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Phoenix Fire Department at Sky Harbor International Airport adds Striker 8×8 to fleet

Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, have announced that the company has completed delivery of a new Striker 8×8 ARFF vehicle for the Phoenix Fire Department at Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona. The ARFF team at this FAA rated Index-E airport…

You are invited to join the NFPA Facebook Live event – Outthink Wildfire

This is a new initiative aimed at significantly lowering community wildfire risk by 2050. In recent years, the United States has suffered a relentless tally of losses due to wildfire, a trend that experts predict will only continue to grow.…

Fire service pays tribute to much loved and respected colleague

Staff across Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service have been paying tribute to on-call firefighter Danny Granger who sadly died in hospital yesterday evening after a four week battle with Covid-19. Danny, aged 52, had served at Cottenham Fire Station for…

Be extra careful at home this half term

People across the West Midlands are being urged to be extra careful at home this half term especially during Chinese New Year (12 Feb), Valentine’s Day (14 Feb) and Pancake Day (16 Feb), to ensure their lockdown celebrations don’t end…

Meet the crew specially trained to rescue animals across Kent

To many, animals are like members of the family, or crucial livelihood for farmers, which is why animal rescue emergencies are as important as any other for Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS). Its dedicated animal rescue unit (ARU), based…

FAIRA board approves AAAtraq services to support all member districts in becoming ADA compliant

The Fire Agencies Insurance Risks Authority (FAIRA) in California and Nevada is enhancing support for its members by joining forces with AAAtraq, a service that helps subscribers to reduce the costs and time to understand, achieve and maintain ADA compliance.…

FBU responds to government building safety announcement

Responding to the government’s announcement of further measures to tackle the building safety crisis, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has accused the government of taking a ‘piecemeal and patchwork approach – designed to shield itself from responsibility’. Matt Wrack, FBU…

Meet London Fire Brigade’s female science leaders on International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Can you believe there’s anyone left on the planet in 2021 who thinks women and girls should not, or cannot, be science leaders? On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Brigade proudly introduces #firesciencefive – some of…

Fire Service and Health Board Collaborate to enhance Covid-19 vaccine roll-out

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service are collaborating with Hywel Dda University Health Board to enhance the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine to the communities of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. With the next phase of their Covid-19…

Leaseholders deserve better

The Fire Sector Federation calls upon the UK government to help release leaseholders from living in danger. The Official Opposition debate on 1 February 2021 highlighted the plight of the sleepless nights of the many leaseholders caught in a dreadful…

New fire station for Worksop

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has submitted a planning application to Bassetlaw District Council for a new fire station in Worksop on the Vesuvius development site off Sandy Lane. The new building will replace the existing station on Eastgate, which…

Hampshire firefighters join hospital’s intensive care unit

Firefighters have been deployed to work side-by-side with medics on the front line. Ten volunteers from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service have joined doctors and nurses at University Hospital Southampton’s (UHS) intensive care unit (ICU). They have been working long…

Fire Safety Forum – Global Approach to Fire and Life Safety

The Fire Safety Forum presented by the Institution of Fire Engineers, GCC UAE Branch announces revised dates. The CPD accredited Fire Safety Forum discusses technical insights and trends in the firefighting, building and fire-protection industries. It launches an international industry…

Firefighters urge people to ‘Keep sticking to the rules – Stop the Spread’

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service are urging communities across north Wales to stop the spread and help keep the region safe. As new, more contagious, variants of Covid-19 are identified, the region’s health board, emergency services and local authorities…

The Crisis Managers Innovation Network Europe

The Crisis Management Innovation Network Europe (CMINE) is an open, cooperative and inclusive information network for sharing information, experiences, best practice and lessons learned among individuals, crisis-management organisations, researcher entities, industry and policy makers throughout Europe and beyond. CMINE provides…

Fire Department Service Announcement – Bulletin #8: PFAS contamination at fire training sites, issued on 29 January 2021

States are taking action to determine PFAS contamination of fire training sites. Florida completed their firefighting foam survey in February 2020: ‘In 2018, DEP conducted a statewide survey of 45 certified fire training facilities. This survey gathered information regarding each…

The Fire Fighters Charity reaches £1,924 at halfway point of national challenge

A month-long charity campaign which aims to boost the nation’s health and wellbeing is now at its halfway point, with donations pouring in. Over the past two weeks, the Blue Light Get Active Challenge has tasked individuals with clocking up…

Firefighters’ cancer risk to be identified through new national database

Researchers at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have created a new nationwide database to assess the potential link between exposure to fire toxicants and the increased occurrence of cancers and other diseases among firefighters. Known as the UK Firefighters…

Mann McGowan further strengthen commercial team with the appointment of Tim Foster

Mann McGowan, one of the pioneers in the passive fire-protection industry for over 40 years, is delighted to welcome Tim Foster to the position of Sales and Marketing Manager. Tim (pictured right) brings UK and Export success in the firestopping,…

Leading European fire boot company teams with Venari group UK

As a leading world player in the design and manufacture of high-quality protective footwear for the fire and rescue sector, it is only natural that Jolly Scarpe SpA should associate with only the best distributors and agents worldwide to extend…

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