Dennis Perkins and Predrag Sekulić at the IFTC.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the European Union’s centrepiece organisation for the promotion and delivery of aviation safety recently visited the International Fire Training Centre (IFTC) at its Teesside operation.

The move to the new offices enables Cosalt to consolidate its business departments and to build on recent successes such as the contract to supply a fully managed service to North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. The new premises are located in Stockport in Cheshire.

DNV has signed an MOU with Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), South Korea’s state-run gas corporation, to cooperate on research and development in the LNG sector. While this is DNV’s second MOU with KOGAS, following the first in 2010 to cooperate on EHSQ issues, DNV is the first international risk management organisation in Korea to cooperate with KOGAS on research and development projects in the LNG sector.

This week, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service in the UK has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Bay Search and Rescue which specialises in providing 24/7 emergency response to incidents in involving quicksand and mud flats.

Changi Airport Group (CAG) and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) have announced the formalisation of a partnership that will foster closer collaboration between both organisations in the areas of emergency preparedness.

Fire safety testing company Exova Warringtonfire brings Mississauga laboratory (near Toronto) into its global network.

The Business Sprinkler Alliance (“BSA”) is calling on UK businesses to install automatic fire sprinklers as an active measure to save billions of litres of water every year, in advance of the water crisis talks being held by environment secretary, Caroline Spelman, on Monday, 20th February with utility companies, environmental NGOs and farming groups to discuss how to mitigate the impact of persistent dry conditions.

620 Actros chassis ordered by Rosenbauer are destined for Saudi Arabia.

NFPA will be the official sponsor of "The Big Test", an acrobatic, comedy show in which a cast of real characters goes through a series of hysterical antics as they try to become volunteer firefighters.

Funding opportunities released for PhD studies – topics include modelling of the Buncefield explosion.

Dave Fanning created Phil the Fire Engine in a bid to help educate young children about the dangers of fires and how they start.

As an international manufacturer of protective equipment for first responders, Lion has announced that Haagen Fire Training Products and BullEx Digital Safety, manufacturers of fire and safety training systems and centres, are joining the organisation.

Because safety and comfort are a must for ski instructors, ski-lift workers, rescue and safety crews working in ski resorts, Garmont has partnered with Vibram to introduce a protective and high-performance ski boot for professional resort workers, called the Garmont Delirium FR 130+  which features a Vibram X-POWDER sole.

Scientists at the University of Greenwich have released the next generation of their evacuation and crowd simulation software, buildingEXODUS.

‘H’ for ‘hydrocarbon surfactants’. Copyright Thierry Bluteau Bio-Ex SA.

Industrial Fire Journal reports on the 1st National Foam Forum and Workshop on Fire Fighting Foam that was held as part of the Contaminated Site Remediation Conference ‘CleanUp 2011’ in Adelaide, 11th September 2011.

The University of Nevada, Reno Fire Science Academy in Carlin is to close After years of exploring options to sustain the long term financial viability of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Fire Science Academy, a recommendation to cease the Academy’s operations in Carlin, Nev., has been approved by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents.

A study commissioned by FM Global, one of the world’s largest business property insurers, reveals that a natural catastrophe in China on the scale of the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami would have an even more severe impact on supply chains, given China’s critical role in global manufacturing.

An all-new range of marine firefighting PPE, designed to meet the introduction of upgraded European MarED standards from December 2011, has been introduced by Bristol Uniforms (UK).

The Russian Government is considering implementing a massive two billion dollar reform in the national system of fire service, writes Eugene Gerden from Moscow.

A revolutionary new type of cigarette could save one life every five days in the UK by cutting the number of fires caused by smoking, according to the London Fire Brigade.

Peli Products is announcing its 2011 Peli Photo Competition. This time juried by award-winning photographer Gary Eastwood.
The competition takes place at www.facebook.com/PeliProducts  and is open to all Peli products users from anywhere in Europe.
Participate in this contest by clicking on the “Photo Competition” tab.

