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Ask the Expert: Certified and accredited

Fire Buyer talks to Derek Simmons, Certificate Assembly Board of Governor Chairman, IFSAC to find out more about the organisation and the accreditation system The International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) is a not-for-profit, peer-driven, self-governing system of both fire service certifying entities and higher education fire-related degree programs. IFSAC’s mission is to plan and  …

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From bucket to ARFF

International Fire Buyer takes you through the different stages of firefighting equipment from traditional extinguishers to exceptional robotics and vehicles There are many different types of firefighting equipment. Some of this equipment can be used by anyone, while others must be operated by a trained member of the fire brigade. But with the advancement of …

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Big Interview: Katherine Adrian

Education, training and best practice Katherine Adrian, President, the Fire Suppression Systems Association (FSSA) discusses the marketplace, best practice, recruitment and virtual training For this edition of International Fire Buyer, Editor Rebecca Spayne sits down virtually with Katherine Adrian, President of the fire Suppression Systems Association (FSSA) to discuss how Covid-19 has impacted the fire …

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What PFAS are in your fire suppression system?

Exclusive for Fire Buyer Dr. Ian Ross, Technical Director and Global PFAS Practice Lead at Tetra Tech discusses PFAS in fire suppressions systems. Increasing attention to the environmental and human health effects of fluorosurfactants present in C8 (long chain) and C6 (short chain) firefighting foams, termed per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), is leading to the …

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Search and Rescue: Added pressure to Search and Rescue

The global public are defying lockdown rules and continuing to venture outdoors and in extreme weather, causing further challenge for Search and Rescue operations Covid-19 has posed many challenges to the industry and society. Search and Rescue operations are no exception. Despite lockdown restrictions globally, many people are trying to escape their current environments and …

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Training: NFPA training offerings transition from pipeline to pandemic

Chuck Stravin, Vice President, Business Development & Operations, NFPA discusses the intricacies of training during Covid-19 exclusively for Fire Buyer magazine   The author of, “Necessity is the mother of invention” is unknown, but the meaning sure is not. “New ways to do things are found or created when there is a strong and special …

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