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Cradlepoint – Download your free copy of ‘A guide to Mobile Solutions for Emergency Services Vehicles’

To download your free copy of the guide simply click here. Cradlepoint are at the forefront of exploring today’s connection, security and management needs for first responders with a guide to Mobile Solutions for Emergency Services Vehicles Mobile Solutions are…

Why use CAF in ARFF?
Aviation has always been an industry with an increased potential for fire danger since powered aircraft have been used. Firefighting has an established history within this industry, since the first scheduled airline flights took place in the early 20th century.…
Building a safer tomorrow
How a commitment to risk mitigation can help protect insurers, homeowners and communities from the growth of wildfire. Rising temperatures, prolonged droughts, changing precipitation patterns and regional wind events are turning wildfire ‘seasons’ into a year-round phenomenon. In 2020, more…
Protecting rail yards with new developments in fire fighting
The ultimate safety for firefighters: distant from the source. Railway yards, or marshalling yards, are a special and unique type of establishment. In railway yards, trains are split, re-assembled or parked pending a new destination. The high numbers of trains,…
Immersive learning for the fire service
In May 2015 the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published an extensive report entitled ‘Research Roadmap for Smart Firefighting’. The report spoke of the need for the fire service to take advantage…
The legacy continues – with Nomex Xtreme Performance

DuPont Nomex is innovative, tested and proven. During the past 50 years, Nomex has helped keep people safe while they drilled beneath the Earth’s core, rocketed to outer space and tackled countless other challenges that were once considered impossible. Year…

Introducing Nomex Xtreme Performance for next-generation firefighter protection

The newest innovation in firefighter protection from the industry leader in PPE Tested and trusted for decades, DuPont Nomex has inherent heat- and flame-resistant properties that help provide the performance and protection needed for emergency responders worldwide. As a critical…

Integration of innovation and technology and USAR coordination in major disasters
The Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Coordination Mechanism introduced by the United Nations International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) is critical for international disaster response, to provide effective and efficient tactical operations to lessen victim mortality.  The INSARAG Coordination…
Developing non-technical skills in emergency response
Training for emergency responders (ERs), specifically technical training, is centred around ensuring responders in the public and private sectors are safe, effective, competent and confident in their response to incidents. But what about skills that aren’t ‘technical’?  After reviewing training…
Outthink Wildfire – Part 3
To effectively reduce the threats from wildfire the government must increase resources for vegetative fuel management on public land. For more than a century, the US government has invested heavily in fire suppression infrastructure and workforce to ensure that most…
Speedings IllumiCare bag

The new IllumiCare bag sure adds another dimension to making Trauma Care bags stand out. With its unique illumination, which can be set to static or flashing, it definitely will glow at any accident scene. With the bag on your…

Outthink Wildfire – Part 2
Outthink Wildfire™ is a comprehensive strategy from the National Fire Protection Association that lays out five key policy changes that need to be made at the federal, state, and local levels in the US to end wildfire destruction over the…
XXL fire engine on rails in Rotterdam
It is without doubt the biggest fire engine in the world, with a length of 67m, weight of 330 tons, water storage of 150,000 litres and 8,000 litres foam concentrate. This remarkable firefighting machine has been operational since 1 April…
Outthink Wildfire – Part 1
A bold new plan from NFPA calls for ending the destruction of communities in the United States by wildfire in 30 years. Achieving that goal will require a coordinated effort among all levels of government and the cooperation of residents…
GBA: Unified Industrial Fire Service without management, autonomy in the port of Amsterdam
The sea-port area of Amsterdam ranks fourth in terms of economic significance in North-Western Europe. Cruise shipping, tank storage, waste recycling, Seveso-industry and renewable energy are just a few economic hotspots. Stakeholders in the area have chosen to upgrade safety…
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service condemn attacks on its firefighters

During two separate incidents on Thursday, 5th November 2020, firefighters from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service were attacked whilst responding to emergency incidents. At 05:25pm, a crew from Welshpool attended a bonfire that had become out of…

5 ways to protect firefighters from harmful particulates

The dangers of cancer-causing particulates have never been in sharper focus in firefighting than they are today. Indeed, firefighters are becoming more aware of the risks associated with their job and exposure to carcinogens. But are all firefighters aware of…

Stunning Video of Automatic Fire Monitor Tests

In an astonishing, new video at youtu.be/jYtv46xvBj8, Unifire AB of Sweden shows live tests of its state-of-the-art FlameRanger™ fully autonomous fire detection and suppression system. As seen in the video, FlameRanger detects, follows in real time, and dynamically suppresses fires, without any human involvement. Typically it puts water (or foam) directly…

Fire Brigades Union joins TUC fight to save fund

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has joined the TUC in calling on the government to reverse its decision to scrap funding for a lifelong learning programme, allowing retiring and injured firefighters to expand their skills and employment prospects. The new…

Robotto – Innovating sustainability

An engineering group from Aalborg University is ready to launch innovative and sustainable drone software to fight wildfires! It all started with a willingness to make a difference for the environment and to influence the current climate change in a…

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