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Steps to consider before deciding on a smoke alarmSteps to consider before deciding on a smoke alarm
Interconnected smoke alarms provide an earlier warning and the best chance of escape In this article, Neil Perdell, National Technical Manager at Aico Ltd.,...
Video Image Detection (VID) gives a boost to fire detectionVideo Image Detection (VID) gives a boost to fire detection
Video Image Detection technology is proving to more effective in early fire detection than conventional systems Video Image Detection (VID) is a new...
Personal protection equipment (PPE) designs for marine firefightingPersonal protection equipment (PPE) designs for marine firefighting
The latest personal protection equipment (PPE) are being designed to meet new regulatory standards Marine firefighting encompasses activities to...
Safety and value: You can have it allSafety and value: You can have it all
Weighing the costs and benefits of purchasing new equipment is crucial for the safety of emergency rescue teams Everyone dealing with hazardous materials -...
Preventing fire in the oil and gas environment - a timely solutionPreventing fire in the oil and gas environment - a timely solution
Video Smoke Detection is designed to provide early warning of fire in hazardous environments The risks associated with fire in the petrochemical industry,...
Specialised PPE clothing evolves as Urban Search and Rescue goes mainstreamSpecialised PPE clothing evolves as Urban Search and Rescue goes mainstream
The terrorist attacks on New York and Washington brought the need for search and rescue capability into sharp focus  The role of firefighters has evolved...
The need for emergency-readiness with chemical protective equipmentThe need for emergency-readiness with chemical protective equipment
Having the proper fire safety and chemical-protective equipment is imperative where risk of hazardous chemical exposure is great With businesses still facing...
Airport firefighting & emergency rescue – a day in the life of a firefighterAirport firefighting & emergency rescue – a day in the life of a firefighter
Airport firefighters operate very differently to their municipal fire and rescue colleagues For the thousands of firefighters covering over 80 major...
Voice alarm system standards and compliance - a critical review of proposed changes in the UKVoice alarm system standards and compliance - a critical review of proposed changes in the UK
Are new VA standards cause for alarm? Dr Steve Harrison, Product Engineering Manager at ASL Safety & Security, considers certification requirements in the...
Medical care in vehicle extrication rescueMedical care in vehicle extrication rescue
  Extricating collision victims requires advanced medical care After a vehicle collision of significant force - as in the case of high-speed impact - it...
Ice rescue: preparing and training public safety and rescue personnel for ice and cold water emergenciesIce rescue: preparing and training public safety and rescue personnel for ice and cold water emergencies
Fire departments must be well-prepared for the dangers of water and ice The fire and rescue service practice of identifying target hazards and developing...
Fire sprinklers: not just for the lawnFire sprinklers: not just for the lawn
Not just for the lawn: sprinklers should be brought inside the home to maximize domestic fire protection A new NFPA advocacy campaign is pushing for home fire...
Key asset protection with Video Smoke DetectionKey asset protection with Video Smoke Detection
2008 saw a 15% increase in UK commercial fire damage After a 15 percent increase in commercial fire damage in the UK throughout 2008, the need for effective...
Compromising fire resistance performance in the homeCompromising fire resistance performance in the home
Electrical work in UK homes can critically limit their fire defences The structural ability of domestic buildings to resist and withstand fire can be...
Taking a view on aircraft hangar smoke detectionTaking a view on aircraft hangar smoke detection
In this article, Ian Moore, Managing Director of D-Tec (Detector Technologies Limited) explains the issues involved in protecting against fire hazards in aircraft hangars There...
Saving lives and property during and after a CBRN eventSaving lives and property during and after a CBRN event
The speed and efficiency of CBRN response are critical to its success Michael Peters and John Breedlove of Intelagard, Inc., industry leaders in CBRN...
Holiday decorations may pose safety hazards for familiesHoliday decorations may pose safety hazards for families
Christmas lights, candles and decorations pose fire and safety risks to homeowners In this article, Lorraine Carli, Vice President of Communications at the...
Fire safety in subsurface environmentsFire safety in subsurface environments
Fire safety in road or rail tunnels is critical in avoiding potentially disastrous incidents Roger Wilton, Assistant Technical Manager of the Fire Industry...


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