F&R Q3 2016 has been published

Published:  05 September, 2016

F&R is delighted to announce the publication of the Q3 issue. What are we covering in this issue?

  • The drones are coming: FAA rules on drones have been relaxed, which is expected to boost the uptake of this technology. How will they be used for incident response?
  • Creating resilience: The National Inter-agency Liaison Officers are the link between different UK emergency services in case of a terrorist attack.
  • Addressing silo working: F&R shares research into silo working within emergency services, and outlines how to achieve interoperability.
  • Queens honours: Britain’s longest-serving operational firefighter receives an MBE after 50 years of service.
  • Augmented Reality: Pokemon Go should not merely be seen as a challenge to the fire service, because augmented reality has enormous potential for fire service applications.
  • Newcastle Airport : Newcastle International Airport Training Academy now offers City and Guilds accredited ARFF training courses.
  • AFOA Annual Conference: What is coming up during the leading international ARFF conference in 2017?
  • Rescuerunner: A compact and virtually unsinkable water rescue craft was launched in Sweden.
  • Foam and suppression: Queensland bans AFFF; flammable liquid firefighting; a new fluorine free foam; watermist guns; abrasive cutting extinguishing technology.
  • Co Meath to the rescue: One of the world's top extrication teams highlights how entering rescue challenges really improves your skills.
  • Racing to the rescue: The first truly comprehensive training programme for emergency responders working at rally events has launched in the US.
  • Toxic betrayal: Firefighters training at Australia’s Fiskville CFA Training College are entitled to redress after being exposed to chemicals that can cause cancer, a Victorian parliamentary committee has found.

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What is coming up in Q4 and how can you participate?

Synopsis Fire and Rescue Q4, 2016

Copy deadline: 28 October 2016

Advertising deadline: 11 November 2016


  • From Knowledge to Practise (FKTP) Project - An international project on fire behaviour training, which aims to promote operational best practise and develop the ‘thinking firefighter’
  • The volume and variety of data that we capture increase exponentially, the question of how to make sense of it all—and how to utilize it to its best potential—becomes critical, especially for emergency responders. How can we use this to our advantage?

Water rescue

  • F&R looks at a new swift water rescue course that has been developed in Canada, and we review other international flood and swift water rescue training courses.
  • Plus we focus on the latest water rescue equipment product launches at Emergency Services Show (Birmingham, UK) and Sapeur Pompier (Tours, France).

Pumps, CAFS and Foam Proportioning Systems

  • F&R reports on a new high capacity and high volume pump that was launched in the US this year.
  • new operational strategies for the use of HVPs
  • new in-vehicle pump releases
  • new developments in CAFS technology
  • new in foam proportioning technology

Foams, powders and gels

F&R looks into the latest developments and launches in firefighting and suppression agents, and reports on global developments.

Extrication and rescue tools

F&R reviews the most interesting rescue products of 2016 as seen at the FDIC/ Emergency Services Show and Sapeur Pompier.


  • A highlight on crash tenders and HRET technology as well as an overview of the latest municipal deliveries around the world

ARFF Training

  • Focus on high reach extendable turrets (HRET) strategies and deployment training.
  • Incident command in ARFF training


  • The UK Government issued a survey to see how much fire services are paying for essential items such as PPE, BA, and vehicles. The results reveal that there are large differences between prices paid for different items between authorities and that collaborative procurement might be the answer to achieve better deals for the fire service.
  • Firefighter visibility: focus on reflective lighting and strips.
  • Taking on the layered approach for your PPE

 To advertise in F&R please contact Kelly Francis at k.francis@hgluk.com

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Every editorial is published on its merit for the readers and at the discretion of the editor.

The editor, Ann-Marie Knegt can be contacted on am.knegt@hgluk.com, 0044 (0) 1935 374001.

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