The inaugural meeting of the Airport Fire Officers Association (AFOA) and the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) Aviation took place at Gatwick Airport Fire Station in October. The aim of the meeting was to create the first Special Interest Group for Aviation in the UK.
Fire Minister outlines his vision for a service that 'needs to be fit for the work in the years ahead.'
German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) publishes official safe levels of PFOA and PFOS in human blood.
The UK's Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is looking for assistance to develop guidance on the use and specification of active fire curtains.
Distress signal units for the fire ground
Unlike most personal alert safety systems, the new NFPA-complian PASS from Grace Industries does not require an SCBA for its operation – the device can simply be transferred from one piece of protective clothing to another.
Personal radiation monitor with Bluetooth connectivity launched
Flir Systems has announced the launch of the Identifinder R100 personal radiation detector, the latest addition to its Identifinder R-Series handheld radiation security solutions.
Bulgarian Naval Academy acquires Vstep simulators for its new training centre
The official opening ceremony for The Centre for Integrated Management and Monitoring of the Coastal Zone was inaugurated by Boyko Borisov, the Prime Minister of Bulgaria on 6 August 2016.
Surefire’s Ultraguard is the first portable water mist unit to achieve third party accreditation
Surefire’s Ultraguard is the first portable water mist unit to achieve third party certification to LPS 1655, BRE Global’s dedicated fire performance standard for personal protection systems (PPS). A PPS is a domestic fire suppression system designed to protect a specific risk, typically vulnerable people who are at greater risk from a fire in the home.
EN service standard for fire safety and security sectors approved
The standard defines basic levels of competence for people charged with the planning, design, assembly, commissioning, system verification, handover or maintenance of fire safety or security systems.
Amazon UK fined US$80,000 (GBP £65,000) for breaching dangerous goods regulations
Online retailer Amazon UK Services has been fined US$80,000 (GBP£65,000) for breaching dangerous goods regulations.
Latest research results for extinguishing large-scale fires involving ethanol; common test standards for foam ’do not really reflect tank fire situations’. Report by Henry Persson and Magnus Bobert, SP Sweden.
Raising standards in passive fire protection
The Hydrocarbon Passive Fire Protection Network was officially launched in September during a one-day technical meeting at Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK.
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