Experts on fires in vehicles meet in Baltimore

Fire safety in vehicles is an issue all over the world. Fires in vehicles pose a significant threat to life and property. Recently, fires in buses have been in focus due to catastrophic incidents, for example in Germany. A nightmare…

Middle East security, safety, and fire protection markets on double-digit growth paths as countdown begins to Intersec 2017

The Middle East market for security, safety, and fire protection is on track for double digit growth over the next four years, as regional governments and the private sector look for improved technologies to better protect assets, people, businesses, and…

Three killed, more than 100 hurt in New Jersey train crash

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Three people were killed and more than 100 people were injured, some of them critically, when a New Jersey Transit train derailed and crashed through the station in Hoboken, New Jersey during the morning rush hour…

‘Responding to a thimbleful or a lorry load? The value of proportionate advice in chemical incident response’

The majority of chemical incidents attended by emergency service crews typically involve spills between 1 and 25 litres. However, most chemical hazard databases only provide advice on handling spills of 200 litres or more. This often leads emergency services to…

FIRST™ Flashover Alarm increases Firefighter Protection

Alerts firefighters to the risk of flashover, provides emergency location of immobilised firefighters and enhances warning communication between comrades Protection for firefighters in flashover situations is improved by the launch of a unique warning system developed by IntelliMon, the new…

How Residents Made Access Easier in 25 Minutes

Adlington House, in Cheshire, is an apartment block designed for older people. The residents live in private flats, and continue to live independently, with the reassurance of tailored care and support available if required. Something, however, started to restrict the…

Trelleborg Receives UL Certification for DryFoam™

Trelleborg applied technologies operation has received UL certification for DryFoam™, a passive fire protection system designed for vapor suppression and fire prevention. Robert Kelly, General Manager of Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation in Boston comments: “DryFoam™ underwent extensive testing during the…

16th International Water Mist Conference: Packed with Highlights

Ragnar Wighus, President of the International Water Mist Association (IWMA), has announced that the 17th International Water Mist Conference (IWMC) will take place in Rome, Italy, on 20th and 21st September 2017. During the previous two days, 100 attendees from…

Stop Tanker Truck Leaks Fast with the DQE Adjustable Dome Clamp

When a MC 306 and DOT 406 tanker truck carrying hazardous chemicals is involved in an accident and rolls over, the danger of chemicals leaking from the dome lid is high. A dome clamp is used to prevent leakage and…

Safety Design in Buildings, Cairo Conference October 17, 2016

SDiB is the leading debating platform for safety and fire professionals in the construction industry. Initiated in collaboration with Intersec in 2012, the Safety Design in Buildings conference campaign debates safety standards and practices in the built environment. Expert Talks…

BASEC appointed Construction Products Regulation notified body

The British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC), has been designated by the UK Government Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) as a Notified Body for conducting cable testing to the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and a Notified Body for…

Building design must respond to risks posed by balcony fires, says new report

Balconies are a growing feature of urban development as designers strive to harness precious outdoor space, especially in high rise buildings. But careful consideration must be given to materials and structural design to mitigate the risk of a balcony fire…

Skyscrapers Asia Summit 2017

Equip Global Pte Limited is pleased to announce that we are organising the Leading Skyscrapers Asia Summit on 21-24 February 2017 in Singapore. Year on year, we are seeing Asia drastically outperforming all other regions in Skyscraper construction. For example,…

ICL Advanced Additives wins $6.2M contract from US Air Force

ICL have announced that its ICL Advanced Additives business unit (“ICL AA”) was awarded a $6.2M contract from the US Air Force (USAF) to supply 418,000 gallons of ICL AA’s Phos-Chek firefighting foam for firefighting vehicles and fire station foam…

Firefighting foam under fire for link to water contamination injuries

Foam caused shutdown of drinking wells at Wright-Patterson and will no longer be used at the base. Defense Department has launched a nationwide investigation. A fire suppressant foam linked to the shutdown of two drinking water wells at Wright-Patterson Air Force…

GSSI announces updated LifeLocator® TRx

GSSI, the world’s leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, announces an updated version of LifeLocator® TRx, the portable rugged search and rescue tool that detects the presence of life under collapsed structures. Using the principles of ultra-wideband (UWB)…

Fire safety in wind power stations an unexplored area

Wind power is a growing source of renewable energy in Europe. Therefore, optimization and the opportunity of reducing disruptions in wind energy production are of great interest. Fire is one threat to wind energy production that, until now, has almost…

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