West Midlands Fire Service is developing 999eye as an interim step into the digital future, explains Matt Wroughton, Emergency Response, Technical and Operational Support Directorate, WMFS.
An increase in the use of lone workers by Dorset FRS in the UK drove the service to assess associated risks and examine technology that could reduce those risks. Jose Sanchez de Muniain spent a day with hydrant technicians and home safety advisors seeing at first hand why a solution was necessary.
The North Tonawanda Fire Department has replaced its existing exhaust removal system with the Plymovent award-winning Magnetic Grabber in all of its stations. Situated near the Niagra River and Erie Canal, the North Tonawanda Fire Department required an exhaust removal system that would withstand the harsh weather conditions of Western New York.
New solution for metal fires EXCLUSIVE
At a time when fires in recycling and waste management sites are forcing insurers to pull out of the sector, a new product aimed at extinguishing metal fires has been launched into the market. Jose Sanchez de Muniain speaks with the MD of Dupre Minerals, Andrew Baylay, to find out about Aqueous Vermiculite Dispersion, a new technology with key benefits over existing solutions.
Confined space rescue: big tips for handling small spaces
Jacob McAfee, Assistant Chief at the USAF Plant 42 Fire Department in Palmdale, California, USA, higlights the challenges confined space rescue responders face and how to tackle them.
Pumping ‘on the move’ with WS Darley
The Illinois-based designer, manufacturer and distributor of firefighting, defense and emergency services equipment tells Hemmingfire about the R-Evolution – a new pump controller that can be operated from anywhere in the world.
Greek Fire and Rescue Service purchase 105 thermal imaging cameras.
Manufacturer ISG Infrasys’ Greek partner wins tender to supply ISG E-Series E380 thermal imaging cameras.
University College London to undertake in-house life-safety risk assessments
UCL (University College London) has become the first academic institution to undertake in-house life safety fire risk assessments underpinned by third-party certification.
EU project seeks to drive innovation in crisis management for resilience
Demonstration programme DRIVER (DRiving InnoVation in crisis management for European Resilience) brings together 37 organisations from civil protection, emergency management, research and industry for jointly developing solutions for improved crisis management.
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