Brian Hesler
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Brian Hesler is a Consultant and Specialist Advisor at Draeger Safety UK and former Chief Fire Officer for the Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service.

Fighting contamination

This article discusses the importance of thoroughly and consistently decontaminating firefighters’ kit, how the pandemic has thrown the subject into the spotlight and the ways we’re using technology to drive best practice.  The equipment used by a firefighter, from personal…

The future of realistic firefighter training: balancing safety and protecting the environment

This article discusses how ‘realism’ has become one of the most important elements of modern firefighter training, and how the industry is balancing this against firefighter safety and protecting the environment. While training has always been a critical part of…

Training for our firefighters’ futures

The importance of firefighter health has received increased media attention in recent times, and rightly so. Covid-19 has highlighted the risks that all essential workers face when performing their critical roles throughout a pandemic and firefighters have been very much…

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