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  • Managing risks associate with fire hazards

    The Energy Institute Middle East branch and the Institution of Fire Engineers, UAE, held an event on 12 November that examined how local organisations are managing the risks associated with fire hazards in today's rapidly developing Middle East market. The conference sponsored by ABB and supported by the HCT - Abu Dhabi Men’s College provided Chemical Engineering students with the ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Young professionals learn from crisis management leaders

    "Budget cuts are not affecting safety critical systems and the offshore safety culture" was the reassuring message that came from the latest Energy Institute (EI) Aberdeen branch Young Professionals Network (YPN) event, which focused on crisis management in the energy industry and the aftermath. The event was an opportunity for young professionals to hear the views and experience of ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Protecting soil in fire-ravaged landscapes

    Following a wildfire, there is often the potential for devastating storm-induced erosion and mudslides. To prevent this possibility, teams of scientists work on these scared landscapes to quickly assess the erosion potential and potential mitigation strategies. By using digital soil and fire severity data, coupled with a Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the process is made much simpler. A ...

  • Smoke, Fire & Water Damage in Properties Impacted by Structure Fires

    Each year in the United States, fire departments respond to over 1 million fires of all types according to the U.S. Fire Administration.  In addition to causing injuries and tragic deaths in some circumstance, fires also result billions of dollars in property damage each year.   The damage and destruction caused by a building fire and efforts to extinguish ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • The Importance of a Dedicated Fire Weather Network

    Forest Technology Systems Ltd. (FTS) recently appointed an independent party to explore a common concern in the Fire Weather monitoring community: dedicated networks of remote automated weather stations (RAWS) for the primary purpose of predicting wildfire danger vs. repurposing existing networks of meteorological weather stations. With wildfires around the world increasing in frequency as well ...


    By FTS

  • Vision 20/20 Launches Training University Focused on National Fire Prevention with BlueVolt Learning Management System

    BlueVolt (http://www.bluevolt.com), the leading provider of online Learning Management Systems (LMS) for the construction, manufacturing and service industries, was chosen as an online training provider to Vision 20/20, a national organization dedicated to fire prevention practices. Vision 20/20 is a grassroots effort to improve fire prevention practices run by the ...


    By PRWeb

  • 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 ...

  • Foster Wheeler Awarded Contract for Fired Heater in Russia

    Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq: FWLT) announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by CJSC Antipinsky Refinery for the engineering and material supply of a new fired heater and air preheating system for the Antipinsky Refinery, Tyumen, Tyumen Region, Russia. The value of Foster Wheeler’s contract was ...


  • ISHM Announces Special CSHM Application to Qualified Certified Professionals

    A key function of the ISHM is to promote the advancement of safety and health management through the application of management principles and the integration of safety and health into all levels and activities of management.  The ISHM identifies professionals through its certification programs that understand the role of the safety function in providing valuable support to ...

  • Residential Garage Fires Frequently Result in Extensive Property Damage

    Last month, a homeowner in north Phoenix was hospitalized for burns after he tried to put out a fire that had started in his garage.  Fires start all too frequently in garages, in fact, U.S. fire departments reported approximately 6,600 residential building fires that originated in garages from 2009 through 2011.  These fires resulted in deaths, injuries and hundreds of millions of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Hidden Smoke Damage following a Fire in a Residential or Commercial Building

    Even a small fire in a home or business can leave behind lasting effects that may not be readily evident to most people.  Clearly damaged parts of a property will need to be repaired, but don’t underestimate the damage from smoke residues that can take place far from the actual flames.   Smoke and soot from a minor fire can spread widely throughout a ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Cold Weather & Chimney Fires – What You Need to Know

    With cold weather impacting much of the United States, the risk of home heating fires increases dramatically this time of year.  In fact, according to the U.S. Fire Administration, home heating fires peak in January and decline to their lowest point during the summer months. From 2008-2010, an average of over 50,000 home heating fires occurred in the United States each year. They ...

  • Wildfires Continue to Cause Fire, Smoke and Soot Damage in Southern California

    The Powerhouse Fire in an area North of Los Angeles has burned tens of thousands of acres and caused the evacuation of countless people. So far the number of actual buildings destroyed has been kept low due to the valiant efforts of firefighters battling the blaze. This large fire is just the most recent in what has turned out to be a busy fire season in Southern California. These ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Kansas Denies Air Permit for New Coal-Fired Generators

    TOPEKA, Kansas, October 18, 2007 (ENS) - Concerned about clean air and global warming, Roderick Bremby, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, KDHE, has denied the air quality permit for the two proposed coal-fired generators at the Sunflower Electric Power Corporation plant near Holcomb. The proposed $3.6 billion 700-megawatt generators have been the subject of ...

  • City of TEMPE Fire Department chooses Ess CrisisTM On Demand

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- October 4, 2007 -- ESS, the leading provider of Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) and Crisis Management software for Governance, Risk and Compliance. (GRC), announced today that the Tempe, Arizona Fire Department has selected the on-demand version of ESS CrisisTM to manage its daily planning and emergency event mitigation at the city’s emergency operations center. ESS ...


    By IHS

  • Metso to deliver biofuel-fired boiler to Jönköping Energi in Sweden

    /www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Metso to deliver biofuel-fired boiler to Jönköping Energi in Sweden Metso Corporation's press release on October 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. local time Metso will supply Jönköping Energi's combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Torsvik, Sweden, with a new biofuel-fired boiler. ...


    By Metso Corporation

  • DcR engineering uses VTScada software for automated fire station alerting system

    DcR Engineering Services has designed a state-of-the-art fire station alerting system that reduces emergency response times by automating the E9-1-1 emergency fire response process. Eighty-six fire stations have adopted this system which utilizes the latest technology in wireless data communications, intelligent process control equipment and VTScada HMI software from Trihedral. Response Time is ...


    By Trihedral

  • More Fire Departments Charging Fleets for Hazmat Spill Response

    Fire departments routinely respond to spills of hazardous materials and other regulated substances as part of their service – usually at no charge to the party responsible for the spill. But budgetary belt-tightening is prompting more and more fire services and other emergency responders to start charging spill generators for the cost of the response. Many states and municipalities have ...


    By Spill Center, Inc.

  • TEEX teams up with Mays Business School to offer Fire Service CEO program

    Date: April 30, 2012 COLLEGE STATION - TEEX and Texas A&M University’s Center for Executive Development in the Mays Business School have teamed up to offer a new capstone program for fire service leaders. The Fire Service Chief Executive Officer (FSCEO) certificate program is designed to provide executive level professional development for company and chief officers within the fire ...

  • 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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