Afghanistan Gold Mine Disaster Kills 40

At least 40 workers died, and ten others were injured when a gold mine caved in the Northern Badakhshan province on Sunday. Badakhshan is prone to landslides, particularly in the colder months when heavy snow blankets the province. Villagers dug…

Restaurant Explosion and Fire in Japan’s Hokkaido Region Injures 42

Images from the scene showed large flames and plumes of smoke rising in the night air after the blast in the city of Sapporo. The explosion at a restaurant in northern Japan injured 42 people late Sunday (16th Dec), police said,…

Fire and Floods brings Devastation to Australian East Coast

While Queensland firefighters fight 140 fires, many of which are threatening towns in central and northern Queensland, an east coast low is dumping record amounts of rain on central New South Wales. Fires Hundreds of firefighters are fighting fires in…

The Innovative Product & Technology Award Goes To… PVStop

The team at PVStop are very excited and proud to announce that they have won the FPA Australia, Fire Protection Industry Awards in the category of “Innovative Product & Technology for 2018!” The Innovative Product & Technology Award is a…

Successful outcome of “AFAC18 powered by INTERSCHUTZ”

The lead theme of AFAC18, “Changing lives in a changing world”, proved to be well chosen, with nearly 3,000 visitors from 25 countries attending AFAC18 powered by INTERSCHUTZ in early September. A keen audience of professionals seized the opportunity to…

New Compact, Lightweight Rams

Holmatro has added three compact, lightweight rams to its 5000 Series rescue tools that are lighter than ever, without compromising on performance. All models have a capacity of 10.2 t / 22481 lbf at weights ranging from only 6.4 kg…

Early Fire Season a Worry for Australian Firefighters

Aug 20th, Australia is still in winter, however, a long dry spell which has seen most of the east coast of Australia in drought has made for an early start to the fire season, the state of New South Wales…

Nine People Killed and Fifteen Injured in Taiwan Hospital Fire

Last Monday (Aug 13) nine people died and were 15 injured when a fire broke out in a government-run Ministry of Health and Welfare Taipei Hospital in New Taipei City. The fire started on the seventh floor of the Taipei…

iFire & Rescue secures Weber Rescue Systems

iFire & Rescue are proud to announce their appointment as the distribution partner of Weber Rescue Systems for Australia and New Zealand. This partnership will provide Fire, Rescue and First Responder personnel with the latest rescue tool technology backed by dedicated sales…

Holmatro Inclined Cutting: How does it work?

Last year Holmatro introduced a full range of Inclined Cutters, all equipped with a 30-degree angled jaw. These cutters significantly improve ergonomics and provide you with plenty of extra working space when cutting wider car pillars from the side. Although the idea…

Bristol and Tecniquitel celebrate 40-year partnership

Bristol Uniforms and its Portuguese distributor Tecniquitel are celebrating a partnership which has spanned four decades! Tecniquitel, who is one of Bristol’s longest standing distributors, has offices near Lisbon and Porto and has been distributing Bristol kit across Portugal since the…

GTT to celebrate 50 years of Opticom at Fire-Rescue International 2018

At Dallas TX event, Global Traffic Technologies is celebrating its past and inspiring the future with new approaches to change the way cities move Attendees to Fire-Rescue International in Dallas, Texas next week are invited to learn more about how…

FLIR Provides Thermal Imaging for Next Generation DJI Zenmuse XT2 Dual-Sensor Commercial Drone Camera

Companies Extend Collaboration as DJI Joins ‘Thermal by FLIR’ Thermal Innovation Program FLIR Systems, Inc. today announced that DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging, will integrate a FLIR thermal imaging sensor technology into its new DJI Zenmuse XT2…

Burning Oil Tanker at Risk of Explosion in the East China Seas

There are increasing fears that the Sanchi, a burning oil tanker in the East China seas could explode leading to an environmental disaster about 160 miles off the coast of Shanghai in the East China Sea. Chinese officials have told…

Australia’s southeast will experience ‘catastrophic’ bushfire conditions, among other problems, with temperatures at the weekend expected to climb above 45C

NSW Rural Fire Service is warning residents to prepare for potential bushfires. Lifesavers and lifeguards are out in force with an expected rush to the beaches and hospitals are preparing for a significant increase in heat stress patents at emergency…

Massive abattoirs fire in the town of Murray Bridge, South Australia caused accidentally

As reported last week, the provincial town of Murray Bridge suffered a major fire at one of its largest employers when a fire destroyed a large part of the factory. The investigation has determined that the fire was started during…

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…

Bristol Uniforms is selected for UK-wide collaborative PPE framework

Bristol Uniforms has been awarded the contract to supply firefighting PPE for a new Collaborative Procurement Framework, accessible to all Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) across the UK. The new Framework has been created by a dedicated project…

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