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    Lives are saved everyday with the critical information and training provided by PennWell’s Fire Group. The PennWell Fire Group embodies over 280 years of combined experience in the fire industry through our publications, online properties, and events. Featuring an unparalleled collection of fire service media brands devoted to covering every aspect of firefighting, the PennWell Fire Group covers the latest developments and breaking news from apparatus and equipment, to firefighter training. We hold ourselves...

    By PennWell Corporation based in Tulsa, OKLAHOMA (USA).

  • Tunnel Construction and Underground Mining Industry

    Conventional methods of firefighting have their limits when it comes to extinguishing fires in tunnels and underground railway shafts. The build-up of smoke and soot is an enormous hindrance to firefighting. Then there is the intense heat and the low concentration of oxygen because of the inertization process. In most cases the extinguisher jet cannot reach every part of the source of the fire.

    By EmiControls based in Bolzano, ITALY.

  • Fire Danger Rating / Forecasting

    For various reasons, including the changing global climate, wildfires are getting bigger, more destructive and more expensive. Effective, consistent and reliable detection of climate parameters is the key to preventing wildfires and managing the impact they have. Our equipment resides for decades in solitary confinement generally in very remote areas (often at the tops of mountains or deep within a national forest), constantly measuring and recording weather data. Once per hour, this data is transmitted back to...

    By FTS based in Victoria, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

  • Wildfire Management

    When wildfires do occur, knowing accurate weather conditions at the location of the fire not only provides a powerful tool to help control the fire, it also helps save lives. Since data from a fixed RAWS station network may not provide the granularity needed, fire management agencies will position several FTS Quick Deploy portable RAWS around the perimeter of the fire. Because they can be set up or dismantled by one person in under 15 minutes, they can be re-positioned as needed. During a wildfire, firefighting...

    By FTS based in Victoria, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

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