ASTM International has established a common standard that would enable the evaluation of different organisations’ certifications.
The testing, calibration and advisory services provider has acquired the supplier of certification schemes and building products testing services for approx. $US33m million.
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.
INSTALLATION NEWS German environmental services company Tönsmeier has installed fixed fire extinguishing systems at three sorting and recycling facilities.
Extinguishers to be greener in the UK
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’.
Aerial Fire Fighting Conference Europe 2015
EVENT REVIEW This year’s Aerial Firefighting Europe 2015 was held in Zadar, Croatia on April 29-30, 2015. Terry Loughran, conference chairman, reports on the proceedings.
A single wide-area communication channel
Simoco Group and Beltronics team up with Rutland Regional Emergency Communication Center to deliver a two-channel, three-site simulcast system for the public safety services in Barre, Oakham and Rutland in Massachusetts, US.
PROINERT®2 … flexible, cost-effective and environmentally friendly fire suppression
COMPANY PROFILE Fike Corporation is a globally recognised supplier of precision-engineered solutions for fire protection, pressure relief, overpressure protection and pressure activation.
Residential attic and exterior fire hazards course released
The UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute has released new online course: Residential Attic and Exterior Fire Hazards.
Arizona firefighters prepare for major disasters
Several fire departments meet for a series of regional response task force drills.
Free 'Basic forcible entry' training available from the Firefighters Support Foundation
The Firefighters Support Foundation’s latest training course is now available, addressing the physics of levers, forcible entry tools, residential vs commercial construction, door size-up, thru-the-lock methods, and conventional forcible entry.
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service HQ replaces its gas suppression and detection system
When Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (UK) was tasked with replacing an ageing gas suppression fire detection and alarm system in its headquarters’ server and control rooms, it had to look for the most reliable and cost effective solution.
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