E-ONE Delivers New Titan® 4X4 ARFF to Sault STE Marie Airport in Ontario, Canada

E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group and a leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, has announced the delivery of a new TITAN® 4×4 Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicle to the Sault Ste. Marie Airport in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.…

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…

Extreme conditions braved by Hampshire firefighter in elite training exercise

Temperatures of minus 18C, gruelling snow marches and the threat of bears, wolves and coyotes were just a few of the challenges for an intrepid Hampshire firefighter. Barry Atkins from Eastleigh Fire Station was deployed to a forest in Red…

BAe 146 and AVRO RJ Airtankers play significant roles in combating 2016 wildfires

In what turned out to be a very busy 2016 wildfire season in North America, the 14 in-service BAE Systems Regional Aircraft-built BAe 146-200s and Avro RJ85s of Neptune Aviation and Conair/Aero-Flite flew a combined total of well over 5,800…

A made in Canada solution for specialist off-road fire fighting

First Responders don’t have a choice where fires and accidents happen. In off-road environments, teams are challenged by the fact that their traditional fleet vehicles are too large to get to the scene of an incident quickly and efficiently. To…

Canada firefighters battled blaze as own homes burnt down

By Rod Nickel GREGOIRE LAKE, Alberta (Reuters) – Fort McMurray’s 160 firefighters worked almost non-stop in the first days of a massive Canadian wildfire that sent nearly 90,000 fleeing for safety, even as some of them lost their own homes,…

Huge Canadian Wildfire Causes Mass Evacuation

The entire population of the Canadian city of Fort McMurray has been forced to evacuate because of a huge wildfire. Some 88,000 people were told to leave as the blaze swept into the city, which is the gateway to the…

International fire fighting, becoming the ‘norm’?

Dry winter conditions created a Canadian fire season which was dominated by an unusually large number of forest fires, some in Boreal Forests that typically don’t burn. Area burnt by forest fires in the Northern hemisphere continue to set new…

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