Fire Industry News for February 2020

NVFC Introduces The HERO Act To Address Public Safety Behavioral Health

On January 28, Senators Jacky Rosen and Deb Fischer introduced the HERO Act, S. 3244, companion legislation to H.R. 1646, which was introduced last year by Representatives Ami Bera and Brian Fitzpatrick. The HERO Act establishes a series of programs to address public safety behavioral health issues, including: Creates a grant program for peer-support behavioral health and wellness programs at fire departments and EMS agencies Directs the U.S. Fire Administration in coordination with the Depa...

Rosenbauer’s Firefighting Equipment Desgine Focusses On Environmental Protection And Sustainability

Firefighting operations naturally require devices and personal protective equipment that function reliably under exceptional conditions. Depending on the scenario, they must protect against extreme influences such as heat and flame, cold and constant rain, but also fuels, hydraulic oil and, depending on the protection class, even against viruses and bacteria. Rosenbauer has always felt committed to society, and therefore also to the environment. Rosenbauer’s goal is to be a pioneer in the...

Weighing the Environmental Aspects of Firefighting Foams

Firefighters often use aqueous film forming foams (AFFF) to extinguish fires, especially fires that involve petroleum or other flammable liquids. AFFFs that contain fluorinated surfactants have been shown to be the most effective agents to fight hydrocarbon-fuel fires in military, industrial and municipal settings. They have been used since the 1960s. However, the surfactants have been shown to be an environmental threat, contaminating ground water and creating hazards to human health. What ma...

3M’s Business Conduct And Compliance Acknowledged By Ethisphere Institute

The Ethisphere Institute recognized 3M for ethics and integrity in business conduct and compliance for the seventh straight year. 3M is one of only eight industrial companies worldwide to be honored this year. Ethics And Values Recognizing that corporate integrity, character and transparency impact the public trust of companies, the Ethisphere Institute defines and advances standards of ethical business practices through data-driven insights. “For more than a century, we have built a fo...

Leipzig Fire Department Announces Replacing Old HLF Fleet With Rosenbauer’s HLF 20 "Light Class" Fleet

In the coming months, the Leipzig Fire Department will replace its entire HLF fleet (emergency fire-fighting group vehicles) as the current fleet has reached an average age of almost 20 years. The new fleet will feature 22 vehicles that are the Rosenbauer HLF 20 "Light Class", all identical in construction and equipped with the high-end extinguishing system N35 + DIGIMATIC42. They enter service in equal parts both with the professional and the volunteer fire brigades, who also drew up the specif...

Rosenbauer's EMEREC Operational Management System Aids Fire Departments Of The Swiss Cantons Of Obwalden And Nidwalden

The two cantons of Obwalden and Nidwalden are located in the heart of Switzerland, nestled in beautiful mountain landscapes of the Swiss Alps with high peaks, surrounded by lush green valleys, and picturesque serene lakes. However, this beautiful natural geography also brings with it many natural hazards to which the fire departments must adapt and respond to effectively, among other things with the help of the EMEREC operational management system. Since 2017, the fire departments of the Swiss...

FIA's NIFIC 2020 agenda aimed at fire industry stakeholders during Northern Ireland Week

The Northern Ireland Fire Industry Conference will take place on Thursday 23rd April at the Titanic Centre in Belfast, a monument to Belfast's maritime heritage on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard in the city's Titanic Quarter where the RMS Titanic was built. In today’s competitive and ever-changing industry, it is now more important than ever to keep up to date with the latest industry developments, which is why this conference serves as an opportunity to all fire indus...

Apollo Fire Detectors To Celebrate Its 40th Anniversary In Security Industry At FIREX International 2020

Apollo Fire Detectors will be celebrating 40 years of making smart devices that keep people safe from fire at FIREX International 2020. The company, which holds the Royal Warrant, can be found on stand FX510 at The Fire Solutions Zone alongside their Halma sister companies. They will be exhibiting a variety of next-generation products including the Soteria range. This includes the flush mounted Soteria Dimension designed for commercial environments with high aesthetic requirements and is also i...

Avon Fire & Rescue Service’s New Fire Alarm Signal Procedure Reduces Response To False Alarms

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AFRS) is changing how it responds to Automatic Fire Alarm signals to reduce its response to unnecessary false alarms. From the 1st April 2020, the new procedure will be introduced and will mean the automatic response to some alarms will be removed. This change follows the implementation of the Service Plan (2019-2022) to ensure that the AF&RS is better able to match resource to risk and ensure public safety. In 2018/19 alone, AF&RS attended over 5,700 cal...

MSA’s 2020 Globe Gear Giveaway Program Provides Fire Departments With High Performance Turnout Gear And Helmets

The application period is now open for MSA’s Globe Gear Giveaway program! Sponsored by MSA, DuPont, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the 2020 Global Giveaway Program will equip 13 volunteer fire departments with four new sets of state-of-the-art turnout gear and four new helmets to enhance their firefighters’ safety. Since the program began in 2012, 507 sets of turnout gear have been awarded to 108 departments, for a total of over $1 million worth of life-saving perso...

Rosenbauer’s Pre-Series Vehicle Electric Fire Truck Selected By Los Angeles Fire Department

The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) is the first fire service in North America to purchase a pre-series vehicle based on the Concept Fire Truck (CFT). The electric fire truck from Rosenbauer will be delivered in the first quarter 2021 and put into practice as part of a comprehensive test operation. CFT Technology In addition to its driving characteristics and safety features, the truck made an impression with its ergonomics and high functionality during the initial demonstrations last Decem...

Rosenbauer’s Rescue Firefighting Group Vehicle HLF 20 Keeps Fire Department In Germany Prepared For Duty

Large fires, ammunition finds, rescue operations, and searching for people: The scope of duties for the List Fire Department on the German island of Sylt is extremely broad. They are well prepared for these challenges with the new rescue firefighting group vehicle (HLF) 20 from Rosenbauer. Fire-Fighting Vehicles Almost 1,500 inhabitants live in List on Sylt, the northernmost municipality in Germany. Sand dunes, salt marshes, and the Wadden Sea characterize the unique environment on this island...

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