Unmanned aerial vehicles will take centre stage at the Emergency Services Show, NEC, Birmingham (UK) on 23 and 24 September.

The annual IWMA Conference 2015 will take place at the Mercure Hotel Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 28-29 October 2015.

FOR YOUR DIARY PPE and Duty of Care Forum, 2nd of February 2016 (NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE, PREVIOUSLY 15 SEPTEMBER 2015), The Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham, UK

EVENT What type of fire fighting foam concentrate will you be using in the next 10 years? Find out at the three-day workshop in Spain in October.

EVENT PREVIEW: FIREX International turns up the heat as it returns to London’s ExCeL June 16-18

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.  

CONFERENCE: Fire Protection Association Australia is to host a two-day conference and exhibition aimed at creating a safer chemical management industry.

SEMINAR: The Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection is organising a one-day technical seminar for users, responders and regulators aimed at improving understanding of the chemistry, actions and impacts of fire fighting foam on the environment.

Low oil prices leads to cancellation of exhibition and conference for the oil and gas industry in the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

A new seminar theatre dedicated to training will feature at The Emergency Services Show, which will return to the NEC in Birmingham from 23-24 September 2015. Free to attend, the new seminars will be led by experts who run specialist courses for emergency services personnel, and will expand the offering of free learning opportunities already available to visitors.

FOR YOUR DIARY: Prevention, management and response – what are the future capability needs of industrial fire fighters, especially with regard to the imminent changes to COMAH requirements; affecting nearly 1,000 sites?

During Interschutz – held from 8-13 June 2015 in Hannover, Germany - Holmatro will organize a special edition of the Holmatro Rescue Experience, called; ‘The 35,000 Euro Extrication Challenge.

From 8 to 13 June this year, the Hannover Exhibition Center, the world’s biggest tradeshow complex, is hosting Interschutz, the show for all matters innovative and ingenious that the world has to offer in the way of technology, services and ideas for the rescue, fire prevention, disaster relief, safety and security sectors. Hemming Fire will be located in hall 27, stand M26.

StocExpo 2015, the largest dedicated event for the world’s terminal operators, oil companies, traders and regulators, returns on 17-19 March at the Ahoy, Rotterdam, with over 200 leading international suppliers, all looking to showcase their latest innovations to the wider market.

FOR YOUR DIARY: The leaders of the global tank storage industry are preparing to visit Dubai for two days of expert strategic congress, CEO insight, practical case studies, in-depth discussion, technology launches and networking at Tank World Expo April 13-14 2015.

EVENT PREVIEW: Greater risk awareness coupled with continued construction growth is driving demand for the GCC’s fire prevention and protection industries, as more than 350 fire safety and rescue companies gear up with their latest solutions and fire suppression technologies at Intersec 2015.

Two years ago, the Spanish industrial fire fighters association, APBE (Asociación Profesional de Bomberos de Empresa) held a two-day series of presentations and meetings in the Mediterranean resort town of Arenys de Mar – a forerunner to the association’s first official Congress held October 18-19 in another coastal resort town, Salou. Report from George Potter in Madrid.

FOR YOUR DIARY: Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Intersec (January 18-20) will feature more than 1,300 exhibitors from over 50 countries, including 300 newcomers.

FOR YOUR DIARY: The inaugural Tank Storage Middle East (January 26-27) event boasts a strong speaker line-up for its conference programme. 

Jornadas Técnicas: Novedades técnicas y tecnológicas en Protección Contra Incendios - conference programme now available.

The 14th International Water Mist Conference took place in Istanbul, Turkey, from October 22-23 at the Lütifi Kirdar ICEC.

Terrorist threats facing the oil and gas industry are to be addressed at the East Africa Energy Infrastructure Security Forum, 4-5 February, Nairobi, Kenya

Dr Thomas de Maizière, Minister of the Interior, has praised the commitment of the many volunteers working with Germany’s technical civil defense organisation, the voluntary fire service and other relief organisations. According to de Maizière, who is also serving as the patron of Interschutz 2015 in Hannover, approximately 1,7 million volunteers form the backbone of Germany’s civil protection services.


The latest conference on floods and other disasters affecting the world, is sponsored by the Charlotte Fire Department (CFD).

