Success For The Fire Service College At The Excellence In Fire & Emergency Awards 2018

The Fire Service College, part of Capita People Solutions business, is delighted that our International Business Development and Delivery team, have received the Training Provider of the Year at the 5th Excellence in Fire & Emergency Awards held in London…

ATC Launches The Reach and Rescue Telescopic Rescue Pole Adapter For The FL360 Spherical Vision Camera

Agility Technologies is excited to announce the launch of the Reach and Rescue Long Reach Telescopic Rescue Pole Adapter the FirstLook360 Spherical Vision Camera. Reach and Rescue based in the UK (www.reachandrescue.com) are leading the charge in extended reach capabilities…

Seventy Kansas Volunteer, Part-Time Fire Departments Awarded Funds through Kansas Firefighter Recruitment and Safety Grant Program

Seventy volunteer and part-time fire departments across the state received funds this year through the Kansas Firefighter Recruitment and Safety Grant Program administered by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM). The grant awards will be used by fire…

Rosenbauer UK Restructures Senior Leadership Team

Rosenbauer UK – the leading British manufacturer of firefighting appliances – has significantly restructured its senior leadership team, as the company prepares to consolidate its growth over the next five years. Nick Uwins takes the reins as Managing Director, following…

Bullard Opens New Expanded Facility To Better Serve The European Market

Bullard Europa (Bullard GmbH) celebrated on December the 14th 2018 the grand opening of a new, expanded facility in Remagen to better serve the European market. Bullard’s new facility represents the next phase of global growth for the 120-year-old, family-owned Company…

Perimeter Solutions Expands Presence In The Global Fire Foam Market

Company Completes Acquisition of The Solberg Company Perimeter Solutions, one of the world’s leading producers of fire retardants, foams, and water enhancing gels for managing wildland, industrial, and municipal fires, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Solberg, the…

PSCE and ARCIA To Share Information To Support Policy and Advocacy Roles in Public Safety

In November 2018 Public Safety Communications – Europe (PSCE) and the Australian Radio and Communications Industry Association (ARCIA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to share information regarding the development and use of wireless and associated communications technologies by Public Safety…

A crude oil tanker exploded – Why is that unusual?

On August 15, 2018 an explosion rocked the VLCC Desh Vaibhav. The vessel had just off-loaded 270,000 mt of crude from the Persian Gulf and her tanks were empty at the time of the explosion. Tragically, several crew members were…

It’s time to change the way the public thinks about fire safety

As a result of open floor plans and synthetic furnishings and building materials, house fires are spreading faster than ever before. But research tells us that a simple behavior change by residents could save lives and aid firefighters. There’s a…

Fire protection of containers at sea

As new ships out of the dockyard boast ever greater capacities, container ship fleet sizes are also expanding rapidly in accordance. With growing volumes comes increased responsibility, meaning the safety of these ships is more important than ever. Despite having…

Extrication Planning – Part 1

Vehicle extrication is an extremely complex discipline which requires a high level of skill, knowledge and understanding in order to ensure a safe and successful outcome. Whilst it is heavily reliant on teamwork and multi-agency working, its ultimate success requires…

The decline of the suburban American paid-on-call fire service

For generations, the American paid-on-call firefighter has faithfully stood as a civic sentinel, tirelessly safeguarding the wellbeing of an ever-growing nation’s citizenry. At the behest of a pager’s shrieking siren, and with nary a pause, these brave men and women…

Ladder lockdown is making the worlds most dangerous tool safer

My name is Troy Kumprey and I am the founder of Ladder Lockdown. I’d like to introduce you to the Ladder Lockdown All-in-One Saddle. This is a revolutionary safety device that I created simply to make laddering safer. Growing up…

LTE to 5G: Future-proofed critical communications for public safety

Public Safety organisations have always relied on high-quality critical communication voice services, built on specialised technologies with dedicated network implementations and spectrum. With the wide availability of high speed broadband, the potential for harnessing a new range of critical data…

E-ONE’S Local Fire Truck Christmas Ornaments To Benefit National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Ocala International Airport’s New TITAN ARFF and Marion County’s Custom Pumper Are Featured on Ornament Designs E-ONE is pleased to announce the release of two new fire truck Christmas tree ornaments for 2018, including the first ornament depicting Ocala International Airport’s…

Ninja™ Foot Ascender Makes Rope Access/Rescue Operations More Efficient

Harken Industrial™ is pleased to announce a product that will make rope access and rescue operations more efficient. The Ninja™ foot ascender by Harken Industrial™ is designed with less spring force for the least rope drag of any available foot…

JCB’s Teletruk Joins The Front Line At Staffordshire Fire & Rescue

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has added a JCB Teletruk to its range of front-line firefighting and emergency rescue equipment. The Teletruk is deployed at waste and rural fires where it is used to move bailed and bulky items to…

One Killed, Two Injured in South Korea Firefighting Helicopter Crash

Channel News Asia has reported that a South Korean firefighting helicopter crashed into a river in Seoul on Saturday (Dec 1), killing one and injuring two others on board, rescue authorities said. The chopper was hovering over the Han River…

Growth Within The ZIEGLER-Group – Opening Of The New Production Site In Kutina (HR)

In summer 2018 the ZIEGLER-Group started production at the new plant in Kutina (Croatia). Work on the production halls and the administrative building had already begun in November 2017. Among other things, the entire interior design of the administration was modernized…

If 110 Fires are Not Enough, Queensland Firefighters Could See More Heat, Dry Lightning and Potential Tropical Cyclone to add to State’s Problems

This report from ABC News says Sunday will be a day of vigilance for fire-ravaged parts of Queensland, amid the threat of blazes caused by lightning and the possibility of a tropical cyclone brewing in the northern Coral Sea. Severe…

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