New strategic alliance between LHD Group and Vimpex

An exciting new strategic partnership between LHD Group and Vimpex is announced, bringing together one of Europe’s leading PPE personal protective apparel manufacturers and the UK’s leading specialist supplier of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & Rescue Equipment to form…

South Australian bushfire mapping deployed to Californian hotspots

New real-time bushfire mapping technology created in South Australia is being deployed to California and Canada. New real-time aerial mapping used to help the Australian Army in the devastating South Australian bushfires is being deployed to support the Californian fire…

Aussie Ultralites to the Rescue

With the summer of 2019-20 looking like the worst fire season in living memory, Aussie Pumps has pulled out all stops to dramatically increase production as home owners on the “URBAN-INTERFACE” gear up to protect their lives and properties. One…

Firefighters warn people to “vape safe” after man badly burnt by exploding e-cig

A man was badly burnt and left with scars on his leg after a vape exploded in his pocket when it came into contact with his keys. Fortunately for contractor Richard Bingham, he was at Whittington Hospital in Upper Holloway…

Dubai Civil Defence – Fire Safety Forum

The Fire Safety Forum UAE is held annually by the General Command of Civil Defence to recognize achievements and trends in the firefighting, building and fire protection industries. Under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Interior and under the…

A blaze in green waste, hard to extinguish

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) has 50 firefighters battling a blaze at Sungei Tengah since the early hours of Friday (Feb 14) The fire involved piles of horticultural waste “approximately the size of one football field and about four storeys…

Fire Australia 2020 early bird registrations now open

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) is excited to announce early bird registrations are now open for the Fire Australia Conference and Tradeshow 2020. Register before 9 March 2020 to save up to $300 off your ticket! Join us for…

New Firefighter’s Birthday Kitten Rescue

Firefighter Jessica New celebrated her 21st birthday by rescuing a kitten from a house fire in Wembley. Jessica has been a firefighter for just two months and the blaze on Page Avenue was the first house fire she has attended and…

Timeless classics with a unique fire service heritage

William Wood Watches is a sustainable British watch brand that upcycles UK fire fighting material into their watches. The brand is named after the founder’s, Jonny Garrett’s grandfather, William Wood, who served in the British Fire Service for over 25…

New CPD Webinar to raise awareness on the benefits of Multi-Sensor technology

Leading life safety manufacturer, Hochiki Europe, is set to host a CPD-accredited webinar at 2pm on 5 March 2020 focusing on the benefits of multi-sensors and the importance of understanding the most appropriate accreditation for this technology. The free-to-attend session…

Presentation Submissions Close 13th March

The Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association is calling for presentation submissions for the 2020 Disaster & Emergency Management Conference, taking place from Monday 1 – Tuesday 2 June on the Gold Coast.  With only four weeks remaining until…

Los Angeles Fire Department Purchases Electric Fire Truck from Rosenbauer

LAFD is the first North-American buyer, setting an example for sustainability Test operation of pre-series vehicle based on the Concept Fire Truck set to begin in 2021 Purchase was made through Velocity Fire Equipment & Sales representing Rosenbauer in Southern…

Sydney; from drought, then fire now, flooding rain

Two massive bushfires in New South Wales have been extinguished by the heaviest rain event in 30 years. The rain has cause flooding in many areas. The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said 391.6mm of rain had fallen in the past…

Typhoon-resilient home from natural building products, very cheap

Philippines: Soon after Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines in November 2013, skilled carpenter Gener Paduga was on a boat distributing food and plastic roofs to affected victims in Palawan.  Around him was a harrowing scene of devastation left behind by…

Australian Wildfires: Hampshire firefighter to help with recovery

Steve Watters, from Winchester Station, will join 40 other firefighters flying to Canberra where a state of emergency has recently been declared. The mission was organised by firefighter-run charity Tunnel2Towers to re-establish communities and work alongside wildlife organisations The Australian…

New look, new brochure

We’ve recently created a new brochure, which contains all the information you need to know about our products and services in one handy place – check it out!  The brochure also comes in English, Spanish and Italian. IF YOU WOULD…

An EPiCC response to Emergencies and Disasters

THE FUTURE media and communication response to emergencies and disasters within the UK will be shaped by a new not for profit organisation launched today (Tuesday, 4 th February). EPiCC (Emergency Practitioners in Crisis Communication) will support the development and…

First the fires now the floods

The heaviest rain in years has been forecast for Southern Queensland and eastern New South Wales this week: enough to fill dams, dampen some bushfire grounds and even bring flash flooding to parts of the states. As of Wednesday morning,…

Canberra prepared for a horror bushfire day

Temperatures in the Australian capital Canberra have set a new monthly record amid an advancing bushfire that has prompted a state of emergency declaration. The city declared its first state of emergency in nearly two decades last week in anticipation…

Cheshire pub and hotel owners sentenced after serious fire safety breaches

The owners of the Foresters Arms public house and hotel have been sentenced after admitting serious breaches of fire safety law. Stuart Hulse pleaded guilty on behalf of himself, and Foresters Arms (Tarporley) Ltd, to nine breaches of the Regulatory…

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