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…

New Emergency And Disaster Management Course Launched

A new course designed to prepare people for responding to terrorist incidents and natural and man-made disasters has been launched by the University of Wolverhampton. The new BSc (Hons) Emergency and Disaster Management is aimed at those hoping to work…

Electric Fires Spark Concern for Isolated over 65’s in Wales

New research has found that if you are isolated and over 65 in Wales, you are at much greater risk from electrical fires. In fact, older people living alone experienced three times more electrical fires than the same age group…

Home Office Emergency Services Network contract awarded to telent

The project will oversee the UK’s blue-light radio infrastructure as it’s replaced with a mobile 4G network telent Technology Services Ltd (telent) has today announced that it has been awarded a multi-million-pound contract to test the Emergency Services Network (ESN) for the Home…

Is Mission Critical Communications Stuck in 1912?

It’s time for public authorities and first responders to use 21st-century technology to work smarter and better. Anatoli Levine, Director, Products & Standards at MCC enabler Softil delves into the subject The ability to instantaneously talk to a group of…

NIFRS Reaching New Heights with Turn Table Ladder Investment

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) has invested over £2.5m in four new Turn Table Ladder (TTL) Appliances. With a ladder reach of 42m, they are the highest articulated ladder appliances in use across the UK Fire & Rescue…

Members Of The European Parliament Ask The European Commission To Choose A Strong Approach To Assess The Fire Performance Of Buildings Facades

Ahead of the European Commission’s decision on a EU approach to the fire assessment of facades, 12 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), from different countries and political parties, wrote a letter championing the Commission’s proposed “alternative” approach. The European…

Bristol’s Structural PPE Achieves New NFPA Standard

Bristol Uniforms’ innovative XFlex and Ergotech Action structural firefighting ranges have achieved accreditation for the new National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard for firefighting PPE. The NFPA is a major standard-setting body on the world stage, covering the USA, Latin…

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…

Super Vac Introduces All-New Battery Fan, Equipped With Dual Dewalt FLEXVOLT Batteries

Super Vac, one of the leading manufacturers in fire ventilation equipment, is introducing an all-new 18” variable-speed battery fan, equipped with dual DeWalt FLEXVOLT® batteries, making this one of the most swappable PPV interfaces on the market. Never in firefighter…

New Technology Fitted To Fire Engines

Royal Berkshire Fire Authority has invested in new tablet devices and software to assist firefighters in providing the best possible response to the people of Royal Berkshire. The Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs) have been fitted in the front of every…

Airbus-Samsung Cooperation In Germany Sets The Course For Hybrid Mission-Critical Innovations

Partners intend to develop a “Hybrid Tactical Management” for narrow- and broadband systems to facilitate end user´s operations with devices  Airbus and Samsung have agreed on a partnership to establish next-generation terminal and collaboration platforms for professional users in Germany.…

A Team Of South Wales firefighters Have Again Proved Themselves World Champions Winning The World Rescue Organisation Challenge For The Third Year In Succession.

Current World Champions and National Champions South Wales Fire and Rescue Service – Bridgend Extrication Team, made the trip to Capetown, South Africa, last week 22 – 26 October, to compete in the prestigious annual event, taking on 30 of…

Firehouse Officially Re-Opens To Provide Modern Training Facilities For Firefighters Serving the people Of Royal Berkshire

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s (RBFRS’) Firehouse has officially re-opened following Royal Berkshire Fire Authority’s investment. To mark the occasion, a ceremony was held on Friday, 16 November, where Councillor Colin Dudley, Chairman of Royal Berkshire Fire Authority, and…

Frequentis Paves The Way For Efficient Use Of Drones In Public Safety

Frequentis develops application to support the integration of autonomous drones in public safety control rooms Frequentis has developed an application which allows location data and video from drones to feed directly into workstations in the control centre, through its LifeX and…

New Chief Appointed To Scottish Fire And Rescue Service

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has chosen Martin Blunden as its new Chief Officer. Martin is currently Deputy Chief Officer of South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, and will take up his new role in early 2019. Martin brings over…

Orange County Fire Authority Purchases 10 KME Pumpers And 7 Tractor-Drawn Aerials

KME Fire Apparatus, an industry leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, announces the delivery of 10 KME Custom Pumpers and 7 101’ Tractor Drawn Aerials to Orange County Fire Authority. The new trucks will join over 100 KME apparatus currently in service at the…

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