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Austrian affiliate of Magirus wins 1.5 million Euro vehicle contract for Austrian fire brigades

Magirus Lohr, the Austrian affiliate from Magirus, the German vehicle manufacturer, has won a contract from the Austrian Federal Proc

Emerson acquires Spectrex

Buyout of premium flame and open gas detectors manufacturer Spectrex has been completed for an undisclosed amount.

CAAI unveils new online licensing system for aviation authorities

A new electronic licensing system for National Aviation Authorities (NAA) that allows aviation professionals to apply, renew and manage licences online has been launched by Civil Aviation Authority International (CAAI) and New Zealand-based technology partner, Aspeq.

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Ready for the new chemical warning labels?

Final phase of the transition to the UN's Global Harmonised System has begun.

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Industrial Fire Journal, Autumn 2015 issue has been published

The market-leading international publication covering response and fire protection for high-risk industry is available to read online. Or you can download it here.

Portable gas detector with IP68 rating

The Gas Alert Microclip X3 is a portable multi-gas detector with a newly-developed mechnical oxygen sensor and a five-year life expectancy.

Will the UK’s future fire and rescue services be run by the police?

Prime Minister David Cameron launches consultation to force further collaboration between the emergency services.

Statoil selects fire detection supplier

Winner of four-year framework will supply fixed fire and gas detection systems for north European oil fields.

US$7 million project to co-locate emergency services

Cumbria County Council is leading a project to construct a co-located emergency response centre in Ulverston, north-west England.

The future of fire detection is about having the right profile

Tyco Fire Protection Products is launching the new Zettler Profile fire detection control panel range to meet market demands in the Asia Pacific Region. 

First rural fire tender with CAFS system for Tasmania on show at AFAC

Hino will display a new fire service truck at the Australian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) conference being held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 1 to 3 September.

Back to Xtreme school

For the first time Williams Fire & Hazard Control is to host its Xtreme Industrial Fire & Hazard Training School in Europe.

Essex FRS hits the ‘hot spot’

Essex Fire & Rescue in southeast England has made a significant investment in safety by purchasing 80 advanced thermal imaging cameras.

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AFOA announces most exciting conference programme up to date

The Airport Fire Officers Association (AFOA) has announced the speaker programme for its annual conference (Hilton, London Gatwick Airport, January 20-21, 2016). It is promising to be the best event in the AFOA's 18-year history of setting benchmarks and improving standards for the airport firefighting and rescue industry.

UK fire service signs ten-year contract for head-to-toe firefighter clothing

Cambridgeshire FRS selects UK company Bristol Uniforms to supply its 600 full-time/retained firefighters with kit in Spring 2016.

Interim report on Australia’s toxic fire training college

The Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Committee of Victoria, Australia makes three recommendations for immediate action regarding CFA Training College, Fiskville.

UK Fire Industry Association publishes new guidance on fire safety law

The FIA’s leaflet provides an introduction to fire safety law in England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

Sprinkler market on the up

The global fire sprinkler market is expected to grow from $6.47 billion in 2014 to $11.04 billion by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate of 9.36% between 2015 and 2020.

Solberg extends foam concentrate product line

INTERSCHUTZ LAUNCH:The Solberg Company, a producer of  firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware, announced at Interschutz 2015 in Hannover, Germany the company has achieved EN and IMO Certification on the company’s Re-Healing RF3x3% FP ATC and RF3x6% FP ATC foam concentrates.

Bronto Skylift reaches for the sky at Interschutz 2015

Bronto Skylift will launch two brand aerial platform units at Interschutz. The company will also exhibit its range of existing aerial platforms, and their accessories during the show.

A voyage of driver training discovery around the world

The last year has seen UK-based Emergency Response Driver Training Limited (ERDT) undertaking a mammoth voyage around the globe to provide driver and instructor training accredited by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RosPA).

Industrial Fire Journal, Summer 2015 issue has been published

The market-leading international publication covering response and fire protection for high-risk industry is available to read online. Or you can download it here.

Exova acquires BM Trada

The testing, calibration and advisory services provider has acquired the supplier of certification schemes and building products testing services for approx. $US33m.

Fixed protection for recycling plants

INSTALLATION NEWS German environmental services company Tönsmeier has installed fixed fire extinguishing systems at three sorting and recycling facilities.

Extinguishers to be greener in the UK

Regulations dealing with the procedures and technical requirements for refilling portable fire extinguishers have been revised in the UK in a ‘landmark for common sense and sustainability for our planet’s resources’.

A step too far?

Just as the US Government is reinforcing the EPA PFOA Stewardship Program with regulations the European Chemicals Agency is holding a public consultation on even stricter regulations that could seriously impact foam manufacturers and users, writes Tom Cortina of the Fire Fighting Foam Coalition.

