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1960s London Fire Brigade Van Sells For Over £10,000 In Classic Car Auction

In 1965, Greater London Council ordered six Commer Cobs to be used BACVs (Breathing Apparatus Control Vehicles). DYC32C ended up, at least to start with, in Bromley. It remained with the Fire Brigade until 1977 when it was sold out of the service. Of the six ordered, DYC32C is believed to be the only one that survives today. The Commer was, at one point, owned by a builder who cared little for the fire-based heritage and then used it as a van. However, it survived the cement dust and was sold a...

Rosenbauer Launches New Firefighting Boots BOROS

With the BOROS B1 (Boots Rosenbauer) pull-on boot and the BOROS B4 with quick release fastener system, Rosenbauer is presenting its first two products of a new line of fire fighting boots. The new lineup is a completely new design, for which Rosenbauer worked not only with shoe technicians, designers, ergonomists, and sole specialists but also with emergency response organizations, whose feedback from extensive wearing tests played a major role in the design of the products. What sets the BOROS...

FlamePro Aids On How To Choose PPE That Reduces The Impact Of Heat Stress

A firefighter needs to evaporate about 1 liter of sweat per hour to be able to regulate the body temperature when exposed to extreme heat. The human body is designed to function within a very specific temperature range between 36.5 and 37.5 Celsius. However, fighting fires test these limits and can increase a firefighter’s body temperature to over 38 degrees. Selection Of PPE While there are many factors to consider to reduce the impact of heat stress on firefighters – such...

LION And LLS Organize Annual Stair-Climb Virtual Event, 'Big Virtual Climb’ Owing To Global COVID-19 Pandemic

When their annual stair-climb event was sidelined back in March 2020, due to the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic spread concerns, LION and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) didn't let that stop their event. Instead, the LLS went virtual with their annual firefighter star-climb event. The event was renamed, 'Big Virtual Climb’. Big Virtual Climb event On June 13th, 2020 rather than gathering at San Francisco's Salesforce Tower, where the climb was originally scheduled to take...

FlamePro Discusses Which Is The Right FR, Flame Resistant Or Fire Retardant Footwear For Firefighters

The letters ‘FR’ have many meanings, including flame resistant, flame retardant, fire resistant and fire retardant, but is there a difference? And which FR is the right FR for a particular firefighters and rescue team? The truth is, these terms are used interchangeably and there is no clear standard or definition that backs up any of these phrases. What matters when looking to choose the right FR protection for the team is understanding and specifying garments that meet the right FR...

LION Group Sponsors The Fire Engineering’s Reading Smoke Podcast

LION Group announces that they will be the sponsor of the Fire Engineering's next Reading Smoke podcast. Reading Smoke has been a training tool for firefighters all over the county and even provides a CEU Certificate of Attendance for continued learning. This episode will be about "The Next Generation." Here is what to look forward to: Reading smoke as a strategic, tactical, and task-level skill Like any skill, reading smoke improves with practice Integrated use of live incidents, recent...

Rosenbauer Showcases Range Of Head To Toe Personal Protective Equipment At A+A International Trade Fair 2019

At the beginning of November 2019, Rosenbauer was once again represented as a one-stop supplier of personal protective equipment for firefighters at A+A, an international trade fair for occupational safety and health in Düsseldorf, Germany. The decision to present Rosenbauer to a national and international audience as a one-stop supplier for all things PPE (personal protective equipment) was once again a complete success this year. The fair offered the company a forum to present the Rosenb...

Rosenbauer Displays Protective Apparel For Firefighters At The 2019 A+A Trade Fair In Germany

Protective clothing, boots, helmets and gloves - at the A+A Trade Fair in Dusseldorf in November 2019, everything will once again revolve around personal protection, operational safety and health at work. Rosenbauer will present itself with personal protective equipment for fire departments at the renowned leading world trade fair for occupational safety and health. Rosenbauer is the only supplier on the German market to manufacture itself the complete range of personal protective equipment for...

MSA, DuPont And NVFC Award Essentials To Fire Departments In Illinois And Ohio Through MSA’s Globe Gear Giveaway

MSA, DuPont, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have awarded essential turnout gear to fire departments in Illinois and Ohio through MSA’s Globe Gear Giveaway. This annual program began in 2012 and provides much-needed gear to volunteer fire departments in the U.S. and Canada. In 2019, a total of 13 departments will each receive four new sets of state-of-the-art turnouts to help them increase the safety of their firefighters. The first 500 applicants also received a compliment...

LION Group Announces Partnership With Shur-Sales & Marketing, Inc.

LION and Shur-Sales & Marketing, Inc. are partnering to expand the sales coverage, service, and support of LION’s personal protective equipment (PPE) and training products along with LION’s distribution partners throughout the western states. LION is the family-owned manufacturer of first responder personal protective equipment (PPE) in the United States. In addition to producing some of the most high-quality, turnout gear available, LION also offers a holistic suite of critica...

LION Group To Increase The Protection Of Firefighters By Testing RedZone Turnout Gear

LION is taking action to increase the protection of firefighters by testing its RedZone turnout gear with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) to the NFPA 1971, Optional Standard for Liquid and Particulate Protective Ensemble. UL Verification is an objective, science-based assessment that confirms the accuracy of marketing claims. The independent assessment process scrutinizes the validity of specific advertising or promotional statements, giving individuals a way to separate verified facts from fic...

LION Group Partner Up With Dinges Fire Company For PPE Distribution

In an effort to improve customer support and coverage throughout the Midwest, LION and Dinges Fire Company are partnering to distribute the first responder Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). LION is a family-owned manufacturer of first responder PPE in the United States. In addition to producing some of the most high-quality, turnout gear available, LION also offers a holistic suite of critical fire service products and services that no other US manufacturer provides. Product Portfolio Fro...

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