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Power meets multifunctionality: Magirus presents the brand-new Wolf R1 tactical robot

Following the successful 2014 launch of the AirCore TAF35 firefighting robot and the 2020 launch of the TAF60 firefighting robot, Magirus is now taking the logical next step in the field of robotic, remote-controlled firefighting and emergency vehicles. The new…

Putting expertise into bricks and mortar – Siderise launches masonry passive fire protection package

Siderise has launched a suite of new passive fire protection products specifically engineered for masonry facades, making it easy for specifiers and developers to choose the right protection for their buildings. Designed to meet the specific construction challenges and requirements…

E2S shows in-depth warning signal capabilities at ADIPEC

E2S Warning Signals design and manufacture alarm horn sounders, Xenon strobe and LED warning beacons and combined signalling units; wide area sounders for site protection and civil emergency warning; PA loudspeakers; break glass and push button manual call points; application-specific…

Emergency lighting compliance ensured at Leeds General Infirmary

Following an extensive overhaul of the hospital’s emergency lighting system, LuxIntelligent panels from fire and life safety systems manufacturer Advanced are ensuring ongoing compliance with the BS 5266-1 code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises. As a large…

FDNY adds 25 names to Memorial Wall for deaths related to World Trade Center illnesses

The FDNY added the names of 25 members who died of illnesses related to their work in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center to the FDNY World Trade Center Memorial Wall at an outdoor ceremony held…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #36, monitoring PFAS exposure in fire service personnel There is growing awareness and concern for the fire service and their exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). This concern has led to several research efforts to study and better…

Festival of Rescue to astonish crowds on Newcastle and Gateshead quaysides

On 17 and 18 of September spectators on both the Newcastle and Gateshead quaysides will be in awe of the 2021 UKRO Challenge – Festival of Rescue being hosted by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS). The free,…

Baldwin Boxall designs residential tower emergency communication solution

Following the Grenfell Tower incident resulting in the tragic loss of life in 2017, and other events in residential towers, it has become clear that a method of informing residents of a situation is urgently needed. Baldwin Boxall has addressed…

Air tight! Global filtration manufacturer selects C-TEC’s CAST ZFP fire system

One of the world’s leading manufacturers of filtration solutions has selected C-TEC’s innovative new CAST ZFP addressable fire system for one of its UK sites. A global expert in the field of filtration, MANN+HUMMEL employs 15,000 people at more than…

GFE fire detection equipment protects KUMSmall, Europe’s largest mixed-use shopping mall

Fire detection solutions from Global Fire Equipment (GFE) have been installed in the KUMSmall Factory Shopping Mall, the largest mixed-use shopping mall in Europe. Located in the city of Kayseri in Central Anatolia, Turkey, KUMSmall comprises a shopping mall, business…

UK firefighters marking 9/11 twentieth anniversary with minute’s silence

UK firefighters and control staff are today commemorating the 9/11 tragedy with a minute’s silence across the country, at fire stations, fire controls and other fire service workplaces. They are falling silent at 13.46 – the time in the UK…

NFPA highlights four ways 9/11 changed the world of fire and life safety

As the 20-year anniversary of 9/11 approaches this Saturday, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) highlights four ways that day changed the world of fire and life safety, shedding light on how the fire service, first responders, and others now do their…

NFPA 2022 Call for Proposals now open!

This year marks NFPA’s 125th anniversary, with the celebrations culminating in the return of the NFPA Conference & Expo in Boston! To help us make this Conference & Expo the best yet, we are looking for speakers who are passionate…

PACT awarded US patent for Thermo Shield fire suppressant shipping wrap

PACT, LLC, an innovator of packaging and crating technologies, has been granted a US patent for its Thermo Shield, a paper-based, fire-resistant shipping wrap designed to prevent catastrophes caused by battery explosions during transport. Utilizing a revolutionary technology that actively…

Long-range drone Avy Aera tested to fight wildfires

The go-ahead has been initiated for test phases 2 and 3 to detect wildfires with the long-range drone Avy Aera. The Veluwe Forest Fire Committee (VBC) and Avy are jointly investigating the use of drones for the early detection of…

Meet our animal rescue team and their 14-tonne vehicle

When Doris the iguana leapt onto a Northamptonshire firefighter’s helmet in a desperate bid to escape a house fire earlier this year the resulting picture went viral. Behind the headlines though was a message worth reinforcing – it’s not just…

New wildland firefighting suit unveiled by FlamePro sets new PPE benchmark for the industry

Wildland fires are an increasing threat in the UK. They’re high-risk, difficult to manage and create a set of very particular circumstances for firefighters battling the blaze. And with wildland call-outs measured in days, rather than hours, fire services need…


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