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Dying 2 Drive well under way, teaching young people vital road safety lessons

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service’s popular road safety event Dying 2 Drive is now well underway, teaching young people vital road safety lessons again this autumn. The roadshow is being delivered at four locations across the service area:…

Success on a life-changing course

An aspiring firefighter who was at a career crossroads has praised a fire-service-led course for putting his life back on track. For Nathan McVeigh, white water rafting and giving back to the community were two things that didn’t usually go…

Plumis named as QBE AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge finalist

Plumis has been announced as one of ten finalists in the QBE AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge, a virtual accelerator programme for the world’s foremost urban technology start-ups.  The innovative fire-engineering company was selected from over 550 entrants spanning 70 countries in…

Survitec unveils new military-grade inflatable fast rescue boat for emergency services and first responders

Global Survival Technology leader Survitec has introduced a new lightweight design inflatable rescue boat capable of rapid single-point inflation to meet the unique demands of waterborne search and rescue operations by the emergency services. The Survitec 420 GP/GPM FR (Fast…

We’re ready. Are you?

More details have been announced about the UKRO Festival of Rescue in Birmingham, where hundreds of firefighters will compete in front of the public across two jam-packed days of action. This year’s festival is being hosted by West Midlands Fire…

HOT 2022: a thought leadership event for high-rise operational tactics

This October, the Capita-owned Fire Service College, together with event sponsor Elkhart Brass, will host HOT, a specialist thought leadership event focused on high-rise firefighting. The first of its kind, HOT is a two-day event on 21 and 22 October…

Fischer Panda UK reveals expanded product range at Emergency Services Show 2022

Hybrid power solutions supplier Fischer Panda UK demonstrated its expansion as an industry-leading integrated systems partner at this year’s Emergency Services Show. Forming its strategy to grow its presence in the commercial vehicle market, Fischer Panda UK showcased its range…

Hochiki Italia products chosen for prestigious winery fire-safety update

In the heart of Franciacorta, at the top of the hill overlooking Bornato, sits the historic headquarters of the Società Agricola Monte Rossa srl. Owned by the Rabotti family since 1972, the winery is famous for its fine wines that…

Cornwall fire service control operation to be scrapped

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service is set to scrap its entire control operation on money-saving grounds, in a move first revealed to fire control and officials on 14 September. Firefighter control staff handle calls from the public, provide safety guidance…

Why compartmentation testing is overlooked and undervalued in fire safety – but is its key 

Compartmentation is related to firestopping in walls and floors, to reduce the spread of fire, and often to room integrity testing, to ensure that a room is sufficiently sealed, to hold in the gaseous extinguishing agent once it’s been actuated.…

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