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FLIR Vue TZ20 dual thermal camera drone payload available now

The FLIR Vue TZ20, the first high-resolution, dual thermal sensor gimbal purpose-built for the DJI Matrice 200 Series and Matrice 300 airframes is now available in United Kingdom. Featuring both a narrow-field-of-view and a wide-field-of-view 640×512 resolution FLIR Boson thermal…

The first ever IoT-enabled firefighter helmet provides ‘superpowers’ through augmented reality

Rackspace Technology, a leading end-to-end multi cloud technology solutions company, has announced it has worked with Qwake Technologies, a provider of revolutionary visual communication technology for firefighters, to accelerate Qwake’s cloud native approach. The company’s product allows firefighters to more…

Managing Airport Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) services through the Covid-19 pandemic

AFOA recently held a webinar on managing airport rescue and firefighting services through the Covid-19 pandemic, which was attended by over 100 delegates including airport fire officers and emergency planners from across the UK. The information-sharing exercise highlighted the importance…

TFT releases new BLITZTAC portable monitor

Task Force Tips revolutionized portable monitors over 20 years ago with the introduction of its innovative BLITZFIRE. Today, the BLITZTAC joins TFT’s product offering with features that include: Safety of your crew. Unlike competitors’ models, the BLITZTAC has a standard…

Esri UK creates end-to-end drone solution for emergency services with heliguy partnership

Esri UK today announced a new partnership with drone specialists heliguy to complete its end-to-end drone solution for the emergency services industry. The final piece in Esri UK’s strategy to offer all parts of the drone workflow, the partnership will…

Scientists at MMU prove De-Wipe removes harmful toxins

In 2019, De-Wipe announced the positive results of a scientific study conducted by leading professors at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) which indicated them as the only eco-friendly after-fire wipe proven to remove from skin the most harmful cancer-causing dioxins and…

MDM Publishing and Fire Safe Europe join forces to enhance European fire safety

The Directors of Fire Safe Europe and MDM Publishing Ltd are delighted to announce an agreement that will see the MDM portfolio of print magazines and associated websites become global media partners of Fire Safe Europe. The partnership will enable…

FireHawk alarms selected again for new UK Fire & Rescue Services framework

FireHawk Alarms, the fire safety alarm brand of FireBlitz have been awarded on to the new Smoke alarms and Associated Products framework run by the West Midlands Fire & Rescue Authority (WMFRA) (subject to contract). FireHawk Alarms have a long…

MDM Publishing and Firefighter Hub join forces to advance ‘All things firefighting’

The Directors of MDM Publishing Ltd and Firefighter Hub are delighted to announce an agreement that will see the MDM portfolio of print magazines and associated websites become global media partners of Firefighter Hub. The partnership will enable both organisations…

MetalCraft Marine delivers high-performance Firestorm 36 MkII to Vietnam

The Fire Department of Quang Ninh Province (Canh Sat PCCC) in Northern Vietnam ordered their first MetalCraft Marine (MCM) high-performance fireboat – for the island of Tuan Chau, in Ha-Long Bay. The Firestorm 36 MkII arrived in Vietnam in December…

New advanced LNG training facility at RelyOn Nutec is now open!

For the last four months, RelyOn Nutec has been working hard on completing the building of a new LNG training facility at their Rotterdam training centre. They opened their first LNG facility in 2014, and with the move to their…

MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri calls for EU and national policy on energy-efficient renovations to improve fire safety

MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (S&D, Finland) joined Fire Safe Europe in asking EU and national policymakers to ensure the surge of energy-efficient renovations in the EU also improves fire safety. Speaking at an event organised jointly with Fire Safe Europe and…

New ANSUL 3×3 Non-Fluorinated Foam concentrate for Class B fuel fire suppression

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings and architect of OpenBlue connected solutions, is setting a new standard in fire suppression with the launch of ANSUL NFF 3×3 UL201 foam concentrate. This new, patent-pending, Non-Fluorinated Foam…

Panasonic doubles down with latest-generation TOUGHBOOK 33 detachable notebook

Panasonic has doubled down with its latest generation of the popular TOUGHBOOK 33 rugged notebook by delivering 40% faster performance, double the memory and double the storage of its predecessor, all at a similar price point. Available immediately, the updated…

RapidDeploy and OnStar to provide California 9-1-1 centres with real-time crash data

RapidDeploy, a cloud-based emergency response platform, announced that it will supply every California 9-1-1 centre with real-time Automatic Crash Response notifications through a first-of-its-kind agreement with General Motors’ OnStar. Beginning in May, a majority of Telecommunicators at over 400 public…

Astutis celebrates ten years of transformative leadership and learning

Astutis, an industry leader in workplace health, safety and environmental training, is celebrating its ten-year anniversary, having reached the impressive milestone of partnering with more than 100,000 customers across 3,000 organisations in 180 countries. All in the name of helping…

Planning application for new fire station at Worksop approved

Bassetlaw District Council has approved Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service’s planning application 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 was built…

Norfolk Fire invest in drones to gain vital advantage on blazes and rescues

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service has invested in drone technology to give a bird’s eye view of incidents, which will help firefighters and officers when tackling large blazes and performing rescue missions. The drones can also be used to assist…

A rare survivor from the London Fire Brigade sells for £10,750

In 1965, Greater London Council ordered six Commer Cobs to be used as BACVs (Breathing Apparatus Control Vehicles). DYC32C ended up, at least to start with, in Bromley. It remained with the Fire Brigade until 1977, when it was sold…

The firefighting family – HAIX’s history of supporting firefighters with dedicated fire boots

Many companies claim to be a ‘family business’, but few can be as confident when they say this as global functional footwear expert HAIX, now led by the third generation of the Haimerl family. And while HAIX supports wearers across…

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