Wildfires - News

Intelagard Unveils EasyDECON Decontamination Solution To Help Firefighters Effectively Protect Equipment From Carcinogens And Viral Attacks

Steve Kleber, owner of EXTAN Distributors, the local representative of Intelagard, Inc. has requested that the company bring its resources to the Hales Corners Fire Department, under the supervision of Fire Chief, Pete Jaskulski, to demonstrate how to cost-effectively decontaminate a fireman's ‘turn-out gear’, after being exposed to a fire induced carcinogenic contamination. “We have been doing this for years around the world with great success,” said Intelagard’s...

FireClear Highlights The Importance Of Creating Defensible Space Zones And Making Homes More Wildfire Resistant

With all residents of the US state of California worried about ‘wildfires’, fire protection is primarily on everyone’s mind right now. No home is totally fireproof. However, with the right precautions, one can help safeguard their home, belongings and family, in the event of a wildfire. Making homes wildfire-resistant Listed below are just a few ways to quickly increase a property’s resistance to fire damage: Install tempered glass, multi-pane windows and screens If...

The UK Home Office And London Fire Brigade Share Key Insights On The Lifespan Of Fire/turn Out Kits

Firefighting kit has a number of functions. It protects crew members in a wide range of situations and makes them instantly recognizable in an emergency. Replacing the firefighting kit at the right time keeps fire firefighters and rescue personnel safe and comfortable, no matter what the emergency. Call outs for firefighters  According to the UK Home Office, in the last year, 28 per cent of call-outs for firefighters and rescue staff involved responding to fires, 42 per cent of call outs...

American Fire Sprinkler Association Highlights The Importance Of Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid In Fire Suppression Applications

Choosing the right fire suppression system can make all the difference in the protection of vital establishments and entities, including building, assets, and people. Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid The Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is a clean agent fire extinguishant that was created as an alternative to hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) and a halon replacement. Fire protection systems using the Novec 1230 fluid are assured that: Fluid is stored as a liquid but discharged as a gas. The system...

INTERSCHUTZ Postponed Again to June 2022 Due to Pandemic

The dates for INTERSCHUTZ have been changed, with the event now taking place from June 20 to June 25, 2022. The decision to reschedule the world's renowned trade fair for the fire, rescue, civil protection and safety/security verticals was taken by Deutsche Messe, after a process of thorough deliberation and intensive discussion with key market players. INTERSCHUTZ In a context that has affected numerous other trade fairs and events taking place all over the world, the move was driven by the l...

Coopers Fire Discusses Fire Safety In 2020: How The Pandemic Impacted Fire Around The World

2020 was a big year for Coopers Fire. The company has relocated its headquarters to a purpose-built, state-of-the-art new facility in Waterlooville, and reimagined its website for the next phase of Coopers Fire’s growth. The company has even managed to complete work on some exciting fire curtain installation projects. But 2020 will forever be remembered as the year of COVID-19 - the disease that spread around the world and brought life as everyone knows it to a complete standstill. As all...

Rosenbauer Launches RDS Connected Fleet, The New Vehicle Management System For Pre- And Post-Operational Briefings

What is the status of the operational fleet? Which vehicles are ready for operation? What condition are they in? Where are the vehicles now? What and how much operating and extinguishing agents (water, foam, etc.) do they have on board? RDS Connected Fleet RDS Connected Fleet provides this and all other information required to prepare for operations. Connected Fleet is the further development of the proven service for fire vehicle management system with new hardware, user interface and functio...

Rosenbauer Launches A New Forest Firefighting Vehicle

Rosenbauer presents a new forest firefighting vehicle. It meets both category 3 of EN 1846-2 for all-terrain firefighting vehicles and specific requirements for the protection of the vehicle crew, as defined for example in the French standard NFS 61-517 or NFS 61-518. This includes a thermal self-protection system and a driver's cab equipped with a rollover cell. With its compact dimensions, low center of gravity, and single tires, the all-wheel-drive vehicle is ideally suited for use in rough...

FireClear And Phos-Chek Collaborate To Deliver Colorless, Long-Lasting Fire Retardant Solution For Wildfires

FireClear and Phos-Chek have teamed up to deliver a colorless, long-lasting fire retardant solution, Phos-Chek Wildfire Home Defense (Phos-Chek), the very same formulation that is dropped from planes to counter the raging fires caused by most American wildfires. Now, users can take advantage of Phos-Chek Wildfire Home Defense (the exact same formula used by the USDA Forest Service). It is environmentally friendly and safe for both pets and people. One application of Phos-Chek is that it can hel...

BAFE And UK Government Advisory On Fire Safety Regulations Put The Onus On Building Owners To Ensure Buildings’ Fire Safety

Apsana Begum, Labor MP for Poplar and Limehouse, has asked the UK Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government that “Whether he plans to provide funding for remedial work to buildings which do not comply with fire safety regulations but do not have problems relating to cladding.” Fire safety legislation The Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government) Christopher Pincher, Conservative MP for Tamworth, reminded building owners and premises manage...

Bristol Uniforms Unveil EOS, Advanced Protective Personal Equipment For Structural Firefighting

Bristol Uniforms, a globally renowned designer and manufacturer of protective clothing for emergency services across the globe, has launched a brand new, state-of-the-art PPE design for structural firefighting, offering advanced protection to combat the new and emerging risks faced by modern day firefighters. EOS, PPE for structural fighting EOS, named after the Greek goddess of the dawn, builds on the success of Bristol’s XFlex and UK Collaborative Framework ranges, retaining the popula...

Lafayette City Police Department Adopts WingtraOne Drone To Collect Wildfire Damage Data

The Lafayette City Police Department and an interagency task force joined a survey firm to deal with extensive damage caused by California wildfires that were raging in August and September. One of these, "the CZU lightning complex fire" caused a massive evacuation before destroying 86,509 acres (35,009 ha) and nearly 1500 structures across four communities and two state parks. To assess the worst-hit areas of this particular fire, a WingtraOne drone was used to collect aerial data used to gene...

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