Neil Wallington
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Neil Wallington is a former British Chief Fire Officer, a Past International President of the Institution of Fire Engineers, and a holder of the Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct. He is the author of 17 books on the work of the fire service, and acts as a consultant with extensive experience in the Gulf on a range of projects.

Women in the Fire Service (UK)

This UK organisation for female employees of Fire and Rescue Services was set up in 1993 and originally titled Networking Women in the Fire Service. It has since grown significantly and developed over two decades and more, changing its title…

Texas balloon trip ends in tragedy

Investigators are examining the possibility that a hot air balloon that crashed in flames south of Austin, Texas, may have hit power lines although it is unclear if the fire broke out before any collision. All 16 people aboard the…

Messe Frankfurt Middle East launches Intersec Saudi Arabia

Leading global players sign on as Launch Partners at Kingdom’s premier security, safety, and fire protection trade show Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Intersec, the world’s leading international trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection, is making its debut in Saudi…

Emirates Boeing 777 in emergency landing at Dubai International Airport

Emirates Airlines have confirmed that today, 3rd August 2016, Flight EK521, a Boeing 777 aircraft travelling from Trivandrum International Airport in Thiruvananthapuram, India to Dubai has been involved in an accident on landing at Dubai International Airport, and caught fire.…

Expo 2020 Dubai Partners With DP World

The Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau has recently confirmed that DP World, one of the world’s biggest port operators, has been named as its Premier Global Trade Partner. DP World will play an important role in securing the huge supply chain…

Prince Charles, Duke Of Rothesay, Unveils London Fire Brigade’s Scottish-built New Fire Engine Prototype At Dumfries House

HRH The Prince of Wales is “proud” his charity has trained apprentices who are helping build new fire engines said to be the most advanced in the world. Charles, known as the Duke of Rothesay when in Scotland, met staff…

UK Government announces shake up of Fire Services

Fire Brigades will be told to cut costs as part of a major shake-up of the way they are run after Home Secretary Theresa May announced she was taking over responsibility for the service. The Home Secretary, who earlier pushed…

Europe’s Largest Mosque Sited in London Badly Damaged by Fire

Just after midday on 26th September a fire was discovered at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden, South London. The mosque is said to be the largest in Western Europe. 70 London Fire Brigade firefighters and 10 appliances from fire…

Historic London Fireboat Massey Shaw returns to Dunkirk

After restoration work that was originally commenced on a south London Thameside site in 2009, and then a subsequent transfer to Nielson’s boatyard at Gloucester for a major refit, the historic London fireboat Massey Shaw finally returned to her native…

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