EVENT LAUNCH: A unique opportunity to prepare an effective PPE strategy that ensures firefighters are safe.
REPORT: Training institutes in France, Portugal, North America and Australia have created new mitigation strategies for coordinating large-scale responses to wildfires by using virtual reality simulation training at all command levels, reports Ivo Verhoef.
BLOG: It was my first October being a firefighter and I was enjoying the cooler weather as I headed in for another 24 hour shift. It still seemed surreal to me. Pulling on my uniform and heading to a fire station.
DELIVERY: Pierce Manufacturing has delivered a Pierce Arrow XT fire apparatus with the Snozzle High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET) to the Malaga Volunteer Fire Department in Eddy County, New Mexico.
The UK Water Mist Seminar 2016
EVENT LAUNCH: The British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association, the Fire Industry Association and the International Water Mist Association have joined forces to increase understanding of the power of water mist.
Detection is a ‘fine art’
CASE STUDY: Over 5km of fire resistant cable has been installed in Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland as part of a significant upgrade to fire protection systems in two of the Lauriston Campus buildings.
The fire service has to take the lead in the fight against avian influenza
COMMENT: The fire service has to take on a leading role when it comes to the response to avian influenza, write Ken Burris and Christina Crue of Witt O’Brien’s.
New multi-use vehicle launched at Emergency Services Show
LAUNCH: The focal point of the Terberg Fire & Rescue stand at this year’s Emergency Services Show (ESS) - held at the NEC in Birmingham, UK - was the launch of the latest vehicle within the company’s range of fire vehicles, known as Telstar (Terberg Emergency Life-saving Support Tactical Ancillary Rescue).
Blue light services can save cost by switching tyres
CASE STUDY: Fleet managers from blue light operations across the UK have put the first summer tyres with winter capabilities through their paces during a day of intensive tyre testing.
CAAI unveils new online licensing system for aviation authorities
A new electronic licensing system for National Aviation Authorities (NAA) that allows aviation professionals to apply, renew and manage licences online has been launched by Civil Aviation Authority International (CAAI) and New Zealand-based technology partner, Aspeq.
- Industrial Fire Journal, Autumn 2015 issue has been published
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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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