Technology & Communications Magazine Articles

  • New Products 5/13

    Personal LED Flashlight STREAMLIGHT INC. has introduced The LOGO keychain light, a personal LED flashlight with four lighting modes and a convenient auto-off feature that conserves battery life. The light features a five-millimeter LED that is...

    Article • May 1st, 2013

  • Thermal Imaging: How Thermal Imaging Helps The Incident Commander

    T he job of an incident commander can be trying. Coordinating a scene full of firefighters, apparatus and other resources, often from multiple agencies, while performing a multitude of tasks in an environment where those decisions can make the...

    Article • April 1st, 2013

  • Product Showcase 4/13

    Training Props BullEx BullEx Training Structures and Centers utilize proven technology and years of experience to make each department’s training objectives a reality. The Training Structures and Centers product line includes portable...

    Article • April 1st, 2013

  • Fire Technology: iPads, iPhones, Apps And the Fire Service

    The convergence of technology, connectivity and applications (apps) has created an environment for the advancement of many features and functions that to date have been out of reach to the fire service due to cost, technology limitations and the lack of...

    Article • March 1st, 2013

  • Thermal Imaging: NFPA 1801-Compliant Thermal Imagers

    T echnology has permeated nearly every aspect of our lives, from shopping to listening to music to driving. Google now has a completely driverless vehicle that has logged more than 500,000 miles on public roads at speeds as high as 75 mph without an...

    Article • March 1st, 2013

  • Product Showcase 2/13

    Avon Protection The nVision Thermal Imager from Avon Protection utilizes the latest technology advancements in thermal imaging sensors, providing greater thermal sensitivity, a higher detector saturation point, a wider operating temperature range...

    Article • February 1st, 2013

  • New Products 2/13

    Firefighter Flashlights STREAMLIGHT INC. has introduced two intrinsically safe, alkaline battery-powered flashlights, the 3AA ProPolymer HAZ-LO and the 3C ProPolymer HAZ-LO. Both lights, which feature brighter C4 LED technology, are suitable for use...

    Article • February 1st, 2013

  • Higher Education: Universities Aid Soaring Technology For Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    As the fast-moving wildfire advances toward a rocky ridge entangled in bone-dry underbrush, a copse of Ponderosa Pine and a dozen homes, the incident commander looks to his operations chief and gives the order, “Launch Little Bird 1, and give me an...

    Article • January 11th, 2013

  • Thermal Imaging: "Taking It To the Streets"

    As thermal imaging becomes more mainstream in the fire service, the potential uses of the technology expands on a daily basis. Many firefighters think of a thermal imager as a “firefighting tool,” and immediately relegate its use to those incidents...

    Article • January 7th, 2013

  • Emergency Communications: 5 Events Shaping the Future Of Fire Service Communications

    According to some, it was predicted that 2012 would see the end of civilization. That was not to be, but one truism about last year that cannot be denied is that events that occurred in 2012 will shape the future of fire service communications...

    Article • January 3rd, 2013

  • The Station Uniform Shirt

    Firefighters wear structural turnout gear and other components of personal protective equipment (PPE) to provide protection against multiple hazards, most notably thermal injury. The use of such protection is absolutely necessary, but it also imposes a...

    Article • January 1st, 2013

  • The Five Most Common Myths Of Thermal Imaging

    Errant information related to thermal imaging seems to permeate the fire service. I am not sure what causes this, but it seems like several topics simply will not die and keep getting reintroduced. What bothers me most is that, often times, these...

    Article • January 1st, 2013

  • New Products 1/13

    Inflatable Boats RESCUE ONE CONNECTOR BOAT has introduced the Rescue ONE Inflatable Boat Series, featuring smaller, lighter-weight boats designed for rescue operations. Standard features include five separate air chambers, each with its own fill valve...

    Article • January 1st, 2013

  • Thermal Imagers: What's Your Deployment Model?

    Thermal imagers are now within the budgetary grasp of most fire departments, but have you consider what your deployment model says about your intentions? This article helps you plan strategically to position your equipment in readiness for combat.

    Article • December 18th, 2012

  • Four Common Myths About Next Generation 9-1-1

    As the implementation of Next Generation 9-1-1 approaches, there are still many common misconceptions about what it is and what it does. This article examines four common myths about Next Generation 9-1-1.

    Article • December 1st, 2012