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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.

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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.

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Spectrex Inc. – Optical Flame and Open Path Gas Detectors

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.

PROINERT®2 flexible, cost-effective and environmentally friendly fire suppression

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The Falck Fire Academy is a vital part of the overall ‘safety circle’ of professional safety organisations with international high-risk operations and governmental services.

The IWMA – discover the power of water mist

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XVR Simulation Software, training software for safety and security

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Solberg – the new standard in firefighting foam

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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: foam fights fire

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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