Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service win ‘virtual’ firefighters’ challenge

An intrepid team of firefighters from Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service have excelled in a virtual firefighters’ challenge, against competitors from across Europe. Firefighter Aaron Childs, who is based at Mereway Fire Station in Northampton, landed first place in the Cheshire Firefighter Challenge (and first in his age group), beating 89 other entrants from six different countries. And colleague Dean Keeber, from The Mounts Fire Station, landed third place overall


Streamlight introduces the PolyTac 90X USB personal light

Streamlight Inc. have launched the PolyTac 90X USB, a multi-fuel, right-angle personal light that delivers 500 lumens and uses a Streamlight SL B-26 protected USB rechargeable Li-Ion battery pack. A PolyTac 90X with two CR123A batteries is also available. The PolyTac 90X USB is a complete rechargeable system that includes a Streamlight SL-B26 rechargeable battery with integrated micro-USB port. The light can also accept two 3-Volt CR123A disposable lithium batteries. This


Streamlight launches Vulcan 180 HAZ-LO safety-rated lantern

Streamlight Inc. have introduced a Class 1, Division 1 safety-rated lantern in its Vulcan series for use in hazardous environments faced by many first responders. Lightweight, compact and waterproof, the Vulcan 180 HAZ-LO features a 24-hour run time on low, 180° articulating head, and two ultra-bright blue taillights for visibility in thick smoke. “The Vulcan 180 HAZ-LO is an extremely bright lantern with rear taillights, designed to enable firefighters to operate safely


Streamlight launches Enduro Pro Haz-Lo ATEX headlamp

Streamlight Inc. have launched a new intrinsically safe version of its Enduro Pro HAZ-LO headlamp, the Enduro Pro HAZ-LO ATEX. The new safety-rated model of the high-performance headlamp is ATEX and IECEx-certified for use in Zone 0 locations faced by many first responders. “The Enduro Pro HAZ-LO ATEX is ideal in dangerous environments with potentially hazardous conditions that require flexible lighting options,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F.


CertAlarm hire new Chair of Technical Advisory Group

CertAlarm has appointed Dr. Benoît Stockbroeckx as new Chair of its Technical Advisory Group (TAG). The TAG is CertAlarm’s organ to provide technical guidance on issues such as the interpretation of the respective standards or on the monitoring of the competence and integrity of the participating certification bodies and test laboratories. Dr. Benoît Stockbroeckx, who is Technical Manager of Euralarm, the European trade association representing the fire and security Industry,

Bristol Uniforms

Bristol Uniforms react to European firefighter PPE standard update

Bristol Uniforms is putting together a handy guide for its distributors and customers, summarising the changes that have been made, including minor changes to performance requirements. The European standard EN 469, which ensures protective clothing worn by firefighters is of good quality, fit for purpose and adequately protective, has been revised and published . The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published EN469: 2020 Protective clothing for firefighters – Performance requirements for

Firefighter during COVID

Spain’s Andalusian fire authority fast-tracks deployment

Spain’s Andalusian fire authority fast-tracks deployment Spain’s Andalusian fire authority fast-tracks deployment of Globalstar SPOT Gen3 satellite messengers to safeguard firefighters amid Covid-19 crisis  Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. (NYSE American: GSAT), and the leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, announces that 550 SPOT Gen3 satellite-enabled safety devices have been deployed to safeguard and track firefighters across the vast expanse of Andalusia in southern Spain. For this rapidly-delivered project,


Grenfell: Three years on, still 2000 UK buildings with same cladding

Grenfell: Three years on, still 2000 UK buildings with same cladding According to a committee analysing the government, there are still 2000 buildings in the UK that have the same cladding as Grenfell. The Housing Community and Local Government (HCLG) committee has been looking into how the government has handled post-Grenfell events and the results are not good, with the report claiming that some properties are “unmortgageable and unsellable” in


Nittan fire detectors help protect NHS Nightingale Hospital, Bristol

Nittan fire detectors help protect NHS Nightingale Hospital Nittan Europe is proud to have its Evolution analogue addressable fire detectors installed into the NHS Nightingale Hospital Bristol. Built in less than three weeks at the University of West of England Frenchaycampus, NHS Nightingale Hospital Bristol has the capacity to provide up to 300 intensive care beds for coronavirus patients, if local services need them. The new facility is one of


IWMA release call for papers for IWMC, taking place 21-22 April 2021

IWMA release call for papers for IWMC, taking place 21-22 April 2021 The International Water Mist Association (IWMA) have found – after having to discard the initial plans for October 2020 – a new date for THE worldwide water mist event and have announced that the 20th International Water Mist Conference (IWMC) will take place in Warsaw, Poland, on 21st and 22nd April 2021 at the Regent Warsaw Hotel. As