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High Rise Escape Systems Inc. –  2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners

High Rise Escape Systems Inc. won the prestigious ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award for 2017. Their self-rescue devices are designed to mitigate means of egress for anyone living or working above the 2nd floor. High Rise Escape Systems Inc. accomplish this…

Firefighters Tackle School Bus Fire in Al Mudhaibi, Eastern Oman

Firefighters were called to a developed fire in a school bus outside of the Lighthouse School for basic education in the Eastern Oman town of Al Mudhaibi. The blaze was successfully contained to the single vehicle and there were no casualties. In…

Fire Sector Organisations Share Positive View of the interim report from the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

The Fire Sector Federation, Door & Hardware Federation and Fire Industry Association have joined the Institution of Fire Engineers in voicing their support for the interim report from Dame Judith Hackitt in relation to the Independent Review of Building Regulations…

MMRA awards fire risk management system (PAS 7:2013) certificate to the UK’s Natural History Museum, UK

MMRA has awarded the Natural History Museum (NHM) in London, UK, with a fire risk management system (FRMS) certificate to Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 7:2013 standard. The NHM is the first organisation in their sector to gain certification. MMRA, a member of…

Hampshire, UK firefighter deployed in Bangladesh diphtheria crisis

A highly skilled Hampshire firefighter has been deployed to help medical efforts to combat a diphtheria outbreak in Bangladesh. Watch Manager of the Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) Simon Forster is one…

NOFIRNO system chosen as sealing for the transition from coal to biomass power plant

In terms of energy production, sustainability is what it’s all about right now. And with that sustainability and care for the environment, new types of energy are undertaking a super fast advance. Wood pellets are a good example of this.…

FM Global urges better safety test for high-rise exterior claddings that have fueled deadly building fires

Costly and sometimes fatal fires in some of the world’s newest and tallest buildings have recently been stoked by highly combustible exterior claddings chosen for aesthetics, energy efficiency, weather-proofing and cost-effectiveness—not safety.  Moreover, prevailing methods for testing the combustibility of exterior claddings…

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, UK intensifies capability with purchase of AT-Stingers

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service in the UK has completed a successful twelve-month trial of the innovative ‘AT-Stinger’ fire appliance from Rosenbauer UK – a global market leader in the supply of firefighting vehicles. The leased truck will now be purchased by…

Product Safety – No Longer A Cinderella

With product safety rising up the news agenda – and particularly in the light of recent tragedies – Electrical Safety First’s 7th annual product safety conference, Improving Product Safety in an Ever-Changing World, has cemented its role as an essential event in the…

Historic warship supplied by cable leader gets the Her Majesty the Queen’s blessing

The biggest warship ever to be built in Britain was recently commissioned by the Her Majesty the Queen in a historic ceremony – with more than 1,800 miles of cables supplied by Birtley-based AEI Cables powering the vessel. The proud…

Holmatro presents new range of cordless rescue tools

Under the name of EVO 3 Holmatro launches its next generation of cordless rescue tools. The full range consists of battery-powered cutters, spreaders, combi tools and (telescopic) rams. Compared to the previous range the new EVO 3 tools offer much…

New York Apartment Fire Claims 12 Lives

A fire in an apartment block in the Bronx borough of New York has left 12 people dead and four others critically injured. More than 160 Firefighters responded to the fire which New York City Mayor, Bill De Blasio described…

Pierce Ascendant 110-Foot Aerial Platform Purchased by Alberta, Canada’s Town of Taber Fire Dept

Pierce Manufacturing Inc. has received an order for a Pierce® Ascendant™ 110-foot single rear axle quint aerial platform from the Town of Taber Fire Department located in south-central Alberta, Canada. Built on a Pierce Enforcer™ chassis, the aerial platform delivers…


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