the International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC) Volunteer & Combination Officers Section (VCOS) announced today that Michael Accardo III of the St. Tammany Fire District 9 (STFD9) has been selected as the winner of the 2017 ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Fire Fighting Training Unit - Case Study

    Project Details Customer Name: Indian Navy The Brief: Provide realistic LPG fire fighting training unit for naval personnel Location of Installation: INS Shivaji, Lonavala, India Products supplied: 2 off Fire ...


    By Process Combustion Ltd

  • A Look Ahead: What Is Microlearning?

    The Network of Corporate Academies (NOCA) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) report 40 percent of employees who receive poor training leave the job within a year. Considering how expensive employee turnover is to any organization, offering sufficient training is a must. To help address this issue, microlearning courses are gaining momentum and changing the way employees are ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Swedish solution for high-rise building fires

    Swedish fire fighting nozzle specialists, Unifire AB, have developed what may very well usher in a new era in fire fighting: a fully automatic fire detection and extinguishing system, called FlameRanger. The system, according to Unifire, is capable of detecting and extinguishing a fire in seconds of its breaking out, with minimal use of water, and without any human intervention required. Unifire ...


    By Unifire AB

  • 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

  • Flood Control Pump Unit for the Chrzanow Fire Brigade in Poland

    In October 2015, BBA Pumps Poland won the tender for the delivery of a trailer mounted flood control pump. This pump with customized features will be used by the Chrzanow Fire Brigade.  A minimum flow of 44.000 US GPM was included in the specification. In addition, high emphasis was placed on the pumps ergonomic design. You can see pictures of the satisfied fire brigade working with the ...


    By BBA Pumps North America

  • BBA Pumps delivers the largest mobile firefighting unit in Slovakia

    Bratislava has a huge oil refinery with an annual capacity of six million tons of oil and other chemical products. Mark van Rosse – a BBA Pumps service engineer – recently assisted in the commissioning of the largest mobile fire fighting pump unit in Slovakia. Refinery Safety Handling A global security company is responsible for safety at the refinery. ...


    By BBA Pumps North America

  • Reliability of OA-ICOS for bushfire simulation case study

    Customer: CSIRO Pyrotron: National Bushfire Research Facilities Application: Wind Tunnel, bush fire monitoring Background: ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • +30 Years of Pump Deliveries

    Zwets was established in 1953 and supplies pumps and valves for in-land shipping. Zwets is part of the SKB Group and is situated in Werkendam, the Netherlands. DESMI Pumps are used for the following applications: Ballast Cooling Pre-Lubrication ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Environmental factors that influence wildfire protective–action recommendations

    Each year wildfire incident commanders (ICs) manage thousands of events throughout the USA that often threaten life and property. In this task they make important decisions to protect both firefighters and citizens, usually under time pressure and uncertainty. Many environmental factors affect the choice and timing of the most effective protective–action in this context (e.g., evacuate, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainability requires that we learn to embrace change, not fight it

    Instead of engineering nature into standardized systems of production, we should look for ways to integrate our lifestyles within the cycles of the world around us. Limits to growth are a fundamental and widely accepted principle of sustainability. You might even call them the first law of sustainability. Nevertheless, as ecological economist Richard Norgaard ...


    By Ensia

  • Fire fighters day in Legnica

    The people in the town of Legnica, in the south west of Poland, celebrate the annual firefighters day every year on the 4th of July 2014. After the official medal ceremony for the fire fighting heroes, the Polish BBA Pumps representatives  presented two brand new fire fighting pump units to the Regional Fire Department.  The high head units M80/8 consists of: ...


    By BBA Pumps North America

  • 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

  • New addition to the mining pump range

    It is with great pride that we can introduce the latest addition to our range of dedicated mining pumps. The BA-C250H45 is a high flow / high head pump that is extremely suitable for the mining market as hard-wearing materials are used in the construction of the pumps. ...


    By BBA Pumps North America

  • An examination of interdependencies among major barriers to coordination in disaster response

    This paper reports two exploratory research studies conducted to identify major barriers to coordination in disaster response and to understand causal relationships among those barriers. In the first study, two expert panels (emergency operations centre directors and firefighters) participated in a Delphi survey to identify and prioritise major barriers. In the second study, five focus group ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

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