The dedicated site showcases a complete range of Nomex-containing garments for the fire and industrial markets.
The New Zealand Fire Service is to build seven new fire stations in Christchurch to meet the known and emerging needs of the city and its communities.
We are looking for editorial contributions for F&R Q1, 2014, which will have extra distribution at FDIC 2014. Organisations and individuals wishing to submit editorial should get in touch with the editor, Ann-Marie Knegt (firstname.lastname@example.org). For advertising enquiries contact Kelly Francis (email@example.com).
Tests show there are benefits to using Long Term Evolution (4G) mobile data to improve public services – while using existing PMR (personal mobile radio) infrastructure.
International Water Mist Association annual conference highlights: Industrial oil cooker protection from the insurance point of view, Stuart Lloyd, Zurich Insurance, UK
Stuart Lloyd ran through the impact of business interruption (and associated costs); how insurance companies react to claims; and suitable protection as accepted by insurance companies.
Emergency vehicle conspicuity system now has extended performance life
Rennicks UK's vehicle conspicuity system – comprising of Nikkalite Flexible Crystal Grade Microprismatic sheeting – was first launched last year. However, the company has now technically verified a 10-year performance life when converted by a Gold level partner.
WS Darley starts comprehensive emergency services development program in Nigeria
WS Darley of Itasca, Illinois (USA) has started an extraordinary partnership with Lagos (Nigeria) state officials to strengthen the emergency response capabilities of the rapidly growing West Africa city-state.
New hot spot detection system prevents vehicle fires in highway tunnels
The new Hot Spot Detector system from SICK can prevent catastrophic vehicle fires in highway tunnels and help avoid loss of life, freight and vehicles as well as the immense cost of closure and reconstruction.
Toughest Firefighter Alive: Interschutz 2015
It’s one of the most popular items off the Interschutz supporting program: the Toughest Firefighter Alive (TFA) competition. The Interschutz round of TFA has traditionally been a European Championship round, but in 2015 it will feature as part of the World Championships.
Foam: the cost – and still counting!
All fire fighting foams have to some degree or other an unacceptable impact on the environment when released in an uncontrolled or regulated manner. Roger A. Klein looks at the disposal, remediation and lifetime costs of fire fighting foam.
International Water Mist Association (IWMA) - 'Fire Protection with Water Mist'
The International Watermist Association will be hosting a half-day seminar on "Fire Protection with Water Mist" on 19th January 2014 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre / Sharjah Meeting Room D (1st Level of Exhibition Hall 6).
2013 - a busy year at Heathrow Airport
New PPE, new Panthers and new foam – not to mention two aircraft incidents – means 2013 has been particularly busy for Heathrow’s Airport Fire and Rescue Service (AFRS), writes Graeme Day, Fire Service Compliance Manager, Technical Standards and Assurance.
Ultra-high pressure technology with piercing precision
A delivery to Mojave Air and Space Port as well as a new product that delivers increased fire extinguishing capabilities – Ann-Marie knegt catches up with PyroLance president Bill Ballantyne.
Panther crash tenders - now designed to fit Volvo Euro V engines
They are already in operation in Bremen (DE), Linz (AT) and Lyon (FR) and the next versions are to be stationed at airports in Riga (LV) as well as Auckland (NZ), Cologne-Bonn and Dortmund (DE). The trucks in question are Panther crash tenders, which have a Volvo engine installed for the first time.
Ziegler launches 'Z-Cab Evolution’ for Euro VI chassis
The well known Z-Cab is available in the new generation of vehicles in an integrated version and in a modular design.
High-volume pump delivery for the Bavarian Ministry of Interior
Hytrans Fire Systems handed over delivery of three HVPs (CombiContainer6500 and HydroSub150 combinations) to the Bavarian Ministry of Interior in June, and work is underway to fulfill delivery for three further units.
NIOSH Respirators User Notice: Chemical Warfare Agents
Firefighters should take note that The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has issued a Respirators User Notice stating that an error was made during recent testing of SCBA that calls into questions the ability of some SCBA to meet NIOSH and NFPA standards for protection against chemical warfare agents.
New President for Akron Brass
Akron Brass Company appoints Sean Tillinghast as president.
Search and Rescue Europe 2014 in Copenhagen - free passes available for SAR professionals
Interagency and international SAR cooperation forms the cornerstone of the Search and Rescue Europe symposium being held in Copenhagen 7-9 April 2014.
Palermo Fire Department named ‘International firefighting team of the year 2013’
Firefighting teams from many countries have been competing for the title of International Firefighting Team of the Year’ in recent months. The winners were announced during an awards ceremony in Ulm, Germany, on Friday evening, November 22nd. Palermo Fire Department (Italy) was presented as the winner and was able to take the prestigious award home. The runner-up was Botosani Fire Department (Romania), while Mooskirchen Fire Department (Austria) celebrated third place.
A Stirling job!
The challenges of setting up industrial fire brigades in high-risk locations such as Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan: exclusive interview with Kevan Whitehead of Stirling Group.
My father once offered the advice to refrain from conversations about religion or politics in the workplace. It’s a policy that has served me well during my career and has kept me clear from a lot of drama over the years. Yet as I search for things to write about, I’m often drawn to the political and religious absurdities that surround us on a daily basis and in the context of this blog, I can’t resist the temptation to offer my readers, (all three of them, LOL) the opportunity to provide this story for their consideration.
NCEC announces partnership for chemical emergency response service in China
The new service by UK National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) and China’s National Registration Centre for Chemicals (NRCC) goes live in December and aims to help companies comply with China's regulations on the safe management of hazardous chemicals.
Penetration sealing systems: news and developments
Modern buildings are fitted with numerous technical installation services for power supply, computer networks and transportation of water and sewage. In many cases these services penetrate fire separations in places that are mostly hidden away above ceilings and in alcoves – so it is especially important that these penetrations are fitted with suitable protection that fulfil the fire safety requirements, writes SP Sweden project manager Stefan van de Wetering.
Preparations begin for world’s largest fire exhibition
The five-yearly Interschutz exhibition will take place 8-13 June 2015 in Hannover, Germany.
Two confirmed dead in explosion in refinery in Antwerp
No more reported missing, said Total’s production director Stanny Serrien.
Rescue of Personnel from Height on Tower Cranes - guidance from the UK’s Construction Plant-hire Association
Revised guidance covers the rescue of authorised persons on site: primary duty for ensuring rescue resources are available rests with the organisation controlling the site of the tower crane.
Company visit: Task Force Tips Inc
With world headquarters in Valparaiso, Indiana, USA, Task Force Tips remains a family owned business dedicated to being a worldwide leader in providing emergency responders with high quality, innovation agent delivery solutions since 1971.
Cross-border public alert system – successful trial
Alert4All uses different communication channels – including fire systems – to send out emergency messages: SEE VIDEO.
Twitter Alerts for the UK and Ireland
As of Monday 18th November organisations can direct critical information to the right people at the right time with a dedicated Twitter programme.
International Water Mist Association to hold seminar in Dubai
During Intersec 2014 the IWMA will hold a seminar concentrating on the power of water mist for fire protection.
- Recent Chemical Incidents at Fixed Facilities
- One person injured in oil refinery explosion near Fallon
- St. Catharine School evacuated after several students pass out
- Fire Destroys Break Room At RSI Recycling
- Fire crews battle blaze in oil, gas development near Platteville
- Ammonia leak under control at former Birds Eye plant
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