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On 14 June 2017, a fire at Grenfell Tower in London took the lives of 71 people and robbed hundreds of others of their homes and possessions. Its impact was felt across the world and the government committed to urgent

Johnson Controls introduced an innovative 70 bar gaseous fire suppression system, enabling higher fill densities at an increased pressure – reducing footprint, installation costs and service time. Part of the proven HYGOOD SAPPHIRE® range, SAPPHIRE PLUS is designed to optimise

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) welcomes Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety. We, amongst others, have been pushing for years for changes in the regulatory environment and competency levels in the fire safety industry. The Hackitt

Nittan Europe - a leading manufacturer of conventional and addressable fire detection products – will be exhibiting its foremost products from the class leading Evolution range, along with previewing a number of new additions, at FIREX International 2018 at London’s ExCeL 19th-21st June. Nittan’s bright, spacious new stand, located in a new central location at this year’s FIREX, has

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection welcomes the recommendations from the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, which it believes offer a brave and mature approach aimed at helping to deliver a safer built environment. However, the ASFP

Improving rescue missions during floods or forest fires with Airbus’ collaboration tool Tactilon Agnet During the Technos Days Valabre near Aix-en Provence (France) on 23th and 24th May, Airbus will demonstrate how videos and aerial pictures from a drone can be

The Fire Sector Federation (FSF) welcomes the completion of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety and its recommendations for a much needed change in the culture and regulatory environment relating to construction. However, the FSF is concerned

There was double success for Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) at the annual Institute of Directors (IoD) NI Director of the Year Awards 2018. NIFRS Board Chairperson, Carmel McKinney OBE was named the ‘Non-Executive Director of the Year’ and

Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service has welcomed a new Deputy Chief Fire Officer. Stuart Ruff has decades of experience in the sector and most recently worked as Assistant Chief Fire Officer for Lincolnshire. He reported for duty in Norfolk for the first

The team from UK Fire and International Fire Fighter are attending the NCEC Hazmat 2018 Annual Conference at the Crowne Plaza in Stratford upon Avon on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 May. We look forward to catching up with delegates over

On Booth 1757 at NFPA 2018, June 11 – 14 in Las Vegas, NFPA member E2S Warning Signals, the world’s leading independent manufacturer of audible and visual warning signals will be launching its new UL approved Division 1 and Division 2 visual

Did you know that the Bristol Uniforms factory in Staple Hill has been home to the company since 1899, and was originally surrounded by green fields? Or that the very first aluminised suits for firefighters were based on buoyancy suits developed for pilots

A 12-year-old autistic schoolboy and charity fundraiser is taking on a new ‘75 challenge’ to boost the coffers of The Fire Fighters Charity. Andrew Impey, from Southsea, plans to be cycling for 75 hours, visit 75 fire stations, have 75 people

The events have been specially designed for authorising engineers, authorised persons and competent persons in the healthcare, facilities and utilities sectors as well as the MoD. They are also open to managers and other personnel responsible for training people to work

A chance discovery of an old document on eBay has sparked 65th-anniversary celebrations for a Shropshire fire station. A member of The Fire Brigade Society had found the original programme for the opening of Wellington Fire Station in 1953. “It was too

Electrical Safety First responds to Government View Commenting on the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) response to the investigation into the fridge-freezer model which instigated the Grenfell fire, Phil Buckle, Chief Executive of Electrical Safety First, said: “We appreciate

An iconic hotel on the cliffs of Newquay in Cornwall was the scene of a fire that provides testimony to the value of the Fire and Rescue Service phrase 'Prevention, Protection, Response'. The benefits of each of the three elements

C-TEC is sponsoring the 5th International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference. Billed as a must-attend event for anyone involved in designing, managing fire risk or firefighting in tall buildings, the 3-day conference will take place at London’s ExCeL alongside Firex (19-21 June). Said

