New regulations for high-rise buildings will improve fire safety

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service welcomes new planning regulations for high-rise buildings that will come into force on Sunday, 1 August). The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure and Section 62A…

Critical Communications World: registration now open!

Registration has opened for Critical Communications World 2021, taking place at the IFEMA in Madrid, from 3 to 5 November this year. The event will feature a wide range of conference and masterclass sessions, delivered by some of the most…

Flame-retardant Henkel adhesives used on industry-first A2 Spandrel panels

Speedpanel, part of the Speedclad group of businesses, has developed a range of insulated composite spandrel panels that provide both extremely quick building encapsulation and fire-retardant properties in accordance with the latest regulations. Notably, the company worked in close liaison…

Norwich riverside water throwline training, April 2021.

Learn about water safety – fire crews and partners raise awareness of dangers with public events

Residents and visitors to some of Norfolk’s most scenic waterside spots are invited to find out more about water safety from the county’s fire crews. Fire and rescue crews will build on public engagement work already undertaken this year, and…

OFR advises fire strategy for historic Scottish castle

A team of fire engineering specialists from OFR Consultants have helped to deliver a fairy-tale ending for a stunning heritage property in Ayrshire. Located in beautiful rural Scotland, the new Endeavour Penthouse Apartment at the Category B listed five-star Glenapp Castle Hotel was completed last…

Aico revisit LACORS reform

Aico recently facilitated a panel discussion on the LACORS (Local Authorities Coordinators of Regulatory Services) guidance document, following on from a similar discussion in October 2020. The initial discussion called for the establishment of ownership of the document, due to…

Firechief Kitchen Stove Guard smart fire prevention system installed in luxury apartments

Firechief Kitchen Stove Guards have been installed in 246 luxury apartments at One Crown Place, the latest high-rise addition to London’s skyline. Located between the City of London and Shoreditch, the development features two architect-designed prismatic towers of 28 and…

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Fire safety through integration

The Covid-19 pandemic has created a completely new environment for building managers and those responsible for fire safety in the workplace, one where buildings are largely unoccupied and employees are getting used to hybrid working practices and the ‘new normal.’…

Taking nuisance fires for granted

Community groups with innovative ideas to help reduce nuisance fires are being offered grants of up to £3,000 from Cleveland Fire Brigade. Some 85% of Cleveland’s fire calls are related to deliberate fires – the highest in the country –…

Pandemic response work of Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service highlighted in report

A report highlighting the work of Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service over the last year will go to Norfolk County Council’s cabinet for approval next month. The annual statement of assurance gives details of finance, governance and operational issues, covers…

Euralarm welcomes FirePro as new member

Following a decision of its Board, Euralarm has welcomed FirePro as new member. The company will join the Extinguishing Section of Euralarm whose activities cover automatic extinguishing systems using gas, water, foam, powder and aerosols, oxygen reduction systems, portable equipment…

The BB4 Directional LED by Redtronic.

Redtronic launches the world’s first tri-colour button blast directional

Redtronic is a UK manufacturer of visual and audible warning systems, leading the industry through innovative warning and safety solutions for emergency and safety services. And now the company has launched the new Infinity BB4 directional LED which is available…

FBU fears underreporting of Covid infections in the fire service as minister fails to provide data

The government has failed to provide details of the number of Covid deaths and cases reported by employers in the fire service, after being asked to do so in a Parliamentary Question and through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request…

How technology can better support the Retained Duty System (RDS) in emergencies

Technology creates many shortcuts in our lives, making things more enjoyable and working more efficiently; however, in times of crisis the right tech to deploy for a rapid response becomes imperative. Increasingly, fire services are under pressure to manage relationships…

What next for the future of fire safety? Going above and beyond the Fire Safety Act 2021

As the Fire Safety Act 2021 attracts controversy, industry expert FireAngel shares new, intelligent ways to cut fire risks in social housing. The Fire Safety Act 2021 updates the Fire Safety Order 2005 to clarify who is accountable for reducing…

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Grenfell grant buys life-saving smoke curtains for NFRS

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters will soon be able to use smoke curtains to stop the spread of smoke to an escape route and help them rescue people from fires, particularly in high-rise buildings. The curtains, which are designed…

High-rise fire safety prioritised with new pipework

With recent regulations mandating more fire safety precautions be put in place around building services, a polymer specialist has released a Class B fire-rated pre-insulated pipework solution for quick installation in high-rise buildings. Following previous developments such as the 2018…

Are your door mats flame retardant?

Everyone involved in the building industry is rightly paying more and more attention to the materials and processes being used, to make sure that buildings are as safe from fires as possible. This applies even more to multi-tenanted buildings like…

The powerhouses of situational awareness come together to empower the public sector

ResilienceDirect, Waze for cities and Airbox Systems have joined together to bring Waze real-time, anonymous, proprietary incident and slow-down information directly from drivers themselves to the emergency responders who use either ResilienceDirect or Airbox Systems’ own situational awareness tool, MOSAIC.…

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Hochiki Europe Roundtable: How can we improve life safety in care homes?

Over the last 12 months, the country has watched Covid-19 tear through care homes and leave devastation in its wake. With the sector experiencing the first major escalation in fatalities due to the close-knit and closed-off nature of homes, the…

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