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Firefighter following in father’s footsteps achieves apprenticeship distinction

A Geordie lifesaver born and bred in the West End of Newcastle has proudly achieved a distinction grade in his journey to become a firefighter. Scott Canham, 27, originally from Chapel Park in Newcastle, is one of three firefighters who…

Agility Technologies Corporation announces FIRSTLOOK

Agility Technologies Corporation (Agility), developer of innovative products for the emergency services market has announced the introduction of the FIRSTLOOK brand across all its digital and printed media assets and social platforms. The successful introduction and adoption of the FL360…

HWFRS load up two huge Cape Buffalo for move to new home

On 7 April, HWFRS crews deployed to West Midlands Safari & Leisure Park (WMSP), with Large Animal Rescue (LAR) crews from Bromyard & Pershore, supported by the Ultra Heavy Rescue (UHR) crew from Droitwich. The Service had received a request…

Pierce to feature North America’s first-in-service electric fire truck among other standout innovations, at FDIC 2022

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced it will showcase an extensive selection of the latest standout fire apparatus and technology developments at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Indiana, 28–30 April 2022. A main feature…

Tough as old boots: footwear specialist HAIX gets mending trending

Every year, around 149 million pairs of shoes are thrown into landfills in the UK. As footwear is manufactured, transported, worn and discarded at a rapid pace, the impact spreads far beyond the environment. Fast-paced supply chains often rely on…

Employee evacuation from Ukraine Kenyon International supports financial services institution

Kenyon International Emergency Services, part of the Services Division of Air Partner Group, has supported a client with a large international presence in its evacuation of employees from Ukraine following the Russian invasion. Kenyon supported employees and their families, around…

Teepee harnesses electrification dreams for fire and rescue appliance specialist

Teepee Electrical has signed an extension with one of the UK’s leading emergency appliance manufacturers that will see it support a concerted roll-out of its new electric vehicles. The Black Country-based company will supply complex harnesses and wiring looms to…

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service donates £56,000 to The Fire Fighters Charity following its biggest-ever fireworks event

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has donated a massive £56,000 to The Fire Fighters Charity following its annual bonfire and firework display – the most raised at any fire and rescue service bonfire night event. Watch Manager Bruce Reid…

Thousands of visitors expected at FIREX International to discover groundbreaking fire-safety innovation and the latest in legislation

Promising an immersive experience for the entire fire-safety community, the UK’s leading fire-industry tradeshow – FIREX International – returns to ExCeL London from 17 to 19 May 2022 with hundreds of new products including exclusive launches from the likes of…

Putnam County, GA Fire Department orders pair of Lake Assault Boats fire and rescue craft

The Putnam County Fire Department, located midway between Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia, has purchased two identical Lake Assault Boats craft scheduled for delivery later this year. The vessels will assist the department in providing fire suppression and emergency response services…

Supreme Concrete proud to support The Fire Fighters Charity

Supreme Concrete, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of high-performance precast concrete building and structural products, is delighted to announce its support of The Fire Fighters Charity during 2022/23. To kickstart the relationship, Supreme Concrete has made a £5,000 donation,…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #54, Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF), the former ‘Gold Standard’ ‘The delay in taking action appears to have been caused by the combination of a dysfunctional regulatory system, a dispirited federal agency, and the ability of manufacturers to delay restrictions…

Old clothes scheme scoops £5million for The Fire Fighters Charity

The Fire Fighters Charity has raised more than £5million in its clothes recycling scheme since it was first launched 12 years ago, passing this incredible milestone earlier this year. The scheme is run in partnership with fire and rescue services…

‘Smoke alarm saved my life’

The victim of a blazing fire has praised the firefighters who helped save her home – and the smoke alarm she says saved her life. The 34-year-old woman, who did not want to be named, has relived the terrifying ordeal…

New UL 162/ULC-S564 equipment listings for CHEMGUARD Non-Fluorinated NFF 3×3 UL201 foam concentrate

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, is pleased to announce new UL 162 and ULC-S564 equipment listings for CHEMGUARD Non-Fluorinated NFF 3×3 UL201 Alcohol Resistant Synthetic Foam Concentrate. CHEMGUARD NFF 3×3 UL201 Concentrate provides fast,…

Overwatch Imaging raises $11 million to scale its AI-enabled airborne imaging systems

Overwatch Imaging, a leader in airborne imaging systems for piloted aircraft and drones, has announced the close of an $11.15 million Series A round. The company designs and manufactures precision imaging systems with custom onboard AI software for large-scale, time-critical…

ZIEGLER delivers new Z6 to Kortrijk-Wevelgem International Airport

Almost one year after receiving the order, ZIEGLER Group delivered a new Z6 Aircraft Fire Fighting and Rescue to Kortrijk-Wevelgem International Airport in Belgium on 31 March 2022. The Crashtender is built on a TITAN 6×6 chassis with steerable rear…

RLSS UK deploys the latest drone technology to support water safety rescues

The Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS UK) is launching the UK’s first water rescue Emergency Drone Piloting Award. The water safety and lifeguarding experts have partnered with innovative Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) and Drone specialists Eagle Eye Innovations (EEI)…

A fond farewell from Chief Fire Officer Chris Davies QFSM

Following 37 years of dedicated service, our Chief Fire Officer, Chris Davies QFSM, is retiring. In his final weeks before handing the reins over to our new CFO, Roger Thomas, Chris sat down with the Corporate Communications and Business Development…

Riverside manufacturing company receives award in leadership and achievement among small businesses

Phenix Technology, Inc., a nearly 50-year-old Riverside-based firefighting equipment manufacturer was announced as the winner of the highly coveted 2021 Small Business Eagle Award. The prestigious Small Business Eagle Award, recognizing Phenix Technology, Inc.’s leadership and achievement in operating a…

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