Getting the job done

Over the course of my 26-year career in the fire and emergency services, I’ve been fortunate to travel beyond the United States and visit colleagues in multiple fire services around the world. In every country I’ve visited, despite some outward…

Insults aimed at dead firefighters lead to prosecutions in China

Two men in China’s Jiangsu province have insulted the name of a firefighter that died in the line of duty. The 21-year-old firefighter, Xie Yong, fell to his death on May 12 from the 18th floor of a residential building…

The FIA responds to the Hackitt’s review

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) welcomes Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety. We, amongst others, have been pushing for years for changes in the regulatory environment and competency levels in the fire safety industry. The…

Airbus app transmits real-time videos from the sky

Improving rescue missions during floods or forest fires with Airbus’ collaboration tool Tactilon Agnet During the Technos Days Valabre near Aix-en Provence (France) on 23th and 24th May, Airbus will demonstrate how videos and aerial pictures from a drone can…

IoD Wins for NIFRS Chairperson and Chief Fire & Rescue Officer

There was double success for Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) at the annual Institute of Directors (IoD) NI Director of the Year Awards 2018. NIFRS Board Chairperson, Carmel McKinney OBE was named the ‘Non-Executive Director of the Year’…

New Deputy for Norfolk’s Fire & Rescue Service

Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service has welcomed a new Deputy Chief Fire Officer. Stuart Ruff has decades of experience in the sector and most recently worked as Assistant Chief Fire Officer for Lincolnshire. He reported for duty in Norfolk for…

Ferrara Super Pumper™ exceeds industry records

Ferrara’s high capacity Super Pumper™ has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) confirmation for a flow capability of 6256 gallons per minute from draft at a discharge pressure of 125 PSI.  Ferrara has once again exceeded the record for pump performance. The…

NCEC Hazmat 2018 Annual Conference – UK Fire and International Firefighter

The team from UK Fire and International Fire Fighter are attending the NCEC Hazmat 2018 Annual Conference at the Crowne Plaza in Stratford upon Avon on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 May. We look forward to catching up with delegates…

Phenix Technology, Inc. Receives Presidential Award For Exports

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented Phenix Technology, Inc. with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on May 21. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant…

Bristol Looks Back On More Than 200 Years Of Trading

Did you know that the Bristol Uniforms factory in Staple Hill has been home to the company since 1899, and was originally surrounded by green fields? Or that the very first aluminised suits for firefighters were based on buoyancy suits developed for…

Child Fire Victim Looks to Give Back

Abandoned School House Sees New Life More than two dozen emergency services personnel were joined by three area title holders to help unload a tractor-trailer at an abandoned one-room schoolhouse on NY Route 30 on Sunday morning May 20th as…

Develop Training Limited (DTL) is running a series of free High Voltage awareness days in late May

The events have been specially designed for authorising engineers, authorised persons and competent persons in the healthcare, facilities and utilities sectors as well as the MoD. They are also open to managers and other personnel responsible for training people to work…

eBay Find Sparks Fire Station Anniversary Celebrations

A chance discovery of an old document on eBay has sparked 65th-anniversary celebrations for a Shropshire fire station. A member of The Fire Brigade Society had found the original programme for the opening of Wellington Fire Station in 1953. “It…

Fire and Ice – Fridge-freezer Safety

Electrical Safety First responds to Government View Commenting on the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) response to the investigation into the fridge-freezer model which instigated the Grenfell fire, Phil Buckle, Chief Executive of Electrical Safety First, said:…

Zico Unveils Affordable Cradle For SCBA’s And Extinguishers

Store spare SCBA cylinders, water cans, and fire extinguishers with these heavy-duty moulded-plastic cradles. Two models are available: The Plastic Air Cylinder Cradle with Valve Strap, Model QS-PC-VS, features a rugged nylon valve strap that can be bolted nearby, looping…

IOSH urges Government to act swiftly on Hackitt fire safety recommendations

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) today urged the UK Government to act swiftly to implement the recommendations made in Dame Judith Hackitt’s review into building regulations and fire safety – adding that “lives are at stake”. The…

REV Group Fire Division Partners With ZeroRPM On Idle Mitigation System Specifically Engineered For E-One, Ferrara and KME

REV Group, a manufacturer of industry-leading motor vehicle brands, has announced a partnership with ZeroRPM in the development of a battery-powered idle mitigation system specifically engineered for E-ONE, Ferrara and KME fire apparatus. The idle mitigation system will automatically switch…

SphereVision 360 Imaging System Introduces Smoke Layer and Virtual Reality Viewing

SphereVision has added a smoke simulation feature to its 360-degree imaging software to aid training, emergency planning and incident management. Specifically designed for Fire and Rescue Teams, a variable density smoke layer can be applied to the 360-degree imagery allowing…

Unique mental health video ‘a must-see’

This is the fire video that has been setting social media alight. The footage features Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters and officers talking about mental health, exploding myths and attempting to remove the stigma. It has been backed by…

Rescue bid to reach cat stuck on top of 40ft electricity pole carrying 11,000V power lines

RSPCA and Western Power Distribution launch rescue mission for a curious cat RSPCA officers and crews from Western Power Distribution worked together to rescue a cat who got stuck atop a 40ft electricity pole in Leicestershire last week. The puss –…

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