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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…

Home fire safety in lockdown

Residents can get quick home fire safety advice as more people are indoors and the risks are higher during the current lockdown. Cleveland Fire Brigade has an online Safer Homes check that you can take to ensure measures are in…

FDNY Fire Commissioner Nigro announces 5% decrease in fire deaths for 2020

Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro today announced the city had 63 civilian fire deaths in 2020, 5% fewer than in 2019, when 66 people lost their lives in fires. This marks the 15th consecutive year there have been fewer than…

40th anniversary of New Cross fire: Fire Brigades Union comment

On the 40th anniversary of a fire during a house party in New Cross, South East London, that killed 13 young black people, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has called the incident a ‘tragedy’ that takes on new relevance in…

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