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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...

Harken Industrial And CMC Announce The Launch Of CLUTCH, A Multi-Purpose Rope Travel Device

Harken Industrial and CMC are proud to announce the launch of a new multi-purpose rope travel device, the CLUTCH (part number IN401). This single wearable tool has been designed for efficient hauling, controlled lowering, smooth personal descent, easy ascending and reliable progress capture. At launch, the CLUTCH will be available from both Harken Industrial and CMC. Single wearable tool Manufactured by Harken Industrial, the CLUTCH boasts an impressive range of benefits for those working in t...

INTERSCHUTZ 2020 Announces The Registration Dates For The FireFit Championships

The FireFit Championships course at INTERSCHUTZ comprises five firefighting tasks that will take contestants to the limits of their strength and endurance. The first task is the Stair Climb, in which contestants, in full turnout kit, race up a HAIX stair tower – that's three flights of steps and a total height of 12 meters – carrying a 19 kg high-rise hose pack. Once at the top, it's time for the Hose Hoist, in which the contestants must haul an additional hose pack up from the grou...

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...

West Midlands Fire Service Announces The Winners Of The Competition Organized For UK’s Fire And Rescue Teams

This year saw fire and rescue teams from across the UK competing in the West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) Extrication and Trauma Challenges, which was held for the second year running at the Emergency Services Show, NEC, Birmingham. The two-day event which is split into trauma scenarios and extrication scenarios tested firefighters skills at first aid and trauma care, road traffic accident extrication, casualty care and more. As always, a high standard of skills was demonstrated by all the team...

Kent Fire And Rescue Service, In Collaboration With Kent Police, Carries Out Mock Rescue Drill At Chevening Church Tower

The scenario began when one of two bell-ringers carrying out maintenance on the bells slipped from the bell frame and had to be rescued from the church tower in Chevening last week. Fire safety training drill Fortunately, the mock drama was part of a joint training exercise involving Kent Fire and Rescue Service and Kent Police. The mock drama was part of a joint training exercise involving Kent Fire and Rescue Service and Kent Police The woman was trapped under a bell. A second bell-ringer...

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  

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