Lake Assault Fireboat Preparing for Duty with the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District in Nevada

Marine 24 is a 32-foot craft that features Joystick Piloting and Skyhook Digital Anchoring systems. Lake Assault Boats, a leading manufacturer of purpose-built and mission-specific fire and rescue boats, has delivered a 32-foot fireboat, named Marine 24, to the Tahoe…

Safety First company puts young people first

Northumberland charity, Leading Link is creating exciting opportunities for the young people of South East Northumberland thanks to help from one of the industry’s leaders in the fields of medical and safety technology. Draeger UK & Ireland based in Blyth…

Reporting for duty: New Norfolk firefighters finish their training

More than 20 extra firefighters are reporting for duty this week following a recruitment drive to fill on-call vacancies across Norfolk. Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service is still searching for more new potential recruits to join them in helping to keep…

Smoke and large diameter hose at VIC peat fire

Underground fires prove difficult to extinguish and need much water over a long period of time. At the Camperdown peat fire a chopper, pumps and the CFA Scoresby Hytrans Hose Layer proved to be a great combination for assistance. To get…

Thirteen killed and 27 injured in Vietnam apartment block fire

A fire in the Ho Chi Minh City, Carina Plaza apartment block killed 13 people in the early hours of Friday (Mar 23), said state media and a fire department official. The building in the city economic hub was a six-year-old…

Shropshire’s Fire and Rescue Service Expertise

Shropshire’s expertise for having one of the best run “on call” firefighter operations in the UK has been highlighted at a national conference.

Fire Officer, Group Manager Jon Temple and Watch Manager Tony Talbot showcased how Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service manages the Retained Duty System which employs 343 on-call firefighters who operate out of 22 of the county’s fire stations, most of them rural.

They add to Shropshire’s firefighting force of more than 500, including wholetime firefighters employed full time at fire stations in Telford, Wellington and Shrewsbury where populations are higher.

They were speaking to over 200 delegates from 44 fire and rescue services from across the country at the National Fire Chiefs Council conference in Hinckley Leicestershire this week.

San Francisco Fire Department tackle large fire on Union Street

On 03-17-2018, at 1924 hours, the San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) responded to a dispatched call of a reported fire at 659 Union Street. Engine 28 arrived on scene at 1925 hours (refer to NFPA 1710 for response time guidelines)…

Primetech Awarded BSI ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management System Certification for Satellite and Communications Systems Integration

Certification demonstrates that Primetech is complying with the highest international standards of technical implementation and customer service. Primetech (UK) Ltd has recently been awarded BSI quality certification to the ISO 9001: 2015 standard, for the provision of satellite & communications systems integration following…

New company launched to improve fire services to waste sector

A new fire detection and suppression system business has been launched for the waste and recycling industry in a bid to improve services offered to the sector. The team at FireShield Systems Ltd say current fire solutions offered to waste…

Code 3 Announces New Micro Reflex® Mini Bar

Code 3®, Inc., a leading manufacturer and developer of light and sound emergency products, today announced the launch of the new, low-profile Micro Reflex mini bar. The Micro Reflex mini bar is a compact, powerful, warning solution that offers the…

MCB to Launch Country Music Video as Part of FDIC Festivities

Maintainer Custom Bodies (MCB) is expanding its presence at the upcoming FDIC International conference and exhibition! In addition, to bring two unique emergency vehicles to Indianapolis, MCB has partnered with a country singer to create a new country music video that honours firefighters.

John Riggins wrote and performed the single “Big Red Truck (A Firefighters Life).” Riggins will be performing live at various times in the MCB booth. Visitors to the booth can receive a card that allows them to download the single for free to play on their favourite device.

A Swift Opening for South Yorkshire’s Innovative Combined Fire and Police Station

Following the announcement last year by the Government for closer integration in the way the police, fire and rescue services work together, South Yorkshire have recently opened the County’s first joint fire and police station. Key to maximising speed of…

250 workers protected during work on Bond Street station

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, has won a contract to supply its prestigious alarm system during work on Bond Street tube station. Bull’s Cygnus Wireless Alarm System replaced a previously installed system that couldn’t deliver what the contractors…

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service Commends Bravery of Women Following Annahilt Fire Rescue

Chief Fire & Rescue Officer, Gary Thompson, formally commended and presented Certificates of Bravery on behalf of the Society for the Protection of Life from Fire to two women for their rescue of a 65-year-old woman from a house fire…

New project could change lives for those with learning difficulties in county

A new project to help those with learning difficulties is being pioneered by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service. The organisation is aiming to become the first emergency service in the country to be Makaton-friendly after the trailblazing example set by Romsey Fire…

Somerset school, is recognised for its commitment to local community

A Somerset school has been presented with a Special Recognition Award by Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service. Millfield has employed one of the Service’s crew managers for more than 16 years plus several other firefighters in Street and…

Future Cities Show aims at urban innovation as key opportunity for GCC

Osman Sultan: “Telecommunications is the smart city’s corner stone”

Dubai city not only as a milieu, but also as a principal example of the specific challenges that cities around the world are facing. Future Cities Show will have Sustainability, Innovation and Happiness as its main core, hence focusing on several transformational concepts as catalysts for smart urban development. Future Cities Show conference and exhibition is held annually at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Change your Clocks, change your Smoke Alarm batteries

Daylight Saving Time begins March 11, 2018, and as communities prepare to “spring forward” one hour, the Office of the Kansas State Fire Marshal (OSFM) urges residents to practice fire safety by testing their smoke alarms and changing the batteries.…

Female office staff become firefighters for International Women’s Day

A group of women have been put through their paces by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service to mark International Women’s Day. The nine participants carried out simulated ladder lifts, hose-running, equipment carrying, hose techniques and even a search wearing full…

Code 3® Announces Multipurpose M180™ Triple Stack

Code 3®, Inc., a leading manufacturer and developer of light and sound emergency products, today announced the launch of the multipurpose M180™ Triple Stack. The M180 Triple Stack combines the functionality of a warning light and the utility of a worklight…

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