Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service called after house fire in Bolton

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service were called out after a family of seven escaped a house fire that is believed to have started after cooking was left unattended. At 9.08pm on February 2, three fire engines from Bolton North and Bolton Central attended a house fire in Deane Road, Bolton. The four adults and three children had evacuated the property prior to the firefighters’ arrival. Thankfully nobody was injured. Firefighters wearing

London Fire Brigade

New London Fire Brigade firefighter rescues kitten on her birthday

London Fire Brigade firefighter Jessica New celebrated her 21st birthday by rescuing a kitten from a house fire in Wembley. Jessica has been a firefighter for just two months and the blaze on Page Avenue was the first house fire she has attended and only the second time she’s worn breathing apparatus at a live incident. She said: “Alongside Firefighter Liam Cronin, we went in to tackle the fire on

Hochiki Europe

Hochiki Europe to host new CPD webinar to raise awareness on benefits

Hochiki Europe is set to host a CPD-accredited webinar at 2pm on 5 March 2020 focusing on the benefits of multi-sensors and the importance of understanding the most appropriate accreditation for this technology. The free-to-attend session will provide unmissable insights and guidance for specifiers, installers, facilities managers and insurance consultants looking to reduce risk and ensure safety, security and compliance. Traditional multi-sensors are most commonly used to detect heat and

Hampshire Fire and Rescue

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service devise fun costume for London marathon fundraiser

A group of Hampshire Fire and Rescue firefighters who are going to run the Virgin London Marathon has come up with an engine-ous costume. The On The Run team will be taking on the gruelling route, stretching more than 26 miles, in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity, Parkinsons UK and type one diabetes charity JDRF. The team, from St Mary’s Fire Station in Southampton, is made up of crew


Vimpex announces smart acquisition of Sigma Fire and Security

As of 31 January 2020, Vimpex Limited has acquired the legal rights and ownership of Sigma Fire and Security and its brands Smart+Guard and Smart+Cage from Evac+Chair International. Vimpex Managing Director James Jones says that “This important acquisition marks a pivotal moment for Vimpex, and an exciting point in our growth as a UK manufacturer. “Evac+Chair International has been a highly-trusted and valued partner for some time, and we believe that through our specialist sector expertise, wide

London Fire Brigade

London Fire Brigade firefighters prevent disruption at Victoria Station

The hard work of London Fire Brigade firefighters in the early hours of Feb 10 prevented major disruption at Victoria Station in the capital. Strong winds caused by Storm Ciara damaged the gantry above the platforms and left it in a precarious position. The result meant it could have fallen onto the platforms below or cause damage to the glass roof above. Fire Rescue Unit crews worked at height using ropes


Rosenbauer make a connection with aspiring young firefighters as young as three

In partnership with established toy manufacturer Dickie Toys, fire vehicle expert Rosenbauer have unveiled a new line of fire toys. PANTHER, AT and aerial ladders in 1/43rd and 1/87th scales have already been available to model collectors. German toy manufacturer Dickie Toys, a company of the Simba Dickie Group, presented fire engines in toy format at the Nuremberg Toy Fair at the end of January, making the hearts of the smallest

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters urge extra care in the kitchen

With over 40% of all accidental house fires starting in the kitchen, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are asking people to take extra care and take some simple precautions to prevent a kitchen fire in the home. Throughout February, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service will be raising awareness of distractions and other risks that can increase the chance of a fire starting in the kitchen. Prevention Station Manager Nathan

Venari Ziegler

Venari Group and Ziegler Group announce firefighting partnership

West Yorkshire-based Venari Group has announced a major manufacturing partnership agreement with German firefighting truck and equipment manufacturer; Ziegler Group. The partnership will, for the first time, see Ziegler’s extensive range of world class products built in the UK for the British firefighting and rescue market. Venari and Ziegler have made the joint statement, which sees job creation for the Brighouse region of West Yorkshire, in what is being hailed by both

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Services named top employers for LGBT staff

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service continue to be a sector leader for the LGBT community, by making the Top 100 Employers list compiled by Stonewall. Stonewall is a lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service made the lost for  a fourth year, maintaining their position in the top ten at number three. Six other Emergency Services organisations also made the Top 100 Employers list. The Top 100