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Kestrel Instruments launches new 3550FW Fire Weather Meter for monitoring and reporting real-time wildfire conditions
Capable and connected for continuous monitoring, and shareable reports, the 3550FW delivers the same rugged reliability and accurate performance that wildfire firefighters have trusted for years while enabling them to capture and share critical fire weather data far more quickly…
Command Light adds another narrow light tower with release of the all-new Shadow series ‘SL Slim’
Command Light, a leader in emergency vehicle lighting, is introducing a new ‘slim’ light tower design that joins Command Light’s existing Shadow series line-up, featuring 4.5ft tower reach. The SL Slim marks Command Light’s narrowest design yet, making this light…
Emergency Planning Society webinar – Covid Volunteers: Top up or Top Down – A Partnership
The Emergency Planning Society (EPS) has announced the launch of its Spring Programme of educational events will begin with Covid Volunteers; Top up or Top Down – A Partnership on 17 March 2021 at 10am. Delegates are invited to join…
Johnson Controls launches 700 Series microprocessor-based conventional fire detectors
Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings – and architect of OpenBlue connected solutions and services – has announced the new 700 Series Conventional Fire Detectors, the company’s first microprocessor-based conventional fire detectors that precisely monitor…
British Standards Institution withdraws fire-safety guidance after legal threat
The British Standards Institution (BSI) has withdrawn its new guidance on fire-risk assessments after a bereaved Grenfell family threatened legal action, saying it ignored critical inquiry recommendations relating to people with disabilities. To learn more about this go to www.insidehousing.co.uk/news/british-standards-institution-withdraws-fire-safety-guidance-after-legal-threat-from-grenfell-bereaved-69881
A complimentary ticket to StocExpo just for you
Join us at StocExpo's The Terminal of Tomorrow digital conference. As a StocExpo media partner, we are offering our subscribers complimentary tickets (usually €250+VAT) to the two-day online event. Click here to receive your complimentary pass Covering topics on hydrogen,…
ASFP supports calls for funding to address tall-building fire-safety failings
The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP), the UK’s leading association for the passive fire-protection sector, is supporting calls for greater funding to address identified fire-safety failings in tall buildings. The move comes following the government’s announcement of its five-point…
More than 1,100 classrooms gutted by school blazes in five years
School fires have destroyed the equivalent of 1,100 classrooms in the last five years, new figures reveal. Fire crews have been called to tackle 2,300 school blazes in England, which completely gutted 47 primary and secondary school buildings, and seriously…
Royal Berkshire Fire Authority appoints successor to Chief Fire Officer
Royal Berkshire Fire Authority has successfully concluded its search for the next leader of Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service. Wayne Bowcock will be joining the Service following the retirement of its current Chief Fire Officer, Trevor Ferguson, in July…
England’s fire services cut by £140m since 2016: a reaction
Basil Jackson is the Managing Director of Vemco Consulting Ltd, a management consultancy specialising in the delivery of specialist engineering services, including fire safety engineering. He has worked in the public sector since 1990 and, between 2006 and 2012, was…

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