Topic : fire protection

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N.Y. paratransit driver saves disabled passenger from blaze

Accessibility| June 13, 2016

With the flames beginning to engulf the vehicles, the driver lifted the woman from her wheelchair and carried her to safety. Fire officials say they’ll likely never know the cause of the fire.

Fire dept. to provide 24/7 coverage of D.C. Metro Rail ops control center

Security and Safety | May 4, 2016

The expanded hours, which begin in June, are made possible as a result of a new MoU between Metro and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

Security and Safety | February 17, 2016

NJ TRANSIT bans hoverboards systemwide

Customers and employees will no longer be permitted to ride, charge, store or transport the devices on the NJ TRANSIT system and at stations or facilities.

Security and Safety | May 12, 2015

A New Wave of Fire Suppression On Board Public Transportation Vehicles

New and improved systems help detect any signs of a fire, even before flames come into play. Better detection leads to a quicker and more efficient response to out-of-the-ordinary conditions with different modes of suppression, depending on the needs of the vehicle.

Motorcoach| April 21, 2015

53 evacuated after bus catches fire

The driver told investigators he heard what sounded like a rear tire's exploding and immediately pulled off to the side of the road. As soon as he stopped, he saw that the back of the bus was on fire. The bus was declared a total loss.

Security and Safety | April 7, 2015

NTSB investigating another incident as part of D.C. Metro accident

NTSB investigators accompanied WMATA personnel on site visits to the location of the Court House incident where additional electrical components were identified for further examination. Investigators requested that those components be sent to the NTSB.

Security and Safety | January 21, 2015

Pittsburgh subway has multiple fire safegaurds

Pittsburgh's subway train power is supplied by overhead cables rather than an electrified “third rail” along the tracks, which led to a delayed response by firefighters in the Washington, D.C. incident.

Bus| October 16, 2014

Exclusive: Bus Fires- Best Practices for Reducing the Risk

SP Fire Research is leading the way for more effective fire suppression systems by establishing a certification process and test method for testing fire suppression systems against known fire threats and environmental conditions specific to bus engine environments.
Bus| September 23, 2013

FMNA announces UL certification for fire suppression system

The certification, which included both system and component level testing, focused on lifecycle operation, environmental tests, product performance and overall durability.
Bus| October 10, 2012

Swedish institute develops new fire suppression standard

The objective has been to construct a model of an engine compartment where stakeholders can evaluate the firefighting performance of different suppression systems in a well-defined and objective way. The new standard SP method 4912, edition 3 has just been published.

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