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Integrated and connected for better civil protection

Civil protection is one of the main themes of INTERSCHUTZ 2020. It has been covered at previous shows, but what’s different about the 2020 season is that it will feature at its own dedicated display. Companies from Germany and around…

ASFP announces Autumn training dates as demand increases

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has announced several new Autumn dates for its Foundation Course in Passive Fire Protection at both Level 2 and Level 3, as demand for the courses grows. The 7-day classroom-based Level 3 courses…

New Fire-Fighting Vessel Makes a Splash with John Deere Engines

One of the UK’s leading aluminium vessel manufacturers, Aluminium Marine Consultants Ltd (AMC), has launched a high performance, first-in-class fire-fighting vessel. A tri-partnership agreement was signed between AMC, Naval Architect Walker Marine Design and Firefighting supplier Angloco Limited to design…

Discover Emerging Technology at The Emergency Services Show

Discover emerging technologies and trial the very latest kit at The Emergency Services Show, the perfect place to network with partner agencies and initiate collaboration in future operations. The free-to-attend event takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 18…

Tomorrow’s Firefighter – meeting the technological challenge

The changing role of the firefighter in recent years has largely been driven by an overall reduction in requirement to respond to fires but, more importantly in many ways, by the emergence of new risks and hazards. This is borne…

Massive fire tears through slums in Bangladesh Capital

Slums in Bangladesh’s capital were hit by a massive fire, reported at first as leaving around 50,000 people homeless. This was later downgraded to 10,000. The fire occurred last Friday (16th Aug) in the Dhaka’s Mirpur neighbourhood and destroyed 15,000 homes. No deaths have…

CustoMem Changes Name to Puraffinity and Announces Successful Fundraise to Accelerate Its Growth

Trial to start at a major airport Puraffinity, a spin-out from Imperial College London, that develops advanced materials for selectively removing target chemical compounds from water, has announced an oversubscribed seed round of $3.55m (£2.8m) from leading sustainability investors. In conjunction,…

North American Fire Training Directors seeking Executive Director

New position to strengthen membership and support growth of the organization The North American Fire Training Directors (NAFTD) is seeking to hire an Executive Director to manage the professional organization. NAFTD announced it is looking for a dynamic individual to…

China Fire 2019

There are only two and a half months left before the opening of China Fire 2019 on October 16 in Beijing. Asia Pacific Fire magazine is working with the China Fire Committee to get first-hand information on the progress of…

DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Summit to Unite Police, Fire, and Emergency Services Drone Operators at Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2019

Summit format will offer a robust discussion forum for UAS thought leaders across the public safety sector to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing first responders operating drones Remote pilots and UAS program thought-leaders from top public safety agencies…

Board strengthened with new Directors

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is delighted to announce two additions to its Board, Dr Stephanie Rotarangi and Dr Greg Ayers.  Dr Rotarangi is Deputy Chief Officer at the Victorian Country Fire Authority. Her firefighting career spans more than…

Forest fires in Indonesia spark air pollution warnings in Malaysia

The Malaysia’s Meteorological Department (MMD) said on Thursday (Aug 1) that the west coast of the Malaysian peninsular and western Sarawak has begun to experience smoke haze due to forest fires in Indonesia. So far 30 to 40 hotspots have been…

Secondary School Cadet Program hits the 10,000 mark

NSW RFS Acting Commissioner Rob Rogers has congratulated the recent students graduating from the NSW RFS Secondary School Cadet Program (SSCP), which has now reached a milestone of 10,000 graduates since the program’s inception in 2004. The 2 August graduation…

NSW RFS declares the start of Bush Fire Danger Period

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) announced 12 Local Government Areas (LGAs) will commence the Bush Fire Danger Period (BFDP) today, due to prevailing dry conditions. NSW RFS Acting Commissioner Rob Rogers said the 12 LGAs that will enter the…

Twin Philippine earthquakes kill eight people last Saturday

Eight people were killed and around 60 injured when twin earthquakes of magnitude 5.4 and 5.9 struck islands in the northern Philippines early Saturday (Jul 27) while many were still asleep. The first pre-dawn quake caused five of the casualties,…

New Data: 62% of Fire & Rescue Organisations Unable to Record Social Media Response Times

According to a recent study, just over half (54%) of UK Fire and Rescue Services struggle to record their response times to inbound messages and enquiries across their social media channels. With inbound enquiries from residents and other stakeholders increasing…

Courtney Aviation Partners with Overwatch Imaging at East Fire in Mendocino National Forest

First REAL real-time data collection, mapping and on-demand dissemination of wildfire data. Courtney Aviation became the first federally contracted aviation company to deploy the Overwatch Imaging TK-5 Earthwatch digital imaging sensor on their Helio Courier mapping aircraft. This new technology…

Hampshire host ‘best AFSA event ever’

More than 140 people turned out to enjoy what is being hailed as the best AFSA conference ever. Football legend John Barnes and music icon Craig David both put in an appearance at the two-day Spring Conference of the Asian…

Tank Storage Asia 2019 Conference Programme Announced

Tank Storage Asia 2019 has revealed that Vopak, Stolthaven Terminals & Sembcorp Solar and Oiltanking Asia Pacific will be among the influential organisations contributing to its highly anticipated conference programme when the two-day event returns to Singapore’s Marina Sands Expo &…

37 newly elected MEPs have pledged to help improve fire safety in buildings

37 newly elected MEPs from 21 countries have pledged to work to improve fire safety in buildings in this new European Parliamentary term. Launched in the European Parliament in February, the #Together4FireSafety campaign called for candidates to act together with the…

MSME minister of State inaugurated GiDMC 2019

Hon. Minister of State, Shri Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Inaugurated Global Inclusive Disaster Management Conference 2019 The Global Inclusive Disaster Management Conference (GiDMC) marked an impactful second edition on 1-2 July 2019 at Le Méridien, Hotel, New Delhi with the theme…

Simplex ES Net IP-Based Life Safety Network adds speed and resilience to fire detection and life safety systems

IP technology provides faster data rates and a wide range of wiring media choices for easier installation, operation and maintenance The Johnson Controls new Simplex life safety network greatly increases the speed and ease at which fire detection and life safety systems…

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