Fire Industry News for July 2019

Oshkosh Corporation Announces Release Of Sixth Annual Sustainability Report

Oshkosh Corporation, global designer and manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies, released its sixth annual Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s strong commitment to operating its businesses in a sustainable manner. Our focus on sustainability continues to be a core strategy for the company, encompassing people, community, innovation, sustainable operations, an ethical culture and strong governance. Oshkosh Sustainability Report “I am proud of our team me...

Tamsin Carmichael Joins West Denton Fire Cadet Unit Of TWFRS As A Fire Safety Clerk

A former cadet, who went on to volunteer with the fire service has now started working at the station where it all began. Tamsin Carmichael was just 12 years old when she joined the West Denton Fire Cadet unit. When she turned 18 last year, she became a volunteer with Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service as a cadet instructor at her former cadet branch. And now the 18-year-old from Blakelaw has come full circle by starting her working career at West Denton. Playing a role in creating safest c...

Tyne And Wear Fire And Rescue Service Supports NFCC In Urging The UK Government To Change Its Stance On Sprinklers

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) is supporting the position of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) in urging the UK Government to change its stance on sprinklers. In particular it is asking for sprinklers: to become a requirement in all new high-rise residential structures to be retro-fitted in buildings more than 30 metres tall when they are refurbished should be retro-fitted in high-rise residential buildings over 30 metres with a single staircase, regardless of refurbish...

Radlink Attains Contract To Supply New TETRA Network To Use Sepura Radios For Australia’s Rail Freight Operator, Aurizon

Sepura partner in Australia, Radlink Communications, secured a contract with Aurizon, Australia's largest rail freight operator to deliver one of the largest radio networks in Australia. Aurizon moves coal, iron ore, agricultural freight and more across Australia daily and needed to improve the communications across their vast rail network. Their new radio network is due to be operational this year and will use TETRA technology, encompassing 79 sites and covering 2,670 kilometers of rail networ...

Firefighter Adrian Sargent Presented With A Certificate Of Commendation From TWFRS Chief Fire Officer

Firefighter Adrian Sargent has been presented with a Certificate of Commendation from Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Chris Lowther, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, for his meritorious conduct while under extremely challenging conditions. At around 9.30pm on 29 April 2019, South Shields crews were called to the Wearmouth Bridge after receiving reports of a person threatening to jump. When they arrived, they found the distressed 21-year-old female on the wrong side of the railings. Demonstratin...

Sepura TETRA Mobile And Hand-Portable Terminals Installed Across The Nagpur Metro Line

The city of Nagpur in India has celebrated the first services on its new metro line, on a city –wide network that will eventually cover over 40 kms. In March 2019 the first train line was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and went fully operational utilising a TETRA communications network using Sepura mobile and hand-portable terminals on a DAMM TetraFlex TETRA system. TETRA communications network Once completed the project will consist of two routes servicing 40 stations and e...

Navistar’s Edmonton And Queretaro Parts Distribution Center Named Industry’s Best For The Second Consecutive Year By Carlisle & Co.

Navistar International Corporation was recently recognized by industry solutions advisor Carlisle & Co. for having two of the highest performing parts distribution centers in the automotive and commercial vehicle sectors. The Edmonton, Alberta Parts Distribution Center (PDC) was awarded the Top Performing Warehouse in the Truck and Heavy Equipment category for the second consecutive year, while the Queretaro, Mexico PDC was named the second-place honoree. Navistar’s distribution cente...

Firefighter Tommy Richardson Receives Queen’s Fire Service Medal From Prince William

Earlier today, Firefighter Tommy Richardson was presented with the Queen’s Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service by HRH Prince William at Buckingham Palace. Tommy is a member of the Byker-based Swiftwater Rescue Team who campaigns passionately to reduce drowning incidents. Reducing water-Related deaths When Tommy was named in the 2019 New Year Honors list, Chief Fire Officer Chris Lowther commented: “Tommy’s passion and commitment to ensure water safety is high on eve...

Hannay Reels Appoints Eric Lounsbury As Their New Facilities Director

Eric Lounsbury has joined the Hannay team as the new Facilities Director and Coatings/Finishing Manager. Wide-Ranging Experience For the past 4 years, Eric has been the site facilities manager at GlaxoSmithKline’s plant in Oak Hill, New York. Prior to GSK, Eric acquired several years of wide-ranging experience as a chief building engineer for CBRE amongst other positions. Eric’s hands-on skills and knowledge are a great asset for Hannay Reels.

Oshkosh Corporation Named On 2019 IDG CIO 100 List

Oshkosh Corporation, global designer and manufacturer of specialty vehicles, vehicle bodies and access equipment, has announced it has been named as a recipient of the 2019 IDG CIO 100 award. This annual awards program highlights organizations around the world that drive information technology excellence both operationally and strategically. Annual CIO 100 Awards The annual CIO 100 Awards celebrate 100 organizations and the teams within them that are using IT in innovative ways to deliver busi...

Oshkosh Airport Products secures 14 individual contract awards from United States Air Force

Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, announces that it secured 14 individual contract awards from the United States Air Force to produce a total of 110 snow trucks that will be put into service at bases located around the world. The U.S. Air Force snow truck orders initiated in May 2018 with the first delivery planned for April 2019, and the remainder spanning through early 2020. Diversity in size, number of runways, environmental factors, and runway clearance regulati...

Tyne And Wear Fire And Rescue Service And Partners Host Annual Water Safety Event On Newcastle Quayside

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) and partners are hosting their annual water safety event on Newcastle Quayside on Sunday 5th May. The event will take place between 11am and 3pm, close to the Millennium Bridge. This year, the event will feature special guest Trent Maxwell, better known as Lifeguard Maxi from hit TV show Bondi Rescue. Firefighters from both Tyne and Wear and County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Services will demonstrate rescues from the River Tyne – us...

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