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Critical Communications World: registration now open!

Registration has opened for Critical Communications World 2021, taking place at the IFEMA in Madrid, from 3 to 5 November this year. The event will feature a wide range of conference and masterclass sessions, delivered by some of the most…

Flame-retardant Henkel adhesives used on industry-first A2 Spandrel panels

Speedpanel, part of the Speedclad group of businesses, has developed a range of insulated composite spandrel panels that provide both extremely quick building encapsulation and fire-retardant properties in accordance with the latest regulations. Notably, the company worked in close liaison…

Innovative Aussie goes global

Australian Pump, is fast becoming the choice of professional users of pressure cleaners and heavy-duty trash pump type equipment. The machines are built on a 2½-acre facility in Sydney’s Norwest Business District. The company focuses on the development of professional…

Fire safety through integration

The Covid-19 pandemic has created a completely new environment for building managers and those responsible for fire safety in the workplace, one where buildings are largely unoccupied and employees are getting used to hybrid working practices and the ‘new normal.’…

It’s monsoon season and the death toll keeps rising

The death toll from flooding and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains in India climbed to 159, officials said on Sunday, with rescuers searching for dozens more missing. Experts say climate change has caused the annual deluge to increase in…

Bus crashes in Pakistan, killing 33 people and injuring 40

A speeding bus carrying mostly labourers travelling home for a major Muslim holiday rammed into a container truck on a busy highway in central Pakistan on Monday, July 19, killing at least 33 people and injuring 40, police and rescue…

REDCON (Resilience on Emergency & Disaster Conference) Asia

7–9 December 2021United Nations Conference Center, Bangkok People-Centred Approach Towards Resilience in Disasters & Emergency Action Join leaders, experts and innovators and help shape the future of disaster risk reduction and emergency response. At REDCON Asia, you’ll get to: Hear…

Grenfell grant buys life-saving smoke curtains for NFRS

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters will soon be able to use smoke curtains to stop the spread of smoke to an escape route and help them rescue people from fires, particularly in high-rise buildings. The curtains, which are designed…

High-rise fire safety prioritised with new pipework

With recent regulations mandating more fire safety precautions be put in place around building services, a polymer specialist has released a Class B fire-rated pre-insulated pipework solution for quick installation in high-rise buildings. Following previous developments such as the 2018…

Hochiki Europe Roundtable: How can we improve life safety in care homes?

Over the last 12 months, the country has watched Covid-19 tear through care homes and leave devastation in its wake. With the sector experiencing the first major escalation in fatalities due to the close-knit and closed-off nature of homes, the…

Siemens’ new natural extinguishing agents protect business continuity in critical areas

Siemens Smart Infrastructure introduces its new natural agent extinguishing portfolio, Sinorix NXN. Focusing on the protection of lives, assets and business continuity, the new fire extinguishing portfolio combines simplicity with advanced technology to modernize traditional fire safety. The agents consist…

NFPA announces launch of CRAIG 1300, an all-new Community Risk Assessment Insight Generator that helps identify, assess and mitigate public safety risks

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has announced the official launch of CRAIG 1300, an innovative community risk assessment (CRA) dashboard powered by mySidewalk, a leading technology company. CRAIG 1300 helps fire departments and safety officials collect community data, enabling…

Pyroguard protect makes the difference for prestigious Paris project: Tours Duo

Engineered to meet specific project requirements, Pyroguard’s range of toughened fire safety glass, Pyroguard Protect, in E30, EI60 and EI120, has been specified for one of the most daring architectural creations ever imagined in Paris: Tours Duo. Installed within the…

Hawaii Airports take delivery of eight Oshkosh Airport Products Striker ARFF vehicles

Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) Company, announced today that the company has completed delivery of eight Striker ARFF vehicles to fire departments at the Hawaii airports of Lihue, Hilo International, Ellison Oizuka Kona International, Kahului and Daniel K.…

Sika’s flexible solution for fire-rated joints

Not only are building joints potential weak spots for air and water leakages but they can also fuel the spread of heat, smoke and flames. For effective passive fire protection, Sikasil 670 Fire Rated Silicone Joint Sealant from building chemicals…

TFT releases new Extend-A-Gun VP

When TFT introduced the Extend-A-Gun telescoping waterway series, it revolutionized the way monitors could be utilized on fire apparatus. Extend-A-Guns allow deck mounted monitors to easily raise from a stowed position to operate above apparatus obstructions like cab roofs, lighting,…

Dryad Networks launches Silvanet, aiming to save 400m tons of CO2 emissions with its ultra-early wildfire detection IoT solution

Environmental IoT start-up Dryad Networks has joined the fight against climate change with the launch of Silvanet, its large-scale IoT network for the ultra-early detection of wildfires and, in a forest near Berlin, successfully conducted the first live demonstration*. Dryad…

Positive vote on EN 50710 opens the doors to the provision of secure remote services

Euralarm’s Services Section reports an important step forward for service providers and end-users of remote services: the very positive vote on the EN 50710, Requirements for the provision of secure remote services for fire safety systems and security systems. The…

StocExpo 2022 Industry Trends Report goes live

This report is the result of months of research and we are proud to present it to you. We hope that it provides the industry with insight into the most critical challenges and opportunities facing the industry and gives you…

Eliminate risk of pathogen infection with De-Wipe Alcohol-Free Sanitiser Wipes

De-Wipe supplies fire and rescue services worldwide with the only after-fire decontamination wipe that is 100% biodegradable and scientifically proven to remove the most harmful toxins produced in fire from skin. Their expansive product portfolio satisfies every vital stage of…

‘Extreme’ wildfires and heavy smoke grip western US and Canada

A brutal start to the wildfire season in the western United States and Canada worsened on Thursday as a massive Oregon blaze exploded in dry, windy conditions and a new California blaze threatened communities devastated by the 2018 Camp Fire.…

Search for survivors ends as death toll from collapse of Siji Kaiyuan Hotel in China rises to 17

The death toll has risen to 17 after nine more people were confirmed dead in a collapsed budget hotel in eastern China. The Siji Kaiyuan Hotel was three storeys high and had 54 rooms. On Wednesday (July 14) state media…

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