Firefighter donating £1000 prize to Firefighters Charity

London Firefighter Jimmy Durant has donated £1000 prize to the Firefighters Charity, during the Coronavirus pandemic financial struggles. Absolute Radio’s Breakfast Show with Wickes is saying thank you to keyworkers and Enfield firefighter Jimmy was nominated by his wife Cassandra for going above and beyond during Covid-19. Jimmy, 32, volunteered for Pandemic Multiagency Response Teams (PMART). The team’s work ensured a safe response to Covid-19 deaths that may occur in

Apollo Fire Detectors’ free online training courses

Hundreds of fire industry professionals from over 30 countries have benefited from Apollo Fire Detectors’ free online training courses available throughout the COVID-19 lockdown period. The weekly virtual CPD seminars and product focused webinars have proved so popular that the company has extended the initial six- week programme of events into July and August, and potentially beyond. Warren Moyle, Senior Technical Support Engineer at Apollo Fire Detectors, who has been leading most of the online

60 Firefighters tackle a residential fire in London

“Firefighters have worked exceptionally hard to get this flat fire under control” stated Station Commander Ned Alexander Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 12.30 pm with crews from Lambeth and surrounding area deployed to the scene as well. Huge amounts of smoke can be seen pouring out of the ground floor of Walters House on the Brandon Estate in Kennington this afternoon. London Fire Brigade have confirmed


Grenfell: Three years on, still 2000 UK buildings with same cladding

According to a committee analysing the government, there are still 2000 buildings in the UK that have the same cladding as Grenfell. The Housing Community and Local Government (HCLG) committee has been looking into how the government has handled post-Grenfell events and the results are not good, with the report claiming that some properties are “unmortgageable and unsellable” in their current state, unless residents fork out “tens of thousands of


Nittan fire detectors help protect NHS Nightingale Hospital, Bristol

Nittan Europe is proud to have its Evolution analogue addressable fire detectors installed into the NHS Nightingale Hospital Bristol. Built in less than three weeks at the University of West of England Frenchaycampus, NHS Nightingale Hospital Bristol has the capacity to provide up to 300 intensive care beds for coronavirus patients, if local services need them. The new facility is one of seven Nightingale hospitals to be set up around


IWMA release call for papers for IWMC, taking place 21-22 April 2021

The International Water Mist Association (IWMA) have found – after having to discard the initial plans for October 2020 – a new date for THE worldwide water mist event and have announced that the 20th International Water Mist Conference (IWMC) will take place in Warsaw, Poland, on 21st and 22nd April 2021 at the Regent Warsaw Hotel. As such, the call for papers was released. The deadline to hand in


HAAS Alert Responder-to-Responder Alerts: V2V comes to key response

Recently, the nation’s first vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication network for first responders went live, powered by HAAS Alert’s Safety Cloud – the only technology-agnostic vehicle communication service. Haas have been delivering Responder-to-Vehicle (R2V) alerts to civilian motorists through our connected vehicle technology since our launch in 2015, but today, we’ve enhanced our service so that thousands of First Responder vehicles can alert other responding vehicles of one another in real time


Sourcewell strike up a partnership with FireRescue GPO

Cooperative purchasing organisation Sourcewell has joined forces with the Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA), founder of FireRescue GPO. This FireRescue GPO partnership with Sourcewell will provide an even greater opportunity to meet the cooperative procurement needs of the nation’s fire service, as well as enhance FireRescue GPO’s ability to serve the fire service. Revenue generated through FireRescue GPO is shared with fire chiefs’ associations across the country including the International Association


New Evac+Chair International site at Blythe Valley Park

UK manufacturer, Evac+Chair International is investing to futureproof the business as it relocates to Blythe Valley Park (BVP) in Solihull, Birmingham, near junction 4, M42. The move began on May 25 2020 and now Evac+Chair International have begun manufacturing and distributing its products worldwide from the new, 38,223 sq. ft site. The increased space will allow the manufacturer to continue to grow and develop its world-leading products. Evac+Chair International is the


Cottenham firefighter rallies community to support hospice

A Cottenham based firefighter has rallied his local community to donate face masks to a hospice charity. Crew Commander Roger Pake raised more than £2,000 to cover the cost of 700 N95 masks for staff at Arthur Rank Hospice in Cambridge. Roger said: “I saw the plea from the charity on Facebook and felt I could help. I know people that have family members looked after by the hospice, plus