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The JOIFF Members Meeting was opened by Mike Evers, JOIFF Chairman, who reported on developments within JOIFF during the past 12 months.

So, what would you call a ‘typical’ industrial vehicle? Let’s consider a recent example - the Hovensa Fire Department of Christiansted, US Virgin Islands, found itself in need of a pumper capable of handling a factory, port or fuel storage facility fire.

Following studies with the Rotterdam Fire Brigade to determine the most effective method of weight distribution and body mounting of BA sets, leading BA manufacturer Draeger found that it was able to significantly reduce the likelihood of back injuries and reduce stress on the body. 

During the UK’s largest ever industrial fire at Buncefield, 14 high volume pumping gave an essential water supply and provided enough water to fill 90 Olympic sized swimming pools (30m lites).

Extending the family of Tetra portable gas monitors, the lightweight Tetra:3 from Crowcon Detection Instruments combines extremely rugged design with small size and simple operation.

Solberg Scandinavian AS has been established in Bergen, Norway, since 1967 and in 1982 a new factory was built at Olsvollstranda, about 30 km north of Bergen. Here, Solberg Scandinavian AS was able to establish a full and comprehensive range of AFFF/ATC foams which were all compatible with Lightwater.

Solberg Scandinavian AS has been established in Bergen, Norway, since 1967 and in 1982 a new factory was built at Olsvollstranda, about 30 km north of Bergen. Here, Solberg Scandinavian AS was able to establish a full and comprehensive range of AFFF/ATC foams which were all compatible with Lightwater.

An explosion and fire occurred in a building preparing chemicals for the production of penicillin at the same plant in 1999.  The company was fined £20,000 after that incident.

Almost four months ago, the fuels depots at Buncefield near Hemel Hempstead represented the UK’s fifth largest fuel distribution centres, used by BP, BPA and HOSL ( a joint venture between Total and Texaco. On December 11th, 2005, a severe explosion led to the loss of around 7.7 million gallons of oil, motor spirit and aviation fuel.

The Europe, Africa and Middle East Manager for Williams Fire & Hazard Control Inc, one of the world’s leading industrial firefighting companies, Kelvin Hardingham told IFJ:

An important element of the Buncefield industrial response was Lindsey Oil Refinery’s EV2 foam tender holding 11,000 litres of foam liquid. It carried two Knowsley dual-geared monitors which provided an output of 3,600 lpm from a foam branchpipe. They played an essential role in actively ‘knocking down’ some of the oil fires and creating strategic gaps for other fire teams to enter the area.

Bjorn Geeves is the CEO of Verfification Institute Ltd. previously IMI-International Measuring Institute, a certified statutory service supplier specialised in on-site inspection and measurements of Low Location Lighting (LLL) systems onboard ship. Before the IS0 15370 for LLL systems went into action, ship operators had to comply with the IMO Res. A.752(18), which is part of the SOLAS regulations.

Foam manufacturers have developed fluorosurfactant-free foams (FSFF) that have no long term detrimental environmental impact. There are numerous areas of application for this type of product, in particular with the European fire and rescue services.

In the USA, New York’s Freedom Tower is set to rise 1,776 feet from ashes of the World Trade Center now that the final designs have been agreed and the ‘ground breaking’ inauguration ceremony is over.

X-Suppress is a new concept in explosion protection and is the first passive system using water mist at ambient temperature and pressure, says Graeme Hitchen, Business Manager for UK-based Sheffield University Enterprises Limited.

Let’s begin with a brief look at the role of the Angus Fire Emergency Service which swung into action after being notified by Hertfordshire F&RS at 07.05am on Sunday, December 11. Within a few hours the company despatched emergency foam stocks from its facility at Bentham, North Yorkshire, by road tanker under full police escort.

  • Operation Florian

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