Fire Safety News

  • 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

  • First Fire First For GE

    GE and Huaneng Guilin Gas Distributed Energy Co. Ltd. said that the first fire of a GE 6F.01 gas turbine has been successfully completed, marking the first application globally for GE’s latest F-class gas turbine. The first fire is a critical milestone during which the gas turbine is switched on and reaches full speed.  The milestone follows several months of installation and ...

  • 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

  • Siemens Opens Grid Control Center of the Future With Research and Scientific Partners

    As part of the DynaGridCenter research project co-funded by the German BMWi (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy), Siemens and its research and scientific partners have opened a dynamic grid control center at the Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany, that is the first of its kind in the world. The project involved setting up an IT link between the grid control center and a grid ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Southern Research Project Advances Novel CO2 Utilization Strategy

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy has awarded Southern Research nearly $800,000 for a project that targets a more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly method of producing some of the most important chemicals used in manufacturing. Southern Research is developing a novel nano-engineered catalyst-driven process for the production of light olefins, such as ethylene and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • ADMLC report on source term sensitivity in dispersion models

    CERC's consultancy team, with GT Science & Software Ltd, has carried out a High Level Review of the Sensitivity of Dispersion Model Predictions to Individual Source Term Parameters. The work was funded by the UK Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling Liaison Committee ( ...

  • New report shows coal plant closures needed by 2030 to meet Paris targets

    Entitled "A stress test for coal in Europe", it presents the first science-based shutdown schedule for the EU’s over 300 coal power plants – in order for it to meet the Paris Agreement’s long-term temperature goal.  The report shows that emissions from coal in the EU ...

  • Makers of MMR Mold Stain Remover Announce Corporate Name Change to Bad Axe Products, LLC

    Healthy Home Solutions, LLC, the company best known as the “MMR guys” based upon their popular flagship product MMR mold stain remover, have announced they are officially changing their company name to Bad Axe Products, LLC. The new name reflects the evolving focus and standards of the company as they continue to expand and develop new and innovative products. Just as the ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • 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.

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