Written by By JOHN WIZNUK
When facing an out-of-control wildfire, one entirely appropriate reaction is to pray for rain. Humankind has known this since our distant ancestors were first threatened by fire on the savannahs of Africa. We have become a lot cleverer since those early times and though it is still okay to pray, we can now make it rain by means of flying fire fighters.
Written by Don Henry
Choosing the right motor oil
Written by KAREN BEST
Simple idea protects environment, makes fire fighters’ job easier
Written by Don Henry
Batteries for the bewildered
Written by Harold Harvey
TIC is now accepted tool for all occasions
Seeing effectiveness of infared tool by neighbour at a mutual aid call, one Alberta department has added it to it’s toolbox.
Written by Don Henry
Grease: A brief introduction
Written by Don Henry
Coolant problems in fire apparatus
Written by James Careless
Getting the best equipment for the best price
Written by FFIC staff
davpic17419x0ladj_10312Storage clamp by Davis Instruments
Brooms, shovels, rope, and heavy fire extinguishers can be secured or safely transported with the Quick Fist, a one-piece clamp made of heavy-duty transportation-grade rubber. It can be used for storing cleaning equipment, garden implements, hoses and extension cords. The Super Quick Fist secures fire extinguishers, oxygen cylinders, CO2 tanks and other larger equipment.
Written by FFIC staff
Portland, Ore.-based LaCrosse Footwear introduced its new station boot series at the Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis in May. The boots use LaCrosse's quad comfort technology and are handcrafted with full-grain, black polishable leather.
Written by FFIC staff
Havis-Shields Magnafire 5000 high-intensity emergency scene light features a smaller, space-saving design at only 23 cm wide. The compact light is available in several mounted options including body, brow, pole and recessed. The Magnafire 5000 is also available in a portable style.
Written by Don Henry
Annual pump testing - Part 2
Written by Rob Evans
Innovations to breathing apparatus most significant development in fire service

Written by FFIC
New Products
Written by Don Henry
There are a lot of myths, rumours and superstitions about the maintenance and operation of air-brake systems. First, let's get the math out of the way. The engine may be required to accelerate the truck to 100 km/h from 0 km/h in 30 seconds.

Written by Rob Evans
Like any department rolling into the 21st century, the Calgary fire department has seen its share of vehicles. Rescue trucks, pumpers and aerial ladder trucks are the backbone of any major municipal fire department and while there have been major advances in construction, the role of these apparatus has remained the same.

Written by FFIC staff
Industrial Scientific has introduced a new "bump" test feature for the GasBadge line of personal and dockable single gas monitors. This feature is designed to increase safety by encouraging and facilitating more frequent "bump" tests.
Written by Don Henry
Air-brake maintenance – part two
Written by James Careless
To Canadians, Iqaluit (population 6,184) is the capital of Nunavut. But to Iqaluit Fire Chief Gregory Jewers, Iqaluit is a challenge. The reason: Thanks to its isolated location, the IFD is alone no matter how big the fire. "There's no one out there to provide mutual aid," Chief Jewers explains. "We're on our own."
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