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Teledyne FLIR launches A500f/A700f cameras for fire detection and condition monitoring

The FLIR A500f and A700f Advanced Smart Sensor ruggedized thermal cameras feature high-temperature detection for extreme environments paired with on-camera analytics and alarm capabilities – ideal for industrial early fire detection or outdoor condition monitoring applications. Along with enhanced spot,…

A mother who tragically lost her son warns of the dangers of open water

The mother of a young man from Fife who tragically lost his life last summer at a local beauty spot is warning of the dangers of open water. Keivan Ulhaq, 20, had been socialising with friends at Lochore Meadows, known…

Rosenbauer: Supervisory Board extends CEO Dieter Siegel’s mandate early by another five years

At its meeting on 11 June, the Supervisory Board of Rosenbauer International AG extended the contract of CEO Dieter Siegel early by another term of five years. The Supervisory Board thanks Dieter Siegel for the Group’s successful strategic realignment through…

Fire Safety Remote Video Inspections – a coronavirus success

Reacting to the coronavirus pandemic has meant a change in working practices for most industries, and the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s Business Fire Safety department was not immune to this impact. As part of their regulatory…

Minister switched on to new electric cars for SFRS

A circuit of charge points has been switched on to support a new fleet of electric vehicles for firefighters in rural communities across Scotland in a drive to reduce carbon emissions. Last year, £2m of funding was provided by the…

Central China gas blast death toll rises to 25

The death toll from a gas blast that ripped through a residential compound in central China on Sunday (13 June) has risen to 25, Beijing’s state media reported on Monday, as authorities continued a desperate rescue operation. Several buildings were…

Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM)

Asia Pacific Fire Magazine would like to congratulate this year’s recipients of the Australian Fire Service Medal: New South Wales Mr Leslie CARR, Cootamundra NSW 2590Mr Noel David CULLANE OAM, Canowindra NSW 2804Mr Peter Gregory DUNN, Walcha NSW 2354Ms Michelle…

Hainsworth Protective Fabrics and Sir Ken Knight discuss the past, present and future of firefighter PPE

On 27 May, Hainsworth Protective Fabrics invited leading delegates from the fire industry to their first webinar, ‘The Past, Present and Future of Firefighter PPE’. Hosted on Zoom, this exclusive event featured a talk from influential industry advisor Sir Ken…

Fire Marshals make arrest for series of arson fires in Manhattan

Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro announced today that Fire Marshals have arrested Patrick Glynn, 49, for an arson and vandalism spree on 2 June 2021 that damaged numerous commercial and residential properties in Manhattan. ‘Arson is extremely reckless and shows…

Leg power sees fundraising firefighters raise over £10,000

Chester Fire Station’s White Watch has raised more than £10,000 for charity by completing a mountainous challenge. The team of Watch Manager Ant McCarthy, Crewe Managers Martin Warburton and Daz Tennant and firefighters Giles Davies, Paul Long, Jack Fellows, Danielle…

New SafeLINC cloud internet interface from Johnson Controls provides real-time fire-alarm control-unit connectivity

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, today announced the release of SafeLINC, a cloud-based data-hosting infrastructure that gives users the power to remotely access and gather actionable data from their entire suite of fire-alarm control…

E2S launches major upgrade to its AlertAlarm, AlertAlight and Sonora signalling devices

E2S Warning Signals is pleased to announce that the latest iteration of the AlertAlarm, the AlertAlight and the Sonora families are available from 1 June 2021. The alarm horn sounders, beacons and combined units have become synonymous with providing reliable…

Sicurezza 2021: space allocation continues at full speed

Sicurezza, a leading event in Italy and Europe for security and fire is moving towards its next edition, which will be held at Fiera Milano from 22 to 24 November 2021. While the themes, technological innovations and educational offerings at…

Measuring what we value: to unlock a budget for emergency services, we need to be able to point to success around the world

Many parts of the world lack effective – and regionally appropriate – tools for measuring success in the emergency services sector. Especially in emerging or developing economies, practitioners often struggle to capture the data they need to make their case…

Myth vs Reality: Understanding the chemistry of Wildfire Suppression – Webinar, 17 June

You are invited to attend a free webinar hosted by Perimeter Solutions CEO Edward Goldberg, taking place at 1400hrs Eastern /1100hrs Pacific Time / 1900hrs BST on Thursday, 17 June, where he will provide insight on the realities of the…

20th International Water Mist Conference (IWMC) – conference webpage activated

The conference webpage for the 20th International Water Mist Conference (IWMC) has been activated. The event – which is being organized by the International Water Mist Association (IWMA) – will take place in Warsaw, Poland, on 27 and 28 October…

Two people killed, 12 missing after accidents in Chinese coal mines

Two people were killed and 12 were missing after two separate accidents at coal mines in China, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Saturday (June 5). The two deaths took place at a mine run by Henan Hebi Coal and Electricity…

Sri Lanka ship fire extinguished after 13 days

A fire aboard a cargo ship off Sri Lanka carrying hundreds of tonnes of chemicals, plastics and cosmetics was finally extinguished on Tuesday (1 June) after a 13-day operation, the navy said. In Sri Lanka’s worst marine ecological disaster, huge…

Vimpex announces Branch Manager for Vimpex Sweden

Vimpex are delighted to announce the appointment of Daniel Scherling as Branch Manager at Vimpex Sweden. The appointment of Daniel as a full-time employee marks our commitment to success in Sweden and the Nordics and the drive for sales growth…

BSA announces support for FIREX International Connect 2021

The Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA) is delighted to announce its sponsorship, participation and support for FIREX International Connect 2021, Europe’s leading fire-safety event, which is taking place virtually from 1 to 30 June 2021. Attracting a high calibre of speakers…

Malaysian train collision: six in critical condition and hundreds injured

Six people are in critical condition after a head-on collision between two Light Rail Transit (LRT) trains near the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) which left more than 210 people injured on 24 May. In a statement on Tuesday morning (25 May),…

Fire engulfs Indonesian ferry: one still missing

Search teams are looking for one missing person after rescuing hundreds from a passenger ferry that caught fire in Indonesia’s Molucca Sea, local officials said on Sunday.  The KM Karya Indah was travelling in a remote part of the Indonesian archipelago,…

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