DuPont launches internet tool that provides interactive support for finding the most appropriate chemical protective suit.

Scott Safety and Motorola sign development agreement that will enhance fireground safety.

Euro VI is coming into force on January 1, 2014. However what does it actually mean for vehicle operators? Hemmingfire highlights ten key aspects of the new engine legislation.

Peter Parsons, Chairman of ISO technical committee committee ISO/TC 21, subcommittee SC 3, explains why the latest standard is significant.

Getac partners with ecom instruments to offer ‘the world’s first rugged Android 4.1 tablet with explosion protection’.

The price tag for the privately held manufacturer of fixed and portable gas and radiation detections systems, and software was  $340 million.

Apps for public safety are growing at an impressive rate – which is why APCO International (Association of Public Safety Communications Officials) decided to launch a dedicated online application community. Jose Sanchez de Muniain spoke with Jeff Cohen, APCO's Chief Counsel for Law and Policy, and Mark Reddish, Government Relations Associate, to find out more about AppComm.

Research raises concerns over smoke detectors’ effectiveness in waking up children.

The new public safety application website, AppComm, will provide a single online forum dedicated to emergency response apps.

Solberg's Re-Healing RF3 provides fluorosurfactant-free ‘enhanced fire safety and environmental sustainability’

Remote-controlled monitor ‘is able to move in ways no other monitor has ever moved for us.’

The low pressure, portable 75-litre liquid oxygen storage and gaseous distribution system is capable of supplying up to 64,500 gaseous litres of on-board oxygen.

The iResponse Emergency Management software is used in over 20 countries for consequence modelling for thermal, dispersion and overpressure scenarios.

At FIREX International FLIR Systems will be unveiling a brand new range of uncooled radiometric cameras.

Research in Germany and the Netherlands found hazardous levels of gases and vapours in around 20% of all containers.

Introduction to rechargeable remote-area lighting systems from Peli.

Solberg has launched new foam technology that provides environmental sustainability and enhanced fire safety.

The new TETRA radio from Sepura is IECEx/ATEX approved.

Left to right: Dr. Timo Czech, MD, Lion Apparel Germany, and Commandant Eli van Strien, Amsterdam Fire Service, signing the contract.

One of the biggest ‘single issue’ orders for fire kit in the Netherlands has been received by Lion Apparel Germany.

Jewel Fire Systems announces E-Series range of portable water mist fire extinguishers.

4G is now a reality for consumers – what does this signal for emergency users?  David Taylor, Lead Consultant, Analysys Mason, explains

European standard specifies the requirements, test methods and performance criteria for visual alarm devices in fire detection and fire alarm systems, writes Leanne Danby, Marketing Executive at Cooper Fulleon.

BAA Group Fire Service Compliance and Assurance Manager Graeme Day talks to Jose de Muniain about why the leading UK airport operator is currently changing to fluorine-free foam.

New products provide optimal delivery of cornstarch-based water enhancer.

Latest innovation in fire detection technology significantly reduces installation time 

"SLIPS" technology, developed by the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, repels almost every type of liquid and solid, from blood and crude oil to ice and bacteria.

Hibernate feature extends life and reduces lifetime costs.

SavOx self rescuer unit shown on a belt.

UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) warns that units can catch fire if start-up procedures are not followed.

BCAS is one of the largest ambulance services in the world, providing pre-hospital emergency health care to the population of British Columbia across an area that spans 945,000 square kilometers, from 187 ambulance stations. It is also the first ambulance service in the world that has set up a dedicated infrastructure that greatly increases capability and performance of response teams when dealing with disabled people in an emergency, writes Paul Dixon.

Vetter has released what it calls ‘next-generation high-pressure lifting bags’ – the S.Tec range. The new range allows emergency responders to raise the pressure from 8 to 10 bar to enable a 25% increase in lifting power compared with conventional 8-bar lifting bags. The simple formula force = area x pressure, combined with controlled pressure distribution inside the bag, makes it possible to lift heavier loads with the same bag size.

