Thanks to groundbreaking research, we know now that firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE) contains toxic forever chemicals. Now what do we do about it? P.J. Norwood and Frank Ricci offer some thoughts.
A release from Notre Dame News examined new research that found "forever chemicals" in turnout gear poses a risk to firefighters.
The UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) has released a new research report, “Analysis of the Coordination of Suppression and Ventilation in Multi-Family Dwellings.”
If not applied in appropriate flow rate, nozzle pattern and location, suppression streams may not reach the source of the fire and/or result in the generation of excess steam, potentially endangering occupants of the structure and the firefighter themselves.
Read recent fire news from the June 2020 issue of Fire Engineering, including research on time to flashover and fire standards.
Donald Abbott updates readers on the findings of his study on Maydays and their causes and frequencies.
Being aggressive means more than being first in, writes Duane Daggers. It also includes an understanding of the fireground and your role as a firefighter.
Investigating the flow rate and distribution of water needed to prevent flashover in residential fire scenarios.
A multidisciplinary team has developed a low cost, easily replicable approach for simulating conditions commonly encountered by firefighters.
Building a co-educational relationship with a local college or university opens avenues for a fire department to access top-notch resources and talent.