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Gearing up for the Emergency Services Show 2012

Registration for the UK’s leading exhibition and conference for networking and resources for every emergency will open in at the end of this week. Bookmark  now and visit the site to sign up and register. This year’s show will take place on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 November at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry.

‘Firefighter Olympics’ to be hosted in London

Not only will London host the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games this year, but the capital is also set to host the biggest ever international firefighter event – the World Rescue Challenge 2012 (WRC 2012).

Global Research Update: High Challenge Storage Protection

High challenge warehouse fire protection strategies are of global concern to the fire protection community.  As new high hazard commodities appear in challenging storage arrangements, new approaches to fire protection are required. The National Fire Protection Association and the Fire Protection Research Foundation present a one day seminar on recent global research to address this challenge. The seminar will take place in Paris, France in Paris on June 27th, 2012, in cooperation with the European Fire Sprinkler Network conference at the Marriott Rive Gauche.

International Water Mist Association - annual conference

The IWMA's annual event will take place 14-15 November in Barcelona.

FABIG publishes technical meetings

Next meeting will be held in Scotland in June, on new developments in fire resistant materials.

Securing Asia, 25th -27th June, 2012, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, UK

Securing Asia 2012 is a first of its kind initiative. An opportunity for the Asian Security sector to interact in a neutral forum with Western solution providers of all sizes from prime contractors to SMEs, Securing Asia 2012 will host Government delegates, renowned academics and leading businessmen for a unique three day intelligence, technology and trade Summit.

Motorcycling firefighters ‘RideSMART’

On April 26 firefighters from across the UK will converge on Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Road Safety Centre in Winchester for a one-day conference dedicated to motorbike safety. 

International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security – ITSS

Tunnels are critical parts of our growing infrastructure network. They create challenges for incident prevention and management, fire protection and security against attacks or sabotage. On the 14-16th March this year SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden is once again organising the International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security – ISTSS.

Fire safety experts stage EC transport event

Major European mass transit initiative to develop new approaches in fire safety engineering nears completion.

5th International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security

Tunnels are critical parts of our growing infrastructure network. They create challenges for incident prevention and management, fire protection and security against attacks or sabotage. On the 14-16th March this year SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden is once again organising the International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security – ISTSS.

Intersec Dubai 2012 – highlights

19,591 trade visitors made their way to the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre for the 2012 edition of Intersec – an 18% per cent increase than at the previous event in 2011.

Review – Aerial Firefighting Airshow & Conference, 25-26 January, California

Tangent Link has chalked up another first in its long running series of International Aerial Firefighting Conferences with the presentations complemented by a combined fly in of firefighting aircraft and aerial demonstrations covered by CNN, writes Terry Loughran -Tangent Link's Strategic Military Advisor.

BlueLightCamp to debut at British APCO 2012

New social media forum is a totally new, day-long ‘unconference’ style event that offers a free, open and fluidic day of sharing experiences, thoughts and best practice across all Blue Light Services.

Siemens seminar on automated fixed fire extinguishing systems - UK

As part of its ongoing focus on sharing best practice and expertise, the Siemens Building Technologies division is holding a seminar on 24 November focussing on automated fixed fire extinguishing systems.

CSB to hold Webinar on Wednesday October 19 to release Texas Tech laboratory accident case study

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will release its final investigation into the January 7, 2010, Texas Tech laboratory accident that severely injured a graduate student at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

Indiana-based Fire Smoke Coalition to raise dangers of fire smoke in the UK

A life-saving training event for firefighters will concentrate on the dangers of HCN and CO exposure – Greater Manchester FRS, 26 October.

ETANKFIRE workshop dates announced for the USA

The planned workshop will take place 1st November in Kansas City.

Fire tests on train carriages

The METRO project aims to conduct comprehensive research to improve the safety of travel, work and rescue in underground railways. It is a wholly Swedish project being run over a period of three years, ending in 2012.

Energy industry event returns

One of the energy industry’s best known and most respected professional organisations has announced it is to re-launch the Offshore Achievement Awards, with the support of main sponsor Taqa Bratani.

