Fire and Rescue speaks to Salvatore La Sala, the Team Leader of the International Firefighting Team of the Year from Palermo, which won the coveted Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award. The firefighters from Palermo rescued 15 people from a collapsing building. In May they travelled up to New York to visit the FDNY for a trip of a life time.
Jean-Thomas Bilodeau-Fortin from the Quebec Emergency Management Organisation highlights how the authority restructured its wilderness rescue operations so the vast province is now covered for response to the most remote areas.
Firefighters experience many stresses, strains and challenges when performing firefighting duties in personal protective equipment.
Edward Shepherd, Service Operations Manager for Bristol Uniforms, emphasises why having clean fire kit is so important, and how firefighters can protect themselves from the consequences of coming in contact with ultra fine particulates.
Apply for the title of International Firefighting Team of the Year 2014
More than 25 million people around the world boldly, selflessly, and courageously engage in fire safety and disaster relief every day. And they now have the opportunity to put themselves and their extraordinary endeavours for society forward for the international Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award. Firefighting teams still have until August 31, 2014, to enter this international competition.
Water mist community to meet in Istanbul 22-23 October
This year’s International Water Mist Conference will be held in Istanbul, Turkey – don’t miss the chance to find out the latest innovations in this exciting technology!
There’s a saying in the fire service that sometimes you have to slow down in order to speed up. Sometimes when things aren’t going well at a fire scene, we have to take a step back for a moment and regroup. This often results in changing our tactics in order to achieve the desired result of putting out the fire.
Event: The National Congress of French Firefighters (Sapeur Pompier)
The National Congress of French Firefighters is an annual event under the aegis of the National Federation of French Firefighters.
Critical Water and Flood Rescue Survival Decisions for SAR Conference announced in Charlotte, NC
After the successful SAR to Resuscitation – Floodfighters Lifesaving Conference, UK, March 2014, another ‘US/UK Water Rescue Masterclass’ is being hosted by Charlotte Fire Department (CFD) and the Emergency Management of North Carolina.
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