White Papers for Fire Chief Management and Firefighting Equipment

  • Weather Monitoring: Lessons Learned from a HazMat ExerciseBy

    Weather can be both a cause of disasters and a hazard in responding to them. Specific meteorological parameters impact disaster response and mitigation. A preparedness exercise by the State of Arizona Eastern Region illustrates how automatic weather monitoring technology can enhance disaster...
  • 7 Stay-Safe Tips For Winter FR Protective WearBy

    As we near the winter months and the days grow colder and darker in many parts of the world, it is important to assess conditions that make us more vulnerable to workplace hazards. While decreasing temperatures and wind chill put outdoor workers at risk for hypothermia and frostbite, other...
  • The Future of Fire Service Education and TrainingBy

    In order to meet the daily challenges presented by emergencies, firefighters—and the officers who lead them—have a great need for quality training and education that is current, accessible, and affordable. The body of knowledge for those disciplines above alone continues to grow, yet for fire...
  • Do Laundry; Save a Life: Selecting the Right Washer-Extractor for Turnout Gear CareBy

    Explore how the numerous benefits of programmable, front-load washer-extractors, can translate to enhanced protection for firefighters and civilians alike. Firefighter turnout gear is essential to the protection of both the firefighter and those individuals they are trying to rescue. Debris...
  • Breathe Clean AirBy

    Removal of exhaust emission in firehouses for firefighter health.