Fire Safety News

  • PG&E Nears Completion of Restoration Effort for Electric and Gas Customers

    As its crews continued to respond to outages caused by the devastating wildfires in Northern California, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) said Wednesday evening that it had safely restored 99 percent of electric service to customers who are able to receive power. Gas service has also been restored to approximately 80 percent of those able to receive it. Since the fires began, more than ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • FPL Completes Service Restoration to More Than 4.4 Million Customers Impacted by Historic Hurricane Irma

    Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) on Friday (9/22) announced that service has been restored to essentially all of its 4.4 million customers who were impacted by Hurricane Irma 10 days after the massive storm exited its service territory. And now, with limited work left to clean up in the hardest-hit areas, FPL is releasing the majority of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Rotork SPI keeps plant control systems reliably informed of manual valve positions

    Refinery operators have a pressing requirement to improve the efficiency of flow control in their plants and they want to know from the Distributed Control System (DCS) if valves are open or closed. In a typical refinery, 10% of valves are actuated and 90% are manually operated. This poses a serious problem for end-users if the DCS does not accurately know how many manual valves are opened or ...


    By Rotork

  • Certification Program for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Power Cable

    Nowadays, high speed data cables are widely used for charging or powering IT and communication devices, such as laptop computers, tablets, mobile phones and power banks, and have replaced traditional power supply cords. Power capabilities of cables are rising to meet the demand for faster charging and powering devices of higher wattage. However, users may not be aware of the ...


    By UL LLC

  • Tank Storage Asia: The hardware and software for tomorrows tank terminals

    The international Implico Group's booth at this year's Tank Storage Asia trade show is being designed around the slogan "From entrance to exit". In Singapore, from 27 to 28 September 2017, the consulting company will demonstrate to visitors how modern software and cloud solutions can optimize their tank terminal processes – from entrance to exit. After a successful joint trade fair stand ...


    By Implico Group

  • New research into PFAS treatment

    econ has taken on the challenge of finding a sustainable solution for the remediation of a group of contaminants. Yet still little understood but already of growing concern worldwide  – per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or short PFAS. Although research into the remediation of PFAS contaminated sites is still in its infancy, it is widely believed that thermal treatment is the only ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • TargetSolutions’ NFPA 1403 live fire training evolutions promotes safety with live-burn drills

    TargetSolutions’ NFPA 1403 Live Fire Training Evolutions covers the essentials of invaluable live-burn training and emphasizes the importance of safety and compliance. Although the number of on-duty firefighter fatalities has been declining in recent years, the proportion of deaths related to training has been increasing, according to the National Fire Protection ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • TargetSolutions Makes Key Updates to Two NFPA 1001 Training Courses

    TargetSolutions has recently updated the content and multimedia of two NFPA 1001 training courses that cover various aspects of fire safety. In an ongoing effort to provide the most engaging online training experience possible, TargetSolutions has completed major revisions to a pair of NFPA 1001 training courses: Fire Behavior and Firefighter ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Fibox wins with a Knock Out!

    Fibox has the industries only UL listed, NEMA 4X, JIC sized, non-metallic enclosure with pre-scored knock-outs. Glen Burnie, MD Fibox is proud to announce that now select ARCA Enclosures are now available with pre-scored knock-outs! Sized at ¾ and ½ inches these pre-scored knock-outs provide easy modification in the field or factory floor while still retaining its' ...


    By FIBOX Enclosures

  • Hydrological drought amplifies wildfires in Borneo’s humid tropics

    The area of wildfires in Borneo during drought years turns out to be ten times larger than during non-drought years, an international research team reports in Nature Climate Change of this week. The fires recurrently affecting Borneo’s humid tropical ecosystems have negative influence on the biodiversity and lead to large CO2 emissions, affecting atmospheric composition and regional climate ...

  • Preventing an Explosive or Flammable Safety Hazard

    There are over 1,300 craft distilleries throughout the United States and it is predicted that there will be another 1,000 startups in the next 5 years. Every distillery has the potential risk of creating an explosive environment during the distilling process when ethanol is produced. Ethanol is a highly flammable liquid, and when released into the air produces a flammable vapor. An explosive or ...


    By ENMET, LLC

  • Axion Consulting launches Fire Prevention Plan service

    Axion Consulting has launched a new Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) service aimed at helping waste site operators to minimise fire risk at their premises and meet regulatory requirements. Introduced by the Environment Agency (EA) in 2014, FPPs aim to reduce fires on waste sites by 50% from their 2011 levels. FPPs are now a compulsory requirement of the agency’s application process for new ...

  • Flammable Liquids - February 2017 Safety Meeting

    It is important that all workers involved in handling flammable liquids understand correct handling and storage requirements in order to eliminate dangers and prevent fires. Flammable Liquids, the February 2017 safety meeting topic, includes vital information regarding the storage and handling of flammable liquids. Check out these safe work practices to help prevent the ...


    By PEC Safety

  • Recently enhanced NFPA 1001 Training Course covers essentials of self-contained breathing apparatus

    The average firefighter is no stranger to danger. In fact, they’re well acquainted. When risking everything to enter a fire zone or similar environment, it’s of the utmost importance that firefighters are also acquainted with the life-saving self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). TargetSolutions’ NFPA 1001-level online training course, Self-Contained Breathing ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • AlphaACT Fire releases new online training scenario for firefighters

    AlphaACT FIRE’s dynamic online courses are built to engage firefighters with real-life experiences. With a complete library of scenario-based training scenarios, AlphaACT FIRE is excited to announce a new course is now available inside TargetSolutions’ online training management system. The West Hill ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • TargetSolutions Meets New York Department of Health’s Requirements for Online CME Program

    TargetSolutions, the leading provider of computer-based training management applications for public safety agencies, has been approved to provide fire and EMS departments in the state of New York with 100 percent of their recertification training. Agencies can now complete the ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • “#SMEM: expectation and challenges” conference

    Today, 17 November, the conference “#SMEM: expectation and challenges” will be held at Istituto Superiore Antincendi (ISA) in Rome. SMEM stands for Social Media in Emergency Management: indeed, the conference will deal with the use of social networks and social media during emergencies and rescue. The event has been organised by the Department of Firefighting, Public Rescue and Civil ...


    By IES Solutions. S.r.l.

  • New Firefighter Wellness Training Course Promotes Healthy Living

    Firefighters put their lives on the line on a regular basis, but when not on duty there are other silent hazards, most notably physical diseases, behavioral disorders and unhealthy diets. “Fire Service Health and Safety” is a brand-new training course developed by TargetSolutions. The 60-minute overview is designed to inform firefighters on the concepts, science, and economics ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Fire at Illegal Garment Factory Highlights Necessity of Due Diligence

    Last week, another major accident at an illegal garment factory in South Asia made headline news. In the New Delhi suburb of Ghaziabad, India, a workshop fire took the lives of 13 workers and injured nine others. According to local police, the Ghaziabad fire broke out ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Safety In A New Office

    Moving takes place in several phases. Beyond the packing and unpacking, there are subtleties like where to put your lava lamp and which room offers the best lighting for that Elvis picture you inherited from your Uncle Albert. Those are details you want to get right because they add to the ambiance and make you feel good. But here’s something else you want to get right: staying safe. You ...


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