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Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service Watch Manager honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service Watch Manager, Dave Coss, has been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, receiving the prestigious Queen’s Fire Service Medal (QFSM) for distinguished service. WM Coss is a Fire Investigator working as part of the…

DuPont refreshes its PPE branding for easier specification and compliance with new EU regulation

DuPont Personal Protection has successfully completed a rebranding and recertification of its extensive range of PPE garments to make it easier for customers to specify the correct level of protection for their application and comply with the latest regulations. The global rebranding includes the ProShield®, Tyvek® and Tychem® brands and…

From Shropshire to Transylvania

Shropshire charity Operation Sabre set off to Transylvania in Romania on Wednesday (June 6th) taking three more fully equipped fire engines and several tonnes of humanitarian aid. The convoy, crewed by 11 volunteer serving and retired firefighters from Shropshire Fire…

Former Fire Officer named in Queen’s Honours List

Shropshire’s former Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Steve Worrall, has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s 2018 Birthday Honours List, with the award given for humanitarian services in Eastern Europe. Before retiring in 2013, Mr Worrall established a…

ROCKWOOL launch New DUCTWORK insulation

DUCTROCK – Versatile, fire protection insulation for ventilation and smoke extraction ducts ROCKWOOL, the world’s largest producer of non-combustible stone wool insulation, introduces a fire-resistant insulation, specifically designed to meet the latest, rigorous EN fire resistance standards in a varied range of ductwork applications.…

Firefighters to burn up fairways at Aldwark as they play eight rounds in one day

Four firefighters from the Yorkshire region are looking to burn up the fairways at Aldwark Manor, in York, as they hope to set a new record in Macmillan Cancer Support’s Longest Day Golf Challenge on June 21st. Every year, around…

US Veterans Health Administration decision to mandate oxygen firebreaks ‘a victory for patient safety’

BPR Medical has welcomed the United States Veterans Health Administration (VA) decision to mandate the use of thermal fuses – also known as firebreaks – in all its home oxygen patient installations. The VA published a Patient Safety Alert on…

Wellington Fire Station Anniversary

Wellington Fire Station celebrated its 65th anniversary after a chance discovery on Ebay uncovered the station’s opening programme of 1953. Retired firefighters, including a 93-year-old veteran, joined the Wellington mayor, members of the Fire Brigade Society and firefighters and officers to mark the event. The…

Honeywell’s new connected, wearable detector enhances safety for workers in dangerous confined spaces

Honeywell BW™ Ultra detector features Bluetooth connectivity, intelligent data management and best-in-class user interface Honeywell (NYSE: HON) launched a new connected portable gas detector designed to keep workers safe in dangerous confined spaces while featuring a simple and easy to…

Overseas research grants for innovations in UK emergency services

New ideas for improving the UK’s emergency services will be supported with overseas research grants available to all UK citizens. These have been launched in response to the recent spate of emergency incidents, whether terrorist events, natural disasters or mass…

Rosenbauer opens new firefighting helmet assembly

Firefighting equipment manufacturer Rosenbauer has recently opened a brand new helmet assembly line in Linz-Pichling. From now on, up to 100,000 Rosenbauer fire fighting helmets will be assembled each year for the global market at the new HEROS Center of…

New standards for fire and rescue services across England

A new Fire Standards Board (FSB) will be overseeing and commissioning professional standards for fire and rescue services across England. Addressing the Local Government Association’s Fire Commission on 22 May, the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, Nick Hurd,…

The FIA responds to the Hackitt’s review

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) welcomes Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety. We, amongst others, have been pushing for years for changes in the regulatory environment and competency levels in the fire safety industry. The…

Airbus app transmits real-time videos from the sky

Improving rescue missions during floods or forest fires with Airbus’ collaboration tool Tactilon Agnet During the Technos Days Valabre near Aix-en Provence (France) on 23th and 24th May, Airbus will demonstrate how videos and aerial pictures from a drone can…

IoD Wins for NIFRS Chairperson and Chief Fire & Rescue Officer

There was double success for Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) at the annual Institute of Directors (IoD) NI Director of the Year Awards 2018. NIFRS Board Chairperson, Carmel McKinney OBE was named the ‘Non-Executive Director of the Year’…

New Deputy for Norfolk’s Fire & Rescue Service

Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service has welcomed a new Deputy Chief Fire Officer. Stuart Ruff has decades of experience in the sector and most recently worked as Assistant Chief Fire Officer for Lincolnshire. He reported for duty in Norfolk for…

Ferrara Super Pumper™ exceeds industry records

Ferrara’s high capacity Super Pumper™ has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) confirmation for a flow capability of 6256 gallons per minute from draft at a discharge pressure of 125 PSI.  Ferrara has once again exceeded the record for pump performance. The…

Child Fire Victim Looks to Give Back

Abandoned School House Sees New Life More than two dozen emergency services personnel were joined by three area title holders to help unload a tractor-trailer at an abandoned one-room schoolhouse on NY Route 30 on Sunday morning May 20th as…

Develop Training Limited (DTL) is running a series of free High Voltage awareness days in late May

The events have been specially designed for authorising engineers, authorised persons and competent persons in the healthcare, facilities and utilities sectors as well as the MoD. They are also open to managers and other personnel responsible for training people to work…

eBay Find Sparks Fire Station Anniversary Celebrations

A chance discovery of an old document on eBay has sparked 65th-anniversary celebrations for a Shropshire fire station. A member of The Fire Brigade Society had found the original programme for the opening of Wellington Fire Station in 1953. “It…

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