2017 International Water Mist Conference

This year’s International Water Mist Conference will take place in Rome, Italy, on 25th and 26th October. The venue will be the Barceló Aran Mantegna Hotel. The programme, which features a manifoldness of topics, is now online. The presentations that…

Kiwa tests NOFIRNO sealing system successfully for use in explosion-risk environments

Sealing systems are used in a whole range of sectors, from offshore and shipbuilding to construction and industry. ATEX directive requirements can be imposed for specific uses in environments where there is a risk of explosion. Kiwa has thus investigated…

Evac+Chair International’s MBO embraces team in future growth

Evac+Chair International, the market leader in manufacturing life safety products, has been bought out by business partners Gerard Wallace and Ian Thompson. The business was bought utilising outside funding, having acquired the shares from the previous owner and managing director…

Book Review: Busy as Hell by Mike Foley

When Mike Foley was a child and lost something, his mother would say, “It’s just stuff.”  However, when he lost a marriage, a job, and three generations’ worth of family heirlooms, it’s not easy.  Yet at age 69, the former…

Book Review: Euro Firefighter 2: 6,701 Building Fires

Euro Firefighter 2: 6,701 Building Fires is Paul Grimwood’s follow-up to Euro Firefighter: Fire Tactics and Training Manual. In this new volume, Paul Grimwood examines fire engineering and firefighting tactics to investigate how the ever-changing built environment is shaping current and future…

Edesix launch new Videotag at IFSEC 2017

The body worn camera specialist will also be showcasing its new X Series and ONStream products at IFSEC 2017 at Excel London from 20th – 22nd June 2017 on Stand No. E350 Edesix, a market leader in the provision of body worn camera…

Grenfell Tower: ASFP statement

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) wishes to convey its sincere condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower tragedy and to pay tribute to the bravery and professionalism of the fire service.…

Book Review: I Can’t Save You, But I‘ll Die Trying: The American Fire Culture

I Can’t Save You, But I’ll Die Trying: The American Fire Culture is a collection of essays representing years of fire-service experience including operations, prevention, education, safety, leadership, culture, and philosophy giving readers, both civilian and firefighters, a new understanding…

Urgent recommendations for EU policy changes following Grenfell Tower fire

Fire Safe Europe offers its sincere condolences to the families of victims and conveys its deepest sympathy to those injured or otherwise affected by the devastating Grenfell Tower fire in London. We also commend the excellent work of the firefighters,…

FSF renews calls for ADB review with new campaign brochure

The Fire Sector Federation is continuing its long-running campaign for a review of Approved Document B (ADB) to the Building Regulations, following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire The Federation has produced a brochure, “Why does Approved Document B need to…

Grenfell Tower Fire: Statement from the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE)

The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) wishes to send its condolences to all of those who have been affected in this week’s Grenfell Tower tragedy. We extend our thoughts to the emergency services who showed extreme courage and professionalism whilst…

UK to hold inquiry into London tower block fire as death toll rises to 17

By Alistair Smout and Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday promised a public inquiry into a fire that gutted a 24-storey apartment block killing at least 17 people, as the government faced questions about how…

Facebook launches disaster maps to help aid workers save lives

By Magdalena Mis LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Facebook on Wednesday launched disaster maps – an initiative aimed at helping humanitarian organisations save lives in emergencies. “When there’s a flood, earthquake, fire or other natural disaster, response organisations need accurate…

Landslide, floods kill 156 in Bangladesh, India; toll could rise

By Ruma Paul and Zarir Hussain DHAKA/GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – Heavy rains have triggered a series of landslides and floods in Bangladesh and neighbouring northeast India, killing at least 156 people over two days, and officials warned on Wednesday the…

Grenfell Tower Fire: Statement from the Fire Sector Federation

The Fire Sector Federation (FSF) wishes to send its condolences to all those affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy. We also wish to praise the fire service for its prompt and professional response. Although a fire on such a scale…

908 Devices Introduces Next-Generation HPMS Device for the First Responder Community

908 Devices, a pioneer of analytical devices for chemical and biomolecule analysis, today announced the release of MX908TM, a second-generation handheld chemical detection and identification device powered by the Company’s patented and award-winning high-pressure mass spectrometry (HPMSTM) technology. Designed for…

Some dead, at least 50 taken to hospital, as fire engulfs London tower block

By Kylie MacLellan and Lina Saigol LONDON (Reuters) – Fire engulfed a 24-storey block of flats in central London on Wednesday, killing some people, injuring at least 50 more and trapping some residents asleep inside the towering inferno. Flames licked…

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