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Elkhart Brass have produced a HydroBlast Remote Control Monitor System for fire protection and cleaning needs.  The product is suitable for fire protection applications, construction equipment and dust mitigation. The HydroBlast Remote Control Monitor is seen to be extremely reliable/ efficient and can be suited to...

Inim’s range of fire panels is now compatible with the Alarm Signalling of CSL. The Italian’s manufacturers range to work with the new DualCom Pro Range as well as WebWay products. Graham Bolton, CSL’s International Director, commented: “We are delighted to announce CSL’s integration with Inim,...

The reference legislation for the Fire Detection and Alarm Systems sector steers designers ever more towards alarm signalling systems that are capable of warning building occupants in a targeted and detailed way, with greater attention paid to the correct distribution of alarm sounders, the appropriate...

Misuse of manual call points or pull stations is a very significant factor in false or nuisance fire alarms. During 2015/2016, the Fire and Rescue Service attended 214,100 fire false alarms in England, which represents 40% of their total attendances during the year. In fact, from 1st January 2019 the London Fire Brigade (LFB)...

As of May 2020, all buildings above 11m will now require sprinklers. The Approved Document B set out by the Government has reduced the level from 30m to 11m in order to improve health and safety within high-rise buildings. The change has come after pauses...

In addition to the published 3rd edition of the BRANDSCHUTZ pocket in February 2017 the English-language edition FIRE PROTECTION pocket ’Summary of fire protection coatings’ was published and is available as a free PDF-download. > FIRE PROTECTION pocket [PDF] or as a printed brochure in postcard size. We...

In May 2018, Rudolf Hensel GmbH, as the world’s first manufacturer of reactive steel fire protection coating systems, exceeded the American market requirement of up to 4 hours by an additional 90 minutes according to the UL263 standard. The April 2018 test aimed at extending...

As the Abbco Tower building in the UAE engulfed in flames, residents were lucky to escape. The alarm was said to be raised at 17.00GMT on the 5th of May 2020. It took less than 3 hours to get the fire under control. Once all...

Compressed Air Foam manufacturer Intelagard, will give away up to $75,000 in decontamination equipment to first responders to aid in the CAUSE of rebuilding our global economy.  Intelagard is giving away up to $75,000 in fire suppression and decontamination equipment to first responders. Dennis Smagac, President...

Iran’s media reported that while out on a training exercise in the Gulf of Oman, a missile was fired and hit a support vessel. 19 Iranians were killed and 15 wounded as a result of this. The friendly fire incident happened on Sunday, 790 miles...

In March 2016 AUDAX-Keck GmbH merged with Rudolf Hensel GmbH. The aim of the merger was to use the current synergies to the benefit of our customers, this means that you have access to RENITHERM® and HENSOTHERM® / HENSOMASTIK® fire protection systems and will therefore...

Firefighters struggled more than two days to extinguish a forest fire that broke out in the 2,600 square kilometre exclusion zone that was established at Chernobyl in Belarus after the 1986 nuclear power plant disaster. There were no reports of injuries among the 200 people who...

A fire which started in a 15-acre rental car storage area at Southwest Florida in America damaged an estimated 3,500 vehicles and needed 80 drops of water from the local fire aviation unit to extinguish. Initial report suggested the blaze was caused by a car being...

Eighteen firefighters and a farm worker acting as their guide died while battling a 1000 hectare forest fire in China's Sichuan province, A year to the week after 30 firefighters died battling a blaze in the same area, the latest victims were reported to have been...

The UK’s national fire safety organisation, the Fire Protection Association is offering businesses its wealth of knowledge and advice. Of particular relevance to the coronavirus crisis is “Unauthorised occupation of non-residential premises” – a guide to managing the risk, which is available as a free...

A must-have in green building design, solar chimneys can slash energy costs up to 50%. Now research reveals they could also help save lives in a building fire. In a world-first, researchers designed a solar chimney optimised for both energy saving and fire safety, as part...

Upgraded solution drives safer, more profitable oil storage terminal operations through automation Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2020 -- Honeywell today announced new capabilities that further improve integration and security, and enable compliant, reliable and accurate tank inventory operations for oil storage terminal operations. Built on...

Nestled in the glorious countryside of Southern Ireland sits the Curragh Race Course. Initially founded in the coffee rooms of Kildare, the Irish Turf Club was quickly established as the governing body for horse racing throughout Ireland. The first recorded race on the plain took...

Intersec Saudi Arabia will be postponed until September, according show organisers Messe Frankfurt. The decision has been made due to growing concerns and travel restrictions brought about by the continuing spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) The show, which was due to open at the RICEC Riyadh...

Play on the third day of the qualifiers for the high profile Australian Open tennis tournament was completely cancelled because of the ‘unhealthy’ quality of the ‘smoke filled’ air caused by the country’s ongoing bushfire crisis. The danger to players had been highlighted 24 hours earlier...

A battery operated mobile phone bank has been blamed for starting a fire in the cabin of a Virgin Atlantic flight that was forced to make an emergency landing at Boston airport in America. Despite smoke filling the jet’s cabin all 217 passengers were safely evacuated...

A fire that raged quickly through a barn at a poultry farm in the American state of Michigan killed around 300,000 hens before firefighters could control it. About 50 people who worked in the cage-free barn were evacuated safely and the fire was prevented from spreading...

