Fire Fighting Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Comparison of random vibration responses between traditional model and coupled model for a road-rail fire fighting vehicle

    Based on the vehicle-track coupled dynamics, a vehicle-track coupled model for the road-rail fire fighting vehicle is set up. The random vibration characteristics of the vehicle-track coupled model are compared with those of the traditional vehicle model regarding the track as a rigid foundation. Some field measures are done to verify the two models. The experimental test results and the numeral ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Use of analytic hierarchy process and fire dynamics simulator to assess the fire protection systems in a tunnel on fire

    The road and rail tunnels are increasing in number. Corresponding to this higher number of tunnels, a higher number of accidents related to safety problems occur. The safety of road and rail tunnels is mostly related to fire safety. Our purpose in this paper is to present a new integrated approach to the analysis of fire safety in tunnels. Using different techniques from the decision support ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Firefighters may be exposed to asbestos battling fires

    EMSL Analytical can quickly test to determine the presence of asbestos in old buildings that catch fire and release the dangerous fibers into the air. Firefighters are regularly exposed to the dangers of extreme heat, fire and smoke, but new concerns over asbestos exposure have recently come to light. Although firefighters typically wear air masks connected to air canisters when battling a ...


  • Accident scenarios for marshalling yards in The Netherlands: Private or public fire fighting

    Since the introduction of the Seveso and Seveso II directive (1996), many Western European countries have had the opportunity to demand that installations processing hazardous materials have a private fire brigade. In the Netherlands, based on the Dutch company fire brigade decree, certain companies can be compelled to have a private fire brigade (BZK, 1990). Hazardous materials are processed at ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Second Line of Defence

    The environment is at the top of everyone’s agenda. Oil and related products can be a threat to the natural world when they leak, causing major environmental consequences that kill wildlife, pollute water and spoil agricultural land. It takes both great expense and time to clean up a spill, so a second layer of protection is required as a safety net. The first layer of protection present at ...


    By Maple Grove Enterprises

  • 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

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