Tag: fire

Lighters just got safer, thanks to revised ISO 9994 standards

To help reduce the risks of open flame, ISO standards exist for both regular pocket lighters and the utility types that have a longer reach. In both cases, the focus is on user safety.

Fire safety tips for the Christmas holiday season

The Office of the Fire Commissioner and Emergency Management B.C. have provided a list of life-saving precautions over the holiday season to prevent fires.

Yes, Antarctica has a fire department

Fire prevention in one of the coldest places on Earth might not sound like the most likely job, but every year the US Antarctic Program recruits a team of fire-fighters to head poleward.

Could a vessel fire sink your company’s supply chain?

Any disruption in a single voyage has a significant ripple effect.

Alberta: Canada’s poster child for climate risk

Reinsurers are particularly concerned about Alberta, where weather storms have been fiercer and less predictable than a bucking bronco.

Negligence and corruption at the heart of Mumbai’s deadly fire

A deadly fire in a rooftop restaurant in Mumbai has drawn fresh attention to the failures of planning in one of the city’s busiest upmarket commercial districts.

The ABI’s buildings blueprint: Reducing flood and fire risk

Ten priorities for reducing the risks posed by flooding and fire.

What is 100 Resilient Cities?

100 Resilient Cities help cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC supports the adoption and incorporation of a view of resilience that includes not just the shocks—earthquakes, fires, floods, etc.—but also the stresses that weaken the fabric of ...

Using drones for Emergency Management

With new technology comes a variety of applications that can have tremendous benefits to organizations, society – and, of course, the way we handle emergency management. Technology gives emergency management a new way of handling the given crisis, and perhaps, a new perspective for how to use resources a bit more effectively. Drones have been ...

Longer, fiercer fire seasons the new normal with climate changes

Firefighters in the West are starting to see it every year: an earlier start to the fire season and millions of acres of forest and range burned or ablaze as the summer just begins to heat up. At least 60 large blazes are currently devouring parts of the West, threatening to make 2017 a record-breaking ...

New ISO standard on video fire detectors will help save lives

Early detection of fire and smoke are essential to save lives, property and the environment. Modern technology such as video fire detectors, especially in some high-risk places like tunnels, oil and gas environments, public buildings or storage areas, enable a fast response to a potential fire. A new ISO technical specification on video fire detectors ...

Workplace recovery: It’s not just about fires and floods

There’s a common misconception that business continuity planning is used mostly to protect against big, catastrophic incidents, such as flooding, fires or storms. In reality, however, it often creates as much or more value when the disruptions are a lot less dramatic – like your network provider suffering from downtime for a few hours, or ...