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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…

CertAlarm partners accredited and notified for new EN 54-5 and 54-7

The EU has harmonised its standards for point heat detectors and point smoke detectors which will be mandatory from 31 August 2022. CertAlarm now also offers these certifications. Whilst many manufacturers are currently working on understanding the requirements of UKCA,…

Honeywell’s connected control, safety and security systems selected for one of the world’s largest shipyards

Honeywell has been awarded a major contract by SEPCO Electric Power Construction Corporation (SEPCO) to supply connected control, telecommunications, safety and security systems for the King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services shipyard being developed by Aramco in…

APD launches cutting-edge Maps technology to support seamless emergency services response

Pioneering mapping technology has been launched to optimise emergency services’ response to incidents and enable blue-light teams to reach locations rapidly with pinpoint accuracy. APD Maps is a cutting-edge cloud-based software platform which supports emergency services to deploy the right…

E-FORCE battery tools for more speed and flexibility

Weber Rescue Systems is proud to present a new series of battery-driven rescue tools. The next generation of E-FORCE tools benefit from new and innovative technical features for even more efficient use. The two most significant improvements are the new…

Duyar Vana awarded the Third Prize in the Innovative Organization and Culture category of İnovaLİG 2019

Held by the Turkish Exporters Assembly for the eighth time this year with the support of the Turkish Ministry of Commerce, the winners of the İnovaLİG 2019 contest were announced. In a bid to be recognized as leaders of innovation, 1,236…

One dead, five missing as cyclone Ana batters Fiji

At least one person was dead and five were missing on Sunday (31 January) as a tropical cyclone Ana battered Fiji, the second major storm to hit in a month. The Category Two storm slammed into the South Pacific island…

Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano unleashes lava river during last Wednesday’s eruption

Indonesia’s most active volcano erupted on 26 January, sending a river of lava and searing gas clouds flowing 1,600m down its slopes. It was Mount Merapi’s biggest eruption since authorities raised its danger level in November. The 2,968m volcano is…

Fire safety compliance and Covid-19: how can the Salamander fire-door system protect patients in the event of a fire?

As the rising number of Covid admissions pushes patient capacity limits, ensuring compliance with fire-safety legislation has never been more important. As hospitals battle through the second major wave of the virus, concerns have been raised around the NHS’s ongoing…

Siemens’ Cerberus PACE Compact extends capabilities in public address voice alarm

Siemens Smart Infrastructure has launched a new compact version of its Cerberus PACE Modular system, further extending the range of applications in which the public-address voice-alarm (PA/VA) solution can be employed. Together, Cerberus PACE Modular and Compact offer a comprehensive…

Critical Communications World postponed to 3–5 November 2021

Message from Tim Willoughby – Managing Director MA Exhibitions: With international travel restrictions certain to impact into the spring, Critical Communications World 2021 has been rescheduled to 3–5 November of this year. The event will still take place at the…

The Open Security & Safety Alliance joins Euralarm

The Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA), an industry body comprising stakeholders from all facets of the security, safety and building automation space, today announced it has joined Euralarm, the association of European manufacturers, installers and service providers from the…

TFT releases new Master Force nozzle

Valparaiso, IN, USA: The new TFT Master Force series of nozzles are dual-pressure automatic high-volume monitor nozzles that automatically adjust to give you the greatest flow rate, reach and impact force with your available water supply. Incorporating TFT’s innovative technology,…

Secutech India to open its doors in September 2021

A significant platform that brings together safety and security industry players under one roof, Secutech India 2021 is set to be held in September at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The edition will be a hotbed of strong business opportunities…

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