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  • Portable tank group donates fire fighting equipment

    Sebastian, FL--Need fire fighting equipment? The Florida Fire Chief’s Association hosted a silent auction to fund-raise and give back to volunteer firefighters, like the Five Points Volunteer Fire Department of Washington County, FL. Portable Tank Group of Sebastian, FL donated a folding frame tank for the auction and was happy to see Five Points have the winning bid. Frame Tanks are most ...


    By Portable Tank Group, Inc.

  • London fire brigade leads climate change fight

    The London Fire Brigade was rewarded for its efforts to fight climate change as it came top in the Sustainable City Awards, scooping the main trophy as well as the sustainable procurement award. Four London fire stations are already equipped with solar panels or wind turbines and the organisation is running on 100% green electricity from suppliers n-power and Scottish & Southern. With other ...

  • Fighting Coal mill fires before they start

    As part of the new Coal Fire Detection system from Land instruments international, the Mill Fire Detector - a highly sensitive rapid response CO monitor - addresses and successfully prevents the danger of serious fire and explosions due to the rapid heating of stagnant coal inside pulverising mills. The CO detector is the fastest and most effective way of recognising hidden dangers and providing ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • Oil refinery secured with largest fire fighting system from Grundfos

    After one of the most challenging projects ever handled by Grundfos, 10 enormous fire pumps have now shipped to an Oil Refining company in Abu Dhabi. One of the world’s largest engineering, procurement and construction companies, Samsung Engineering in Korea, chose in 2010 Grundfos as the supplier of 10 vertical fire pumps, which were a part of the expansion of Abu Dhabi Oil ...


    By Grundfos

  • Wide ranging system fights fire risk at all points of the process

    Untitled Document The Land Coal Fire Detection system is one which provides solutions for the important problem of damaging plant fires and ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • Powering the Fight Against Malaria & Aids

    Integrated Medical Industries Limited (IMIL), a Nigerian medical equipment maker, has contracted with Clarke Energy to install a captive power plant on the front line of the battle against malaria and aids. Double first: The manufacturing plant is the first World Health Organization (WHO) Performance Quality Safety (PQS) pre-qualified plant in Western ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Coal-Gen 2011: Coal-Fired Generators Prepare for a Fight, an Industrial Info News Alert

    Written by Brock Ramey, North American Power Research Manager for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- As Coal-Gen 2011 opened its doors yesterday in Columbus, Ohio, one important message was stated repeatedly by the conference's keynote speakers: No matter what happens, the coal generation fleet is here to stay. Keynote speakers included executives from ...


    By Marketwire

  • SEACOR Response to Provide Fire Fighting Support Services to Oil Pipelines in the Country of Georgia

    SEACOR Response Ltd., a global leader in emergency preparedness and response solutions, announced today that it will provide fire fighting support services to the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) and Baku-Supsa oil pipelines in the country of Georgia, which are operated by BP Exploration Caspian Sea Ltd on behalf of its oil and gas co-venturers in BTC Co. and Georgian Pipeline companies, respectively. ...


    By Marketwire

  • GelTech Solutions Teams Up With Con Edison to Fight Manhole Fires & Enhance Public Safety

    GelTech Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: GLTC), creators of FireIce, a revolutionary water enhancing fire suppressant that has the potential to change current firefighting techniques, announces the beginning of a three month pilot program with Con Edison (NYSE: ED) to use FireIce to combat manhole fires. "After a thorough and comprehensive two year evaluation of fire suppressant products, including ...


    By Marketwire

  • GelTech Solutions Teams Up With Con Edison to Fight Manhole Fires & Enhance Public Safety

    GelTech Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: GLTC), creators of FireIce, a revolutionary water enhancing fire suppressant that has the potential to change current firefighting techniques, announces the beginning of a three month pilot program with Con Edison (NYSE: ED) to use FireIce to combat manhole fires. "After a thorough and comprehensive two year evaluation of fire suppressant products, including ...


    By Marketwire

  • Bordering on disaster - US and Mexico fight to green their borders

    According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the 14 metropolitan areas along the US-Mexico border suffer from 'abysmal air and water quality' as well as a host of other unacceptable environmental hazards. Last week, governors from Mexican and American states along the border were hosted by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to discuss these and other environmental issues of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Cost of fighting warming `modest,` says UN panel

    The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change said Sunday. Such gases, mainly CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels, rose on average by 2.2 percent a year in 2000-2010, driven by the use of coal in the power sector, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fire fighters day in Legnica

    The people in the town of Legnica, in the south west of Poland, celebrate the annual firefighters day every year on the 4th of July. After the official medal ceremony for the fire fighting heroes, the Polish BBA Pumps representatives  presented two brand new fire fighting pump units to the Regional Fire Department. The high head units M80/8 consists of: BA-C125H7 D416 auto prime ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • European force on forest fires

    Stavros Dimas, European Commissioner for Environment and Civil Protection welcomed the idea of former Commissioner Michel Barnier on a rapid reaction force on forest fires. Mr Barnier is the author of a report on a European civil protection force, where he proposes the creation of a European force that could immediately react in emergencies like the recent forest fires. This idea becomes timelier ...

  • At last some common sense on the fight against global warming

    The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the second part of its latest report on climate change in April. In addition to actions such as a four-fold increase in solar, wind, nuclear and carbon-capture and storage, the IPCC state that replacing coal-fired stations with modern gas-fired generation would “significantly reduce” greenhouse gas ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Greek Fires Start to Subside

    ATHENS, Greece, August 29, 2007 (ENS) - Firefighters are beginning to gain ground against the worst forest fires to strike Greece in more than a century, but only after the blazes claimed 64 lives and charred much of Ilia prefecture on the Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece. The country remains in the state of emergency and suspicion is rife that arsonists are to blame for more than half ...

  • EPA set to tighten smog limits as business gears for fight

    Facing a court-ordered deadline, the Obama administration is preparing to finalize stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfills a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama, but sets up a fresh confrontation with Republicans already angry about the administration's plans to curb carbon pollution from coal-fired power ...


    By Associated Press

  • Obama calls out fossil fuel interests for fighting solar

    President Barack Obama on Monday accused fossil fuel interests and other critics of his energy policies of trying to restrict consumers from accessing solar, wind and other renewable sources in order to protect the status quo. "That's not the American way," Obama said in a speech at a green energy conference in Las Vegas. "This is about the ...


    By Associated Press

  • David Cameron observer article: `Use the profit motive to fight climate change`

    Over the past 12 months, we've seen the devastation that unchecked climate change could bring – floods in Pakistan, forest fires in Russia, mudslides in China. And yet over the same 12 months we've seen a growing despondency about international efforts to protect our planet. Copenhagen was a disappointment for everyone who cares about climate change. Though some important steps were taken, ...

  • Ontario feels the heat – Gap looms in climate change fight

    Ontario’s acting Environmental Commissioner Ellen Schwartzel offered some praise for the provincial government, but also a warning the government will find it difficult to meet its next target for combatting climate change. On the eve of the Climate Summit of the Americas, Schwartzel praised Ontario’s ambitious targets for reducing emissions, noting they are in line with ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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