Advancements in technology means there is no reason not to switch from mechanical warning systems to electronic bells, buzzers, sirens, hooters and sounders for industrial emergency signalling, writes Valerio Del Vecchio, E2S Warning Signals.
Ensuring all your PPE is compatible is critical for ensuring the safety of the wearer, writes Philip Tasker, UK Sales Director, Bristol Uniforms.
Find out in the Huffington Post article: Welcome to Beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia, Home to one of the most brazen, deadly corporate gambits in US history.
In an effort to help minimise this risk to, firefighters in the New Zealand Fire Service have been installing an ice warning device at a number of their sites throughout the country’s South Island.
New cooling approach can save firefighter’s and victim’s lives by treating heatstroke
CAERvest is a new patent-pending cooling technology that delivers rapid core body cooling to victims of heatstroke, cardiac arrest and other conditions. If not treated promptly, heatstroke can cause permanent disability or death and cardiac arrest victims have more chance of recovery when rapidly cooled down.
Protection above the rest
SPONSORED FEATURE: Tyco Fire Protection Products takes restaurant fire suppression systems to new heights with the new Ansul Piranha.
Waving goodbye to TETRA
First contract for the new Emergency Services Network awarded in the UK.
First rural fire tender with CAFS system for Tasmania on show at AFAC
Hino will display a new fire service truck at the Australian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) conference being held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 1 to 3 September.
The Xtreme Industrial Training School is coming to Europe
Tyco Fire Protection Products has announced that Williams Fire & Hazard Control will be hosting its Xtreme Industrial Fire & Hazard Training School in Europe for the first time this year. Traditionally held as an annual week-long event in Beaumont, Texas, the training course will also take place in Vernon near Paris, France, from September 27 to October 1 2015.
Spectrex Inc. – Optical Flame and Open Path Gas Detectors
COMMERCIAL PROFILE: Spectrex Inc. is a world leader in optical flame and combustible gas detection, with over 30 years experience in providing solution for the protection of high-risk onshore and offshore oil & gas, chemical and petrochemical sites, including protection of storage tanks, filling operations, aircraft hanagars, atria and many other areas where hydrocarbons fires are a concern.
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service opts for compact vans to spread the safety message
Fire chiefs in Scotland have drafted in a new fleet of 17 fuel-efficient Mercedes-Benz Citan small vans to help spread key safety messages.
São Paulo Fire Department takes on new firefighting garments
PBI Max, an outer shell material, has been selected as the fabric for the firefighting kit of the firefighters of São Paulo, Brazil.
Los Angeles Fire Department – ever @theready
Los Angeles Fire Department has successfully used social media as a serious emergency management tool, reports Jennifer Miller.
Fire and Rescue Q3 has been published, read your copy now
So what can you read in this issue of F&R? Not only is Fire and Rescue organising the PPE – Duty of Care Forum on February 2 in Birmingham, we also report on a pioneering new movement within Swedish Fire Brigades, where they have taken practical steps to reduce exposure to contaminants, in order to prevent cancer.
Fire protection for warehouses
After three years of research FM Global has released new fire protection guidelines for warehouse owners that it claims could reduce fire-related costs by millions of dollars.
Shortcuts and firefighters’ clothing don’t mix
If you are clear about your legal responsibilities in providing protective clothing for your firefighters then you could be in the minority, writes Philip Johnson of UK firefighters’ clothing supplier Flamepro.
Essex FRS hits the ‘hot spot’
Essex Fire & Rescue in southeast England has made a significant investment in safety by purchasing 80 advanced thermal imaging cameras.
AFOA announces most exciting conference programme up to date
The Airport Fire Officers Association (AFOA) has announced the speaker programme for its annual conference (Hilton, London Gatwick Airport, January 20-21, 2016). It is promising to be the best event in the AFOA's 18-year history of setting benchmarks and improving standards for the airport firefighting and rescue industry.
Government reports lowest number of fire deaths ever
New figures released on August, 20, 2015 show that fire deaths in England have continued to fall, with 6% fewer deaths than last year.
Download your free copy of ‘Healthy firefighters – the Skellefteå Model’
A ground-breaking practical model for reducing firefighters’ exposure to chemical and biological substances is now available in English.
Large dry powder fire extinguishers – safety alert
The UK’s Health and Safety Executive warning follows operating failure of multiple extinguishers during a recent incident.
Tunnel emergencies for English-speaking firefighters
The International Fire Academy in Balsthal, Switzerland is now offering an intensive training course for firefighting operations in road and railway tunnels in English.
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Spectrex Inc. is a world leader in optical flame and combustible gas detection, with over 30 years experience in providing solution for the protection of high-risk onshore and offshore oil & gas, chemical and petrochemical sites, including protection of storage tanks, filling operations, aircraft hangars, atria and many other areas where hydrocarbons fires are a concern.
Fike Corporation is a globally recognised supplier of precision-engineered solutions for fire protection, pressure relief, overpressure protection and pressure activation. Because so much is at stake™, since 1945 our highly skilled workforce has designed and built solutions for Fortune 500 companies and businesses around the world that want peace of mind from experiencing consequences of serious financial loss or a devastating disaster
The Falck Fire Academy is a vital part of the overall ‘safety circle’ of professional safety organisations with international high-risk operations and governmental services.
Invented over 100 years ago, water mist technology is making a name for itself as a powerful alternative fire fighting technology. Today, the International Water Mist Association is helping spread the word through a number of informative events worldwide.
XVR is virtual reality training software for the training, education and assessment of incident response professionals – fire & rescue, police ambulance and civil defence. XVR is used by schools and training centres, emergency services, industrial companies and critical infrastructure owners in 23 countries worldwide.
Solberg is the one-stop resource for firefighting foam concentrates and custom-designed foam suppression systems hardware. With our unique offering of environmentally sustainable fluorosurfactant and fluoropolymer-free foam concentrates, and traditional firefighting foam concentrates, Solberg leads the industry in firefighting foam innovation.
Holmatro Rescue Equipment develops, manufactures, sells and services high-pressure hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical rescue equipment. With a comprehensive dealer network on all continents, manufacturing plants in the Netherlands (head office) and USA, and sales offices in China and UK, we supply our products and services to fire and rescue organizations all over the world.
Dr Sthamer – Hamburg, has been developing and manufacturing state-of-the art firefighting foams since the 1920’s. Having been founded in 1886 by Dr Richard Sthamer, we are still proudly owned and managed by the Sthamer family. Our base is still at the original site where we started in, on the banks of the Bille River in Hamburg Germany.
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