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AFOA Conference - last chance to book your place

The Airport Fire Officers Association (AFOA) has confirmed that 150 delegates have already signed up for its annual conference, held at the Hilton at London Gatwick Airport on January 20-21, 2016.

The UK Water Mist Seminar 2016

EVENT LAUNCH: The British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association, the Fire Industry Association and the International Water Mist Association have joined forces to increase understanding of the power of water mist. 

PPE and Duty of Care Forum: catch yourself an early-bird rate

EVENT LAUNCH: A unique opportunity to prepare an effective PPE strategy that ensures firefighters are safe.

Risk management and fire safety conference, April 25-26, Istanbul, Turkey

VdS is to hold a second international conference on risk management, loss prevention and fire protection.

Eye in the sky

Unmanned aerial vehicles will take centre stage at the Emergency Services Show, NEC, Birmingham (UK) on 23 and 24 September.

International Water Mist Association Conference 2015

The annual IWMA Conference 2015 will take place at the Mercure Hotel Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 28-29 October 2015.

How strong is your last line of defence?

FOR YOUR DIARY PPE and Duty of Care Forum, 2nd of February 2016 (NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE, PREVIOUSLY 15 SEPTEMBER 2015), The Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham, UK

Foam workshop: foam concentrates of the future

EVENT What type of fire fighting foam concentrate will you be using in the next 10 years? Find out at the three-day workshop in Spain in October.

Ready for FIREX?

EVENT PREVIEW: FIREX International turns up the heat as it returns to London’s ExCeL June 16-18

Aerial Fire Fighting Conference Europe 2015

EVENT REVIEW This year’s Aerial Firefighting Europe 2015 was held in Zadar, Croatia on April 29-30, 2015. Terry Loughran, conference chairman, reports on the proceedings.  

HazMat 2015 – Information, Understanding, Safety, 16-17 June, Sydney (Australia)

CONFERENCE: Fire Protection Association Australia is to host a two-day conference and exhibition aimed at creating a safer chemical management industry.

Firefighting Foam - Understanding and Managing the Environmental Risks, 18th June, Sydney (Australia)

SEMINAR: The Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection is organising a one-day technical seminar for users, responders and regulators aimed at improving understanding of the chemistry, actions and impacts of fire fighting foam on the environment.

ONS Norway cancelled

Low oil prices leads to cancellation of exhibition and conference for the oil and gas industry in the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

The Emergency Services Show returns to the NEC on 23-24 September 2015

A new seminar theatre dedicated to training will feature at The Emergency Services Show, which will return to the NEC in Birmingham from 23-24 September 2015. Free to attend, the new seminars will be led by experts who run specialist courses for emergency services personnel, and will expand the offering of free learning opportunities already available to visitors.

Cityforum Round Table Discussion ‘Industrial Fire – risks, requirements & resources’, Thursday 16 April, London

FOR YOUR DIARY: Prevention, management and response – what are the future capability needs of industrial fire fighters, especially with regard to the imminent changes to COMAH requirements; affecting nearly 1,000 sites?

Holmatro Rescue Experience: the 35,000 Euro Extrication Challenge

During Interschutz – held from 8-13 June 2015 in Hannover, Germany - Holmatro will organize a special edition of the Holmatro Rescue Experience, called; ‘The 35,000 Euro Extrication Challenge.

Interschutz 2015 –come and find us in hall 27, M26

From 8 to 13 June this year, the Hannover Exhibition Center, the world’s biggest tradeshow complex, is hosting Interschutz, the show for all matters innovative and ingenious that the world has to offer in the way of technology, services and ideas for the rescue, fire prevention, disaster relief, safety and security sectors. Hemming Fire will be located in hall 27, stand M26.

Innovation at the heart of StocExpo 2015

StocExpo 2015, the largest dedicated event for the world’s terminal operators, oil companies, traders and regulators, returns on 17-19 March at the Ahoy, Rotterdam, with over 200 leading international suppliers, all looking to showcase their latest innovations to the wider market.

