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Ballyclare announces major tender win for latest addition to its XENON range

Ballyclare has revealed details of a major new tender win with the latest additions to its XENON range of multi-functional structural firefighting clothing. The contract, which covers PPE for some 3,200 firefighters, has been awarded by three fire and rescue…

Leonard Ramo appointed to SFPE Foundation Board of Governors

Telgian Engineering & Consulting, LLC President Leonard Ramo was recently appointed to Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Foundation Board of Governors. The SFPE Foundation was established in 1979 with a mission to expand the science of fire protection engineering,…

New ROCKWOOL Red Book released

A 2021 version of the ROCKWOOL Red Book has now been released, capturing a series of key technical updates to ensure that this interactive guide to stone wool insulation will continue to save specifiers’ time and make it simple to…

FireMate merges with LAN Control Systems/Nimbus to deliver a unique set of fire protection solutions

Global fire protection maintenance software provider FireMate (headquartered in Brisbane, Australia) has merged with LAN Control Systems (Nottingham, UK). The two Halma sister companies have been collaborating for more than a year and will now be known globally as FireMate.…

Winds threaten to fan destructive California wildfire

Crews were digging in and burning out fire lines amid fears on Saturday (21 August) that another round of high winds would bring renewed fury to a Northern California wildfire. ‘We have a firefight ahead of us and the wind…

Rain continues to lash parts of Japan; two people missing

Rain has continued to fall over vast areas from western to north-eastern Japan, disrupting transportation and business activities, with the public urged to remain vigilant over mudslides, flooding and swollen rivers due to the accumulated rainfall from last week. The…

The best garments for tackling wildland fires

Wildland fires are perceived as an increasing risk in the UK, having been added to the National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies in 2012. High risk and difficult to manage, wildland fires create a set of very particular circumstances, meaning…

NAVRA Rescue Challenge & Expo – Miami

The North American Vehicle Rescue Association (NAVRA) in partnership with the City of Miami Fire-Rescue Department are staging the NAVRA Rescue Challenge & Expo – Miami. With over a year of the Emergency Services, hospitals and First Responders dealing with…

Keyfix non-combustible cavity solutions set the industry standard

Keyfix, the latest innovative new Keystone Group business, is solving the non-combustible challenge with its unique range of external cavity wall solutions. Developed in response to the increasing requirement for non-combustible materials for buildings over 18m, the A1 fire-rated components…

Fire volunteers win!

Aussie Pumps extends their congratulations to Christmas Hills Fire Brigade on winning the Aussie ‘What Motivates a CFA Volunteer’ competition. The brigade will receive an Aussie Fire Captain high-pressure firefighting pump, part of the company’s ‘Red Brigade’ product line. As…

C-TEC releases revamped NC951 accessible toilet alarm kit

C-TEC has released an updated version of its market-leading NC951 accessible toilet alarm kit. Stylish, compact and very cost-effective, the new-look kit contains everything you need to create a BS8300 clause compliant single-zone emergency assistance system for any building. In…

Cancer-causing contaminants: why firefighters need to take extra care of their protective footwear

Firefighting is a life-threatening job, with every shift bringing dangerous incidents such as fires, floods, storms and road traffic collisions. Alongside risks including heat exhaustion, burns and mental stress, other less visible hazards pose a threat to firefighter safety. Firefighters…

Aviotec: AI algorithms in video-based fire detection now cover fire safety and security surveillance outdoors

Aviotec’s new firmware version 7.81 comprises AI algorithms which can now detect fire and smoke in changing weather and light conditions. The AI algorithms have been developed further to ensure reliability for sheltered outdoor areas. The fire risk in these…

Santa Maria Central Coast Jet Center hosts firefighting aircraft and Congressional Western Caucus

The Congressional Western Caucus Foundation held a gathering of 15 US Members of Congress and a number of congressional staff at the Santa Maria (SMX) US Forest Service Air Tanker Base in June. Hosted by the Central Coast Jet Center,…

ROCKWOOL expands CPD programme with on-demand modules

Responding to the growing trend towards self-directed professional development opportunities, ROCKWOOL has enhanced its CPD programme with the addition of on-demand modules at www.rockwool.com/uk/on-demand/. The new option makes professional development more accessible than ever by giving users the opportunity to…

Support grows for approved Category 3 Control fire performance cables

AEI Cables has received added support in highlighting the importance of using only approved cabling in signal and control equipment for fire safety. The industry is supporting the campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of not using approved cabling…

Bullard and De-Wipe donate disinfectant wipes

Experts advise that the water of the river Ahr is heavily contaminated with pollutants since the recent flood disaster. Bullard GmbH from Remagen is now providing the Ahrweiler District Fire Brigade Association e.V. with two pallets of 43,000 special disinfectant…

GTT Opticom Emergency Vehicle Preemption to launch on Whelen’s Smart Cloud Platform

First responders will soon have a new way to deploy industry-leading Opticom Emergency Vehicle Pre-emption (EVP) technology, helping them to save lives and provide better outcomes to the communities they serve. Police, fire and EMS vehicles that use the new…

International Tall Buildings Conference 2020 – call for papers

The Seventh International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference will take place alongside FIREX at London’s Excel Exhibition Centre between 17 and 19 May 2022 Call for papers/presentations on relevant subjects, example themes: Facades, BIM, Tall Timber, Firefighting, Construction, Modern Methods…

Bushfire conditions threaten across Australia’s Northern Territory

Northern Territory fire crews have been working to contain a bushfire burning at Lake Bennett and total fire bans are in place in parts of the Top End. The fire on Marrakai Road, about 85km south of Darwin, was upgraded…

Three feared dead after landslide as torrential rains hit Japan

Torrential rains lashed much of Japan on Sunday (15 August), submerging roads and buildings in the western part of the country, while three people were feared dead after a landslide in central Nagano prefecture. Large parts of Japan, particularly the…

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