UK Fire magazine issue 1 – May 2018

Pacific Helmets NZ Ltd – World leader in the design and manufacture of fire-and-rescue helmets

Pacific Helmets NZ Ltd is a world leader in the design and manufacture of structural…

The world’s longest reach-rescue pole system.
Reach and Rescue Ltd – The world’s longest and most versatile rescue and surveillance system

When firefighters realised they were missing a vital component in their water rescue procedure, they…

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…

The first advanced Kronenburg MAC CT009 6x6 airport crash tender for Bristol Airport.
Kronenburg – Advanced firefighting vehicles for Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport has commissioned the first of three purpose-built fire engines, scheduled for delivery in…

The Armadillo Merino® logo gives you reassurance of greater next-to-skin protection, performance and comfort.
Armadillo Merino® – Next-to-skin clothing – the forgotten layer?

How can you provide your officers with an effective PPE layering system without considering the…

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…

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