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World’s oldest retired firefighter celebrates 108th birthday in style

A war veteran who is believed to be the world’s oldest retired firefighter has celebrated…

TLF 3000-W. (Magirus)
Magirus presents the TLF 3000-W at the Florian

Climate change is increasingly bringing new demands to the fire department. Vegetation fires are increasing…

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New extinguishing system for burning traction batteries in electric vehicles

Rosenbauer has launched a new extinguishing system for burning traction batteries in electric vehicles. The…

Environmentally safe fire protection for aircraft hangars adopted in NFPA 409 2022 Edition

Safespill, a leader in environmentally safe fire protection systems, has announced that the company’s core…

Portland Volterra. (Pierce Manufacturing)
Pierce and Portland Fire and Rescue secure joint development agreement for Volterra Electric Pumper

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has announced it has entered into a…

Assistant Chief Officer Stuart Stevens. (SFRS)
SFRS outlines preparations to support COP26

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has set out how it is working to protect…

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Why choose a firefighting battery ventilator?

More and more firefighting teams are choosing battery-powered fans to equip their firefighting trucks, both…

RDS200-SIM with GMP-11-SIM contamination simulation probe. (Argon Electronics)
Argon releases major upgrade to RDS200 simulator

Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd has released a major upgrade to its Rados RDS200 training simulator…

PHOS-CHEK FORTIFY being applied at the Reagan Ranch in California. (Perimeter Solutions)
Perimeter Solutions’ PHOS-CHEK FORTIFY now qualified by USDA Forest Service for application as a proactive wildfire solution

Perimeter Solutions, makers of PHOS-CHEK long-term fire retardant and other high-quality firefighting products, has announced…

Seventh International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference

Dates: 17–19 May 2022 Call for Papers and Early Bird Delegates Deadline for presentation extracts…

DAY 3 HIGHLIGHTS: Learning from adversity to inform practice and build resilienceDay

Learning from the challenges of the recent past to lead the way forward was a…

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FSI 2022: call for papers

On 31 May to 1 June 2022, the EFSN and BAFSA will co-host Fire Sprinkler…

REDCON Asia moves its inauguration to 2022 to showcase Thailand as a Premier Resilient Country

VNU Asia Pacific is pleased to retain the partnerships with DDPM under the Ministry of…

Priti Patel, Home Secretary.
Firefighters ‘might not be able to fight all fires’

Firefighter numbers have reached a new low since the beginning of austerity in 2010. One…

Enlightening sessions from AFAC21 Day 2

Following not one but two rousing keynotes from Dominique Hogan-Doran SC and Shane Fitzsimmons, day…

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A rare tornado damages Australian homes and power lines

A tornado ploughed through the rural area of Bathurst  west of Sydney on Thursday (Sept…

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Sumatran landslide kills seven after torrential rain

Seven people were killed in a landslide triggered by torrential storms on the Indonesian island…

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Fighting a pandemic as well as fires

They are known for fighting the flames but fire service staff have been praised for…

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Safe and sound with Sika’s fire-resistant sealant

For passive fire protection with added peace of mind, Sika’s Sikacryl-621 acrylic sealant combines exceptional…

The Chemtool Plant in Rockton, Illinois had an industrial explosion and fire on 14 June 2021. Chemtool is owned by Lubrizol Corporation which is a Berkshire Hathaway company. “U.S. Fire Pump, a Louisiana-based company … used 3,200 gallons of the fluorinated foam.” (Photo from USEPA)
Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #38, Companies that have switched over to F3 products, 1 October 2021  These listed…

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Working to make the global gear donations process work better – take GESA’s five-minute survey

GESA (Global Emergency Services Action) is an international non-profit organization that works with Emergency Services…

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NFPA and State Farm team up for fifth year to promote Fire Prevention Week and its fire safety messages in hundreds of communities nationwide

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm are teaming for the fifth consecutive…

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