Exercise Durbar not only exercised the multi-agency emergency response to a fire in the summer retreat of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert but will also serve as an exemplary model of preparedness for other high-profile cultural heritage sites. Jose Maria Sanchez de Muniain reports.
Offshore installations provide birds with a perfect landing spot but if left undisturbed guano build up can reduce the safety of helidecks.
Barry Alderslade, Chairman of AFOA
The Airport Fire Officers Association (AFOA) has confirmed that 150 delegates have already signed up for its annual conference, held at the Hilton at London Gatwick Airport on January 20-21, 2016.
Foam firefighting system in rail tunnels ensures safe transport of goods to Europe. Since 2007, SP Fire Research has been involved in the development of a foam firefighting system to protect rail tunnels carrying freight trains in Antwerp’s harbour district, writes Magnus Bobert, SP Institute in Sweden.
Sharpeye detectors installed in Latvian power plant
Riga Power Plant selects the 20/20MI and 40/40I Sharpeye optical flame detectors for fire protection.
New free Post-Blast Response training video from the Firefighters Support Foundation
The Firefighters Support Foundation’s (FSF) newest training program, Post-Blast Response is now available free of charge.
Take off for the new generation Panthers
Five months ago, the fourth generation of the Rosenbauer Panther made its debut at Interschutz. First to take the crash tender on was the Changi Airport Group of Singapore. The Changi Airport Group has been voted the ‘World’s Best Airport’ three times in a row and also has two Rosenbauer rescue staircases in its vehicle fleet.
Falck Safety Services UK adds construction safety training to its portfolio
A leading safety training firm is building on its portfolio of services on offer with the introduction of new health and safety courses for construction personnel.
The vote is open to choose the International Firefighting Team of the Year
People have until December 13 to choose which team will received the coveted Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award for International Firefighting Team of the Year 2015. Voters can cast their judgement for their favourite team on www.world-of-firefighters.com.
Rhizomatic learning in the fire service
The concept behind rhizomatic learning reflects a belief that the learning process never stops, much like the metaphorical roots of a plant. You either continue to grow in knowledge or simply cease to exist, write Sonia Sharmin and Michael Drew from the University of Georgia.
VIDEO:Dubai Civil Defence takes on jetpacks for high-rise response
Dubai Civil Defence has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Martin Aircraft, based in New Zealand, for the delivery of up to 20 jetpacks, which will be used high-rise firefighting operations.
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