SEE VIDEO: Full-scale experiment conducted at Sant Cugat station in Barcelona as part of the GETAWAY EU FP7 project.

Simon Webb reports from the Angus Fire Foam Seminar held at the Manchester United stadium, Old Trafford, in Manchester (UK) on 3-4 June 2014.

The European Commission-sponsored Project Getaway will hold a workshop in London to provide outcomes and conclusions – October 13, Greenwich.

With safety and efficiency in mind, Peli Products, the global manufacturer portable lighting and high-performance protective case solutions will presents its new ATEX Certified Safety lights at the Congrès National des Sapeurs Pompiers (Hall K - Stand K53), held from October 1-4 in Avignon, France.

Tank Storage Asia has announced that there will be a specialist area for Singapore-based companies at this year’s show, called the Singapore Pavilion. The leading event for the Asian tank storage industry takes place on 24-25 September at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Seminars to be held in Germany and Sweden in November.

The National Congress of French Firefighters is an annual event under the aegis of the National Federation of French Firefighters.

More than 25 million people around the world boldly, selflessly, and courageously engage in fire safety and disaster relief every day. And they now have the opportunity to put themselves and their extraordinary endeavours for society forward for the international Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award. Firefighting teams still have until August 31, 2014, to enter this international competition.

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.

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.

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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!

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. 

A+A 2015 in Düsseldorf, the event for international event in personal protection and occupational health, safety and security (trade fair & congress, 27-30 October 2015 has appointed the Republic of Korea (South Korea) as its official partner for the 2015 event. An agreement to this effect has been concluded between Messe Düsseldorf and KOSHA (Korea Occupational Safety & Health Agency).

The Regional Branch of the Association of Fire Engineers and Technicians in Olsztyn, together with the Regional Headquarters of the State Fire Service in Olsztyn and UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute, is organising an open conference on interior structural fires, on June 9-10 in the regional headquarters of the State of Olzstyn Fire Service in Poland.

The countdown for Interschutz 2015 in Hannover has begun. Exhibitors from 38 countries have already registered. Even with about a year left to go, the International Exhibition for Rescue Services, Fire Prevention, Disaster Relief, Safety and Security is already proving to be a major magnet, with a total of four exhibition halls and the open-air site almost fully booked.

Taking place at the NEC (Birmingham, UK) this September, the free-to-attend Emergency Services Show is open to all ranks throughout the fire and rescue service and industrial brigades, including overseas visitors. The two-day event (24 and 25 September) offers live demonstrations, free seminars, workshops and an exhibition showcasing cutting-edge equipment, vehicles and technology.

After the highly successful ‘SAR to Resuscitation – Floodfighters Lifesaving Conference and Workshop, UK, March 2014’, many attendees asked for another US Master class held by Charlotte Fire Department and the Emergency Management of the State of North Carolina. This is set to take place in the autum of 2014 - the final dates are still to be confirmed.

This training course aims to help attendees gain an understanding into the phenomenon of explosions (effect and consequences); and how to become compliant with regulations in force whilst delivering a sound basis of safety to protect personnel and equipment as far as reasonably practicable.

SICUR, Spain’s security and safety exhibition – snapshot review by George Potter.

The application process for the International Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award 2014 starts on 21 March - this worldwide competition recognises outstanding commitment to public services.

Around 30,000 firefighters from around the world are expected to attend FDIC 2014 this spring at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, making it the largest FDIC ever held, in its 86-year history.

Around 30,000 firefighters from around the world are expected to attend FDIC 2014 this spring at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, making it the largest FDIC ever held, in its 86-year history.

Dispersion and explosion characteristics of large vapour clouds (Buncefield explosion mechanism JIP - Phase 2): one-day event in London, 4th March 2014.

Over 20 leading authorities in the European tank terminal industry have been confirmed to speak at StocExpo, taking place on 18-20 March 2014 at Ahoy Rotterdam.

The International Watermist Association will be hosting a half-day seminar on "Fire Protection with Water Mist" on 19th January 2014 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre / Sharjah Meeting Room D (1st Level of Exhibition Hall 6). 

It’s one of the most popular items off the Interschutz supporting program: the Toughest Firefighter Alive (TFA) competition. The Interschutz round of TFA has traditionally been a European Championship round, but in 2015 it will feature as part of the World Championships.

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