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New Non-Fluorinated THUNDERSTORM WNF33A Foam Concentrate from Johnson Controls advances fire protection for flammable liquid storage tanks

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has announced the launch of THUNDERSTORM WNF33A 3%x3% Non-Fluorinated Foam Concentrate, the newest addition to the renowned WILLIAMS FIRE & HAZARD CONTROL firefighting foam portfolio. Powerful protection Fuel in-depth…

Herefordshire employers recognised for huge support for on-call firefighters

Two Herefordshire employers have been recognised for the huge support they have given to Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) by supporting members of their staff to become on-call firefighters. At the HWFRS Herefordshire Awards Evening earlier this…

Bulldog Fire Apparatus is new Louisiana dealer for Ferrara and KME

REV Fire Group, comprised of REV Group, Inc. fire apparatus manufacturing subsidiaries, is proud to announce today that Bulldog Fire Apparatus, Inc. has acquired the Louisiana Ferrara dealership and will expand into the state as the new Ferrara and KME…

22nd International Water Mist Conference (IWMC) – Copenhagen it is!

Today, the IWMA president Are Wendelborg Brandt announced that 22nd International Water Mist Conference will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference dates will be 11 and 12 October. The conference venue will be the Copenhagen Marriott Hotel. The call…

How an intelligent fire-detection system creates a disturbance-free environment for ‘windows-on-the world’ tower

Once just a 15-storey square building, the HYLO tower is now a 29-storey monolith that proudly joins the ranks of London’s tall towers. Located in central London and conveniently positioned just five minutes’ walk from Old Street tube station and…

Statement from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) Chief Fire Officer, Dave Russel, in response to the Manchester Arena Inquiry Report Volume 2

‘The Manchester Arena Inquiry volume two report has made for very difficult reading for me, as Chief Fire Officer of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, and my colleagues. ‘I want to start by wholeheartedly apologising to the families of…

Third HWFRS fire engine delivered to Poland to support Ukraine firefighters

An HWFRS team has recently returned from Poland following their safe delivery of a third fire engine to support the Ukraine fire service. This follows a continuing request from the Home Office and National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) for UK…

New: fire and rescue bosses have used controversial ‘retire and rehire’ practice 

New data shows that a controversial practice that allows fire service bosses to dodge tax has been used in 13 fire and rescue services. The government has formally discouraged the practice in England. The practice involves predominantly senior fire officers…

Emerging ARFF issues explored in depth at AFOA Conference 2022

Simon Petts, AFOA chairman, welcomed delegates to the AFOA 2022 conference, giving a summary of activities undertaken by the association in the last 12 months before introducing the day’s programme of eight speakers, covering a diversity of emerging issues for…

IFE expands its technical team

The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) is delighted to announce it has increased its technical capacity with two new appointments. Mark Chubb MPP CFPS FCMI MIoD FIFireE has been appointed as our new Technical Director and replaces Peter Wilkinson who…

US Police & Fire Championships rebrands with new logo and visual identity

The California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF), a non-profit organization committed to promoting sport and physical fitness among first responders, is pleased to announce the rebranding of the US Police & Fire Championships (USPFC) logo and visual identity. After many decades of the same…

Is digital transformation a key to unlocking fire safety?
The safety of people and property is a core responsibility of all employers, facilities managers and building owners. From a fire-safety point of view, this means ensuring fire-protection systems are compliant with appropriate installation and maintenance standards as well as…
High-expansion foam system protects commercial tyre facility
With more than 1,500 outlets, Vianor is the largest chain of tyre stores in the Nordic countries, offering a full range of vehicle maintenance and tyre services for both cars and trucks. It is owned by global tyre and service…
Fire-Dex and Fire Dept. Coffee team up to create energizing, educational content for firefighters
Fire-Dex, a global manufacturer of firefighting PPE, is now the exclusive gear partner (including helmets, gloves, jackets, pants and hoods) for Fire Dept. Coffee, a pairing that brings industry-leading PPE together with freshly roasted gourmet coffee and entertaining, educational online…
Fire Department Service Announcement
Bulletin #68: Safety Bulletin Check the labels on your 5-gallon pails, 55-gallon drums or totes. If any of the following phrases are printed on the container, please stop using them: AFFF, AR-AFFF OR C-6 AFFF FOAMS These foams contain intentionally…
Plaque unveiled for ‘extraordinarily brave’ firefighter who died in line of duty over 100 years ago
A plaque has been unveiled for a Sale firefighter who died in the line of duty in 1909. Superintendent John Johnson Hunt, aged 65, was fighting a fire at the Brooklands Hotel in Sale when a portion of the roof…
Darley launches new website
Darley, a global manufacturer and distributor for military and first-responder markets, is thrilled to announce the launch of its new website, Darley.com. With a clean, modern design and focus on the customer experience, the full business offerings come to life…
Fire crews team up for wildfire training exercise
Two of the region’s fire crews have joined forces for an intensive wildfire training exercise. Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service and Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service teams came together on the West Allenheads estate in Northumberland for a…
ZIEGLER delivers 500th portable pump Ultra Power 4 to the German Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK)
No crisis is like the other. Crises can arise anytime and anywhere – storms, floods or electricity blackouts make it clear that any one of us can end up in an emergency situation. The fact that the Civil Protection is…
The Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association (Metro Chiefs) signs historic cooperation agreement with the international Organization of American Firefighters (OBA)
The Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association (Metro Chiefs), a section of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), has signed a five-year cooperation agreement with the Organization of American Firefighters (OBA), the largest international firefighting…

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