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Firefighters on the PFAS front

Firefighters have been on the front lines of firefighting foams containing PFAS chemicals for decades. Yet, they have not been informed and could still be unaware of PFAS toxicity issues. When the Foam Exposure Committee (FEC) began testing for total…

Hot new hood! FlamePro announces new particulate hood

FlamePro, a British manufacturing specialist of life-saving garments for firefighters, has developed a new particulate flash hood, which provides increased protection from cancer-causing particles whilst also being more comfortable than other hoods on the market. The hood has been designed…

Global Fire Equipment (GFE) solutions chosen for two luxury hotels in Brazil

Fire-detection solutions from Global Fire Equipment (GFE), a leading European-based fire-detection manufacturer, have been installed at two luxury holiday resorts in Brazil that are owned and operated by the Vila Galé hotel chain. Portuguese-based Vila Galé is the second largest…

Storm Christoph is on the way

Storm Christoph will bring heavy rain to parts of Cambridgeshire over the next few days, and severe weather warnings have been issued. Heavy rain and flooding is likely from today (Tuesday), and throughout Wednesday and Thursday. We’re encouraging everyone to…

Prefabricated brick slip soffit system to meet A1 fire rating regulations

It is the B.O.S.S. A1, a prefabricated brick slip soffit system, designed to be quickly and easily bolted to IG’s Welded Masonry Support (WMS) and meets a growing market need for improved fire safety on tall buildings. The prefabricated components…

The crucial role of digital radio communications in the firefighting industry

Across the country, Fire and Rescue Services continue to play a crucial role in mitigating the risk from fire and other emergencies, in parallel with the responsibility they take for the health, safety and welfare of their employees. As Fire…

Microsoft Stories podcast: episode 9 – Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service

In the ninth episode of the Microsoft Stories podcast, Chief Fire Officer Chris Davies QFSM, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS), discussed how MAWWFRS is using the latest technology to help its firefighters at incidents and in…

CMA successfully completes 2020

The Critical Messaging Association, a global association of stakeholders in alternative communications, has had a successful year. Success is defined primarily by the expansion of market access for member companies and increased recognition of specialized communications in times of particularly…

Oshkosh Airport Products introduces upgraded features on Oshkosh Striker ARFF Vehicle

Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC have announced that the company has introduced an upgraded Oshkosh Striker ARFF vehicle featuring an optimized cockpit, updated body styling and advanced mobility, speed and precision. Vehicle enhancements include a new ergonomic cockpit layout for an…

Fire Standards Board publish the first Fire Standards for England

The first four Fire Standards for fire and rescue services in England are to be published on www.firestandards.org on 16 February 2021. This is a monumental announcement, building  upon and driving professionalism within our sector. These initial Fire Standards have…

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