F&R Q3

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Published:  20 August, 2015

So what can you read in this issue of F&R? Not only is Fire and Rescue organising the PPE – Duty of Care Forum on February 2 in Birmingham, we also report on a pioneering new movement within Swedish Fire Brigades, where they have taken practical steps to reduce exposure to contaminants, in order to prevent cancer.

We also offer an overview of some of the best developments at Interschutz, in Hannover, while Ian Dunbar, rescue consultant for Holmatro, provided us with an exclusive report on the extrication challenge held at Interschutz, which attracted teams from all over the world.

Paul Grimwood, Kent FRS, UK, was involved with research with the Glasgow Caledonian University which looked into water use during house fires, which came up with some very useful recommendations.

Gary West (Lancashire FRS, UK) offers insights into tactical ventilation and explains why PPV on its own is no longer considered a valid tactic.

Steve Banner provides an overview of the latest fire pump technology  - ranging from massive industrial pumps and high volume pumps to portable wildfire pumps and CAFS.

Jacob McAfee, West Point Fire and Emergency Services, US) explains why mutual aid between ARFF and municipal responders is absolutely essential.

The Airport Fire Officers Association (AFOA) has launched the programme for its annual conference, and it is better than ever.

Fires in road tunnels are low frequency but high-risk incident, so being unprepared for them will have disastrous consequences.  The right training in a specialised environment is key.

Simon Petts (Gatwick FRS) got to play with some boys’ toys and tested several torches during active duty around the airport and fire training ground.

F&R provides an overview of techniques to maintain stability at high speed while driving fire and crash tenders.

LA Fire Department has successfully implemented social media as an emergency management strategy.

What is coming up in Fire and Rescue Q4?

Special features:

Wild firefighting and aerial response

PPE: Cleaning, maintenance and cancer prevention

Fighting fires in heritage buildings


•Product News


•Fire Ninja


Specialist Focus:

•Water Rescue

• CAFS & Foam Proportioning



•Extrication Rescue Tools

•Foams, Powders & Gels


•Hoses, Nozzles & Monitors



•ARFF Training

Bonus Distribution:

•Intersec, Dubai, UAE

•AFOA Dublin, Ireland

To advertise, contact Kelly Francis at 0207 973 4666, k.francis@hgluk.com.

To contribute contact Ann-Marie Knegt, Editor Fire and Rescue at am.knegt@hgluk.com.

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