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PIMPing up your Mayday
Jerry Young, a Fire and Rescue Technician, recently undertook a training session which focused on the Mayday procedures and came up with an acronym that he found useful to remember the requirements when calling a Mayday. Jerry asked International Fire…
On-call firefighter inspires daughters to achieve their goals
‘As a mother of daughters, I really want them to know they can do whatever they want to do in this world. Whether that’s being a firefighter, or being a princess, or both – because I like to think I…
Serving Others
Regular contributor to International Fire Fighter, Dr Asa Don Brown is a masterful speaker, consultant and inspired author. He has written a poem titled ‘Saving Others’ and we are delighted to publish this for him across our network of websites…
London Fire Engineers to fundraise for Macmillan Cancer Support
London Fire Brigade Fire Engineering Group (FEG) members have committed to walk a combined 1,000 miles in March to fundraise for Macmillan Cancer Support Over the past year a number of the team have been directly impacted by cancer and…
Metro Chiefs renames Annual Lifetime Achievement Award after long-time Executive Secretary Russ Sanders
The Metropolitan ‘Metro’ Fire Chiefs Association Board of Directors has unanimously voted to rename their annual Lifetime Achievement Award the ‘Russell E. Sanders Lifetime Achievement Award’ in recognition of Sanders’ leadership and continuous contributions to Metro Chiefs and the international…
Bobcat telehandler helps Polish Fire Crew in challenging work
Fire brigades all over the world are being enhanced with new technology. In addition to conventional fire engines with their firefighting apparatus, firefighters often need the support of other types of machinery. This is nicely illustrated by the Ochotnicza Straż…
Registration is open for InterDrone 2021!
InterDrone 2021 is a three-day live event experience featuring keynotes, panel discussions, fireside chats, business solutions, product showcases, live demos, a robust expo with top tier vendors and thousands of commercial drone industry professionals. REGISTER NOW Whether you are a…
Free webinar: Reducing Occupational Cancer Risks in the Fire Service
Understanding how and where firefighters are exposed to carcinogens is an important step towards mitigating occupational cancer risks. Join us for this free webinar to learn more about exposures to carcinogens, the dangers of soot, contamination control activities and risk-reduction…
Can FRS line managers be expected to support neurodiversity?
In the same way we all have different height, weight and hair colour, there is growing recognition for diversity in cognition. The range in neurological profiles is all part of the natural variation of humans, and there is a consistent…
MDM Special Interview with Perimeter Solutions at the Australia Oil & Gas (AOG) Show
Perimeter Solutions exhibited at the Australia Oil & Gas (AOG) Show in Perth, Australia, and Duncan White, Group Editor at MDM Publishing took the opportunity to catch up with David Phoenix, Sales Director, Asia Pacific Region, Perimeter Solutions about their…
Fire Service Safety Culture and the Prometheus Paradox
Kevin Sofen sits down with Dr Burton A. Clark, EFO to discuss the Fire Service Safety Culture and the Prometheus Paradox. Learn how the perception of fire and its risks and benefits has changed across America. The podcast is available…
Secure your seat: FSEU Digital Roundtable
Ms Miapetra Kumpula-Natri MEP (S&D, Finland) is delighted to invite you to the Roundtable she is hosting on ‘Energy-efficient & fire safe renovations under the EU Green Deal: opportunities for cities, countries, and Europe as a whole’, which is co-organised…
Getac expands partnership with Bechtle to distribute its rugged computing solutions throughout EMEA
Getac, a leading manufacturer of rugged computing solutions, and Bechtle, Germany's largest IT system house and European IT e-commerce provider, have agreed a comprehensive new deal that will see Bechtle distribute Getac’s entire product portfolio throughout EMEA, effective immediately. The…
National health and wellbeing campaign raises more than £15,000 for front-line charities
A month-long charity campaign, which aimed to boost the nation’s health and wellbeing has come to an end, raising a total of over £15,000 for The Ambulance Staff Charity, Police Care UK, The Fire Fighters Charity and The Air Ambulance…
Kestrel Instruments launches new 3550FW Fire Weather Meter for monitoring and reporting real-time wildfire conditions
Capable and connected for continuous monitoring, and shareable reports, the 3550FW delivers the same rugged reliability and accurate performance that wildfire firefighters have trusted for years while enabling them to capture and share critical fire weather data far more quickly…
Command Light adds another narrow light tower with release of the all-new Shadow series ‘SL Slim’
Command Light, a leader in emergency vehicle lighting, is introducing a new ‘slim’ light tower design that joins Command Light’s existing Shadow series line-up, featuring 4.5ft tower reach. The SL Slim marks Command Light’s narrowest design yet, making this light…
Emergency Planning Society webinar – Covid Volunteers: Top up or Top Down – A Partnership
The Emergency Planning Society (EPS) has announced the launch of its Spring Programme of educational events will begin with Covid Volunteers; Top up or Top Down – A Partnership on 17 March 2021 at 10am. Delegates are invited to join…
British Standards Institution withdraws fire-safety guidance after legal threat
The British Standards Institution (BSI) has withdrawn its new guidance on fire-risk assessments after a bereaved Grenfell family threatened legal action, saying it ignored critical inquiry recommendations relating to people with disabilities. To learn more about this go to www.insidehousing.co.uk/news/british-standards-institution-withdraws-fire-safety-guidance-after-legal-threat-from-grenfell-bereaved-69881
A complimentary ticket to StocExpo just for you
Join us at StocExpo's The Terminal of Tomorrow digital conference. As a StocExpo media partner, we are offering our subscribers complimentary tickets (usually €250+VAT) to the two-day online event. Click here to receive your complimentary pass Covering topics on hydrogen,…
Royal Berkshire Fire Authority appoints successor to Chief Fire Officer
Royal Berkshire Fire Authority has successfully concluded its search for the next leader of Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service. Wayne Bowcock will be joining the Service following the retirement of its current Chief Fire Officer, Trevor Ferguson, in July…

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