Irish Fire Services Resource
World Water Day
Plan Ireland has been working with the Irish Firefighters for a number of years now on an innovative project. Earlier this year, a fire engine, kindly donated by Dublin City Council, left Ireland headed for Niger in West Africa. In times of drought fire engines are life savers, literally taking water to the people. A small team of Irish firefighters from Dundalk and Monaghan went out to Zinder, Niger in order to train the local fire crew on the use and maintenance of the vehicle.Previously there was just one fire engine in the region to service a population of 2.4 million.Since this project, fire engine has been a great benefit to the children and communities in the Zinder region.
Eddie Gentles Passes Away
Hybrid Powerpoint Presentation
A presentation in powerpoint style that teaches rescuers about Hybrid cars primarily Toyotas.
It deals with operation, components, safety, supplemental restraint systems,, extrication, submersion, fire etc.
The file is in a zip format and also contains notes for students and instructors.
Available in the Technical Section / Fire / Road Traffic Section
New BMW and Mini Rescue Manual added
BMW and Mini car extrication guide 2010 for emergency responders produced by BMW.
Huge amount of technical info aimed at showing fire crews etc where to cut and why to extricate a patient from either a BMW or Mini.
This guide is in the Technical Section under the Road Traffic Section
JOHN TAYLOR has been a fire-fighter since 1977, having served in Greater Manchester and North Yorkshire he recently retired in 2004.
John has been involved in fire development research since an educational visit to Sweden in 1990 and was awarded 'A European Fire Engineering Diploma' in 1991 by the Institution of Fire Engineers for his research paper on 'Flashover Training'.
He also participated in the Equinox TV programme 'Under Fire' in 1995 and has given fire development presentations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France and the United States of America.
John has now written a book called 'Smoke Burns' dedicated to saving the lives of fire-fighters, which you can buy worldwide online from his website www.smokeburns.com