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Is musculoskeletal pain putting the wellbeing and careers of firefighters at risk?

New research will assess the musculoskeletal health of UK and European firefighters in a bid to better understand the prevalence of this kind of injury and the knock-on impact on the fire service. Luxfer Gas Cylinders, a world-leading provider of…

Foam Exposure Committee: calling out all Aqueous Film Forming Foams (AFFF)

Don’t dump fluorinated (AFFF) firefighting foams into a storm drain, the sewer or landfills1 Don’t sell or give away fluorinated AFFF or AR-AFFF to other fire departments Do not send it to a training site or a fire academy to…

Free event – Dyslexia & Fire Service Learners: Tools and Techniques to Ensure Success

Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 4:00–5:00pm BST Through panel discussion and demonstration, this webinar will explore current practices on ensuring success of individuals with dyslexia . About this event ‘Dyslexia and Fire Service Learners: Tools and Techniques to Ensure Success’ is…

Armstrong Fluid Technology offers a free trial of its pump performance technology

A leading manufacturer of intelligent flow equipment, including pumps, valves, heat exchangers and control solutions, has announced a limited-time offer in the GCC. Customers can now enjoy a free trial of Pump Manager – Armstrong Fluid Technology’s intelligent pump performance…

Safe Fleet Fire, EMS and Industrial new hire

Safe Fleet Fire, EMS and Industrial (FRC, FoamPro, Elkhart Brass, ROM) is excited to announce and welcome the addition of Kurtis Rood as a member of the North American sales team. In his new role, Kurtis will be responsible for…

Oshkosh Airport Products secures first order for the new Striker ARFF vehicle

Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) Company, announced today that the company has secured its first order for the new Striker ARFF vehicle, which was introduced in January 2021. The newly upgraded Striker ARFF will be delivered…

How should we measure success in the emergency services sector? GESA’s Global South Advisory Council launches consultations

‘Especially in developing countries with limited legislative and policy frameworks, how can the Emergency Services sector measure progress?’ asks GESA Advisory Council Member Francis Ndeleva, Chief of Fire Services at the Kenya Airports Authority. Circumstances vary between countries, but every…

Discover how emerging technologies are transforming the emergency services

The Emergency Services Show, NEC, 7–8 September 2021 As live events return to the UK, the Emergency Services Show at the NEC, Birmingham, 7 and 8 September 2021 will be the first opportunity for the entire UK emergency services community…

RapidDeploy secures $29 million to empower 9-1-1 Centers with data

RapidDeploy, a cloud-based computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and analytics platform, today announced the completion of a $29 million Series B funding round led by Morpheus Ventures with participation from GreatPoint Ventures, Ericsson Ventures, Samsung Next Ventures, Tao Capital Partners, Clearvision Ventures,…

Reach and Rescue’s long-reach rescue pole wins Queen’s Award for Innovation – UK’s most prestigious accolade for business

Reach and Rescue is a leading manufacturer of water-rescue equipment, supplying to emergency services and search and rescue teams plus a multitude of global industries including maritime, military and construction. The company, headquartered in Greater Manchester, is overjoyed to receive…

Business fires in Norfolk caused by portable heaters as venues utilise outside space

Business owners across Norfolk are being asked to check their fire risk assessments following incidents since pubs and restaurants reopened for outdoor dining in the county. Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service has attended two fires involving the use of outdoor…

Cutting-edge kit designed by firefighters for firefighters has been revealed for the very first time in Wales

It is a proud milestone for Welsh crews who collaborated to shape the new advanced design in a groundbreaking two-year project, which saw the final contract awarded to supplier Ballyclare. Brand-new recruits from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service proudly…

FREE webinar: The Cutting Edge: Extrication Evolutions and Patient Management Today

Date: 29 April 2021 at 1pm EDT / 12pm CDT / 10am PDT / 5pm GMT Duration: 1 hour. CEU: A certificate of attendance will be offered. Presented by David Dalrymple Register Dave Dalrymple integrates training and tool considerations with…

Virtual Hazmat 2021 – Free virtual alternative to NCEC’s annual conference supported by JOIFF

Date: 18 May, 1430–1630 BST & 19 May, 0800–1000 BST Find out more and register NCEC’s Hazmat conference has earned the justifiable reputation of being the ‘must-attend’ annual event for those who are involved in hazmat response, incident management or…

‘Life Jacket’ evacuation chair range developed by disabled people is launched

Nantwich-based international award-winning accessibility consultancy Direct Access launched its new evacuation-chair range today. Developed by disabled people, it is the first time that chairs have been developed with a disabled evacuee in mind. Established in 2004, Direct Access is the…

ZIEGLER wins four iF DESIGN AWARDS 2021

ZIEGLER has won this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD and is thus one of the award winners of the world renowned design prize. The products Z-Class, Z-Cab AiR, Z-Turret and ALPAS were awarded in the discipline Product and the category Automobiles/vehicles.…

TSI Advanced Foam Firefighting School: 28 September – 1 October 2021

Training Specialties, Inc. has announced exciting news with their first Advanced Foam Firefighting School being hosted at the TEEX Brayton Fire Training Field at the Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. This school promises to afford attendees unique classroom…

Conway Shield acquires Chief’s Choice

Conway Shield, known for its best-in-class leather shields, fire and law-enforcement products and technical training, acquired Chief’s Choice on 18 March 2021. The Chief’s Choice product line is best known for its turnout-gear cleaner and apparatus wash, including truck wash,…

MDM & GESA partner to promote quality Emergency Services around the world

GESA to write a recurring column on the challenges and opportunities faced by Emergency Services practitioners in emerging markets for the MDM community. GESA is pleased to announce a new partnership with a leading publisher in the fire and safety…

NFRS apprenticeship programme gets positive OFSTED result

Apprentice firefighters in Nottinghamshire are receiving good-quality training, according to the first Ofsted inspection since the programme started in September 2019. The report on Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire and Rescue Authority’s programme published today (Tuesday, 20 April) follows…

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