UK Fire Magazine – Issue 18 – August 2022

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Review, reflect and plan – the emergence of the future fire and rescue service

As I write this editorial the country has been enjoying a spell of particularly warm…

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A more flexible and extended role for the fire and rescue service to deliver community safety
The latest call for ‘Fire Reform’ has just concluded its consultation period. It comes amidst…
Legislative change is only the first step to a fire-safe future

Opening a consultation on ‘Reforming our Fire and Rescue Service’ notably has coincided with new…

Like all PBI fabrics, PBI LP delivers excellent tensile strength and will not become brittle, shrink or break open when exposed to flame and high temperatures. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
PBI LP – Increases protection and reduces weight

PBI Performance Products is renowned for creating new standards of performance and protection that are…

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Life Kitchens – Sustainable, recyclable and non-combustible kitchens are the future

What do we mean when we talk about sustainability? At Life Kitchens we believe sustainability…

The image below left is from a 160x120 sensor with horizontal FOV of 47°; the image on the right is from a 384x288 sensor with a FOV of 57°. The difference in both the sensor resolution and the FOV is evident.
Selecting and using a thermal imaging camera for wildfire – Part 1

For wildfire, the use of a thermal imaging camera (TIC) can have significant benefits. However,…

NECO Fire Curtains in Marks & Spencer shop. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
NECO Fire Gard – Market leader and manufacturer of fire-safety protection products 

Founded over a decade ago, NECO Fire Gard is a leading British manufacturer, supplier and…

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Haztec – Emergency vehicle warning equipment

British manufacturer Haztec International returns to this year’s ESS with many innovative additions to its…

Figure 6: This figure shows the test setup and apparatus for sensitivity evaluation. The devices positioned from left to right are SMPS TSI 3910, the test device in black and the test device in grey, providing the measurement for particle-counting method, particle-charging method and optical-laser method, respectively. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Principle and application of aspirating smoke detectors (ASDs) with an innovative method for very early fire alarms – Part 2

In Part 2 of the article, the smoke detection performance of the particle-charging method is…

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Why effective digital transformation is critical for emergency healthcare services in the post-pandemic world

The pandemic has reinforced the indispensable role that healthcare organisations like the National Health Service…

UK Fire is a quarterly journal specific to the UK Fire market dedicated to both fire protection and firefighting. The editorial features are written by industry experts and comprise a unique blend focussing on the latest technology, training methods and equipment as well as highlighting sector specific issues from around the region. Regular product and company profiles, events updates and news make UK Fire the first choice read for fire protection and firefighting professionals.

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