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Thank you for your support over the years

The Hemming Group have been involved in the fire market for close to 20 years and despite the loyal support of our readers, it is with much sadness that we have to announce the closure of the Hemming Fire portfolio – Fire and Rescue, Industrial Fire Journal, Fire Trade Europe and Fire Trade Asia.

Airport consultancy opens for business

Total Compliance Management has launched as a new consultancy business specialising in rescue and firefighting services (RFFS), emergency and contingency planning, airport operations and aerodrome regulations.

Comment:electric and hybrid vehicle extrication

As concerns rise over the fire risks of electric vehicles, David Dalrymple examines the specific hazards for rescuers from alternatively-fuelled vehicles and outlines some basic tactics and strategies to follow when attending an incident involving a hybrid or electric vehicle.

Framework to reduce fire risks in informal settlements

Arup has released new guidance concerning fire risk in informal settlements.

All hazards incident management team training

The US All Hazards Incident Management Team Concept was introduced to flood and water incident managers in October at a Floodfighter training event conducted by the Professional Rescue SAR Academy at the UK Fire Service College. Academy CEO David Lane reports.

Ladder trucks for London Fire Brigade

London Fire Brigade has taken delivery of over 126 new dual-ladder fire appliances with crew cabs and has ordered an additional 62 trucks.

Tower rescue crew receives award

HM Coastguard’s search and rescue (SAR) helicopter crew from Lee-on-Solent, on the south Hampshire coast, has received an industry award recognising the successful recovery of a group of visitors trapped on landmark tower overlooking the English Channel.

High-tech vehicle for SAR operations

The Austrian Red Cross welcomes a new search and rescue vehicle into its emergency response fleet.

Bridgend team wins UKRO Challenge

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Bridgend Extrication Team remain the very best in Great Britain after defending their UK Extrication Team title and winning for the sixth time.

More foam options for US airports

Fluorine-free foams given green light for use in US civilian airports.

Fire training suspended in Argentina

Delay of transfer of funds leads to freeze in firefighter training across the country.

Power spikes

A new set of tools based on the science of fire dynamics is set to change the way fires are fought in North America and worldwide, reports Ann-Marie Knegt.

Training provider lands US national USAR contract

A US-based training company has been appointed as the official USAR training provider by FEMA.

Major safety services provider sold

A Danish/ Swedish private equity firm has taken over a major safety, outsourcing and training services provider.

PFOA should be banned worldwide, says white paper

Evidence of efficacy of fluorine-free fire-fighting foam to be presented at UN Stockholm Convention Review Committee meeting taking place this week.

Lightweight ram range

A rescue tool manufacturer has expanded its range of compact lightweight rams.

Become international firefighting team of the year

The submissions portal for the Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award 2018 is officially open. Firefighters from all over the world can send in their case studies, pictures and videos in a bid to become the International Firefighting Team of the year.

Support for responders battling California wildfires

A US-based logistics company has been providing logistics management and transportation of supplies and equipment needed by first responders battling the devastating wildfires in California.

London Fire Brigade uniforms to be tracked with RFID

RFID tags will be used to track the uniforms of London Fire Brigade’s 4,800 firefighters.

New firefighting fabric on show at ESS

A new firefighting fabric for technical rescue and wildland fire operations will be displayed at the Emergency Services Show.

Donation of equipment to moorland firefighters

UK fire crews tackling moorland blazes have received a donation of PPE. 

Industrial off-road fire truck

A flexible, off-road capable, large-tank fire truck designed specifically for industrial use has been launched.

Cameras on light towers

A lighting tower manufacturer has partnered with vehicle camera system suppliers to add cameras to its light towers to improve scene visibility for firefighters.

Dual-beam safety light with auto sensor

A safety torch with dual beam and an automatic light sensor is the latest addition to a range of lighting solutions for hazardous working conditions.

Hydraulic platform for multiple people

A hydraulic platform that can carry up to five people to the ground from a height of 60 metres is among the new products just launched.

Light that cuts through smoke

A torch manufacturer has added four new models to its range for firefighters.

High-volume alerting

A global communications company has delivered more than 50,000 Tetra Pagers to fire brigades and rescue services in a German State.

Vehicle fire detection and suppression

A Swedish company has separated its vehicle fire detection and suppression operations from its core fire safety equipment business to enable it to more closely focus on the long-term continuous development of the vehicle operation.

Women in the fire service

Officers and support staff from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service attended the Women in Fire Service National Training and Development weekend held at the UK Fire Service College in June.

‘Sticky science’ saves London school from fire

London Fire Brigade has become the first brigade in Europe to use a new glutinous liquid to prevent building damage from fire.

EU rushes to aid Sweden against wildfires

Sweden has triggered the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to combat 80 wildfires, that are raging across the country.

Flexible first response unit

A new first response unit combines a fire truck, an aerial platform, and a rescue ladder in a compact and manoeuvrable format.

National debut

A new fire truck will be introduced to the UK market during the Emergency Services Show on 19-20 September.

Solidarity with London firefighters

In an open letter to London’s Fire Commissioner the German Fire Protection Association has criticised the way firefighters have been questioned during the Grenfell Tower public inquiry.

Approved Document B in focus

The UK government plans a full-scale review into building regulations for the autumn and launches a new consultation. 

Storage tank fire

A fire that gutted two crude oil tanks in Terengganu, Malaysia has been extinguished.

Fast ARFF response

A major airport in the UAE has placed an order for 25 ARFF vehicles.

Poisoned chalice

Germany’s highest court of law finds German fire service liable for AFFF used at incident and dismisses claim of public-office immunity.

ICAFS announces speaker line-up

On 19 and 20 September 2018, international specialists in the field of compressed air foam will come together at the International Compressed Air Foam Symposium (iCAFS) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Bridge rescue

VIDEO Watch the dramatic rescue of three construction workers working underneath the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Prince George’s County, Maryland, following a fatal crash.

Small animal pre-veterinary care

The frequent presence of pets at the scene of road accidents and house fires in his home state of Colorado prompted firefighter Michael Davis to develop a training programme for small animal pre-veterinary care for first responders.

Fire helmet assembly line opens in Austria

Firefighting equipment manufacturer Rosenbauer has recently opened a brand new helmet assembly line in Linz-Pichling in Austria.

Lowering the bar

New minimum risk levels for PFAS expected to have major impact on firefighting-foam-contaminated facilities across the US.

Fire Service College improves hydration with ice cubes

The Fire Service College has been pioneering hydration and cooling techniques by providing firefighters with ice cubes.

Take your kit off

Dermal absorption of toxic chemicals on PPE is elevating firefighters’ risk of developing cancer, according to a new study from the University of Central Lancashire in the UK. But what can be done to minimise this risk? Lotte Debell looks at research and initiatives from around the world and the challenges faced by fire services in getting to grips with the cancer threat.

Holmatro launches 12 bar lifting bags

SPONSORED FEATURE: Holmatro's new 12 bar lifting bag system has been designed for safe and controlled lifting of heavy objects. 

VR app for public safety users

Airbus presented a refined Virtual Reality application for public safety users at Critical Communications World 2018, held in Berlin from 15-17 May.

Tropos launches Able truck range

Tropos Technologies has rebranded as Tropos Motors as it transitions from distributor to manufacturer of low-cost electric vehicles and trucks.

A driver for resilience

The first trial of a European project kicks off this week aiming to increase resilience and to drive innovation in crisis management,write João Dias, Rob Munro and Marion Bonlieu.

Drone training

A training course in drone piloting aimed at public safety personnel has been launched by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service.