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Descending the stairs using Excel chair.
What is an Evacuation Chair and do I need one?

The importance of businesses having access to an evacuation chair, and the right training to…

Rescue techniques have been devised based on safety and welfare with control measures achieved through prompt veterinary attendance.
Incidents involving animals – the crosscutter

Rescuing animals has always been an activity of the fire service, often attracting an element…

Fire-stopping around pipes penetrating through plasterboard partitions.
Trailblazer

In this article we look at why responsibility for breaches in compartmentation need to be…

A multi-rotor drone (DJI Inspire 1) in flight.
Selecting a drone for emergency response: airframe selection

An emergency service should avoid simply following the status quo of multi-rotors and really assess…

The VESDA VEA system identifies the source of an alarm to direct early intervention.
Aspiring to an addressable future

Simple but effective, the technique of analysing samples of air drawn from an area for…

Augmented Reality street view with sample risk data showing indicators for chemical hazards, explosives, dangerous animal, immobile householder and alarm.
How augmented reality can assist fire-and-rescue safety

Fire-and-rescue services need quick and easy access to intelligence about a location. Augmented-reality technology can…

Confined-space ventilation.
How to choose a fan

Selecting a fan for firefighting and rescue operations, much like a hand-line nozzle, comes down…

Think patient stabilisation rather than our historic ‘immobilisation’ approach.
The team approach to vehicle extrication: time for change

The team approach to vehicle extrication is nearly as old as I am, which begs…

A firefighter was killed and equipment damaged following this collapse at St Pancras Way, London on 1 October 1978.
Stabilisation prior to the attendance of specialist crews

Operational crews attending incidents in the early stages face numerous challenges in stabilisation and monitoring…

Training for technical search operations.
Training for Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) in the UK

USAR in the UK Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) has undergone some dramatic changes over…

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