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Gas extinguishing technology is WAGNER’s focus at AMB 2022 in Stuttgart

At AMB, the International Exhibition for Metalworking 2022 from 13 to 17 September in Stuttgart, the international fire-protection solutions provider WAGNER, based in Langenhagen near Hanover, will be presenting its technologies and systems in firefighting using gas extinguishing technology for…

Warringtonfire marks 50 years of ‘making tomorrow safer than today’

Warringtonfire is marking the 50th anniversary of its first commercial fire test, which took place at a newly completed fire testing laboratory in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, in the summer of 1972. 50 years later, what is believed to be the…

DuPont Announces 2022 Nomex Innovation Award Winners

DuPont Personal Protection recognized the latest in Nomex design ingenuity during the 2022 Nomex Innovation Awards at Interschutz, a leading trade fair for fire and rescue services, civil protection and safety and security sectors. The seventh annual award ceremony was…

MetalCraft Marine has just launched the first FireCat of its kind ever built

The Monjeb 2 is a FireCat 82x25ft, 28-knot, 182,000lb behemoth fireboat. It carries 2,400 litres of fire extinguishing foam, can shoot 12,000 gallons of water per minute from her two 45ft high hydraulic towers and moves so smoothly through the…

Leading trade fair for civil security from 20 to 23 September 2022 at Messe Essen

From Cybercrime to Fire Protection: Program Highlights of Security Essen Security Essen will present innovative products and solutions in the field of security technology and services from 20 to 23 September 2022. For trade visitors, not only the walk through…

Next-generation Grinnell One-Bolt Coupling features customized gaskets to join fire suppression piping faster and easier

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, launches the next-generation Grinnell G-Fire One-Bolt Figure 579A Coupling with customized gaskets for more secure fitting on fire suppression pipe joints. The grooved, rigid coupling is ready to connect…

Stage set for long-awaited return of fully booked Intersec Saudi Arabia

The stage is set for a fully booked Intersec Saudi Arabia, as the Kingdom’s largest trade fair for security, safety and fire protection prepares for its long-awaited return in Riyadh next month. Taking place from 13 to 15 September 2022…

London residential block gets 10x faster protection with Hyfire Wireless

A landmark residential building close to The Angel Islington is now being protected by cutting-edge Taurus wireless fire devices from Hyfire, fitted and commissioned in around one-tenth of the time a traditional install would have taken.  Future Group installed almost…

Effective donations transform into sales – a Global South practitioner’s story

Written by GESA (Global Emergency Services Action) As Head Technical Coordinator and a Volunteer Firefighter with the Guayaquil Fire Department, Jesse Hunter is responsible for a wide variety of activities. Hunter started his career as a volunteer firefighter 17 years…

How are you planning to get your fire department out of PFAS?

States are utilizing action on PFAS containing firefighting foams with take-back programs given the lack of federal direction. According to BCLP (Bryan Cave Leighton Paisler), a law firm keeping up with state regulations, ‘33 states have either enacted or proposed…

Solar industry must wake up to risk of fire as studies indicate notable rise

The solar industry must take action to protect its assets, as studies indicate solar farm fires are on the rise. This is according to a report released by Firetrace International, a leading provider of fire suppression technology in 35 countries…

Touchdown in Helsinki!

A trainee firefighter with West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) is set to swap her fire helmet for an American Football one, as she prepares to represent Great Britain in the IFAF Women’s World Championships! Harley Lynch (22), who joined WMFS…

PumpBoss Max – intuitive, smart, dependable

A pressure governor has never been so easy to use. Take advantage of the large high-resolution Vivid Impact display for effortless navigation. Highly tactile buttons and a 2in control knob are designed to make gloved operation easier than ever. With…

Sherwin-Williams expands award-winning FIRETEX range with FX2007

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine has launched FIRETEX FX2007, expanding its award-winning range of intumescent passive fire protective coatings. Available across Europe and the UK, FX2007 is a solvent-based intumescent coating which offers optimised performance for up to 60 minutes of…

NFPA ‘Sites of Excellence’ pilot program demonstrates success of community wildfire safety prevention

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released a new report, Residents Reducing Wildfire Risks: Findings from the NFPA Firewise Sites of Excellence Pilot, 2019–2020, that showcases the work of seven active Firewise USA communities to build wildfire-ignition resistance and avert…

Dyne Fire Protection Labs’ new service – Listed Antifreeze Verification

Dyne Fire Protection Labs is excited to announce the growth of their laboratory services to include a listed antifreeze verification service. The current, 2020 edition of NFPA 25, the Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection…

UP IN SMOKE: Stories from a Life on Fire

This is an hilarious, moving and utterly compelling collection of stories from a third-generation firefighter. Warning: may contain cats up trees! Leigh Hosy-Pickett has seen it all in his 25 years as a firefighter. He’s battled infernos and pulled people…

Sponsorship opportunities at this year’s UKRO Festival of Rescue in the West Midlands

West Midlands Fire Service and UKRO are delighted to launch their sponsor video for 2022, featuring UKRO 2022 Project Executive, Area Commander Sam Burton. Find out more about the exciting sponsorship opportunities on offer for UKRO 2022, including challenge branding,…

Baldwin Boxall announces ISO14001 certification

Baldwin Boxall, UK manufacturer of life-safety communication systems, is delighted to announce its successful implementation of ISO14001 Environmental Management into the business. During the company’s BSI audit, many different aspects of its Quality Environmental Management System were examined to ensure…

Joint purchase of three industrial fire trucks for Rail zone Dordrecht-Zwindrecht and railway zone Kijfhoek

The Safety Region Zuid-Holland Zuid (VRZHZ) and ProRail will receive three industrial fire trucks for Kijfhoek railway zone and rail zone Dordrecht. Ziegler Brandweertechniek will build the three industrial fire trucks. This means, an important step is taken in further…

Bridger Aerospace introduces FireTrac app for wildfire intelligence and situational awareness

Bridger Aerospace Group, LLC, the leader in aerial wildfire management, suppression and mapping, has announced the early release of FireTrac. FireTrac is a web and mobile app that provides near real-time critical information on all wildfires across the United States,…

Faster, safer building evacuations with Advanced Dynamic Safety Signage

Fire and life safety systems manufacturer Advanced has extended its emergency lighting range with Dynamic Safety Signage (DSS) – proven to make building evacuations faster and safer. In emergency situations, lack of information and confusion mean people often make poor…

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