By Chief Adam K. Thiel, FR1 Editorial Advisor As an incident commander I've commandeered private property before, but I've always asked, and fortunately been granted, advance permission to use it. I'm not sure what would have happened if we needed to use a structure, vehicle or other piece of equipment to address an emergency situation if there was nobody around to ask.What are the laws in your state?
Fire departments must be prepared at all times for all possible incidents. Everyone on the shift plays a critical part in making sure the apparatus and its equipment is ready to roll when the alarm sounds.Full check list
Globe’s limited edition Heritage Coat is a replica of the original firefighter's coat that Globe created 125 years ago. The coats, which have the distinctive hook and dee closure, are made of cotton duck with a waterproof liner. Each is numbered and has a Globe commemorative patch on the arm.
Big water goes by many names in the fire service. Master stream appliance, monitor, water cannon, deluge set (gun), turret pipe and wagon pipe are just a few of the more common tags. Here's what you need to know before you buy.Water to go
Fire and rescue crews are always on the go, and having current information is vital. Using Rescue Bridge™ or Fire Bridge™ with Scheduler, give your crew secure access to their schedule with Schedule Xpress™ on mobile devices. Schedule Xpress is just one part of a powerful solution from ImageTrend™.
The scope of operations for many emergency services organizations has expanded greatly over the past 50 years. Firefighters are now expected to perform at least basic rescues. Here's what you will need to meet those expectations. What is tech rescue?
The purpose of the 'Scheduling Integration Survey: How Will You Leverage Existing Technology?' is to assess the types of technology used in public safety today and its role in operations. The survey data will be used to obtain a current snapshot of public safety technology, trends, market needs, and agency preferences.