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.

Bluehawk technology places students at the heart of an incident - SEE IT IN ACTION AT THE EMERGENCY SERVICES SHOW.

The new fabric is designed to manage moisture and keep wearers dry and cool.

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.

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.

DETECTION NEWS: The Multi Detector by FireVu identifies and analyses smoke and heat patterns to raise alerts.

High-volume pumps are steadily gaining acceptance world-wide for large-scale incidents, and the latest innovations enable remote control from several kilometres away – ideal for nuclear events, writes Johan Kramer of Hytrans Systems BV.

The concept of infrared cameras is gradually gaining traction at industrial waste management facilities – but the launch of an ATEX infrared camera now brings the technology to the petrochem industry. Jose Sanchez de Muniain speaks with Product Specialist Chris Brown of Flir about the new Flir A310 ex.

Dutch company Bacon DDI has developed an application that increases the chances of quickly finding and rescuing potential victims during emergencies in industrial environments.

The first Airbus Defence and Space A400M new generation airlifter for the Royal Air Force has taken another step towards delivery with the start of taxying trials.

The customized ADMS-Command system will be used to train for petrochemical and industrial emergency response.

Italian company puts a turbine to work atomising water into a fine mist.

Hot torso

K-Sorb to be launched during Emergency Services Show in Birmingham NEC, 24-25 September.

Peli Products offer a powerful range of ATEX Certified Lights (Zone 1 & 0) for use during industrial emergencies – see the latest additions here.

‘What the airbag is for cars, the Evacuator is for tall buildings.’

The new Soteria range promises improved detection and reliability, reduced false alarms, as well as compatibility with legacy versions.

The enhanced entry-level intelligent addressable control panel contains a number of new features to meet industry and regulatory requirements. 

Nomex 3DP outer shell made from two layers of fabric woven using a patented weaving structure.

Firefighting monitors come in a variety of shapes and sizes – which one is best for your facility? Nico Zorzetto of monitor manufacturer Sanco SpA in northwest Italy explains the options.

Cutters Edge has successfully developed a new type of cutting technology for rotary saws called the Bullet Blade. Unlike other carbide-tipped blades, the Bullet Blade uses Cutters Edge’ Bullet Chain and is the only carbide blade that can be repaired and sharpened and used over and over again with the same blade core.

The new Stronghold Mobile Anchor Point and Barrier System was invented by London firefighter, Daniel Cheddie, who has teamed up with Capital Safety and the Youngman Group. 

Certification achieved for Re-Healing RF3 3% and Arctic 3x3% ATC foam concentrates.

Dubai Municipality along with Unique System FZE launch a first-of-its-kind app in the UAE.

Pierce Saber

Showcasing the all-new Saber and Enforcer custom chassis, the Pierce booth at the Fire Department Instructors' Conference in Indianapolis (7-12 April) features 14 apparatus.

SP Sweden takes laser measurements of droplet size distributions from the Cold Cut Systems high pressure ‘cutting extinguisher’.

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