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Fire Chiefs Endorse Position Papers On Pertaining Topics In NFPA’S Urban Fire Forum

Fire chiefs endorse position papers on hot work safety, the economic impact of firefighter injuries, suicide prevention, the National Firefighter Registry, data analyst/chief information officer, and the Centre for Homeland Defence and Security Fire chiefs from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States participated in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Urban Fire Forum (UFF) last week at NFPA headquarters in Quincy, Massachusetts. NFPA President and CEO Jim Pauley welcomed...

Koorsen Highlights Ways To Prevent Fire Outbreak In Craft Distilleries And Protect Business From Fire Risks

Between 2013-2018, the distilleries industry has grown more than four percent each year. Much of this growth has been driven by the rise in micro-distilleries, which are now popping up in cities all across the United States. Micro-distilleries are small, often craft-style facilities that produce beverage-grade spirit alcohol in small quantities, usually in single batches. In contrast to large facilities that are typically located in rural areas, these operations – their barrel warehouses,...

NFPA Announces Winners Of 2019 Phillip J. Dinenno Prize At Conference And Expo In San Antonio

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced Roger Allard, Robert G. Bill, Gunnar Heskestad, and Hsiang-Cheng Kung as the winners of 2019 Phillip J. DiNenno Prize. The award and $50,000 in prize money were presented at NFPA’s Conference & Expo in San Antonio. The prestigious DiNenno Prize recognizes groundbreaking innovations that have had a significant impact in the building, fire and electrical safety fields. The prize is named for the late Philip J. DiNenno, the greatl...

International Fire Sprinkler Association Shares Its Journey And Experiences From Inception To Date

On May 18, 1999, the inaugural meeting of the International Fire Sprinkler Association was held in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Representatives of ten companies along with staff from the National Fire Sprinkler Association agreed on the establishment of a new organization that would work to increase global awareness of the effectiveness of automatic sprinklers and other water-based fire suppression systems. From the start, the IFSA founders envisioned a supporting role for IFSA: it would be an org...

Chubb Fire Highlights High-Tech Solutions That Protect Datacenters From Fire

Due to the growing usage of mobile data, consumption of rich internet content and data storage demand from a variety of industries, our lives now rely on data centers. These datacenters host and manage the data that makes our day-to-day activities possible - from energy and lighting, to urban traffic and even security systems. Data centers are one of the fastest-growing categories of real estate asset in our cities. London alone has over 300 data centers. The U.S. and EU currently have the most...

Seven Conferences And Symposiums Including ‘Fire Extinguishing Systems’ To Be Held At VdS-FireSafety Cologne 2018

Numerous exhibitors from Germany and abroad will be presenting their solutions at the trade fair VdS-FireSafety Cologne on 4th and 5th December 2018 will once again offer fire protection and security professionals a wide range of information, consisting of seven top-class conferences and symposiums, a large trade fair and thematic forums in the exhibition hall, which are open to all trade fair visitors. As traditionally every second year, the major industry get-together for p...

FM Global Training Courses October 2010 Will Highlight Latest FM Global Standards

Appropriate design of a sprinkler system is critical to ensure effective fire protection The training courses will focus particularly on designing a sprinkler system according to FM Global standards, storage areas including in-rack systems, storage sprinkler technology and arrangement for other building uses.Ensuring Effective Sprinkler Installations: Designing Sprinkler Systems to FM Global Standards, 6th October 2010, Manchester, UK.Description: Appropriate design of a sprin...

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