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NFPA Impact: Embracing true CRR for safety, efficiency

If you’re a chief, deputy, fire prevention officer, or fire and life safety educator, chances are you’ve jumped (or been pushed) onto the CRR bandwagon. Community risk reduction is the fire-service equivalent of TikTok – everyone’s doing it but few excel at it, and even fewer use it to its full potential. By Laura King

Trainer’s Corner: Venting, a human and fire behaviour perspective

This issue’s topic is ‘venting’. Now, don’t set this aside because you think you know this subject already. I hope to get you to see the need to understand this topic both from a fire behaviour and a human behaviour perspective. By Ed Brouwer

Deploying multiple thermal imagers

In its simplest role on the fire ground, the thermal imager (TI) is about improving efficiency. Increased efficiency and safety of the individual firefighter and the company as a whole is always a priority. Completing specific functional tasks as part of the overall plan to save lives and mitigate property damage is what firefighting is all about. By Manfred Kihn
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Back to Basics: Maintaining building orientation

Last month we looked at the importance of focusing on the floor when conducting the primary search. The reason behind this is the fact that the majority of our occupants who require rescue will be on the floor. This month I want to dive deeper into the primary search by focusing on the importance of maintaining building orientation. By Mark van der Feyst » Read more...

The age of electrification

A fire truck is like an elite athlete: performance and maximum uptime are paramount. Downtime has a high cost. There’s a lot of tinkering to ensure the mind and machinations are simpatico. They are both entities with a mission, a job to do. But unlike athletes, traditional apparatus have been consuming a rather dirty petroleum based diet. Technology has reached a turning point that’s made it practical for fire trucks to starting eating clean and green. By Laura Aiken » Read more...