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The Fire Fighters Charity will be EG Group’s first charity partner of 2022

EG Group, a leading global petrol forecourt retail convenience operator, has chosen The Fire Fighters Charity as its first charity for 2022. Blackburn-based EG Group will not only collect donations on behalf of the Charity but will also fully utilise…

Omicron: entire fire station left without firefighters as brigade sees ‘severe’ shortages

A fire and rescue station was left with no firefighters available for duty, as the spread of Omicron hit the fire and rescue service in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Multiple other stations have been left with fire engines…

Northumberland Fire and Rescue invests in Dräger’s new PSS AirBoss SCBA

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NRFS) has become the first UK Fire Service to invest in Dräger’s new AirBoss Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) with Telemetry, as it looks to provide its firefighters with the most advanced fire-safety equipment on…

Global Oil & Gas community convene at EGYPS 2022 next February to advance a global sustainable energy ecosystem

EGYPS is a focal point in 2022. Shifting regional dynamics have prompted Egypt to step up its role as an energy hub. Recently Egypt established the East Mediterranean Gas Forum ‘EMGF’, to progress technical cooperation and commercial integration to develop…

Looking forward at 2022 – GESA’s plans for the new year

As we celebrate the end of GESA’s first full year of operations, we look forward to what 2022 will bring for our organization. In 2021, we established our Global South Advisory Council (AC) – a body of practitioner experts from…

NFPA encourages prompt removal of Christmas trees, as nearly one-third of Christmas-tree fires occur in January

Nearly one-third (30%) of US home fires involving Christmas trees occur in January. With this post-holiday fire hazard in mind, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) strongly encourages everyone to keep the festive memories and remove the hazards by disposing…

A new lease of life for a former undertaker

A newly qualified firefighter has been giving a fresh lease of life after passing his final after giving up his job as an undertaker to keep his community safe. In their biggest recruitment drive in years, Tyne and Wear Fire…

Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro announces the death of Lieutenant Joseph Maiello

Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro today announced the death of Lieutenant Joseph Maiello. Lt Maiello, 53, a 22-year veteran of the Department, was discovered unconscious and pronounced dead while on-duty at his firehouse, Engine Company 163 and Ladder Company 83,…

Firefighters urged to protect themselves from toxic fire contaminants

Firefighters have been urged to protect themselves from toxic fire contaminants in response to research that found more than four times higher rates of cancer amongst firefighters who took part, relative to the general public.1 It is thought that toxic…

TWFRS praised by health officials for standing up vaccination centre in just four days

Health officials have praised a North East Fire and Rescue Service after they helped set up a vaccination centre in a matter of days. Millions of residents across the UK have been invited to receive their Coronavirus booster vaccination in…

Philadelphia Fire Department takes delivery of first of eight Spartan Emergency Response Custom Pumpers, and first of four Ladder Tower 100ft Tractor Drawn Aerials

Spartan Emergency Response, a subsidiary of REV Group and a leading manufacturer of fire apparatus is pleased to announce Philadelphia Fire Department has taken delivery of a new Spartan Emergency Response Custom Pumper, as well as a new Ladder Tower…

KFRS supports vaccination booster push

Throughout the pandemic, Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) has been proud to support its blue light partners, NHS colleagues, local councils and community organisations. People from across KFRS have offered their help whenever possible, including during the mass roll-out…

Let’s look out for each other this Christmas

The region’s fire and rescue service has called on people to look out for each other this Christmas after revealing they have been called to help more than 100 people in distress – in just six months. Tyne and Wear…

NFPA to host FREE Leadership for Emergency Responders online conference

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will present a FREE Leadership for Emergency Responders conference on Tuesday, 25 January 2022 as the organization’s year-long 125th Anniversary Conference Series continues into the first quarter of the year. The complimentary online transformational leadership…

From runway lights to blue lights

It’s always hard starting a new job, especially when your old one involves travelling to some of the most beautiful places in the world. But when the pandemic grounded the travel industry, former cabin crew Laura Maguire began to think…

Isle of Man Government receives three Oshkosh Striker 6×6 ARFF vehicles

Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) Company, has announced that the Isle of Man Government has received three Oshkosh Striker 6×6 ARFF vehicles. The Isle of Man is a British Crown Dependency in the Irish Sea between…

Six trade unions seek judicial review over pension discrimination

Six trade unions – the Fire Brigades Union, GMB, PCS, the Prison Officers Association, the Royal College of Nursing, and Unite – have applied to the High Court for judicial review in relation to pension changes. The six unions say…

New recruits get early Christmas present by passing their firefighter training

A new generation of firefighters passed their firefighter training on Friday, 17 December after one of the largest recruitment drives in recent years. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) are proud to announce that 32 of their latest…

Fire Brigades Union response to HMICFRS State of Fire report

The Fire Brigades Union has responded to the Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Service State of Fire and Rescue 2021 report. Matt Wrack, the general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, said: ‘It is not clear…

The Barratt Foundation donates £50,000 to The Fire Fighters Charity

The Barratt Developments PLC Charitable Foundation (the ‘Barratt Foundation’) has donated £50,000 to The Fire Fighters Charity, to support its ongoing work helping the UK’s fire services community. The Barratt Foundation generously donated the money after being contacted by a…

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