Category: International

Video : Kent Fire & Rescue recreate dirty dancing scene

10 points to Kent Fire & Rescue Service for coming up with this video about testing your smoke alarms. It was released to align with the 30th anniversary of the 1987 movie Dirty Dancing – how do you rate it? Let us know in the comments below. Could you see a crew from your station giving this a go on a quiet day in the rec room?

It may go down as the most awkward dance on the internet, but a tip of the helmet to them for giving it a go and sending a good public safety message at the same time. Well done! đŸ˜€

Firefighters Mourn Loss of Phoenix Fire Chief

Firefighters worldwide are mourning the loss of one of their most respected brothers with the loss of former Phoenix Fire Chief, Alan Brunacini, who died suddenly on Sunday, aged 80. Brunacini was the author of various books related to the provision of firefighting services including Fire Command, Command Safety, Timeless Tactical Truths, Essentials of Fire Department Customer Service and The Anatomy and Physiology of Leadership, but is most well known in the industry for his work on the Blue Card Incident Command Training System.

Blue Card, which is based predominantly on Brunacini’s book, Fire Command, has been adopted by firefighting organisations right around the globe, including Fire & Rescue NSW in Australia, and helps firefighters and incident controllers maintain effective communication with their crews, and continual accountability for those working on a fireground.

4th Alarm - Auckland 2017 Sam Sword

Video: 4th Alarm destroys printing warehouse in NZ

Fire has destroyed a large printing warehouse in Auckland, NZ. The incident drew a 4th alarm with first arriving appliances finding heavy smoke showing. There were several evacuations from the building and surrounding structures, including a church.