Anniversary of the Flagship – Rosenbauer delivers 1,500th PANTHER to Tampere-Pirkkala Airport

Maximum three minutes for the journey, maximum two minutes until all on-board extinguishing agents are discharged. In just five minutes, a PANTHER has fulfilled its role – and ideally prevented an airport…

Bureau Veritas has applauds combustible materials ban

Bureau Veritas has applauded the government’s swift response to officially ban the use of combustible material in external walls in new buildings, in a move that has surprised many in the construction industry. The amended building regulations guidance in Approved Document…

Rare Tornado Leaves Trail of Destruction in the Indonesian City of Bogor, West Java 

A tornado hit the Indonesian city of Bogor in West Java on Thursday afternoon (Dec 6), claiming one life and leaving a trail of wreckage, according to local media reports. The incident, which took place at about 3 pm local time, killed…

7.5 Magnitude Earthquake near New Caledonia Triggers Tsunami Warning

A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of New Caledonia on Wednesday (Dec 5), triggering a tsunami alert and emergency evacuations across the South Pacific, but there were no reports of serious damage or injuries. The quake, followed by…

Element to retain Warringtonfire brand

Following Element Materials Technology’s (Element’s) acquisition of Exova Group Ltd (Exova) last year, the Fire & Building Products part of the business has officially been rebranded and, in recognition of its market leading position, Element will retain the distinct Warringtonfire…

E-ONE’S Local Fire Truck Christmas Ornaments To Benefit National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Ocala International Airport’s New TITAN ARFF and Marion County’s Custom Pumper Are Featured on Ornament Designs E-ONE is pleased to announce the release of two new fire truck Christmas tree ornaments for 2018, including the first ornament depicting Ocala International Airport’s…

Ninja™ Foot Ascender Makes Rope Access/Rescue Operations More Efficient

Harken Industrial™ is pleased to announce a product that will make rope access and rescue operations more efficient. The Ninja™ foot ascender by Harken Industrial™ is designed with less spring force for the least rope drag of any available foot…

Metasys® 10.0 Redefines Modern Building Management

Significant enhancements and powerful integrations deliver safer and smarter building operations  Johnson Controls announces the release of Metasys 10.0, designed to deliver more unified building management. This latest Metasys release provides facility personnel with smarter building automation, faster responses to critical alarms and new integrations…

Victaulic’s Connection With Former President Bush

Sharing a timely and local human interest/business story about Victaulic, PA manufacturer of pipe joining solutions, given the recent passing of former President Bush. In January 1990, when Victaulic commissioned its Alburtis foundry, the company cast horseshoes which were sent to The…

E2S New SIL 2 Compliant 316L Stainless Steel Call Points For Onshore And Offshore Applications

E2S Warning Signals has announced that its STExCP8 manual call points are SIL2 compliant to IEC 61508, allowing system integrators greater confidence when designing systems requiring an enhanced safety integrity level. The robust devices are part of the comprehensive STEx family of…

Hempel to gain market share with new Centre of Excellence

On 29 November 2018, world-leading coatings manufacturer Hempel officially opened its new Centre of Excellence in Barcelona. The centre’s focus will be on the research and development of coating products within the field of passive fire protection in which Hempel…

Let the countdown begin

SICUREZZA AND SMART BUILDING EXPO WILL BE BACK AT FIERA MILANO NEXT YEAR Innovation, training, and renewed synergy between the two shows. SICUREZZA is ready to consolidate the leadership of an event with an increasingly international appeal. SMART BUILDING EXPO…

One Killed, Two Injured in South Korea Firefighting Helicopter Crash

Channel News Asia has reported that a South Korean firefighting helicopter crashed into a river in Seoul on Saturday (Dec 1), killing one and injuring two others on board, rescue authorities said. The chopper was hovering over the Han River…

If 110 Fires are Not Enough, Queensland Firefighters Could See More Heat, Dry Lightning and Potential Tropical Cyclone to add to State’s Problems

This report from ABC News says Sunday will be a day of vigilance for fire-ravaged parts of Queensland, amid the threat of blazes caused by lightning and the possibility of a tropical cyclone brewing in the northern Coral Sea. Severe…

Telgian Celebrates 33rd Anniversary as a Global Leader in Fire Protection, Safety and Security

November marked the 33-year anniversary of the founding of Telgian Holdings, Inc., a worldwide provider of comprehensive fire, security, and life safety solutions. Since 1985, Telgian has grown from a modest firm providing code development and consulting, fire testing, and…

Is Mission Critical Communications Stuck in 1912?

It’s time for public authorities and first responders to use 21st-century technology to work smarter and better. Anatoli Levine, Director, Products & Standards at MCC enabler Softil delves into the subject The ability to instantaneously talk to a group of…

NIFRS Reaching New Heights with Turn Table Ladder Investment

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) has invested over £2.5m in four new Turn Table Ladder (TTL) Appliances. With a ladder reach of 42m, they are the highest articulated ladder appliances in use across the UK Fire & Rescue…

Members Of The European Parliament Ask The European Commission To Choose A Strong Approach To Assess The Fire Performance Of Buildings Facades

Ahead of the European Commission’s decision on a EU approach to the fire assessment of facades, 12 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), from different countries and political parties, wrote a letter championing the Commission’s proposed “alternative” approach. The European…

Bristol’s Structural PPE Achieves New NFPA Standard

Bristol Uniforms’ innovative XFlex and Ergotech Action structural firefighting ranges have achieved accreditation for the new National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard for firefighting PPE. The NFPA is a major standard-setting body on the world stage, covering the USA, Latin…

Fire and Floods brings Devastation to Australian East Coast

While Queensland firefighters fight 140 fires, many of which are threatening towns in central and northern Queensland, an east coast low is dumping record amounts of rain on central New South Wales. Fires Hundreds of firefighters are fighting fires in…

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