MSA steps up and releases G1 SCBA Firmware update 3.05

The MSA G1 SCBA was developed with the promise to provide continuous product support, most importantly enhancements to product performance, further elevating the overall G1 SCBA experience. Fulfilling that promise, MSA is pleased to announce the release of the G1 SCBA Firmware 3.05. This firmware update provides several product enhancements related to Bluetooth audio clarity and hardware alarm diagnostics. MSA kindly requests that you perform the steps outlined in the G1 SCBA


Geofire launches Deaf Alert home pillow alarm for the hard of hearing

Innovators in fire technology, Geofire, have launched the Deaf Alert, a safety device for the deaf and hard of hearing. The Deaf Alert is a digital, vibrating pillow alarm that uses ‘listening’ technology to activate on the specific sound of a home smoke alarm. Geofire has manufactured fire safety products in the UK since 1972. The Deaf Alert will join the Agrippa acoustic product line which includes the battery powered

Perimeter Solutions

Perimeter Solutions launches next-gen, flagship long-term fire retardant

Perimeter Solutions has introduced PHOS-CHEK LCE20-Fx, the next-generation of its industry-leading flagship PHOS-CHEK Fire Retardant line. PHOS-CHEK LCE20-Fx combines the ease of mixing and handling a liquid with the aerial drop advantages of a gum-thickened retardant. The elastic nature of the thickener in PHOS-CHEK LCE20-Fx reduces drift, dispersion and evaporation, while increasing coverage, wrap around, and canopy and ladder fuel penetration, making it more effective in targeting ground vegetation. An innovative, 100

Bronto Skylift

New Bronto Skylift aerial platform for the Texel fire brigade

Texel fire brigade in Wadden Islands, Netherlands, took delivery of a 32-metre Bronto Skylift F32RPX aerial platform mounted onto Scania P-series chassis in October. The delivery was made by Bronto Skylift’s local distributor, Kenbri Fire Fighting B.V. The F32RPX features a spacious rescue cage with 500kg maximum load. As a special option Texel has a permanently mounted folding stretcher carrier in the cage for rescuing injured people. The minimum outrigger


Oshkosh deliver 3 Striker 8×8 ARFF vehicles to San Francisco Int Airport

Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC have announced that the company delivered three Striker 8×8 ARFF vehicles to the San Francisco International Airport in California. Known as one of the most innovative ARFF apparatus in the world, the department’s new Striker 8×8 vehicles were delivered in late September and early October 2020. “San Francisco Fire Department’s Airport Division is trained to the highest standards, and we’re proud to provide these remarkable first responders with apparatus

The Emergency Services Show

The Emergency Services Show 2021 returns to traditional September slot

The Emergency Services Show is set to focus on transformational change in the emergency services driven by the challenges presented by COVID-19 and the fast pace of technical innovation being introduced to the sector. The show will be returning to Hall 5 and the outdoor area at the NEC, Birmingham, with its traditional September timing on 7 and 8 September 2021. “While it’s too early to fully assess the impacts


E-ONE delivers HR 100 ladder truck to NY fire department

E-ONE,  a subsidiary of REV Group, Inc., has recently announced the delivery of an E-ONE HR 100 ladder truck to the Auburn Fire Department in Auburn, N.Y. To allow for ample equipment storage space, Auburn Fire Department chose a tandem axle, no-pump, no-tank design. The body features full-height, full-depth compartments, and a large forward transverse compartment. A well-thought out assortment of roll-out trays, shelving and tool boards provides firefighters quick

Actsafe RCX

Skylotec offers flexible applications for rescue teams with ActSafe RCX

In January 2020, SKYLOTEC acquired Actsafe AB in Sweden and with the ‘Actsafe RCX’, the company is now presenting a new development: a battery-operated power ascender specially developed for rescue operations. For search and rescue teams from the fire brigade, disaster relief, mountain rescue or emergency services, the device facilitates the transport of people and loads in areas that are difficult to access. The “Actsafe RCX” is quickly ready for


Vimpex safety helmets protecting the UK’s Air Ambulance life savers

As a result of Vimpex successfully supplying helmet solutions to Air Ambulance Services in England, Thames Valley Air Ambulance reached out. The department‘s Helicopter Emergency Medics had become concerned about their current helmet due to its obsolescence and poor comfort, so the charity contacted Vimpex after the helmet solutions supplied to both Lincolnshire and Kent. Following meetings to identify product performance requirements, and a product trial by critical care paramedics and doctors, Thames Valley

Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas launches Fire Safety Awareness Week

Bureau Veritas have shown their continued commitment to educating businesses on regulatory best practice in fire safety, by announcing its first ever Fire Safety Awareness Week. The awareness week will feature daily themes – including Building Regulations and Fire Risk Assessments – with each topic having its own webinar or educational video, offering expert insight on how to remain compliant. Starting on November 23, the week will then culminate in