New South Wales declare state of emergency following bushfires

Australia is currently reeling following bushfires and the state of New South Wales have now declared a week-long state of emergency in response. The threat of bushfires is ever-growing and has forced the state into making the decision, which comes into place on 08:00am on 3/1/2020 Australian time. The state has done so on the basis of a) what has already happened thus far and b) because of the strong


Vimpex Smart Guarding will deter false alarms from happening

A focus of particular interest to risk management is the Vimpex Smart+Guard, a tamper-evident protective cover showcasing at Intersec 2020 Dubai (Hall 4, Stand C40). The Vimpex Smart+Guard is a tough polycarbonate hinged protective cover that can easily be installed over a range of call points, emergency switches and other devices to provide protection from vandalism, accidental damage or misuse. Smart+Guard can also be fitted with an integral battery powered alarm that, when lifted, emits an ear piercing 90 dB alarm, warning


FireDos unveil new generation of foam agent proportioners with GEN III

With GEN III, FireDos is introducing a new generation of foam agent proportioners to the market. Doing so, FireDos has optimised its specially developed and purely mechanical system consisting of water motor and piston pump. GEN III is characterised, among others, by more compact dimensions, reduced pressure loss, improved cylinder cut-off and optimised delivery of highly viscous and pseudoplastic foam agents. As a result of an optimisation process, GEN III

Woodway Engineering

Woodway Engineering release innovative lighted mounting solution

With an aim to develop a universal light mounting solution to suit a wide range of vehicles, Woodway Engineering have launched a unique, adaptable screen mount complete with 9 customer selectable screen angles. The first of its kind, with angle options ranging from 35° to 90°, this all in one solution is fully adjustable, allowing the user to select their desired gradient for each application. Having engineered a small and


Passing out parade for Kent Fire and Rescue Service’s (KFRS) newest firefighters

An official passing out parade to welcome ten new wholetime firefighters to Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) took place on December 12 at Rochester Fire Station. Attended by family and friends of the trainees, the occasion was held to welcome the firefighters and showcase their newly honed skills. Chosen from over 5,000 applicants, the trainees have just completed 15 weeks of intense training designed to equip them with the

London Fire Brigade

London Fire Brigade warn against candles after school child suffers burns

Teachers and parents are being warned by the London Fire Brigade not to use real candles following an accident during a school’s carol service which resulted in a child suffering serious burns. A young boy from St Thomas Becket Catholic Primary School was seriously injured yesterday after his costume caught alight when it came into contact with a candle. He remains in hospital. London Fire Brigade’s Fire Investigation team and

Agility Technologies

Agility Technologies partners with Vogt-CTE to create Agility Technologies Europe

Agility Technologies Corporation (ATC) manufacturer of FirstLook36, recently announced that the company has partnered with Vogt-CTE to establish operations in Europe. It is their goal to better serve our growing number of European based users and dealer partners.  By establishing a local presence, ATC Europe will help to minimise delivery times, decrease shipping costs and provide sales and service in local time zones. “Our expansion into Europe marks a milestone moment in the growth of ATC and


FIERO celebrates strong station design symposium

It was a record year for the Fire Industry Education and Resource Organization (FIERO). In September, FIERO recently completed their 19th annual Station Design Symposium (SDS) held in Raleigh, NC. The conference was full of attendees that had traveled from across the country and the globe, including from over 35 states, Canada, the UK, and Saudi Arabia. For the first time, FIERO offered a pre-conference seminar on Training Facility Design

Social Media Strategies Summit

Social Media Strategies Summit for First Responders coming to San Francisco

On February 4-6, 2020, the Social Media Strategies Summit for First Responders will host more than 50 speakers and 40 sessions covering topics on social media strategy, community development, crisis communications, content marketing, influencer marketing, paid media, brand engagement, and more. The agenda has confirmed practitioners from departments and agencies from across the country, including the San Francisco Fire Department, Hawaii Department of Public Safety, Arkansas State Police, Connecticut State


ESO acquires Digital Innovation, Clinical Data Management and Lancet Technology

ESO have announced its acquisition of Digital Innovation, Clinical Data Management and Lancet Technology, as well as a key collaboration with DICORP to continue driving trauma registry innovation. By combining the assets, expertise and customer base of the three companies, ESO will have the largest portfolio of state trauma registries (26) in the United States and will deliver a world’s first – the ability to see time-sensitive emergencies and patient