A live streaming 360° technical rescue search camera will be launched at the Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis, 24-29 April.

Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) has designed and engineered a bespoke version of the new Land Rover Discovery for use by the Austrian Red Cross. ‘Project Hero’ was presented to the world’s media for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show.

Fire alarm from wireless smoke and smoke/thermal detectors may fail to be communicated.

In a world first a distress alert initiated from a smartphone at sea will autonomously launch a drone from the Irish coastline to search for and locate the casualty. 

The in-built smart technology activates when batteries enter a state of thermal runaway.

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.

A pioneering invention of a Hampshire firefighter will soon be helping to save lives on the high seas.

A clamp that can be adjusted to suit different types of dome lids has been designed by DQE for hazmat responders.

A new Oshkosh 6x6 Striker with a 20m high-reach extendable turret will be unveiled at the 2016 ARFF Working Group annual conference, Frisco, Texas in September.

A new handheld tool can ‘see’ through containers to identify hazmat materials.

New tactical ARFF simulator is designed for ease of transportation.

Austin (TX) Fire Department receives its first large-scale mobile ventilation unit.

Bosch introduces innovative rack-build service for EN 54-16-compliant voice-alarm systems.

Honeywell Analytics is in the process of recalling a number of flame detectors following performance concerns.

Grave defects have been found in the BA equipment of Spain’s CBRN specialists – but how deep does the problem go? George Potter reports from Madrid, Spain.

A portable hazmat and decontamination delivery system from Scott Safety is poised to revolutionise the CBRN response world, reports Jose Sanchez de Muniain.

Does your clean agent fire extinguishing system still meet NFPA 2001? Derek Dahlgren of TLX speaks with Jose Sanchez de Muniain about new requirements that became effective 1 January 2016.

A new range of optical smoke, heat and multi detectors has been launched to great fanfare – so what is all the fuss about? Jose Sanchez de Muniain takes a close look at the Soteria collection.

In the last quarter of 2015 the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program of the US DoD issued a Statement of Need (SON) for the development of fluorine-free foams in place of AFFF for fire-suppression operations.

Scientists from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) develop a method for manufacturing fire resistant self-compacting high-performance concrete.

Tyco Fire Protection Products, a fire suppression technologies provider, has introduced the BFV-300 Butterfly Valve. The BFV-300 is now a lighter, more compact design that enables more efficient installation, easier operation and better long-term performance.

CASE STUDY: Over 5km of fire resistant cable has been installed in Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland as part of a significant upgrade to fire protection systems in two of the Lauriston Campus buildings.

CASE STUDY: Fleet managers from blue light operations across the UK have put the first summer tyres with winter capabilities through their paces during a day of intensive tyre testing.

First contract for the new Emergency Services Network awarded in the UK.

Mark La Pensee, Head of TETRA Subscribers Product Management, Motorola Solutions, describes the challenge of designing communications for ATEX environments.

SEE VIDEO New 379-bar cylinder introduced by Scott Safety

WL Gore launches a membrane solution that it believes does away with the compromise between thermal protection and comfort.

The Oshkosh XP fire truck was unveiled at Interschutz ahead of a demo tour across the Middle East.

NEWS FROM FDIC: Pierce unveils two ‘game changing’ products during the Fire Department Instructors Conference currently taking place in Indianapolis, USA.

Lux Intelligent is a new emergency lighting testing system with cloud monitoring and mobile management.

A foam proportioner that is simple to use and requires no power for its operation? Jose Sanchez de Muniain finds out about a simple and modern technology that is set to change the market – and it will be on show during Interschutz in Hanover, Germany, in June.

Anybody faced with transporting a casualty over rough difficult terrain or remote locations need stretchers that are light and strong as well as easy to carry, deploy and re-stow. Is that too much to ask?

Vehicle manufacturer teams up with pump specialist to create an industrial fire truck that can pump at over 7,500 GPM. A new record?

In Mobile Bay, Alabama, Virginia Tech engineering students made history during a five-minute demo that placed an adult-sized humanoid robot with a hose in front of a live fire aboard a US Navy ship. SEE THE VIDEO.

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. 

Brigade is the first to embed cutting extinguishing technology into all operational stations.

The Meridian Detector accepts all sensor types and automatically determines the type of gas to be detected.

APPROVALS NEWS: The new hazardous area ex approval CU TR has been issued to Spectrex detectors.

TECHNOLOGY: The new specialised vehicle was unveiled at the AIDF Disaster Relief Summit in Washington DC.

Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety has announced that its next-generation G1 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) has been approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as meeting the requirements of 42 CFR, Part 84, the U.S. standard covering the performance of respiratory protective equipment. NIOSH approval represents a key step forward in the process for third-party certification to the 2013 Edition of the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) 1981 and 1982 performance standards for SCBA.  

Rosenbauer’s Fire Max 3 fire fighting suit – now available with integrated rescue system.

Dr Ian Greatbatch and Dr Andrea Kleinsmith argue the case for integrated technology in fire and rescue to sense responders’ vital functions and location.

Spectrex introduces new fixed solutions for Hydrogen Sulfide and Ammonia.

Wilson Tan, Regional Business Leader of Honeywell Industrial Safety Sensors APAC, delivered a keynote speech at this year’s China Occupational Safety and Health exhibition (COS+H) to stress the importance of gas sensors in ensuring worker safety.

FLIR Systems announced the release of the new PathFindIR II thermal night vision system. Using FLIR’s latest nighttime video analytics algorithms, PathFindIR II provides automated detection and alerts of pedestrians and animals, so drivers can see hazards sooner, react faster, and stay safer on the road at night. 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 just the vehicle’s headlights.

West Yorkshire FRS now trialling Red Ledge RFID Fire Appliance Asset Management.

908 Devices awarded $2.6 million in growth funding for high pressure mass spectrometry tool.

The TAF20 maneuverable tracked vehicle with top-mounted turbine has undergone testing at the RAM refinery in Milazzo-Italy, simulating worst-case scenarios.

Dräger Marine & Offshore, part of the Dräger Group, believes its thermal imaging technology is helping to improve asset integrity management for offshore oil and gas operators.

Flamepro will be exhibiting new structural firefighter’s suits at the Emergency Services Show in September, together with a range of specialist garments specifically designed for Fire & Rescue Services (F&RSs), writes Managing Director Philip Johnson.

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