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New Holmatro Stack Bags: for stable lifting over a greater height

When inflating the new 12 bar Holmatro Stack Bags the contact surface will stay flat. This allows for easy stacking of up to three bags. The compact HSB Stack Bags all have the same lifting height, so even in small…

The Fire Fighters Charity launches winter appeal amid surging demand for mental health support

The Fire Fighters Charity is today launching a winter fundraising appeal amid a growing need for mental health support across the UK’s fire services community. With one in five members of the fire service rating their mental health as poor…

Deployable kennel systems improve conditions for police, rescue and military working dogs

Specially constructed deployable dog kennels have been designed by G3 Systems Ltd to improve the living conditions for military and law-enforcement working dogs. Highly trained dogs are used to protect military bases and to detect arms, ammunition and explosives. Police…

HWFRS collects nearly £98k worth of recyclable clothing handed over by generous public – over 482 tonnes!

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service has collected over 482 tonnes of unwanted clothing in in its Fire Fighters Charity recycling banks – raising nearly 98k! This impressive result, donated by the generous public, is the quantity and value…

The first handheld sonar with artificial intelligence (AI) – available now in Europe

AQUAEYE by VodaSafe is an advanced underwater scanner that uses the latest sonar technology as well as artificial intelligence to identify human bodies underwater and in waters with poor visibility. This lightweight, portable underwater sonar device allows rescuers to quickly…

Regulations for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms will change to ensure greater protection for homes in England

Following a recent government consultation, the regulations for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in England are set to expand for both privately and socially rented homes. The amendments will seek to increase resident safety and bring more consistency to regulations…

New order highlights next generation of Ballyclare Xenon rescue jackets

A major new order has shone the spotlight on the latest evolution of Ballyclare’s Xenon firefighter rescue jackets. The order has been awarded by three fire and rescue services in the Yorkshire and Humberside region and covers the rescue jacket…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #45, PFAS and the Firefighter When PFAS are found in drinking water contaminated from Aqueous Film Forming Foams (AFFF), what happens? The chemicals are ‘persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic.’1 PFAS are very difficult and costly to remediate. Callie Lyons reported:…

Intersec 2022: visitor registration is now LIVE!

Register to visit the largest annual international platform for security, emergency services, safety and fire protection, where innovators, government agencies and end users unite to collaborate, share knowledge and prepare for future challenges. Hosting 1,000+ products and brands across six…

Happy birthday future firefighter

The family of a five-year-old boy who has spent three years battling two holes in the heart have thanked Tyneside fire crews – after they paid him a birthday visit. A crew from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service…

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