Monthly Archives: April 2015

Coffee Break Training – Portable Fire Extinguishers: Extinguishing Agent Selection for Use Around Aircraft

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Portable Fire Extinguishers: Extinguishing Agent Selection for Use Around Aircraft No. FP-2015-17 April 28, 2015 Learning Objective: The student will be able to describe which … Continue reading

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Demsa – Fire Extinguishing Agents Manufacturer To Be Present At Interschutz 2015

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Demsa is an Argentine industrial company specialized in the research and production of chemical agents to fight fires. It has been working for 30 years … Continue reading

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Intershutz 2015 – Partner Country Days pay tribute to cross-border cooperation

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Hannover. All roads lead to INTERSCHUTZ 2015, which is taking place from 8 to 13 June in Hannover, Germany. Exhibitors from over 49 countries make … Continue reading

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Interschutz 2015 – Prizes, certificates and honorable recognition

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Exciting competitions at INTERSCHUTZ 2015 in Hannover Hannover , Germany. Exciting competitions will mark the world’s leading exhibition for fire prevention, disaster relief, rescue services, … Continue reading

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Innovation at an all-time high: this year’s INTERSCHUTZ to feature more exhibitors than ever before

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– Deutsche Messe expecting some 1,400 exhibitors and over 100,000 square meters of booked space – German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière to officiate at … Continue reading

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SOLBERG – Revolutionizing Firefighting Foam Technology

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Solberg is your one-stop resource for firefighting foam concentrates and custom-designed foam suppression systems hardware. An Amerex Corporation company, Solberg offers an extensive line of … Continue reading

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KARBA is going to take place at INTERSCHUTZ 2015 event

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Karba, one of the Turkey’s biggest firefighting trucks manufacturer, is going to participate Interschutz 2015. Visitors from all around the world can visit Karba at … Continue reading

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Dafo Fomtec – The independent alternative

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Fire Fighting Foams and Equipment We offer a full range of high quality fire fighting foams, such as AFFF, ARC, HiEx, fluorine-free, protein foams and … Continue reading

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Protek Manufacturing at Intershutz 2015 – Product Updates

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Established in 1972 as specialist in casting for machinery parts. Our professional foundries produced iron and steel casting, and in 1974, expanded to non-metal casting, … Continue reading

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Dräger at the INTERSCHUTZ 2015

We are dedicated to your safety, which is why we never stop innovating, improving and advancing our product portfolio. And because every mission is different, you … Continue reading

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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

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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

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

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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 … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Chinese Officials Blame Chemical Plant Bosses For Explosion

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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 … Continue reading

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Australia – Melbourne’s Fire Brigade Eyes New UAVs

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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 … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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. … Continue reading

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Kuwait – Limited Fire At Mina Abdulla Refinery

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The unit’s operational rates were still high and oil product exports will not be affected, an official said. State-run Kuwait National Petroleum Co (KNPC) has … Continue reading

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Japan – Asiana Plane Hits Structure & Skids Off Runway During Landing At Hiroshima

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Air safety authorities in Japan are investigating how a South Korean Asiana Airlines plane skidded off a runway on landing at Hiroshima airport. The 74 … Continue reading

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Pakistan – Men Pickled To Death Inside of Chemical Tank

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At least six bodies were recovered from a chemical tank inside a pickle manufacturing plant in Pakistan over the weekend.  Authorities reported that it appeared … Continue reading

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Morocco – Bus Crashes With Petrol Tanker And Explodes Killing At Least 33 People – Video

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More than 30 people have been killed in Morocco in a head-on crash between a bus carrying young athletes and a petrol tanker. At least … Continue reading

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China – Air Monitoring Continues Days After Chemical Plant Blast

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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 … Continue reading

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Russia – Fire at Rosneft Refinery Kills One

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MOSCOW, April 10 (Reuters) – A fire broke out at the Angarsk refinery one of Russia’s biggest oil firm Rosneft in east Siberia on Friday, … Continue reading

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Nigeria – Chevron Not Liable For Bayelsa’s 2012 Oil Rig Explosion

