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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service assists stranded M80 motorists

Firefighters overcame challenging conditions to provide food, water, blankets and comfort to hundreds of drivers stranded overnight on the M80.

They accessed Scottish Fire and Rescue Service supplies and also bought hundreds of pounds worth of food and water from supermarkets.

And they transported the vital supplies in SFRS 4×4 vehicles to the motorway which had been heavily impacted by snow, stranding motorists.

The crews also provided comfort and safety advice throughout the night.

Bristol Uniforms opens central cutting unit

The Mayor of Yate presided over the official opening on Monday of Bristol Uniforms’ new Central Cutting Unit in Waverley Road. The company, a leading designer and manufacturer of protective clothing and equipment for firefighters across the globe, has taken…

TFT Introduces 25mm G-Force Nozzle

A Completely Customizable Nozzle Platform Valparaiso, IN: Task Force Tips introduced today a 25mm version of its popular G-Force nozzle. The G-Force line of high quality, economical family of firefighting nozzles are based upon a customizable global platform design of…

UL opens fire safety laboratory in Europe

On February 27th, 2018, the international testing and certification company, UL, opened a brand new fire safety laboratory in Europe, in the city of Rosenheim. The almost 3,000 sqm laboratory specializes in reaction to fire, fire resistance and smoke protection…

Lucky escape for woman who entered frozen lake to save dogs

‘Don’t try to be a hero during the cold weather’ – that’s the advice of 44-year-old Dani Michaels, who dialled 999 after her friend Jenny entered a frozen lake in Ashford, in an attempt to save their dogs. The friends…

ISTSS – Tunnel Safety and Security

14th – 16th March 2018 Tunnels are an increasingly important part of the infrastructure network. They, however, create challenges for traffic and emergency management, fire safety and security against attacks or sabotage. The 8th International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and…

Firefighters of the future: How wearable technology could save lives

Advances in technology are impacting on the way many industries operate and this is especially true for hazardous sectors such as fire. Here, Rebecca Woodhead, Product Manager EN SCBA, EMEA at Scott Safety discusses the trend for wearable technology and…

Why I joined Richfords – Austin Curran

Founded by Steven Richford in 1977, Richfords Fire and Flood has always had responsiveness at the heart of the business. From the very beginning, we have built our reputation around responding to the needs of our customers. They are at…

Employment Opportunity – Ex Fire Service Personnel

Richfords Fire and Flood have announced today that they will be launching a recruitment campaign in the South of England for ex Fire Services personnel. Spread across their three depots in Redruth, Tiverton and Bracknell, Richfords have been helping to…

UK Fire magazine website is now live!

MDM Publishing Ltd (MDM) is delighted to announce the launch of its fifth fire title, UK Fire. The first issue will be published in May 2018 with a circulation of 6,500 fire industry professionals from the fire protection, firefighting and…

UK Fire is a quarterly journal specific to the UK Fire market dedicated to both fire protection and firefighting. The editorial features are written by industry experts and comprise a unique blend focussing on the latest technology, training methods and equipment as well as highlighting sector specific issues from around the region. Regular product and company profiles, events updates and news make UK Fire the first choice read for fire protection and firefighting professionals.

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