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London Fire Brigade warns of “unprecedented increase in grass fires” during second UK heatwave of the summer

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has warned that data is showing a major increase in grass, rubbish and open land fires compared to last year. Read More

Fire service prosecuted after firefighters left seriously injured in training exercise

A fire service has been prosecuted after two of its firefighters received serious head injuries after a training exercise. Read More

Major incidents across UK puts strain on fire services – “Scale of these fires is set to continue”

The capital was one of 15 areas in the UK to declare a major incident with fires starting on a day which saw a record temperature of 40.3C. Read More

An alternative solution for the challenges of single stairways in high-rise buildings – EVACSTAC on display at FIREX

IFSEC Global gets the lowdown on EVACSTAC, a solution designed to provide an alternative evacuation route for residents in tall buildings. Read More

Avon fire crews resist plans to work as paramedics

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is opposing plans for firefighters to respond to medical emergencies. Read More

Fire services across UK donate kit and equipment to support Ukrainian firefighters

Fire services across the UK are donating thousands of items of kit and equipment to support firefighters on the frontline in Ukraine. Read More

Fire crews in London and Greater Manchester to be given bullet proof vests

Firefighters in London and Greater Manchester will be given bullet proof vests, first-aid equipment and training on how to deal with terrorist attacks. Read More

“We learn from the mistakes of others; we may not live long enough to make them all by ourselves” – High rise expert Brent Brooks on the challenges in tall building safety

We speak to Brent Brooks, speaker at this year's Tall Buildings Fire Safety Conference, about the biggest challenges facing the industry. Read More

Using technology to improve situational awareness for fire and rescue services

How the technology such as AI, body-worn cameras and drones is being used to improve situational awareness when fighting fires. Read More

London Fire Brigade launches external review of its culture

The London Fire Brigade has announced that it has opened an independently-led external review of its culture. Read More

Firefighters ready to assist in vaccine delivery and COVID-secure workplace inspections

A new agreement has been reached between the Fire Brigades Union and fire service employers to enable firefighters to help deliver the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines in the UK. Read More

Dräger launches ‘Health for the Firefighter’ campaign

Dräger has launched its ‘Health for the Firefighter’ campaign to support fire services in driving the cultural changes that are required to protect firefighter health. Read More

Fire Fighters Charity launches urgent appeal for support

The Fire Fighters Charity has launched an urgent appeal for new donors after its usual fundraising income fell by around £200,000 a month during the lockdown period. Read More

FBU calls for priority COVID-19 testing for firefighters

With approximately 12% of firefighters and control room staff self-isolating in some areas, the FBU is calling for the UK Government to provide “urgent coronavirus testing of its members so they can return to work”. Read More

What does the coronavirus mean for the fire safety sector?

Hunter Seymour explores how the fire safety sector, from firefighters to facility management, is reacting to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Some Shocking Facts About Fireworks and how to Stay Safe [Infographic]

In conjunction with our sister site SHP Online we’ve produced an infographic to convey the sheer explosive power of a product that may well be available in your local corner shop. Read More



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