Residential attic and exterior fire hazards course released

The UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute has released new online course: Residential Attic and Exterior Fire Hazards

Tsunami alert for the Philippines

Solar-powered alarm horns provide the final link for the Philippines’ tsunami warning system.

Fire, chemical and biological protection at Interschutz 2015

INTERSCHUTZ 2015: DuPont Protection Technologies will be presenting its next-generation range of Nomex heat and flame protection as well as its Tyvek and Tychem chemical and biological apparel offerings.

LNG emergency and incident response guidelines for inland navigation

The results of a recent LNG emergency and incident response study are a big step forward in LNG safety for Europe.

European Task Group set up for passive fire protection products

Draft mandate calls for standards for protective coatings, fire protective boards and fire stopping seals.

New FAQ for NFPA 704 available for download

The NFPA 704 “diamond” provides a tried and tested method for warning emergency responders of the hazards they could encounter during a spill or fire involving a hazardous material.

A marriage made in heaven

Pierce Velocity pumper arrives at its new home in the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

UNDP announces ‘5-10-50’ – new global programme in support of disaster resilience

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has announced work a new 10-year global programme in support of country efforts to reduce the risk of disasters.

Australian firefighters warned of cancer-causing chemical in protective clothing used for fighting wildfires

A study found protective clothing could contain formaldehyde if it had been treated with an additive called Proban – AFAC releases Safety Alert.

25 years of fire protection and response – get involved!

In this special anniversary issue (25 years and the 100th issue) plus it's our INTERSCHUTZ special – Industrial Fire Journal will be reviewing the most significant technical advances that have taken place over the last 25, as well as attempt some crystal-ball gazing.

Industrial Fire Journal, Spring 2015 issue has been published

The market-leading international publication covering response and fire protection for high-risk industry is available to read online and download straight on to your computer.

Ricardo-AEA to provide 24/7 chemical risk support for UK Ministry of Defence

Ricardo-AEA’s chemical risk practice, the National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC), has won a three-year contract to provide the UK  Ministry of Defence (MoD) with emergency telephone advice – the contract includes global, multilingual support 24-hours a day, seven-days a week as well as access to the NCEC’s hazardous chemicals database.

Water Pollution Management Service Launched

A specialist service has been launched by Hydro International, based in Clevedon, UK, to help industrial and commercial sites avoid the devastating environmental and financial consequences of inadequate pollution spill containment. 

The Airport Fire Officers Conference is moving to London Gatwick Airport

The next Airport Fire Officers Conference will be held from January 20-21, 2016, however, instead of its usual venue in Dublin, the event is moving to the Hilton at London Gatwick, UK.

BBA pumps delivers nine mobile disaster relief units to Belgian nuclear power plant

Working closely together with the Belgian distributor Rental Pumps, BBA Pumps has recently completed one of the most demanding projects in its history – the delivery of nine mobile disaster relief pumping systems. These pumps are supplied to provide an extra level of safety in a large nuclear power plant.

New UK search and rescue helicopter launched

The launch of the civilian UK search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service was held on Thursday 26 February 2015 during a ceremony held at the new SAR base at Humberside Airport.

The new Leader Hasty seismic sensor for enhanced search capability

After launching the Hasty 2 sensors version, French search and rescue company Leader has further expanded its range by launching the version 3 wireless seismic sensor.

Senior fire officers to consider historic agreement between Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

A historic partnership with Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service will be considered by Hampshire's fire authority on Friday, February 20, 2015.

‘Industry can do much better’

US Chemical Safety Board releases update on its ongoing investigation into the fatal methyl mercaptan release that took place at the DuPont facility in La Porte on November 15, 2014.

Oshkosh secures number of military ARFF orders

The Australian Defense Force (ADF) is to replace its fleet of aircraft transportable ARFF vehicles while the US Air Force opts for Strikers with ultra high pressure systems.

Fire Fighting Enterprises becomes FFE

New year, new name for specialist smoke and flame detection company

Draft fire fighting foam policy for Queensland and Western Australia

DRAFT PAPER NOW AVAILABLE: Second draft of Management of Firefighting Foam Policy prepared by the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection in conjunction with the Western Australia Department of Environment Regulation is now downloadable.

Is fire fighting foam policy in parts of Australia about to get much tougher?

Comment sought by 9th of February on second draft of Management of Firefighting Foam Policy.

Exova Warringtonfire extends smoke and toxicity testing capabilities

FIRE TESTING NEWS: Warrington laboratory builds second burn chamber and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer in light of new standard for rolling stock.