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DripDrop ORS And National Volunteer Fire Council Partner To Provide Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) To Volunteer US Fire Departments

For the second year, DripDrop Hydration (DripDrop ORS), a renowned rehydration therapy company, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the global association representing the volunteer fire, EMS (Emergency Medical Services), and rescue services, have teamed up to provide dehydration relief to volunteer firefighters. Oral rehydration solution (ORS) DripDrop is providing 200,000 sticks of their oral rehydration solution (ORS) to volunteer fire departments across the U.S. The donation co...

Dräger To Showcase Six New Fire Safety Technologies To Enhance Firefighter Health At Emergency Services Show 2021

Dräger, a pioneer in the fields of medical and safety technology, will showcase six new fire safety technologies to further firefighter health and wellbeing at September’s Emergency Services Show (ESS): the PSS® AirBoss; lightweight Type 4 Nano cylinder; BG ProAir; HPS SafeGuard helmet; HPS-COM helmet communication unit; and FireVista thermal imaging camera. The new PSS® AirBoss is the next generation in Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), providing firefighters and em...

Dräger To Protect Fire Industry Professionals With N95 Respirators During FDIC International 2021

Dräger will help protect thousands of firefighters, first responders, and fire industry professionals with American-made N95 disposable respirators during FDIC International. FDIC International opens August 2 to 7 in Indianapolis. Thousands of firefighters and others will attend the education classes and exposition for the largest annual fire industry show. Made by American workers in Pennsylvania, the Dräger X-plore 1750 will be distributed throughout FDIC at the Indiana Convention C...

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Warns Of The Dangers Of Open Water, In Light Of The Tragic Death Of A Young Man In Crosby

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MFRS) is warning of the dangers of open water, following the tragic death of a young man in Crosby. Fire crews were called to Crosby beach, at around 7.24 pm, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, following reports that five people were in difficulty in the water. Two fire engines, the search and rescue team and the rescue boat, Marine Fire One, were sent to the scene. Crosby beach rescue operation Crews assisted the RNLI and Coastguard with recovering the people fr...

MSA Safety Announces A New Partnership With FIRE AID To Help Protect Firefighters In Developing Countries

MSA Safety Incorporated, the pioneer in the development, manufacture, and supply of sophisticated safety solutions that protect people and facility infrastructures, announces a new partnership with UK-based non-profit FIRE AID to help protect firefighters in developing countries. The program will help deploy repurposed Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) to firefighters in developing countries, who often times may have limited access to protective equipment. "MSA's mission is to see to it...

Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA Launches Dräger PSS AirBoss, The Next Generation In Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)

Dräger (Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA), a globally renowned company in the fields of medical and safety technology, has launched the Dräger PSS AirBoss, the next generation in Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) that provides firefighters and emergency service teams with the utmost in usability, safety, serviceability, and connectivity. It was officially launched at the global virtual DrägerUp 2021 event, where Dräger demonstrated how PSS AirBoss represents a digit...

George Oliver, CEO Of Johnson Controls Invited By President Biden To Speak At Leaders Summit On Climate

Johnson Controls, a global company for smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings, announced that its chairman and CEO George Oliver has been invited by U.S. President Joe Biden to participate in the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate. Addressing Climate Crisis The summit will bring together leaders of the world’s major economies and other vital partners for an urgent and open dialogue on ways to strengthen collective efforts to address the...

VIKING Passes Major Test Of Adaptability

VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S has now been operating for a full year in market conditions dictated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenging situation, VIKING maintained a high level of activity and achieved satisfactory earnings in 2020. Turnover of nearly 2.6 billion DKK represents a decline of 185 million DKK year over year, yet it is still the second-highest figure ever recorded by the company. Profit before tax of 168.9 million DKK is also lower than the record result in 2019. V...

Jo Bird Provides SOS100 Cabinet To The Irish Navy Service For Storing Emergency Breathing Apparatus

Friends at the Irish Navy service have adopted the SOS100 cabinet to store their emergency breathing apparatus on the lead ship of the Vard designed LÉ Róisín class Offshore patrol vessels. LÉ Róisín was built in the North Devon Appledore shipyard (now known as H&W Appledore) in the 1990s and was already fitted with immersion suit chests and GSLJ cabinets manufactured by Jo Bird. Fire extinguisher cabinet The Irish Naval Service has used their cab...

MSA Safety Acquires U.K. Firefighter Turnout Gear Manufacturer Bristol Uniforms

MSA Safety Incorporated announced it has acquired U.K.-based Bristol Uniforms in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $60 million. The acquisition strengthens MSA's position as a front-runner in fire service PPE products while providing an avenue to expand its business in the U.K. and key European markets. Headquartered in Bristol, U.K., Bristol Uniforms is a foremost innovator and provider of protective apparel to the fire and rescue services sector, with annual revenue of approxima...

Hunter Supports Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month

Hunter supports Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month currently being promoted internationally, and the efforts being made across the UK and Ireland to improve the future long-term health outcomes for our firefighters. Recent ground-breaking research revealed the serious health risks to UK firefighters following exposure to toxic fire effluents, the chemicals emitted during a fire, in an independent University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) report commissioned by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). The...

Avon Protection’s FM50 Mask System Chosen By Three NATO Nations And Partners

Avon Protection has received an order to supply two NATO Nations and one Partner, Belgium, Finland, and Norway with their foremost CBRN respiratory protection including FM50 mask systems, filters, spares, and accessories.  FM50 Air Purifying Respirator The FM50 provides operational flexibility required by NATO Allies and Partners forces; designed to protect troops in the most demanding of environments. Developed in conjunction with the United States Department of Défense to counte...

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