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Firefighters dash to dramatic Sunday morning animal rescue

On Sunday morning a crew from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service were deployed to an animal rescue with a difference. The firefighters from Newcastle Central Community Fire Station were sent to Castle Leazes Student Accommodation as a student…

HAIX to showcase new innovative firefighter footwear at INTERSCHUTZ 2022

Global manufacturer of specialist footwear HAIX will be exhibiting at INTERSCHUTZ 2022, 20–25 June, Hannover, Germany, to launch its latest innovations on stand H47, Hall 15. Visitors to HAIX’s 1,000m2 stand, spread across two levels – the largest in HAIX’s…

Exclusive discounts across big-name restaurants for emergency services workers

Those working in the emergency services, NHS, social-care sector and armed forces can now access exclusive savings from some of the UK’s most loved restaurants – Bella Italia, Café Rouge and Las Iguanas. Blue Light Card, the nationally recognised discount…

West Sussex Chief Fire Officer to lead on international programme with firefighters around the world

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service’s (WSFRS) Chief Fire Officer, Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, has been appointed as the National Fire Chief’s Council (NFCC) International Lead. The role with the NFCC, the representative body of chief fire officers of UK fire and…

Rosenbauer equips Swiss Air Force’s fire training centre with simulators

Rosenbauer is in the process of implementing a PANTHER training system for the Swiss Air Force, which enables training for the tactical handling of ARFF vehicles as well as handling the extinguishing and control panels. With four simulators, an intercom…

EG Group donates more than £34K to The Fire Fighters Charity after four-month partnership

EG Group, a leading global petrol forecourt retail convenience operator, has donated £34,409 to The Fire Fighters Charity, after making it its first charity for 2022. Blackburn-based EG Group has been collecting donations on behalf of the Charity since the…

Fire service launch newest wildfire hub station

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has launched its newest station hub specially to fight wildfires. The hub is based at Haltwhistle fire station and gives crews better equipment and more specialist training to respond to wildfires.  So far, Northumberland…

Creative start-ups for and from the blue light scene

With a wealth of ideas, companies are constantly developing new, interesting services and products in the area of emergency response. At INTERSCHUTZ, young start-ups will be presenting themselves at a large joint booth (hall 16/F48) from June 20 to 25.…

Four new tools showcasing sector best practice launched by NFCC’s People Programme

National Fire Chiefs Council’s People Programme has launched four new tools to support fire and rescue services in the selection, recruitment, nurturing and growth of diverse talent. The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Hub, Recruitment Hub, Talent Management Toolkit and Coaching…

Popularity of Ascendant 100ft Heavy-Duty Aerial Tower pushes Pierce past 300th sale

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced the sale of the 300th Ascendant 100ft Heavy-Duty Aerial Tower with mid-mount configuration, purchased by the Austin Fire Department in Texas through authorized dealer Siddons-Martin Emergency Group. Since its introduction in 2018…

New fire puppy to make star appearance at Herts County Show, while budding firefighters can test their firefighting skills

As part of Hertfordshire County Council’s Herts County Show pitch, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s new fire puppy Loki will be making a star appearance The fire service will also be bringing a fire engine and host of other firefighting…

Perimeter Solutions names industry veteran Jeff Emery President of Global Fire Safety

Perimeter Solutions (NYSE: PRM), a leading global manufacturer of high-quality firefighting products and lubricant additives, announced today that it has named Jeff Emery as its President of Global Fire Safety. This is a newly created role that is responsible for…

Last chance! Apply for new turnouts and helmets for your department through MSA and DuPont’s Globe Gear Giveaway

MSA Safety, DuPont Personal Protection and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have teamed up to provide volunteer fire departments with four sets of new, state-of-the-art Globe gear through MSA and DuPont’s annual Globe Gear Giveaway program. In 2022, a…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #57, Prop 65 Awareness As fire departments are working through obtaining a ‘clean’ foam, they should be aware of California Proposition 65 (Prop 65). This law came into effect in 1986 with the intention to allow consumers to make…

America’s Fireboat, Fire Fighter, to make a splash in Boston Harbor with water cannon display in conjunction with NFPA’s 125th Anniversary and Conference & Expo

Fire-protection industry leader Telgian will celebrate The Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum by docking the historic vessel at the Moakley Courthouse Dock, at 1 Courthouse Way, in the Boston Harbor on 6 June in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association…

First electric-powered fire appliance for Scotland rolls into production

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has commissioned its first electric powered fire appliance. The service has received around £500,000 of funding from Transport Scotland to roll the prototype into production. The contract to build the low-carbon vehicle was awarded…

Apply for a scholarship to Columbia Southern University’s online degree program

Online education provides many benefits for the busy lifestyle of a volunteer firefighter. Classes are more convenient; there are broader networking opportunities, subject matter expertise, and resource sharing; and overall, it promotes a healthier work-life balance allowing for a flexible…

Johnson Controls calls for stronger fire-safety compliance across high-rise residential development during Home Fire Sprinkler Week

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, is calling for organisations to take urgent action for safety compliance across high-rise residential development during Home Fire Sprinkler Week. Now more than ever, the need for fire suppression…

Gear Wash is now the nation’s largest bunker gear cleaning company

Gear Wash, a division of Fire-Dex, is now the firefighting industry’s largest turnout gear cleaning and repair operation, having acquired Minerva Bunker Gear Cleaners and its six locations. The agreement, which closed on 13 May, also marks the largest Gear…

Challenging firefighting exercise takes place at Defford Airfield training facility

HWFRS firefighters from across Worcestershire have taken part in a challenging ‘command and control’ exercise at the Service’s Defford Airfield training facility, which called for a wide range of their skills and expertise. Run by the Service’s South District, the…

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