Fire and Rescue

IFE unveils future global strategy

The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) has undertaken a comprehensive review of its communications and activities to improve its services and qualifications for members and strengthen its global influence in the two key areas of competence and sustainability. With over 100 years of history, the professional membership body enables those in the fire sector to… Read more »

Tyne and Wear hosts national Urban Search and Rescue exercise

The North East was proud to recently stage a National Resilience Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) training exercise hosted at the Service Headquarters of Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service. Over a two-day period nearly 150 operational crews and USAR specialists, along with representatives from other regional and national organisations gathered at Barmston Mere… Read more »

MSA Bristol secures major contract with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

MSA Bristol has secured a major new managed services contract with the UK’s largest fire and rescue service: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. MSA Bristol is a leading supplier of personal protective equipment (PPE) to firefighters across the globe. Its specialist, in-house managed services team is now responsible for the inspection, washing and repair of… Read more »

Humberside FRS issues body worn video equipment to NILOs

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) has issued Reveal D-Series body worn video (BWV) equipment to its NILOs (National Inter-Agency Liaison Officers). The technology has been provided to officers to help capture and record the early decision making process on the operational incident ground, and is expected to be a key tool for investigation, Operational… Read more »

FlamePro wins major Capita tender to provide PPE for Ministry of Defence over next 10 years

FlamePro, a British manufacturing specialist of life-saving garments for firefighters, has been awarded a £4m contract by Capita to provide its fire fighting PPE for the Ministry of Defence (MOD) across the next decade. The competitive tender, part of Capita’s contract with the MOD, saw four different PPE providers bid for the work, with FlamePro… Read more »

Avon’s firefighters show student paramedics the ropes

Avon Fire and Rescue Service (AFRS) has successfully delivered the second familiarisation training programme to the newest cohort of student paramedics at the University of the West of England (UWE), in partnership with the South West Ambulance Service (SWAST). The course aimed to provide an insight into the varied and technical responses that AFRS provides,… Read more »