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.
Tyco Fire Protection Products has introduced a complete water mist fire protection solution comprising three technologies that offer optimal fire protection in a variety of applications, from industrial oil fryers to machinery spaces and cable tunnels.
Dutch company Bacon DDI has developed an application that increases the chances of quickly finding and rescuing potential victims during emergencies in industrial environments.
Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) in the UK has conducted a bulk foam exercise in order to test new equipment now capable of dealing with a major incident in the area, writes James Bladon, Corporate Communication Manager, AF&RS.
Hot work on tanks containing biological or organic material
Chemical Safety Board issues warning following tank explosion which killed a worker at the Omega Protein facility in Moss Point, Mississippi, on July 28, 2014.
Company profile: XVR Simulation Software, training software for safety and security
XVR is virtual reality training software for the training, education and assessment of incident response professionals – fire and 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.
Fire and Rescue Q3, 2014
Your digital copy of Fire and Rescue magazine Q3 (August 2014) has been published. You can read it as an E-book or download it as a PDF, the choice is yours. Subjects covered include: the correct use of PPV; debunking Class A myths surrounding foam; Should there be an international standard for extrication?; an in depth case study on the Boston Marathon Bombings 2013 and much more.
Public Emergency Alarm and Response System
White Paper urges the adoption of fire detection and alarm systems for transmitting public alert messages and calls for an international standard to be developed.
Calling all UK emergency services – let's create a digital coalition
West Midlands Fire Service is developing 999eye as an interim step into the digital future, explains Matt Wroughton, Emergency Response, Technical and Operational Support Directorate, WMFS.
Tank Storage Asia 2014 announces Singapore Pavilion
Tank Storage Asia has announced that there will be a specialist area for Singapore-based companies at this year’s show, called the Singapore Pavilion. The leading event for the Asian tank storage industry takes place on 24-25 September at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
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Seminars to be held in Germany and Sweden in November.
Setting the gold standard for lone worker safety
An increase in the use of lone workers by Dorset FRS in the UK drove the service to assess associated risks and examine technology that could reduce those risks. Jose Sanchez de Muniain spent a day with hydrant technicians and home safety advisors seeing at first hand why a solution was necessary.
NY Fire Department adds Plymovent vehicle exhaust removal system to improve firefighter and EMT health
The North Tonawanda Fire Department has replaced its existing exhaust removal system with the Plymovent award-winning Magnetic Grabber in all of its stations. Situated near the Niagra River and Erie Canal, the North Tonawanda Fire Department required an exhaust removal system that would withstand the harsh weather conditions of Western New York.
- Recent Chemical Incidents at Fixed Facilities
- Explosion at BP refinery in Whiting released sulfur dioxide
- Firefighters battle blaze at hazardous chemical landfill
- BP confirms explosion, fire at Whiting refinery as production continues
- Chlorine leak forces evacuation near grain elevator on Ganson Street
- Sacramento Fire crews responding to propane tank fire
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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.
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.
DuPont is the inventor and the world’s largest producer of high-performance materials and solutions with leading world brands such as DuPont™ Nomex®, Kevlar®, Teflon® and Tyvek®, providing personal protection, be it thermal, mechanical or chemical, to over 90 countries.
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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