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Foam Exposure Committee: the never-ending problems of Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF)

A total of 2,337 sites in the US have been identified with PFAS contamination. Testing will reveal far more.1 There are 704 military sites in the US that contain PFAS, ‘a number that continues to rise’.2 Fire departments and military…

Edwards announces strategic agreement with ADRF to resell Emergency Responder Communication Enhancement Systems

Edwards has announced a strategic agreement with ADRF, a leading provider of in-building distributed antenna systems (DAS) and repeaters for public safety and commercial radio frequencies, to provide Edwards’ customers with mission-critical, Emergency Radio Communication Enhancement Systems (ERCES) for first…

County Durham and Darlington FRS is the latest to deploy the new FireWatch Mobile App

Infographics today revealed that County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS) is the latest UK FRS to roll out the new cross-platform FireWatch Mobile app. The announcement follows on from other fire and rescue services recently confirming their…

FlamePro wins major Capita tender to provide PPE for Ministry of Defence over next 10 years

FlamePro, a British manufacturing specialist of life-saving garments for firefighters, has been awarded a £4m contract by Capita to provide its firefighting PPE for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) across the next decade. The competitive tender, part of Capita’s contract…

Cradlepoint sets 5G bar again with new R1900 Ruggedised Router for vehicles

Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-delivered LTE and 5G wireless network edge solutions, today announced its new R1900 Ruggedised 5G Edge Router, powered by a Cradlepoint NetCloud subscription service that includes cloud-delivered software, endpoints, training and support. The R1900 router…

New ANSUL Restaurant Electric Detection (RED) technology advances kitchen fire protection

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings and architect of OpenBlue connected solutions, introduces ANSUL Restaurant Electric Detection (RED) technology. The technology delivers next-generation commercial kitchen fire protection with industry-leading centralized monitoring and real-time status of…

Ain’t no mountain high enough – Craig to take on highest UK peaks for charity

A Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service worker will try and scale six of the highest mountains in the British Isles in just four days for The Fire Fighters Charity. Craig Smith is taking on the 5+1 Peaks Challenge after his…

Another huge fire at a self-storage warehouse: why are these buildings unprotected?

A fire that destroyed hundreds of rented units at a three-storey self-storage warehouse in Manchester has once again brought into sharp focus the wider impact of fire and the vulnerability of unsprinklered buildings. About 125 firefighters and 25 fire engines…

Zico expands sure-grip tool mount line-up

Ziamatic Corp. (Zico), an international leader in tool-mounting solutions, has announced an exciting new addition to their popular SURE-GRIP line of multipurpose mounts – the SURE-GRIP XL. Models SG-VM-XL and SG-VM-XLS are a bigger, better, faster and stronger way to…

Mayor De Blasio and Fire Commissioner Nigro preside at Medal Day Ceremony

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro oversaw the FDNY Medal Day Ceremony on Wednesday, 14 April at 11am at Pier 17 – South Street Seaport in Manhattan. At the ceremony, awards were presented to FDNY Firefighters,…

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