Over 80 global tank storage experts confirmed for Congress at the Third Annual Tank World Expo in Dubai

FOR YOUR DIARY: The leaders of the global tank storage industry are preparing to visit Dubai for two days of expert strategic congress, CEO insight, practical case studies, in-depth discussion, technology launches and networking at Tank World Expo April 13-14 2015.

Gulf region’s US$1.2 billion fire safety systems market to grow 14.4 per cent up to 2018

EVENT PREVIEW: Greater risk awareness coupled with continued construction growth is driving demand for the GCC’s fire prevention and protection industries, as more than 350 fire safety and rescue companies gear up with their latest solutions and fire suppression technologies at Intersec 2015.

Spanish Industrial Firefighters Association celebrates its first official congress

Two years ago, the Spanish industrial fire fighters association, APBE (Asociación Profesional de Bomberos de Empresa) held a two-day series of presentations and meetings in the Mediterranean resort town of Arenys de Mar – a forerunner to the association’s first official Congress held October 18-19 in another coastal resort town, Salou. Report from George Potter in Madrid.

Intersec 2015, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, UAE

FOR YOUR DIARY: Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Intersec (January 18-20) will feature more than 1,300 exhibitors from over 50 countries, including 300 newcomers.

Tank Storage Middle East, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, UAE

FOR YOUR DIARY: The inaugural Tank Storage Middle East (January 26-27) event boasts a strong speaker line-up for its conference programme. 

Technical Innovations in Fire Protection, Linares (Jaen, Spain), 26-28 November

Jornadas Técnicas: Novedades técnicas y tecnológicas en Protección Contra Incendios - conference programme now available.

IWMA annual conference in Istanbul a great success

The 14th International Water Mist Conference took place in Istanbul, Turkey, from October 22-23 at the Lütifi Kirdar ICEC.

Terrorism in East Africa

Terrorist threats facing the oil and gas industry are to be addressed at the East Africa Energy Infrastructure Security Forum, 4-5 February, Nairobi, Kenya

Interschutz 2015 set for more growth

Dr Thomas de Maizière, Minister of the Interior, has praised the commitment of the many volunteers working with Germany’s technical civil defense organisation, the voluntary fire service and other relief organisations. According to de Maizière, who is also serving as the patron of Interschutz 2015 in Hannover, approximately 1,7 million volunteers form the backbone of Germany’s civil protection services.

Floodfighters Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, October 17, 2014


The latest conference on floods and other disasters affecting the world, is sponsored by the Charlotte Fire Department (CFD).

Intelligent active dynamic signage systems in action

SEE VIDEO: Full-scale experiment conducted at Sant Cugat station in Barcelona as part of the GETAWAY EU FP7 project.

Fluorine: is the future really free?

Simon Webb reports from the Angus Fire Foam Seminar held at the Manchester United stadium, Old Trafford, in Manchester (UK) on 3-4 June 2014.

The future of evacuation technologies

The European Commission-sponsored Project Getaway will hold a workshop in London to provide outcomes and conclusions – October 13, Greenwich.

Peli Products to present new ATEX-certified safety lights at the Congrès National des Sapeurs Pompiers

With safety and efficiency in mind, Peli Products, the global manufacturer portable lighting and high-performance protective case solutions will presents its new ATEX Certified Safety lights at the Congrès National des Sapeurs Pompiers (Hall K - Stand K53), held from October 1-4 in Avignon, France.

Tank Storage Asia 2014 announces Singapore Pavilion

Tank Storage Asia has announced that there will be a specialist area for Singapore-based companies at this year’s show, called the Singapore Pavilion. The leading event for the Asian tank storage industry takes place on 24-25 September at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Learn about water mist systems

Seminars to be held in Germany and Sweden in November.

Event: The National Congress of French Firefighters (Sapeur Pompier)

The National Congress of French Firefighters is an annual event under the aegis of the National Federation of French Firefighters.

Apply for the title of International Firefighting Team of the Year 2014

More than 25 million people around the world boldly, selflessly, and courageously engage in fire safety and disaster relief every day. And they now have the opportunity to put themselves and their extraordinary endeavours for society forward for the international Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award. Firefighting teams still have until August 31, 2014, to enter this international competition.

