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Well proportioned solutions

FireDos has been a household name in the European fire industry for years. In the US the foam proportioning system isn’t as well known yet, but Ann-Marie Knegt thinks this is about to change.

Life savers in a class of their own

Fire & Rescue is searching for the best fire instructors of the world – do you know one? We kick off this new series with Chief Jim Powell of The University of Nevada, Reno Fire Science Academy (FSA).

On the shoulders of steel giants

The history of Ulm and Iveco Magirus has been interwoven since Conrad Dietrich Magirus, Fire Commander of the City – and one of the founding fathers of the German fire service – invented the turntable ladder in 1872. Ann Marie visited Iveco to find out the latest developments.

Don’t carry the trigger to the explosion

When entering industrial areas with equipment such as torches and radios it is imperative that these devices do not react with the atmosphere and potentially cause explosions – ensuring they are ATEX compliant is the answer. Dan Worth looks at some of the latest developments in this growth area.

Global warming and the fire service – the local view in Asia

In this the third installment of our round-the-world view of how fire services are tackling global warming, Tokyo and Hong Kong speak out.

Top tips for fire pump operators

Fire pumps need to fulfil a long list of requirements as well as complying with ever more stringent emissions regulations. Is this a case of fire buyer beware? F&R gives the lowdown on pumps.

Hats off to EN 443

The new EN 443:2007 firefighter’s helmet standard is expected to be fully approved by all member states at any moment. Fire & Rescue talks to Hans Detzlhofer of Rosenbauer about the new standard.

Big savings with a Mutual

UK Fire and Rescue Authorities can typically spend up to £500,000 a year on insurance – a significant drain on any authority’s limited budget. In an attempt to save as much as possible on insurance premiums as well as finding a fairer, more tailored deal for the sector, a groundbreaking mutual was born.

Innovation in Madrid

Sicur ‘08 took place in Madrid, Spain, 26-29 of February. F&R couldn’t resist visiting the Spanish capital to check out the latest developments in a show that is beginning to feel international.