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Latest edition of Fire and Rescue International
Fire and Rescue International (FRI) is proud to present its 54th edition of the magazine. Our contributors have spent a lot of time and effort in researching and writing the articles in this edition and we trust that you find the information of use. Enjoy the read!
The industrial fire focus features a technical article by Frank Preiss of FireDos GmbH on automatic extinguishing solutions in recycling facilities and incineration plants utilising heat detection.
Equipment news and technology
The equipment news and technology articles in this issue include the recent handover of 10 new apparatus enhancing the City of Tshwane’s EMS fleet by FleetAfrica. We also feature the Double Assassin by Industrial Fire and Hazard Control and the new search and rescue X3 Finder, a portable human heartbeat and respiration detection system, available from Fremtac.
The ETS Emergency Training Solutions’ new industrial fire fighting training section, Jurassic Park, offers a simulated industrial environment that realistically represents various parts of an industrial plant.
Our wildfire feature includes articles on the recently founded National Veld and Forest Fire Protection Advisory Forum, the new FireWeb Incident Management software system implemented by the KwaZulu-Natal Fire Protection Association, new locally-manufactured CAFS systems as well as rugged terrain fire fighting technology. We also look at effective incident management teams during wildfires.
New to the magazine is US Forest Services’ Chief Tim Murphy with Command Corner, this issue focussing on ‘Leader’s intent’. We are also featuring a new series of articles on firebreaks by Tiaan Pool and we continue with Chapter 4 from Dr Neels de Ronde’s book, ‘The Garden Route in flames’.
Structural fires: Incident command post positioning
Our technical expert, Colin Deiner, discusses the placement and positioning of incident commanders during structural fireground operations, ensuring incident commander safety.
Fire service leadership, planning and standards
Etienne du Toit shares the importance of developing leadership and standards within the fire and emergency services, highlighting the impact of strong systemic and deliberate leadership development and discussing some of the challenges faced by fire and emergency service leadership.
Self-defence for first responders
Morné Mommsen of Midvaal Fire and Rescue and Warrior Combative reiterates the importance of self-defence for first responders.
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