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NFPA and State Farm team up for fifth year to promote Fire Prevention Week and its fire safety messages in hundreds of communities nationwide

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm are teaming for the fifth consecutive year to promote Fire Prevention Week, 3–9 October 2021 and its fire safety messages among thousands of communities nationwide. NFPA has been the official sponsor…

ADIPEC 2021 to welcome back the global energy sector in person

ADIPEC will return in person this year to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, bringing together experts from across the sector and giving visitors the chance to shape the future of the energy landscape. ADIPEC 2021 will convene energy professionals…

New Tyco Rapid Install Sprinklers bring simplicity and flexibility to warehouse fire protection

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings and architect of OpenBlue connected solutions, is releasing two new Tyco early-suppression, fast-response (ESFR) Rapid Install Sprinklers (RIS) for protection of warehouse and storage facilities. The Model ESFR-22 and…

Perimeter Solutions treats Reagan Ranch with PHOS-CHEK FORTIFY to provide wildfire protection

The Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara, California now has greater protection from wildfires, courtesy of Perimeter Solutions. The producers of high-quality firefighting products recently treated the 688-acre property with PHOS-CHEK FORTIFY long-term fire retardant, a ground-based retardant that is formulated…

Hochiki life safety devices play vital role in keeping hospital safe

Fitting a new life safety system to any public space can be a complex job, but when undertaking this task in a hospital, during a pandemic, the complexity increases tenfold. When Pyrotec Fire and Security were chosen as the contractors…

Zettler Profile Lite addressable fire alarm control panels offer future-proof facility safety

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has announced the release of the Zettler Profile Lite range of addressable fire alarm control panels to the Asia Pacific markets. The two new addressable panel models, Pro215 Lite…

HAIX sponsors Team GB at the British Firefighter Challenge 2021

Global functional footwear specialist HAIX has announced its sponsorship of Team GB at the British Firefighter challenge, an event that pushes firefighters to their limits while raising funds for the Fire Fighters Charity. As the official footwear sponsor of Team…

New Scorpion appliance will help firefighters to save lives

Macclesfield firefighters have a new weapon in their armoury that will be ‘invaluable for challenging incidents’ and saving lives. The Scorpion High Reach Extending Turret (HRET) is replacing a fire engine and an aerial ladder platform at Macclesfield Fire Station.…

Secutech Vietnam to be moved to a later date

Instead of its originally scheduled late-September timeslot, Secutech Vietnam will now take place at a future date. The postponement is due to recurring outbreaks of Covid-19 across Vietnam, as well as travel restrictions and periodic lockdowns. The rearranged fair will…

Off-duty firefighters praised after lending a hand

A crew of off-duty firefighters have been praised after they helped rescue the occupant of a car crash – as they travelled to a national extrication competition. On Thursday, 16 September, the firefighters from West Midlands Fire Service were travelling…

ARFF: airports transition to environmentally friendly firefighting foams

In case of fire emergency at airports, every second counts. Aircraft Rescue Fire Firefighters (ARFF) have to be effective in a short time to save people lives in a burning aircraft. The firefighting foam must be quickly efficient. The move…

Two dead, 12 missing in landslide in southwestern China

At least two people were killed and 12 people went missing following a landslide in Sichuan province in southwestern China, local media reported. ‘At least two persons have died and 12 others remain missing after a heavy rain-triggered mudslide that…

Cyclone Gulab kills two as it slams into eastern India

Two fishermen were reported dead after a cyclone packing strong winds and rains barrelled into India’s east coast late on Sunday, 26 September, forcing the evacuation of more than 200,000 people in three states to shelters. Cyclone Gulab made landfall…

Fire Department Service Announcement

International entities using PFAS-free firefighting foams, Bulletin #37 International entities Location Year Auckland Airport Auckland, New Zealand 2019 1 All 27 major Australian airports including Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade (changed over in 2014) Australia 2018 2 Bristol Airport Bristol, England,…

Fire Prevention Week is 3–9 October 2021! This year’s theme is: Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for 99 years, has announced Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, 3–9 October 2021. From beeps to chirps, this year’s…

Performance-based smoke detection reduces cost and enhances safety

For special architectural features such as atria and large open spaces, advanced smoke detection technology minimizes costs and detects smoke at the earliest possible stage from flexibly placed, concealable sampling points. Today, the owners of a growing number of non-standard…

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service invest in Dräger mechanical cleaning systems to protect firefighter health

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS) has implemented Dräger’s Cleaning Solution as part of its new state-of-the art decontamination facility, designed to ensure optimal cleaning and disinfection of firefighter equipment.  The initiative will not only help protect…

Bronto F61RPX for the Royal Dutch Navy

Korps Marinebrandweer, the fire brigade of the Royal Dutch Navy in Den Helder, Netherlands, has taken delivery of a Bronto F61RPX aerial fire and rescue platform. The unit was delivered by Bronto Skylift’s local distributor, Kenbri Fire Fighting B.V. and…

Power meets multifunctionality: Magirus presents the brand-new Wolf R1 tactical robot

Following the successful 2014 launch of the AirCore TAF35 firefighting robot and the 2020 launch of the TAF60 firefighting robot, Magirus is now taking the logical next step in the field of robotic, remote-controlled firefighting and emergency vehicles. The new…

China’s Henan province witnesses torrential rains

China’s Henan province witnessed torrential rains, resulting in a level IV emergency response to floods issued on Sunday, 19 September at 8am, local authorities said. From 8am Friday to 8am Sunday, heavy downpours hit the province, with average precipitation in…

At least three killed, dozens injured as shallow quake hits China’s Sichuan province

At least three people were killed and dozens injured when a shallow earthquake struck south-western China in the early hours of Thursday, 14 September, triggering the second-highest level of emergency response by rescuers in Sichuan province, state media said. The…

E2S shows in-depth warning signal capabilities at ADIPEC

E2S Warning Signals design and manufacture alarm horn sounders, Xenon strobe and LED warning beacons and combined signalling units; wide area sounders for site protection and civil emergency warning; PA loudspeakers; break glass and push button manual call points; application-specific…

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