Dubai police seized more than 25,000 fake fire prevention products during two raids carried out on warehouses in the Raz Al Khor Industrial area The raids were part of a wider police department exercise to cut down counterfeiting and forgery groups that saw a wide ranger...

Firefighters at Egypt’s Sharm El Sheikh airport were praised for their speedy reaction when a plane belonging to Ukraine’s SkyUp airline developed a fire as it was landing. The flames were from a tyre on which hydraulic oil had been leaked but they were extinguished before...

More than 160 people had to be evacuated when fire broke out in a residential building and neighbouring premises  in the Al Hamra area of Umm Al Quwain. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. However, fire chief Colonel DR Sim...

One person died after a car flipped over and caught fire near the Trade Centre roundabout in Dubai causing heavy lunchtime traffic delays in the area. Although firefighters rushed to the scene and controlled the blaze they were not able to save the driver because...

An early morning fire that was reportedly caused by an electrical power surge burned 12 corpses among the 102 bodies being kept in a mortuary at a teaching hospital complex in Osun State, Nigeria. It was only the speeding intervention of the college’s in-house security and...

At least 65 passengers died when a fire ripped through three carriages of a train travelling between the cities of Karachi and Rawalpindi in Pakistan. Sheik Rashid Ahmed, Pakistan’s minister for railways, said that the fire was started by the explosion of a portable gas cyclinder...

Two Emirati brothers, aged three and one-and-a-half years old, died in the Mina area of Abu Dhabi after being left alone in a vehicle with its engine running and later caught fire. Alerted to the incident police and civil defence reached the scene very quickly and...

Every year, thousands of volunteer fire fighters give up their free time and risk their lives to help their follow citizens and Australian Pump Industries, decided to find out what makes a fire fighting volunteer tick! The company launched a programme to pull entries from volunteer...

A factory fire killed 19 workers in the eastern Chinese county of Ninghai, despite the government’s crackdown on safety precautions that have to be introduced in oil and chemical industrial sites. The policy was introduced after a 2015 explosion in a Tianjin chemical warehouse in 2015...

Three neighbouring governments answered an appeal for help as the Chouf and Metri regions of Lebanon were hit by a series of massive wildfires described by Civil Defence director Raymond Khattar as the ‘worst to have hit the country in decades.’ Cyprus , Italy and Greece...

The smokey atmosphere created by the huge wildfires that have swept through bushland in California has become a problem for the state’s winemakers even though many of their vinyards have escaped direct damage from the blazes. According to the California Association of Winegrape Growers most vintners...

More than 9,500 residents living within a 12-mile radius of an ammunition dump in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia had to be evacuated after fires broke out in stores housing an estimated 55,000 artillery shells. There were only six reports of injuries, with none of them...

An early morning fire killed five children aged between eight month and seven years as they slept in a day care centre in the town of Erie in the American state of Pennsylvania. It was later reported that the blaze struck only eight months after the...

A series of explosions sparked by a fire at a warehouse storing weapons and ammunition killed one person and injured 29 people in south Baghdad  The fire also ignited several rockets which emerged from the building and struck neighbourhoods several miles away inuring several children. A...

A fierce blaze which swept through the plastic roofs of a slum in the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, destroyed about 15,000 homes and left  50,000 people homeless. It took firefighter more than six hours to extinguish the flames but no deaths were reported  because a lot...

More than 200 passengers who were about to board plane at Beijing Airport were forced by a fire to abandon their plans to fly to Tokyo. As they approached the A330-300 belonging to Air China smoke started to emerge from a cargo area at the front...

Fishing boats and passing ships, were alerted by coastguards who had no patrols nearby, rescued 245 people from a burning ferry in southern Philippine waters, but a one-year-old girl and two other people died. The fire had started in the ferry’s engine room soon after it...

A massive fire ripped through destroyed the rows of port cabins housing nearly 1,000 workers employed by Darwish Engineering on the Sharjah-Ajman border, a few kilometres away from the Sharjah Investment Centre.  There were no casualties but all the workers had to be found temporary accommodation...

Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation into the dive boat fire that killed 34 people off the Southern California coast. The Department of Justice have confirmed it was participating in the joint investigation. This comes after agents searched the offices of the boat's owner, Truth...

At least 13 people died and dozens more were injured after a suspected arson attack on an animation studio in Kyoto, Japan. Police said that after a man broke into the Kyoto Animation studio and sprayed an unidentified liquid inside the three-storey building which was...

Volvo has launched a worldwide recall of more than half a million four-cylinder diesel cars after discovering a fault that could lead to them catching fire. The cars sold over the past five years have a plastic engine manifold which the Swedish manufacturers says ‘can...

One of America’s leading nuclear research stations had to be shut down as a precaution after a wildfire blazed through 90,000 acres of grassland nearby. All the laboratory staff were evacuated safely as from the site in the state of Idaho and firefighters prevented the flames...

The chief architect of France’s historic monuments is afraid the vaulted ceilings of the fire ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris could collapse in the heat wave that has been sweeping across Europe. Phillippe Villeneuve said the Cathedral’s walls are still saturated with water sprayed by...

Local legislation could impede first responders from having priority on commercial networks because of national laws to protect net neutrality. A new white paper from The Critical Communications Association (TCCA) says countries are increasingly looking at the option of using existing commercial mobile networks for broadband...

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