Stuttgart airport took delivery of the Magirus Superdragon X8 in July 2016. The 52-tonne vehicle, with 8x8 powertrain and four-axle, based on an Iveco IM52X8 chassis, is equipped with a twin power pack using Iveco Cursor engines and Allison 4500R fully automatic transmissions.
Technology has brought immense benefits to the fire service, but are we relying too much on our smartphones and tablets? Firefighter Bart van Leeuwen has come up with a new philosophy of operational information delivery in which technology is not the aim but the enabler, and which he hopes will create 'smarter' firefighters, reports Ann-Marie Knegt.
'From Knowledge to Practice' is an international project that aims to develop training based on a scientific approach to fire dynamics in order to promote operational best practice and develop 'thinking' firefighters, write Katherine Lamb and Peter McBride.
International wildfire simulation project
Work has recently begun in Europe on the development of a mobile incident command training system that aims to improve firefighters’ response to wildfires, writes Robert Stacey from Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service and the IGNIS project.
New emergency comms radio system at Munich Airport
Motorola Solutions has received an order to implement an update and extension of its existing TETRA digital two-way radio system at Munich Airport.
Fiskville foam contamination - Government response
The Government response to the parliamentary committee report into the contamination of the CFA firefighters' training college at Fiskville with PFCs was tabled in November in the Victorian Parliament, Australia.
NFPA report cites great needs with US fire departments
The fourth Fire Service Needs Assessment Survey has revealed significant shortages in staffing, training, facilities, health, wellness and equipment.
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