Bristol Uniforms

Cambridgeshire FRS selects UK company Bristol Uniforms to supply its 600 full-time/retained firefighters with kit in Spring 2016.

The Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Committee of Victoria, Australia makes three recommendations for immediate action regarding CFA Training College, Fiskville.

The FIA’s leaflet provides an introduction to fire safety law in England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

The global fire sprinkler market is expected to grow from $6.47 billion in 2014 to $11.04 billion by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate of 9.36% between 2015 and 2020.

INTERSCHUTZ LAUNCH:The Solberg Company, a producer of  firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware, announced at Interschutz 2015 in Hannover, Germany the company has achieved EN and IMO Certification on the company’s Re-Healing RF3x3% FP ATC and RF3x6% FP ATC foam concentrates.

Bronto Skylift will launch two brand aerial platform units at Interschutz. The company will also exhibit its range of existing aerial platforms, and their accessories during the show.

The last year has seen UK-based Emergency Response Driver Training Limited (ERDT) undertaking a mammoth voyage around the globe to provide driver and instructor training accredited by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RosPA).

The market-leading international publication covering response and fire protection for high-risk industry is available to read online. Or you can download it here.

The testing, calibration and advisory services provider has acquired the supplier of certification schemes and building products testing services for approx. $US33m.

INSTALLATION NEWS German environmental services company Tönsmeier has installed fixed fire extinguishing systems at three sorting and recycling facilities.

Regulations dealing with the procedures and technical requirements for refilling portable fire extinguishers have been revised in the UK in a ‘landmark for common sense and sustainability for our planet’s resources’.

Just as the US Government is reinforcing the EPA PFOA Stewardship Program with regulations the European Chemicals Agency is holding a public consultation on even stricter regulations that could seriously impact foam manufacturers and users, writes Tom Cortina of the Fire Fighting Foam Coalition.

The UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute has released new online course: Residential Attic and Exterior Fire Hazards

Solar-powered alarm horns provide the final link for the Philippines’ tsunami warning system.

INTERSCHUTZ 2015: DuPont Protection Technologies will be presenting its next-generation range of Nomex heat and flame protection as well as its Tyvek and Tychem chemical and biological apparel offerings.

The results of a recent LNG emergency and incident response study are a big step forward in LNG safety for Europe.

Draft mandate calls for standards for protective coatings, fire protective boards and fire stopping seals.

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.

Pierce Velocity pumper arrives at its new home in the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

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.

A study found protective clothing could contain formaldehyde if it had been treated with an additive called Proban – AFAC releases Safety Alert.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

A historic partnership with Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service will be considered by Hampshire's fire authority on Friday, February 20, 2015.

US Chemical Safety Board releases update on its ongoing investigation into the fatal methyl mercaptan release that took place at the DuPont facility in La Porte on November 15, 2014.

The Australian Defense Force (ADF) is to replace its fleet of aircraft transportable ARFF vehicles while the US Air Force opts for Strikers with ultra high pressure systems.

New year, new name for specialist smoke and flame detection company

DRAFT PAPER NOW AVAILABLE: Second draft of Management of Firefighting Foam Policy prepared by the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection in conjunction with the Western Australia Department of Environment Regulation is now downloadable.

Comment sought by 9th of February on second draft of Management of Firefighting Foam Policy.

FIRE TESTING NEWS: Warrington laboratory builds second burn chamber and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer in light of new standard for rolling stock.

Holmatro introduces a new function on three pump models in its Spider range. The new Eco whisper mode minimises noise and fuel consumption.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has named Michele Steinberg manager of its Wildland Fire Operations Division, and announced that Thomas Welle and Faith Berry have also joined the Division staff as senior project manager and associate project manager, respectively.

When considering aircraft fire incidents or airport environment firefighting challenges, Ecopol is rapidly becoming a best selling fluorine-free foam for the aviation industry. Available exclusively in the UK from Terberg DTS Fire & Rescue Division, Ecopol aviation firefighting foam is acknowledged as one of the original fluorine-free firefighting foam concentrates in the world.

Italian manufacturer, Vanzetti has developed Totem Auto Bag, an advanced filling station for achieving the automatic refilling of powder extinguishers. By exploiting the components and concept of the extinguisher production units, it enables the operators to get the most of the extinguisher maintenance. Top-of-the-range among powder filling units, the station allows to achieve the automatic filling of the portable extinguishers from 1 to 12 kg and the wheeled ones by means of an optional kit.

Chief Fire Officer Pat Fleming, chair of the Chief Fire Officers’ Association in Ireland, offered a warm welcome to members of the European Association for Passive Fire Protection (EAPFP), who met in Dublin on 26-27 November, 2014, to discuss issues affecting the fire protection sector across Europe.

TECHNOLOGY: Holmatro has launched a new all in one solution to neutralize the impact of an accidental airbag explosion after a road traffic collision. 

LEARNING ZONE: A new book tackles safety performance in high-hazard environments where time and other constraints (as well as impacts) can be exaggerated. 

INSTALLATION NEWS: The Kashagan Field, in the Kasakhstan's zone of the Caspian Sea, has invested in over 2,000 SharpEye Triple IR Flame Detectors.

Cleveland Fire Brigade’s growing risk management company wins three-year contract to provide round-the-clock emergency support at Vopak’s Teesside Terminal at Seal Sands (UK).

The winners of the international Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award were announced at a formal awards ceremony held November 21 at the Congress Centrum in Ulm, Germany.

‘Short-chain (C6) Fluorotelomer-based AFFF Foams are neither bioaccumulative nor harmful.’

The RescueSim User Conference 2014 saw a gathering of industry, defence and emergency response professionals from around the globe engaging in animated group discussions, interactive workshops and best practice presentations during a packed day programme. Organised by VSTEP and hosted by the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service at their headquarters and training centre in Winsford, the conference welcomed over 60 RescueSim users from 9 different countries on October 30, 2014. 

Peli Products has announced the 9480 Remote Area Lighting System (RALS).

Crimedin, the research Center in Disaster and Emergency Medicine in Italy, has started the Dutch simulation software XVR to prepare medical professionals for deployment in Ebola treatment facilities, which Save the Children Foundation is currently building in Sierra Leone. Crimedin has incorporated virtual reality simulation in an Ebola pre-deployment induction course.

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