Safety Components

Fire Rescue New South Wales Selects Nomex 360 by Safety Components

Nomex 360 by Safety Components has been selected as the fabric of choice to protect the first responders of Fire & Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW). A state government agency, FRNSW is tasked to provide fire, rescue and hazmat services in the cities and towns across New South Wales, Australia. As one of the world’s largest urban fire and rescue services with more than 6,700 firefighters and over 4,500 community fire unit members,


Vesper microphones power smart home fire safety device, LifeDoor

Vesper recently announced that its ZeroPower Listening microphones were chosen to bring extended battery life and durability to the lifesaving fire safety devices from LifeDoor. Founded and funded by firefighters, LifeDoor has pioneered an entirely new class of home safety product that protects people and property in the event of a fire. The brands will demonstrate the technology at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), taking place in Las Vegas this week. Triggered by the

Hampshire Fire and Rescue

Hampshire Fire and Rescue firefighter’s gruelling 2020 challenge

A Hampshire Fire and Rescue firefighter from Portsmouth wanting to take part in his first 32-mile triathlon mistakenly signed up for an 80-mile challenge instead but has vowed to complete it. Only when Scott Avery received the confirmation did he realise what he’d really signed up for, however not being one to shirk a challenge, he will take it on for a cause close to his heart. The Castle to


New Airport Fire Officers Association (AFOA) Chair outlines vision for 2020

Providing platforms to engage with the industry and promote excellence in aviation firefighting will be priorities for the Airport Fire Officers Association (AFOA) in the coming year. This is according to AFOA’s new Chairman John Purdy, who has taken over from Gatwick Airport’s Chief Fire Officer, Simon Petts after four years in the role. Currently Airports Commercial Training Manager at Newcastle International Airport Service, John Purdy has many years’ experience


Wayne Baker joins DJI to expand drone use in public safety

DJI welcomes retired fire chief Wayne Baker as its new Director of Public Safety Integration, enhancing the company’s support for the police, fire and rescue personnel across America who rely on DJI products to protect the public. Baker is a 26-year veteran of the fire service and recently retired after serving the past 10 years as Fire Chief and Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Joshua, Texas. He is a founding member of the North Central Texas


International Water Mist Association (IWMA) to support the Work on VdS Guidline 3188

On January 13, the International Water Mist Association (IWMA) announced the start of a co-operation with VdS to support the work on guidelines 3188. The IWMA board of directors have appointed Rüdiger Kopp to represent the association in the working group to update and revise the document. Speaking about the arrangement, Rüdiger Kopp, founding member of IWMA and general manager for fixed water mist systems with Cologne-based Fogtec, expressed his delight


Former Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service officer recognised in New Year’s Honours List

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service former Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Terry McDermott was awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal (QFSM)(QFSM) in the New Year’s Honours List. Mr. McDermott retired from Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service in September 2019 following a 30 year career that saw him serve at Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS). In 2014 he left Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and joined Derbyshire

London Fire Brigade

Watson joins London Fire Brigade fire dog detectives Sherlock and Simba

A new four-legged trainee has joined the ranks of the London Fire Brigade dog detectives. Watson the English springer spaniel is going through an intensive training programme with the hope he will be put to work alongside his canine colleagues Sherlock and Simba early next year. In a first for the Brigade, Watson has come from a litter bred by the Metropolitan Police Service and has been gifted as part of

Pierce Manufacturing

Pierce Manufacturing and Fotokite establish exclusive alliance

Pierce Manufacturing announced before Christmas that it is partnering exclusively with Fotokite to provide situational awareness systems to firefighters and first responders. The introduction of the Pierce Situational Awareness System by Fotokite was announced at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in April 2019. Through a newly-established exclusive arrangement between Pierce and Fotokite, the vehicle-integrated situational awareness product will be available solely through Pierce’s dealer network. The situational awareness system is a

SVI Trucks

SVI Trucks launches brand new website specifically for their refurb division

SVI Refurb – a subsidiary of the hugely successful SVI Trucks – have taken the next steps of their growth by launching its own website, Countless fire departments across the country have trusted SVI Refurb with their fire apparatus refurbishment needs, adding 10 to 15 years of life to their trucks. SVI Refurb is a division of SVI Trucks, a leading manufacturer of custom fire trucks, located in a 160,000-square-foot