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Perimeter Solutions’ PHOS-CHEK FORTIFY now qualified by USDA Forest Service for application as a proactive wildfire solution

Perimeter Solutions, makers of PHOS-CHEK long-term fire retardant and other high-quality firefighting products, has announced that its ground-based long-term fire retardant PHOS-CHEK FORTIFY has been added to the USDA Forest Service (USFS) Qualified Products List (QPL), making it the first…

Seventh International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference

Dates: 17–19 May 2022 Call for Papers and Early Bird Delegates Deadline for presentation extracts 29 October 2021 (40 paper abstracts already submitted) There are a limited number of discounted early-bird discounted delegate places, which can be booked via the…

Airbus signs agreement at Expo 2020 to strengthen cross-border critical communication between GCC nations

The Secretariat General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Airbus signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the ongoing Expo 2020 Dubai to boost cross-border security coordination and communication between GCC nations, starting with a first ‘proof of concept’…

FSI 2022: call for papers

On 31 May to 1 June 2022, the EFSN and BAFSA will co-host Fire Sprinkler International 2022 in London. We look forward to welcoming over 300 delegates to an exciting programme with over 40 presentations on a wide range of…

Firefighters ‘might not be able to fight all fires’

Firefighter numbers have reached a new low since the beginning of austerity in 2010. One in five firefighter roles which existed in 2010 no longer exist, according to figures released this week, with a fall in numbers of 11,680 since…

WEG exhibits at ADIPEC 2021

Global motor and drive manufacturer WEG will exhibit at ADIPEC 2021, the world’s most influential exhibition for the oil and gas industry. Held from 15 to 18 November 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, ADIPEC will highlight the world’s…

Fighting a pandemic as well as fires

They are known for fighting the flames but fire service staff have been praised for fighting Covid-19 – after revealing they have administered 40,000 tests and vaccinations. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) have been working closely with…

Safe and sound with Sika’s fire-resistant sealant

For passive fire protection with added peace of mind, Sika’s Sikacryl-621 acrylic sealant combines exceptional fire-resistance with the added benefit of providing acoustic insulation. The phthalate-free Sikacryl-621 acrylic sealant is incredibly flexible and can offer up to four hours of…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #38, Companies that have switched over to F3 products, 1 October 2021  These listed companies have already transitioned to fluorine-free firefighting foams for their industrial facilities and corporate owned properties. Company Year Transitioned to F3 Products 3M 2018 1…

Working to make the global gear donations process work better – take GESA’s five-minute survey

GESA (Global Emergency Services Action) is an international non-profit organization that works with Emergency Services practitioners, consultants and equipment manufacturers to promote quality Emergency Services (ES) around the world. Our latest project looks at the world of donations – donations…

NFPA and State Farm team up for fifth year to promote Fire Prevention Week and its fire safety messages in hundreds of communities nationwide

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm are teaming for the fifth consecutive year to promote Fire Prevention Week, 3–9 October 2021 and its fire safety messages among thousands of communities nationwide. NFPA has been the official sponsor…

ADIPEC 2021 to welcome back the global energy sector in person

ADIPEC will return in person this year to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, bringing together experts from across the sector and giving visitors the chance to shape the future of the energy landscape. ADIPEC 2021 will convene energy professionals…

New Tyco Rapid Install Sprinklers bring simplicity and flexibility to warehouse fire protection

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings and architect of OpenBlue connected solutions, is releasing two new Tyco early-suppression, fast-response (ESFR) Rapid Install Sprinklers (RIS) for protection of warehouse and storage facilities. The Model ESFR-22 and…

Perimeter Solutions treats Reagan Ranch with PHOS-CHEK FORTIFY to provide wildfire protection

The Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara, California now has greater protection from wildfires, courtesy of Perimeter Solutions. The producers of high-quality firefighting products recently treated the 688-acre property with PHOS-CHEK FORTIFY long-term fire retardant, a ground-based retardant that is formulated…

Hochiki life safety devices play vital role in keeping hospital safe

Fitting a new life safety system to any public space can be a complex job, but when undertaking this task in a hospital, during a pandemic, the complexity increases tenfold. When Pyrotec Fire and Security were chosen as the contractors…

Intersec 2022 set to deliver industry benchmark for global safety and security industry

Intersec – the world-leading emergency services, security and safety event – will mark its return in 2022 with a groundbreaking, elevated new programme uniting global and regional leaders as they explore solutions for the rapidly evolving challenges facing the industry.…

HAIX sponsors Team GB at the British Firefighter Challenge 2021

Global functional footwear specialist HAIX has announced its sponsorship of Team GB at the British Firefighter challenge, an event that pushes firefighters to their limits while raising funds for the Fire Fighters Charity. As the official footwear sponsor of Team…


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