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Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #35, PFAS blood testing for firefighters Because firefighters have been occupationally exposed more to PFAS than the general population, knowing their PFAS blood levels can help in the study of this important issue. The National Health and Nutrition Examination…

Hochiki life safety products are the ‘go to’ brand when it comes to keeping one of the UK’s biggest offshore wind farms operating safely

For a country once solely reliant on coal to power its homes and businesses, the UK is now the leader in offshore wind energy. Encouragingly, today 44% of the UK’s electricity comes from renewable sources – a figure expected to…

NCEC’s training platform the ‘Hazmat Academy’ expands delivery team

The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC), provider of Chemdata and Chemsafe, has expanded its expert team of trainers. Hazmat Academy has appointed the Fire Service chemist Josh Allaway and experienced associates Jon Crawley and Ian Duckworth. The Academy experts’ combined…

Kentec Authorised Distributor Scheme welcomes Fortus

Kentec Electronics, a leading manufacturer of life-critical control systems, has welcomed Fortus Group Holdings (‘Fortus’) to its Kentec Authorised Distributor (KAD) scheme, providing the fire and security distributor with dedicated product training and support, enhancing its ability to provide comprehensive…

Advanced Aircraft Company named first place winner in the NIST First Responder UAS Endurance Challenge

Advanced Aircraft Company (AAC), a developer of long-endurance, hybrid-electric unmanned aircraft systems designed for a wide range of commercial, defence and public safety applications, has been named one of seven finalists in the NIST First Responder UAS Endurance Challenge, which…

New 2022 dates confirmed for 4th edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia

New dates for the 4th edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia have been confirmed, with the Kingdom’s largest trade fair for security, safety and fire protection scheduled to take place from 13 to 15 September 2022, at the Riyadh Exhibition Center.…

Webinar: Maintaining building resilience: the fires we neglect

On 23 September, join us from 12:00 to 13:00 (CEST) and be part of our new webinar focusing on: How to ensure building fire safety regarding the use of new technologies, new systems and new materials in our buildings The resilience of buildings…

Strengthening the Global Emergency Services donations pipeline: a survey

Over the last couple of months, GESA’s Global South Advisory Council (AC) has discussed the issue of donations – donations of equipment, gear and vehicles to underserved communities around the world. The AC looked at a wide variety of issues,…

Profab Access pledges its support for Fire Door Safety Week 2021

Profab Access, a leading UK manufacturer of riser doors and access panel solutions for ceilings, walls and partitions, is highlighting the importance of independent fire testing and certification, as part of Fire Door Safety Week 2021. For this year’s campaign, which is…

Antarctic Fire Angels go wild camping…!

July brought a heatwave and the Angels’ first wild camp as a team in the black mountains of Brecon. It may not have been the freezing temperatures of the Antarctic but the weather certainly brought a taste of coping in…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #34: Winner, winners, chicken dinners! US fire departments which have already made the switch to safer fluorine-free firefighting foams! US Fire Departments Location Year Ann Arbor Fire Department Ann Arbor, Michigan 2019 1 Birmingham Fire Department Birmingham, Alabama2  …

NFPA to host joint informational webinar on 8 September with Saudi Arabia HCIS about new licensing requirements

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in collaboration with the Saudi Arabian High Commission for Industrial Security (HCIS) will host a one-hour HCIS Licensing Requirements Informational Session webinar on Wednesday, 8 September 2021 at 7:00am (EDT). All fire protection contractors and consultants…

Fotokite partners with ITURRI Group to bring easy aerial situational awareness to firefighters in Spain and Portugal

Fotokite has announced a partnership with the Spanish Group ITURRI, leader in the manufacturing, bodywork and equipment of emergency and fire fighting vehicles, headquartered in Seville, Spain. The alliance of ITURRI and Fotokite will enable the distribution of Fotokite products…

Rosenbauer to supply forest firefighting vehicles to BwFuhrparkService GmbH for Use by German Armed Forces

Fleet service company BwFuhrparkService GmbH is procuring 76 forest fire trucks (FlKfz WBBk) from Rosenbauer on behalf of the German Armed Forces Rosenbauer Germany was awarded the contract because it had the most cost-effective bid in the tender. Sturdy off-road…

Ontic signs license agreement with Honeywell for industrial flame sensor product lines

Ontic, the aerospace industry’s leading provider of ‘Extended Life Solutions’ for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) legacy products has signed an exclusive license agreement with Honeywell for UV Flame Monitor System product lines currently manufactured at Honeywell’s facilities in Plymouth, MN…

Johnson Controls earns FM Approval on TYCO high-temperature ESFR-17 pendent ceiling sprinkler

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has announced FM Approval of the Tyco Model ESFR-17 Early Suppression, Fast Response Pendent Sprinkler at 205°F (96°C). Combined with the existing FM Approved lower-temperature version (155°F, 68°C), the ESFR-17…

Static Systems Group appoints new Managing Director

Static Systems Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Rosie Cunningham Thomas as the company’s new Managing Director, effective 27 July 2021. Rosie has more than 20 years of strategic and operational leadership in global corporates, SMEs and start-ups.…

Indonesia warns early rainy season may trigger more natural disasters

Indonesia may experience more natural disasters in the coming months as the country’s annual rainy season is expected to start earlier and be more severe this year, the country’s meteorological agency, BMKG, said on Thursday (26 August). Indonesia’s rainy season…

Free Remote Fire Safety app now available on iOS and Android for Bosch Remote Services licence holders

Businesses and building owners can now check on the fire safety status of their properties remotely with the Bosch Remote Fire Safety app, running on the new ‘Remote Interact’ feature of the Bosch Remote Services portfolio for Bosch fire alarm…

Warringtonfire appoints Neal Holden as certification general manager

Warringtonfire, part of the Element Group, has strengthened its certification business with the appointment of Neal Holden as general manager. In his role, Neal will lead the operational teams in their delivery of numerous certification schemes, providing additional support and…

Apreco introduce the PRV-F2 for stairwell pressurisation

Apreco, a global-leader in the development of fire suppression vents, is excited to introduce a new product: the PRV-F2. With specially formed aerofoil blades, the PRV-F2 delivers superior efficiency for the application of stairwell pressurisation. This latest offering provides an…

New Sirocco Redtech range available

Emergency response operations need dependable lighting that is easy to use and fast to set up. According to Airstar, their new range of safety lighting balloons have the highest light output, the lowest power consumption, and are the most competitive…

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