Strenghtening the european citizens safety and security through co-operation CFPA-E, CTIF and FEU presidents cooperation meeting
The Finnish National CTIF Committee was honoured to host meeting of the President of CFPA Europe, Mr. Jesper Ditlev, President of CTIF, Mr. Tore Eriksson and President of FEU, Dr. Dieter Nuessler in connection with the Fire Brigade in Finland 175 Jubilee on 30th August, 2013 in Turku, Finland. The aim of the meeting was to discuss on the principals of the further development of co-operation of the three organisations in enhancing European Citizens Safety and Security. Meeting was hosted and chaired by the Finnish National CTIF Committee, Chairman Mr. Pentti Partanen, Director General of the Rescue Services, Ministry of the Interior.
Photo: Rami Airola
This advisory contains information on recent and past accidents involving AMMONIUM NITRATE (commonly referred to as AN), on the hazards of AN, how to manage these hazards, and appropriate steps for community emergency planning and proper emergency response. It is focused primarily on safe handling and storage of higher density, solid AN pellets and prills (a prill is a small bead) used in fertilizers.
This advisory is intended to broadly disseminate lessons learned from recent incidents involving AN so that such incidents can be prevented in the future. Also provided is a list of information resources, including relevant codes and standards, industry publications, and applicable statutes and regulations that will help facilities handling AN and first responders better understand the hazards so they can effectively manage the risks.
At least 19 elite firefighters have been killed battling a fierce wildfire in Arizona, USA.
Part of a crew known as “hot shots”, they were trying contain the flames on Yarnell Hill, northwest of Phoenix. They were attempting to dig a fire line and create an escape route when the flames overtook them.
No other deaths have been confirmed.Residents of Peeple’s Valley and Yarnell Hill have been evacuated. There are reports that up to half the homes in Yarnell have been destroyed.
Authorities believe the fire was started by a lightning strike. High heat combined with strong winds caused it to spread rapidly.