Drones - IFB

Fighting fire with technology

With the Trump administration prohibiting the use of drones in the US, what benefits and aid is the fire industry missing out on when tackling the raging wildfires across California As wildfires continue to grow in size and frequency, more resources are needed to keep them in check, particularly across America. The Trump Administration Directive has supposedly been halting the purchase of new drones jeopardising the rise of cutting-edge technology,

Search and Rescue - IFB

Making search and rescue safer

Technology in search and rescue operations, focusing on USAR and underground SAR, needs to become a global standard in order to increase the safety of the responders New technology can make search and rescue work much safer. To achieve fluidity and success in search and rescue, close collaboration is required between fire and rescue services, the industry and researchers in order to develop new technology. Search and Rescue (SAR), is

regulations

Further building safety regulations bill

Further building safety regulations bill The Bill has set out planned new penalties of up to two years in jail for breaching the updated regulations, with more information provided on fire related elements. Last month, the government published the draft bill, which included mention of the new role of the accountable person, who will ‘have to listen and respond’ to concerns and ensure resident are heard, called the accountable person. There

XFlex Stock PPE 2020

Bristol’s Stock Styles take action

Bristol’s Stock Styles take action Bristol Uniforms’ new stock styles for structural PPE are proving popular with fire and rescue services around the world, with orders received from Malaysia to Germany to Saudi Arabia, and many customers already putting their new kit through its paces. Launched at the end of last year, the three stock styles (XFlex, Ergotech Action CEN and Ergotech Action NFPA) are particularly suited to international customers

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,

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Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service to train new generation

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service to train new generation Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service is training the next generation of the county’s firefighters. Ten new recruits have started their rigorous training at Pegswood Fire Station, the first time in 40 years that whole time firefighters have been trained in-house by the service. Although the service regularly trains on-call firefighters – historically their whole time firefighters have been trained at other

Lou Vicelli

W.S. Darley promotes Lou Vicelli

W.S. Darley promotes Lou Vicelli W.S. Darley promotes Lou Vicelli to Manager of Business and Staff Development in Fire Equipment Division, W.S. Darley We are pleased to announce that Lou Vicelli has been promoted into the position of Manager of Business and Staff Development in the Fire Equipment Division at W.S. Darley. In this role he will focus on increasing company revenue by identifying, assessing, and developing new business opportunities

graduation

FIA AO launches new Level 3 Qualification on BS 5839-6

FIA AO launches new Level 3 Qualification on BS 5839-6 The new OFQUAL recognised Level 3 qualification has been carefully designed to deliver a great introduction to a key part of the Fire Detection & Alarm (FD&A) sector. The Fire Industry Association (FIA) is pleased to announce the launch of our new Level 3 qualification on BS 5839-6, “FIA AO Fundamentals of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems in Domestic Premises.” The new OFQUAL

Free Online Training Courses

Apollo Fire Detectors’ free online training courses

Apollo Fire Detectors’ free online training courses Hundreds of fire industry professionals from over 30 countries have benefited from Apollo Fire Detectors’ free online training courses available throughout the COVID-19 lockdown period. The weekly virtual CPD seminars and product focused webinars have proved so popular that the company has extended the initial six- week programme of events into July and August, and potentially beyond. Warren Moyle, Senior Technical Support Engineer at Apollo Fire Detectors, who

Crofton

Crofton replaces Cambridgeshire Fire Training Towers after 60 years

Crofton replaces Cambridgeshire Fire Training Towers after 60 years Sixty years after it designed, fabricated and constructed its first ever fire training tower in Linton, Cambridgeshire in 1958, Crofton Engineering has replaced the original structure with a new updated version. Featuring three drill faces and an extended top frame to improve safety, new type FT66 3-storey towers have replaced older FT55 models at Linton and several other fire stations across