Dust explosion hazards symposium to be hosted by NFPA and The Fire Protection Research Foundation

The two-day Dust Explosion Hazards Symposium will be  held September 20 – 21, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.

ISAF exhibition, Istanbul, Expo Center, 22-25 September

The 15th International Security, Fire, Emergency, Search-Rescue and RFID Exhibition ISAF will be held on 22-25 September 2011 at the Istanbul Expo Center. The exhibition will showcase the latest developments and technology Turkish and international companies.

Hughes Safety Showers and Notduschen exhibit at A+A

Hughes Safety Showers, together with its German subsidiary Hughes Notduschen, will be showing a wide range of Emergency Showers and Eyebath/facewash units at A+A 2011, held in Düsseldorf Germany from 18 to 21 October 2011 - Hall 6 Stand D15.

AVEVA World Summits 2011 registration now open

Aveva, a leader in engineering design and information management solutions for the plant, power and marine industries, announced today that registration for the AVEVA World Summits 2011 is open. The Summits will be held in Copenhagen 17-19 October, Rio de Janeiro 25-27 October and Singapore 8–10 November.

Places still available: Gas, vapour and dust explosion hazards – protection, mitigation and prediction

Part of the (UK) University of Leed’s Fire & Explosion Engineering MSc programme, this standalone week course runs Monday 4th until Friday 8th April 2011.

International Firex is back

This biennial event will be a chance for fire safety specialists, including installers, specifiers, consultants and those responsible for fire safety in their work premises, to discover the very latest innovative fire safety solutions.

Olympic venue in London becomes new scene for UK Rescue Challenge 2011

London Fire Brigade is to host the UK Rescue Challenge, the most prestigious rescue competition in the firefighter calendar. Held at the award winning ExCel Centre in London’s Docklands in September, the two day event promises to be the biggest and best yet since it was first held in 2002. 

Life Connections – Something for everyone

With nine separate conferences/seminars to chose from and, delegates rates starting from only £30.00, Life Connections 2011 has a great deal to offer bearing in mind the majority of conferences/seminars will provide CPD accreditation. 

CSB to consider the Bayer CropScience final investigation report and recommendations

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has announced that it will hold a public meeting on January 20, 2011, in Institute, West Virginia, to present the final report and recommendations from its investigation of the August 28, 2008, chemical processing tank explosion at the Bayer CropScience facility in Institute that fatally injured two workers. 

CSB announces expert panel participants for December 15 hearing on regulation of offshore oil and gas safety practices

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today announced the panel participants for its daylong public hearing entitled “Regulatory Approaches to Offshore Oil and Gas Safety” which will be held on December 15, 2010 in Washington, DC. The hearing is part of the CSB’s ongoing investigation into the April 20, 2010, fire and explosion on the Deepwater Horizon that killed 11 workers.

International User Conference 2010

On September 30, 2010, E-Semble organized the 'International User Conference 2010'. In an old high-tech equipped factory in Delft, they received over 80 customers and partners from Holland and abroad for a spectacular and festive program.

Interschutz to be held in Hannover for the next 15 years

Interschutz 2015, 2020 and 2025 will be held in Hannover, following a decision by the German Fire Service Association during this year's Interschutz.

Rescue Action a master class

Another all action ‘Master Class’ event is being held in Charlotte, NC, USA on October 2nd to 9th this year, where we always receive the warmest of welcomes from Charlotte FD’s Chief Jon Hannan, and Kurt Walton, Charlotte City Manager – writes David Lane. 

Humanitarian & Disaster Response Technologies

This event brings international civil and military humanitarian and disaster response organisations together for cooperation, in order to understand and to highlight the latest technologies available to successfully conduct disaster response operations in Africa.

Free seminar: Environmental Impact of Fluorinated Fire Fighting Foams

The seminar will take place on Wednesday August 25 (0900-1300) at Copenhagen Airport’s administration building’s auditorium.

Hazards XXII call for papers

Abstracts are now being accepted for poster and oral presentations at the Hazards XXII symposium. 'Hazards XXII: process safety and environmental protection' takes place on 11-14 April 2011 in Manchester, UK.

