The first fire extinguisher designed to fit on the kitchen counter

The winner of this year’s Stockholm Acceleration Scholarship was announced on Oct 16th 2018. Andreas Westberg will receive SEK 250,000 for his ‘Firemill’ innovation – a totally new kind of fire extinguisher that is so small, it can fit on…

Orolia Prepares Nine Search and Rescue Systems Across Five Continents for Global Commissioning

A New Annual Record for the Global Leader in Search and Rescue Technology Orolia, the world leader in Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions, announced today that it has prepared a record nine search and rescue systems across five…

New Modular Breathing Apparatus Technology from MSA Creates Broad New Options for Firefighters

Until recently, a one-size-fits-all approach for firefighter respiratory protection might have been considered the norm. However, no two fire stations are alike, and each has differing needs, preferences and expectations of their protective equipment. This understanding served as the key…

ADT Supports Volunteer Firefighters During Fire Prevention Month with Major Contribution to NVFC

ADT Inc., the leading provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, announced a $100,000 contribution to the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to help raise awareness for recruitment of volunteer…

Arup releases a new framework to reduce fire risks in informal settlements

Arup today announces the release of its Framework for Fire Safety in Informal Settlements[1], ahead of the UN International Day for Disaster Reduction. Based on three years of in-depth research, the framework proposes a new way to think about fire risk…

Midwest Fire Hires New Sales Associate

Midwest Fire Equipment & Repair Company (Midwest Fire) have announced that the company has hired Joseph Juhl as a sales representative to their growing team. Juhl attended Minnesota West Community and Technical College. During the previous six years, Juhl’s has…

Johnson Controls Detect360 Area of Refuge Communications System gives all building occupants a higher level of security during emergencies

During fires and emergencies within commercial and public buildings, individuals with disabilities are often the most vulnerable and require quick, reliable communication with rescuers. As part of its ongoing commitment to keep every building occupant safe during times of crisis,…

Vimpex vision becomes a reality

‘The fire sector is undergoing rapid change whilst constantly evolving, which requires manufacturers to adapt and innovate,’ Vimpex Managing Director James Jones explained to guests at the unveiling of the company’s ambitious new state-of-the-art manufacturing production facility at Great Wakering, Essex. He was responding to…

Airbus empowers professionals to use flexible cross-border communication in Europe

Tactilon Agnet facilitates the secure exchange of information for emergency services between the region of Bolzano-South Tyrol in Italy and Austria Elancourt, 9 October 2018 – For the first time, the Airbus collaboration tool Tactilon Agnet is used for secure cross-border broadband…

Standardisation on top of the agenda of the Innovation for Crisis Management (I4CM) conference

The 3rd and 4th September saw the latest I4CM conference and workshop arrive at the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw and standardisation was one of the main protagonists, along with interoperability and interagency cooperation. This event attracted participants from across…

Johnson Controls partners with Lumkani to bring fire safety to urban informal settlements

Smart fire detection devices provide safety for vulnerable people in South Africa Families living in informal settlements in South Africa will now be better protected against devastating fires thanks to a newly announced partnership between Johnson Controls and Lumkani. The…

New “Jet-Style” Firefighter Helmet from MSA Now Certified to NFPA Performance Standards

Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated have announced that its new jet-style fire helmet, called the Cairns® XF1, has received third-party certification as compliant to the 2018 edition of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 1971 performance standards for…

West Mids firefighters crowned national champions

A team of our firefighters have been crowned national champs in the use of breathing apparatus! Top honours went to Hay Mills Blue Watch at the 2018 National BA Challenge at the Fire Service College in Gloucestershire. Colleagues from Highgate…

Coltraco Ultrasonics are excited to announce the brand-new generation of flow meter, the Portasonic® 2.FL0

After rigorous research and design, Coltraco are proud to release a more accurate, reliable and flexible ultrasonic flow meter. Accurate – the Portasonic 2.FL0 is accurate to +/-1% accuracy Reliable – the Portasonic 2.FL0 is calibrated to ISO17025 standards Flexible – the Portasonic 2.FL0 has 3 modes of operation, making it…

Fire Service and Police share Office Accommodation

On Thursday, 4 October, Thames Valley Police (TVP) and the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) were officially welcomed to Newsham Court, the Headquarters of Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) and Thames Valley Fire Control Service. The…

Airbus spruces up the professional communication landscape in the Middle East

Airbus will conclude its “Critical App Challenge for the Middle East” during the GITEX exhibition 2018 in Dubai from 14 to 18 October and honour the best developers for public safety apps in the region. Since August start-up companies from…

Handheld announces free MaxGo Android apps for staging and security

Handheld Group, a leading supplier of rugged mobile computers, today announced the release of MaxGo, a suite of Android apps that allows easy configuration of staging and security settings. MaxGo apps are available at no cost for all Handheld Android…

Florida Slammed by Hurricane Michael

The category 4 storm is believed to be the strongest hurricane on record to hit the Florida Panhandle. At approximately 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (17:30 Universal Time) on October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida.…

Zico Premix Container Holders Now Available In Black

Responding to popular demand, Zico has expanded their line of premix and bar oil container storage options and is now offering each model in black as well as yellow. The Single Premix/Bar Container Holder – Black, Model QM-PMH-1-B, accommodates your…

Vigilant Solutions Enters the Body Worn Camera Market

Company Expands Global Footprint and Image Analytics Portfolio with Its Acquisition of Edesix Ltd, a Leading Manufacturer of Body Worn Cameras in the United Kingdom Vigilant Solutions – an AI and data analytics company that provides technology to public safety –…

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