MSA Safety

MSA Safety donates N95 masks to assist in COVID-19 response

MSA Safety recognises the critical need for personal protective equipment (PPE) as we work together in the effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. As a leader in safety, MSA is an essential business and intends to continue operating its manufacturing facilities during times of lockdown or crisis, to the extent practicable, while protecting the health and safety of our workforce. We do this because many of our customers require protection


Dräger announces contract award to support US federal government

Dräger is proud to announce the award of a government contract to supply N95 respiratory protection masks in support of efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an award to Dräger for the supply of National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) approved N95 respiratory protection masks. The contract is part of the recent government announcements concerning

First Due

First Due release self-reporting software for first responders

First Due have announced in partnership and collaboration with the International Association of Fire Chiefs, a FREE version of their Community Connect platform, in order to help fire/EMS, police, emergency management, and healthcare agencies better combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Community Connect is currently used nationwide, enabling citizens to share critical life safety details of their households and businesses with their respective public safety agencies. With the ensuing COVID-19 health crisis developing across


Nominations being accepted for NFPA, HFSC Bringing Safety Home Award

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) are accepting nominations for their Bringing Safety Home Award, which recognises outstanding efforts by a safety advocate who diligently promotes the importance of home fire sprinklers. The Bringing Safety Home Award honors members of the fire service and other fire sprinkler advocates in North America who use HFSC educational material, NFPA data and NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative


Edward Parkinson named Executive Director of FirstNet Authority

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) Board announced recently that Edward Parkinson has been named Executive Director of the organisation. “After conducting a comprehensive and thorough search, we are pleased to announce the selection of Ed Parkinson to be the Executive Director of the FirstNet Authority,” said Edward Horowitz, Authority Board Chair. “Ed’s leadership has been instrumental to the success of FirstNet and he brings a passion and vision for

Sutphen Corporation

Sutphen Corporation announces new sales and service representative

Sutphen Corporation, one of largest family-owned fire apparatus manufacturer in America, has announced the addition of Republic Fire Equipment as the official sales and service representative in the state of California. With over 60 years of fire industry experience, the Republic Fire Equipment team and owner Ken Creese bring extensive fire industry knowledge and unprecedented Sutphen product line expertise. “We are thrilled to join the Sutphen dealer network family,” said

Code 3

Code 3 introduce new Outliner running board lights

Code 3 has introduced to the fire industry the Outliner Series of Running Board Lights that feature dual colours, multiple lengths and flexible application. Enhance driver- and passenger-side visibility with these powerful, SAE-rated warning lights. Paired with white, customers can choose from amber, red or blue colours. The Matrix-enabled lights offer 32 flash patterns including a steady-burn function for each colour. The LEDs can be dimmed to provide a driving light

Lowe & Fletcher

Lowe & Fletcher expands into the US market with a new manufacturing facility

The Lowe & Fletcher Group is investing in the USA with the opening of its new manufacturing facility in Norton Shores, Michigan. Until this investment, Lowe & Fletcher has served its global customer base via manufacturing sites in Europe. Nigel Ward, Managing Director of BLE Smoke and Fire Curtains, part of Lowe & Fletcher’s Fire Safety Division, said “BLE products are trusted throughout North and South America to deliver smoke

FDIC International

FDIC International postponed until further notice following COVID-19 pandemic

FDIC International will be postponed until further notice after the event organisers temporarily pulled the plug following the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, which takes place in Indiana, is arguably the leading fire exhibition in America and the 2019 event attracted in the region of 35,000 people. However, following the news that COVID-19 has now been declared as a pandemic, the event is being postponed for the foreseeable future, though the

Global Emergency Products

Global Emergency Products acquired and now operating as MacQueen Emergency

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, have announced that Global Emergency Products, dealer for Illinois and Indiana, was acquired by MacQueen Emergency. The acquisition is comprised of territories and all facilities, including dealership and service locations. MacQueen Emergency, a customer-focused provider of the highest quality emergency products, will begin offering expanded services to Illinois and Indiana while continuing to service its existing regions of Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota,