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Remote-control high volume pumps!

High-volume pumps are steadily gaining acceptance world-wide for large-scale incidents, and the latest innovations enable remote control from several kilometres away – ideal for nuclear events, writes Johan Kramer of Hytrans Systems BV.

Detecting hot spots day or night – now with ATEX approval

The concept of infrared cameras is gradually gaining traction at industrial waste management facilities – but the launch of an ATEX infrared camera now brings the technology to the petrochem industry. Jose Sanchez de Muniain speaks with Product Specialist Chris Brown of Flir about the new Flir A310 ex.

No missing persons during industrial emergencies

Dutch company Bacon DDI has developed an application that increases the chances of quickly finding and rescuing potential victims during emergencies in industrial environments.

First A400M for the Royal Air Force takes another step

The first Airbus Defence and Space A400M new generation airlifter for the Royal Air Force has taken another step towards delivery with the start of taxying trials.

ETC Simulation awarded contract for fire training center at the Jiangsu Fire Brigade, China

The customized ADMS-Command system will be used to train for petrochemical and industrial emergency response.

Welcome to the new world of turbine-aided fire fighting!

Italian company puts a turbine to work atomising water into a fine mist.

Super absorbent fabric that offers comfort for hard-working firefighters

K-Sorb to be launched during Emergency Services Show in Birmingham NEC, 24-25 September.

Searching for ATEX lighting?

Peli Products offer a powerful range of ATEX Certified Lights (Zone 1 & 0) for use during industrial emergencies – see the latest additions here.

The last resort to escape a burning skyscraper

‘What the airbag is for cars, the Evacuator is for tall buildings.’

Apollo uncovers ‘next generation in fire detection technology’

The new Soteria range promises improved detection and reliability, reduced false alarms, as well as compatibility with legacy versions.

New CF2000 addressable control panel from Eaton

The enhanced entry-level intelligent addressable control panel contains a number of new features to meet industry and regulatory requirements. 

DuPont launches its highest level of protection for firefighters

Nomex 3DP outer shell made from two layers of fabric woven using a patented weaving structure.

Firefighting monitors: the right tools for the job

Firefighting monitors come in a variety of shapes and sizes – which one is best for your facility? Nico Zorzetto of monitor manufacturer Sanco SpA in northwest Italy explains the options.

Cutters Edge Introduces Bullet Blade technology

Cutters Edge has successfully developed a new type of cutting technology for rotary saws called the Bullet Blade. Unlike other carbide-tipped blades, the Bullet Blade uses Cutters Edge’ Bullet Chain and is the only carbide blade that can be repaired and sharpened and used over and over again with the same blade core.

New Stronghold bomb proof anchor makes line rescue safer

The new Stronghold Mobile Anchor Point and Barrier System was invented by London firefighter, Daniel Cheddie, who has teamed up with Capital Safety and the Youngman Group. 

Solberg’s Re-Healing fluorine-free foam gains FM approval

Certification achieved for Re-Healing RF3 3% and Arctic 3x3% ATC foam concentrates.

NEW: Sandstorm forecasting mobile app

Dubai Municipality along with Unique System FZE launch a first-of-its-kind app in the UAE.

Pierce displays its largest-ever range of custom fire and emergency response apparatus at FDIC

Showcasing the all-new Saber and Enforcer custom chassis, the Pierce booth at the Fire Department Instructors' Conference in Indianapolis (7-12 April) features 14 apparatus.

Understanding water mist

SP Sweden takes laser measurements of droplet size distributions from the Cold Cut Systems high pressure ‘cutting extinguisher’.

Mid and West Wales Fire Service (UK) purchase virtual incident response training

Scenario portfolio includes joint interoperability training events and the capability to support Gold level scenarios.

Task Force Tips introduces new ‘go anywhere’ Hemisphere portable monitor

Not only does this monitor boast a 360-degree field of attack, but it mounts almost anywhere.

Free Guide for Hazardous Areas published

E2S Warning Signals’ new Guide for Hazardous Areas is available as a free download and is aimed at specifiers and hazardous area engineers.

NEW Cordless smoke generator for training

Training specialist Haagen unveils the latest member of its family of smoke generators – the portable Vico.

New foam approvals for Dafo Fomtec

Four C6-foam concentrates pass UL rigorous fire and performance tests – ‘significant milestone’ achieved.

OFFER: Flir Systems introduces trade-in discount for thermal imaging cameras

Firefighters in the EMEA region will be able to trade in any existing thermal imaging cameras for discounts on new Flir models K40 and K50.

