Firefighters come to the rescue of rhino after he became stuck in a tyre swing

A Rhinoceros the size of a small car had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck inside in his favourite tyre swing – again. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was mobilised to Edinburgh Zoo just before 6pm on…

SFRS appeals to communities to stay safe this Festive Season

More than 500 accidental house fires were recorded across Scotland during last year’s festive season. New figures lay bare the extent of seasonal dwelling fires responded to by firefighters, with 527 incidents recorded between December 11 and January 15. The…

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…

First Conference To Debate The Future Of ‘Blue Light’ Estates

The first event of its type bringing together police, fire and rescue and ambulance services with private sector consultants working in estates, property and facilities management takes place in London today (Tuesday 20 November). The Blue Light Estates Development Conference,…

Emergency Show

The premier international platform for the world’s emergency services community and the blue light sector. Emergency Show is a unique global opportunity to find decision makers, business leaders, solutions and specialist equipment for the emergency services, all at ExCeL London 17-18 April. It will feature thematic…

London Fire Brigade Chooses Allison For Responsiveness, Reliability

Deliveries are nearing completion of 126 Mercedes-Benz Atego trucks with Allison 3000™ Series; UK capital’s fire and rescue fleet has already ordered 62 more vehicles Providing more torque at launch and gear changes without power interruption, Allison fully automatic transmissions…

Edesix Ranked As One Of UK’s Fastest-Growing Private Tech Companies

Body worn camera expert enters The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 Edesix, market-leaders in the provision of Body Worn Cameras (BWC), has been named in The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 which highlights the top fastest-growing private technology companies…

Reading landlord handed £177k fine for failing fire safety regulations

A successful prosecution was brought by Royal Berkshire Fire Authority against a landlord who put tenants’ lives at serious risk in the event of fire. A company trading as ‘Crestcourt Properties Ltd’, was fined a substantial total of £177,000 for…

Fire Brigade Tests Tychem® TK Fully Encapsulating Suit from DuPont

When DuPont Personal Protection wanted to trial the effectiveness of its new Tychem® TK fully encapsulating suit for emergency responders, it found the ideal opportunity right on its doorstep. As a world leader in chemical protection clothing, safety and risk control is an absolute priority for…

Pooch rescued after being stuck for four hours underground

Firefighters rescued a little dog trapped down an underground rabbit warren – by listening for his heartbeat. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was mobilised to help the distressed pet after the alarm was raised at 12.26pm on Monday, August…

Health and Wellbeing an Essential Part of Kit at The Emergency Services Show

Recognising that mental and physical resilience are an essential part of kit for emergency responders, the Health & Wellbeing seminar theatre will return to The Emergency Services Show in September. Taking place in Hall 5 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 19th to 20th September, the free programme…

Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue risk-based intelligence calls for Cadcorp Spatial Information System

Cadcorp Workload Modeller and Risk Modeller selected with Cadcorp SIS Desktop Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue (LFR) have a requirement for a Geographic Information System (GIS) that can support risk led, evidence-based decision-making at all levels. This is pertinent to their…

Free Workshops, Challenges and Seminars at The Emergency Services Show

This September sees the return of The Emergency Services Show to Birmingham with plenty of kit, networking, training and demonstrations on offer to visitors from the fire and rescue services. The growing two-day event takes place in Hall 5 and…

Fire and Ice – Fridge-freezer Safety

Electrical Safety First responds to Government View Commenting on the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) response to the investigation into the fridge-freezer model which instigated the Grenfell fire, Phil Buckle, Chief Executive of Electrical Safety First, said:…

Qwake Technologies gives firefighters “X-ray vision” with new helmet technology

Qwake Technologies is giving firefighter “superpowers” with there C-Thru lens tech C-THRU is the first of its kind operating system designed to boost situational awareness in high stress and hazardous environments. When fitted to a helmet the C-Thru lens produces an…

Somerset school, is recognised for its commitment to local community

A Somerset school has been presented with a Special Recognition Award by Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service. Millfield has employed one of the Service’s crew managers for more than 16 years plus several other firefighters in Street and…

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