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Perimeter Solutions names industry veteran Jeff Emery President of Global Fire Safety

Perimeter Solutions (NYSE: PRM), a leading global manufacturer of high-quality firefighting products and lubricant additives, announced today that it has named Jeff Emery as its President of Global Fire Safety. This is a newly created role that is responsible for…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #57, Prop 65 Awareness As fire departments are working through obtaining a ‘clean’ foam, they should be aware of California Proposition 65 (Prop 65). This law came into effect in 1986 with the intention to allow consumers to make…

Sales team expansion to drive Middle East & African growth

Fire protection solutions company Advanced has appointed Sasi Kumar to accelerate growth in the Middle East and Africa as part of its progressive international sales strategy. Sasi joins Advanced from sister Halma company FFE Ltd, where he successfully grew their…

First electric-powered fire appliance for Scotland rolls into production

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has commissioned its first electric powered fire appliance. The service has received around £500,000 of funding from Transport Scotland to roll the prototype into production. The contract to build the low-carbon vehicle was awarded…

Blast at South Korean oil refinery kills one worker, injures nine

One person died in a blast at South Korea’s S-Oil Corp’s Onsan refinery in Ulsan, and nine others were injured late on Thursday night, an Ulsan Fire Department official said on Friday (20 May). S-Oil is the country’s third-largest refiner,…

Seven killed after fire engulfs Philippine ferry: coast guard

At least seven people were killed and scores plucked to safety in the Philippines on Monday (23 May) after a fire ripped through a ferry and forced passengers to jump overboard, coast guard and witnesses said. The blaze broke out…

Across the Alps: Magirus hands over the world’s first Wolf R1 tactical response robot to the Ehrwald Fire Department on the Zugspitze mountain

Eight years after the unveiling of the first robot from the AirCore family, the history of Magirus’ remote-controlled and remote-operated tactical units continues with the handover of the Wolf R1 in Ehrwald. In an extraordinary ceremony on Germany’s highest mountain,…

New portable compressed air foam system

The new Rosenbauer RFC CAFS Cube S compressed air foam system (CAFS) is the ideal addition to fire departments’ standard extinguishing equipment. Wetting agent, a water/foam compound mixture, and also wet and dry compressed air foam can all be generated…

21st International Water Mist Conference – Conference webpage online

The conference webpage for the 21st International Water Mist Conference (IWMC) is online. The event – which is being organized by the International Water Mist Association (IWMA) – will take place in Madrid, Spain, on 9 and 10 November at…

Momentum gaining for INTERSCHUTZ 2022!

After a seven-year wait the countdown has begun for INTERSCHUTZ 2022. With 39 days until the doors open on the world’s largest Fire Protection and Civil Defence event, we want to share some highlights with you: USA Partner Day Designed…

Dräger launches compact UCF FireVista thermal imaging camera with one-touch operation

Dräger, an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology, has launched the UCF FireVista, a thermal imaging camera (TIC) that can be activated one-handed with just one button, providing split-second access to critical visual support within a…

27 killed in building fire in Indian capital New Delhi

At least 27 people died and dozens more were injured in a massive fire in a building in the Indian capital New Delhi on Friday, 13 May, emergency services said. The large fire broke out at a four-storey commercial building…

Cornwall Fire warm up to win with UK Fire

The Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service rugby team welcomed a spirited RAF Police team in the first-ever meeting between the two sides. The game was played in the very best spirit of rugby, with Cornwall eventually winning 49-5. Despite the…

Vimpex to showcase exciting new products at FIREX

Leading independent manufacturer and distributor of fire alarm evacuation and building infrastructure products and accessories Vimpex will be showcasing a number of exciting new products, in addition to their market-leading Identifire and Fire-Cryer ranges of evacuation and alarm sounders, beacons…

IFSEC’s LPCB Attack Testing Zone schedule revealed

The LPCB Attack Testing Zone, where physical security products are put to the test by trained engineers in live forced entry attacks, returns to IFSEC between 17 and 19 May 2022 at London’s ExCeL. We can now reveal the full…

Camero-Tech to supply life-saving search & rescue see-through-the-wall kits to major Southeast Asian country

Camero-Tech – a member of Samy Katsav Group – SK Group, and world leader and pioneer in developing, producing and marketing pulse-based UWB micro-power radar ‘Through Wall Imaging’ systems – has been selected to supply Search & Rescue kits to…

Fire-protection solution for top-loading automatic storage and retrieval systems and safe storage of lithium-ion batteries are the exhibition highlights of WAGNER at LogiMAT 2022

From 31 May to 2 June 2022, WAGNER will present two highlights at LogiMAT, the international trade fair for intralogistics solutions and process management in Stuttgart: Fire protection solutions for extremely compact and automated storage and retrieval systems and for…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #56: Multidistrict Litigations Because there are so many PFAS-related lawsuits occurring, the ‘Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigations determined that the AFFF cases filed involved common questions of law and fact such that centralization of the cases was appropriate.’1 Any…

Donations – An Essential Guide, Part 2

By Chris Gannon, writing for GESA (Global Emergency Services Action) To catch up on Part 1 of this article, which introduces the complexity of Emergency Services donations and outlines the various donor types and their circumstances, please follow this link:…

Chas – A lifetime fighting fire

Chas McGill only ever wanted to be a fireman. As a 10-year-old boy he would give the Hythe firemen responding to the siren alerting them to an incident a good run for their money in getting to the fire station…

IWMA and FRIC about to start a Research Project

The International Water Mist Association (IWMA) and the Fire Research and Innovation Centre (FRIC) in Norway are about to start a collaborative research project aiming to gather information on the performance of sprinklers in order to quantify the consistency of…

Broadening of the product portfolio for firefighting and disaster relief

Rosenbauer rounds off its product portfolio for fighting forest fires. The range already includes a complete line-up of robust forest firefighting vehicles, water-saving extinguishing systems (high/extreme pressure systems, compressed air foam systems), special technical equipment and lightweight personal protective equipment.…

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