The next Airport Fire Officers Conference will be held from January 20-21, 2016, however, instead of its usual venue in Dublin, the event is moving to the Hilton at London Gatwick, UK.
Fire and Rescue Q1, 2015 has now been published. This issue contains articles on: fire vehicle standards, new high velocity pumps, a report on the Airport Fire Officers Conference, safety datasheets: are they fit for purpose; fighting fire with ice, training centre profiles: new hazmat training equipment; book reviews; PPE; PPV tests; disaster management in Hungary; report on the Flood Masterclass in Charlotte, NC, and a new type of rescue stretcher.
The 14th annual Airport Fire Officers association Conference held in Dublin in January brought together ARFF professionals from all over the world. Ann-Marie Knegt was at hand to report the highlights of an event that is growing in prestige – and attending delegates – every year.
Working closely together with the Belgian distributor Rental Pumps, BBA Pumps has recently completed one of the most demanding projects in its history – the delivery of nine mobile disaster relief pumping systems. These pumps are supplied to provide an extra level of safety in a large nuclear power plant.
Spartan Motors builds ten new apparatus for the Detroit Fire Department
Spartan Motors through its subsidiary Spartan Chassis, recognised the Detroit Fire Department (DFD) during a celebration on the company’s campus in Charlotte, Michigan for the continued commitment of the DFD throughout the city’s resurgence. Daryl Adams, Spartan’s recently appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, was joined by Detroit Fire Commissioner Edsel Jenkins for a ceremonial presentation during the Pure Michigan Celebration, which resulted in the company donating $10,000 to the Detroit Fire Department.
New UK search and rescue helicopter launched
The launch of the civilian UK search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service was held on Thursday 26 February 2015 during a ceremony held at the new SAR base at Humberside Airport.
Keeping a sharp eye on Naphta Storage Tanks
Spectrex SharpEye 20/20MI flame detectors have recently been installed to protect dome type naphtha storage tanks.
The new Leader Hasty seismic sensor for enhanced search capability
After launching the Hasty 2 sensors version, French search and rescue company Leader has further expanded its range by launching the version 3 wireless seismic sensor.
Welsh firefighters opt for YDS Crosstech boots
YDS, a manufacturer of footwear for the emergency services and the military, have been awarded the contract to supply all Welsh firefighters with YDS flame retardant leather Crosstech fire boots.
Tyco announces Fastflex Model FB braided hose
Tyco Fire Protection Products announces the launch of the new Fastflex Model FB. This flexible braided hose is a sprinkler drop assembly for installation on wet pipe pendent sprinkler systems in tight or false ceiling spaces.
Senior fire officers to consider historic agreement between Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
A historic partnership with Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service will be considered by Hampshire's fire authority on Friday, February 20, 2015.
Update – CAA and EASA regulations and standards
During the AFOA conference (Dublin January 20-21, 2015) a regulatory update was provided by Neil Gray (Principal RFFS Inspector – Civil Aviation Authority). CAA priorities for 2015 include a transition process that sees in-scope aerodromes moving from compliance with the requirements of CAP168, to compliance with Commission Regulation (EU) 139/2014 (EU Rules).
Innovation at the heart of StocExpo 2015
StocExpo 2015, the largest dedicated event for the world’s terminal operators, oil companies, traders and regulators, returns on 17-19 March at the Ahoy, Rotterdam, with over 200 leading international suppliers, all looking to showcase their latest innovations to the wider market.
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