Euralarm adds its support to the CEN/CENELEC/TC4 project committee which has been working since 2011 on a standard that defines the quality of services provided for fire safety and security systems: “Services for fire safety and security systems”.
FOR YOUR DIARY: Prevention, management and response – what are the future capability needs of industrial fire fighters, especially with regard to the imminent changes to COMAH requirements; affecting nearly 1,000 sites?
CSB’s new safety video offers key lessons.
The NFPA 704 “diamond” provides a tried and tested method for warning emergency responders of the hazards they could encounter during a spill or fire involving a hazardous material.
Tunnel fires: preventing explosive spalling of concrete
Engineers at the Technische Universität München (TUM) discover how to measure the action of polypropylene fibres inside concrete.
Use your phone to check that your emergency lights are working!
Lux Intelligent is a new emergency lighting testing system with cloud monitoring and mobile management.
UNDP announces ‘5-10-50’ – new global programme in support of disaster resilience
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has announced work a new 10-year global programme in support of country efforts to reduce the risk of disasters.
Australian firefighters warned of cancer-causing chemical in protective clothing used for fighting wildfires
A study found protective clothing could contain formaldehyde if it had been treated with an additive called Proban – AFAC releases Safety Alert.
25 years of fire protection and response – get involved!
In this special anniversary issue (25 years and the 100th issue) plus it's our INTERSCHUTZ special – Industrial Fire Journal will be reviewing the most significant technical advances that have taken place over the last 25, as well as attempt some crystal-ball gazing.
Call for editorial for the Interschutz issue of Fire and Rescue
Interschutz is around the corner and Fire and Rescue will be present at the show in Hall 27, stand M26. The next issue of Fire and Rescue will be distributed from our stand, and we invite organisations and individuals to send in editorial for this very special issue.
Holmatro Rescue Experience: the 35,000 Euro Extrication Challenge
During Interschutz – held from 8-13 June 2015 in Hannover, Germany - Holmatro will organize a special edition of the Holmatro Rescue Experience, called; ‘The 35,000 Euro Extrication Challenge. Extrication teams from all over the world can sign up for this challenge to show their skills in realistic vehicle extrication scenarios. They will have the opportunity to work on brand new vehicles. The three winning teams will be rewarded with fantastic prizes worth € 35,000 in total.
Industrial Fire Journal, Spring 2015 issue has been published
The market-leading international publication covering response and fire protection for high-risk industry is available to read online and download straight on to your computer.
Interschutz 2015 –come and find us in hall 27, M26
From 8 to 13 June this year, the Hannover Exhibition Center, the world’s biggest tradeshow complex, is hosting Interschutz, the show for all matters innovative and ingenious that the world has to offer in the way of technology, services and ideas for the rescue, fire prevention, disaster relief, safety and security sectors. Hemming Fire will be located in hall 27, stand M26.
Renting just got safer in the UK
From October this year landlords will be required by law to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties.
Bringing science to the streets
UL Fire Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) releases new course - Residential attic and exterior fire hazards.
Winners of International Firefighting Team of the Year (Rio de Janeiro) visit FDNY
As the winners of the international Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award, firefighters from Rio de Janeiro fly to New York City to visit the fire department/the 2015 competition begins on March 30: register at www.world-of-firefighters.de.
Ricardo-AEA to provide 24/7 chemical risk support for UK Ministry of Defence
Ricardo-AEA’s chemical risk practice, the National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC), has won a three-year contract to provide the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) with emergency telephone advice – the contract includes global, multilingual support 24-hours a day, seven-days a week as well as access to the NCEC’s hazardous chemicals database.
Water Pollution Management Service Launched
A specialist service has been launched by Hydro International, based in Clevedon, UK, to help industrial and commercial sites avoid the devastating environmental and financial consequences of inadequate pollution spill containment.
Excellence Award for SIV Fire Protection
PROMOTIONAL FEATURE: In November 2014 London-based SIV Fire Protection received a coveted IFSEC Fire & Security Excellence Award for Passive Fire Protection Project of the Year. Jose Sanchez spoke with MD Stan Ivanchev to find out more about a company whose list of prestigious projects includes railway and underground stations, hospitals, embassies, shopping centres, and schools – and the company has ambitions for international expansion.
400,000 sq ft up in smoke
CASE STUDY: George Potter reports on the worst fire in 20 years in the European food processing industry.
Fire and Rescue Q1, 2015 has been published
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.
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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.
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.
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.
argus® are a division of e2v Technologies Ltd. Since the 1940’s e2v have developed imaging solutions for use in some of the World’s most exciting ventures, from monitoring environmental changes on Earth to helping NASA’s Curiosity Rover detect the elements, which could support life on Mars.
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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