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

The Claremont Hotel

Fire ravages The Claremont Hotel in Eastbourne, England, leading to partial collapse

The Claremont Hotel in Eastbourne has suffered critical damage following a fire, with part of the Victorian seafront hotel collapsing. The Claremont Hotel is a Grade II listed building located in the Sussex town and found itself ravaged by flames after a fire broke out while most of the guests there were eating their breakfast. Since the fire, part of the rear wall of the hotel has now collapsed following


E-ONE delivers new Titan 6X6 ARFF vehicles to Civil Aviation Authority

E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group, has announced the delivery of multiple new TITAN 6X6 Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicles to the Civil Aviation Authority of Taiwan R.O.C. The trucks will be deployed at multiple airports around the island country. Top features of the new 6X6 TITAN ARFF vehicles include: E-ONE unique cab design manufactured from welded aluminum extrusion with 3/16-inch (4.76 mm) plate, exceeding ECE R-29 safety standards

London Fire Brigade

London Fire Brigade nutritionist claims first after scooping top award

A London Fire Brigade nutritionist has been recognised with a top accolade for his work to improve the healthy eating habits of firefighters. Greg Lessons, who is the first ever dedicated nutritionist employed by a fire and rescue service, won ‘Nutritionist of the Year’ at the Caroline Walker Trust awards. Greg was chosen from some tough competition, with leading nutritionists from around the country vying for the prize. Greg, a firefighter


SFRS nominated for top emergency service award at Excellence in Fire & Rescue Awards

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has been nominated for emergency service of the year. A shortlist announced for the Excellence in Fire and Rescue Awards 2019 has seen SFRS nominated as the top performing fire and rescue service in Britain However, it was just one of three nominations, with the Service also being nominated for Emergency Services Collaboration of the year and the Service’s Director of Finance and Contractual


Life-saving Road Safety initiative from DSFRS wins military commendation

Staff from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) have been awarded a prestigious military commendation for their services to the military by helping to create a bespoke road safety initiative: ‘Survive the Drive’, aimed at reducing road traffic collisions within the Armed Forces, Royal Navy, RAF and Marines. DSFRS Watch Manager Chris Boston, Station Manager Laura Pratt, and SAFE South West Charity Co-ordinator  Steve Smith and Crew Manager