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New ANSUL 3×3 Non-Fluorinated Foam concentrate for Class B fuel fire suppression

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings and architect of OpenBlue connected solutions, is setting a new standard in fire suppression with the launch of ANSUL NFF 3×3 UL201 foam concentrate. This new, patent-pending, Non-Fluorinated Foam…

Panasonic doubles down with latest-generation TOUGHBOOK 33 detachable notebook

Panasonic has doubled down with its latest generation of the popular TOUGHBOOK 33 rugged notebook by delivering 40% faster performance, double the memory and double the storage of its predecessor, all at a similar price point. Available immediately, the updated…

RapidDeploy and OnStar to provide California 9-1-1 centres with real-time crash data

RapidDeploy, a cloud-based emergency response platform, announced that it will supply every California 9-1-1 centre with real-time Automatic Crash Response notifications through a first-of-its-kind agreement with General Motors’ OnStar. Beginning in May, a majority of Telecommunicators at over 400 public…

A rare survivor from the London Fire Brigade sells for £10,750

In 1965, Greater London Council ordered six Commer Cobs to be used as BACVs (Breathing Apparatus Control Vehicles). DYC32C ended up, at least to start with, in Bromley. It remained with the Fire Brigade until 1977, when it was sold…

2019/20 Australia fires spewed as much smoke into stratosphere as a volcano, study shows

The bushfires that ravaged Australia between 2019 and 2020 were so huge that they spewed as much smoke into the stratosphere as a large volcanic eruption, with serious consequences for the environment, according to a study published on 18 March…

First fire, then Covid-19 and now floods for eastern Australia

In Sydney alone 3,000 people have been evacuated in the area worst hit by flooding, and there are fears up 54,000 more could be affected. Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud warned of a ‘potentially very dangerous situation’ in the worst-hit…

The firefighting family – HAIX’s history of supporting firefighters with dedicated fire boots

Many companies claim to be a ‘family business’, but few can be as confident when they say this as global functional footwear expert HAIX, now led by the third generation of the Haimerl family. And while HAIX supports wearers across…

ASFP appoints new CEO

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Davies as its new Chief Executive Officer. Having joined the Association on 1 March, Steve will officially take the reins at the ASFP’s AGM on…

Covid-19 reinforces need for national reform of fire service

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the practical implications of outdated and inflexible working arrangements in the fire service, reinforcing the need for national reform, a new report has said. In his annual assessment of England’s fire and rescue services, Her…

IWMA to hold next Webinar Series in April 2021

The International Water Mist Association (IWMA) has announced that a third series of webinars on fire protection with water mist will take place this spring, on 15, 22 and 29 April 2021. Registration is free of charge. The first event…

All fired up! FlamePro announces the launch of first-of-its-kind fire kit

FlamePro, a British manufacturing specialist of life-saving garments for firefighters, has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind fire kit, having worked with its suppliers to bring new, innovative technologies to the market. The new Valiant structural fire suit represents a…

AFOA seminar on Overcoming Impacts of Covid on Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Services

The devastating effects of the global pandemic on the air-travel industry are well known. The Airport Fire Officers Association (AFOA) invites members and associates to attend its online seminar on Thursday, 25 March in which a panel of speakers will…

International Fire Fighter at FDIC International, Indianapolis 22–24 August 2021

The team at International Fire Fighter magazine and MDM Publishing are looking forward to returning to their first international trade show since the pandemic. We will be in Indianapolis from 20 to 25 August for FDIC International and look forward…

Philippines raises Taal volcano alert level

The Philippines increased its alert level on Taal volcano as the tourist attraction 65km south of the capital recorded increased unrest. Taal’s alert status was raised to level 2 after 28 volcanic tremors and four low-frequency volcanic earthquakes in the…

27 die as Indonesian school bus plunges into gorge

A bus carrying schoolchildren and some parents returning from an excursion plunged into a ravine on the Indonesian island of Java on Wednesday night (10 March), killing 27 people, the country’s transportation ministry says. Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said…

On-call firefighter inspires daughters to achieve their goals

‘As a mother of daughters, I really want them to know they can do whatever they want to do in this world. Whether that’s being a firefighter, or being a princess, or both – because I like to think I…

Serving Others

Regular contributor to International Fire Fighter, Dr Asa Don Brown is a masterful speaker, consultant and inspired author. He has written a poem titled ‘Saving Others’ and we are delighted to publish this for him across our network of websites…

Industry body endorses AEI Cables’ message on Category 3 Control fire performance cables

A major fire safety industry body has endorsed the message from specialist AEI Cables about the importance of using only approved cabling in signal and control equipment following the announcement of a revised version of the Code of Practice. AEI…

Metro Chiefs renames Annual Lifetime Achievement Award after long-time Executive Secretary Russ Sanders

The Metropolitan ‘Metro’ Fire Chiefs Association Board of Directors has unanimously voted to rename their annual Lifetime Achievement Award the ‘Russell E. Sanders Lifetime Achievement Award’ in recognition of Sanders’ leadership and continuous contributions to Metro Chiefs and the international…

Bobcat telehandler helps Polish Fire Crew in challenging work

Fire brigades all over the world are being enhanced with new technology. In addition to conventional fire engines with their firefighting apparatus, firefighters often need the support of other types of machinery. This is nicely illustrated by the Ochotnicza Straż…

Warringtonfire Australia hosts Fire Protection in Buildings webinar

Warringtonfire Australia, part of the Element Materials Technology Group, is hosting a Fire Protection in Buildings webinar designed to inform participants about legal responsibilities under the National Construction Code, compliance, and the role of voluntary third-party certification schemes. In the…

Registration is open for InterDrone 2021!

InterDrone 2021 is a three-day live event experience featuring keynotes, panel discussions, fireside chats, business solutions, product showcases, live demos, a robust expo with top tier vendors and thousands of commercial drone industry professionals. REGISTER NOW Whether you are a…

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