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SFRS enacting “robust contingency plans” to protect Scotland’s communities during coronavirus pandemic

Scotland’s Chief Fire Officer has reassured communities that the fire and rescue service is taking all necessary measures to minimise disruption to its emergency response amid the coronavirus (COVIDー19) pandemic. Martin Blunden, Chief Officer of the Scottish Fire and Rescue…

Prioritet Ltd named as a Bronto Skylift distributor in Russia

We are pleased to announce that Prioritet Ltd. has been named as a non-exclusive Bronto Skylift distributor in Russia. The agreement includes the sales of Bronto Skylift high-rise rescue and firefighting products as well as professional supporting services such as spare part supply and maintenance activities within…

Coronavirus 101: What you need to know

Protecting Yourself Against COVID-19 Starts with the Right Information. Educate Yourself on How to Stay Safe During This Unprecedented Health Crisis TargetSolutions’ parent company, Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and SaaS performance support solutions for the world’s most critical…

Rescue Drone Homeschooling

Are you having to homeschool your children through this challenging time? Or are you one of the incredible teachers that are still going into work to make sure the children of key workers are looked after? We’ve created something with…

StocExpo thanks industry post-2020 show

The team at StocExpo want to thank the bulk liquid storage industry after the show went ahead on 10-12 March.  Read the full statement… “We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to the industry for supporting StocExpo 2020 in…

Cat rescued after week stuck in canal lock

RSPCA trying to find owner of cat nicknamed Ripley by his rescuers RSPCA officers made a makeshift camera to locate a cat stuck behind a wooden panel in a Manchester canal lock.  RSPCA inspector Daniel Tomlinson and animal collection officer…

Postponement: New date for FeuerTrutz 2020 on 30 September and 1 October

NürnbergMesse and FeuerTrutz Network have jointly decided to postpone FeuerTrutz 2020 from 24 and 25 June, following discussions with industry representatives. The tenth edition of the International Trade Fair with Congress for Preventive Fire Protection will be held on 30…

Supporting our customers through COVID-19

A message from our Group Editor – Duncan J. White Our world is experiencing a health threat unlike anything we have ever seen and which requires us all to work together to maintain a sense of normality so we can…

Challenging nuisance 999 calls saves London Fire Brigade £800k

Control Operators challenged more than 2,000 time-wasting 999 callers last year – saving London Fire Brigade almost £800k* As new figures reveal hoax calls attended by fire engines cost the Brigade £420,000 in 2019, nuisance 999 callers are being warned…

STREAMLIGHT® Waterproof Portable Scene Light II

Turn to A Higher Power with The Portable Scene Light II Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting devices, have launched the Portable Scene Light II, a 10,000-lumen rechargeable, waterproof scene light featuring a versatile steel frame and 360°…

Allison Transmission presents UROVESA K6 IS forest firefighting vehicle at SICUR 2020

Off-road forest firefighting vehicle is fitted with the Allison 3000 Series™ transmission, making it ideal for negotiating rough terrain and accessing emergency areas rapidly and safely. Allison Transmission presented the UROVESA K6 IS, equipped with the Allison 3000 Series™ transmission, at…

Ziegler Brandweertechniek B.V. receives an order about 5 RW Crane

On March 3rd, 2020, Ziegler Brandweertechniek B.V. signed a contract for the delivery of 5 RW Crane to the security region of Midden en West Brabant. These vehicles will be delivered between 2020 and 2021 to the fire departments Breda,…

FREQUENTIS supports UK Home Office and Emergency Services in the transition to Emergency Services Network (ESN)

New approach to the delivery of ESN to increase confidence, ensure resilience and support swift deployment Frequentis will work with the Home Office to ensure that Frequentis control room operators have access to a fully approved and easy to use…

Capita wins Home Office contract to support migration to new Emergency Services Network

Capita’s Software division has been awarded a contract by the Home Office to develop a solution to migrate the current Airwave system to the Emergency Services Network (ESN), a new critical communications system to be used by emergency services in…

Conferences Postponed to New Dates in September due to Corona Virus

Organisers of the IFSEC/FIREX Events in May (INFORMA) have announced that they will be postponing due to impacts of the Corona Virus. This will impact the delivery of the one-day conferences that were due to take place; High Rise Firefighting,…

SFRS launches campaign to reduce false fire alarm signals

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is continuing its efforts to reduce thousands of needless false fire alarms by launching an information campaign. According to the latest statistics, firefighters responded to a total of 28,713 such incidents over the course…

Appointment of New Deputy Chief Fire Officer for Derbyshire

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Authority is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Deputy Chief Fire Officer (DCFO) for Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service. Rick Roberts, who has been Acting Deputy Chief Fire Officer since September 2019, was appointed…

Upcycled fire hoses provide some bear necessities

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has swung into action yet again – by providing the bear necessities for some upcycled play equipment for Edinburgh Zoo. The emergency service is dedicated to reducing waste and always seeking creative and innovative…

ProFire launch Heavy Rescue Instructor Course for 2020

ProFire have announced the dates for their new Skills for Justice Accredited Heavy Vehicle Rescue Instructor Course for Fire Services to be run in 2020. The team behind ProFire have a long reputation of delivering high quality courses with very…

Fire Danger in the Urban Interface

Its undeniable that the weather is changing.  Temperatures are getting hotter, droughts are longer, bushfires are becoming more frequent and disastrous.  We’ve all witnessed how the firefighting authorities, professional and volunteers, have responded in a dramatic and positive way to…

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