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Vobling partner with TG Products on UK licence for VR fire training

As pioneering company in the UK fire safety market, partner TG Products are collaborating as part of an exclusive reseller partnership and will be exclusively responsible for the distribution and use of Vobling’s VR Fire Trainer solution across the United…

NCEC’s training platform the ‘Hazmat Academy’ expands delivery team

The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC), provider of Chemdata and Chemsafe, has expanded its expert team of trainers. Hazmat Academy has appointed the Fire Service chemist Josh Allaway and experienced associates Jon Crawley and Ian Duckworth. The Academy experts’ combined…

Advanced Aircraft Company named first place winner in the NIST First Responder UAS Endurance Challenge

Advanced Aircraft Company (AAC), a developer of long-endurance, hybrid-electric unmanned aircraft systems designed for a wide range of commercial, defence and public safety applications, has been named one of seven finalists in the NIST First Responder UAS Endurance Challenge, which…

Final MSA Cairns XF1 fire helmet giveaway entry period now open

Volunteer firefighters who are also National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) members have one final chance to enter to win a personalized MSA Cairns XF1 Fire Helmet. This is the last of three helmets that will be given in 2021. The jet-style…

New 2022 dates confirmed for 4th edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia

New dates for the 4th edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia have been confirmed, with the Kingdom’s largest trade fair for security, safety and fire protection scheduled to take place from 13 to 15 September 2022, at the Riyadh Exhibition Center.…

Aquapac showcases professional range at the Emergency Services Show, 7–8 September

Aquapac has been designing and manufacturing waterproof cases and bags since 1983. The Company prides itself in being the original name responsible for providing professionals with solutions that protect valuable gear from the elements. Aquapac’s products are designed to protect…

Webinar: Maintaining building resilience: the fires we neglect

On 23 September, join us from 12:00 to 13:00 (CEST) and be part of our new webinar focusing on: How to ensure building fire safety regarding the use of new technologies, new systems and new materials in our buildings The resilience of buildings…

Webinar: Effective public education: connecting with your community

Thursday, 9 September 20212pm Eastern TimeHosted by: The National Volunteer Fire CouncilPresented by: Michael McLeieer of E.S.C.A.P.E. Fire Safety Your fire department is in an excellent position to increase community awareness and provide age-appropriate education about preventing home fires and…

Strengthening the Global Emergency Services donations pipeline: a survey

Over the last couple of months, GESA’s Global South Advisory Council (AC) has discussed the issue of donations – donations of equipment, gear and vehicles to underserved communities around the world. The AC looked at a wide variety of issues,…

Antarctic Fire Angels go wild camping…!

July brought a heatwave and the Angels’ first wild camp as a team in the black mountains of Brecon. It may not have been the freezing temperatures of the Antarctic but the weather certainly brought a taste of coping in…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #34: Winner, winners, chicken dinners! US fire departments which have already made the switch to safer fluorine-free firefighting foams! US Fire Departments Location Year Ann Arbor Fire Department Ann Arbor, Michigan 2019 1 Birmingham Fire Department Birmingham, Alabama2  …

Kromek to exhibit for the first time at the Emergency Services Show, NEC Birmingham, 7–8 September 2021

Kromek, the County Durham-based radiation detection specialists, will be exhibiting for the first time at the Emergency Services Show, run in conjunction with The Security Event, at the NEC in Birmingham from 7 to 8 September 2021 (Stand T20). The…

Innovative method for cleaning fire extinguishing water as well as fire engines and stationary extinguishing systems

An innovative method is available with which both the internal surfaces of firefighting vehicles and stationary extinguishing systems can be cleaned of PFAS and, in a separate work step, the resulting rinsing water can be completely cleaned directly on site.…

NFPA to host joint informational webinar on 8 September with Saudi Arabia HCIS about new licensing requirements

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in collaboration with the Saudi Arabian High Commission for Industrial Security (HCIS) will host a one-hour HCIS Licensing Requirements Informational Session webinar on Wednesday, 8 September 2021 at 7:00am (EDT). All fire protection contractors and consultants…

Fotokite partners with ITURRI Group to bring easy aerial situational awareness to firefighters in Spain and Portugal

Fotokite has announced a partnership with the Spanish Group ITURRI, leader in the manufacturing, bodywork and equipment of emergency and fire fighting vehicles, headquartered in Seville, Spain. The alliance of ITURRI and Fotokite will enable the distribution of Fotokite products…

Rosenbauer to supply forest firefighting vehicles to BwFuhrparkService GmbH for Use by German Armed Forces

Fleet service company BwFuhrparkService GmbH is procuring 76 forest fire trucks (FlKfz WBBk) from Rosenbauer on behalf of the German Armed Forces Rosenbauer Germany was awarded the contract because it had the most cost-effective bid in the tender. Sturdy off-road…

‘It was like the Jungle Book!’: 10ft python rescued from tree – in Cambridgeshire

The RSPCA and firefighters were called to rescue a 10ft-long python from a tree in Cambridgeshire on Friday, 27 August. A motorcyclist was driving down a quiet country lane in Conington when he saw the large reptile slithering across the…

Thinking about applying to be a Wholetime Firefighter? ‘If it scares you, go for it!’

Between 9 and 14 September, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) will welcome applications for the role of wholetime firefighters. Whilst information about the recruitment process can be found on their website, click here to visit the wholetime…

Avon Protection announces the argus range of thermal imaging cameras’ inclusion in the National Framework Agreement

Avon Protection announces that its argus range of thermal imaging cameras has been included in the National Framework Agreement for the Supply and Delivery of Emergency Response Equipment, managed by the West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority. This allows Fire…

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service raises £95,080.33 for The Fire Fighters Charity

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) recently received a Certificate of Appreciation from The Fire Fighters Charity for its efforts in raising £95,080.33 for the charity in 2020/2021. The Fire Fighters Charity supports the mental, physical and…

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