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…

Five people killed in fire at the world’s biggest vaccine-making factory, in India

The fire occurred last Thursday (21 January) in the world’s biggest vaccine-production hub in western India. ‘Five people have died,’ Pune city mayor Murlidhar Mohol told reporters following the fire at the Serum Institute of India. Rescue workers discovered five…

Budget cuts because of COVID-19 forces Indonesia to scale back forest fire protection

Budget cuts in Indonesia have required the scaling back of fire protection measures for some of the world’s most important tropical forests ahead of a worsening fire season, because of budget cuts due to the coronavirus, the environment ministry said.…

Typhoon Yongfong forces thousands from homes in the virus-hit Philippines

A typhoon last Thursday lashing the Philippines has forced thousands into cramped shelters, while other spaces have been converted into quarantine facilities for those suspected of having the coronavirus. Tens of thousands of people have been forced into cramped shelters…

De-Wipe | Supporting First Responders and Key Workers through uncertain times

After fire decontamination wipe manufacturer De-Wipe is thrilled to be protecting the ongoing health of UK first responders and key workers in vital industries such as utilities, construction and transport during the COVID-19 crisis with decon wipes that contain crucial…

Lind Equipment joins the fight against COVID-19 with a UV-C LED Lighting Solution

Lind Equipment, an LED lighting company, joins the fight against COVID-19 by creating a brand-new product with UV-C LED lights specifically for the healthcare industry. Healthcare professionals can use UV-C light to decontaminate personal protective equipment (PPE) and to decontaminate…

Fire safety warning as millions work from home to stem spread of Covid-19

Firefighters are issuing urgent #StayHomeStaySafe advice as millions of people enter their first full week of working from home amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. The majority of city office workers have now stopped commuting following Government advice to avoid all but…

COVID-19 and Firefighter Response

The fire service is an “all-hazard” responder with multiple reasons we respond to those in need. From hazards, seen and unseen, rescue, hazardous materials, to service calls and medical aid. Medical aid calls for most department’s average over 70% of…

Covid 19: Information by Deutsche Messe

According to the current assessment of the authorities, there is no risk to events on the Deutsche Messe exhibition grounds. All trade fairs in Hannover will take place as planned. The safety and health of all employees, customers, partners and…

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