FIRE TESTING NEWS: Warrington laboratory builds second burn chamber and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer in light of new standard for rolling stock.

Holmatro introduces a new function on three pump models in its Spider range. The new Eco whisper mode minimises noise and fuel consumption.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has named Michele Steinberg manager of its Wildland Fire Operations Division, and announced that Thomas Welle and Faith Berry have also joined the Division staff as senior project manager and associate project manager, respectively.

When considering aircraft fire incidents or airport environment firefighting challenges, Ecopol is rapidly becoming a best selling fluorine-free foam for the aviation industry. Available exclusively in the UK from Terberg DTS Fire & Rescue Division, Ecopol aviation firefighting foam is acknowledged as one of the original fluorine-free firefighting foam concentrates in the world.

Italian manufacturer, Vanzetti has developed Totem Auto Bag, an advanced filling station for achieving the automatic refilling of powder extinguishers. By exploiting the components and concept of the extinguisher production units, it enables the operators to get the most of the extinguisher maintenance. Top-of-the-range among powder filling units, the station allows to achieve the automatic filling of the portable extinguishers from 1 to 12 kg and the wheeled ones by means of an optional kit.

Chief Fire Officer Pat Fleming, chair of the Chief Fire Officers’ Association in Ireland, offered a warm welcome to members of the European Association for Passive Fire Protection (EAPFP), who met in Dublin on 26-27 November, 2014, to discuss issues affecting the fire protection sector across Europe.

TECHNOLOGY: Holmatro has launched a new all in one solution to neutralize the impact of an accidental airbag explosion after a road traffic collision. 

LEARNING ZONE: A new book tackles safety performance in high-hazard environments where time and other constraints (as well as impacts) can be exaggerated. 

INSTALLATION NEWS: The Kashagan Field, in the Kasakhstan's zone of the Caspian Sea, has invested in over 2,000 SharpEye Triple IR Flame Detectors.

Cleveland Fire Brigade’s growing risk management company wins three-year contract to provide round-the-clock emergency support at Vopak’s Teesside Terminal at Seal Sands (UK).

The winners of the international Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award were announced at a formal awards ceremony held November 21 at the Congress Centrum in Ulm, Germany.

‘Short-chain (C6) Fluorotelomer-based AFFF Foams are neither bioaccumulative nor harmful.’

The RescueSim User Conference 2014 saw a gathering of industry, defence and emergency response professionals from around the globe engaging in animated group discussions, interactive workshops and best practice presentations during a packed day programme. Organised by VSTEP and hosted by the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service at their headquarters and training centre in Winsford, the conference welcomed over 60 RescueSim users from 9 different countries on October 30, 2014. 

Peli Products has announced the 9480 Remote Area Lighting System (RALS).

Crimedin, the research Center in Disaster and Emergency Medicine in Italy, has started the Dutch simulation software XVR to prepare medical professionals for deployment in Ebola treatment facilities, which Save the Children Foundation is currently building in Sierra Leone. Crimedin has incorporated virtual reality simulation in an Ebola pre-deployment induction course.

VIDEO: Global gas sensor manufacturer City Technology is one of the latest companies formed as part of City University in London to be featured in a new video series. 

US manufacturer prioritises PPE for healthcare and emergency responders in preparation for Ebola scenarios.

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The Madrid Statement documents widespread scientific consensus regarding the persistence and potential for harm of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), and lays out a roadmap to gather needed information and prevent further harm.

Fire and rescue services across the UK could save millions in taxpayer cash by improving the way it sources and purchases firefighting clothing and equipment says research published by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

CBRN Academy/Swedish Rescue Training Centre AB and Lutra Associates Limited form partnership offering strategy, doctrine and equipment advice and realistic training for CBRN, hazmat, civil and disaster relief.

Three different types of compliance testing are offered: Foam Quality Analysis, Proportioning Verification or US Coast Guard Foam Quantity Analysis.

Aimed at mechanical and electrical professionals, end users and architects, the free CPD course has been designed to provide essential information on EN54-23, the European standard that became mandatory at the beginning of the year.

