Glenn Askew will focus on reform and modernisation with the aim of providing the most efficient and effective fire and rescue service possible to the communities of Devon and Somerset in the UK.

 Former IAFC president and Oklahoma City Chief G Keith Bryant has been appointed as US fire administrator on May 18.

The UK must not fall out of step with Europe as regards standards – the cost to industry would be too high, writes Chris Hall of Siderise.

The scandal of the contamination of Oakey Army Aviation Centre in Queensland, Australia has attracted activist Erin Brockovich as local residents prepare to launch a class-action lawsuit. Lotte Debell reports.

Fire & Rescue magazine editor supports firefighting charity in challenging international cycle ride.

From October this year landlords will be required by law to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties.

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE: In November 2014 London-based SIV Fire Protection received a coveted IFSEC Fire & Security Excellence Award for Passive Fire Protection Project of the Year. Jose Sanchez spoke with MD Stan Ivanchev to find out more about a company whose list of prestigious projects includes railway and underground stations, hospitals, embassies, shopping centres, and schools – and the company has ambitions for international expansion. 

INDUSTRY INTERVIEW After a long career in senior management for some of the world’s largest fire multinationals David Adkins embarked on a new venture two years ago as MD of UK-based Firetec Systems (FSL). During Intersec Dubai he spoke with Jose Sanchez de Muniain about the challenges of expanding into the Middle East.

Lübeck-based company marks 125 years with special anniversary event.

Long serving and highly respected MFB Assistant Chief Fire Officer Paul Riley passed away on the morning of 15 October 2014.

Pledge by the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne to be funded by LIBOR* fines.

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) has installed Chief G. Keith Bryant, fire chief of Oklahoma City (Okla.) Fire Department, as president and chairman of the board for 2014-2015. He was sworn in at the general session of Fire-Rescue International (FRI) in Dallas.

Bryan Rambo brings over 30 years of experience in fire fighting foam concentrates and flammable liquid fire protection with fluorochemicals.

John Boyer joins Solberg from Tyco Fire Protection Products were he most recently held the position of Regional Sales Manager, Southeast Asia and Mongolia.

David Plant becomes Sales Development Manager to develop the areas of aviation, oil storage and local authority/civil defence.

It is with the great sadness that we have learnt of the sudden death on 14th January 2014 of the eminent fire scientist, Dr Philip Humphrey Thomas, aged 87.

Fireblast Global, a supplier of fire training simulators, has announced the appointment Jörg Winkler, to the role of Sales Director, Europe.

Dr Kletz pioneered the concept of safer technology and processes.

Consequences of explosion and fire exacerbated by blocked exits – ‘unacceptable for any business, especially one handling hazardous materials and chemicals daily’.

Man converts Robin Reliant into working fire engine, complete with water hoses, ladder and sirens.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue (HFRS) finds success in educating young people and adults in responding to climate change incidents.

New operation aims to encourage greater use of its fire detection and addressable emergency lighting systems.

CSB Chair Moure-Eraso expresses frustration during nationwide meeting of International Code Council.

Dianne Hall is a Masters student in the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science at San Jose State University in California.

Two accomplished, experienced students are the latest recipients of scholarships from the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF).  Dianne Hall, a California graduate student, and Rachel Carter, a PhD candidate in Victoria, Australia are the 2012 recipients. 

Warren Rees has been appointed by leading fire detection product manufacturer Apollo Fire Detectors as the new Managing Director with regional responsibility for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

New office in Singapore to be headed by Adrian Low.

London Fire Brigade’s Dany Cotton has confirmed her position as the UK’s highest-ranking operational woman firefighter following her appointment to the role of Assistant Commissioner of the Brigade’s 7,000-strong workforce. 

HRH The Countess Of Wessex arriving at Wokingham fire station

During the tour, The Countess met firefighters carrying out equipment checks in the appliance bay, talked to junior officers about their roles in the Watch Room and watched other crew members taking part in a professional training session. 

A leader in industrial and explosion protection safety solutions recently hosted a group of scouts for fire and explosion safety demonstrations.

Dr Ahmed Allam has joined Kingfell as a principal fire engineer.

To support growing demand for its core firefighting technology, PyroLance LLC has hired Jim Weigle as Senior VP Business Development. In his new role, Mr. Weigle will head up sales and lead the expansion of the company’s domestic and international distribution network.

Group Manager Peter Crook is delighted to have been awarded the Queen's Fire Service Medal in the New Year’s Honours list, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to international search and rescue during his 32 year career with Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Adding a new dimension to a Mt Kilimanjaro climb, Station Commander Martin Lown of Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (UK) completed the 5895 metre (AMSL) task in seven days whilst wearing fire kit and breathing apparatus. 

London Fire Brigade and the Firefighters Memorial Trust marked the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks last weekend.

London Fire Brigade is offering Kate Winslet the opportunity to train with firefighters after she bravely rescued Richard Branson’s mother from a fire on his multi-million pound luxury holiday island.

Mike Ophield takes over from Warren Rees who retires at the end of September 2011.

Kermel S.A.S has appointed Jean Fournier as its managing director. with effect from June 6th 201. A university graduate and Doctor of Physics, he has joined KERMEL from his previous role as Managing Director France for Metalor

Firecom, a manufacturer of rugged and reliable team communication solutions for first responders, has announced the appointment of Reed Stager as executive vice president, with responsibility for all division operations.

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