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  • 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 ...

  • Fire Protection Water Storage Tanks

    Water availability and supply is an important subject to the fire service. Potable water for human consumption is delivered to domestic, commercial and industrial properties from (in the majority of cases in the UK) municipal water systems (mains water supplies). This system also supplies to fire hydrants or fire protection systems, but to guarantee water availability there also needs to be the ...


    By Russetts Development Ltd

  • Climate models may be overestimating the cooling effect of wildfire aerosols

    Original story at MIT News Whether intentionally set to consume agricultural waste or naturally ignited in forests or peatlands, open-burning fires impact the global climate system in two ways which, to some extent, cancel each other out. On one hand, they generate a significant fraction of ...

  • Tuffa Tanks: Steel Fire Protected Storage Tanks

    Tuffa UK have recently manufactured and supplied several steel bunded Fire Protected storage tanks to Cargate Engineering Ltd, an installation company based in the Bury St Edmunds area. The client has used our Fire Protection due to the location the tanks were to be installed. One of the tanks was also supplied with ...


    By Tuffa UK Limited

  • EPA provides fire protection to city of Hammond

    The City of Hammond, Louisiana, is receiving assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide its citizens with safe and reliable drinking water and improved fire protection. The EPA awarded Hammond $210,000 to extend its drinking water services and add additional water hydrant assemblies. The Safe Drinking Water Act protects human health by regulating the nation’s ...

  • North County Fire Protection District Saves Time by Streamlining Training Management

    When implementing TargetSolutions as a go-to training platform, an organization isn’t just changing the way it trains employees; it’s revolutionizing it. Enter the North County Fire Protection District. Located in the community of Fallbrook, Calif., the district has enlisted the services of TargetSolutions for more than 10 years. The powerful online training management system has ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • CST Storage Wins Contract from F.E. Moran Fire Protection

    CST Storage was awarded a contract from F.E. Moran Fire Protection to provide a 225,000 gallon Fire Protection Water Storage Tank for a manufacturing facility in Tennessee. Under the contract, CST Storage will install a 225,000 gallon HydroTec CS® epoxy coated water storage tank.  Construction is estimated to start in October or November and should take approximately one ...


  • OSHA issues new resource to protect emergency workers at combustible dust fires

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today published Firefighting Precautions at Facilities with Combustible Dust*, a new, informative booklet that outlines safe procedures for emergency responders who may face fires and explosions caused by combustible dust. "This booklet will keep both emergency response and facility workers safe ...

  • Tank liners for fire protection industry and potable water tanks

    The role of a tank liner is to protect a storage tank as well as to prevent leakages. Two characteristics that are looked at when choosing the type of material is life-long performance with minimal maintenance. Tank liners made from flexible rubber membranes such as EPDM and Butyl have proven to be highly successful in offering those ...


    By Russetts Development Ltd

  • National Fire Protection Association NFPA presented at Fire Safe Latin America conference

    Col. Reginaldo Campos Repulho, Comandante dos Bombeiros em São Paulo and NFPA presented at fire safety conference 18 June 2013: Fire Safe Latin America organized by Fleming Gulf Conferences got off to a good start today with fire safety experts from in and around Latin America gathering to discuss fire safety and emergency preparedness at Sheraton WTC Hotel, Sao Paulo - Brazil. The ...


    By Fleming Gulf FZE

  • 160 experts meet for the »10th GreCon fire protection symposium«

    The latest findings and developments of the last years were introduced at the 10th GreCon fire protection symposium "Protection against Dust Fires and Explosions in the Industry" which took place in Bad Wildungen near Kassel from 26 to 27 April 2012. With around 160 participants, the anniversary event of the series, which has been organised by the specialist for spark detection and ...

  • Extended scope contract secures improved fire protection at the Royal Mint

    The Rotork Site Services contract to install an automated shutdown system on the gas main has secured improved safety and fire protection for the Royal Mint, at Llantrisant in South Wales. The gas main serves the annealing and pickling plant at the site, where, following a fire, an investigation by Safety, Health and Environmental Services recommended improvements.  These involved the ...


    By Rotork

  • Domino`s partners with the national fire protection association to deliver fire safety message

    Nearly two-thirds of home fire deaths occur in homes without smoke alarms or with smoke alarms that do not function properly. With that in mind, Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, today announced its fall fire safety campaign to encourage customers to focus on home smoke alarms for safety. Fire Prevention Week is October 3 through October 9, and ...

  • 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 ...

  • Striving for zero fire accidents

    The UAE Civil Defense, in a joint effort with Gulf co-operation, is analyzing possible fire hazards and through commercial & residential national level campaigns are training people and monitoring them with great success to achieve the goals of a fire safe environment. Barely entering the second quarter of 2013, several unfortunate fire accidents have already made the news. Fire continues to ...


    By Fleming Gulf FZE

  • 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 ...

  • Fire retardant plastic sheeting

    Our company recently joined the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) so we can better understand how we can help our customers protect themselves from the ravages of fire. In the polyethylene industry, Fire Retardant products have been around for a few decades, but have really only come into their own over the past 15 years or so in the USA. Fire Retardant products were much more popular, ...


    By Global Plastic Sheeting

  • 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

  • Code requirements and the need to protect life and property stoke the North American fire and life safety market, finds Frost & Sullivan

    The strict enforcement of safety codes requiring all industrial and commercial buildings in North America to install systems for quick detection and suppression of fires has created a robust market for fire and safety systems. Existing buildings undergoing renovation also need to upgrade or replace existing systems to comply with current codes aimed at protecting building occupants and the ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • RAE Systems Joins Fire Smoke Coalition to Help Protect Atlanta Firefighters and First Responders in Smoke Inhalation Situations

    RAE Systems Inc., a leading provider of toxic gas monitoring systems, will collaborate with the Fire Smoke Coalition to deliver the "Know Your Smoke" Symposium for firefighters, EMTs and paramedics in the Atlanta area, February 24-25, 2012. The event will take place at the Cobb County ...


    By RAE Systems by Honeywell

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