Final Programme for FABIG Technical Meeting covering 'Ignition': 28th and 29th of April 2010 in Aberdeen, London and via webcast

The meeting will cover "Ignition" and will be a half day event held on Wednesday the 28th of April 2010 in Aberdeen and on Thursday the 29th in London and via live webcast (registering for the webcast also enables subsequent access to a video recording of the event for two weeks).


Once every five years firefighters from all over the world gather in Germany to attend Interschutz, the world’s largest fire, rescue and emergency exhibition. This summer from the 7th to the 12th of June, Interschutz is to be held in Leipzig at the Leipzig Exhibition Centre, where over 1,139 exhibitors from 45 different countries will have the latest technology and services on show. Apart from the latest equipment and services, spectacular demonstrations will be held around five fully booked halls.   

NFPA Conference & Expo Headed for Las Vegas

Presented by ROC-NFPA, LLC, the 2010 NFPA Conference & Expo begins Monday, June 7 and concludes Thursday, June 10, at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South. More than 5,000 fire and life safety professionals are expected to attend.

CBRN Resilience 2010 – 29 - 30 June 2010, CCT Smithfield, London, UK

A February 2010 report by Visiongain valued sales in the global CBRN defence market at a staggering $7.9 billion for 2009 and analysts anticipate that this figure will only grow as the technology available to would-be terrorists expands.

Diary date: Fire & Rescue 2010 - 29 – 30 June 2010, Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate

Fire & Rescue, the UK’s official exhibition and conference for the fire and rescue industry, will take place at the Harrogate International Centre from 29 – 30 June 2010. Hosted in partnership with the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA), the Fire Protection Association (FPA) and the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), Fire & Rescue 2010 will provide industry professionals with a focused opportunity to see and test the latest products and services and learn about recent industry developments free-of-charge.

Presentations Firefighting Foam Conference

The presentations from the Firefighting Foam Conference, held  at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton in June are now available.

Report from the Aerial Firefighting Conference

As Chairman of Tangent Link, Rear Admiral Terry Laughran provides an in-depth report on the last Aerial Firefighting Conference held in Rome last November.

A stairway to safety

A record 55,800 visitors attended the A+A show in Dusseldorf recently, not bad in these trying times, especially when considering the organisers’ remarks that a growing attendance was from non-European countries. One in four visitors came from outside Germany, visiting some 1,500 exhibitors from 62 countries.

Ready for an inferno with the Hellbeaters

Manufactured by Dutch company Fischcon, the units also required the rolling out of 1,500 metre long eight-inch hoses – all of the eight from a trailer unit. No small task for the men and women of the Unified Industrial/Harbour Fire Department (Gezamelijke Brandweer/ UFD) Rotterdam.

Exprotection in expansion

The biannual show now is expected to attract over 25,000 visitors and 800 exhibitors from all risk management sectors you can imagine, meaning that there should be something for everyone.

Ready to drop into Dubai?

With a bit of luck President Bush won’t be showing his face in Dubai as part of a well-intentioned Middle East Peace Tour, as happened last year. The last-minute declaration of a national holiday resulted in extensive road closures – and only the most intrepid made it on that day.

Events Calendar

15 – 16 September
Fire Crime in Europe
Location: Marriott Gosforth Park Hotel, Newcastle, UK
Organiser: Northumberland Fire, Laboratoire Central de le Prefecture de Police (FR), Northumbria Police (UK)
Contact: Sarah Byrne
Tel: +44 (0)1904 611953
Email: arsonconference


Preparing for the worst case scenario

Corporate manslaughter
Tim Hill, regulatory associate from Eversheds Crisis Management Service, talked about the implications of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 which came into force in the UK in April 2008.

Global level networking

The IAFC, tells F&R that it has put together an exciting program of international sessions and speakers, in conjunction with the Institution of Fire Engineers.

Liverpool opens arms for games

Dave Robinson joined the fire service 34 years ago when he was just 16, and he is now an Area Manager for Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service. He has been involved with the Games for three years since the time of the initial bid, and has now been working full-time on the project for the last 18 months.