The UK government plans a full-scale review into building regulations for the autumn and launches a new consultation. 

A fire that gutted two crude oil tanks in Terengganu, Malaysia has been extinguished.

A major airport in the UAE has placed an order for 25 ARFF vehicles.

Germany’s highest court of law finds German fire service liable for AFFF used at incident and dismisses claim of public-office immunity.

On 19 and 20 September 2018, international specialists in the field of compressed air foam will come together at the International Compressed Air Foam Symposium (iCAFS) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

VIDEO Watch the dramatic rescue of three construction workers working underneath the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Prince George’s County, Maryland, following a fatal crash.

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The frequent presence of pets at the scene of road accidents and house fires in his home state of Colorado prompted firefighter Michael Davis to develop a training programme for small animal pre-veterinary care for first responders.

Firefighting equipment manufacturer Rosenbauer has recently opened a brand new helmet assembly line in Linz-Pichling in Austria.

New minimum risk levels for PFAS expected to have major impact on firefighting-foam-contaminated facilities across the US.

The Fire Service College has been pioneering hydration and cooling techniques by providing firefighters with ice cubes.

Dermal absorption of toxic chemicals on PPE is elevating firefighters’ risk of developing cancer, according to a new study from the University of Central Lancashire in the UK. But what can be done to minimise this risk? Lotte Debell looks at research and initiatives from around the world and the challenges faced by fire services in getting to grips with the cancer threat.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Holmatro's new 12 bar lifting bag system has been designed for safe and controlled lifting of heavy objects. 

Airbus presented a refined Virtual Reality application for public safety users at Critical Communications World 2018, held in Berlin from 15-17 May.

Tropos Technologies has rebranded as Tropos Motors as it transitions from distributor to manufacturer of low-cost electric vehicles and trucks.

The first trial of a European project kicks off this week aiming to increase resilience and to drive innovation in crisis management,write João Dias, Rob Munro and Marion Bonlieu.

A training course in drone piloting aimed at public safety personnel has been launched by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service.

Government announces it will fully fund unsafe cladding removal in social housing; fire doors also in the limelight.

AT-Stinger appliance successfully completes twelve-month trial with Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service.

A smoke simulation feature has been developed for 360-degree imaging software to aid training, emergency planning and incident management.

New line of safety webbing and tapes suited for fire, law enforcement, industrial, military and commercial fall protection has been launched.

A UK government review into rules that require carbon monoxide alarms to be fitted in homes across England has been announced by housing Minister Dominic Raab.

A new competition for all firefighters in Europe has been launched. Firefighters can now compete to be crowned ‘Buddy of the Year’ in the 2018 Buddy Awards.  

Days of extensive clean-up operations have contained 90% of a massive oil spill in Balikpapan, Indonesia.

An oil tank storage fire on Pulau Busing off the southwest coast of Singapore resulted in a six-hour multi-agency operation led by the Singapore Civil Defence Force.

Manufacture of the props for South Korea’s groundbreaking emergency training centre begins this month.

A Canadian University has released a study which strongly recommends the creation of a firefighter wellness surveillance system to help address soaring cancer rates and other key firefighter health risks.

Washington becomes first state in the US to ban fire-fighting foams containing PFASs.

The rapid development of data-driven technologies has the potential to transform the emergency services' critical decision making and improve both safety and operational performance, write Ian Greatbatch and Iain Houseman.

Dräger now offers a new series of personal single-gas monitors called Pac 6000, 6500, 8000 and 8500.

Decontex is a liquid COdecontamination concept for PPE that could significantly reduce firefighters' occupational exposure to cancer-causing chemicals. MD Tommy Verminck tells Ann-Marie Knegt why he believes the system could save thousands of lives.

Fraport and Rosenbauer have developed a new, data-based security system for emergency vehicles at airports, called MSEO (Mobile Services Operational Resource Tracking).

Magirus has launched a compact emergency vehicle designed especially for urban environments.

A new partnership has led to a national database of volunteers for post-disaster response in the US.

New research by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has given rise to fresh calls for the UK government to regulate firefighters’ exposure to toxic gases in order to protect them from developing cancer as a result of their occupation.

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DQE, based in Indianapolis, has launched a line of personal protection kits to protect responders from the dangers of ingesting or inhaling opioid substances.

An extension to San Francisco’s emergency fire suppression system has moved one step closer to completion with the selection of a final design for a new high-pressure auxiliary water network.

An adsorbent media that selectively captures and removes micropollutants such as perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) from wastewater has received a £1.24 million (US$1.72 million) grant to accelerate its pilot phase.

If the Bill passes both chambers of the legislature, Washington would become the first US state to restrict the sale of fire-fighting foams with PFAS.

The world’s highest turntable ladder has gone into service with Seoul City Fire Department.

All fire engines in Shropshire, UK, will now be stocked with pet-sized oxygen masks following a successful campaign to improve the survival of animals that have inhaled smoke in house fires.

A new fire hydrant features an extra port for non-fire related applications.

The ban comes into effect from 30 January following the amendment of the Environment Protection (Water Quality) Policy 2015 under the Environment Protection Act 1993. 

A hook lift foam tender from Trigen Automotive has just been delivered to Changi Airport in Singapore.

NFPA fast tracks a new standard as a result of a rise in active shooter and hostile events

Armstrong has introduced a new line of fire pumps at this year's Intersec in Dubai.

Holmatro launches its next generation of Evo 3 cordless rescue tools with battery-powered cutters, spreaders, combi tools and rams.

Stewart McMillan from Task Force Tips, one of the pioneers of the modern firefighting nozzle, candidly discusses the state of nozzle technology and the opportunities and barriers for design in the coming years. Rick Markley reports.

Fire brigades in Switzerland are now able to train with XVR Simulation as a result of a new hybrid training concept on a bus.

Tees-based organisation announces multi-million-pound agreement to protect the new Sirius Minerals Mine project in North Yorkshire, UK.

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