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DuPont takes firefighter protection to the next level at Interschutz 2022

DuPont Personal Protection will be launching a new category of innovative and comprehensive personal protective equipment (PPE) solutions for emergency responders at Interschutz 2022 (Stand G17, Hall 15). Solutions in the new Nomex Xtreme Performance category provides firefighters with superior…

ZIEGLER presents first Z-Class with Hybrid Drive Technology

Climate protection and environmental awareness are fundamental values of today’s industry. Many companies already incorporate these into their work and production on a daily basis. At ZIEGLER, too, sustainability is an elementary component of the company strategy. ZIEGLER has also…

Canada’s first and only not-for-profit Public Safety Broadband Network governance association and PSBN operator joins the global critical communications sector representative organisation

Underlining the importance of sharing knowledge and experience as critical broadband becomes a reality, Canada’s Public Safety Broadband Network (PSBN) Innovation Alliance has announced its membership of TCCA. TCCA is the global representative organisation and advocate for open standards for…

Interschutz 2022: Rosenbauer presents fireboat for wildland firefighting

Rosenbauer complements its extensive forest-fire portfolio with a special rescue and fireboat developed in collaboration with PALFINGER MARINE. Fire departments can use it to fight forest fires near the coast or shore from the water, which is an advantage wherever…

INTERSCHUTZ: more important than ever!

The increase in natural disasters has already noticeably changed the daily lives of many aid and rescue workers. In addition, there was the Corona pandemic and the humanitarian emergencies caused by political conflicts – most recently as a result of…

ThoroughTec to exhibit hi-fidelity ARFF simulator at Interschutz 2022

ThoroughTec Simulation, a world leader in heavy equipment simulators and workforce performance optimisation solutions, will be demonstrating their brand new, hi-fidelity CYBERDRIVE ARFF Operator Training Simulator at Interschutz later this month. To experience a new breed of ARFF training technology,…

Blackline Safety announces trade-in programme to arm first responders with next-generation safety equipment

When an organization’s job is to respond to fires, explosions or any other disaster that may come along, ensuring their first responders are protected is paramount. That’s why Blackline Safety Corp. (TSX: BLN), a global leader in connected safety technology,…

North East leading the way with trauma support for front-line firefighters

Front-line firefighters in Tyne and Wear are benefitting from a groundbreaking new scheme, which sees them being trained in first aid and trauma support by a leading North East paramedic educator. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) have…

MSA Safety launches on-demand demo of LUNAR, the wireless all-in-one search and rescue device

Global safety equipment manufacturer, MSA Safety has launched a brand-new on-demand video demo of LUNAR. LUNAR is the wireless and cloud-ready device designed to provide higher levels of protection for firefighters through enhanced vision, improved situational awareness and team connectivity…

Teledyne FLIR and Teledyne GFD show firefighting innovations from the same booth at Interschutz

Two of the world’s innovators in fire/gas detection and monitoring technologies will share a booth at Interschutz 2022, providing a convenient one-stop shop for those seeking advanced solutions that protect citizens, buildings and firefighters. Teledyne FLIR, a specialist in thermal-imaging…

Donations – An Essential Guide, Part 3

By Chris Gannon, writing for GESA (Global Emergency Services Action) To see Parts 1+2 of this article on the complexity of Emergency Services donations, the various donor types, and how regulations play a role in the ecosystem, please see Part…

Wheely-Safe appoints Woodway Engineering as official distribution partner for the emergency services sector

Emergency Services lighting and equipment supplier Woodway Engineering has agreed a new distribution contract with Wheely-Safe. The Coventry-based business will now supply Wheely-Safe’s latest generation of intelligent tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), wheel loss and wheel rim temperature sensors to…

Santa Clara County Fire Department takes delivery of two Smeal Custom Rescue Pumpers

Spartan Emergency Response, a subsidiary of REV Group and leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, is pleased to announce the Santa Clara County Fire Department has taken delivery of two new Smeal Custom Rescue Pumpers. These fire trucks were sold by…

EVA joins Lohmar Volunteer Firefighters

At the SAFETY TOUR in the outdoor area of INTERSCHUTZ, the Lohmar Volunteer Fire Department will present its concept for operational hygiene, which it has been developing step by step since 2019. At its heart: the hygiene unit. In three…

Recovering evidence with technology

On a spring afternoon a call comes in to the police station citing an armed robbery has been committed at a local bank. The suspected criminals have fled the scene and EMS is en route. The last reported sighting of…

Liz Warren, Safeguarding Manager, recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2022

We are delighted that Liz Warren, Safeguarding Manager, has been awarded a British Empire Medal for her work to support the most vulnerable people in Berkshire, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. As the Safeguarding Manager at Royal Berkshire Fire and…

Allison Transmission to present new fully electric axle in UK-manufactured fire engine

Allison Transmission, a leading designer and manufacturer of conventional and electrified vehicle propulsion solutions for medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, is introducing its new electric axle, Allison eGen Power, for fire and rescue vehicles at Interschutz 2022 (20–25 June, Hannover,…

Innovative mental health boosting benches unveiled to mark Charity Patron’s Platinum Jubilee

The Fire Fighters Charity has unveiled specially planted trees, plaques and innovative soundscape benches at its three UK centres to mark the Platinum Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II, its Patron of 69 years. The Charity unfurled the bunting and…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #58, Pre-Test! Independent third-party firefighting foam testing – currently available:               NFPA 18               UL 162               ICAO A, B & C               EN 1568: Parts 1–4               LASTFIRE               Total Fluorine Testing               US Forestry               MIL-SPEC There…

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service select Cadcorp GIS for customer insight project

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) has selected Cadcorp SIS as its Geographic Information System (GIS). The project includes desktop GIS, fire modelling applications, cloud hosted web mapping, consultancy services and training. The Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Authority had a…

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