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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.

App website for emergency responders launched by APCO International

The new public safety application website, AppComm, will provide a single online forum dedicated to emergency response apps.

Solberg launches fire fighting foam technology development at NFPA Chicago

Solberg's Re-Healing RF3 provides fluorosurfactant-free ‘enhanced fire safety and environmental sustainability’

Cobra EXM unleashed by Elkhart Brass

Remote-controlled monitor ‘is able to move in ways no other monitor has ever moved for us.’

Essex Industries is issued patent on the MODS

The low pressure, portable 75-litre liquid oxygen storage and gaseous distribution system is capable of supplying up to 64,500 gaseous litres of on-board oxygen.

Singapore-based Alert Disaster Control purchases emergency management software solution

The iResponse Emergency Management software is used in over 20 countries for consequence modelling for thermal, dispersion and overpressure scenarios.

Launch of the FLIR K-Series

At FIREX International FLIR Systems will be unveiling a brand new range of uncooled radiometric cameras.

How FTIR gas analysis improves safety during inspections

Research in Germany and the Netherlands found hazardous levels of gases and vapours in around 20% of all containers.

Lighting systems for rugged terrains

Introduction to rechargeable remote-area lighting systems from Peli.

Solberg launches new foam

Solberg has launched new foam technology that provides environmental sustainability and enhanced fire safety.

New intrinsically-safe radio with keyboard

The new TETRA radio from Sepura is IECEx/ATEX approved.

Amsterdam Fire Service feels the V-Force

One of the biggest ‘single issue’ orders for fire kit in the Netherlands has been received by Lion Apparel Germany.

Portable water mist extinguishers launched

Jewel Fire Systems announces E-Series range of portable water mist fire extinguishers.

Long Term Evolution in focus

4G is now a reality for consumers – what does this signal for emergency users?  David Taylor, Lead Consultant, Analysys Mason, explains

New European Standard BS EN54-23: are you ready?

European standard specifies the requirements, test methods and performance criteria for visual alarm devices in fire detection and fire alarm systems, writes Leanne Danby, Marketing Executive at Cooper Fulleon.

Flying fluoro-free

BAA Group Fire Service Compliance and Assurance Manager Graeme Day talks to Jose de Muniain about why the leading UK airport operator is currently changing to fluorine-free foam.

New TurboMixer and Wildland Skid firefighting delivery systems.

New products provide optimal delivery of cornstarch-based water enhancer.

Infra-red link in fire detector – Generation 6

Latest innovation in fire detection technology significantly reduces installation time 

Novel coating that repels just about anything receives R&D 100 Award

"SLIPS" technology, developed by the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, repels almost every type of liquid and solid, from blood and crude oil to ice and bacteria.

New ‘Clip’ and ‘Clip+’ single gas fixed-life monitors from Crowcon

Hibernate feature extends life and reduces lifetime costs.

Self rescuer units 'can catch fire'

UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) warns that units can catch fire if start-up procedures are not followed.

New comms infrastructure increases response capability during emergencies involving disabled people

BCAS is one of the largest ambulance services in the world, providing pre-hospital emergency health care to the population of British Columbia across an area that spans 945,000 square kilometers, from 187 ambulance stations. It is also the first ambulance service in the world that has set up a dedicated infrastructure that greatly increases capability and performance of response teams when dealing with disabled people in an emergency, writes Paul Dixon.

New range of lifting bags from Vetter

Vetter has released what it calls ‘next-generation high-pressure lifting bags’ – the S.Tec range. The new range allows emergency responders to raise the pressure from 8 to 10 bar to enable a 25% increase in lifting power compared with conventional 8-bar lifting bags. The simple formula force = area x pressure, combined with controlled pressure distribution inside the bag, makes it possible to lift heavier loads with the same bag size.

Eagle Attack for UK consortium

Scott Safety thermal imaging camera proves itself during rigorous trial.

Intergraph teams up with Copenhagen Fire Brigade, and the Danish National Survey and Cadastre to bring 1-1-2 mobile app to citizens

Copenhagen Fire Brigade, and the Danish National Survey and Cadastre (KMS - Kort & Matrikelstyrelsen) have partnered with Intergraph Corporation to develop a 1-1-2 mobile app for citizens who need to report an emergency. Financing the effort is TrygFonden, a Danish national foundation that supports and promotes life-saving initiatives.

