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Firefighters, researchers and European institutions look for solutions to the growing issue of firefighter’s cancers

Cancer is the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths amongst firefighters, accounting for approximately 60% of all deaths. MEP Pavel Poc has been fighting for the recognition of cancer as an occupational health issue for firefighters. Together with the European Parliament’s…

Code 3® launch of the new XTP Series of directional lights

Code 3®, Inc., a leading manufacturer and developer of light and sound emergency products, recently announced the launch of the new XTP Series of directional lights. The XTP Series packages style, versatility, and the capabilities of a high-performance light into…

HAAGEN Have Training Contained in France

HAAGEN is very excited to a deliver a completed project to SDIS 25 (Service départemental d’incendie et de Secours du Doubs) in France. The 45’ shipping container on a mobile trailer includes three training rooms with many features and props…

Buzzing Emergency Services Show Delivers Quality Buyers and Enables Life-Saving Collaboration

The UK’s largest event for the emergency services – The Emergency Services Show (ESS) – has reported record growth for 2017. The free-to-attend event, which took place in Hall 5 of the NEC, Birmingham from 20-21 September 2017 attracted 7,599 visitors and buyers, representing an eight percent…

London Fire Brigade Trial Innovative Solution for Dealing with Incidents Involving Photovoltaic Solar Panels

London Fire Brigade is the first fire service in the world to trial a specially designed light blocking coating to tackle emergencies involving photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. Incidents such as fire, floods and collapsed buildings, involving solar panels, are especially…

Teijin Develops Smart Firefighters’ Uniform, Succeeds in Tests in Predicting Heatstroke Risk by Smart Monitoring of Body Data

Teijin Limited announced today that it has developed a smart uniform for firefighters incorporating a sophisticated wearable device that monitors body heat. The company also revealed it succeeded in predicting the risk of firefighters’ heatstroke—the first time in the world this…

UK Fire and Rescue Service provides updated online national guidance resource

The UK Fire and Rescue Service officially released its updated suite of national guidance at the Emergency Services Show at the NEC, UK in September 2017. The complete overhaul of its guidance to all firefighters and emergency services is the culmination…

Champion Crossfit Firefighter Puts Ballyclare Fire Kit to the Test

A  firefighter who is also a world-class champion athlete has praised the performance of the Xenon structural fire and rescue garments launched last year by Ballyclare Limited. Before becoming the 2013 World CrossFit Games champion, athlete Sam Briggs worked as…

The ELSA Inside Out – 35 Years of Escape Protection

Tony Pickett, Associate Director of Product Management – Industrial & M&CD, Scott Safety, takes us through the history and inner workings of the ELSA Escape set. Breathing apparatus are pieces of equipment designed to supply a user with clean breathing…

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service launches new £2.5m North Operations Control facility

A highly-trained team of Control firefighters who provide a voice of reassurance at times of emergency will continue to keep communities safe – thanks to a new £2.5m investment for the North of Scotland. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s…

56th Dornbirn-MFC hailed a huge success

DORNBIRN-MFC is the Europe-centred innovation platform for the fibre industry and the downstream manufacturing stages acting to serve as a generator of ideas and the basis for networking. This is borne out by the growing number of both participants and the…

Grenfell 100 days on – London Fire Brigade makes fire safety plea

One hundred days on from the Grenfell Tower disaster and London’s fire chiefs are using the anniversary to remind landlords and residents about their high-rise fire safety responsibilities. The cause and spread of the Grenfell fire, as well as the response to…

Awakening the Sleeping Giant – The Political Empowerment of America’s 1 million Fire Fighters, EMS and First Responders

Pennsylvania Congressman Curt Weldon (1987-2007) today released his long-awaited book documenting the political empowerment of America’s 1 million Fire Fighters, EMS and First Responders. As a Firefighter, Fire Chief, PA State Fire Instructor and volunteer Training Director for one of…

See for yourself with Scott Safety at A+A 2017

World leader in the design and manufacturer of innovative respiratory and respiratory protective equipment (RPE), Scott Safety, returns to the A+A trade event in Dusseldorf (17th – 20th October 2017, Dusseldorf, Germany) to showcase their market-leading solutions in the areas…

Hampshire UK Firefighters to get top-level US wildfire training

US authorities may soon be delivering unique world-class wildfire training to Hampshire firefighters. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) are in talks with agencies such as the State Department for Forestry and the Bureau of Land Management as well as…

Australia’s emergency managers collaborate to break exhibition record at AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ

Australia’s leading emergency management conference and expo, AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, attracted a record attendance of more than 3,200 visitors to Sydney. Compared to the previous edition of AFAC in Brisbane which had already broken attendance records last year, nearly…

A+A 2017 Presents Everything Revolving Around Modern Protective Clothing for Firefighters

High-quality equipment is important for fire services because this provides the best possible protection when fighting a blaze. Post-deployment hygiene should not be neglected. This is because contamination can lead to considerable health hazards. The A+A as the world’s leading…

Progress in sight for fire safety in Europe

Commission launches Fire Information Exchange Platform, European Parliament discusses the issue of firefighters’ high cancer risk, and more. The European Parliament debated fire safety in buildings for the first time on 13 September. Thanks to the support of many Europeans,…

Research Published in UK Fire Door Safety Week 2017 Suggests Over Half of Renters (55%) are Unaware of Fire Procedures

Three months on from Grenfell, new research reveals that tenants still feel left in the dark when it comes to fire safety · 40% of renters say there is not a clear fire escape route displayed in their building · Majority of…

Airbus signs deal to establish radio tech in Saudi Arabia

Public safety operator Bravo replaces outdated radio system with latest Airbus Tetra technology and modernises secure network in the Kingdom’s East. The Saudi radio communications operator Bravo has decided to provide Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) infrastructures from Airbus in order…

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