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The new Z-Class is introduced at the AFOA conference, held at Venari Group Headquarters in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. (Ziegler)
The new Z-Class presented at AFOA conference

On 29 June, the latest Airport Fire Officers Association (AFOA) conference was held at Venari…

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Eaton system solution eliminates boom bounce on aerial fire trucks

Booms on aerial fire trucks are subject to oscillation, also known as boom bounce, due…

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Households must replace optical smoke alarms every 12 years, finds BRE study

Households should replace optical smoke alarms every 12 years unless manufacturers recommend otherwise, according to…

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MSA Safety establishes philanthropic programme to help protect firefighters in developing countries

MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of…

Book Review: Catastrophe and Systemic Change

The Grenfell Tower tragedy was the worst residential fire in London since the Second World…

Thomas Hilse, Chief Executive Officer of Magirus. (Magrius)
Magirus announces senior management change

Effective 1 July 2021, Thomas Hilse is appointed Chief Executive Officer of Magirus, the global…

Take the NVFC’s Health & Safety Survey

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is conducting a survey to measure awareness of health…

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Why active fire protection must play a role in sustainability

In a post-Covid world, governments are being urged by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to…

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Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service combines GIS with workload modelling and risk analysis

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is the latest fire service to select Geographic Information…

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Frequentis expert Charlotte Rösener elected Chair of Industry Committee of the ‘Public Safety Communication Europe’ Forum

The Public Safety Communication Europe (PSCE) Forum has elected Charlotte Rösener, Frequentis expert in the…

National Operational Guidance consultation

The consultation for the National Operational Guidance for Fire control command has now commenced. The…

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Tools to improve wellbeing make front-line work safer and more effective

The Emergency Services Show, NEC, 7–8 September 2021 This year’s Emergency Services Show (ESS), taking…

Local and international fire and emergency management sector to convene at pivotal AFAC21 conference

Leading emergency services professionals and subject matter experts will meet in Sydney on 17-20 August…

Councillor Mohammed Jamil (vice chair) and Councillor Edna Murphy (chair) of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority.
Fire Authority appoints first woman chair in diverse leadership shift

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority appointed a new chair and vice chair at their first…

NFPA completes election of Board of Director officers and director

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) completed the election of its current slate of directors, including one…

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Dräger launches PSS AirBoss, the next generation in SCBA

Dräger, an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology, has launched the…

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Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro appoints Thomas J. Richardson as Chief of Department and John J. Hodgens as Chief of Fire Operations

Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro today appointed Thomas J. Richardson as Chief of Department, the…

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HAIX launches the Rescue One for protection on every mission

HAIX, specialist manufacturer of functional safety footwear, understands that workers in the emergency services need,…

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TVU Networks delivers real-time video for Fremont Fire Department for better situational analysis

TVU Networks, the market and technology leader in cloud and IP-based live video solutions, has announced…

NFPA to host ‘Community Risk Reduction: Insights into Action’, a one-day online programme providing solutions, tools and strategies to effectively identify and mitigate community risks

On Tuesday, 20 July, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is hosting ‘Community Risk Reduction: Insights into Action’, a…

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