Lightweight firefighter motorcycle suit launched at Intersec Dubai

The new kit meets EN 469: 2005 and has been designed for hot climates.

DuPont’s new online interactive Nomex garment catalogue

The dedicated site showcases a complete range of Nomex-containing garments for the fire and industrial markets.

Cassidian and Alcatel Lucent perform LTE trials in France, Spain, the Middle East and Mexico

Tests show there are benefits to using Long Term Evolution (4G) mobile data to improve public services – while using existing PMR (personal mobile radio) infrastructure.

Company visit: Task Force Tips Inc

With world headquarters in Valparaiso, Indiana, USA, Task Force Tips remains a family owned business dedicated to being a worldwide leader in providing emergency responders with high quality, innovation agent delivery solutions since 1971.

Cross-border public alert system – successful trial

Alert4All uses different communication channels – including fire systems – to send out emergency messages: SEE VIDEO.

Twitter Alerts for the UK and Ireland

As of Monday 18th November organisations can direct critical information to the right people at the right time with a dedicated Twitter programme.

Modelling lift evacuation

Scientists launch world's first evacuation software to simulate realistic human behaviour associated with lift evacuation

Solberg Re-Healing foam concentrate receives expanded UL certification

UL listing for RF3 now includes bladder tanks, proportioners, foam chambers, foam makers and fire sprinklers.

Weber Rescue Systems releases the force of the SP 53 BS

The new spreader weighs only 20.3kg and yet has a minimum spreading force of 53kN– which makes it the most lightweight in its category (BS 53/800-20).

CFA Scoresby replaces trusted hose layer truck

CFA volunteer fire brigade in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne (Australia) acquires Hytrans hose layer and recovery system.

MapSearch updates 10% of 1m pipeline database for North America

Nearly 100,000 miles of crude oil, natural gas, refined products and other commodity pipelines updated.

Scare center1
“Scare centre” needed to improve offshore fire safety, writes Svein Tønseth, journalist, SINTEF group Head Office

No-one should design offshore platforms without having felt the heat of such giant fires, say Norwegian fire research scientists.

Quick Fix and Release Bracket
Product focus: new Holmatro Quick Fix & Release Bracket for pumps

Firefighters no longer need to devise their own solution for securing a hydraulic pump in a rescue vehicle - and with the new device they can pull out and put back the pump quickly and easily.

Re-Healing Foam RF3x6ATC
Solberg achieves certification to new ICAO test standard for fire fighting foam

Level C certification has been achieved with Re-Healing RF3x6 ATC at 6%.

Aerosol 'grenade' that blasts fires

Swedish fire services adopt an aerosol unit for rapid extinguishment – what can other countries learn from Sweden's experience?

Bump testing doesn’t have to be a headache

Portable gas detector manufacturer Crowcon has put together an informative and entertaining scenario to show why bump testing is important.

Wi-Fi dog
Wi-Fi dogs for search and rescue

Wi-Fi-enabled variant of Portable All-terrain Wireless System launched by comms specialist – SEE VIDEO.

DuPont SafeSPEC
Need help choosing the right protective suit for the right chemical hazards?

DuPont launches internet tool that provides interactive support for finding the most appropriate chemical protective suit.

Critical SCBA safety information transmitted to P25 radios.

Scott Safety and Motorola sign development agreement that will enhance fireground safety.

Ten things fire fleet operators should know about Euro VI

Euro VI is coming into force on January 1, 2014. However what does it actually mean for vehicle operators? Hemmingfire highlights ten key aspects of the new engine legislation.

Why ISO 7240-14 is the missing piece of the fire detection and alarm puzzle

Peter Parsons, Chairman of ISO technical committee committee ISO/TC 21, subcommittee SC 3, explains why the latest standard is significant.

Working in potentially explosive environments

Getac partners with ecom instruments to offer ‘the world’s first rugged Android 4.1 tablet with explosion protection’.

Honeywell acquires global gas detection company RAE Systems

The price tag for the privately held manufacturer of fixed and portable gas and radiation detections systems, and software was  $340 million.

Apps for emergency responders

Apps for public safety are growing at an impressive rate – which is why APCO International (Association of Public Safety Communications Officials) decided to launch a dedicated online application community. Jose Sanchez de Muniain spoke with Jeff Cohen, APCO's Chief Counsel for Law and Policy, and Mark Reddish, Government Relations Associate, to find out more about AppComm.

Fire - wake up the children!

Research raises concerns over smoke detectors’ effectiveness in waking up children.