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As Fire Prevention Week approaches, Office of the State Fire Marshal and Safe Kids Kansas remind Kansans to ‘Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety’

Governor Laura Kelly officially proclaims 3–9 October 2021 as Fire Prevention Week in Kansas. The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM), Safe Kids Kansas, Kansas State Association of Fire Chiefs, Kansas State Firefighters Association and Fire Marshals Association of…

Fire Chiefs endorse position papers on Data and the Modernization of the Fire Service, COVID Long Haulers, Domestic Terrorism, and the Effect of Crew Size on Fire Fighter Health and Safety

Fire chiefs from Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States participated in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Urban Fire Forum (UFF) last week at NFPA headquarters in Quincy, Mass. NFPA President and CEO Jim Pauley welcomed…

Perimeter Solutions treats Reagan Ranch with PHOS-CHEK FORTIFY to provide wildfire protection

The Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara, California now has greater protection from wildfires, courtesy of Perimeter Solutions. The producers of high-quality firefighting products recently treated the 688-acre property with PHOS-CHEK FORTIFY long-term fire retardant, a ground-based retardant that is formulated…

Science to the street: Research-Based Public Education & Firefighter Training

Thursday, 7 October 2021 2pm Eastern Time Hosted by: The National Volunteer Fire Council Presented by: Angela Bennett and Jennifer Williams, FSRI  Join UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) for this free webinar focused on FSRI’s education and training resources…

HAIX sponsors Team GB at the British Firefighter Challenge 2021

Global functional footwear specialist HAIX has announced its sponsorship of Team GB at the British Firefighter challenge, an event that pushes firefighters to their limits while raising funds for the Fire Fighters Charity. As the official footwear sponsor of Team…

ESS 2021 – immersive and interactive experiences on the trade show floor from MSA Safety

MSA was excited to be back in person at the Emergency Services Show to engage with fire brigades from around the United Kingdom and showcase LUNAR and MSA’s Connected Firefighter platform – a suite of products that work together to…

SFRS reveals firefighters respond to almost 30,000 workplace false alarms each year

Around 64,000 hours of firefighters’ time is needlessly spent each year checking out false alarms from workplaces, figures from the latest Scottish Fire and Rescue Service consultation show. The Service mobilises on average two fire appliances and nine firefighters to…

New Scorpion appliance will help firefighters to save lives

Macclesfield firefighters have a new weapon in their armoury that will be ‘invaluable for challenging incidents’ and saving lives. The Scorpion High Reach Extending Turret (HRET) is replacing a fire engine and an aerial ladder platform at Macclesfield Fire Station.…

Secutech Vietnam to be moved to a later date

Instead of its originally scheduled late-September timeslot, Secutech Vietnam will now take place at a future date. The postponement is due to recurring outbreaks of Covid-19 across Vietnam, as well as travel restrictions and periodic lockdowns. The rearranged fair will…

Off-duty firefighters praised after lending a hand

A crew of off-duty firefighters have been praised after they helped rescue the occupant of a car crash – as they travelled to a national extrication competition. On Thursday, 16 September, the firefighters from West Midlands Fire Service were travelling…

ARFF: airports transition to environmentally friendly firefighting foams

In case of fire emergency at airports, every second counts. Aircraft Rescue Fire Firefighters (ARFF) have to be effective in a short time to save people lives in a burning aircraft. The firefighting foam must be quickly efficient. The move…

Fire Department Service Announcement

International entities using PFAS-free firefighting foams, Bulletin #37 International entities Location Year Auckland Airport Auckland, New Zealand 2019 1 All 27 major Australian airports including Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade (changed over in 2014) Australia 2018 2 Bristol Airport Bristol, England,…

Fire Prevention Week is 3–9 October 2021! This year’s theme is: Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for 99 years, has announced Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, 3–9 October 2021. From beeps to chirps, this year’s…

Firefighters win landmark Covid discrimination case against fire and rescue service

Firefighters have won a discrimination case against a fire and rescue service, having successfully argued that forcing firefighters with disabilities to use annual leave or TOIL when shielding amounted to discrimination. The case is thought to be the first where…

Water pollution prevention vital after huge industrial blaze

Drainage and wastewater specialist Lanes Group has been supporting firefighters and the Environment Agency as they dealt with the aftermath of a huge industrial blaze. The company deployed jet vac tankers to help prevent contaminated water entering surface water drains…

NFRS exercise with partners will test high-rise evacuations

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service will be carrying out a major training exercise, along with a range of partner organisations, at Pleasley Vale Business Park on Sunday, 26 September. The exercise, involving Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, Leicestershire Fire and…

Egypt set to host EDEX 2021 this November

The Egyptian Armed Forces have announced the second edition of the international defence and military industries exhibition – Egypt Defence Expo (EDEX 2021), which will take place from 29 November to 2 December 2021, at Egypt International Exhibition Center under…

Chief Fire Officer of Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service announces his retirement

Chris Davies, Chief Fire Officer of Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has announced his intention to retire from his role in April 2022, bringing to a close his distinguished 37 year career. Since joining South Glamorgan Fire…

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service invest in Dräger mechanical cleaning systems to protect firefighter health

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS) has implemented Dräger’s Cleaning Solution as part of its new state-of-the art decontamination facility, designed to ensure optimal cleaning and disinfection of firefighter equipment.  The initiative will not only help protect…

Bronto F61RPX for the Royal Dutch Navy

Korps Marinebrandweer, the fire brigade of the Royal Dutch Navy in Den Helder, Netherlands, has taken delivery of a Bronto F61RPX aerial fire and rescue platform. The unit was delivered by Bronto Skylift’s local distributor, Kenbri Fire Fighting B.V. and…

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