Scott Safety thermal imaging camera proves itself during rigorous trial.

Copenhagen Fire Brigade, and the Danish National Survey and Cadastre (KMS - Kort & Matrikelstyrelsen) have partnered with Intergraph Corporation to develop a 1-1-2 mobile app for citizens who need to report an emergency. Financing the effort is TrygFonden, a Danish national foundation that supports and promotes life-saving initiatives.

The fire panel is certified to EN54, EN12094-1 and EN15276-2.

The newest member of the eDraulic family is low in weight and has a battery power option.

To overcome the communications constraints presented by a large industrial complex, and to ensure rapid response in emergencies, Snecma Propulsion Solide has adopted Sepura STP8000 hand-portable TETRA radios with man-down functionality. 

The new fire kit uses a new lightweight fabric system from TenCate Protective Fabrics.

Prime contractor responsibility taken over with immediate effect from Nokia Siemens Networks for Norway´s Nødnett TETRA public safety network.

Project involving Intergraph, Everis and Sadiel will modernize the management of emergency services in public safety and civil protection.

The RescueSim Virtual Emergency Response Platform will prepare Schiphol’s emergency services and safety personnel for airport incidents. 

Senior fire personnel from across Europe invited to witness a series of six test burns in Manchester, UK, at a neutral testing ground – the British Textile Technology Group (BTTG) test lab.

Rescue and emergency equipment supplier SP Services (UK) introduces the O-Two CPAP with Adult Mask and Harness in its 2012 catalogue.

CTE SpA delivers an A B-Fire 360  aerial platform in Thailand for the Lampang Municipality. The aerial device has a working height of 36 m with 450 kg of capacity in the basket.

Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas (US) are developing an emergency communications network that will maintain operation during natural disasters and provide critical warnings and geographic information to people affected by the disasters.

Angus Fire, the manufacturer of a wide range of firefighting foams and firefighting equipment, is launching Polaris, a foam-induction water motor that complements its existing range of foam-making equipment. Polaris has been designed to accurately and reliably deliver 1%, 3% or 6% or dual rate foam induction within Underwriters Laboratory (UL), Factory Mutual (FM) and EN standard limits, across a wide range of flows and pressures.

The Geos emergency response service is now available to Iridium Extreme satellite phone customers. At no additional cost to customers, Iridium has integrated the Geos service into the SOS button on the Iridium Extreme. Launched in September 2011, the Iridium Extreme is an advanced, rugged satellite phone and is the first to offer an SOS button. 

Frankfurt airport in Germany opened its fourth, North west runway last October, enlarging the runway space of Germany’s biggest airport to approximately 220 hectares. To extend the emergency infrastructure, a new fire station has been built and Frankfurt Airport's fire brigade’s vehicle fleet has grown. Two of six new FLF Z8 XXL crash trucks from Albert Ziegler have now been delivered. 

Chirange Technologies Limited (CTL), located in Manchester, UK, has launched a mobile app for the rescue industries, Chirange Commander. The latest product offered in the line of Chirange products is the Chirange Incident Commander, an Android app which has been designed from the ground up to aid fire and rescue, police and SWAT units, as well as security professionals. The company has also launched a new website to support the introduction of the new incident command platform.

Illuminating helmet bands can keep firefighters safe during zero visibility, as Woodlawn Fire Department found out when it was called to a fire at a fast food restaurant. 

Norwegian airport operator implements alcohol-resistant fluorine free fire extinguishing foam concentrate following a major procurement initiative.

There is continually pressure on all emergency services to do more with less resources. When Philip Evans, from the London Fire Brigade’s Station Training Support and Performance Team based at Harrow, was tasked with improving the consistency, efficiency and delivery of training across the Brigade an unexpected benefit was a saving of hundreds of thousands of pounds a year.

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