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Firefighters Continue to Battle California Wildfires

As multiple wildfires rage across California International Firefighter wishes to express its condolences to those who have lost loved ones, sadness for those who have seen their properties and sometimes neighbourhoods destroyed and admiration for the Firefighters and the many people who have…

Arup releases a new framework to reduce fire risks in informal settlements

Arup today announces the release of its Framework for Fire Safety in Informal Settlements[1], ahead of the UN International Day for Disaster Reduction. Based on three years of in-depth research, the framework proposes a new way to think about fire risk…

Midwest Fire Hires New Sales Associate

Midwest Fire Equipment & Repair Company (Midwest Fire) have announced that the company has hired Joseph Juhl as a sales representative to their growing team. Juhl attended Minnesota West Community and Technical College. During the previous six years, Juhl’s has…

Remembering the Tragedy of 9/11

Today marks the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks which took the innocent lives of so many and left many more in mourning. We will all have our memories of hearing of the multiple events on that fateful day and…

Lavender Ribbon Report: Best Practices for Preventing Firefighter Cancer Released

The International Association of Fire Chiefs’ (IAFC) Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have partnered to develop and release the Lavender Ribbon Report: Best Practices for Preventing Firefighter Cancer. This report provides 11 actions…

Rosenbauer launches premium aerial ladder, the XS 3.0

Rosenbauer has launched a new, premium aerial ladder – the L32A XS 3.0 – following two years of the firm’s current model achieving unprecedented demand. With Rosenbauer announcing record global sales of the L32A XS 2.0 in 2017-18, the latest…

London Fire Brigade Use Innovative Product to Help Saves London School

Sticky science’ saves London school from fire London Firefighters used a new glue like liquid to save a school in Twickenham from burning down and they are the first crews in Europe to use this unique scientific breakthrough. Crews were…

United Kingdom Fire and Rescue Services Dealing With Spate of Wildfires

After a sustained period of warm weather, Firefighters from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have spent many hours tackling wildland fires across the United Kingdom. In Lancashire, Firefighters continue to battle a wildfire that has been raging for five…

Rescue Efforts Continue for Thai Youth Football Team to Trapped in Flooded Cave

The efforts to locate the 12 missing members of a youth football team trapped in a flooded cave system continue with divers having progressed closer to where the boys are believed to be trapped. On Saturday 24th June, divers from…

Fire and Rescue Service Working with the Royal Marines

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service has been delivering road traffic safety presentations to the Royal Marines 30 Commando Troop based in Plymouth for the last three years. This year they demonstrated a Road Traffic Collision (RTC) involved three…

NCEC Hazmat 2018 Annual Conference – UK Fire and International Firefighter

The team from UK Fire and International Fire Fighter are attending the NCEC Hazmat 2018 Annual Conference at the Crowne Plaza in Stratford upon Avon on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 May. We look forward to catching up with delegates…

Search for Sao Paulo Fire Victims is Called Off

The search for victims of the horrific fire which engulfed the former Police Headquarters in Sao Paulo has been called off. Reports suggest that up to 250 people had been squatting in the Wilton Paes de Almeida building with four…

Coach Fire In Rome’s City Centre

A BBC News report from Rome features dramatic footage of a coach on fire in a busy shopping street in central Rome. The Coach had passengers on board when the blaze broke out but thankfully all escaped and there were no…

Annual Statistics Report Highlights Performance of Dubai Civil Defence in 2017

The average response time for Dubai Civil Defence to major, medium and minor accidents is 7.7 minutes according to the 2017 annual statistics report of the General Directorate of the Dubai Civil Defence. Average incident completion time is 20.7 minutes. The fire…

FIA Highlights Details Of A Leaked Report About Refurbishment Work at Grenfell

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has highlighted a leaked report which blames refurbishment issues at Grenfell Tower, details of which have been published by London Newspapers. Further details can be found here www.fia.uk.com/news/leaked-report Image for illustration. Picture from MDM Library.

Three dead after explosion in Brisbane House Fire

Three people have perished following a house fire in Brisbane, Australia. The cause of the incident is under investigation but Police are treating it as suspicious. Further details can be found at: www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-43792060 Image for illustration purposes.

Dubai Civil Defence View Rosenbauer Electric Powered Fire Appliance

Members of the Dubai Civil Defence Executive Technical Specifications Committee visited Austria to attend a workshop on the ‘Electric Experimental Mechanisms’. As part of the trip to explore opportunities presented by electrically powered vehicles and equipment, Committee members also visited…

Somerset school, is recognised for its commitment to local community

A Somerset school has been presented with a Special Recognition Award by Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service. Millfield has employed one of the Service’s crew managers for more than 16 years plus several other firefighters in Street and…

DQE Sentry Shield Powdered Substance Defense Kits Deliver Hazardous Opioid Exposure Protection

Opioid use in the United States is increasing dramatically. The effects of increased encounters with opioids on law enforcement and first responders can be deadly. According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, “Since fentanyl can be ingested orally, inhaled…

Aerial Firefighting North America Gathers the World’s Experts 

Tangent Link, renowned and recognised across the globe for its work with the airborne firefighting community, brings the Aerial Firefighting North America Conference and Exhibition back to Sacramento, California this coming March. Taking place at the McClellan Conference Centre, Sacramento McClellan…

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