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False fire alarms continue to cost the UK

More than 2,600 false fire alarms were maliciously activated across England in 2019/20 – disrupting schools and businesses, placing unnecessary strain on our emergency services, and reducing the confidence the general public have in fire alarms. The latest Home Office…

Life-saving initiative between two emergency services begins

A group of up to 20 firefighters from across the county have begun driving ambulances this week to support SCAS during the response to Covid-19. The agreement between Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) and South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS)…

Fire service offers support for vaccination roll-out

As the rollout of Covid-19 vaccinations begins around the country, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) continues to offer support to the health sector during the pandemic. Having already seen staff from various parts of the Service helping with training…

Continuing to step up to support our communities

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has released a range of updated risk assessments which will allow firefighters and other staff to continue work on Covid-related activities – while taking on more. And the Cleveland Fire Brigade, UK is ready,…

Johnson Controls introduces Tyco DS-8 8.0K dry pendent sprinkler for outdoor spaces and commercial freezers

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings and architect of OpenBlue connected solutions, is expanding its Tyco DS Dry Sprinkler product family to include the DS-8 8.0K (K 115) dry pendent sprinkler. The enhanced features of…

Siren system manufacturer provides alternate ways to make contact with its international customers

INTERSCHUTZ, the world’s leading trade fair for fire brigades, rescue services, civil protection and safety has now been postponed for the second time and is not scheduled to take place again until 2022. HÖRMANN Warnsysteme, the leading siren systems manufacturer,…

NFPA replaces 2021 Conference & Expo with new virtual conference series to run throughout 2021

With the continued uncertainty of live events stretching well into 2021, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced today that the 2021 NFPA Conference & Expo will not happen as scheduled and instead will be replaced with the 125th Anniversary…

10th Annual DCD Fire Safety Forum

Dubai Civil Defence have announced the 10th Annual Fire Safety Forum UAE. The Fire Safety Forum is held annually by the General Command of Civil Defence to recognize achievements and trends in the firefighting, building and fire-protection industries. Adjusting to…

Fire Authority seeking an additional £1.44 per year for a Band D property

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority is proposing a 2% increase to the fire service’s proportion of council tax for 2020/21. This equates to an extra £1.44 a year for a Band D property and £73.53 in total (compared to £72.09…

New 23.8-inch monitor to assist remote working

With more and more emergency first responders working remotely, the need for good home-office ergonomics is extremely important for their welfare. EIZO Limited have announced the release of the 23.8in FlexScan EV2480 – a frameless Full HD (1920 x 1080)…

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