The issue of fires breaking out at waste recycling sites remains one that continues to challenge the Emergency Services and the Environmental Agencies, both in prevention and in tackling them, writes Bill Atkinson, Bureau Veritas, UK.
The academy closed following the hospitalisation of several probationary firefighters.
September marks the official industry launch of a new Incident Command and Crisis Management Training facility in the northeast of England that is open to industrial operators throughout the UK, Europe and Middle East.
INSTALLATIONS NEWS: BP selects Spectrex SafEye 700 Series Open Path Gas Detectors to protect its hydrocarbon storage GDH facility at Fronting, near Montpelier in France.
The future of evacuation technologies
The European Commission-sponsored Project Getaway will hold a workshop in London to provide outcomes and conclusions – October 13, Greenwich.
Night vision camera for firefighting and mining vehicles
PathFindIR II’s thermal night vision lets drivers see pedestrians, cyclists, animals, and other road hazards at night from up to four times farther away than with vehicle’s headlights.
Three-in-one solution combines smoke, flame and thermal detection
DETECTION NEWS: The Multi Detector by FireVu identifies and analyses smoke and heat patterns to raise alerts.
Fire protection for Royal Navy
INSTALLATIONS NEWS: UK Ministry of Defence's ultra-modern combat ships to be protected by Tyco Fire & Integrated Solutions.
Monitoring fixed fire suppression systems
IN PROFILE: Coltraco Ultrasonics is UK based designer and manufacturer of ultrasonic liquid level monitoring systems for fire suppression systems: George Hunter, Director of Sales, explains why they are gaining acceptance in the Middle East’s power generation sector.
- Recent Chemical Incidents at Fixed Facilities
- Firefighters battle industrial building fire in Bridgeport, Connecticut; no serious injuries
- DNR: Large fish kill in northwest Iowa caused by manure spill from nearby dairy operation
- Chemicals spill into Yantic River after tank leak
- Hays man injured in tank explosion
- Fire damages Sanimax plant north of Madison
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