Special Report

The firewomen of Popayán Colombia.
FireTreks – the final chapter

FireTreks has not only provided 10 months of pure adventure but a new outlook on…

MSA G1 Mask with C1 Headset – part of the future-proofed M1 SCBA solution.
Amplified role of SCBA to maximise firefighters’ safety and well-being

These days the Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) is a key piece of personal protection equipment…

NOG underpins operational training.
The role of operational guidance in fire and rescue service improvement

In this welcome update from the National Fire Chiefs Council, we look at how fire…

Give consumers information and you give them the power to drive improvement.
All-consuming fire safety

As part 2 of the Grenfell Tower Public Enquiry gets underway, many members of the…

On the 11 March 2018, a fire broke out at this BREEAM Very Good warehouse. Construction work had only been completed a matter of months beforehand.Despite being more than 40,000m2 in size the building did not have sprinklers.
Are we asking the right questions when it comes to fire risk?

A recent study1 carried out by the Business Sprinkler Alliance confirmed that the uptake of…

The importance of fire extinguishers in hotels

Fire poses a risk in every setting in every industry. However, it’s an even more…

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…

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