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Chevron Nigeria Ltd said on Tuesday that it would not pay any compensation for the January 2012 rig explosion off the Bayelsa coastline that resulted … Continue reading

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Brazil – Firefighters Extinguish Fire At Fuel Storage Facility After 10 Days

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SAO PAULO (AP) ” Firefighters have extinguished the fires that for 10 days engulfed six fuel storage tanks at a liquid bulk storage facility in … Continue reading

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USA – New Regulation Aims to Prevent Explosions at Offshore Rigs

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Monday proposed a new regulation for offshore oil and gas rigs intended to improve equipment standards and well designs … Continue reading

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Indonesia – Oil Tanker Explosion In Belawan Port Kills Three

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An oil tanker exploded at the Port of Belawan, Indonesia, on 13 April, killing three shipyard workers. Indonesia-flagged Palu Sipat, owned by the national oil … Continue reading

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Turkey -Trial Begins Over Mine Disaster That Killed 301

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Forty-five managers and employees of a mine in the western Turkish town of Soma, went on trial on Monday accused of … Continue reading

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USA – 2 Men Dead After Explosion At Omaha Rail Yard

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Officials confirmed two men who were cleaning the tank car had died in the blast at an Omaha rail yard. near Second and Hickory streets. … Continue reading

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OSHA Cites US Steel For Willful Violation In Fatal Alabama Alant Explosion

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United States Steel Corp. has been cited by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) for a willful violation and seven serious violations after the … Continue reading

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Nigeria – 4 killed In Pipeline Explosion Rocks

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Four residents of Odidi community in Delta State, a mother and her three daughters, on Tuesday died due to an oil spill. Reports said they … Continue reading

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Petrol Tanker Explosion Kills 10 In Southern Mexico

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A crash involving a tanker transporting petrol on the road between Villahermosa and Coatzacoalcos in Tabasco province, southeastern Mexico, killed at least ten and injured … Continue reading

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Albania – Authorities Evacuate Village After Oil Well Blast

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TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian authorities are evacuating residents of a village following an explosion at a Canadian-owned oil well. No injuries were reported. A … Continue reading

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Brazil – Fire at Fuel Storage Tank Facility Enters 6th Day

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Sao Paulo, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) A fire in a fuel deposit at one of Brazilâs most important port terminal in Santos, Sao Paulo, entered … Continue reading

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India – Two Pipeline Incidents Cause Multiple Casualties

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Two workers were killed and three others were injured in an incident at a Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) LPG pipeline in Nalgonda, about … Continue reading

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Mexico Oil Rig Fire Kills Four, Injures Dozens

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Four oil rig workers were killed and 16 injured when a fire broke out on an oil production platform in the oil-rich Bay of Campeche … Continue reading

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China – Thousands Evacuated As Huge Chemical Fire Reignites

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Thousands have been evacuated in the southern Chinese province of Fujian as a massive chemical oil fire reignited. At least 800 firefighters and 170 fire … Continue reading

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CSB Releases New Safety Video Entitled Shock to the System Offering Key Lessons for Preventing Hydraulic Shock in Ammonia Refrigeration Systems

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Latest Safety Video Includes Detailed Animation of 32,000- Pound Release of Ammonia in Alabama which Led to Offsite Injuries Including Multiple Hospitalizations in 2010 Washington, … Continue reading

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US Safety Board: Oil Train Tank Cars Need Urgent Upgrades

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Fuel-hauling tank cars need retrofits to prevent more explosive train wrecks — and the public can’t wait another decade for the improvements as has been … Continue reading

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Greenpeace Activists Occupy Shell Oil Rig

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Greenpeace activists have climbed aboard a Shell oil rig to protest the company’s plans to drill in the Arctic near Alaska. The six protesters used … Continue reading

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Russian Nuclear Submarine On Fire In Arctic Dock

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A Russian nuclear submarine is on fire at an Arctic naval shipyard and firefighters are tackling the blaze, Russian media report. The Oryol-class submarine’s reactor … Continue reading

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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

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