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Lake Assault Boats’ Fireboat Serving With Marathon Petroleum Company At Louisiana Refinery Operation

Lake Assault Boats, part of Fraser Shipyards and a renowned manufacturer of purpose-built, mission-specific fire and rescue boats, has placed a custom 36-foot fireboat into service with the Marathon Petroleum Company at its Louisiana Refining Division in Garyville, Louisiana. The craft is serving on the waters surrounding the nation’s newest major refinery. “Marathon’s Garyville refinery, located near New Orleans and the Mississippi River, is an important facility and a vital...

Institut der Feuerwehr Orders 109 New MAN TGM Fire-Fighting Vehicles With Allison Transmission

Germany’s fire department training facility, The Institut der Feuerwehr NRW (IdF NRW), has ordered 109 Magirus LF20-KatS vehicles on behalf of the North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry of the Interior. The Euro 6 emission standard vehicles, on MAN TGM 18.340 BB 4x4 chassis with Allison 3000 Series™ fully automatic transmissions, form the largest ever order for firefighting vehicles in the state. A total of 38 vehicles have been delivered to local fire departments, with another 30 schedul...

Suffolk Fire And Rescue Service Recognized For Their COVID-19 Response By Her Majesty's Inspectorate Of Constabulary And Fire & Rescue Services

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) have been recognized nationally for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, SFRS was praised for its positive contributions to the local community and commitment to the welfare of its staff. In August 2020, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) was commissioned by the UK Home Secretary to examine how fire and rescue services are responding to the pandemic. Effective command and control frameworks...

London Fire Brigade Reminded Parents And Teachers Not To Use Real Candles During Festive Services

Parents and teachers are being warned not to give their children real candles for nativities, carol concerts, and other festive activities. Events will look slightly different this year with Government restrictions in place, but some services are still due to go ahead while others could take place virtually and London Fire Brigade is concerned about the potential for injury. The warning follows a serious accident in December last year when a child was badly burnt after his costume came into co...

Erickson Announces Final FAA Certification Of The Composite Main Rotor Blades On The S-64F And CH-54B

Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide brand of operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, has announced final FAA certification for the composite main rotor blades on the S-64F and CH-54B. Earlier this year, Erickson announced FAA approval of the S-64E model. This recent announcement finalizes the certification of the S-64F and CH-54B, solidifying FAA certification for the entire fleet of S-64 Air Crane E & F models, as well as the CH-54 Skycrane A & B models. The advanced...

INTERSCHUTZ Postponed Again to June 2022 Due to Pandemic

The dates for INTERSCHUTZ have been changed, with the event now taking place from June 20 to June 25, 2022. The decision to reschedule the world's renowned trade fair for the fire, rescue, civil protection and safety/security verticals was taken by Deutsche Messe, after a process of thorough deliberation and intensive discussion with key market players. INTERSCHUTZ In a context that has affected numerous other trade fairs and events taking place all over the world, the move was driven by the l...

Lake Assault Boats Gets Order For A Seven 36-Foot Patrol Vessels From The U. S. Army

Lake Assault Boats, a manufacturer of purpose-built and mission-specific patrol, rescue, and fireboats, has received an order for seven 36-foot patrol vessels from the U.S. Army’s Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point (MOTSU) and Military Ocean Terminal Concord (MOTCO). The first two vessels will be delivered in April 2021; five additional craft will arrive later in the year. The boats will be placed on duty either in Brunswick County, North Carolina, or the eastern San Francisco Bay Area i...

Rosenbauer Launches RDS Connected Fleet, The New Vehicle Management System For Pre- And Post-Operational Briefings

What is the status of the operational fleet? Which vehicles are ready for operation? What condition are they in? Where are the vehicles now? What and how much operating and extinguishing agents (water, foam, etc.) do they have on board? RDS Connected Fleet RDS Connected Fleet provides this and all other information required to prepare for operations. Connected Fleet is the further development of the proven service for fire vehicle management system with new hardware, user interface and functio...

Rosenbauer Launches A New Forest Firefighting Vehicle

Rosenbauer presents a new forest firefighting vehicle. It meets both category 3 of EN 1846-2 for all-terrain firefighting vehicles and specific requirements for the protection of the vehicle crew, as defined for example in the French standard NFS 61-517 or NFS 61-518. This includes a thermal self-protection system and a driver's cab equipped with a rollover cell. With its compact dimensions, low center of gravity, and single tires, the all-wheel-drive vehicle is ideally suited for use in rough...

Avon Protection’s Team GasGasGas Wins The Red Bull Soapbox Race 2019

A team of employees from Avon Protection won the Red Bull Soapbox Race. Avon Protection’s Team GasGasGas first competed in the Red Bull Soapbox Race in 2017 where they rolled into a very respectable 14th place out of 75 teams. This year their story continued and their application impressed the judges so much, that they were selected to take part in the 2019 Red Bull Soapbox Race at Alexandra Palace in London on the 7th July and went on to become champions winning 1st place. Homemade unpo...

Alberta Group Announces An Exclusive Agreement With Emergency One For Malta And African Market

For almost 30 years Emergency One has been at the forefront of specialist vehicle design and manufacture in the UK and the company is firmly established as a pioneer in the manufacture, service and support of specialist Fire and Rescue Service appliances.  Their bespoke build process can manufacture one of a kind solution. Clients are always looking for customized solutions that fit their needs and allow them to achieve far more than what they would normally achieve with a standard product...

PACCAR Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary Of Engine Manufacturing In North America

PACCAR recognizes its Columbus, Mississippi engine factory for 10 years of manufacturing excellence and a strong commitment to its community. “PACCAR is very proud of the Columbus, Mississippi engine factory’s achievements in the first 10 years,” said Preston Feight, PACCAR Chief Executive Officer. “Our excellent employees and the plant’s advanced manufacturing capabilities have created a great environment for building the industry’s best engines.” Pl...

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