After the successful SAR to Resuscitation – Floodfighters Lifesaving Conference, UK, March 2014, another ‘US/UK Water Rescue Masterclass’ is being hosted by Charlotte Fire Department (CFD) and the Emergency Management of North Carolina.
This year’s International Water Mist Conference will be held in Istanbul, Turkey – don’t miss the chance to find out the latest innovations in this exciting technology!
In December 2011, Newcastle-Under-Lyme Borough Council was fined for endangering people's health after carbon monoxide leaked from a gas boiler at a community centre. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted the local authority after firefighters found extremely high levels of carbon monoxide escaping from the flue in the loft and evacuated the building. Sections of the flue had come apart and the potentially lethal gas had built up and started to flow through an open trapdoor into a storeroom off the main hall.
SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden -Fire Research has announced that registration for FIVE 2014 is now open. At the previous event in Chicago there were over 200 delegates from 30 countries. The institute hopes to see even more attendees in Berlin, Germany, in October.
Rosenbauer launches two new sets of gloves for firefighters
Rosenbauer's new Safe Grip 3 set of gloves provide heat and flame resistance for firefighting operations, while the new Rescue II set has been designed for technical assistance purposes.
International fire service nonprofits partner to support mental health
The International Fire Relief Mission and Emergency Ministries will work together to address firefighter mental-health stressors in developing countries.
Leak into Elk River – Freedom Industries ‘did not have a rigorous inspection programme for these chemical storage tanks’
CSB finds no record of inspections on chemical storage tanks; leak in bottom of tank contaminated the supply of drinking water for 300,000 residents in nine West Virginia Counties.
In profile: Stansted Airport Fire and Rescue Service is ready for action
Dr Dave Sloggett reports on the unique and challenging environment in which the fire and rescue team based at Stansted Airport (London) in the United Kingdom operates. Not only is the airport FRS geared for receiving the most prolific people in the world, the team is also extremely well geared for dealing with plane hijackers.
Tall Building Fire Safety Conference to become an annual forum
Over 100 delegates attended the 2nd International Tall Building Fire Safety Network Conference (TBFSN) – held on June 17-20 - at the University of Greenwich, in London.
Chesil Beach implements new flood alert system
Chesil Beach is located in Dorset, on the South Coast of England. The shingle beach is approximately 14 miles long and it is part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The Chiswell settlement and the southern neck of Chesil Beach have been flooded many times and this is well documented. Many sea defence systems and flood drainages have been constructed at the Portland end of Chesil Beach to try to alleviate the overtopping and flooding problems.
Final report on AL Solutions metal dust explosion and fire that killed three in West Virginia
CSB renews call for OSHA combustible dust standard and releases safety video on the accident.
National training scheme introduced by the UK Association for Specialist Fire Protection
New passive fire protection awareness training programme is designed to up-skill the supply chain involved in the installation of passive fire protection and to improve the knowledge base of those involved in the design, supply, inspection and maintenance of passive fire protection.
- Recent Chemical Incidents at Fixed Facilities
- Dow officials say chemical leak caused no injuries, damage
- DEQ: Fish kill likely a result of mill fire
- WI Firefighters Respond to Reported Ammonia Leak
- 5 hospitalized after fire retardant system discharges at Logan
- Chemical leak forces evacuation of St. Charles County warehouse
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