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UK Firefighter Continues US Bond

Firefighter Freddie Martin of Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service in the UK followed in his father footsteps 20 years after he had worked with the Plano Fire Department in Texas, USA. Freddie is a full-time Control Operator in the Cornwall…

Fire and Rescue Service Deliver Vital Motorcycle Safety Skills The ‘Biker Down’ Programme

The Road Safety Team at Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service has been successfully delivering free ‘Biker Down’ workshops across the two counties since 2015. During this time 501 motorcyclists have completed the workshops. Each workshop is split into…

Three Assessors Appointed to Grenfell Inquiry

Chairman of the Grenfell Inquiry,  Sir Martin Moore-Bick, has appointed Professor David Nethercot, Joe Montgomery and Joyce Redfearn and to assist with the Grenfell Tower inquiry. The role of assessors includes: Taking part in Inquiry proceedings as requested by the Chairman…

Patol Adds Thermal Imaging to its Fire Detection Offering for Waste Recycling

  Industrial fire detection specialist Patol has extended its capabilities in protecting recycling plants and waste processing facilities from a fire with the announcement that the company is now offering thermal infrared cameras, ideally suited for internal waste reception and…

London’s ‘Big Ben’ Protected by Bull Products During Major Restoration Project

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, has won a major contract to supply its renowned Cygnus alarm systems during the £61 million restoration project for Big Ben. Having already supplied more than 30 of its Cygnus alarm systems,…

MSA Introduce a New Layer of Safety for their SCBA’s – the MSA SLS

A new integrated monitoring unit, SingleLine SCOUT (SLS) combines the advantages of MSA’s unique SL hose-in-hose technology with an easy to use personal alert safety system (PASS). It can be easily mounted to any MSA AirGo or AirMaXX SCBA with…

International Celebrities, Diplomats and Adventurers to Deliver Fire Appliances to Kathmandu, Nepal

The Challenge To deliver much-needed firefighting vehicles to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. International celebrities, diplomats and adventurers are joining forces to drive American fire engines across the Himalayas to Kathmandu and donate them to the local fire department,…

London’s Firefighter – A History of Honour in Print

London’s Firefighters is a wonderfully readable, lavishly illustrated anthology of articles, fiction and verse about the London Fire Brigade, most of it gathered from the Brigade’s house magazines London Fireman (1966-82) and London Firefighter (1982-2005). The book’s editor David C.…

Newly-released book highlights the need for leadership and management of Fire Service to be revamped to cope with modern-day disasters

A highly anticipated book charting the modern history of the Fire Service from 1997 to 2015 has been published, authored by Peter Murphy and Kirsten Greenhalgh from Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham. The book, Fire and Rescue…

Launch of Fundraising Appeal for London Fire Brigade Aerial Appliances

At a launch ceremony on Thursday in London’s Freemasons Hall, Sir Michael Snyder, the Metropolitan Grand Master presented the first instalment of a £2.5 million funding pledge from London Freemasons to Steve Apter, London Fire Brigade Director of Safety and…

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