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Bulletin #57, Prop 65 Awareness As fire departments are working through obtaining a ‘clean’ foam, they should be aware of California Proposition 65 (Prop 65). This law came into effect in 1986 with the intention to allow consumers to make…

America’s Fireboat, Fire Fighter, to make a splash in Boston Harbor with water cannon display in conjunction with NFPA’s 125th Anniversary and Conference & Expo

Fire-protection industry leader Telgian will celebrate The Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum by docking the historic vessel at the Moakley Courthouse Dock, at 1 Courthouse Way, in the Boston Harbor on 6 June in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association…

First electric-powered fire appliance for Scotland rolls into production

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has commissioned its first electric powered fire appliance. The service has received around £500,000 of funding from Transport Scotland to roll the prototype into production. The contract to build the low-carbon vehicle was awarded…

Apply for a scholarship to Columbia Southern University’s online degree program

Online education provides many benefits for the busy lifestyle of a volunteer firefighter. Classes are more convenient; there are broader networking opportunities, subject matter expertise, and resource sharing; and overall, it promotes a healthier work-life balance allowing for a flexible…

Johnson Controls calls for stronger fire-safety compliance across high-rise residential development during Home Fire Sprinkler Week

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, is calling for organisations to take urgent action for safety compliance across high-rise residential development during Home Fire Sprinkler Week. Now more than ever, the need for fire suppression…

Gear Wash is now the nation’s largest bunker gear cleaning company

Gear Wash, a division of Fire-Dex, is now the firefighting industry’s largest turnout gear cleaning and repair operation, having acquired Minerva Bunker Gear Cleaners and its six locations. The agreement, which closed on 13 May, also marks the largest Gear…

Challenging firefighting exercise takes place at Defford Airfield training facility

HWFRS firefighters from across Worcestershire have taken part in a challenging ‘command and control’ exercise at the Service’s Defford Airfield training facility, which called for a wide range of their skills and expertise. Run by the Service’s South District, the…

Across the Alps: Magirus hands over the world’s first Wolf R1 tactical response robot to the Ehrwald Fire Department on the Zugspitze mountain

Eight years after the unveiling of the first robot from the AirCore family, the history of Magirus’ remote-controlled and remote-operated tactical units continues with the handover of the Wolf R1 in Ehrwald. In an extraordinary ceremony on Germany’s highest mountain,…

New portable compressed air foam system

The new Rosenbauer RFC CAFS Cube S compressed air foam system (CAFS) is the ideal addition to fire departments’ standard extinguishing equipment. Wetting agent, a water/foam compound mixture, and also wet and dry compressed air foam can all be generated…

AFOA hosts mini conference at Emergency One

AFOA members were welcomed to the association’s recent mini conference at Emergency One’s headquarters in Cumnock, Ayrshire in Scotland, by the company’s Managing Director Mike Madsen and Director Steven Bell, alongside AFOA Chairman Simon Petts. A morning of technical sessions…

Plaque unveiled for Manchester firefighter who died in the line of duty

A plaque was unveiled on 14 May for a Manchester firefighter who died in the line of duty, close to the anniversary of his passing. John Ogden, a father of two, sustained injuries falling from a fire engine, which was…

Emergency One group secures export of electric fire appliance to France

Emergency One UK Ltd is celebrating following a contract with Hérault Fire Service to supply its innovative electric fire appliances and further the net zero goals for the French fire service. Scottish Government Minister for Business Ivan McKee met with…

Firefighters’ union to expand fire contaminants and disease work

The Fire Brigades Union has agreed at its annual conference (12 May) to expand its work on the effects of fire contaminants – toxic substances produced by fires – on firefighters. In ongoing research with the University of Central Lancashire,…

TV presenter Nick Knowles supports firefighters’ families with video of heart-warming children’s story

TV presenter Nick Knowles has leant his support to the families of UK firefighters by recording a video readthrough of The Wolf Was Not Sleeping, a heart-warming children’s story from The Fire Fighters Charity and children’s author Avril McDonald. Gifted…

Ullapool welcomes its first female firefighters

Ullapool Fire Station has welcomed its first female firefighters. The four women have joined the Service as part of the on-call workforce. The Station operates with a staff of 20, and now 20% of their number is female. The four…

DESMI opens second office in Africa – DESMI Nigeria is established

‘We have sold our solutions to Nigeria for more than 20 years – and it is now time to take further steps into the Nigerian market being even closer to our customers and partners.’ Speaking to Leslie P. Andrews, Managing…

Momentum gaining for INTERSCHUTZ 2022!

After a seven-year wait the countdown has begun for INTERSCHUTZ 2022. With 39 days until the doors open on the world’s largest Fire Protection and Civil Defence event, we want to share some highlights with you: USA Partner Day Designed…

Fire Brigades Union awards medals to refugee-saving firefighter and John McDonnell

The Fire Brigades Union has made two new solidarity awards at its annual conference, to operational firefighter and FBU member Brendan Woodhouse, who volunteers in saving refugees at sea, and to Member of Parliament and former shadow chancellor John McDonnell.…

Emergency services take part in major incident exercise simulating fire at chemical plant

Emergency services across the region have tested how they would respond to a major incident – by role playing a blaze at a chemical storage facility. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) last week hosted a multi-agency exercise…

Kent mum raises more than £7,500 for The Fire Fighters Charity, in memory of firefighter husband

A Kent mum has dedicated the last five years to raising money for The Fire Fighters Charity in her husband’s memory, after he died suddenly while at work. Nikki Haxton-Jones’ firefighter husband, Danny, passed away in July 2017, despite his…

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