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Questionnaire

One of the Fire Prevention Commission's goals is to reduce fire deaths and casualties. As we would like to follow our goals as much as possible, we have prepared a short questionnaire where we would like to collect some of the fire prevention related data. The topic was discussed at the Fire Prevention Commission meeting that was held 4-5 June 2014 at the SPEK camp and training center in Padasjoki, Finland. This document is meant to be used a base for our future work and proposals for guidelines, analysis and cooperation with other commissions.

We kindly ask you to fulfill the form... Read more

Recommendations for vehicles with standard and alternative fuels/ engines

Because of new technologies and energy sources, the industry is increasingly focusing on alternative drives and fuels. These recommendations are focused on flammable gases, liquids, combustion engines with electric motors and many other combinations more.

The document was prepared together by the Hazardous materials commission and the commission on Extrication & new technology.

Protokoll CTIF history 2014

Protokoll der 17.Sitzung
Mittwoch, 1. Oktober 2014, 10.00 bis 16.00 Uhr
Niedersächsische Akademie für Brand- und Katastrophenschutz, Celle, Deutschland

POP-ALERT Expert Group Meeting and Stakeholder Forum Workshop

The POP-ALERT Project Consortium is delighted to announce the conclusion of two succesful events 26. November 2014. The events brought together stakeholders from crisis management community to share ideas and experiences on populations behaviour in the context of a crisis, the ways in which different populations are organised in communities, the best ways to reach and raise awareness within these communities, the priority issues for European citizens, etc.

CSB Recommends Safety Improvements to U.S. Department of Transportation Emergency Response Guidebook Widely Used by Firefighters

Washington, DC, October 8, 2014—The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is recommending critical safety improvements to the widely-used Emergency Response Guidebook published by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for emergency responders to use when confronting chemical fires, explosions and releases of hazardous materials. 
 
The CSB noted that while the manual is provided for responders to use in transportation incidents, CSB investigators have found over the years that the guidebook is often used by emergency responders – firefighters, medical... Read more

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