See how UK fire and rescue crews tackle major incidents

Find out how the UK’s fire and rescue services have been responding to new demands with tighter budgets by visiting The Emergency Services Show at the NEC in Birmingham, UK this September. Open to all ranks throughout the fire and…

Bristol Uniforms launch range of new gloves

In a further extension of its own-manufacture product strategy, Bristol has designed a range of three structural firefighting gloves to meet EN659:2008 and which have focused on providing class leading protection and manual dexterity. The new gloves, which have been…

Stacker Trailer Improves Water Rescue Response Time

It is no secret that in an emergency situation, mere seconds cans save lives. This small town company had a big idea for a custom-built water rescue trailer that can help improve emergency response time and efficiency, ultimately saving lives.…

The application of fireground intelligence

Firefighters need fast, reliable communications with clear audio, better safety systems and situational awareness to help them plan their response and be ready for the unexpected. This article examines current capabilities and looks forward to the collaborative technologies which will…

Guardians of the Mackintosh:

Firefighters save world-renowned building in Glasgow from a devastating blaze Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews were hailed as heroes after battling for hours to prevent an intense fire at the famous Mackintosh building in Glasgow city centre from…

World Rescue Challenge is coming to the Fire Service College

The World Rescue Challenge (WRC) sees world class rescue teams compete annually in an event designed to challenge emergency service personnel and raise awareness of the global problem of road death and injury. Up to thirty international teams participate in…

The Team Approach to Road Traffic Collisions

In my previous article I spoke about the role of the Incident Commander at an RTC or Extrication Challenge but also touched on how important the team approach is. As I have stated, for the Team to be effective there…

Free Seminars to Demonstrate Potential of Technology and PPE in International Fire Fighting

A host of free seminars will be available to visitors attending The Emergency Services Show, at the NEC in Birmingham, UK on 24 and 25 September. Open to all ranks throughout the fire and rescue service and industrial brigades, including…

The only search equipment to see, search and save with just one control box!

LEADER Hasty combines: A search camera for a visual and precise location of victims. A seismic detector for use with up to two WIRELESS sensors for detecting signs of life. Switch instantly between “visual search mode” and “audible search mode”…

New National Director of ISO Community Hazard Mitigation

ISO is proud to announce that it has appointed Thomas Weber, CFO, EFO, MPA, MiFireE, the new national director of ISO Community Hazard Mitigation. A 35-year veteran of the fire service and a retired fire chief, Chief Weber will work…

Fire in derelict school in Glasgow

Around 40 firefighters battled a blaze at a derelict building in Glasgow in the early hours of last Thursday (18th September). The fire on Shieldhall Road was the second at a derelict school in the Govan area of the city’s…

Oshkosh places 24 new generation Oshkosh Striker ARFF vehicles on duty at Japanese Airports

Oshkosh Airport Products Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), placed 24 new generation Oshkosh® Striker® aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicles on duty at airports in Japan. The apparatus are serving at Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF)…

East Yorkshire house fire kills dogs

Over Twenty dogs have been killed following a fire which broke out at the home of a private breeder in Graingers Road, Hornsea, East Yorkshire. The fire, which was attended by eighteen firefighters from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, resulted…

The evolution of the ST15 Mist Nozzle branch by FireBug Company

The launch of the ST15 introduces a new dimension in fire fighter safety and efficiency. Designed, developed and manufactured in the UK, using tried and tested micron technology; the ST15 encapsulates science in order to provide ultimate extinguishing and cooling…

City of Maricopa Fire Department adds 4 fuel-efficient Ford Fusions to fleet

The City of Maricopa Fire Department, Arizona has added four new Ford Fusions to its fleet, replacing aging large SUVs and trucks, to serve as emergency response vehicles for executive staff. The Ford Fusions, purchased through the fleet department at…

Frankfurt Laboratory Offers Glowing Combustion Test

The Frankfurt laboratory of Exova Warringtonfire, the specialist fire and security testing and certification provider, has recently extended its services in response to new regulations in the construction sector.  This latest development means that Exova Warringtonfire Frankfurt can now provide…

Motorola Solutions Extends TETRA Radio Coverage to Europe’s Northernmost Point

The deployment of Norway’s nationwide public safety network continues towards 2015 with Motorola Solutions, a leading provider of mission-critical communications solutions, having completed construction and installation of Europe’s most northerly TETRA base station for the Norwegian authorities, represented by the Norwegian Directorate for Emergency Communication (DNK).…

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