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Australia – Melbourne’s Fire Brigade Eyes New UAVs

Australia - Melbourne's Fire Brigade Eyes New UAVs

Melbourne's Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) is exploring the potential of newer unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that could be used to augment or replace its existing fleet of four Australian-made CyberQuads. Firefighter and chief pilot David Rylance told the Association & Communication Events' Connect 2015 conference that ...

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PSA Norway – Report From The Investigation Of  Platform Man-overboard Incident

PSA Norway - Report From The Investigation Of Platform Man-overboard Incident

The PSA’s investigation of the incident on Scarabeo 8 during February 2015, when a man fell overboard, is now completed. Several regulatory breaches were identified. A man fell overboard from the mobile drilling unit Scarabeo 8 at about 04.00 on Friday 20 February 2015. The incident ...

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CSB Board Votes on Status of Sixteen Safety Recommendations; Agency Launches New Recommendations Website Feature

CSB Board Votes on Status of Sixteen Safety Recommendations; Agency Launches New Recommendations Website Feature

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has recently voted to update the status of sixteen recommendations resulting from twelve accident investigations including key safety improvements resulting from the 2006 CAI/Arnel fire and explosion in Danvers, MA and the 2005 BP Texas City refinery fire and ...

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Chinese Officials Blame Chemical Plant Bosses For Explosion

Chinese Officials Blame Chemical Plant Bosses For Explosion

BEIJING (AP) — China's work safety watchdog on Wednesday blamed an explosion at a chemical plant in southeast China this month on the factory's management and failings in local government supervision. The April 6 blast and ensuing hydrocarbon fire at the paraxylene plant in province ...

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China – Air Monitoring Continues Days After Chemical Plant Blast

China - Air Monitoring Continues Days After Chemical Plant Blast

On Monday evening, April 6, 2015, oil that had leaked from a xylene facility caught fire and led to blasts at three nearby chemical oil tanks at Tenglong Aromatic Hydrocarbon Company, located on the city's Gulei Peninsula. [Photo: Xinhua] Monitoring of toxic pollutants has continued in ...

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World News

China – Nanjing Refinery Second Explosion In One Year

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Firefighters try to put out fire following an explosion at the refinery of Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical Co. in Nanjing, East China’s Jiangsu province, April 21, … Continue reading

South Africa – Man Injured at Sapref Refinery Fire Dies

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Durban – One of the men injured in a fire at the Sapref refinery south of Durban at the weekend has died. The crude oil … Continue reading

Finland – Fire hits Neste’s Naantali Refinery

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An early-morning fire on Apr. 20 at Neste Oil Corp.’s 2.9 million-tonne/year Naantali refinery in Finland has led to the shutdown of processing units at … Continue reading

India – ONGC Fights Fire at Olpad-31 Gas Well, 12 Injured.

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Oil and Natural Gas Corp. Ltd. (ONGC) engaged Houston-based well-intervention firm Boots & Coots to assist in controlling a fire that broke out at gas … Continue reading

Nigeria – Fire Engulfs Shell’s Kolo Creek-Rumekpe Pipeline

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Fire has engulfed the Kolo Creek-Rumekpe pipeline operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company in Oruma, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The incident happened … Continue reading

China – 7 Dead, 13 Trapped in Flooded Northern Coal Mine

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BEIJING (AP) — At least seven coal miners were killed and 13 left trapped after a shaft flooded at a mine in northern China, state … Continue reading

USA – Lightning Strike Launches Fracking Storage Tank in the Air, Sets off Chain Reaction Fire

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Lightning sets off a chain reaction and launches a wastewater storage tank into the air.   The Associated Press reports that the fire started after … Continue reading

USA – 1 Dead, 1 Critical In Refinery Accident

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A Douglas County plant has reopened after a deadly refinery accident Wednesday.   Officials say they’ve taken care of the problem, but residents told Channel … Continue reading

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Product News

SOLBERG® Expands Product Certifications on Foam Concentrates ARCTIC™ 3×6% ATC™ – AR-AFFF Foam Achieves UL/ULC Product Certification

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ARCTIC™ 3X6% ATC™ AR-AFFF Foam Achieves UL/ULC Product Certification Green Bay, Wisconsin – The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and … Continue reading

New Compact High Output D2x Explosion Proof Horn Sounders & Horn/Beacon Units From E2S

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The new D2x family from E2S Warning Signals, the world’s largest independent warning device manufacturer, is based on a high output 116 dB(A) SPL 64-tone … Continue reading

Spectrex SharpEye 40/40M Multi IR Flame Detector

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The SharpEye 40/40M Multi IR Flame Detector is unique in being able to detect both hydrogen and hydrocarbon flames simultaneously. Each type of flame has … Continue reading

SOLBERG® Expands Product Development and Sales Staff

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GreenBay, Wisconsin – The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware, announced to day the appointment of industry veterans … Continue reading

FOMTEC – ICAO LEVEL C FINALLY TAKES OFF

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After several years under discussion the ICAO Level C standard has finally been published. A new 4th Edition of the Airport Services Manual Part 1 … Continue reading

Dr. Sthamer – Hamburg, Europe’s leading independent Fire Fighting Foam manufacture is proud to announce that it has completed its transition to fully C6 based Carbon Chain Fluorosurfactant based AFFF’s and AR-AFFF

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Dr. Sthamer – Hamburg, Europe’s leading independent Fire Fighting Foam manufacture is proud to announce that it has completed its transition from C8 Carbon Chain … Continue reading

E2S – VdS Approval For Rugged Metal Enclosure Fire System Horn Sounders

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E2S Warning Signals has gained VdS approval and CPR compliance to directive 305/2011/EU for its AlertAlarm D112 alarm horn sounder by testing to EN54-3. It … Continue reading

E2S Adds SIL 2 Compatibility To Its Horn And Strobe Families

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Safety Integrity Level, SIL, is a measure of safety system performance expressed in terms of probability of failure on demand (PFD). In the oil and … Continue reading

WISER – Free HAZMAT Response Tool for 1st Responders

WISER is a free downloadable resource tool  for 1st RespondersWISER Overview The Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER) is a system concept for providing … Continue reading

Klaxon Signals Launch new beacons and sounders.

Klaxon Signals has developed a new range of fire signalling devices that ensure no one is left behind in a fire emergency. Sonos Pulse fire … Continue reading