DSPA launches a fire control panel for use with its aerosol generators

The fire panel is certified to EN54, EN12094-1 and EN15276-2.

Lukas introduces SC250E 'all rounder' for rescue operations

The newest member of the eDraulic family is low in weight and has a battery power option.

Sepura improves lone worker safety for Snecma Propulsion Solide

To overcome the communications constraints presented by a large industrial complex, and to ensure rapid response in emergencies, Snecma Propulsion Solide has adopted Sepura STP8000 hand-portable TETRA radios with man-down functionality. 

FlamePro (UK) Ltd wins 7-year framework agreement to supply Shropshire & Wrekin FRS (UK)

The new fire kit uses a new lightweight fabric system from TenCate Protective Fabrics.

Motorola Solutions assumes responsibility to deliver Norway’s nationwide public-safety project

Prime contractor responsibility taken over with immediate effect from Nokia Siemens Networks for Norway´s Nødnett TETRA public safety network.

112 emergency service in Andalucia to be transformed

Project involving Intergraph, Everis and Sadiel will modernize the management of emergency services in public safety and civil protection.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol goes virtual for emergency training

The RescueSim Virtual Emergency Response Platform will prepare Schiphol’s emergency services and safety personnel for airport incidents. 

PBI garments put to the test

Senior fire personnel from across Europe invited to witness a series of six test burns in Manchester, UK, at a neutral testing ground – the British Textile Technology Group (BTTG) test lab.

Respiratory devices set to hit the market

Rescue and emergency equipment supplier SP Services (UK) introduces the O-Two CPAP with Adult Mask and Harness in its 2012 catalogue.

CTE aerial ladder platforms head for Thailand and Algeria

CTE SpA delivers an A B-Fire 360  aerial platform in Thailand for the Lampang Municipality. The aerial device has a working height of 36 m with 450 kg of capacity in the basket.

Solar-powered emergency communications system

Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas (US) are developing an emergency communications network that will maintain operation during natural disasters and provide critical warnings and geographic information to people affected by the disasters.

Polaris – a new way of inducting foam

Angus Fire, the manufacturer of a wide range of firefighting foams and firefighting equipment, is launching Polaris, a foam-induction water motor that complements its existing range of foam-making equipment. Polaris has been designed to accurately and reliably deliver 1%, 3% or 6% or dual rate foam induction within Underwriters Laboratory (UL), Factory Mutual (FM) and EN standard limits, across a wide range of flows and pressures.

Iridium and Geos partner to offer emergency response service on the Iridium Extreme

The Geos emergency response service is now available to Iridium Extreme satellite phone customers. At no additional cost to customers, Iridium has integrated the Geos service into the SOS button on the Iridium Extreme. Launched in September 2011, the Iridium Extreme is an advanced, rugged satellite phone and is the first to offer an SOS button. 

New Ziegler crashtenders for Frankfurt Airport's runway extension

Frankfurt airport in Germany opened its fourth, North west runway last October, enlarging the runway space of Germany’s biggest airport to approximately 220 hectares. To extend the emergency infrastructure, a new fire station has been built and Frankfurt Airport's fire brigade’s vehicle fleet has grown. Two of six new FLF Z8 XXL crash trucks from Albert Ziegler have now been delivered. 

Chirange Technologies introduces a new incident command application for Android tablets

Chirange Technologies Limited (CTL), located in Manchester, UK, has launched a mobile app for the rescue industries, Chirange Commander. The latest product offered in the line of Chirange products is the Chirange Incident Commander, an Android app which has been designed from the ground up to aid fire and rescue, police and SWAT units, as well as security professionals. The company has also launched a new website to support the introduction of the new incident command platform.

Illuminating bands – a case study

Illuminating helmet bands can keep firefighters safe during zero visibility, as Woodlawn Fire Department found out when it was called to a fire at a fast food restaurant. 

Going fluoro-free

Norwegian airport operator implements alcohol-resistant fluorine free fire extinguishing foam concentrate following a major procurement initiative.

LFB accelerates learning for more with less

There is continually pressure on all emergency services to do more with less resources. When Philip Evans, from the London Fire Brigade’s Station Training Support and Performance Team based at Harrow, was tasked with improving the consistency, efficiency and delivery of training across the Brigade an unexpected benefit was a saving of hundreds of thousands of pounds a year.