Dr Sthamer

Dr Sthamer release their brand new vaPUREx LV 1% F-10 foam

The new vaPUREx LV 1% F-10 from Dr Sthamer is a fluorine-free low viscosity (Newtonian) firefighting foam concentrate providing a fast-spreading and safely covering low expansion foam. With that vaPUREx® LV 1% F-10 is particularly suitable for forceful application onto petroleum products giving a fast and safe vapour suppression. vaPUREx® LV 1% F-10 is readily and 100% biodegradable. It is free of fluorine and silicon compounds, preservatives or other persistent


Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) urge caution ahead of Christmas 2020

The latest statistics from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) revealed that hundreds of Scottish homes were affected by fire over the festive period in 2018. Figures show the extent of seasonal dwelling fires responded to by firefighters, with a total of 509 incidents recorded between December 10 and January 14. The numbers further revealed that of the 91 people who sadly became a casualty of these fires, 37


Hampshire firefighters (HFRS) see new wellbeing gardens blossom

Two Hampshire (HFRS) fire stations have opened new garden spaces for their firefighters to sit, reflect and reduce the impact of work on their wellbeing. Over the last few months Redbridge and Havant crews have revitalised parts of their station to create a relaxing and calm place for firefighters and other members of staff to enjoy. The Redbridge garden was opened by Chief Fire Officer Neil Odin in July and


Two Pierce Arrow XT Pumpers purchased by City of Charleston using NASPO contract

Pierce Manufacturing Inc have announced that Finley Fire Equipment has secured an order for two Pierce Arrow XT pumpers for the Charleston, West Virginia Fire Department. The trucks will be procured through a partnership established with the West Virginia Purchasing Division using a National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) contract. Streamlining the city’s purchasing processes has been a top priority for Charleston, West Virginia City Manager, Jonathan Storage. “When I discovered


Ballyclare to supply Welsh Firefighters with new personal protection equipment

The three Fire and Rescue Services in Wales have announced Ballyclare as the new supplier of structural firefighting personal protection equipment (PPE) to their firefighters. The Xenon model PPE, which is manufactured by Ballyclare, has been chosen following an extensive All Wales procurement exercise, undertaken by Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and follows a

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 Grenfell 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