A recent spate of fires around the world has forced firefighting teams to rethink their strategy, with experts saying the new generation of firefighting vehicles is far more effective than ever.
The new Firefighting Vehicles 2025 report from the Global Fire Fighting Alliance and the Fire Protection Association (FPFA) looks at the vehicles in the firefighting fleet, which will be upgraded over the coming years.
The report also outlines a number of measures to ensure that firefighting crews are equipped to handle the challenges of the 21st century.
Firefighting vehicles are often the first responders when the smoke alarm goes off, but the new report finds that firefighters need to be trained to recognise, communicate and fight fires in the same way that they have done for centuries.
“We can train them to identify and respond to fire, to respond to the fire at the heart of a fire, which is the most challenging aspect of fire fighting,” said Craig Roberts, the Fire Prevention Specialist at the FPFA.
“They’re trained to respond and they’re trained in the skills they’re required to have.”
The report identifies three key factors that contribute to the success of a firefighter.
First, they need to have the skills and training to deal with the type of fire they’re fighting.
“The ability to deal effectively with fire and the ability to identify the fire that’s causing it is one of the keys to the firefighters ability to win the fight,” Roberts said.
“You need to train them in that, in that capacity, and you need to get them in the right gear and get them on the right roads, which means having the right equipment.”
Second, the firefight should not be in a confined space.
“For the most part, the firefighters need the space they need in order to do their job.
They need to feel comfortable and secure and able to move around,” Roberts explained.
“This is where training comes in, but it has to be consistent across all of the different types of vehicles.”
Third, there needs to be a firefighting team that is equipped to fight the fire.
“When we think of a modern fire, we think about people fighting the fire, but when we think the firefighters, we don’t think of them fighting the blaze,” Roberts added.
Firefighting vehicle classification system Firefighting teams are split into four classes based on their role in the fight of fire. “
In terms of a vehicle, the answer is the Fire Fighting Vehicle 2025.”
Firefighting vehicle classification system Firefighting teams are split into four classes based on their role in the fight of fire.
Class 1 firefighting equipment includes water, chemical and smoke suppression equipment, firefighting radios, a fire extinguisher, and smoke detection devices.
Class 2 firefighting items include gas extinguishers, an extinguisher and smoke detectors, and firefighting helmets.
Class 3 equipment includes a flammable gas, a smoke detector, and a smoke generator.
Class 4 equipment includes an extinguishing device, a vehicle for carrying water and gas, and an engine to start the vehicle.
Class 5 equipment includes smoke detectors and a fire suppression device.
“Class 5 is the least expensive,” Roberts continued.
“If you look across the world, people spend about $50,000 on these vehicles.
And we have people working all over the world with these vehicles and they have an amazing amount of training and knowledge.”
The Firefighting Vehicle 2025 report also provides a detailed overview of the vehicles currently in use in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.
In all, there are nearly 1.2 million vehicles in use, but there are only 565 firefighting vehicle models in use across the US.
There are currently about 683 different types and classifications of firefighter vehicles.
The Fire Fighting Vehicles 2025 is published by the FPSA and will be presented to the Firefighters’ Association of America’s national convention later this year.
Firefighters across the country will also have the opportunity to attend the conference in the next two weeks, where they will be able to discuss and debate the Firefighting Equipment 2025 report and the proposed legislation to implement the report.
The FPA is the world’s largest firefighting association, representing about 20 million fire fighters around the globe.