Three people are dead, and dozens injured in Thailand gas line blast

Three people were killed and 20 injured after a gas pipe explosion at a factory next to a school in Thailand today (October 22). According to the Bangkok Post, two elderly women…

The Grenfell Tower Fire: Benign neglect and the road to an avoidable tragedy

An in-depth review of the world of fire over the last half-century and how the tragedy of Grenfell Tower has its roots in decisions made in the 1980s. This book is a must for anyone interested in the history and…

Singapore extends condolences to Vietnam following devastating floods, landslides

Vietnam is devastated by unprecedented floods across the country. As of Wednesday (21 st Oct), more than 100 people had died, and 20 others were missing in central Vietnam following weeks of severe flooding and landslides. Among those dead are…

C-TEC creates new evacuation alert video

Leading life-safety systems manufacturer, C-TEC, has created a new Evacuation Alert Systems video. Aimed at anyone involved in residential fire safety, the animated video shows exactly how Evacuation Alert Systems can be used to assist the Fire and Rescue Services…

5 ways to protect firefighters from harmful particulates

The dangers of cancer-causing particulates have never been in sharper focus in firefighting than they are today. Indeed, firefighters are becoming more aware of the risks associated with their job and exposure to carcinogens. But are all firefighters aware of…

Euralarm organises online industry webinar on gaseous fire extinguishing systems

October 2020 – Following its General Assembly Euralarm will organise an industry webinar that will run from 16:00 – 16:50 (CET) on October 29, 2020. The webinar is intended to look at the key regulations and standards that affect gaseous…

Stunning Video of Automatic Fire Monitor Tests

In an astonishing, new video at youtu.be/jYtv46xvBj8, Unifire AB of Sweden shows live tests of its state-of-the-art FlameRanger™ fully autonomous fire detection and suppression system. As seen in the video, FlameRanger detects, follows in real time, and dynamically suppresses fires, without any human involvement. Typically it puts water (or foam) directly…

IN MEMORIAM: Jaime Moncada-Perez advancing fire protection in Latin America

Jaime Moncada-Pérez passed away on August 31, 2020 in Bogotá, Colombia at almost 89 years of age. Don Jaime, as he was usually known, is recognized for introducing NFPA and modern fire protection to Latin America, an effort he began…

Dyne Fire Protection Labs Receives ISO-17025 Accredited Status from A2LA for Sprinkler Testing Lab

Dyne Fire Protection Labs is excited to announce our ISO-17025 “GeneralRequirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories” accreditation by A2LA for sprinkler testing services. Dyne recently applied for 17025 accreditation status for our sprinkler testing laboratory to compliment…

Robotto – Innovating sustainability

An engineering group from Aalborg University is ready to launch innovative and sustainable drone software to fight wildfires! It all started with a willingness to make a difference for the environment and to influence the current climate change in a…

Fire in South Korean apartment high-rise injures at least 88 people

The fire engulfing a South Korea high-rise forced hundreds to evacuate and dozens were said to have suffered smoke inhalation in Friday’s blaze. The fire spread through a 33-story high-rise apartment building in a South Korean port city early Friday…

Hochiki Europe launches Ekho: a new generation of hybrid wireless fire detection products

Leading life safety manufacturer, Hochiki Europe, has launched a new range of hybrid wireless fire detection and alarm equipment. The Ekho product range is EN54-25 approved, RED compliant and takes hybrid wireless fire detection to new levels of reliability, flexibility…

Perimeter Solutions and CSAA Insurance Group Partner to provide Wildfire Defense

Innovative pilot program will help improve defensible space for homeowners Perimeter Solutions and CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA insurer, have partnered to launch a pilot program that can help give homeowners additional protection against destructive wildfires. Select properties in Northern…

A fire at the Somerset MRT station involving a locomotive has injured two

Two people were taken to hospital after a fire broke out at Somerset MRT station in the early hours of Friday (Oct 16), said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). SCDF said that at about 12.45am on Friday, it was alerted…

Hazard reduction burn at Sydney harbour’s North Head controlled after blaze jumped containment lines

Getting ready for this year’s wildfires have their risks. A hazard reduction burn is being controlled by firefighters after skipping containment lines, forcing nearby properties to be evacuated. Around 50 firefighters were in Sydney Harbour National Park fighting to keep the…

Telgian Engineering & Consulting Names Pamela Reno Assistant Regional Practice Leader

Telgian Engineering & Consulting (TEC) recently announced the promotion of Pamela Reno to Assistant Regional Practice Leader. In this role, she will be responsible for team management, day-to-day operations, and ensuring client strategies for success, in the Mid Atlantic region.…

MetalCraft Marine US Inc. delivers high performance 34’ Patrol RIBs

MetalCraft has just delivered 2 of its 34’ high performance Patrol RIBs to the Mississippi Department of Natural Resources Police. The 2 boats will be used in the coastal bay areas and offshore checking on commercial and sport fishing compliance.…

Fireaway Inc. named 2020 EXIM Exporter of the Year

Fireaway Inc., manufacturer of the Stat-X® Condensed Aerosol Fire Suppression generatorshas been named an Exporter of the Year by the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM). The company, which has used EXIM’s export credit insurance to support its international…

Apollo Fire Detectors launch the Apollo Advisor Network

Apollo Fire Detectors, one of the world’s leading fire safety solution providers,has launched a new market insight program to help them continue to deliver innovative fire safety products and the highest standards of customer service. The Apollo Advisor Network encourages…

Keeping the aerial platforms safe in India

Like all fire fighting equipment, the aerial platforms need regular maintenance to remain safe and ready for the moment they are needed fighting fires and rescuing people. The lifespan of a Bronto platform can be quite long and extend even…

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