Disaster and Emergency Management Conference 2020

If you’ve got research, insight or personal experience to share in disaster and emergency management, submit for your chance to be featured in the 2020 conference program. This is your opportunity to…

Aussie Pumps at the Fire Front

Aussie Pumps distributors in five states have responded to the needs of their communities for information on fire protection! Aussie Pumps staff, working with dealers in regional areas, have found that the biggest issue is a lack of preparation putting…

New Honeywell glove line helps workers easily identify the proper cut protection

Color-coded marking system matches glove with EN/ANSI standard so workers can use the right protection for the job Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has launched a new line of industrial work gloves – CoreShieldTM – with a color-coded marking system that makes it simple to choose…

New fire commissioner signs covenant with UK Armed Forces

London Fire Brigade’s first Commissioner in 75 years to have served as a commissioned officer in the British army has today sign a covenant with the UK armed forces. The agreement formalises the Brigade’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces…

Crisis Management in Tall Buildings Conference set to Challenge Current Thinking and Highlight Best Practice

21st May 2020 will see the Crisis Management in Tall Buildings Conference come to London alongside FIREX at the Excel exhibition centre. Recent events such as terrorist attacks, cyber hacks, and drone scares have made the discipline of Crisis Management…

Construction Fire Safety Conference Coming to London in May 2020

20th May 2020 will see the Construction Fire Safety Conference come to London alongside FIREX at the Excel exhibition centre. A recent spate of high-profile construction fires has raised questions about the efficacy of standards, guidance, insurance and risk management.…

Relief as rain falls over Australian bushfires

Rain fell across parts of bushfire-ravaged eastern Australia on Thursday and Friday (Jan 16-17) and more wet weather was forecast, giving some relief following months of catastrophic blazes fuelled by climate change. The fires, unprecedented for Australia in terms of…

Cyclone Tino hits Fiji, bringing ‘destructive force winds

Tropical Cyclone Tino has brought “destructive force winds” as it approached Fiji’s second-largest island, Vanua Levu. Residents in Fiji sheltered in evacuation centres as Tropical Cyclone Tino took aim at the Pacific island nation on Friday Jan 17th. The Fiji Meteorological Service said…

NFC Championship Game with a Fire Prevention Twist

The San Francisco Fire Department has partnered with the Green Bay Metro Fire Department to remind communities of the importance of practising fire safety along with some friendly competition. What will happen: At halftime, during the NFC Championship game, both…

Nominations for the NVFC’s Fire Service Achievement Awards Due February 7

Each spring, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) honors a volunteer firefighter who has provided a lifetime of service, a volunteer firefighter or EMS provider who has demonstrated leadership in the area of responder health and wellness, an outstanding junior…

Exciting membership announcement from the NVFC

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has some exciting membership news to start out 2020! The NVFC strives to offer the best services for our members, and we also want to make sure membership is affordable for volunteers. That is…

AFG/SAFER Increase, Rural EMS Grant Funding, and Volunteer R&R Incentive Pass Congress

On December 20, President Trump signed into law appropriations legislation (H.R. 1865), which includes language restoring the Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act (VRIPA) in the 2020 tax year. VRIPA exempts nominal volunteer recruitment and retention incentives from being subject to federal income…

Message from the NVFC on Australian wildfires

The National Volunteer Fire Council would like to express our support for the people of Australia and all of the firefighters battling the devastating wildfires. Our thoughts are with the brave men and women working to protect lives, homes, and…

Protect your belongings in outdoor work and adventures with PELI™ RUCK™ Cases

The watertight, crushproof and dustproof Cases will take care of your personal items Peli Products, the global leader in the design and manufacturing of high-performance cases, introduces the new Peli RUCK™ cases. These ultimate personal utility cases are an innovative…

Volunteer Fire Departments in TX and NJ Receive the Inaugural CHEMTREC HELP Award

CHEMTREC® and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have selected the Prairie View (TX) Volunteer Firefighting Association and the Willow Grove Fire Company (Pittsgrove, NJ) as the recipients of the 2019 CHEMTREC HELP (Hazmat Emergencies Local Preparedness) Award. Each department…

NFPA announces new, local representation to further safety and enforcement advancements in the Middle East and North Africa region

 The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will have a local representative who will oversee the overall regional planning, direction, coordination and support of international development functions in the Middle East and North Africa. Anas Alzaid, an electrical engineering consultant with more than…

MSA’s Globe Gear Giveaway Program Reaches $1 Million Milestone in 2019

MSA, DuPont, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) provided 13 volunteer fire departments with needed personal protective equipment through MSA’s 2019 Globe Gear Giveaway. Each department received four sets of new, state-of-the-art turnout gear along with four helmets to…

Nominations for the NVFC’s Fire Service Achievement Awards Due February 7

Each spring, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) honors a volunteer firefighter who has provided a lifetime of service, a volunteer firefighter or EMS provider who has demonstrated leadership in the area of responder health and wellness, an outstanding junior…

ARFF flagship vehicle celebrates anniversary

Rosenbauer delivers the 2,000th PANTHER to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Florida The new high-end airport fire truck significantly surpasses NFPA and FAA requirements Traditional push-back ceremony during the handover of the anniversary vehicle Two brand new Rosenbauer PANTHER 6×6 HRET…

Pierce to make Digital Collision Avoidance Technology standard on custom apparatus

Custom fire apparatus manufactured by Pierce will be equipped with HAAS Alert collision avoidance technology. Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced today that it has further improved safety in the fire industry by collaborating with HAAS, Inc. d/b/a HAAS…

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