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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…
Lighter. Stronger. Smarter: ZIEGLER presents portable pump Ultra Power of the latest generation
It is the highlight at the FLORIAN 2022 in Dresden. After ZIEGLER has already presented its innovative strength with the new digital products Z-Connect and Z-Remote as well as with the presentation of the first Z6 with HybridDrive Technology in…
Blue Light Card marks international expansion with Australia launch
Blue Light Card, the UK’s number-one discount service for the emergency services, NHS, social care sector and armed forces, has marked its first ever international expansion with its official launch in Australia. The Leicestershire-based company, which currently provides exclusive offers…
AFOA 2022 AGM held at The Emergency Services Show
AFOA members gathered at the NEC in Birmingham to attend the 2022 AGM held as an informal working lunch on the first day of The Emergency Services Show. AFOA Chairman Simon Petts opened by presenting a cheque for £500 to…
Fire Protection Research Foundation to host free webinar addressing production and design challenges of female firefighter personal protective clothing
On October 17, the Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF), the research affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is hosting “Female Firefighter Personal Protective Clothing: Investigation of Design, Comfort, and Mobility Issues,” a free one-day webinar that will address…
East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has gone live with FireWatch Mobilisation Interface, On-Call Automated Payment Calculations and Self-Service
Infographics are delighted to announce that East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has successfully launched the latest phase of its FireWatch deployment. As part of a collaborative project, the Service has worked closely with Infographics over the last year to…

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