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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…

APD launches cutting-edge Maps technology to support seamless emergency services response

Pioneering mapping technology has been launched to optimise emergency services’ response to incidents and enable blue-light teams to reach locations rapidly with pinpoint accuracy. APD Maps is a cutting-edge cloud-based software platform which supports emergency services to deploy the right…

E-FORCE battery tools for more speed and flexibility

Weber Rescue Systems is proud to present a new series of battery-driven rescue tools. The next generation of E-FORCE tools benefit from new and innovative technical features for even more efficient use. The two most significant improvements are the new…

6×6 Hilux Fire & Rescue: new chassis, new possibilities and now in-service

Prospeed Motorsport Limited (York, UK) have developed a 6×6 Hilux for supply to Fire & Rescue vehicle manufacturers. These builders then create body conversions to meet the specific requirements of their customers. The 6×6 Hilux offers an enormous 3,000Kg payload,…

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) has upgraded its aerial rescue provisions

On Monday, 4 January 2021, three brand new Turntable Ladders were made operationally active by MAWWFRS and went on the run at Morriston, Aberystwyth and Haverfordwest fire stations. Group Manager Ricky Woodhead said: ‘We’re delighted to bring in these state-of-the-art…

Virtual business safety advice

It is fire-safety business as usual as Cleveland Fire Brigade goes virtual to give vital advice and support during lockdown. Businesses, care homes and other organizations can get what they need to ensure they comply with all the latest regulations…

Siemens’ Cerberus PACE Compact extends capabilities in public address voice alarm

Siemens Smart Infrastructure has launched a new compact version of its Cerberus PACE Modular system, further extending the range of applications in which the public-address voice-alarm (PA/VA) solution can be employed. Together, Cerberus PACE Modular and Compact offer a comprehensive…

Critical Communications World postponed to 3–5 November 2021

Message from Tim Willoughby – Managing Director MA Exhibitions: With international travel restrictions certain to impact into the spring, Critical Communications World 2021 has been rescheduled to 3–5 November of this year. The event will still take place at the…

TFT releases new Master Force nozzle

Valparaiso, IN, USA: The new TFT Master Force series of nozzles are dual-pressure automatic high-volume monitor nozzles that automatically adjust to give you the greatest flow rate, reach and impact force with your available water supply. Incorporating TFT’s innovative technology,…

Secutech India to open its doors in September 2021

A significant platform that brings together safety and security industry players under one roof, Secutech India 2021 is set to be held in September at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The edition will be a hotbed of strong business opportunities…

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