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Breakthrough technology for firefighter search and rescue now a reality from MSA Safety

Over the decades, milestones in firefighter safety technology have included the open-circuit breathing apparatus, flame-resistant fabrics, thermal-imaging cameras and Bluetooth communications. Today, global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated announced the availability of LUNAR, a new multi-purpose search and rescue…

ASFP launches passive fire protection e-learning platform

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has launched an innovative new e-learning platform in support of its acclaimed Foundation in Passive Fire Protection. Featuring high-quality adaptive learning techniques, supported by ASFP technical expertise and training capability, the new platform…

Perimeter Solutions partners with 10 Tanker Air Carrier to fight Mexico wildfires

Perimeter Solutions partnered with 10 Tanker Air Carrier, a world leader in aerial firefighting, to set up operations in Laredo, Texas to provide support to agencies in Mexico that work to extinguish and prevent the spread of active wildfires. Through…

Redtronic launches the brand-new Star-M1 R65 Directional

Redtronic are a UK manufacturer that specialise in designing vehicle warning and safety solutions for emergency and safety services. Today, Redtronic have launched the brand-new Star-M1 R65 Covert LED Directional, which is an industry first! The Star-M1 is an extremely…

Devon and Somerset on-call firefighters make history

This week (12 April), six on-call firefighters from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service made history when they completed the End Point Assessment of the operational firefighter apprenticeship. This is a national first – it is usually only wholetime…

A major new report evaluates Fire Extinguishers in the UK

A major new report has been published that considers the role of a fire extinguisher in human terms, identifying the gap between policy assumptions and the evidence from real fires. It examines the implications arising from this and makes a…

The first ever Silvflame Event 2022

Silvflame Emergency Services and Industry Show 202220–21 July 2022Day 1: 9:00am to 5:00pmDay 2: 9:00am to 4:00pmRegistration opens at 8:30amAt The Fire Service College Moreton-In-Marsh Silvflame Ltd will be unveiling our new wildfire protection system with a live demonstration. There…

Foam Exposure Committee Bulletin #18: Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) is not ‘safe as soap’

The fire service has always been told that AFFF is as ‘safe as soap’ to use in their communities and for their firefighters. It is actually not. This is now evidenced by nationwide PFAS water-contamination issues. AFFF should not hit…

FLIR Systems launches radiometric version of Boson thermal-imaging camera module

The Boson camera core represents the best in FLIR high-performance uncooled thermal-imaging technology within a small, lightweight and low-power package, and now FLIR partners and customers will have the option to purchase radiometric versions that can capture the temperature data…

Super vac launches new website redesign to showcase full line of ventilation equipment

Super Vac, one of the leading manufacturers in fire ventilation equipment, has redesigned its website, supervac.com, to better promote its full line-up of ventilation equipment for firefighting and industrial applications. With dual product lines and the largest breadth of ventilation…

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