Fire Safety News

  • “#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 ...


    By Bowen EHS, LLC

  • Compute Injuries Due to Fragmentation with the ExDAM HExFRAG Module

    It's finally here! We are eager to introduce HExFRAG, the high explosive fragmentation module of ExDAM. This module will enable modelers to compute secondary injuries caused by fragmentation using the results of an individual explosion generated by the  ...

  • The RRS Discovery visits Liverpool

    The RRS Discovery is in Liverpool this week as part of a unique celebration of the best of British environmental science being showcased by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) alongside the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). This state-of-the-art, 100-metre-long research vessel arrived into the city on the morning of the 4 October, showing off her state-of-the-art azimuth propulsion ...

  • UL introduces SPOT Online Database – The largest credible product sustainability information tool

    UL today introduced SPOT, a web-based product sustainability information tool that will facilitate the selection of credible green products and enable the design community to apply that information into the Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow. Currently featuring more than 40,000 products, SPOT database will be a first of its kind tool for architects, designers and specifiers to identify ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Introducing BREEZE VASDIP to Compute Explosive Safety and Physical Security Parameters

    Today it is our pleasure to introduce to you the new and improved BREEZE VASDIP application which calculates vulnerability parameters for use in BREEZE ExDAM HExDAM and VExDAM, making it an excellent companion product to these modules for explosion modelers.  BREEZE VASDIP calculates the damage or injury level produced by a ...

  • Recent Webcasts Provide Public Safety Leaders with Valuable Lessons on Key Training Areas

    TargetSolutions is always looking for new ways to provide the fire service with engaging training material. Over the last couple months, TargetSolutions had the opportunity to do exactly that by sponsoring three different webcasts for public safety leaders. The first presentation, hosted on Aug. 25 by FireEngineering.com, was titled “Firefighter Training Programs: A New Approach.” ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Energy Storage-Enabled Applications Are Poised to Disrupt Energy Markets

    A recent white paper from Navigant Research examines five major trends and the related market forces expected to shape the future of the energy storage industry in 2016 and beyond. In the next 3-5 years, the storage industry is positioned to truly scale and echo the explosive growth ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • TargetSolutions Releases Two New Dynamic Training Courses for First Responders

    TargetSolutions, the leading provider of computer-based training management applications for public safety agencies, has launched two new online courses for first responders. The new titles, “EMS Incident Command System” and “Fire Service: Health and Safety,” join TargetSolutions’ catalog of ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • EON2 CS2 The Last Goes and GPS Antenna You`ll Ever Need

    The EON2 Antenna requires no assembly, and no aiming in most locations. Rugged by design, it is completely sealed for marine environments and dome-shaped for superior ice/snow shedding. Furthermore, it’s smaller, lighter and more durable than a Yagi. With over 1,000 EON2 Antennas in operation worldwide, it is the de facto standard for many agencies, including Canadian ...


    By FTS

  • AERZEN is Certified by DNV-GL

    AERZEN blower and compressor packages were certified for marine applications by the DVN-GL, one of the worldwide leading classification societies for the marine industry. Product applications, materials, drawings, strength calculations and performance records of the packaged units were checked and certified to be safe for marine applications according to the rules of the DNV-GL. AERZEN blower ...

  • Fire safety: prevention is better than cure

    Peter Streinik, UNTHA’s head of business unit waste, recently authored an article for Recycling Today. He was asked to look at the combustible nature of materials present within typical Energy from Waste (EfW) streams, and the extent to which this makes alternative fuel production plants vulnerable to ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Fossils fuel demand still strong

    Fossil fuels may not be the long term energy solution our planet needs – they are inherently unsustainable as the supply is not infinite – but with cleaner technology employed at every step in extracting, processing and using them, it’s clear that they are a vital player in our short-to-medium term expectations, especially as global populations continue to rise and developing ...


    By Hobbs Valve

  • Muster Up With PEC Safety

    Muster Up with PEC Safety! On April 15, 2016 PEC Safety completed a fire drill educating employees on proper evacuation procedures. Make sure your employees are aware and know their responsibilities in the case of emergencies! ...


    By PEC Safety

  • Indoor Environmental Quality Issues Caused by Lightning Strikes in Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico’s tropical climate means year-round warm weather and the frequent possibility of lightning storms for residents of the islands. As lightning passes through the air it can heat the air to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which is about 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun according to the National Weather Service.  As lightening makes contact with the ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Scenario-Based Active Shooter Training Course Tests Firefighters’ Decision Making Skills

    What steps do firefighters take when simultaneously faced with an active shooter and a raging house fire? That’s what this month’s featured AlphaACT FIRE training course explores. The Lowell Street Incident, which is available at an additional cost on the TargetSolutions’ platform, ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • When It Comes to Tracking Firefighter Training for the NFPA 1401 Standard, TargetSolutions Is ‘Light Years Ahead’

    Not every fire department incorporates the NFPA’s 1401 standard into its training program. Many agencies, in fact, might not understand or even know about the NFPA’s recommended practice for documenting fire service training records. ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Steve Malone of the Manhattan Fire Protection District in Illinois Named the 2016 Training Officer of the Year

    TargetSolutions, the leading provider of computer-based training management applications for public safety agencies, and the International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC) Volunteer & Combination Officers Section (VCOS) are excited to announce Deputy Chief Steve Malone of the Manhattan Fire Protection District (Ill.) as the 2016 Training Officer Recognition Award winner. Malone, 32, ...


    By TargetSolutions

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