VIDEO: The CSB’s new safety video includes a 3D animation of the fire and explosion at West Fertilizer Company as well as interviews with CSB investigators.
The International Water Mist Association's supporting member The Colorado School of Mines, based in Golden, Colorado, USA, along with ADA technologies have developed water mist portable fire extinguishers (PFEs) for spacecraft applications. In December 2015 two of nine units were sent to the International Space Station.
After the initial announcement of The Hydrocarbon Passive Protection Network (PFPNet) last year, interest surrounding this industry group for users of passive fire protection has grown, which has culminated in the announcement of a 2016 conference taking place on 7-8 September 2016 in Manchester.
What is the scale of arson of arson in the UK and which examples of good practice from the fire and police community can we find that are specifically related to arrangements by which suspects can be identified? Chief Fire Officer of Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service and independent chairman of the Arson Prevention Forum, Lee Howell discusses how soft intelligence can be shared with crime enforcement agencies on a local level.
Streamlight’ Survivor torch awarded ATEX and IECEx safety ratings for use in Zone 0 environments
Streamlight, a manufacturer of torches for fire and rescue professionals, announced that its updated Survivor right-angle personal torch now features ATEX and IECEx safety ratings for use in Zone 0 environments. The new model was recently redesigned with a new, compact bezel, and also includes two plugs that allow users to customise the torch’s beam with smoke-cutting lighting options.
Essex FRS invests in new thermal imaging technology
Essex Fire & Rescue Service has made a significant investment in technology protecting the safety of their firefighters and the people of Essex by ordering 80 thermal imaging cameras.
The Swiss Army invests in high volume pumps for flood response and water supply
The rescue forces of the Swiss Army are expanding their equipment range with 26 Hytrans mobile water supply systems.
Safety Region Brabant-Zuidoost orders new fire garments
Tencate Protective Fabrics has received an order for the Tencate Millenia system from the Sioen Apparel Division in Belgium. This integrated system for personal protection consists of three protective fabrics. It will be used to create the 1,100 new units of turnout gear for the firefighters of the Brabant-Zuidoost safety region in the Netherlands.
New fire and rescue marine response coordination centre established
A new coordination centre to support all UK fire and rescue services attending incidents within the maritime domain and specifically those that respond to incidents ‘at sea’ has opened for action.
Back to Foam School
EVENT: Foam manufacturer Dr Sthamer, and H2K, a fire training provider from the Netherlands, will be organising a new Foam School 2016 from 4-8 April at the CNPP training facility in Vernon, France.
Self-compacting high-performance concrete now fire resistant as well
Scientists from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) develop a method for manufacturing fire resistant self-compacting high-performance concrete.
A new ISO standard has been published that defines the content and layout of extrication rescue documents for first responders attending an incident involving a light vehicle.
Live investigations of false fire alarms
BRE briefing paper investigates the causes of unwanted fire alarms and provides 35 recommendations.
- Industrial Fire Journal, Winter 2015 issue
Orlaco introduces Cornereye – a new camera monitor system for trucks
The new Cornereye camera monitor system provides a view on blind spots around trucks, and is a vision system that combines digital technology with an application solution. With an advanced HD monitor and a robust camera, Orlaco is offering a vision solution that covers a field of vision that satisfies the criteria of vision classes V and VI.
Nødnett – the Norwegian Public Safety Network – has been officially launched
On 1 December 2015, the official opening of the nationwide Nødnett network was celebrated in Kirkenes in the presence of His Majesty King Harald V of Norway and the Minister of Justice and Public Security, Anders Anundsen. The new countrywide emergency network has been completed.
Buncefield – ten years on
A report summarising the improvements made following the Buncefield disaster has been published on its tenth year anniversary.
Antonio Benedetti steps down as Magirus CEO
BREAKING NEWS: CNH Industrial announces senior management change at Magirus, the vehicle manufacturer based in Ulm, Germany.
The two largest storage tanks exhibitions in the Middle East become one
Single event will be held in Dubai in April 2016.
New high-tech fire and rescue boat for Bergen Fire and Rescue Service
The municipality and the fire department in Bergen (Norway) have been going through a process of future proofing the fire service. Part of this was the acquisition of a new fire and rescue boat –named the Sjøbrand on Monday 30 November of 2015.
Motorola Solutions buys the UK’s public safety comms network operator
The largest private operator of a public safety network in the world will be acquired for US$1.2 billion (£817.5 million).
Marine casualties and incidents
The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has published the 2014 overview of marine casualties and incidents.
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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.
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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.
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