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Schutz & Rettung Zürich to operate world’s first electric automatic aerial ladder
With the city’s vehicle policy aimed at achieving net zero in mind, the Zurich professional fire department is to begin operating the world’s first electric automatic aerial ladder in December 2022. This is part of a year-long pilot project alongside…
Successful trade fair appearance by Magirus at FLORIAN 2022
Since September, Magirus has been touring Europe with its innovative roadshow ‘Experience The Future’ to present its state-of-the-art product portfolio to fire departments and interested visitors. In Dresden, the latest innovations for the next generation of firefighting could be experienced…
Fire Service celebrate the best at Awards Ceremony
The achievements of staff across Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service have been recognised through employee awards. At the first in-person Awards Ceremony since 2019, owing to restrictions in place during Covid-19, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service came together on Friday,…
Pierce Volterra electric fire truck named ‘Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin 2022’
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced its Pierce Volterra zero-emissions pumper has won the annual ‘Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin’ competition after receiving tens-of-thousands of votes of support. Appleton, Wisconsin-based Pierce was among 16 finalists in the 2022…
Fire-Dex and Gear Wash team up to help Hurricane Ian search and rescue teams
Fire-Dex and Gear Wash are extending aid to customers affected by Hurricane Ian and the continuous recovery effort that is ongoing throughout Florida. Including critical PPE equipment and discounted cleaning and repair services to keep protective gear in top shape,…
Rosenbauer hands over the last vehicles of the current AT generation to the Vienna Professional Fire Department
At the end of September, Rosenbauer handed over six fire trucks to the Vienna Professional Fire Department. A total of 76 vehicles have been put into service by the Vienna Professional Fire Department since 2009, replacing a large part of…
Venari secures contract to deliver Ziegler’s hybrid Z-Class to Cranfield Airport
Emergency services specialist, Venari Group – which is exclusively partnered in the UK with Ziegler Group – has announced its contract to supply a UK-first hybrid aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) truck to Cranfield Airport, which is owned by Cranfield…
HWFRS team achieve Best Overall team and awards in all other categories at Fire Service National BA Challenge
Two Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service teams have proved their prowess at the recent Fire Service National BA (Breathing Apparatus) Challenge (NBAC), with one team coming Best Overall, and between both teams, taking awards in all other categories.…
A day to remember
On Wednesday, 19 October, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) staff at Newsham Court, and at fire stations across the county, came together to show their support for Emergency Services Day, a national day held throughout the UK that…
Pierce and Gilbert, Arizona Fire & Rescue Secure Contract for Volterra Electric Pumper
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced it has secured a contract with the Gilbert Fire and Rescue Department in Arizona to place a Pierce Volterra zero-emissions pumper with an Oshkosh-patented parallel-electric drivetrain into service with the department’s…
Survitec appoints Robert Steen Kledal as CEO
Strengthening the company’s position as the world’s leading Survival Technology solutions partner, Survitec has today announced the appointment of Robert Steen Kledal as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As CEO, Robert will be responsible for setting Survitec’s strategic…
These were the rescueDAYS 2022 in Paderborn
The rescueDAYS in Paderborn was all about rescuing people after traffic accidents. Around 500 participants from over 30 nations took part in the world’s largest training event for technical rescue from 6 to 10 October. New this year was a…
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service staff awarded leadership diplomas in Worcester Cathedral
Six of Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service’s most senior officers have been awarded postgraduate diplomas from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice from Heart of Worcestershire College. Assistant Director Anna Davidson, Area Commander…
UK Firefighters’ Sailing Challenge 2023
The 18th United Kingdom Firefighters Sailing Challenge (UKFSC 2023) has launched! The UKFSC Committee launched next year’s challenge at the Emergency Services Show at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in September with the help of Ruth Powell, Director of Engagement…
Teledyne FLIR to exhibit in ADIPEC 2022
Teledyne FLIR, a world leader in gas detection and monitoring technologies, will present its newest products and innovative solution for gas detection and monitoring from booth 11600 in Hall 11 at ADIPEC 2022, one of the largest events of its…
Teledyne Gas and Flame Detection to showcase reliable and performant gas detection solutions at Adipec
One of the largest events of its kind, ADIPEC 2022  (31 October – 3 November, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) will host more than 150,000 energy professionals and visitors worldwide. With over 140,000 gross square metres of exhibition space across…
The next generation of mission support and logistics: Magirus presents the Wolf C1
When every minute counts or long distances must be covered in rough terrain, transporting heavy loads and equipment can become a real challenge. The innovative Wolf C1 tactical logistics platform from Magirus supports the fire department and disaster control in…
Phoenix Fire Department’s new E-ONE HP 95 Platforms are part of eight-unit order
E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group, Inc., is pleased to announce the delivery of two E-ONE HP 95 Mid-Mount Platforms to the Phoenix Fire Department in Arizona. The apparatuses were purchased through E-ONE Dealer H&E Equipment. These two platforms are…
Fire Department Service Announcement
Bulletin #67: Multi-district litigation The Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) multi-district litigation (MDL) is presently going through a pre-trial consolidation of more than 3,019 cases on the use of PFAS in AFFF.1 The defendants are asserting the government contractor defense protection…
Statement on Stockport and Whitehill fire stations
Deputy Mayor for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire, Bev Hughes, has provided an update on the Stockport and Whitehill fire stations: ‘Three years ago, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service’s Programme for Change outline business case set out plans…

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