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#CMASummit21 Series: Critical Messaging – from Reality to the Future

Second partial conference in October 2021, Topic Industry The board of the Critical Messaging Association has decided on a series of half-day conferences on the specific issues of professional-security-related communication. On 28 October at 1pm CET the second exiting event…

Antarctic Fire Angels announce Radiocoms as their official communications partner

Radiocoms are delighted to announce that they will be sponsoring and supporting the Antarctic Fire Angels as they undertake their gruelling challenge to ski coast-to-coast across Antarctica. The Antarctic Fire Angels (AFA) was born at the Women in the Fire…

Wearside firefighter achieves distinction accolade as part of TWFRS apprenticeship programme

A Wearside-based firefighter has achieved the highest possible accolade at the end of her Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) apprenticeship. Firefighter Annabel Evans, aged 27, of Sunderland has gained distinction grades ‘across the board’ after completing the…

Mid and West Wales FRS launches Halloween and Bonfire Night safety campaign

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) has launched its Halloween and Bonfire Night safety campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the heightened risks at this time of year and to provide practical advice on celebrating safely.…

Gatwick Airport validates emergency plan with multi-agency exercise

Gatwick Airport recently took part in a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Re-Certification exercise to test the airport’s emergency plan. Focusing on an off-airfield aircraft accident next to a railway line, this was the first full scale, face-to-face multi-agency exercise to…

Pyroguard Infinity: the product of choice on exciting Irish regeneration project

With glass an ever-popular building material, Pyroguard has helped to combine contemporary aesthetics with fire safety and sympathetically blend the old with the new on an exciting regeneration project in Cork, Ireland. A dynamic regeneration project in Cork, Ireland, Horgan’s…

Radiocoms selected to modernise Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service radio communication systems

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has awarded a three-year contract to Radiocoms Systems Ltd for the deployment and support of a modern, mission-critical radio communication system, supporting their capital plan to drive forward change and innovation with the latest…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #40, FAA Fail, 15 October 2021 Congress had directed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to transition firefighting foam from Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) to fluorine-free foams through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2018. The FAA missed…

Largest burn survivor conference brings together survivors, first responders, families and medical professionals from around the world

Each year, over 486,000 burn injuries receive medical treatment in the US, due to recent medical advances, more than 96% of those treated in a burn centre will survive (American Burn Association). Understanding that survival is not enough, Phoenix Society…

Food on the Stove is changing the culture of health in Washington, D.C. firehouses

Food on the Stove is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization founded to promote healthy lifestyle management among firefighters. With programmes ranging from healthy cooking demonstrations to partnerships with local farms that supply food to firehouses, this firefighter-operated and focused organization…

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