Fire News for August 2010

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Debate rages over fire safety in timber-framed tower blocksDebate rages over fire safety in timber-framed tower blocks
Fire safety in timber-framed tower blocks still a topic of debate The risk posed by timber-built towers has been highlighted by new statistics from the...
Rickmansworth false fire alarm leads to pensioners' evacuationRickmansworth false fire alarm leads to pensioners' evacuation
False fire alarm resulted in evacuating many pensioners from housing complex A false fire alarm resulted in dozens of pensioners being evacuated from a...
CLG reveals further fire safety breachesCLG reveals further fire safety breaches
Fire safety breaches in court and prisons have come to light thanks to a Freedom of Information by  CLG Alleged fire safety breaches in court buildings...
NFPA collaborates with Chevrolet and OnStar to provide electric vehicle safety trainingNFPA collaborates with Chevrolet and OnStar to provide electric vehicle safety training
Electric vehicle safety training for first responder to deal with emergeny situation involving electric vehicle NFPA announced collaboration with Chevrolet...
NFPA offers complimentary preview of 2011 edition of the National Electrical CodeNFPA offers complimentary preview of 2011 edition of the National Electrical Code
NFPA offers an opportunity to be first to preview NEC 2011 edition at no cost The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is offering visitors...
City of Portland approves installation of fire sprinklers in all new homesCity of Portland approves installation of fire sprinklers in all new homes
Portland's new building codes will make the installation of fire sprinklers in homes mandatory  Portland has approved building code changes emphasizing...
Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania sprinkler decision applauded by NFSACommonwealth Court of Pennsylvania sprinkler decision applauded by NFSA
Pennsylvania court has made the installation of fire sprinkler systems in homes compulsory The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), the longest-tenured...
Kent Fire and Rescue Service executes efficient flood rescue work across countyKent Fire and Rescue Service executes efficient flood rescue work across county
KFRS received around 20emergency calls after Kent was hit by floods Following heavy rains, Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) received around 20 emergency...
Hawaiian firefighters honored by International Benjamin Franklin Fire Service AwardHawaiian firefighters honored by International Benjamin Franklin Fire Service Award
IAFC's International Benjamin Franklin Fire Service Award is the highest bravery award for firefighters International Benjamin Franklin Fire Service Award is...
Firefighters ask people to check for electrical fire risks in London homesFirefighters ask people to check for electrical fire risks in London homes
More than 300 of London home fires yearly are a result of faulty equipment or dodgy wiring Faulty electrical items, overloaded plug sockets and dodgy wiring...
Best practices for emergency vehicle and roadway operation safety published by USFA and IAFFBest practices for emergency vehicle and roadway operation safety published by USFA and IAFF
The enhanced program is for emergency responders to make their job safer and easier USFA and the International Association of Fire Fighters developed best...
FEMA to fight California post fire with fundingFEMA to fight California post fire with funding
FEMA funding available to reimburse 75 percent of the eligible firefighting costs under an approved grant The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal...
Siemens to highlight security and fire safety solutions at Security 2010Siemens to highlight security and fire safety solutions at Security 2010
Siemens shall exhibit an integrated security management system at Security 2010 Security and fire safety solutions take centre stage on the Siemens stand at...
Secutech Thailand to take place 30 June-2 July 2011Secutech Thailand to take place 30 June-2 July 2011
Thailand is home to one of the biggest security and fire safety markets in the ASEAN region  Secutech Thailand is a well-organised quality...
Latest FM Global research encourages strong physical risk management in companiesLatest FM Global research encourages strong physical risk management in companies
Weak physical risk management enhances the risk of fire accidents by twenty times A new FM Report shows that businesses with stronger risk management...
FEMA provides funds to help break the repetitive disaster damage scenarioFEMA provides funds to help break the repetitive disaster damage scenario
PA program provides federal funds to reimburse a minimum of 75% of the costs to restore disaster damages FEMA’s PA program restores disaster-damaged...
FEMA and Puerto Rican government provide funds to mitigate risksFEMA and Puerto Rican government provide funds to mitigate risks
FEMA provides funds to reimburse non-profit organizations FEMA officials and GAR staff held meeting related to FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grants Program....
CSB releases final report on Xcel Energy hydroelectric plant fire accidentCSB releases final report on Xcel Energy hydroelectric plant fire accident
CSB found that inadequate fire protection and safety arrangements led to the fire accident in the water tunnel  US Chemical Safety Board (CSB)...
TenCate doubles net profit in the first quarter of 2010TenCate doubles net profit in the first quarter of 2010
The net profit of TenCate doubled in just the first quarter this year  Loek de Vries, Executive Board Chairman and CEO of TenCate said: "The net...
Royal Ten Cate to appoint International Advisory BoardRoyal Ten Cate to appoint International Advisory Board
Ten Cate manufactures functional materials for four major industrial sectors including firefighting industry Royal Ten Cate (multinational producer of...


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