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Survitec Group to supply safe access equipment packs to Kent Fire and Rescue Service for fire crew

Survitec will provide body harnesses, rescue slings, shock absorbing lanyards, static ropes, karabiners and pulleys Survitec Group, a global leader in the manufacture, supply, inspection, testing and maintenance of safety and survival equipment, has been awarded a contract by Kent Fire and Rescue Service to supply bespoke packs of safe access equipment for use by fire crew when working at height. The equipment was purchased through a Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO...

Intersec 2015 to have record turnout of safety and security companies from Germany, UK and the USA

The three-day event nears sell-out three months ahead of opening its doors for the 17th time World's premier safety and security exhibition expects stronger than ever turnout as global players converge in growing market. A record turn-out of safety and security companies from Germany, UK and the USA will be at the forefront of international participation at Intersec 2015, as the three-day event nears sell-out three months ahead of opening its doors for the 17th time. Organis...

Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue wins World Extrication Challenge with assistance from Vimpex

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Extrication Team  Realistic crash situations were created with vehicles and casualties. The teams had to rescue the trapped casualties safely and were awarded points on their performance.Makita Rescue Tools from Vimpex have helped Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue to be crowned champions at the recent World Extrication Challenge held in New Zealand.Teams from all over the world competed in three challenging extrication scenarios. Reali...

Fire Rescue International 2011 witness vehicle capabilities of Pierce Manufacturing

Pierce Dash CF apparatus headlines a display at Fire Rescue International that includes nine Pierce vehicles Visitors to the Pierce booth experienced the NFFF Full Throttle Support 3 program, featuring a sweepstakes for the chance to win a custom one-of-a-kind Harley-Davidson Street Glide motorcycle and the opportunity to donate to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation Company , displayed nine fire and rescue vehicles at the...

FIREX 2011 in pictures

TheBigRedGuide.com was at FIREX 2011 this year to check out the latest offerings in the fire industry: See the album with captions

FDIC 2011 in pictures

FDIC is the largest fire rescue and training conference and exhibition and this year saw the largest audience of the event to date. With over 28,700 registered attendees, the FDIC 2011 was buzzing with industry professionals viewing the latest innovations, equipment, and fire apparatus in the industry.  TheBigRedGuide.com was at show to capture some of this year's highlights. See the album with captions  

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue firefighters praise Bristol firefighter clothing in flashover incident

Examination of fire kit shows only superficial discoloration and damage to areas of the coat and trousers exposed Neither firefighter was seriously injured in the incident. Each has praised the level of protection provided by their PPE.Two Derbyshire Fire & Rescue firefighters called to a house fire in Somercotes were engulfed in a flashover, believed to have been caused by an exploding aerosol. One was thrown to the floor in the blast, on the first floor of the proper...

DASH CF Custom apparatus unveiled by Pierce at FDIC 2011

Pierce Manufacturing unveiled the revolutionary cab forward Dash CF custom apparatus at FDIC 2011 There are two Dash CF pumpers on display. Both vehicles feature a 450 hp engine, 70-inch cab with raised roof and an overall height of 9-feet 9-inches. Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation company, unveiled the all-new Dash CF custom Apparatus at the opening of the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Ind. The Dash CF features an innovative tilti...

Non profit agencies receive furniture donated by FEMA

Non profit agencies will benefit in infrastructure makeup through the furniture assistance provided by FEMA Furinture donated to seven non profit agencies will be used by needy people who have suffered in a disaster.The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Louisiana Recovery Office donated furniture to the first of seven nonprofits, Calcasieu Unmet Needs Committee at FEMA's Sherwood Staging facility in Baton Rouge. The Calcasieu Unmet Needs Committee and the other six nonprof...

FEMA urges residents to be prepared for major winter storm

FEMA has urged the residents to be prepared for snowstorms and other winter emergencies Storm could impact 100 million americans; families should visit ready.gov for tips on how to prepare for snowstorms, dangerous driving conditions and other types of winter emergencies.With a major winter storm approaching the Midwest and expected to impact many states, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging all residents in the areas that could be impacted to get prepared....

FEMA announced $16.3 million in support of Louisiana mitigation work

$16.3 million additional mitigation aid for flood protection measures for Katrina and Gustav recovery projects FEMA mitigation aid for flood protection comes in the form of four FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program grants and will benefit the Katrina and Gustav recovery projects.The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced more than $16.3 million in additional mitigation aid for flood protection measures in St. Charles, Franklin and Jefferson parishes, as well as for...

Plan and prepare against extreme cold and winter storms urges FEMA

Places become desolate and hard enough to travel after winter storms making navigating directions difficult The National Weather Service refers to winter storms as the "Deceptive Killers" because most deaths are indirectly related to the storm. While the danger from winter weather varies across the country, nearly all Americans, regardless of where they live, are likely to face some type of severe winter weather at some point in their lives. That could mean snow or subfr...

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