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Magirus iDL Series – Introducing new electric and natural-gas-powered fire engines

A CNG-powered (H)LF 10 tank pumper expands the Innovative Drive Line series. Following the introduction of small electric fire engines, the company is thus taking the next step in the development of directly deployable firefighting vehicles with reliable, alternative drive…

Fighting the Cobrico peat fire

When a bushfire tore through Cobrico in Victoria’s south-west igniting the peat bog underneath, toxic levels of carbon monoxide caused the temporary relocation of 20% of residents and those in surrounding areas. Peatlands cover about 5% of the earth’s surface…

Emergency One (UK) – The impossible, made possible…

On 9 October 2020 the Emergency One Group launched the E1 EV0: the world’s first all-electric, zero-emission fire and rescue service (FRS) pumping appliance. Designed and manufactured at the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing campus in Cumnock, Scotland, the EV0 (Electric Vehicle,…

Bristol Uniforms introduces EOS: Protection, flexibility, strength

Bristol Uniforms, a leading designer and manufacturer of protective clothing for the emergency services, has launched a brand new, state-of-the-art design for structural firefighting PPE. Named after the Greek goddess of the dawn, EOS builds on the success of Bristol’s…

In memoriam: Jaime Moncada-Pérez Advancing fire protection in Latin America

Jaime Moncada-Pérez passed away on 31 August 2020 in Bogotá, Colombia from complications following a cerebral ischemia, at almost 89 years of age. Don Jaime, as he was usually known, is recognized for introducing NFPA and modern fire protection to…

Workwear Group – New fire-retardant ensembles and fireboot in development

Emergency Services uniforms are more than just the brand name, distinct colours and strips of reflective tape. They are the vehicle that will keep front-line workers safe, which is paramount to ensuring they make it home to their families after…

Warringtonfire invests in new ‘reaction to fire’ test equipment

Warringtonfire Australia, part of the Element Group, is excited to announce our new extended capabilities to conduct crucial ‘reaction to fire’ testing prescribed by the National Construction Code. Our team at the testing laboratory in Melbourne has been busy installing…

Gore sets the standard in moisture management

W. L. Gore and Associates Inc is regarded as one of the most innovative companies in the world with over 2,000 patents granted worldwide for diverse applications. Gore products are on Mars in the Curiosity Rover and are currently on…

Mark your calendar: AFAC is back in 2021

After the year that changed everything, it’s time to regroup, regather and reunite at AFAC21. The date has been set for 17–20 August 2021 when the emergency management sector will meet face to face once more to be inspired by…

New Hong Kong Fire Services Department Director

Joseph Leung Wai-hung, FSDSM, assumed the helm of the Hong Kong Fire Services Department as its director on 18 April 2020, leading a 10,000-strong fire and ambulance team to protect the city from fires and other calamities. The new director…

Rosenbauer – Capabilities reimagined

The modern operating environment is increasingly more complex than ever before and will continue to challenge the response capabilities of the emergency services into the future. As a solutions provider, Rosenbauer see it as our mission to establish a shared…

TracPlus and Airborne Mission Systems – Bucket calibration and data collection unit for aerial firefighters

Global real-time tracking and communications leader, TracPlus have partnered with Sydney-based engineering firm to launch the world’s first automatic bucket calibration and digital data collection tool – automating the collection and reporting of aerial firefighting data for NAFC contracts. TracPlus…

Offroad Trucks Australia (OTA) – Amber takes Fire and Emergency where others can’t go

There‘s a (not so) new player in the fire truck business, and it’s based in Western Australia. Offroad Trucks Australia (OTA) was born 20 years ago when long-time truck specialist Larry Gill had a close look at Czech-built Tatra off-road…

Crusader Hose – Steps up due to devastating bushfire situation

In the midst of the devastating bushfire situation that occurred around January and February, many suppliers of equipment were caught short due to the huge spike in demand. ‘These situations are very difficult to forecast,’ says Francois Steverlynck, Managing Director…

New Australian fire Commissioner, Rob Rogers AFSM

New South Wales Rural Fire Service (RFS) has a new Commissioner following the resignation of Shane Fitzsimmons in March of this year. Commissioner Rob Rogers first became involved with the RFS in 1979 as a volunteer member of the Belrose…

FRNSW is first to benefit from latest Gore-Tex technology

Firefighters at Fire and Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW) are the first in Australia to be protected by new firefighting garments that include the revolutionary Gore-Tex Moisture Barrier with the Gore Crosstech product technology Gore Parallon System. The Gore Parallon…

Safety Equipment Australia – High-tech breathing protection for fire professionals

Interspiro BA systems are recognized worldwide as the pinnacle of breathing protection for professional firefighters. The latest models have been designed in cooperation with firefighting personnel, and feature a host of desired characteristics, both mechanical and electronic, with fire professionals…

LUKAS eWXT – eDRAULIC watertight extrication tool

Until now, rescue work under or on the water was only possible with hose-connected hydraulic rescue equipment. Now LUKAS, the pioneer in the field of eDraulic, is creating the possibility for quick rescue under and on the water with the…

Code 3 – Thinking strategically about emergency lighting

Nearly every time you see an ambulance, fire brigade or police vehicle, you are possibly looking at a Code 3 product. From sirens and signals to a variety of high-intensity LED work lighting, firefighters and emergency response units put their…

FLIR donate to fight Australian forest fires

The 2019/2020 Australian bushfire season, colloquially known as the Black Summer, started in June 2019 with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service acting director warning of the potential for an early start to the bushfire season, which normally starts in…

NSW Rural Fire Service awards 412 fleet operation and maintenance to Coulson Aviation PTY

New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) has awarded the operation and maintenance of their recently acquired 412 fleet, as part of an existing ten-year contract with Coulson Aviation PTY. Coulson Aviation PTY has also moved its Australian headquarters…

Command Light – The all-new Helios tower line-up

In an era of distracted drivers and demanding scenes, firefighters face many obstacles, but seeing (and being seen) shouldn’t be one of them. Yet many responders are left in the dark with LEDs that are all too often fixed to…

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