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Ambulance Crash Tests: Side Impact and Rollover Crash Testing by Braun at CAPE Testing

Partnering with an industry leader in commercial vehicle crash testing, Braun is continually evaluating their ambulance models for crashworthiness. This footage features a side impact test with a Ford F-150. For more information, visit www.BraunStrong.com. According to CAPE, the Center for Advanced Product Evaluation, their facility is the only crash test facility of its kind […]

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HERO Pipe (High-rise Emergency Response Offensive Pipe) Knocks Down Fire in Live Burn Test

The HERO Pipe puts the fire down on the floor above. The HERO Pipe (High-rise Emergency Response Offensive Pipe) is a telescopic master stream system that is safely deployed from the floor below a fire delivering the same GPM and PSI as traditional master stream devices. This is the live burn testing conducted by the […]

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Firefighters Used Jaws of Life Tool to Cut Toy Handcuff off Boy’s Foot in South China County

Chinese firefighters used a rescue combination tool usually used to cut roof posts and door hinges in automobiles to cut off toy handcuffs from boy’s foot. After a bolt cutter failed to generate enough force to cut through handcuffs, firefighters in South China used a Hurst combination tool to cut through through handcuffs. www.jawsoflife.com Stay […]

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Fire Extinguisher Invention at George Mason University Uses Sound Waves

Pump up the bass to douse a blaze: George Mason students’ invention fights fires with sound waves. Seth Robertson and Viet Tran — two engineering students from George Mason University in Virginia — have invented a potentially revolutionary fire extinguisher that uses low-frequency sound waves instead of water, gas or foam with its messy overhaul. […]

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VIDEO: LAFD Fire Station 27 Response Videos

Hollywood Fire Station 27 of the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD). LAFD Station 27 Engine 27 Engine 227 Truck 27 Rescue 27 Rescue 827 USAR 27 LAFD’s BLS ambulance 827 (Rescue827) responding to a call. Station 27 is located in the famous Hollywood district. BLS ambulance “Rescue827” and ALS paramedic ambulance “Rescue27” both responding out […]

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Ambulance Drone Can Deliver an AED at 62 Miles Per Hour — Developed at Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

TU Delft – Ambulance Drone simulation and description. The Ambulance-Drone is capable of saving lives with an integrated defibrillator. The goal is to improve existing emergency infrastructure with a network of drones. The new type of drone can travel in a straight line to the destination, travel over 62 miles/hour (100 km/h) and reach its […]

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Topics: Fire, Tools & Rigs, Video

Firefighting Ukrainian-Style in Donetsk While Ukraine Fights Russian-Backed Rebels

The Firefighters of Donetsk: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 85). While the Ukrainian Army and Russian-backed rebels remain in conflict, everyday firefighting is taken to a new level. Fires start after bombs hit, and some firefighters no longer even flinch at the sound of an explosion nearby. Neighborhoods are peppered with tank trenches, where tanks and armored […]

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Mayor de Blasio Announces Enhancement to NYPD Mobile Communication with Tablet Dispatch and Search

VIDEO: Mayor de Blasio Announces Major Initiative to Enhance NYPD Mobile Communication at One Exchange Plaza. The same information that was available at an NYPD police station desk on a desktop computer is now available with a police officer whenever he or she is carrying a tablet device. Three example cases … [1] 9-1-1 jobs […]

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Detroit Fire Department: Fax Machine/Pop Can Dispatch, Bed Bugs and No Furniture at Detroit Fire Stations

ABC Affiliate WXYZ-TV: Are we failing our heroes and first responders? Medic 4 sits outside in their rig because bed bugs caused them to have to throw out their furniture. At Squad 6 moved into a firehouse that had ben closed, they had to get salvaged furniture from the old health department location. When Medic […]

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Berlin Fire Apparatus Response Video from Firefighter Physical Task Researcher Paul Davis

Fire apparatus response on a Berlin Street from Paul Davis. Dr. Paul Davis, PhD is a former firefighter/paramedic, and is a renowned expert on the subject of physical fitness and employment standards in the public safety sector. His expert research is the bases for the creation of the Firefighter Combat Challenge. Dr. Davis received his […]

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