Williams Fire & Hazard Control will once again be hosting its Xtreme Industrial Fire & Hazard Training School on 25 – 29 September 2016, at the Gesip Fire Training Facility in Northern France. Attendees of the five-day course will benefit from the combined experience of Williams’ renowned rapid response team, who have successfully fought over 200 of the industry’s most threatening flammable liquid fires during the last 34 years.
Industrial and public safety practitioners from Hong Kong, France, Slovakia, Falkland Islands and Greece came together in April for practical fire-fighting foam training. SEE VIDEO
In this issue of Fire and Rescue you can read all about how allied forces in the Horn of Africa are training local firefighters and Coastguard. We report on the second part of the Airport Fire Officers Conference, and highlight a new way of thinking for incident commanders.
Charles McGill made an MBE after 50 years of protecting community
A man who is like a grandfather to many at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is being made an MBE as he marks 50 years as an operational firefighter.
London Fire Brigade adopts Magirus Team cab
Babcock International Group (Babcock), responsible for all fleet management for the London Fire Brigade, has now specified and ordered 53 fire engines via Emergency One UK (E1), the Scottish firefighting technology equipment manufacturer. The Magirus Team Cab will be integrated into all of them.
Sierra Wireless launches new high-speed vehicle networking solution for emergency services
Sierra Wireless has announced availability of the Airlink MP70, an LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) vehicle router for mission critical applications in public safety (police, fire, ambulance), public transportation and field services. Today’s mobile workforce needs to connect more technology in and around their vehicles to enhance safety and responsiveness.
Creativity is in the air! Time for Peli Photo Contest 2016
Peli Products, global manufacturer of tough protector cases and advanced lighting systems, has announced its yearly International Photo Contest for professional and amateur photographers.
Exercise Unified Response teaches valuable training lessons to fire and rescue services
Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service took part in Exercise Unified Response, the biggest emergency exercise ever staged in London, and which was hosted by London Fire Brigade. The exercise was created to test London's emergency services capability in working effectively together, as well as with other key agencies.
Rosenbauer launches Efficient Technology firefighting vehicle range
Rosenbauer has launched a new vehicle concept called Efficient Technology, or ET for short. The new range brings European fire industry technology to worldwide markets. The ET series is based on lightweight aluminium structural design and can be ordered by fire services in configurations that match their technical demands and operational tactics.
Oxfordshire FRS cyclists ride 1006 miles for Fire Fighters Charity
A group of dedicated fire personnel recently undertook a grueling cycle ride to raise funds for charity. Riding, from John O’Groats to Land’s End, they were wearing special cycling ‘fire suits’ which were sponsored by Ballyclare, the 18-strong team of riders from the Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service completed a 1,006-mile trek in just 14 days.
Fiskville final report published
Firefighters that have trained at Australia’s Fiskville CFA Training College are entitled to redress after being exposed to chemicals that can cause cancer, a Victorian parliamentary committee has found. SEE VIDEO
New chief financial officer for Angus International Safety Group
Angus International Safety Group has appointed Ashley Brown to the position of chief financial officer, reporting directly to the group’s CEO Paul Williams.
NFPA’s Firefighter Fatalities report shows a decline in on-duty firefighter deaths in 2015
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released its annual U S Firefighter Fatalities report, which showed that a total of 68 firefighters died while on duty in the United States in 2015. This represents the fourth time in the past five years that the total number of deaths has been below 70. The number of deaths of volunteer firefighters was the second lowest total ever reported, with 32 deaths.
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Spectrex Inc. is a world leader in optical flame and combustible gas detection, with over 30 years experience in providing solution for the protection of high-risk onshore and offshore oil & gas, chemical and petrochemical sites, including protection of storage tanks, filling operations, aircraft hangars, atria and many other areas where hydrocarbons fires are a concern.
Holmatro Rescue Equipment develops, manufactures, sells and services high-pressure hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical rescue equipment. With a comprehensive dealer network on all continents, manufacturing plants in the Netherlands (head office) and USA, and sales offices in China and UK, we supply our products and services to fire and rescue organizations all over the world.
Solberg is the one-stop resource for firefighting foam concentrates and custom-designed foam suppression systems hardware. With our unique offering of environmentally sustainable fluorosurfactant and fluoropolymer-free foam concentrates, and traditional firefighting foam concentrates, Solberg leads the industry in firefighting foam innovation.
Dr Sthamer – Hamburg, has been developing and manufacturing state-of-the art firefighting foams since the 1920’s. Having been founded in 1886 by Dr Richard Sthamer, we are still proudly owned and managed by the Sthamer family. Our base is still at the original site where we started in, on the banks of the Bille River in Hamburg Germany.
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