Mike Fox is the founder and MD of MAF Associates.

MAF Associates expands industry accreditations to boost training and recruitment

MAF Associates has bolstered its credentials as one of the UK’s leading fire risk assessment and fire safety consultancies, adding three key industry accreditations to its already impressive roster of associations.  In…

MDM Publishing and NCEC’s training platform, Hazmat Academy, announce new global partnership

A new partnership between MDM Publishing Ltd (publishers of International Fire Fighter, Asia Pacific Fire, Gulf Fire, UK Fire and International Fire Protection) and Hazmat Academy (part of Ricardo’s National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC)) will see them working together to…

STOP THE BLEED: 87% of emergency responders believe more lives could be saved if the public were better prepared with trauma response training

On World Trauma Day, Safeguard Medical is calling for the introduction of life-saving bleed kits across the UK and offering over 500 places on FREE bleed control training sessions for UK public to help support emergency responders to save more…

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Re-start of FeuerTrutz popular with fire protection community

For the tenth anniversary of FeuerTrutz, the International Trade Fair with Congress for Preventive Fire Protection, the pleasure of meeting again in person was palpable: Some 180 exhibitors and more than 3,500 visitors were finally able to gather once again…

New worldwide fire safety initiative launched

A global coalition of over 80 fire-safety leadership organisations has today launched a new Decade of Action for Fire Safety 2022-2032, to ensure an internationally consistent approach to the safety and management of buildings, infrastructure and more, with the aim…

AESG responds to UK’s Building Safety Bill with new digital logbook and audit tool

Specialist consultancy, engineering and advisory firm AESG has released Fire+, a secure, cloud-based data-management platform devised to host and store the information required for the new Fire and Emergency File mandated by UK law, ensuring a building’s ‘Golden Thread’ of…

Class A PFAS-free firefighting foams

The Foam Exposure Committee is releasing the Class A PFAS-free product list without ‘intentionally added PFAS’. Previously the F3 Classification List was published. Class A PFAS-free List (without intentionally added PFAS)        Product Foam Category Fire Test Bio for N Wetting…

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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service advises on risks of home fireworks displays this Bonfire Night

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is underlining the dangers of the private use of fireworks as some organised displays are being cancelled for the second year due to Covid-19 restrictions.  The annual Bonfire Night event in Glasgow has also…

ROCKWOOL launches interactive Fire Stopping Standard Details Guide

ROCKWOOL has released a significant update to its Fire Stopping Standard Details Guide, the specifier’s go-to resource for the performance parameters of ROCKWOOL passive firestopping product solutions according to certified installations and applications. The guide has been re-launched in an…

Safety first: Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service picks Civica cloud platform to increase compliance and deliver more efficient services

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has invested in new smart cloud technology from Civica to bring all maintenance and tracking of fleet and firefighting assets into one single platform. The UK’s third largest fire service, Mid and…

#CMASummit21 Series: Critical Messaging – from Reality to the Future

Second partial conference in October 2021, Topic Industry The board of the Critical Messaging Association has decided on a series of half-day conferences on the specific issues of professional-security-related communication. On 28 October at 1pm CET the second exiting event…

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Antarctic Fire Angels announce Radiocoms as their official communications partner

Radiocoms are delighted to announce that they will be sponsoring and supporting the Antarctic Fire Angels as they undertake their gruelling challenge to ski coast-to-coast across Antarctica. The Antarctic Fire Angels (AFA) was born at the Women in the Fire…

Wearside firefighter achieves distinction accolade as part of TWFRS apprenticeship programme

A Wearside-based firefighter has achieved the highest possible accolade at the end of her Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) apprenticeship. Firefighter Annabel Evans, aged 27, of Sunderland has gained distinction grades ‘across the board’ after completing the…

Mid and West Wales FRS launches Halloween and Bonfire Night safety campaign

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) has launched its Halloween and Bonfire Night safety campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the heightened risks at this time of year and to provide practical advice on celebrating safely.…

Gatwick Airport validates emergency plan with multi-agency exercise

Gatwick Airport recently took part in a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Re-Certification exercise to test the airport’s emergency plan. Focusing on an off-airfield aircraft accident next to a railway line, this was the first full scale, face-to-face multi-agency exercise to…

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Pyroguard Infinity: the product of choice on exciting Irish regeneration project

With glass an ever-popular building material, Pyroguard has helped to combine contemporary aesthetics with fire safety and sympathetically blend the old with the new on an exciting regeneration project in Cork, Ireland. A dynamic regeneration project in Cork, Ireland, Horgan’s…

Radiocoms selected to modernise Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service radio communication systems

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has awarded a three-year contract to Radiocoms Systems Ltd for the deployment and support of a modern, mission-critical radio communication system, supporting their capital plan to drive forward change and innovation with the latest…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #40, FAA Fail, 15 October 2021 Congress had directed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to transition firefighting foam from Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) to fluorine-free foams through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2018. The FAA missed…

Largest burn survivor conference brings together survivors, first responders, families and medical professionals from around the world

Each year, over 486,000 burn injuries receive medical treatment in the US, due to recent medical advances, more than 96% of those treated in a burn centre will survive (American Burn Association). Understanding that survival is not enough, Phoenix Society…

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Food on the Stove is changing the culture of health in Washington, D.C. firehouses

Food on the Stove is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization founded to promote healthy lifestyle management among firefighters. With programmes ranging from healthy cooking demonstrations to partnerships with local farms that supply food to firehouses, this firefighter-operated and focused organization…

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