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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.

Interagency and international SAR cooperation forms the cornerstone of the Search and Rescue Europe symposium being held in Copenhagen 7-9 April 2014.

The five-yearly Interschutz exhibition will take place 8-13 June 2015 in Hannover, Germany.

During Intersec 2014 the IWMA will hold a seminar concentrating on the power of water mist for fire protection.

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is holding a Parliamentary Seminar on 4 December in conjunction with the Fire Sector Federation (FSF) and the All Party Parliamentary Fire & Rescue Group.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has produced a new version of Remembering When:  A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults. Program materials, available for download at no cost, are widely used by fire departments and other safety educators interested in reaching older adults with fire and fall prevention messages developed especially for them. The revised program includes updated fire and fall statistics, safety messaging, trivia, art work, and inclusion of “younger” older adults.

Everyone - drivers, bikers, walkers, and cyclists - should exercise care, caution and courtesy on the roads at all times.  Remain focussed on your safety and that of all other road users throughout your entire journey, and actively observe the Rules of the Road.

Conference will see over 20 leading authorities in the Asian bulk liquid storage sector deliver sessions on the critical issues spanning the whole region - from the Middle East to China and New Zealand.

The free, specialist seminar will be held at The Fire Service College in Moreton-in-Marsh (UK) on October 24.

The HROC is a three-day conference devoted to high-rise firefighting, held in Pensacola, Florida from December 2-4, 2013. Classes include both lectures and hands-on training. The HROC takes attendees from standpipe hose packs to command and control. All levels of firefighting are covered; perfect for operational firefighters, company officers and incident commanders.

Want to find out what it’s really like to tackle a fire in a terraced house or to be in the command centre of a major road traffic collision? You can at next week’s Emergency Services Show (NEC, UK, 25-26 September). 

The Fire Protection Research Foundation is accepting papers for its annual Fire Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Conference, SupDet 2014, scheduled for March 4 -7, 2014 in Orlando, Florida.

Annual event takes place October 17 - and millions will take part.

Did you know the Ethanol Emergency Response Coalition runs free seminars for first responders? 

The first instalment of our highlights of the Fifth International Fire Fighting Foam Conference looked at problems, regulations and requirements. In part II the theme moves towards applications and techniques as well as foam generation and delivery equipment.

Innovative incident command training experience will be on display at the Emergency Services Show, 25-26 September at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.

BM TRADA will be streaming a live fire door test over the internet on 17 September, offering viewers an opportunity to see for themselves the crucial role played by fire doors in saving lives and property.

The UK-based Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has announced plans for a series of regional CPD seminars around the country, starting in Manchester on 26 September 2013.

Following Amiens last year it is Chambéry and - more widely - the department of Savoy that will welcome national fire services from all over France (especially if they come by bike!).

Registration and call for papers is open – register for the event in Paris.

The next EuroFire conference will be held 9-10 October 2013 at Basle, Switzerland.

Held in Singapore 10-11 December 2013, Tank Storage Asia provides an unrivalled opportunity for terminal operators, traders, regulators, as well as equipment suppliers, to come together to network and do business in this vital region.

StocExpo, consisting of a three-day conference and exhibition, gives visitors the chance to meet industry leaders in tank design, construction and maintenance, as well as innovations in metering & measuring, pumps & valves, automation, loading equipment and inspection & certification services.

The REAS - Emergency Exhibition held in Montichiari, Italy, from October 4-6, 2013, has announced its new partnership with Interschutz, the largest and most important fire exhibition in the world. Hannover Fairs international GMBH  and Centro Fiera Di Montichiari signed an agreement to become official partners, so the next edition of REAS is ‘powered by Interschutz’.

The organisers of The Emergency Services Show are pleased to announce that the event will be moving to The NEC, Birmingham. In addition, the show is moving from its traditional November dates and will be held this year from 25-26 September to take advantage of longer daylight hours for outdoor exhibitors.

Picture: Robert Hut, HyTrans Systems, The Netherlands, copyright 2013.

Why the timing is perfect for the Fifth International FireFighting Foam Conference, Reebok Stadium, Bolton (UK) 18-19 March 2013.

The UK Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) is to run a one-day course on Seveso III on 19th March 2013.

StocExpo (19–21 March, Antwerp Expo) is on target to be the biggest event yet for Europe’s terminal operators, oil companies, traders and regulators.

Tyco Fire Protection Products will be launching new products and showcasing its range of fire detection and protection solutions.

The 5th International Firefighting Foam Conference takes place yet again at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton (UK), 18-19 March 2013. 

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) & Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway to co-host a free Ethanol Safety Seminar  on Nov. 29, 2012.

A multi tank fire-fighting strategy workshop takes place 18-19 September in Teeside (UK) – book your place now.

Firefighting in the high hazard industries is a specialist business. Incidents occur on a surprisingly regular basis globally. Gaining hands on experience with specialist equipment backed up by application knowledge and fixed system alternatives is always valuable, and, until now, a rare objective to achieve.

In the year 2010-2011, according to the United Kingdom HSE statistics 171 workers were killed at work, a rate of 0.6 fatalities per 100 000 workers, 26.4 million days were lost overall, on an average 15 days per case of work-related illness or workplace injury. In the Middle East as per the HSE statistics the most common reasons cited for fire mishaps are non-working smoke alarms: worn or missing batteries. The challenges that need to be tackled by communities and organisations world wide include confined space rescue, fire prevention in public transports, emergency preparedness, active and passive fire protection etc. The least organisations can do is to educate and make aware the workforce about measures to avert disasters, loss prevention, and post incident recovery.

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