AFG/SAFER Increase, Rural EMS Grant Funding, and Volunteer R&R Incentive Pass Congress

On December 20, President Trump signed into law appropriations legislation (H.R. 1865), which includes language restoring the Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act (VRIPA) in the 2020 tax year. VRIPA exempts nominal volunteer recruitment and…

Message from the NVFC on Australian wildfires

The National Volunteer Fire Council would like to express our support for the people of Australia and all of the firefighters battling the devastating wildfires. Our thoughts are with the brave men and women working to protect lives, homes, and…

Protect your belongings in outdoor work and adventures with PELI™ RUCK™ Cases

The watertight, crushproof and dustproof Cases will take care of your personal items Peli Products, the global leader in the design and manufacturing of high-performance cases, introduces the new Peli RUCK™ cases. These ultimate personal utility cases are an innovative…

Volunteer Fire Departments in TX and NJ Receive the Inaugural CHEMTREC HELP Award

CHEMTREC® and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have selected the Prairie View (TX) Volunteer Firefighting Association and the Willow Grove Fire Company (Pittsgrove, NJ) as the recipients of the 2019 CHEMTREC HELP (Hazmat Emergencies Local Preparedness) Award. Each department…

MSA’s Globe Gear Giveaway Program Reaches $1 Million Milestone in 2019

MSA, DuPont, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) provided 13 volunteer fire departments with needed personal protective equipment through MSA’s 2019 Globe Gear Giveaway. Each department received four sets of new, state-of-the-art turnout gear along with four helmets to…

Nominations for the NVFC’s Fire Service Achievement Awards Due February 7

Each spring, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) honors a volunteer firefighter who has provided a lifetime of service, a volunteer firefighter or EMS provider who has demonstrated leadership in the area of responder health and wellness, an outstanding junior…

ARFF flagship vehicle celebrates anniversary

Rosenbauer delivers the 2,000th PANTHER to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Florida The new high-end airport fire truck significantly surpasses NFPA and FAA requirements Traditional push-back ceremony during the handover of the anniversary vehicle Two brand new Rosenbauer PANTHER 6×6 HRET…

Pierce to make Digital Collision Avoidance Technology standard on custom apparatus

Custom fire apparatus manufactured by Pierce will be equipped with HAAS Alert collision avoidance technology. Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced today that it has further improved safety in the fire industry by collaborating with HAAS, Inc. d/b/a HAAS…

Sparking Safety – Government announces electrical checks for PRS

Responding to the announcement of the imminent introduction of mandatory electrical safety checks in the Private Rented Sector (PRS), Martyn Allen, Technical Director at Electrical Safety First, commented: “Today’s commitment by the Government to bring mandatory electrical safety checks into…

Securex West Africa opens Visitor Registration ahead of its 10th anniversary this March.

As of Tuesday 14th January, visitor registration for West Africa’s leading exhibition and conference for professionals working across the security, fire and safety supply chain is open. Encompassing commercial, cyber, homeland and perimeter security, fire and safety, the two-day event…

KASK America appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Prominent Italian helmet manufacturer promotes Fabio Cardarelli to CEO role for the US headquarters, based in Charlotte, NC KASK America today announces the appointment of Fabio Cardarelli as its new CEO, providing fresh and exciting leadership to the KASK brand…

Free NCEC webinar – Best practice in Level 1 Emergency Response

Wednesday 29 January 2020 – 13:00 (GMT) What does best practice in level 1 telephone emergency response look like?      Join experts from Cefic, BASF and NCEC for an in-depth exploration of the Level 1 Emergency Response Guidelines.      During the webinar you…

Firexo joins forces with Beeswift Limited one of the leading personal protective equipment (PPE) providers in the UK

Ground-breaking fire extinguishing company Firexo has partnered with Beeswift, one of the largest manufacturers and wholesale producers of PPE in the UK. Beeswift will begin distributing the Firexo range from December as Firexo looks to build upon its successful first…

Be a Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to help elderly people who are feeling lonely and isolated in Hartlepool. The appeal comes after Cleveland Fire Brigade was recently commissioned by Hartlepool Borough Council to provide a Befriending Service over the next two years. Befriending…

Perimeter Solutions Supports Australian Bushfire Suppression Efforts

Long-Term Fire Retardant and Resources Deployed to Support Increased Airtanker Operations Perimeter Solutions, the global leader in the production of fire retardants, foams, and water enhancing gels, along with a wide range of services for managing wildland, industrial, municipal, and…

University Future-Proofs £450m Campus with Networked Fire System from Advanced

Swansea University has installed a network of Advanced fire alarm control panels to protect its 65-acre, £450million Bay campus from the threat of fire The University has installed 25 one, two and four-loop MxPro 5 fire alarm control panels throughout…

How can you help those impacted by fire in Australia?

The Australian bushfires are now the largest in history and will go on for months unless significant rainfalls. Unfortunately, the weather forecastspredict very little rain in the near future. Lives have been lost, homes and business have been destroyed and…

IWMA to support the Work on VdS Guideline 3188

Today, the International Water Mist Association (IWMA) announced the start of a co-operation with VdS to support the work on guidelines 3188. The IWMA board of directors have appointed Rüdiger Kopp to represent the association in the working group to update…

All systems “go” for 2020 – the year of INTERSCHUTZ

The countdown is on, and the excitement is mounting. With roughly six months left until the start of INTERSCHUTZ, all systems are “go” for an extraordinary showcase in June. In terms of numbers, the event is already delivering record-breaking results,…

E-ONE Delivers 100 Foot Aerial to Virginia Beach Fire Department

E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group and a leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, is pleased to announce the delivery of a CR 100 ladder for the Virginia Beach Fire Department. Features of the CR 100 include: E-ONE Cyclone® II extruded…

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