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Life Kitchens: the future is non-combustible kitchens
All our kitchen cabinets are manufactured from rust-resistant treated steel and manufactured with non-toxic fire-resistant foam for insulation and acoustic effect, the door fascias are also manufactured from other non-combustible materials such as glass and neolith stone to remove any…
Leeds improving the safety and wellbeing of residents with leading IoT provider HomeLINK
HomeLINK have been awarded a 12-month project with Leeds City Council in a move towards improving the safety and wellbeing of their residents with IoT (Internet of Things) technology. The £500k investment from GovTech Catalyst for the district will see…
The Fire Fighters Charity joins forces with front-line charities to launch national wellness campaign
Last year marked a year like no other for UK front-line staff as they battled to keep the nation safe. With the colder weather here to stay and the arrival of a new strain of Covid-19, emergency-service teams are feeling…
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…

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