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Excelerate successful in 5G Rural Dorset Consortium Bid to Boost Rural Connectivity

A bid led by Dorset Council has been awarded £4.335m to help understand how rural communities could benefit from next-generation mobile connectivity. Four trials in the county will look at innovative public, social and business uses of improved mobile coverage…

SFRS launches national Youth Volunteer Scheme

A young person has told how he is helping to change views of a “tearaway youth culture” in Scotland – by volunteering with the national fire and rescue service. Oliver McKenzie spoke movingly about his commitment to helping others as…

Streamlight® Launches Rechargeable Waypoint® 300

Waterproof Pistol-Grip Spotlight Features Enhanced Down-Range Lighting Streamlight®, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting, launched the Waypoint® 300, a rechargeable high lumen, pistol grip spotlight with enhanced down-range lighting capability.  Featuring 270,000 candela, a 1,039-meter beam distance, and 1,000 lumens…

New Czech distributor for Bronto Skylift

We are pleased to announce that THT Polička s.r.o. has been named as a Bronto Skylift distributor in Czech Republic. The exclusive distribution agreement includes the sales of Bronto Skylift high-rise rescue and firefighting products as well as supporting services…

NCEC extends presence in North America

The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC), part of Ricardo, is excited to announce that it will be extending its physical presence in North America to better support our customers in the region. A vital part of this venture is the…

Milestone: telent marks 18 years of providing Managed ICT Services to Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority (MFRA) covers an area of 249 square miles, serving a population of 1.4m across the five metropolitan boroughs of Sefton, St Helens, Knowsley, Wirral and of course Liverpool. With a mission statement of “Safer Stronger…

Kinesis Vehicle Tracking Sets Customer Service Alight for Ignus Fire Services

Ignus Fire Services has deployed the latest vehicle telematics technology to live track its mobile engineers. The system from Kinesis allows jobs to be allocated as they come in for the dynamic scheduling of resources which is helping to improve response times and operational efficiency. Traffic updates and live Estimated…

Aussie Ultralites to the Rescue

With the summer of 2019-20 looking like the worst fire season in living memory, Aussie Pumps has pulled out all stops to dramatically increase production as home owners on the “URBAN-INTERFACE” gear up to protect their lives and properties. One…

Discounts for NHS & Emergency Service Workers at Selected Bars & Restaurants This Valentines

People working in the emergency services, NHS, social care and armed forces, will be able to spoil their loved ones this February, with access to over 40 special discounts at food and drink establishments up and down the UK –…

New Firefighter’s Birthday Kitten Rescue

Firefighter Jessica New celebrated her 21st birthday by rescuing a kitten from a house fire in Wembley. Jessica has been a firefighter for just two months and the blaze on Page Avenue was the first house fire she has attended and…

YPO launches first public sector drones framework

YPO launches Drone and Associated Products and Services framework for public sector YPO, one of the UK’s largest public sector buying organisations, has announced the launch of its new Drones and Associated Products and Services framework for the emergency service…

Timeless classics with a unique fire service heritage

William Wood Watches is a sustainable British watch brand that upcycles UK fire fighting material into their watches. The brand is named after the founder’s, Jonny Garrett’s grandfather, William Wood, who served in the British Fire Service for over 25…

Property company fined for fire safety breaches after resident unable to escape during blaze

A resident who was unable to access an emergency escape route during a fire was found standing on a windowsill hanging from guttering and had to be rescued by firefighters. Management company Harper Stone Properties Ltd has been fined after…

Minister sets out new vision for Wales’ fire and rescue services

Wales’ fire and rescue services could be given a wider role in keeping people safe as part of the Welsh Government’s future vision for the service, Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, Hannah Blythyn announced today. Wales’ three Fire…

Blended technology the most robust choice for new Emergency Services Network

Integrated messaging specialist Multitone to exhibit the ‘most secure’ range of critical communications solutions at BAPCO, the UK’s largest public safety event One of the key conference themes for discussion at this year’s BAPCO Annual Conference & Exhibition in Coventry,…

Australian Wildfires: Hampshire firefighter to help with recovery

Steve Watters, from Winchester Station, will join 40 other firefighters flying to Canberra where a state of emergency has recently been declared. The mission was organised by firefighter-run charity Tunnel2Towers to re-establish communities and work alongside wildlife organisations The Australian…

Pony rescued from muddy bog

‘We have no idea how long the pony was stuck neck-high in the muddy water’ RSPCA officers and fire crews launched a rescue mission to save a pony stuck neck-high in muddy flood water in Northamptonshire.  The young piebald cob…

Howl-p! Rescue mission after dog falls 6ft down uncovered drain

RSPCA and fire crews rescue dog from drain and reunite him with his owner A dog needed a helping paw after escaping from his home and falling down a 6ft-deep drain.  RSPCA Inspector Dave Holgate was called to Springwood Avenue,…

Apply for New Turnout Gear and Helmets through MSA’s 2020 Globe Gear Giveaway Program

13 departments will each receive four sets of state-of-the-art turnouts and four helmets Does your department need gear? The application period is now open for MSA’s Globe Gear Giveaway program! Brought to you by MSA, DuPont, and the National Volunteer…

COPTRZ Awarded Approval in YPO Drone Framework to Supply Drones and Payloads

COPTRTZ, UK Commercial Drone Experts specialising in Drones, Payloads, Training and Software have been approved as part of the YPO drone framework contract. Samuel Denniff, COPTRZ UAV Strategist for Public Safety said: “We are extremely honoured to have been awarded…

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