Organised by Siemens, the free webinars will focus on fire and life safety codes and standards.

With a variety of uses in mind, Peli Products, a leader in the design and manufacturer of portable lighting systems and high-performance protective case solutions, has introduced the Peli ProGear 2380R LED rechargeable torch.

International Water Mist Association (IWMA) has announced a new seminar called: Fire Protection with water mist. It will take place on November 20, in Lund, Sweden, at the Lund University. The event will be held in Swedish and the programme is out now and can be viewed on the IWMA homepage.

At today’s Congrès National des Sapeurs-Pompiers de France in Avignon (France) Rosenbauer introduces a fire fighting vehicle on a Renault truck for the first time.

Anti-pirate robotic nozzles made by Unifire debut in project Design and Violence.

“I feel the need. The need for_______.”

The academy closed following the hospitalisation of several probationary firefighters.

INSTALLATIONS NEWS: UK Ministry of Defence's ultra-modern combat ships to be protected by Tyco Fire & Integrated Solutions.

INSTALLATIONS NEWS: BP selects Spectrex SafEye 700 Series Open Path Gas Detectors to protect its hydrocarbon storage GDH facility at Fronting, near Montpelier in France.

True North Gear, manufacturer of the FR clothing line DragonWear, is introducing its new Squall Fire Resistant Glove Liners. The Squall FR Glove Liners, blended with Merino wool and flame resistant rayon, have been designed to wick away moisture. 

Delivery from Dutch manufacturer BBA took place during the annual 'Firefighters' Day' on July 4. 

GexCon, a manufacturer of dispersion, explosion and fire modelling software, has annouced the release of its new software package, FLACS-Fire. Tailor-made for the oil and gas, processing, and industrial segments, FLACS-Fire combines usability with an ability to generate detailed models of jet and pool fires.

Chemical Safety Board issues warning following tank explosion which killed a worker at the Omega Protein facility in Moss Point, Mississippi, on July 28, 2014.

The North Tonawanda Fire Department has replaced its existing exhaust removal system with the Plymovent award-winning Magnetic Grabber in all of its stations. Situated near the Niagra River and Erie Canal, the North Tonawanda Fire Department required an exhaust removal system that would withstand the harsh weather conditions of Western New York. 

UCL (University College London) has become the first academic institution to undertake in-house life safety fire risk assessments underpinned by third-party certification.

Manufacturer ISG Infrasys’ Greek partner wins tender to supply ISG E-Series E380 thermal imaging cameras. 

Demonstration programme DRIVER (DRiving InnoVation in crisis management for European Resilience) brings together 37 organisations from civil protection, emergency management, research and industry for jointly developing solutions for improved crisis management.

UK Department for Communities and Local Government releases report: Fire Incidents Response Times: England, 2013-14.

A new way to keep our most vulnerable communities safe from fire is being developed by universities in Sheffield, in collaboration with frontline firefighters.

CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso issues a comment urging OSHA to issue comprehensive combustible dust standard for general industry following explosion in China.

Clothing donated by Ballyclare will be transported to Mexico, Argentina, Paraguay, Albania and Bosnia to support under-funded fire brigades.

Bristol Uniforms to launch new range of structural fire fighting gloves at Emergency Services Show 2014, 24-25 September.

Firefighters experience many stresses, strains and challenges when performing firefighting duties in personal protective equipment.

CSB renews call for OSHA combustible dust standard and releases safety video on the accident.

CSB finds no record of inspections on chemical storage tanks; leak in bottom of tank contaminated the supply of drinking water for 300,000 residents in nine West Virginia Counties.

Chesil Beach is located in Dorset, on the South Coast of England. The shingle beach is approximately 14 miles long and it is part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The Chiswell settlement and the southern neck of Chesil Beach have been flooded many times and this is well documented. Many sea defence systems and flood drainages have been constructed at the Portland end of  Chesil Beach to try to alleviate the overtopping and flooding problems.

Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) designed by Avon Protection for the fire service industry, has been recognized with the Gold Industrial Designers Society of America, International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) for research relating to the Deltair product development.

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