Special Report

A lightweight particulate barrier hood that offers breathability, protection and comfort.
Cancer – the current epidemic in the fire service

More firefighters have been diagnosed with cancer in the last two years than in the…

Bespoke requirements for a complex city – Comuna 13 District in Medellin Colombia.
Firetreks – the journey so far

Five months into my journey and I have explored three wonderfully unique countries in South…

Trainees practice working at height in rescue scenario.
Recruitment drive sees hike in female firefighters

This is the next generation of firefighters who will be keeping the communities of Hampshire…

The fire at the un-sprinklered Gardman warehouse resulted in a £20 million loss.
Fire safety in the commercial sector

Fire can ruin a business and change things in an instant. According to a recent…

M1 SCBA System from MSA Safety.
The evolution of SCBA – How innovation is improving safety

The biggest barrier to firefighter safety is undoubtedly smoke. The need to provide crews with…

The tragic incident at Grenfell proved inadequacies in the understanding of the certification process and approvals.
Grenfell: Has anything changed?

Approved Document B is the core fire-safety document underpinning our industry. Its full name is…

FireTreks – knowledge sharing with the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE)

For any industry, data and how we harness, process and share it is key to…

Darvaza gas crater in Turkmenistan known locally as the ‘Door to hell’ – it’s claimed that the crater was set alight to burn off the poisonous gasses in a ‘few days’ back in 1971.
FireTreks – the journey starts now

FireTreks was created to start a journey. Rainforests, deserts, volcanos, ice fields, salt flats, mountains,…

With a lookalike Greyfriars Bobby, pictured at the former Museum of Fire at Lauriston during the commemoration of the dog's death.
Veteran firefighter reflects on incredible 50-year career

When Dave Farries began his career as a firefighter, the Vietnam War was still raging,…

Queen Mary visits the factory in 1943.
Bristol Uniforms past and present

Today, Bristol Uniforms is a global leader in the design and manufacture of PPE for…

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