Fire and rescue services across the UK could save millions in taxpayer cash by improving the way it sources and purchases firefighting clothing and equipment says research published by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has been crowned World Extrication Champions at the world’s biggest rescue challenge competition, the World Rescue Challenge 2014, held from October 9-11, at the Fire Service College, in Moreton-in-Marsh, UK.
Dr Thomas de Maizière, Minister of the Interior, has praised the commitment of the many volunteers working with Germany’s technical civil defense organisation, the voluntary fire service and other relief organisations. According to de Maizière, who is also serving as the patron of Interschutz 2015 in Hannover, approximately 1,7 million volunteers form the backbone of Germany’s civil protection services.
Sneak preview of F&R Q4: rapid intervention vs rapid extrication
Rapid intervention is a term that is often used when talking about extrication. In my experience, it seems to mean different things to different people and is often confused with rapid extrication (the rapid removal of a casualty from a vehicle for medical or safety reasons); something very different in my view, writes Ian Dunbar, rescue Consultant for Holmatro.
Warwickshire Fire & Rescue equips it frontline trucks with a new vehicle stabilisation system from Paratech
Following extensive trials, Warwickshire County Council's Fire and Rescue Service (UK) has become the first UK brigade to acquire the new Paratech ‘Supporter’ Vehicle Stabilisation System from Vimpex. Twenty-five sets were purchased allowing a pair of ‘Supporter’ struts to be carried on all front line vehicles.
Snozzles join New Jersey fire departments and add 'piercing' precision to firefighting operations
Elizabeth is New Jersey’s oldest city and home to and the state’s fourth largest population. As one might guess, the city has a lot to offer – and that includes many challenges presented to the Elizabeth Fire Department. The department has a very diverse protection district, entailing, among other features, portions of Newark International Airport (in joint response with the city of Newark and the Port Authority).
Can you hear it roaring? The new Rosenbauer Panther has been announced
Rosenbauer, the leading fire industry supplier, will bring a new generation of its Panther ARFF crash tender onto the market. The latest Panther 4x4 and 6x6 models will make their debut next year at the Interschutz Trade Fair in Hanover, while the launch of the PANTHER 8x8 version is planned for 2017.
City Technology stresses importance of gas sensing in ensuring worker safety at COS+H in China
Wilson Tan, Regional Business Leader of Honeywell Industrial Safety Sensors APAC, delivered a keynote speech at this year’s China Occupational Safety and Health exhibition (COS+H) to stress the importance of gas sensors in ensuring worker safety.
Modelling fire risk behaviours and attitudes to improve the identification of areas at risk of fire in the community
Groundbreaking research from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University will enable firefighters to examine community fire risk behaviour with a pioneering computational simulation programme.
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service takes on Ford Courier vans
The smallest vehicle in the Ford Transit range, the all-new Ford Transit Courier, has landed a new role with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS).
Swedish and UK CBRN specialists form partnership
CBRN Academy/Swedish Rescue Training Centre AB and Lutra Associates Limited form partnership offering strategy, doctrine and equipment advice and realistic training for CBRN, hazmat, civil and disaster relief.
Video image detection technology in action
CASE STUDY: Fike protects waste incinerator in Czech Republic’s capital from fire.
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