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Dan Stephens, CFO Merseyside FRS
UK fire services to share knowledge from industrial incidents at ESS 2017

The Emergency Services Show returns to Hall 5 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 20 to 21 September 2017, with over 450 exhibitors, live demonstrations of vehicles and equipment and a programme of CPD-accredited seminars.

Turbine robot sees action

The successful deployment of a mobile fire extinguishing turbine prompts the delivery of a second unit to the largest site in the Bavarian chemical triangle.

Chemours introduces FM-200 20-year replacement warranty

For those organisations that are concerned about changing EPA fire suppressant regulations, Chemours has now put an FM-200 replacement warranty in action.

Chief Keith Bryant to become new US Fire Administrator

 Former IAFC president and Oklahoma City Chief G Keith Bryant has been appointed as US fire administrator on May 18.

Waterax introduces Mini-Striker lightweight pumps

A range of lightweight, portable pumps designed to act as initial attack units has been launched by Waterax.

Ziegler launches Z-Cab XL

Firefighting vehicle and technology supplier Ziegler has added a new, roomier option for crew cabins with the launch of the Z-Cab XL. This is designed as a premium option in the Z-Cab range and comes in a number of different versions.

AFOA Conference report: part two

Fire & Rescue covers the topics addressed at the 18th annual conference of the Airport Fire Officers Association, held in January 2017, including the growing risk of lithium-ion batteries, changes in aerodrome regulations covering emergency planning, and strategies to improve the wellbeing of firefighters.

Warwick traffic system upgrades to an emergency pre-emption solution

The city of Warwick, Rhode Island, US, has upgraded its Opticom emergency traffic pre-emption solution that provides priority to emergency vehicles at intersections to improve operational safety and incident response times.

Holmatro introduces new telescopic ram range

Holmatro has launched three lightweight telescopic rams that provide both more length and higher second plunger spreading force.

Subsequent firefighting foam spills within space of one month in Queensland

Two spills of firefighting foam containing PFOA occurred in the Brisbane area of Queensland, Australia within the space of three weeks in April.

Queensland offers firefighters free bloodtest as part of PFOA study

Firefighters in Queensland worried about exposure to toxic chemicals in firefighting foams can now access free blood tests after the Queensland Government signed a policy in May offering the tests as part of a study into the long-term effects of the PFOS and PFOA.

Thermal imaging camera integrated in mask

An in-mask thermal imaging intelligence system has been launched by Scott Safety. Scott Sight integrates a lightweight thermal imaging camera into the mask’s display, providing a hands-free thermal view at all times.

Tactilon Agnet from Airbus
Share the full picture over Tetra and LTE - on a tablet

The latest version of Tactilon Agnet not only allows police officers and firefighters to communicate with each other securely by LTE, Tetra and/or Tetrapol, it now also offers constant geolocalisation, navigation, group positioning and user presence as well as status displays on the map for commanding officers.

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