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Darley announced as an EY Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year 2021

W.S. Darley & Co. was among the winners of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Midwest region of Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana, announced in a virtual celebration held on 28 July to honour 34 finalists from 27 companies.…

Critical Communications World: registration now open!

Registration has opened for Critical Communications World 2021, taking place at the IFEMA in Madrid, from 3 to 5 November this year. The event will feature a wide range of conference and masterclass sessions, delivered by some of the most…

Innovative Aussie goes global

Australian Pump, is fast becoming the choice of professional users of pressure cleaners and heavy-duty trash pump type equipment. The machines are built on a 2½-acre facility in Sydney’s Norwest Business District. The company focuses on the development of professional…

Fire Marshals arrest suspect for setting multiple fires in Manhattan

Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro announced today that Fire Marshals have arrested Caleb Ganzer, 35, for allegedly setting fire to outdoor dining structures and rubbish in Manhattan in January, June and July of this year. ‘Every act of arson has…

Learn about water safety – fire crews and partners raise awareness of dangers with public events

Residents and visitors to some of Norfolk’s most scenic waterside spots are invited to find out more about water safety from the county’s fire crews. Fire and rescue crews will build on public engagement work already undertaken this year, and…

First two recipients announced in MSA’s and DuPont’s 2021 Globe Gear Giveaway

MSA, DuPont, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have teamed up for the tenth year to help volunteer fire departments obtain much-needed gear through MSA’s and DuPont’s Globe Gear Giveaway. This annual programme began in 2012 and has provided…

Taking nuisance fires for granted

Community groups with innovative ideas to help reduce nuisance fires are being offered grants of up to £3,000 from Cleveland Fire Brigade. Some 85% of Cleveland’s fire calls are related to deliberate fires – the highest in the country –…

Pandemic response work of Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service highlighted in report

A report highlighting the work of Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service over the last year will go to Norfolk County Council’s cabinet for approval next month. The annual statement of assurance gives details of finance, governance and operational issues, covers…

Redtronic launches the world’s first tri-colour button blast directional

Redtronic is a UK manufacturer of visual and audible warning systems, leading the industry through innovative warning and safety solutions for emergency and safety services. And now the company has launched the new Infinity BB4 directional LED which is available…

FBU fears underreporting of Covid infections in the fire service as minister fails to provide data

The government has failed to provide details of the number of Covid deaths and cases reported by employers in the fire service, after being asked to do so in a Parliamentary Question and through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request…

How technology can better support the Retained Duty System (RDS) in emergencies

Technology creates many shortcuts in our lives, making things more enjoyable and working more efficiently; however, in times of crisis the right tech to deploy for a rapid response becomes imperative. Increasingly, fire services are under pressure to manage relationships…

Grenfell grant buys life-saving smoke curtains for NFRS

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters will soon be able to use smoke curtains to stop the spread of smoke to an escape route and help them rescue people from fires, particularly in high-rise buildings. The curtains, which are designed…

Volunteer retention in the Fire & Emergency Services

Monday, 26 July 2021 2pm Eastern Time Live discussion on the NVFC’s Facebook Page   Volunteer recruitment gets a lot of attention, but retaining members is just as important for a successful fire department. After all, why go through the…

Dejero partners with PEAKE to provide uninterrupted connectivity for mission-critical communications

Dejero, an innovator in resilient connectivity for critical communications, has partnered with PEAKE, a leading satellite services and network integration provider. The partnership offers ultra-reliable connectivity for mission-critical communications by combining satellite, bonded cellular and other wireless broadband networks. ‘By…

NFPA announces launch of CRAIG 1300, an all-new Community Risk Assessment Insight Generator that helps identify, assess and mitigate public safety risks

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has announced the official launch of CRAIG 1300, an innovative community risk assessment (CRA) dashboard powered by mySidewalk, a leading technology company. CRAIG 1300 helps fire departments and safety officials collect community data, enabling…

Firefighters identify deadly private sector inspection threat in Building Safety Bill

Fire Brigades Union general secretary Matt Wrack has responded to the Building Safety Bill passing its second reading in Parliament on 21 July by saying that it is ‘vitally flawed’ in its present form. The bill is set to see…

Hawaii Airports take delivery of eight Oshkosh Airport Products Striker ARFF vehicles

Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) Company, announced today that the company has completed delivery of eight Striker ARFF vehicles to fire departments at the Hawaii airports of Lihue, Hilo International, Ellison Oizuka Kona International, Kahului and Daniel K.…

E-ONE dealer Safe Industries expands into Tennessee with latest acquisition

E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group, Inc. and a leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, is pleased to announce the expansion into Tennessee of its dealer Safe Industries. Safe Industries has acquired Mid-South Emergency Equipment, the former E-ONE dealer for Tennessee.…

TFT releases new Extend-A-Gun VP

When TFT introduced the Extend-A-Gun telescoping waterway series, it revolutionized the way monitors could be utilized on fire apparatus. Extend-A-Guns allow deck mounted monitors to easily raise from a stowed position to operate above apparatus obstructions like cab roofs, lighting,…

Lake Assault Boats to showcase formidable firefighting, patrol and rescue vessel at FDIC

Lake Assault Boats, part of Fraser Shipyards and a leading manufacturer of purpose-built, mission-specific fire and rescue boats, is displaying inside Lucas Oil Stadium at booth #8421 on 2–7 August at the Fire Department Instructors’ Conference (FDIC) Exhibition in Indianapolis,…

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