United Kingdom Fire and Rescue Services Dealing With Spate of Wildfires

After a sustained period of warm weather, Firefighters from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have spent many hours tackling wildland fires across the United Kingdom. In Lancashire, Firefighters continue to battle a wildfire that has been raging for five…

Calls for sprinklers to be fitted in all tower blocks in Dorset

A fire chief has called for sprinklers to be installed in all of Dorset’s high-rise buildings, reports the Bournemouth Echo. Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service chief fire officer, Ben Ansell, said: “Sprinklers are particularly important for people living…

Prepare for Future Incidents at the UK’s Largest Event for Emergency Services

Returning to the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 20th to 21st September 2017, The Emergency Services Show offers fire and rescue personnel and industrial brigades from around the world access to the very best expertise, equipment and support networks to prepare…

Innovation, Strategic Partnership and Cooperation for UK companies at intersec 2017

Innovation, Strategic Partnership and Cooperation are the main UK themes as over 100 UK companies exhibit a range of world leading capabilities in the security sector at Intersec 2017. This significant UK presence reflects the strong commitment to future security…

Britain braced for floods after heavy winds, snow

LONDON (Reuters) – Parts of England were preparing for severe flooding on Friday, after heavy winds, snow and rain hit the country overnight, cancelling flights, closing schools and causing disruption to commuters. Around 100 flood warnings are in place across…

Iqarus Immersive Training Centre

An innovative training centre in Hereford, UK puts front-line medical professionals through their paces in high-risk, high-pressure situations. Using ground-breaking training technology, it is designed to increase medical proficiency and physical and mental resilience in remote and hostile environments. From…

The Emergency Services Show – See the latest development in drones and hybrid vehicles

The latest developments in drones, hybrid vehicles and PPE will all be showcased at this year’s Emergency Services Show which takes place in Hall 5 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 21-22 September 2016. Fire and rescue personnel and industrial…

1st UK Rosenbauer AT for Land’s End Airport

Land`s End Airport (EGHC) in the county of Cornwall, UK is the most south westerly commercial airport operation on the UK mainland. This successful – privately owned airport is located in a stunning coastal location boasting unrestricted views looking out…

Rossetts Commercials appointed sole UK distributor of the unique 6×6 Sprinter

Rossetts Commercials – Mercedes-Benz Van & Truck main dealers for Sussex & Surrey UK, has underlined its reputation as a leading supplier of off-road commercial vehicles by becoming the first dealership in Great Britain to offer the all wheel-drive Mercedes-Benz…

Herne Bay fire station opens up for a ‘Family Day’

Herne Bay firefighters will be opening their doors to the local community this weekend to give people the chance to get an insight into the life of a firefighter. The Herne Bay fire station ‘Family Day’ on Saturday 27 August…

New medical equipment and training for firefighters will save lives

Firefighters in Hampshire, UK are being given a higher level of medical training than ever before to help them save more lives at the scenes of incidents they attend. The introduction of the Immediate Emergency Care (IEC) project has seen…

Nottinghamshire businessman imprisoned for fire safety legislation breaches

A Nottinghamshire businessman was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday 4 March having pleaded guilty to breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Mr Gia Kamali, the responsible person at Mirch Massala restaurant, 4 Station Street, Mansfield Woodhouse, pleaded…

UK Government announces shake up of Fire Services

Fire Brigades will be told to cut costs as part of a major shake-up of the way they are run after Home Secretary Theresa May announced she was taking over responsibility for the service. The Home Secretary, who earlier pushed…

Storm Barney leaves Thousands without power after 85 mph winds

The UK was hit with winds peaking at 85 mph on Tuesday, before conditions calmed down overnight. Engineers worked through the night trying to restore power to home in Wales, the Midlands and in Southern and Eastern England. Rail services…

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service standardises on GIS software from Cadcorp

Having successfully rolled out a Cadcorp corporate GIS last year Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is now adding specialised desktop GIS software for resource planning and performance reporting. Tracy King, GIS Officer at ECFRS, describes the rapid progress this…

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