Four-year-old praised for raising alarm after fire starts at Fife family home

A four-year-old girl who raised the alarm after spotting a potentially devastating fire at her family home in Fife has been praised for her “brave and instinctive” actions. Hollie Aitken was at…

New strategic alliance between LHD Group and Vimpex

An exciting new strategic partnership between LHD Group and Vimpex is announced, bringing together one of Europe’s leading PPE personal protective apparel manufacturers and the UK’s leading specialist supplier of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & Rescue Equipment to form a new powerful alliance that will deliver the highest levels…

South Australian bushfire mapping deployed to Californian hotspots

New real-time bushfire mapping technology created in South Australia is being deployed to California and Canada. New real-time aerial mapping used to help the Australian Army in the devastating South Australian bushfires is being deployed to support the Californian fire…

Kinesis Vehicle Tracking Sets Customer Service Alight for Ignus Fire Services

Ignus Fire Services has deployed the latest vehicle telematics technology to live track its mobile engineers. The system from Kinesis allows jobs to be allocated as they come in for the dynamic scheduling of resources which is helping to improve response times and operational efficiency. Traffic updates and live Estimated…

Aussie Ultralites to the Rescue

With the summer of 2019-20 looking like the worst fire season in living memory, Aussie Pumps has pulled out all stops to dramatically increase production as home owners on the “URBAN-INTERFACE” gear up to protect their lives and properties. One…

Firefighters warn people to “vape safe” after man badly burnt by exploding e-cig

A man was badly burnt and left with scars on his leg after a vape exploded in his pocket when it came into contact with his keys. Fortunately for contractor Richard Bingham, he was at Whittington Hospital in Upper Holloway…

Dubai Civil Defence – Fire Safety Forum

The Fire Safety Forum UAE is held annually by the General Command of Civil Defence to recognize achievements and trends in the firefighting, building and fire protection industries. Under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Interior and under the…

Education sector must question if existing emergency lighting systems are ‘fit for purpose’ – says Abtec BT

A leading provider of building management services is urging facilities and building managers with responsibility for educational establishments to ensure their emergency lighting systems are ‘fit for purpose’ – following a spate of high-profile incidents.   The call for action…

Discounts for NHS & Emergency Service Workers at Selected Bars & Restaurants This Valentines

People working in the emergency services, NHS, social care and armed forces, will be able to spoil their loved ones this February, with access to over 40 special discounts at food and drink establishments up and down the UK –…

New Firefighter’s Birthday Kitten Rescue

Firefighter Jessica New celebrated her 21st birthday by rescuing a kitten from a house fire in Wembley. Jessica has been a firefighter for just two months and the blaze on Page Avenue was the first house fire she has attended and…

Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) reflects upon 2019 as one of its most successful years

Tamworth-based trade association, the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF), is reflecting on what has been one of its most successful years to date.  In 2015, the pro-active federation had under 300 members on its books, but the past five years…

On The Run: Firefighters create ENGINE-ous costume for marathon fundraiser

A group of Hampshire firefighters who are going to run the Virgin London Marathon has come up with an ENGINE-ous costume. The On The Run team will be taking on the gruelling route, stretching more than 26 miles, in aid…

YPO launches first public sector drones framework

YPO launches Drone and Associated Products and Services framework for public sector YPO, one of the UK’s largest public sector buying organisations, has announced the launch of its new Drones and Associated Products and Services framework for the emergency service…

Timeless classics with a unique fire service heritage

William Wood Watches is a sustainable British watch brand that upcycles UK fire fighting material into their watches. The brand is named after the founder’s, Jonny Garrett’s grandfather, William Wood, who served in the British Fire Service for over 25…

New CPD Webinar to raise awareness on the benefits of Multi-Sensor technology

Leading life safety manufacturer, Hochiki Europe, is set to host a CPD-accredited webinar at 2pm on 5 March 2020 focusing on the benefits of multi-sensors and the importance of understanding the most appropriate accreditation for this technology. The free-to-attend session…

Property company fined for fire safety breaches after resident unable to escape during blaze

A resident who was unable to access an emergency escape route during a fire was found standing on a windowsill hanging from guttering and had to be rescued by firefighters. Management company Harper Stone Properties Ltd has been fined after…

Los Angeles Fire Department Purchases Electric Fire Truck from Rosenbauer

LAFD is the first North-American buyer, setting an example for sustainability Test operation of pre-series vehicle based on the Concept Fire Truck set to begin in 2021 Purchase was made through Velocity Fire Equipment & Sales representing Rosenbauer in Southern…

Minister sets out new vision for Wales’ fire and rescue services

Wales’ fire and rescue services could be given a wider role in keeping people safe as part of the Welsh Government’s future vision for the service, Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, Hannah Blythyn announced today. Wales’ three Fire…

Blended technology the most robust choice for new Emergency Services Network

Integrated messaging specialist Multitone to exhibit the ‘most secure’ range of critical communications solutions at BAPCO, the UK’s largest public safety event One of the key conference themes for discussion at this year’s BAPCO Annual Conference & Exhibition in Coventry,…

Australian Wildfires: Hampshire firefighter to help with recovery

Steve Watters, from Winchester Station, will join 40 other firefighters flying to Canberra where a state of emergency has recently been declared. The mission was organised by firefighter-run charity Tunnel2Towers to re-establish communities and work alongside wildlife organisations The Australian…

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