Jaquet, G. Jake
October 2006
Fire Chief;Oct2006, Vol. 50 Issue 10, p88
Trade Publication
The article discusses the advances in the firefighting technology. It was stated that the first half of the 20th century has seen considerable advances in firefighting technology. However, those advances were more about fire suppression applications than in the protection of individual firefighters. Several organizations were calling for more attention concerning the issue of firefighter safety and protection.


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