DQE, based in Indianapolis, has launched a line of personal protection kits to protect responders from the dangers of ingesting or inhaling opioid substances.

An extension to San Francisco’s emergency fire suppression system has moved one step closer to completion with the selection of a final design for a new high-pressure auxiliary water network.

An absorbent media that selectively captures and removes micropollutants such as perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) from wastewater has received a £1.24 million (US$ 1.72 million) grant to accelerate its pilot phase.

If the Bill passes both chambers of the legislature, Washington would become the first US state to restrict the sale of fire-fighting foams with PFAS.

The world’s highest turntable ladder has gone into service with Seoul City Fire Department.

All fire engines in Shropshire, UK, will now be stocked with pet-sized oxygen masks following a successful campaign to improve the survival of animals that have inhaled smoke in house fires.

A new fire hydrant features an extra port for non-fire related applications.

The ban comes into effect from 30 January following the amendment of the Environment Protection (Water Quality) Policy 2015 under the Environment Protection Act 1993. 

A hook lift foam tender from Trigen Automotive has just been delivered to Changi Airport in Singapore.

NFPA fast tracks a new standard as a result of a rise in active shooter and hostile events

Armstrong has introduced a new line of fire pumps at this year's Intersec in Dubai.

Holmatro launches its next generation of Evo 3 cordless rescue tools with battery-powered cutters, spreaders, combi tools and rams.

Stewart McMillan from Task Force Tips, one of the pioneers of the modern firefighting nozzle, candidly discusses the state of nozzle technology and the opportunities and barriers for design in the coming years. Rick Markley reports.

Fire brigades in Switzerland are now able to train with XVR Simulation as a result of a new hybrid training concept on a bus.

Tees-based organisation announces multi-million-pound agreement to protect the new Sirius Minerals Mine project in North Yorkshire, UK.

The UK HRET User Group has gained SFJ Awards accreditation for its High Reach Extendable Turret Operator and HRET Instructor courses - the first of its kind outside the US.

The Salvation Army is inviting firefighters to take part in the Trek China taking place from 18 October until 5 November 2018.

Setting up a complex water-relay system to deal with contaminated run-off from a 25m-diameter tank’s bund was part of the unusual scenario of a  training exercise that took place recently at the Dorset & Wiltshire FRS Training Centre, reports Jose Sanchez de Muniain

What is coming up in F&R Q1, and how can you contribute? The deadline for the next issue is on January 26, 2018.

The Royal Schiphol Group has placed an order for 18 new ARFF vehicles from Rosenbauer to improve the effectiveness of its airport fire services ahead of major work to expand the capacity of its airports.

A firefighting manufacturer has launched a new automatic fire nozzle with a composite fibre body for greater resistance against extreme heat.

Holmatro has launched its new cutter range, consisting of four main models. Each model is available with Greenline EVO battery technology or with CORE technology (Holmatro’s tool-hose-pump-system).

EASA, the European Aviation Safety Agency, is in the process of developing a Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) to propose medical and physical fitness standards for rescue and firefighters at aerodromes.

A new digital system which can detect and monitor large-scale fires will revolutionise how firefighters approach wildland fires. It is set to drastically reduce environmental and property damage and protect human lives.

Bristol Uniforms, a manufacturer of firefighter PPE, has launched a revolutionary new hood which is proven to be 99.8% efficient at filtering harmful smoke particles.

A hub of elite firefighters trained to deal with disasters from earthquakes and tsunamis to terror attacks and mass explosions is being assembled in Hampshire, UK.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service (IWFRS) have appointed Neil Odin as their new Chief Fire Officer as of 1 January 2018.

The US State Department for Forestry, Bureau of Land Management and several fire departments from Oregon are in talks with a UK fire and rescue service about training crews in wildland firefighting skills.

A manufacturer of lighting systems and robust cases has donated a range of its products to the Disaster Tech Lab charity, an organisation that provides rapid response communication networks in disaster areas where the communication infrastructure has been destroyed or is non-existent.

The Airport Fire Officers Association’s Chairman Simon Petts and AFOA Committee member Ian Webb handed out a cheque of £2000.00 GBP to The Fire Fighters Charity during the annual general meeting held on 20 September 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham, UK.

A video comparing the performance of two fire-rated doors – with one crucial difference.

London Fire Brigade has introduced new kit bags on all its fire engines to help crews carry equipment from appliances to incident scenes. 

Bristol Uniforms has launched a brand new range of wildland firefighting PPE, available for wildland firefighters across the globe.

We are looking for contributors to the next issue of Fire and Rescue Q4 2017. The deadlines for this respective issue are October 23 for editorial and November 3 for advertising.

A new simulation device enables firefighters to train for hazmat scenarios in a realistic manner; Hemmingfire talks to its inventor and one of its supporters about the importance of such training.

A firefighter’s protective clothing fabric with a chemical repellent that meets current environmental regulations has been launched.

The Dutch national Guidance for Decontamination describes how victims of chemical, biological and radioactive incidents should be decontaminated –either during a large-scale or small-scale incident.

Paris, Dubai and Vienna to experience the power of the first new Panther 8x8s.

New research using thermal imaging cameras is improving our understanding of how wildfires behave and has the potential to aid firefighters in containment and mop up, reports Michael Davies

Fire Trade Europe and Fire Trade Asia & Middle East are redesigning their websites and want to know what matters to you.

A driver training vehicle that can be used for conventional truck training and fire appliance training, as well as functioning as an incident support unit, has been developed by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service.

A new standards body for the fire and rescue services in England is now under development, reports Joy Flanagan of the Professional Standards Body project.

F&R is looking for editorial and commercial contributions for the next issue. See what is coming up and find out how to participate in the next issue.

ASTM International is proposing three standards to support the use of drones in search and rescue operations.

Eight ultra-light firefighting vehicles designed specifically for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning in Victoria, Australia have been delivered as part of a statewide fleet upgrade.

New hose is the first ‘true internal diameter’ hose specifically designed for front-line, heavy-duty firefighting.

Zeeland Refinery in the south west of the Netherlands takes delivery of a new industrial fire truck built by Ziegler.

When the firefighters at Nikola Tesla Airport in Belgrade, Serbia receive an incident notification from air traffic control, they must get to their vehicles, don their PPE and be ready to leave their base in no more than 20 seconds, reports Petar Vojinovic Editor-in-Chief of Tango 6.

Bristol Uniforms, together with its German distributor Fritz Raschel Feuerschutz, has secured its first ever order from Vienna Airport for its Xflex kit, featuring the very latest Gore-Tex Moisture barrier with the Gore Parralon System.

A helicopter crash and multiple incidents related to its burning debris set the scene for a new-format multi-agency training exercise in Hampshire, UK, report Jose Sanchez de Muniain and PC Mike Batten.

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