Rosenbauer International sets up a joint venture with CTE. 

International research project launched by Kappetijn Safety Specialists and JOIFF into different mutual aid models for large-scale incidents in high-risk industries.

Download the explanatory notes to the new Operational Policy of the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection Operational Policy of Queensland.

Highly restrictive environmental management requirements effectively ban aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF).

Second payout for contamination with C8 chemicals.

CSB deploys to fire at Enterprises Product Partners in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

BRE Global opens office in the Middle East.

Williams Fire & Hazard Control will once again host its Xtreme Industrial Fire & Hazard Training School at the Gesip Fire Training Facility in Northern France, 25–29 September 2016. 

A man who is like a grandfather to many at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is being made an MBE as he marks 50 years as an operational firefighter. 

Peli Products, global manufacturer of tough protector cases and advanced lighting systems, has announced its yearly International Photo Contest for professional and amateur photographers.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released its annual U S Firefighter Fatalities report, which showed that a total of 68 firefighters died while on duty in the United States in 2015. This represents the fourth time in the past five years that the total number of deaths has been below 70. The number of deaths of volunteer firefighters was the second lowest total ever reported, with 32 deaths.

Firefighters that have trained at Australia’s Fiskville CFA Training College are entitled to redress after being exposed to chemicals that can cause cancer, a Victorian parliamentary committee has found. SEE VIDEO

International safety research group LASTFIRE opens its membership to emergency responders and suppliers.

A fire that started a week ago in Europe’s biggest tyre waste site spread to around 80% of the facility’s 114,000m2 within a matter of hours.

The European Association for Passive Fire Protection is urging the EC to replace the patchwork of facade fire tests in force across the EU with a single unified test.

Capita partners with Fujitsu Australia to deliver a unified emergency services computer-aided dispatch system to the Tasmanian Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management.

Honeywell Analytics completes acquisition of Xtralis.

The large explosion occurred at 15:15 local time on 20 April at the Pemex’s Petroquimica Mexicana de Vinilo facility in Coatzacoalcos in the Gulf state of Veracruz, Mexico.

Risk management and oversight in Gulf of Mexico ‘still inadequate’, says US CSB.

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Amkus will nevertheless maintain its own identity, said Task Force Tips.

Techxchange Academy to provide practical hands-on training to industry.

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.

The portable fire extinguishers took 18 years to be developed by the Colorado School of Mines and ADA Technologies.

Streamlighta manufacturer of torches for fire and rescue professionals, announced that its updated Survivor right-angle personal torch now features ATEX and IECEx safety ratings for use in Zone 0 environments. The new model was recently redesigned with a new, compact bezel, and also includes two plugs that allow users to customise the torch’s beam with smoke-cutting lighting options.

Providing International Standards to help minimize the human consequences of fires is therefore a primary role of ISO/TC 92/SC 3, the ISO subcommittee dealing with fire threat to people and the environment writes Sandrine Tranchard, communications manager for ISO, the International Standards Institute in Switzerland.

The new Cornereye camera monitor system provides a view on blind spots around trucks, and is a vision system that combines digital technology with an application solution. With an advanced HD monitor and a robust camera, Orlaco is offering a vision solution that covers a field of vision that satisfies the criteria of vision classes V and VI.

BREAKING NEWS: CNH Industrial announces senior management change at Magirus, the vehicle manufacturer based in Ulm, Germany.

The largest private operator of a public safety network in the world will be acquired for US$1.2 billion (£817.5 million).

Offshore installations provide birds with a perfect landing spot but if left undisturbed guano build up can reduce the safety of helidecks. 

Riga Power Plant selects the 20/20MI and 40/40I Sharpeye optical flame detectors for fire protection. 

LPS 1655*, the latest Loss Prevention Standard from BRE Global, introduces the UK’s first fire performance benchmark for Personal Protection System (PPS) equipment.

The Firefighters Support Foundation’s (FSF) newest training program, Post-Blast Response is now available free of charge. 

Five months ago, the fourth generation of the Rosenbauer Panther made its debut at Interschutz. First to take the crash tender on was the Changi Airport Group of Singapore. The Changi Airport Group  has been voted the ‘World’s Best Airport’ three times in a row and also has two Rosenbauer rescue staircases in its vehicle fleet. 

A leading safety training firm is building on its portfolio of services on offer with the introduction of new health and safety courses for construction personnel.

VIDEO: Call the fire station! London Fire Brigade is celebrating its 150th anniversary and is introducing children to what the fire service gets up to, and teach them about fire safety. Starring their favourite characters from the Playmobil fire brigade range of playsets, this sing-a-long stop-motion video will educate children on what London’s finest  do in the line of duty. 

Mobile refuelling for helicopters and vehicles is now available to the fire Brigade in Lower Austria following the delivery of two 5,500-litre joint fuel systems by WEW. Westerwälder Eisenwerk in Germany is a company that provides specialist tank containers and swap tank solutions for transporting and storing liquids, gases and dry bulk.

Kimtek has announced the introduction of a new Firelite Transport UTV model, the FTUHP-UTV-205. Due to recent popularity of its FTUHP-400 ultra-high pressure truck-based skid unit series, the Vermont-based company developed the ultra-high pressure version specifically for UTV owners.

Honeywell has announced the formation of Honeywell Industrial Safety, part of Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions and comprised of Honeywell’s safety products businesses: Honeywell Safety Products, Honeywell Analytics, Honeywell Specialty Safety and City Technology.

The London Fire Brigade said today that it has launched its new state-of-the art mobilising system for handling 999 calls in the English capital.

Presenting the Certificate of Accreditation to Martin Thomas, FSC managing director, Pro Board, Chief Jim Estepp said: ‘This is an accomplishment that will resonate around the world.’

The Fire Service College (FSC), one of the main fire training providers in the UK, has become the first centre in Europe to achieve Pro Board accreditation to certify to the US based National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards. The NFPA is a world authority on fire prevention and safety.

Survival and protective equipment specialist BCB International has supplied Surrey Fire and Rescue Service with fleece-lined coats for general operations during winter time.

Leader’s new Easy 2000 is a large flow fan with an output of 150 000 m³/h – 88286 CFM. It has been designed for smoke removal, cooling and high volume firefighting. 

Magirus Lohr, the Austrian affiliate from Magirus, the German vehicle manufacturer, has won a contract from the Austrian Federal Proc

Buyout of premium flame and open gas detectors manufacturer Spectrex has been completed for an undisclosed amount.

A new electronic licensing system for National Aviation Authorities (NAA) that allows aviation professionals to apply, renew and manage licences online has been launched by Civil Aviation Authority International (CAAI) and New Zealand-based technology partner, Aspeq.

Final phase of the transition to the UN's Global Harmonised System has begun.

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The Gas Alert Microclip X3 is a portable multi-gas detector with a newly-developed mechnical oxygen sensor and a five-year life expectancy.

Prime Minister David Cameron launches consultation to force further collaboration between the emergency services.

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