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The first ever Silvflame Event 2022

Silvflame Emergency Services and Industry Show 202220–21 July 2022Day 1: 9:00am to 5:00pmDay 2: 9:00am to 4:00pmRegistration opens at 8:30amAt The Fire Service College Moreton-In-Marsh Silvflame Ltd will be unveiling our new wildfire protection system with a live demonstration. There…

Foam Exposure Committee Bulletin #18: Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) is not ‘safe as soap’

The fire service has always been told that AFFF is as ‘safe as soap’ to use in their communities and for their firefighters. It is actually not. This is now evidenced by nationwide PFAS water-contamination issues. AFFF should not hit…

FLIR Systems launches radiometric version of Boson thermal-imaging camera module

The Boson camera core represents the best in FLIR high-performance uncooled thermal-imaging technology within a small, lightweight and low-power package, and now FLIR partners and customers will have the option to purchase radiometric versions that can capture the temperature data…

Super vac launches new website redesign to showcase full line of ventilation equipment

Super Vac, one of the leading manufacturers in fire ventilation equipment, has redesigned its website, supervac.com, to better promote its full line-up of ventilation equipment for firefighting and industrial applications. With dual product lines and the largest breadth of ventilation…

Facebook Live discussion: International Firefighters’ Day – coming together in solidarity

Join the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and volunteer fire-service leaders from across the globe for a Facebook Live discussion in honour of International Firefighters’ Day on 4 May. Panellists will discuss the importance of the volunteer fire service around…

Federation to develop strategy to tackle tomorrow’s risks today

The Fire Sector Federation is developing a strategy to help predict the key evolving fire-safety risks over the next 20 years and link them to action needed now to best mitigate future impacts. Developed in partnership with the National Fire…

Johnson Controls launches Chemguard 3×3 Non-Fluorinated Foam concentrate for Class B fuel fire suppression

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings and architect of OpenBlue connected solutions, launches Chemguard NFF 3×3 UL201 Foam Concentrate. This new, patent-pending, Non-Fluorinated Foam (NFF) technology provides fast, effective fire suppression on most Class B…

Exciting new rescue film called SILO releases on 7 May

Film distributor Oscilloscope is releasing a new film called SILO on 7 May, and you can view the trailer today. It’s a powerful drama about a teenager who becomes trapped inside a grain silo, and how his town bands together…

Charity welcomes research into mental health impact of pandemic on UK fire service personnel

The continued need for The Fire Fighters Charity’s mental health support services has been highlighted today with the publication of research claiming that 65% of the UK’s fire and rescue service personnel have seen a deterioration in their mental health…

GESA’s Global South Advisory Council – building our understanding of the way to better global emergency services

As part of GESA’s mission to increase flow of information between industry leaders in the Global North and Emergency Services (ES) practitioner leaders in the Global South, a GESA Advisory Council (AC) meeting was held on 13 March, with members…

FLIR Vue TZ20 dual thermal camera drone payload available now

The FLIR Vue TZ20, the first high-resolution, dual thermal sensor gimbal purpose-built for the DJI Matrice 200 Series and Matrice 300 airframes is now available in United Kingdom. Featuring both a narrow-field-of-view and a wide-field-of-view 640×512 resolution FLIR Boson thermal…

The first ever IoT-enabled firefighter helmet provides ‘superpowers’ through augmented reality

Rackspace Technology, a leading end-to-end multi cloud technology solutions company, has announced it has worked with Qwake Technologies, a provider of revolutionary visual communication technology for firefighters, to accelerate Qwake’s cloud native approach. The company’s product allows firefighters to more…

Managing Airport Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) services through the Covid-19 pandemic

AFOA recently held a webinar on managing airport rescue and firefighting services through the Covid-19 pandemic, which was attended by over 100 delegates including airport fire officers and emergency planners from across the UK. The information-sharing exercise highlighted the importance…

TFT releases new BLITZTAC portable monitor

Task Force Tips revolutionized portable monitors over 20 years ago with the introduction of its innovative BLITZFIRE. Today, the BLITZTAC joins TFT’s product offering with features that include: Safety of your crew. Unlike competitors’ models, the BLITZTAC has a standard…

Esri UK creates end-to-end drone solution for emergency services with heliguy partnership

Esri UK today announced a new partnership with drone specialists heliguy to complete its end-to-end drone solution for the emergency services industry. The final piece in Esri UK’s strategy to offer all parts of the drone workflow, the partnership will…

Scientists at MMU prove De-Wipe removes harmful toxins

In 2019, De-Wipe announced the positive results of a scientific study conducted by leading professors at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) which indicated them as the only eco-friendly after-fire wipe proven to remove from skin the most harmful cancer-causing dioxins and…

MDM Publishing and Fire Safe Europe join forces to enhance European fire safety

The Directors of Fire Safe Europe and MDM Publishing Ltd are delighted to announce an agreement that will see the MDM portfolio of print magazines and associated websites become global media partners of Fire Safe Europe. The partnership will enable…

FireHawk alarms selected again for new UK Fire & Rescue Services framework

FireHawk Alarms, the fire safety alarm brand of FireBlitz have been awarded on to the new Smoke alarms and Associated Products framework run by the West Midlands Fire & Rescue Authority (WMFRA) (subject to contract). FireHawk Alarms have a long…

MDM Publishing and Firefighter Hub join forces to advance ‘All things firefighting’

The Directors of MDM Publishing Ltd and Firefighter Hub are delighted to announce an agreement that will see the MDM portfolio of print magazines and associated websites become global media partners of Firefighter Hub. The partnership will enable both organisations…

MetalCraft Marine delivers high-performance Firestorm 36 MkII to Vietnam

The Fire Department of Quang Ninh Province (Canh Sat PCCC) in Northern Vietnam ordered their first MetalCraft Marine (MCM) high-performance fireboat – for the island of Tuan Chau, in Ha-Long Bay. The Firestorm 36 MkII arrived in Vietnam in December…

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