Critical Water and Flood Rescue Survival Decisions for SAR Conference announced in Charlotte, NC

After the successful SAR to Resuscitation – Floodfighters Lifesaving Conference, UK, March 2014, another ‘US/UK Water Rescue Masterclass’ is being hosted by Charlotte Fire Department (CFD) and the Emergency Management of North Carolina.

3rd International Conference on Fires in Vehicles (FIVE)

SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden -Fire Research has announced that  registration for FIVE 2014  is now open. At the previous event in Chicago there were over 200 delegates from 30 countries. The institute hopes to see even more attendees in Berlin, Germany, in October.

Water mist community to meet in Istanbul 22-23 October

This year’s International Water Mist Conference will be held in Istanbul, Turkey – don’t miss the chance to find out the latest innovations in this exciting technology!

Tall Building Fire Safety Conference to become an annual forum

Over 100 delegates attended the 2nd International Tall Building Fire Safety Network Conference (TBFSN) – held on June 17-20 - at the University of Greenwich, in London. 

A+A 2015 partners with South Korea

A+A 2015 in Düsseldorf, the event for international event in personal protection and occupational health, safety and security (trade fair & congress, 27-30 October 2015 has appointed the Republic of Korea (South Korea) as its official partner for the 2015 event. An agreement to this effect has been concluded between Messe Düsseldorf and KOSHA (Korea Occupational Safety & Health Agency).

International Fire Instructors Workshop Conference to take place in Poland

The Regional Branch of the Association of Fire Engineers and Technicians in Olsztyn, together with the Regional Headquarters of the State Fire Service in Olsztyn and UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute, is organising an open conference on interior structural fires, on June 9-10 in the regional headquarters of the State of Olzstyn Fire Service in Poland.

Are you ready for Interschutz 2015?

The countdown for Interschutz 2015 in Hannover has begun. Exhibitors from 38 countries have already registered. Even with about a year left to go, the International Exhibition for Rescue Services, Fire Prevention, Disaster Relief, Safety and Security is already proving to be a major magnet, with a total of four exhibition halls and the open-air site almost fully booked.

Emergency Services Show 2014 introduces UK SAR Zone

Taking place at the NEC (Birmingham, UK) this September, the free-to-attend Emergency Services Show is open to all ranks throughout the fire and rescue service and industrial brigades, including overseas visitors. The two-day event (24 and 25 September) offers live demonstrations, free seminars, workshops and an exhibition showcasing cutting-edge equipment, vehicles and technology.

2014 Floodfighter Emergency and Water Rescue Tactical Master Class announced

After the highly successful ‘SAR to Resuscitation – Floodfighters Lifesaving Conference and Workshop, UK, March 2014’, many attendees asked for another US Master class held by Charlotte Fire Department and the Emergency Management of the State of North Carolina. This is set to take place in the autum of 2014 - the final dates are still to be confirmed.

ATEX/DSEAR course Glasgow, Scotland, 14-15 May 2014

This training course aims to help attendees gain an understanding into the phenomenon of explosions (effect and consequences); and how to become compliant with regulations in force whilst delivering a sound basis of safety to protect personnel and equipment as far as reasonably practicable.

SICUR
Slow but steady recovery

SICUR, Spain’s security and safety exhibition – snapshot review by George Potter.

Magirus searches for International Firefighting Team of the Year 2014

The application process for the International Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award 2014 starts on 21 March - this worldwide competition recognises outstanding commitment to public services.

FDIC 2014 to kick-off with Hands-On Training (HOT) Courses

Around 30,000 firefighters from around the world are expected to attend FDIC 2014 this spring at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, making it the largest FDIC ever held, in its 86-year history.

FDIC 2014 to kick-off with Hands-On Training (HOT) Courses

Around 30,000 firefighters from around the world are expected to attend FDIC 2014 this spring at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, making it the largest FDIC ever held, in its 86-year history.