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Fuel fire destroys 100s of fuel tankers on Afghanistan-Iran border

A massive fire has engulfed a customs check point in Afghanistan after hundreds of fuel trucks caught alight, injuring many people and prompting authorities across the nearby Iranian border to send fire engines and ambulances, officials said. More than 300…

Phoenix Fire Department at Sky Harbor International Airport adds Striker 8×8 to fleet

Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, have announced that the company has completed delivery of a new Striker 8×8 ARFF vehicle for the Phoenix Fire Department at Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona. The ARFF team at this FAA rated Index-E airport…

You are invited to join the NFPA Facebook Live event – Outthink Wildfire

This is a new initiative aimed at significantly lowering community wildfire risk by 2050. In recent years, the United States has suffered a relentless tally of losses due to wildfire, a trend that experts predict will only continue to grow.…

Raising fire-safety standards in social housing through connected technology

With the fire-cladding crisis making headline news, industry experts are looking at the role of technology to improve fire-safety standards today, and in the future. In response to evidence heard at the Grenfell Inquiry, the government’s White Paper1 on social…

Firestopping Best Practice Guide receives RIBA approval

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has approved the recently launched Firestopping of Service Penetrations, Best Practice in Design and Installation Guide as assessed Continual Professional Development (CPD) material. This enables architects to download and read the guide and…

Kalzip’s FC rainscreen facade system: fire performance compliance without compromise

In conjunction with Knauf Insulation, SFS Intec and Siderise, Kalzip has had its FC rainscreen facade system tested in accordance with BS 8414-1 and has successfully met the requirements of BR 135. Kalzip’s FC rainscreen is a non-penetrative facade system…

Notting Hill Genesis choose Hyfire wireless devices for fire system renewals

Leading wireless fire detection and alarms manufacturer Hyfire has supplied over 550 cutting-edge detectors and other devices to ABCA Systems for installation in social housing developments across London, protecting the residents of five landmark tower blocks. Notting Hill Genesis, one…

Smart buildings: shaping how we live and work in 2021

More than half of organisations plan to increase their investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and smart building technology in 2021. This is according to Johnson Controls’ annual Energy Efficiency Indicator survey. Interestingly enough, these business plans are comparable with…

The latest edition of Tank Storage Magazine is out now!

The latest edition has a special focus on sustainability and our terminal outlook provides an overview of how eight terminals are preparing for a decarbonised future. The article features interviews with Alkion Terminals, CLH Terminals, Janaf, Odfjell Terminals and many…

Meet London Fire Brigade’s female science leaders on International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Can you believe there’s anyone left on the planet in 2021 who thinks women and girls should not, or cannot, be science leaders? On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Brigade proudly introduces #firesciencefive – some of…

Patol protects flagship Jaguar Land Rover showroom

A combination of two detection methods from industrial fire specialists Patol have been employed to protect the flagship site of one of the UK’s best-known car marques. Jaguar Land Rover is a name synonymous with British quality. This is reflected…

Hampshire firefighters join hospital’s intensive care unit

Firefighters have been deployed to work side-by-side with medics on the front line. Ten volunteers from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service have joined doctors and nurses at University Hospital Southampton’s (UHS) intensive care unit (ICU). They have been working long…

Western Australian bushfires threaten Perth

Hundreds of Australians have fled to evacuation centres as a bushfire on the outskirts of the Covid-19 locked-down city of Perth continues to grow and threaten communities. The blaze – the largest the city has seen in years – has…

Nine dead, 140 missing in India after broken Himalayan glacier triggers river torrent disaster

NEW DELHI: Nine people were confirmed dead and at least 140 missing in northern India after a Himalayan glacier broke and swept away a hydroelectric dam on Sunday, 7 February, with floods forcing the evacuation of villages downstream. Surjeet Singh,…

Fire Safety Forum – Global Approach to Fire and Life Safety

The Fire Safety Forum presented by the Institution of Fire Engineers, GCC UAE Branch announces revised dates. The CPD accredited Fire Safety Forum discusses technical insights and trends in the firefighting, building and fire-protection industries. It launches an international industry…

Siderise expands into Asia Pacific

Siderise is thrilled to announce the official opening of its new Asia Pacific office – marking a significant milestone in the company’s continued growth and demonstrating its commitment to the global discussions around passive fire safety. Siderise has over 45…

Fire Department Service Announcement – Bulletin #8: PFAS contamination at fire training sites, issued on 29 January 2021

States are taking action to determine PFAS contamination of fire training sites. Florida completed their firefighting foam survey in February 2020: ‘In 2018, DEP conducted a statewide survey of 45 certified fire training facilities. This survey gathered information regarding each…

Avenar all-in-one 4000 signalling device sets new standards in fire protection

With Avenar all-in-one 4000, Bosch has introduced a new range of signalling devices that combine visual and audible alarms in a single unit. Optionally, any fire detectors from the Avenar family can also be combined with the signalling device in…

Firefighters’ cancer risk to be identified through new national database

Researchers at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have created a new nationwide database to assess the potential link between exposure to fire toxicants and the increased occurrence of cancers and other diseases among firefighters. Known as the UK Firefighters…

Innovation in Tunnels 2021

EnigmaCG are building on their previous success to bring a two-day bonanza on 11–12 March 2021. EnigmaCG’s 6th Annual Webinar on Innovation in Tunnels: Construction, Maintenance, Safety & Fire Protection touches on all aspects of a tunnel. Innovation and the…

Mann McGowan further strengthen commercial team with the appointment of Tim Foster

Mann McGowan, one of the pioneers in the passive fire-protection industry for over 40 years, is delighted to welcome Tim Foster to the position of Sales and Marketing Manager. Tim (pictured right) brings UK and Export success in the firestopping,…

Leading European fire boot company teams with Venari group UK

As a leading world player in the design and manufacture of high-quality protective footwear for the fire and rescue sector, it is only natural that Jolly Scarpe SpA should associate with only the best distributors and agents worldwide to extend…

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