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BMT Fire & Rescue acquires Innovative Firefighting Solutions

BMT Fire & Rescue in Oss is to take over Berlicum’s Innovative Firefighting Solutions (IFFS). The two fire engine specialists are joining forces, with IFFS to retain its name and employees. ‘We’re taking this step based on our conviction that…

Power meets multifunctionality: Magirus presents the brand-new Wolf R1 tactical robot

Following the successful 2014 launch of the AirCore TAF35 firefighting robot and the 2020 launch of the TAF60 firefighting robot, Magirus is now taking the logical next step in the field of robotic, remote-controlled firefighting and emergency vehicles. The new…

NFPA to host Keeping Hazardous Environments Safe conference, a full-day online programme focused on industrial, chemical and emerging tech topics

On Tuesday, 5 October the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will host Keeping Hazardous Environments Safe, a conference for those who work in industrial settings, the chemical and petrochemical sectors, emergency management, plant operations, occupational health and safety, code enforcement, the fire service and the…

Pierce Manufacturing completes ownership interest in Boise Mobile Equipment

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has announced that it has completed the purchase of an ownership interest in Boise Mobile Equipment (BME). This investment will facilitate greater collaboration between Pierce and BME within the wildland fire market. Furthermore, Pierce…

Engaging the public during Fire Prevention Week

Tuesday, 21 September 20212pm Eastern TimeLive discussion on the NVFC’s Facebook Page The theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week, taking place 3–9 October, is ‘Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety’ and focuses on educating the public on the different sounds…

Firefighter union leader tells MPs that ‘governments for decades’ at fault on fire safety

Fire Brigades Union general secretary Matt Wrack has told a cross-party committee of MPs that ‘governments for decades’ have been responsible for reducing emphasis on fire safety, in a session on post-Grenfell building rule changes yesterday. He said there had…

IRMP Consultation report presented to Fire Authority

On Monday. 13 September, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Authority (TWFRA) met to consider the outcomes of the eight-week public consultation carried out on the Services’ Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) 2021-2024. The Authority approved the introduction of three…

FDNY adds 25 names to Memorial Wall for deaths related to World Trade Center illnesses

The FDNY added the names of 25 members who died of illnesses related to their work in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center to the FDNY World Trade Center Memorial Wall at an outdoor ceremony held…

Oshkosh Airport Products ‘Road Rally’ sets off for next wave of events

Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) Company, announced today the next stops in the 2021 Road Rally featuring the revolutionary new Striker Volterra ARFF hybrid electric vehicle (HEV). After the completion of stops along the Western Coast of the…

Building a safer tomorrow: how a commitment to risk mitigation can help protect insurers, homeowners and communities from the growth of wildfire

Dr Arindam Samanta and Michele Steinberg Rising temperatures, prolonged droughts, changing precipitation patterns, and regional wind events are turning wildfire ‘seasons’ into a year-round phenomenon. In 2020, more than 58,000 wildfires burned nearly 10.3 million acres in the United States,…

Fire Chiefs officially welcome new staff to the Service

At a special awards evening at De Vere Cranage Estate recently, 10 firefighter and community apprentices, two High Potential Development Scheme (HPDS) graduates and 12 migrating on-call to whole-time firefighters were officially welcomed into their new roles with Cheshire Fire…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #36, monitoring PFAS exposure in fire service personnel There is growing awareness and concern for the fire service and their exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). This concern has led to several research efforts to study and better…

Festival of Rescue to astonish crowds on Newcastle and Gateshead quaysides

On 17 and 18 of September spectators on both the Newcastle and Gateshead quaysides will be in awe of the 2021 UKRO Challenge – Festival of Rescue being hosted by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS). The free,…

Chief Fire Officer to retire

The Chief Fire Officer of Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, John Buckley, is to retire in April 2022 after 26 years of service. John Buckley joined as a Firefighter back in 1996, having transferred from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service…

UK firefighters marking 9/11 twentieth anniversary with minute’s silence

UK firefighters and control staff are today commemorating the 9/11 tragedy with a minute’s silence across the country, at fire stations, fire controls and other fire service workplaces. They are falling silent at 13.46 – the time in the UK…

NFPA highlights four ways 9/11 changed the world of fire and life safety

As the 20-year anniversary of 9/11 approaches this Saturday, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) highlights four ways that day changed the world of fire and life safety, shedding light on how the fire service, first responders, and others now do their…

FeuerTrutz: experience fire protection with a rich supporting programme

It will be that time again just a few weeks from now: finally the chance to attend a trade fair again, to network in person, learn about new developments and talk about industry trends! The fire protection community will meet…

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service launch Wholetime Firefighter recruitment drive

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is seeking applicants for Wholetime Firefighters, with a recruitment process launching at 9am on Thursday, 9 September. Chief Fire Officer Chris Davies said: ‘This is an exciting opportunity for people to join…

NFPA 2022 Call for Proposals now open!

This year marks NFPA’s 125th anniversary, with the celebrations culminating in the return of the NFPA Conference & Expo in Boston! To help us make this Conference & Expo the best yet, we are looking for speakers who are passionate…

RBFRS is now recruiting Fire Cadets! Could you be one of them?

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) is now recruiting the next group of Fire Cadets for the new academic year. Fire Cadets is a youth initiative for young people between 12 and 16 years old and is run by…

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