Firefighting

NFPA and HFSC Team Up to Advance Home Fire Sprinkler Awareness

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 9:25pm

Our homes are filled with synthetic furnishings that burn hotter and faster than natural materials and they produce toxic smoke.

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  • Our homes are filled with synthetic furnishings that burn hotter and faster than natural materials and they produce toxic smoke.
  • We know that new homes can easily and inexpensively be protected with sprinkler technology that\'s been proven over more than a century.
  • In 1996 HFSC was founded to provide a singular focus on home fire sprinkler education.
  • HFSC is a purely educational, nonprofit organization and the leading resource for independent, noncommercial information about home fire sprinklers.

California Firefighting Agencies, Southern California Edison Team Up to Provide State-of-the-Art Firefighting Aircraft

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 5:27pm

This includes two Coulson-Unical CH-47 helitankers , the world\xe2\x80\x99s largest fire-suppression helicopters, and a Sikorsky-61 helitanker.

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  • This includes two Coulson-Unical CH-47 helitankers , the world\xe2\x80\x99s largest fire-suppression helicopters, and a Sikorsky-61 helitanker.
  • All three aircraft have unique water and fire-retardant-dropping capabilities and can fly day and night.
  • We proudly provide fire protection, medical aid, rescue, hazardous materials response and a variety of other services to the public.
  • The Fire Department\xe2\x80\x99s service area includes suburban neighborhoods, city centers, commercial districts, sandy beaches, mountain ranges and more.

America's First Electric Fire Truck Visits Firefighters in South Bend, Indiana

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 10:42pm

b'SOUTH BEND, Ind., May 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --America\'s first electric fire truck was on display today in South Bend, IN.

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  • b'SOUTH BEND, Ind., May 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --America\'s first electric fire truck was on display today in South Bend, IN.
  • "Built from the ground up using the most advanced materials and technologies, the RT is the safest fire truck on the road today - for firefighters, for communities and for the environment.
  • "\nThe RT is America\'s first fully electric apparatus and boasts a high level of safety, excellent driving dynamics and maneuverability, innovative safety features, and is fully networked.
  • "Rosenbauer America and its local dealers are committed to supporting the RT electric fire truck in local communities throughout the United States and Canada in the coming years.

Mighty Fire Breaker Rolls Out Its Wildfire Defense Program to Lower Risk of Loss from Wildfire with Green Fire Inhibitor Chemistry

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 1:00pm

b'SAN DIEGO, May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Mighty Fire Breaker, LLC today officially announced the roll out of its proactive wildfire defense program aimed at helping property owners and fire service professionals lower the risk of loss from wildfires.

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  • b'SAN DIEGO, May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Mighty Fire Breaker, LLC today officially announced the roll out of its proactive wildfire defense program aimed at helping property owners and fire service professionals lower the risk of loss from wildfires.
  • Our goal at Mighty Fire Breaker is to reduce risk of loss for propertyeither from wildfire embers or wood framed building fireswhile we fight climate change through better fire science.
  • These applicators are trained to implement our proactive wildfire defense program from San Diego to Napa.
  • "Our Mighty Fire Breaker No Short Cut wildfire defense program does not count on \'just in time\' private firefighters, who use foam and handheld tools to save homes.

Global Fire Extinguisher Market (2021 to 2026) - Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecasts

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 10:30pm

b'DUBLIN, May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Fire Extinguisher Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nThe global fire extinguisher market reached a value of US$ 4.9 Billion in 2020.

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  • b'DUBLIN, May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Fire Extinguisher Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nThe global fire extinguisher market reached a value of US$ 4.9 Billion in 2020.
  • A fire extinguisher is a portable safety device, which is widely utilized for extinguishing small fires during emergencies and minimizing the potential destruction before the arrival of firefighters.
  • It comprises a cylinder that has an extinguishing agent, a nozzle, a handle and a pressure gauge.
  • Apart from this, the leading players in the industry are introducing eco-friendly, gas- or powder-based fire extinguishers that do not release toxic gases.

Envista Forensics Grows Fire and Explosion Division with Gert Jakobsen

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 6:00am

b'SILKEBORG, Denmark, May 4,2021 /PRNewswire/ --Envista Forensics, a global forensic consulting firm grows their fire investigation division with industry veteran Gert Jakobsen (IAAI-CFI) as Senior Fire Investigator.\nJakobsen is no stranger to the industry, as he\'s investigated more than 1000 fires in the last 20 years.

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  • b'SILKEBORG, Denmark, May 4,2021 /PRNewswire/ --Envista Forensics, a global forensic consulting firm grows their fire investigation division with industry veteran Gert Jakobsen (IAAI-CFI) as Senior Fire Investigator.\nJakobsen is no stranger to the industry, as he\'s investigated more than 1000 fires in the last 20 years.
  • Gert has, among other things, worked as department lead and fire investigator at the Danish Institute of Fire (DBI).
  • He also co-authored the Nordic Fire Manual in 2018 which is used for fire and explosion training all across the region.
  • Furthermore, Gert has served as a board member on the Nordic Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI).\n"We are really excited to have Gert join our team and further grow our capabilities in fire investigation across the Nordics," said Kenneth Millard, Managing Director, Envista Forensics, Denmark.

