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Invitation for Abstracts for the 2018 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management (ANZDMC) and Australian & New Zealand Search & Rescue (ANZSAR) Conferences

Continuing a strong and successful partnership, the Disaster and Emergency Management and Search and Rescue communities are proud to reunite for the 2018 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management (ANZDMC) and Australian & New Zealand Search & Rescue…

NEBOSH announces their support the Safety and Health Excellence Awards to be held 11th April 2018, at The Vox Birmingham, UK

NEBOSH is the latest high-profile organisation to be announced as a supporter of the Safety and Health Excellence (SHE) Awards. NEBOSH’s sponsorship of the Health & Safety Team of the Year category reflects its commitment to celebrating best practice in…

Report States Water for Firefighting Could Be Problem After a Disaster for many San Francisco neighbourhoods

Information recently obtained claims that more than 15 San Francisco neighbourhoods could burn to the ground due to a lack of water being available to the San Francisco Fire Department after a major earthquake. The information claims a plan to expand the…

MSA Introduce a New Layer of Safety for their SCBA’s – the MSA SLS

A new integrated monitoring unit, SingleLine SCOUT (SLS) combines the advantages of MSA’s unique SL hose-in-hose technology with an easy to use personal alert safety system (PASS). It can be easily mounted to any MSA AirGo or AirMaXX SCBA with…

International Celebrities, Diplomats and Adventurers to Deliver Fire Appliances to Kathmandu, Nepal

The Challenge To deliver much-needed firefighting vehicles to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. International celebrities, diplomats and adventurers are joining forces to drive American fire engines across the Himalayas to Kathmandu and donate them to the local fire department,…

London’s Firefighter – A History of Honour in Print

London’s Firefighters is a wonderfully readable, lavishly illustrated anthology of articles, fiction and verse about the London Fire Brigade, most of it gathered from the Brigade’s house magazines London Fireman (1966-82) and London Firefighter (1982-2005). The book’s editor David C.…

Newly-released book highlights the need for leadership and management of Fire Service to be revamped to cope with modern-day disasters

A highly anticipated book charting the modern history of the Fire Service from 1997 to 2015 has been published, authored by Peter Murphy and Kirsten Greenhalgh from Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham. The book, Fire and Rescue…

Defunct FPSO Catches Fire Again at Gadani, Pakistan

The scrapped Ship The Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Aces has suffered another fire on the beach at Gadani, Pakistan. Last November, almost exactly a year ago, an explosion and fire on the defunct vessel killed 31 workers and seriously injured 58 more. Activists…

Smoke Alarm Enables Family to Escape Serious House Fire in Western Sydney

A mother and five children had a lucky escape from their St Clair, Western Sydney home after a fire broke out in the family home. The alarm was raised by a smoke alarm in the home at around 6 pm…

Fire and Rescue New South Wales Welcomes 24 New Firefighters

Twenty-four new firefighters have been welcomed into Fire & Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW) at a ceremony at the State Training College in Alexandria. Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant congratulated the recruits on successfully completing the training course and…

Dedication Ceremony Welcomes Lake Assault Fireboat to the City of Pittsburgh

Fireboat to protect riverfront infrastructure and respond to waterway emergencies. Lake Assault Boats, a leading manufacturer of purpose-built and mission-specific fire and rescue boats, has delivered a 34-foot, high-performance fireboat to the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire in Pittsburgh, Penn. The…

Hytera Communications Reveal Revolutionary Multi-Mode Radio

Hytera is proud to reveal its new multi-mode two-way radio, a handset that is the first of its kind in the private radio network industry. The radio supports multi-mode communication across a range of scenarios, from daily business operations to…

Royal Schiphol Group Order 18 Rosenbauer Panther Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Vehicles

Rosenbauer, the world’s leading fire service outfitter, has received an order from airport operator Royal Schiphol Group for the delivery of 18 Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles. The Schiphol Group is re-equipping Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Lelystad Airports: 13…

Launch of Fundraising Appeal for London Fire Brigade Aerial Appliances

At a launch ceremony on Thursday in London’s Freemasons Hall, Sir Michael Snyder, the Metropolitan Grand Master presented the first instalment of a £2.5 million funding pledge from London Freemasons to Steve Apter, London Fire Brigade Director of Safety and…

Portable Gross Decontamination System to Help Mitigate Firefighter Cancer Risk

Task Force Tips have introduced the DECON/pak, a self-contained agent proportioning and rinse application system developed specifically for gross decontamination of firefighting personnel donned with gear and their equipment. Throughout 2017, TFT field-tested the DECON/Pak at fire stations and training…

UK Security Week, World Counter Terror Congress (WCTC) and Ambition Reveals an Unrivalled Line-Up of International Speakers

A line up of World class speakers has been announced for next years UK Security week from 6-7 March 2018 The organisers of UK Security Week, the UK’s leading national security event, have announced a raft of high profile, international…

UK Chief Fire Officer Kevin Pearson has Passed Away

The MDM team were sorry to hear that serving UK Chief Fire Officer (CFO), Kevin Pearson of Avon Fire and Rescue Service has died aged 58. Colleagues in Avon Fire and Rescue Service were joined in a minutes silence yesterday by…

Nomex® 50th Anniversary – A Reason to Celebrate

Nomex® was a result of fundamental research and development (R&D) in the 1960s conducted by DuPont scientists Paul Morgan and Stephanie Kwolek. In 1967, these brand fibres were commercialised and have been used across a diverse range of applications. Today,…

Hampshire UK Establish Elite Firefighter Hub

A hub of elite firefighters trained to deal with disasters from earthquakes and tsunamis to terror attacks and mass explosions is being assembled in Hampshire, UK. The crews will be based at Eastleigh Fire Station which will have 15 specialist…

Chemdata® Licences Donated to Help Train Bosnian Firefighters

Earlier this year, The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) donated licences of its world-leading chemical hazard database, Chemdata, to the International Fire and Rescue Association (IFRA) as part of a relief mission to Cazin in North West Bosnia starting on 18…

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