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Perimeter Solutions hosts Rep. Dan Newhouse, State Rep. Tom Dent at Pasco, WA manufacturing site

Perimeter Solutions (NYSE: PRM), makers of PHOS-CHEK long-term fire retardant and other high-quality firefighting products, recently welcomed Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA), and Washington State Representative Tom Dent (R-Moses Lake) for a tour of its manufacturing facility in Pasco, WA. The…

Why choose a BATFAN 3 Li+ firefighting battery fan?

Each year, more and more firefighting stations choose the battery fan for its lightweight and compact design, its low noise level in operation, its low level of maintenance but above all for its autonomy in the field. Our BATFAN 3…

Bosch Building Technologies completes acquisition of British Protec Fire and Security Group Ltd

Bosch Building Technologies completed the full acquisition of Protec Fire and Security Group Ltd on 30 November 2021. Prior to this, the relevant antitrust authorities had approved corresponding applications. The corresponding agreements were signed on 22 October of this year.…

Thermal imaging camera (TIC) is a vital tool for any fire department

Ergonomics, compactness, resolution and sensitivity of the sensor, along with resistance to high temperatures are important criteria for a firefighting Thermal Imaging Camera. However, temperature and vision are also important for a firefighting TIC, and that’s why LEADER has chosen…

IWMA Award 2022 will go to best master thesis

In 2022, the International Water Mist Association (IWMA) will honour the author of the best master thesis on water mist fire protection. The deadline to hand in submissions is 29 April 2022. The IWMA scientific council will evaluate all entries…

Safety of rescuers first with the LEADER WASP and LEADER SENTRY

Some rescue missions require the hiring of expert rescuers when an area is not completely secure and the risk of collapse is still present. In order to save the lives of others, rescuers must first know how to ensure their…

Seven-year-old Olcán appeals for bone marrow match after doctors say ‘9 months is too long to wait’

Living between Newent, Gloucestershire, and County Antrim, Northern Ireland, Olcán Wilkes was a normal six-year-old boy who loved football, playing with his friends and his four-year-old brother, Hunter. In August 2021 his life changed forever after his parents noticed severe…

New Holmatro Stack Bags: for stable lifting over a greater height

When inflating the new 12 bar Holmatro Stack Bags the contact surface will stay flat. This allows for easy stacking of up to three bags. The compact HSB Stack Bags all have the same lifting height, so even in small…

Deployable kennel systems improve conditions for police, rescue and military working dogs

Specially constructed deployable dog kennels have been designed by G3 Systems Ltd to improve the living conditions for military and law-enforcement working dogs. Highly trained dogs are used to protect military bases and to detect arms, ammunition and explosives. Police…

The first handheld sonar with artificial intelligence (AI) – available now in Europe

AQUAEYE by VodaSafe is an advanced underwater scanner that uses the latest sonar technology as well as artificial intelligence to identify human bodies underwater and in waters with poor visibility. This lightweight, portable underwater sonar device allows rescuers to quickly…

New order highlights next generation of Ballyclare Xenon rescue jackets

A major new order has shone the spotlight on the latest evolution of Ballyclare’s Xenon firefighter rescue jackets. The order has been awarded by three fire and rescue services in the Yorkshire and Humberside region and covers the rescue jacket…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #45, PFAS and the Firefighter When PFAS are found in drinking water contaminated from Aqueous Film Forming Foams (AFFF), what happens? The chemicals are ‘persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic.’1 PFAS are very difficult and costly to remediate. Callie Lyons reported:…

Intersec 2022: visitor registration is now LIVE!

Register to visit the largest annual international platform for security, emergency services, safety and fire protection, where innovators, government agencies and end users unite to collaborate, share knowledge and prepare for future challenges. Hosting 1,000+ products and brands across six…

Climate change overwhelming factor in fuelling Australian bush fires

Climate change has been found to be an overwhelming factor in the increase of Australian bush fires in both frequency and intensity, according to a landmark report from the country’s national science agency. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation…

Cyclones cost Fiji $2.42 billion

The total damage and losses recorded by tropical cyclones in Fiji between 2010 and 2020 is estimated at $2.42 billion and represented 1.25% of the country’s total Gross Domestic Product. Minister for National Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu said this at…

Hexagon selected by Kassel Fire Brigade for next-generation dispatch system

Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division has announced Kassel Fire Brigade has selected HxGN OnCall Dispatch, Hexagon’s next-generation computer-aided dispatch (CAD) solution to upgrade the brigade’s emergency operations. Overseeing an area of nearly 1,400km2, Kassel Fire Brigade protects more than…

Register for our new webinar: Facade & Fire Safety in the EU: What’s new?

9 December12:00–13:00 (CET) Register here The European Fire Safety Community is pleased to welcome the following two fire safety experts for the new webinar: We will explore the new European approach to assess facade fire performance, and then focus on…

The RT on tour

He just keeps going and going. Since mid-August, Rosenbauer has been on the road in Western and Central Europe with two vehicles of the ‘Revolutionary Technology’ series (RT), demonstrating the reliability and robustness of the electric tank firefighting vehicle. A…

Firefighter safety is something we should agree on

Ensuring firefighter safety is something we should agree on. The recognition of carcinogens remaining on personal protective equipment (PPE) has resulted in a structured cleaning approach in Fire and Rescue Services, but what about the person wearing PPE? Global studies…

The complete thermal firefighting system

Firefighters depend on a number of technologies to help them in fire situations, search and rescue operations, wildland fires and scenarios when they are battling hazardous chemical leaks. When entering a structure with a lot of smoke and little to…

Ferrara accepts order for 7,000th fire apparatus

Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., a subsidiary of REV Group and a leading manufacturer of custom built, heavy-duty fire apparatus, has received an order for its 7,000th fire apparatus. The order was placed by the City of Salem, Massachusetts for the…

Global Fire Equipment to showcase its world-class fire-safety solutions on stand F-09 Hall 3 at INTERSEC 2022

European manufacturer of complete fire-safety systems Global Fire Equipment (GFE) will showcase the latest additions to its product portfolio at INTERSEC 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 16 to 18 January. GFE’s specialists will be on Stand F-09…

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