Outlook on the Fire Extinguisher Global Market to 2026 - by Product, Extinguishing Agent, Fire, Application and Region - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 1:18pm

b'The "Fire Extinguisher Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nThe global fire extinguisher market reached a value of US$ 4.9 Billion in 2020.

Key Points: 
  • b'The "Fire Extinguisher Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nThe global fire extinguisher market reached a value of US$ 4.9 Billion in 2020.
  • Looking forward, the publisher expects the global fire extinguisher market to exhibit moderate growth during the next five years.\nA fire extinguisher is a portable safety device, which is widely utilized for extinguishing small fires during emergencies and minimizing the potential destruction before the arrival of firefighters.
  • It comprises a cylinder that has an extinguishing agent, a nozzle, a handle and a pressure gauge.
  • Various companies are also investing in merger and acquisitions (M&A) to expand their consumer-base and broaden their market operations around the world.\n'

California Fire Safe Council Partners With Listos California to Launch "Outreach Toolkits & Trailers Program" For Wildfire Preparedness In High-Risk Communities Across California

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 2:12pm

b'SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) is proud topartnerwithListos California, Governor Gavin Newsom\'s emergency preparedness initiative,to roll out aWildfire Preparedness Toolkit and TrailerProgramacross California.

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  • b'SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) is proud topartnerwithListos California, Governor Gavin Newsom\'s emergency preparedness initiative,to roll out aWildfire Preparedness Toolkit and TrailerProgramacross California.
  • LaunchingthisMay forWildfire Preparedness Week,starting withWildfire Awareness Day on May 1st, the program will provide education and assistance to high-risk fire communities across the state.
  • "We are encouraging residents to get prepared now with fire adapted communities, because wildfire is aninevitable, and increasingly worsening reality forCalifornians.
  • Since 2004, California Fire Safe Council has provided grants totaling more than $100 million to organizations and agencies located throughout California.

Business and Consumer Product Safety Advocates Warn That New York Legislation Will Increase Fire-Induced Deaths, Injury, Property Damage

Monday, April 26, 2021 - 6:03pm

b'Leading business organizations and consumer product safety advocates are warning that a proposed ban on flame retardants in New York State could increase fire-induced deaths, injury and property damage and further ravage an already struggling economy.\nThe ban, the subject of legislation ( S.4630-A/ A.5418 ) expected to be voted on in Albany as soon as Monday, would prohibit the sale of a broad range of products for use in residential settings that contain some of the most commonly used fire retardants.

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  • b'Leading business organizations and consumer product safety advocates are warning that a proposed ban on flame retardants in New York State could increase fire-induced deaths, injury and property damage and further ravage an already struggling economy.\nThe ban, the subject of legislation ( S.4630-A/ A.5418 ) expected to be voted on in Albany as soon as Monday, would prohibit the sale of a broad range of products for use in residential settings that contain some of the most commonly used fire retardants.
  • Older adults continue to experience a disproportionate share of fire deaths.
  • Although adults aged 65 and over are only 16% of the U.S. population, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) data shows that individuals 65 and over make up 33% of fire deaths.
  • According to U.S. Census Bureau projections, by 2060, the number of individuals ages 65 or older is expected to be 95 million \xe2\x80\x94 nearly double the amount in 2017.

UL Warns of Unauthorized Reference to UL Certification on Fire Extinguishers (Release 21PN-13)

Monday, April 26, 2021 - 5:19pm

b'NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a notification from UL that the fire extinguishers identified below bear an unauthorized reference to UL certification These fire extinguishers have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if the fire extinguishers comply with any safety requirements.\nAlthough the fire extinguishers bear reference to the "Kidde-Fenwal, Inc." name, these fire extinguishers were not manufactured by Kidde-Fenwal, Inc., and are not otherwise affiliated with Kidde-Fenwal, Inc.\nRemedy: UL recommends that you stop using this product.\nThese fire extinguishers bear the following markings on the front label:\n'

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  • b'NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a notification from UL that the fire extinguishers identified below bear an unauthorized reference to UL certification These fire extinguishers have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if the fire extinguishers comply with any safety requirements.\nAlthough the fire extinguishers bear reference to the "Kidde-Fenwal, Inc." name, these fire extinguishers were not manufactured by Kidde-Fenwal, Inc., and are not otherwise affiliated with Kidde-Fenwal, Inc.\nRemedy: UL recommends that you stop using this product.\nThese fire extinguishers bear the following markings on the front label:\n'