As the EU, and the world, faces an increasing number of disasters, Italian EPP member Elisabetta Gardini is calling for more effective and coordinated disaster management and simplification of the "too bureaucratic" European Civil Protection Mechanism.

Jaffy, the one eyed cat of the editor of Fire and Rescue

Jaffy, the one eyed cat of the editor of Fire and Rescue.

Forensic scientists at Anglia Ruskin University have revealed a novel tool that could be used to help catch arsonists – cat litter.

The Health & Safety Executive (UK) releases a safety alert following recent inrush of water and material at Gleision Mine in South Wales which resulted in the deaths of four miners.

Hummels Wharf Fire Company in Pennsylvania revealed its tribute to the people who lost their lives during 9/11 at the recent anniversary of the atrocious attacks.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with nine manufacturers and distributors, announced a voluntary recall of all pourable gel fuels made or sold by these companies.

Albert Ziegler GMBH has been declared insolvent by a German court. Sollicitor Bruno M Kuebler has been appointed as the provisional liquidator, and the wages of the 1,000 employees are guaranteed by the insolvency fund for the next three months. 

Domino’s Pizza is teaming up with fire departments to help spread the message about home fire safety.

The first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System will take place November 9, 2011 at 2pm (EST).

The Middle East order for gas and flame detection represents the largest single order in the company's history.

Traffic chaos as smoke billows from the Brynglas tunnels at Newport, Wales (UK).

Source: BBC

The Hummels Wharf Fire Company in Pensylvania has revealed an artist’s rendition of the 9-11 Memorial that is being built at the local fire station. The memorial will include a glass enclosed archived steel beam from the World Trade Center, some archived soil from the Flight 93 Memorial site in Shanksville, PA., and an archive piece of limestone from the Pentagon. 

Florida’s inaction and failure to adopt a CSB recommendation to provide federal-level workplace protections for state and municipal public workers is an ‘unacceptable response.’

Gent by Honeywell has released a new CPD guide on the design and application of emergency lighting central power systems.

Our new website for Fire and Rescue, Industrial Fire Journal, Fire Trade Asia Middle East and Fire Trade Europe, www.Hemmingfire.com is packed full of fire-friendly features, including RSS feeds, links to our fast-growing social media, video, photo gallery, company profiles, equipment data, up-to-date industry information, as well as in-depth analysis and latest news. Oh, and did you know the industry's most popular light-hearted take on the fire world is back? Yes, Fire Mad has returned!

The Middelburg-Vlissingen Fire Service in the Netherlands has taken delivery of a unique multi-functional truck, which combines a powder and a CAFS unit in one.

Investigation finds accidents in Belle, West Virginia, resulted from numerous safety deficiencies including lack of safe equipment design, ineffective mechanical integrity programs, and incomplete investigations of previous near misses.

Technology solutions company for the storage terminal industry enters into strategic alliance with industrial fire fighting company Williams Fire & Hazard Control.

Holistic approach to CO2 emissions results in public recognition.

The Sherwin-Williams Company announced has closed a definitive agreement to acquire Leighs Paints, a protective and marine and fire protection coatings business.

Xtralis, a global provider of powerful solutions for the early detection of fire, gas and security threats, today announced the acquisition of Germany-based HeiTel Digital Video GmbH. 

Cooking equipment and smoking materials remain the biggest dangers.

In the next few days we’ll be launching our new hemmingfire.com website – and we think you’ll like it!

A report by the National Audit Office has slammed the project managed by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

As of 27 June 2011, the law regarding PFOS-containing firefighting foam changes in Europe: IFJ talks to Richard Hawkins of the Environment Agency of England & Wales to find out what this means for sites that still store PFOS foam.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will be offering free live web updates on changes to NFPA sprinkler-related codes.

 

The UK Fire Industry Association’s (FIA) Fire Risk Assessment Council has released the ‘Competency Criteria for Fire Risk Assessors’ draft document which is available for public comment.

What is the use of an emergency service that puts its personnel’s safety above that of the people it should be protecting,  asks Roger A Klein, Cambridge (UK). 

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