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Strengthening community support for emergency services around the world

Is there enough public support for Emergency Services personnel worldwide? Citizens in the Global North often take Emergency Services (ES) for granted. Firefighters, EMTs and other first responders are the bedrock of society – the community looks up to them…

World’s leading thinkers on high-rise fire safety coming to London conference in May 2022

May 2022 will see the 7th International Tall Building/High Rise Conference come to London alongside FIREX at the Excel exhibition centre. Speakers from around the world will provide valuable insights into current best practice and tall-building fire-safety innovation. Delivered over…

Firefighters and mesothelioma: four important questions to answer

Firefighters risk their lives daily to help save others from danger. They bravely run into harm’s way while others move in the opposite direction. This selfless act is the nature of the occupation. Another regular nature – one that isn’t…

TERRIFFIC system is put through its paces in two RNe trials

Using real radioactive sources in a series of challenging operational scenarios, SDIS73, the fire service of the Savoie region in France, tested and assessed the fully integrated TERRIFFIC System and was able to compare its benefits with their own legacy…

Rosenbauer implements the first electric L32A-XS on a Volvo FE Electric

Rosenbauer is working vigorously on expanding the electric vehicle fleet for fire departments. After the RT tank firefighting vehicle and a logistics vehicle, the first L32A-XS aerial ladder is now also being electrified. The top priority of the development engineers…

New fire safety system from Hochiki installed at the historic and beautiful Corte Regia Relais and Spa

Located in the picturesque village of Borghetto di Valeggio sul Mincio, Italy, the Corte Regia Relais and Spa overlooks the river Mincio, with views across to the imposing Scaliger Castle and the Visconteo Bridge and a short journey to Lake…

Zico improves ladder access on narrow streets

Ziamatic Corp. (Zico), an international leader in ladder storage solutions, is making it safer and easier to deploy ladders in space-restricted areas with their new Slide-Out Ladder Gantry System, Model SLG-M. Traditional side-mounted ladder storage can be difficult to access…

Examining the cost of failure from a Deepwater Horizon survivor

Caleb Holloway shares his personal story of resilience, lessons learned and the need for heightened awareness. My story of what failure can do is probably more of an exception than the rule. You’ve no doubt heard about what happened on…

Chris Higgins Joins Telgian Fire Safety as Vice President, Customer Service

Telgian Fire Safety recently announced the addition of Chris Higgins as Vice President, Customer Service. In this position, Higgins will be responsible for the management of all aspects of the company’s customer support department, as well as for developing new…

Reacton Direct Release (DLP) Clean Agent Systems

Reacton are approved original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for 3M Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid and FM-200, which means we can provide environmentally friendly fire protection for your critical assets such as electrical panels. Clean Agents are the leading choice for…

Cerberus solution for iconic Riyadh Park Mall

The UL-approved Cerberus PRO fire system from Siemens is providing protection for the largest retail complex in Saudi Arabia’s capital city. Riyadh Park is a 132,000m2 complex owned by Hamat Property Services and located in the heart of the city,…

Security Essen 2022 profits from the boom in the sector

The security industry is booming. Whether technical high-end solutions or highly professional services, almost all sectors reported an increase in turnover last year. ‘These are the best preconditions for Security Essen 2022,’ Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen is…

Become part of our Fire Department

Petroplan have an exciting opportunity for you to work in Qatar for a major Oil and Gas company. This will be a permanent, staff, residential role, where you can also take your family on a full residential paid package. This…

Government and industry leaders will shape the new energy agenda at ADIPEC’s 2021 Strategic Conference

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, and hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), ADIPEC returns in person this year, bringing together experts from across…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #41, A Duty to Warn Firefighters have been unaware of the known toxicity in Aqueous Film Forming Foams (AFFF). ‘Aside from standard workplace safety requirements regarding hazardous materials right-to-know, there has been no legal duty to warn or to…

Fire-Cryer graduates at Swansea University

Vimpex Fire-Cryer Voice Enhanced Sounders have been installed on link bridges between buildings at Swansea University, to increase the protection of staff and students should there be a fire alarm, by delivering clear messages and ensuring a fast, efficient evacuation.…

New worldwide fire safety initiative launched

A global coalition of over 80 fire-safety leadership organisations has today launched a new Decade of Action for Fire Safety 2022-2032, to ensure an internationally consistent approach to the safety and management of buildings, infrastructure and more, with the aim…


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