Gemma Hand. (Hyfire)

Hyfire Strengthens UK sales team with Gemma Hand appointment

Global wireless fire detection and alarm devices leader, Hyfire has appointed Gemma Hand as Field Sales Manager (South East), responsible for overseeing the rapid growth of the business in the crucial South…

Leading UK car dealer is giving away £1,500 in fuel vouchers to Brits who go the extra mile 

People across the nation are being encouraged to nominate key workers and local community heroes that go the extra mile to receive a fuel voucher.  The giveaway is being launched by UK top ten car dealer, Big Motoring World who…

Home oxygen fire deaths being under-reported in France, Italy and other EU countries by at least four times, new report argues

Patient safety across Europe may be compromised due to decisions over fire safety and home oxygen devices being based upon inaccurate reporting and incomplete data, argues a new report by BPR Medical. Statistics available from the European Industrial Gases Association…

The FireBull and the MultiStar for the state of Ceará in front of the Magirus Experience Center. (Magirus)

Next Generation Firefighting technology: the first Magirus FireBull goes to Brazil

The Brazilian state of Ceará has received the first FireBull from Magirus. A delegation with high-ranking representatives of the governor, the fire brigades and partners were guests at the Magirus Experience Center in Ulm last week for the technical acceptance…

Fire safety amongst the big industry challenge topics at Siemens Transform event

Siemens is presenting a two-day conference and exhibition entitled ‘Transform 2022’, which will see the largest cross-section of the company’s UK and Ireland customers gather to address some of the most challenging issues currently facing business. Staged at the Manchester…

FPA develops new fire compartmentation and door survey technology

The FPA’s expert surveyors have been conducting comprehensive, non-destructive fire compartmentation surveys and delivering detailed reports for several years. We are delighted to announce that we have recently developed new technology to significantly improve the outputs for our customers. New…

Dave Pelton is NAFED’s New VP – Technical

NAFED is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Pelton as the association’s new Vice President – Technical. Possessing a substantial background in the fire-protection and life-safety industry, Dave has demonstrated proven expertise across multiple business disciplines including team leadership,…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #60: another State Action on AFFF Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) in Connecticut: ‘The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is investigating after Burlington [CT] firefighters allegedly used firefighting foam illegally to put out a car fire. A DEEP…

Donations – an essential guide, Part 4

By Chris Gannon, writing for GESA (Global Emergency Services Action) Before considering donations… Donations of gear and equipment, as we’ve discussed in earlier articles, can be a mixed bag.  Some contributions are in the end useless, occasionally even dangerous. Estimates…

Building owners across UK ‘unaware of responsibilities to reduce fire risks’

Building owners across the UK are counting the cost of fires in their properties as they are not fully aware of their responsibilities to reduce potential risks. This is the opinion of one of the country’s leading cleaning specialists, Hy5…

Pyroguard and AMI reach new heights with fire-rated glass balustrades for Quantock House

Pyroguard’s fire-safety glass was the product of choice on the Quantock House development, one of the first UK projects to feature a compliant A2-s1 glass balustrade system on its apartment balconies. A residential development exclusively for the over 55s, Quantock…

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Hochiki proves to be the ideal solution in leading Italian hospital

Celebrating its centenary, the IRCCS Sacro Cuore Don Calabria Hospital is in Negrar, Verona, and thanks to the expert team and technology in place, it is considered one of Italy’s top medical facilities, and in fact at European level it…

Getting hot under the collar

Tyne and Wear is leading the way in life-saving training to help fire and rescue services across the country respond to collapsed buildings and major incidents. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) have revealed they are the only…

HAIX launches the FIRE EAGLE 2.0

Global footwear specialist, HAIX launches the world’s fastest firefighter boot – the FIRE EAGLE 2.0. The new boot features an updated design and an innovative quick-fit fastener system. The RapidFit system is the quickest way to pull a boot on…

Profab Access sets the standard for specification at Sixty London Wall

Located within the epicentre of central London, Sixty London Wall delivers high-quality Grade A office accommodation combined with superior retail opportunities, all housed within a visually striking contemporary development that stands apart from neighbouring buildings. Delivering 325,000sq. ft of premium…

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The first cordless mini cutter

Holmatro has introduced the first battery-powered mini cutter in the rescue market. This compact, lightweight tool is easy to use in confined spaces and requires minimal space in your rescue vehicle. Its innovative design gives you maximum freedom of movement…

Fire & security specialists secure brand and employees’ future

The long-term future of fire and security alarm system installation specialists Tecserv UK has been assured following the completion of an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT). Based in Underwood, on the Notts & Derby border, Tecserv UK is about to celebrates…

FPA launches new material identification laboratory

Improving the quality of the built environment is one of the core objectives of the Fire Protection Association, and to support this we have created one of the most versatile and comprehensive fire testing and research facilities in the UK.…

UKFSC 2022 – a long time coming

Finally, after a two-year delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the United Kingdom Firefighters Sailing Challenge (UKFSC) took place from the 25 to 28 of April 2022. Crews were keen as mustard to get back on the water for this,…

Fire test success for Rhino Doors’ premium-rated latched doors

The UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance engineered doors for the protection of people and assets has successfully completed testing on its premium fire-rated door sets. Rhino’s FD120HL door, which mainly finds internal applications in commercial and industrial buildings,…

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