London Fire Brigade

London Fire Brigade commissioner Dany Cotton to stand down early

London Fire Brigade (LFB) commissioner Dany Cotton is to stand down four months earlier than planned in light of the Grenfekll Tower inquiry backlash. Previously, Cotton was due to step down in April 2020 when she planned to retire from the LFB, but had faced many calls to resign after the public inquiry report into the Grenfell Tower disaster, which killed 72 people in June 2017, was released. Cotton is

West London

Over 100 firefighters tackle blaze in West London, forcing evacuations

Over 100 firefighters were called out to take on a fire in West London, which broke out in a Travelodge hotel and forced many to flee. Guests and staff were forced to evacuate the building after the fire, at a Travelodge in Brentford, required the assistance of firefighters. Crews arrived on the scene at 02:52am. The London Fire Brigade reported that there were no injuries reported from the fire, which

Aqua Metal

Aqua Metals suffers significant fire damage following incident in late November

Aqua Metals announced that on November 29, a fire occurred in the AquaRefining area of the plant. The fire took place in the evening and fortunately, there were no injuries as the building was vacant at the time. Local fire authorities responded rapidly and extinguished the fire that evening. The cause of the fire is presently unknown and the Company is working with the local authorities and other parties to investigate

First Arriving

First Arriving deploys large-scale digital dashboard platform across Prince George’s County

First Arriving have announced the deployment of its best-in-class Digital Dashboard system across the Prince George’s County, MD, Fire/EMS Department. With more than 100 digital displays providing mission critical data to over 60 stations, battalion and command offices, and the county’s training academy, the new system utilises real-time analytics to enhance the department’s ability to respond more efficiently and effectively. First Arriving’s Digital Dashboard features include real-time dispatch information, including incident


Polaris Off Road and Diesel Brothers support America’s first responders

Polaris Off Road have announced United We Ride – a partnership and fundraising effort with the Diesel Brothers that honours our nation’s military, police and fire departments. The program is highlighted by a Diesel Brothers’ customised series of recently launched Polaris machines. Each machine has been custom-made to honor a specific branch of American “first responders” – the RZR PRO XP Ultimate for policemen and policewomen, the RANGER CREW XP 1000


RBFRS wishes residents a safe and happy Christmas

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) is urging residents to take care this Christmas. Although fire safety is important year-round, the festive season brings extra fire hazards such as open fires, decorations and candles. However, the risk of a fire can be greatly reduced by following some simple safety advice. To help keep you and your loved ones safe this festive season, we’re sharing our #12DaysOfChristmas fire safety advice:


Miami-Dade Fire Rescue orders four Leonardo AW139 helicopters

Leonardo have announced that Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) has signed a contract for four AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform a range of missions — primarily fire suppression, emergency medical services (EMS) and search-and-rescue (SAR) — and will have special equipment including a cargo hook, rescue hoist and Bambi Bucket. The first helicopter is expected to be delivered from Leonardo’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, facility in Q3

London Fire Brigade

Keeping safe this Christmas with some tips from the London Fire Brigade

London Fire Brigade wants everyone to have a wonderful Christmas – rocking around the Christmas tree with family and friends, but most importantly the Brigade wants everyone to have a safe Christmas without any firefighters showing up and spoiling the Christmas dinner. Over Christmas there are lots of extra fire hazards in the home and the Brigade wants you to hear only silver bells over the festive period not sirens.

Bristol Uniforms

Bristol Uniforms launch first ever batch of stock styles

Bristol Uniforms has launched its first ever selection of stock styles for structural firefighting, which are immediately available for purchase. The stock styles offer a more cost-effective solution than bespoke alternatives and although ready-made, the PPE can be personalised by adding a heat-sealed patch to the back of each coat, a name to the front, and a name to each trouser. A choice of two styles are currently available, both

Hochiki Europe

Bright future for Hochiki Europe’s new Lighting Manager, Ian Hill

Hochiki Europe has appointed lighting expert Ian Hill as the company’s new Emergency Lighting Business Manager. Ian brings a wealth of industry experience to the role, with a technical background covering business development, sales of life safety equipment, and also product development. Ian will combine his unique set of industry sales experience with his technical expertise to bolster Hochiki Europe’s growth in the global emergency lighting sector. As part of