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New regulator to ensure building safety: Fire Sector Federation welcomes plan to tackle ‘dishonest practice’
The Fire Sector Federation has welcomed the government’s announcement of a new national construction products regulator to ensure that building materials are made safely. The move follows the recent testimony to the Grenfell Inquiry that shone a light on the…
MetalCraft Marine delivers high-performance Firestorm 36 MkII to Vietnam
The Fire Department of Quang Ninh Province (Canh Sat PCCC) in Northern Vietnam ordered their first MetalCraft Marine (MCM) high-performance fireboat – for the island of Tuan Chau, in Ha-Long Bay. The Firestorm 36 MkII arrived in Vietnam in December…
New advanced LNG training facility at RelyOn Nutec is now open!
For the last four months, RelyOn Nutec has been working hard on completing the building of a new LNG training facility at their Rotterdam training centre. They opened their first LNG facility in 2014, and with the move to their…
Improving fire safety for the vulnerable
The British Standards Institution has withdrawn its guidance on fire risk assessments following the threat of legal action from a bereaved Grenfell family. The assessments stated it was ‘not normally practicable’ to identify people with disabilities or for landlords to…
MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri calls for EU and national policy on energy-efficient renovations to improve fire safety
MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (S&D, Finland) joined Fire Safe Europe in asking EU and national policymakers to ensure the surge of energy-efficient renovations in the EU also improves fire safety. Speaking at an event organised jointly with Fire Safe Europe and…
Historic London Irish Centre gets Hyfire wireless protection
Wireless fire detection and alarm devices supplied by global leader Hyfire have been selected to protect the London Irish Centre, a well-known outpost of Irish culture and community in the heart of England’s capital city. More than 200 Hyfire wireless…
New ANSUL 3×3 Non-Fluorinated Foam concentrate for Class B fuel fire suppression
Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings and architect of OpenBlue connected solutions, is setting a new standard in fire suppression with the launch of ANSUL NFF 3x3 UL201 foam concentrate. This new, patent-pending, Non-Fluorinated Foam…
MAF Associates unveils rapid growth on the back of growing demand for cladding expertise
A company specialising in external building inspections has grown by more than 500% in less than two years thanks to unprecedented demand for professional expertise in the sector. With thousands of buildings requiring examination, either due to cladding issues or…
Panasonic doubles down with latest-generation TOUGHBOOK 33 detachable notebook
Panasonic has doubled down with its latest generation of the popular TOUGHBOOK 33 rugged notebook by delivering 40% faster performance, double the memory and double the storage of its predecessor, all at a similar price point. Available immediately, the updated…
RapidDeploy and OnStar to provide California 9-1-1 centres with real-time crash data
RapidDeploy, a cloud-based emergency response platform, announced that it will supply every California 9-1-1 centre with real-time Automatic Crash Response notifications through a first-of-its-kind agreement with General Motors’ OnStar. Beginning in May, a majority of Telecommunicators at over 400 public…

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