REV FIRE Group welcomes Roger Lackore as Director of Product Development

REV Group, a manufacturer of industry-leading specialty vehicle brands, has announced the addition of Roger Lackore as the Director of Product Development for the REV Fire Group. With more than 30 years of experience in heavy truck engineering, including 25…

‘FORE-FIGHTERS’on fire as they complete eight fundraising rounds in just over 15 hours

Four firefighters who planned to play a staggering eight rounds of golf in a little more than 16½ hours to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support achieved their aim with a remarkable hour to spare. The quartet – Rob…

Free Workshops, Challenges and Seminars at The Emergency Services Show

This September sees the return of The Emergency Services Show to Birmingham with plenty of kit, networking, training and demonstrations on offer to visitors from the fire and rescue services. The growing two-day event takes place in Hall 5 and…

Fire service reform – A global issue

In 2014 I received an enquiry from a man claiming to represent a large corporation in Mexico. He wanted me to review and evaluate a fire department in the city of Culiacan, Sinaloa. Some of your readers might already think…

The outstanding contribution of four inspirational Scottish Fire and Rescue Service figures has been recognised as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Operations Control Area Manager Libby Logan, long-serving retained firefighter Rosemary Curtis and recently-retired Local Senior Officer David Rout have all been awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal. And retired Deputy Assistant Chief Officer Ally Boyle has also been appointed a…

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service Watch Manager honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service Watch Manager, Dave Coss, has been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, receiving the prestigious Queen’s Fire Service Medal (QFSM) for distinguished service. WM Coss is a Fire Investigator working as part of the…

DuPont refreshes its PPE branding for easier specification and compliance with new EU regulation

DuPont Personal Protection has successfully completed a rebranding and recertification of its extensive range of PPE garments to make it easier for customers to specify the correct level of protection for their application and comply with the latest regulations. The global rebranding includes the ProShield®, Tyvek® and Tychem® brands and…

From Shropshire to Transylvania

Shropshire charity Operation Sabre set off to Transylvania in Romania on Wednesday (June 6th) taking three more fully equipped fire engines and several tonnes of humanitarian aid. The convoy, crewed by 11 volunteer serving and retired firefighters from Shropshire Fire…

Former Fire Officer named in Queen’s Honours List

Shropshire’s former Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Steve Worrall, has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s 2018 Birthday Honours List, with the award given for humanitarian services in Eastern Europe. Before retiring in 2013, Mr Worrall established a…

ROCKWOOL launch New DUCTWORK insulation

DUCTROCK – Versatile, fire protection insulation for ventilation and smoke extraction ducts ROCKWOOL, the world’s largest producer of non-combustible stone wool insulation, introduces a fire-resistant insulation, specifically designed to meet the latest, rigorous EN fire resistance standards in a varied range of ductwork applications.…

Firefighters to burn up fairways at Aldwark as they play eight rounds in one day

Four firefighters from the Yorkshire region are looking to burn up the fairways at Aldwark Manor, in York, as they hope to set a new record in Macmillan Cancer Support’s Longest Day Golf Challenge on June 21st. Every year, around…

US Veterans Health Administration decision to mandate oxygen firebreaks ‘a victory for patient safety’

BPR Medical has welcomed the United States Veterans Health Administration (VA) decision to mandate the use of thermal fuses – also known as firebreaks – in all its home oxygen patient installations. The VA published a Patient Safety Alert on…

Fire and Rescue Service Working with the Royal Marines

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service has been delivering road traffic safety presentations to the Royal Marines 30 Commando Troop based in Plymouth for the last three years. This year they demonstrated a Road Traffic Collision (RTC) involved three…

The Emergency Services Show – See the UK’s vision of the fire and rescue service of the future

Fire and rescue personnel and industrial brigades from around the world are invited to this year’s Emergency Services Show to see how the UK fire and rescue service is evolving to become a response, prevention and protection service for the 21st Century. Returning to Hall 5 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 19th to 20th September 2018, the annual event gives visitors unique access to world-class expertise, training, technology, kit and support networks.

Edesix’s Videobadge 300 – Supplying body worn cameras to the UK fire services

The experts at Edesix, a UK-based market leader in the provision of Body Worn Camera Solutions, say the use of BWCs for identifying best practice is fast becoming fundamental within our emergency services. Its VB-300 series of Body Worn Cameras,…

Offsite laboratory tests recommended by NFPA 25

The National Fire Protection Association Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems (NFPA 25) details recommended practices to prevent system failure and ensure fast and effective response in a fire emergency. Most of the recommended…

An overview of the Tehran Fire Department

With the recent disaster in Tehran where 16 firefighters were killed in the line of duty, while fighting a fire in a 17-story building, that collapsed on them, we thought it appropriate to give you an overview of the Tehran…

Fighting back on heat stress

Heat stress is especially life-threatening for firefighters and remains the number-one cause of firefighter casualties. Thankfully, the industry is fighting back with the development of several new weapons in the battle against this dangerous condition. Heat stress is caused by…

The UK fire appliance helping to change the face of firefighting

Over the past few months, one fire and rescue service in the UK has been putting a brand new fire appliance to the test. This single truck — which is the only one of its kind in the country —…

Preserving victim dignity while protecting first responders

Throughout the world each year, hundreds of first responders die or suffer serious injuries due to secondary accidents caused by distracted, impaired, or speeding drivers flying around an existing accident. Current accident response protocols are not serving to protect those…

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