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Tag: Extinguishing Agents

I WAS JUST THINKING… NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR ARFF – THE SKY IS THE LIMIT

I was Just Thinking… New Technology for ARFF – The Sky is the Limit By: Jack Kreckie As ARFF firefighters, we are always interested in learning how technology may improve our tactical capabilities.  In the four decades during which I’ve been involved in emergency services there have been more advancements than I can easily recall. […]

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Cobra Cold Cut System

Cobra Cold Cut System By: Lars Andersen During our combined ARFF-WG/IAFPA conference in Copenhagen (CPH) in June 2017, we had the chance to see a Swedish cold cut system, called Cobra. The system has been around for a while, but when you have a hands-on demonstration, you begin to see what the system can do […]

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Tekflame and Beyond

Tekflame and Beyond By: James Brian Mitchell Before the 1990’s, a familiar site at an airport was a huge pall of smoke off to the side of the runways, a tell-tale sign that the firefighters were having some fun. But sometime in the late 1980s, those governing the fire training establishment made a decision to […]

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ARE WE PROTECTING OUR ARFF FIREFIGHTERS? By: Jack Kreckie

ARE WE PROTECTING OUR ARFF FIREFIGHTERS?   FACT:  Firefighting is a dangerous occupation. Those of us in the business are aware of the obvious hazards of firefighting, such as heat, flames, toxic products of combustion and structural collapse.  In addition to the risk of injuries, firefighters are at risk for Heart Disease, Cancer, Chronic Respiratory […]

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