Hedgehogs fall into cattle grid while getting frisky! The RSPCA was called in to help two frisky hedgehogs who fell down a cattle grid while mating. A woman contacted the animal welfare charity after her dog alerted her to the stricken hedgehogs

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) today urged the UK Government to act swiftly to implement the recommendations made in Dame Judith Hackitt’s review into building regulations and fire safety – adding that “lives are at stake”. The findings

SphereVision has added a smoke simulation feature to its 360-degree imaging software to aid training, emergency planning and incident management. Specifically designed for Fire and Rescue Teams, a variable density smoke layer can be applied to the 360-degree imagery allowing

This is the fire video that has been setting social media alight. The footage features Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters and officers talking about mental health, exploding myths and attempting to remove the stigma. It has been backed by The Samaritans

RSPCA and Western Power Distribution launch rescue mission for a curious cat RSPCA officers and crews from Western Power Distribution worked together to rescue a cat who got stuck atop a 40ft electricity pole in Leicestershire last week. The puss - thought

Building surveying, cost management, architecture and project management specialist Trident Building Consultancy has taken the decision to set its own rules regarding fire safety following what it sees as the “extraordinary failings” of the final recommendations from the Hackitt Review which were

Fears have been raised over East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) appointing staff with no experience of firefighting to key operational positions. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has warned the safety of firefighters and the public is being jeopardised

Avigilon, a Motorola Solutions company, recently announced the opening of its new demonstration and training facility in Windsor, Berkshire to support end users and integrators. Located just steps from the historic Windsor Castle and River Thames, the new facility will provide world-class

In the course of five years, the Euralarm Symposium has established itself as the most important event on significant market developments of innovative, legislative, regulatory and standardisation nature, impacting one of the most successful Industries in Europe: electronic security and fire safety. The speakers

A Plastic Free Day championed by a Hampshire firefighter is now being rolled out nationally. The awareness event aims to highlight how much disposable plastic people use in their daily lives. It was inspired by an episode of Blue Planet and took

ROCKWOOL is pleased to announce that as the world’s largest producer of non-combustible stone wool insulation, it will be unveiling its new FirePro® DuctRock® system at Firex International 2018 at ExCeL London between 19th - 21st June. Visitors to the ROCKWOOL stand A285

Leading control room furniture manufacturer Winsted is set to return to IFSEC unveiling their exciting and futuristic new console – The Prestige WAVE, on stand F202. Designed and constructed specifically for today’s control room technology. The sleek new console, ergonomically designed with its impressive

FireLock™ IGS Style V9 Sprinkler Coupling and Grooved Sprinklers Now Available for Exposed Ceiling Applications Victaulic announces the fire industry’s first Installation-Ready™ sprinkler that is UL-listed and FM-approved with the launch of its FireLock™ IGS Style V9 Sprinkler Coupling and line of

Bureau Veritas UK Ltd, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, has won two gold accolades at this year’s prestigious RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2018. The company achieved the Gold Medal award for the sixth consecutive year and the Fleet Safety

In emergency response situations, it is critical to ensure that personnel are fully protected from any risk of exposure to toxic or corrosive substances. DuPont has therefore introduced the new Tychem® TK full encapsulation suit. Worn with a self-contained breathing apparatus,

The latest iteration of the EssentialSkillz Fire Safety eLearning Course has been updated with a role play to bring home the importance of taking prompt and correct action when an alarm sounds or fire is discovered. The course is designed as

The Council of the European Union has adopted today the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). Two articles urge Member States to consider fire safety in building renovations. The amendments to the directive are a strong signal from the European Union that energy

The fire brigade control centre of Nuremberg Airport will be equipped with Frequentis’ VoIP-based communication system ASGARD Flughaft Nürnberg GmbH has selected Frequentis’ ASGARD to modernise the control centre of the airports' fire department and the control and communication management system, as well

C-TEC is sponsoring the 5th International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference. Billed as a must-attend event for anyone involved in designing, managing fire risk or firefighting in tall buildings, the 3-day conference will take place at London’s ExCeL alongside Firex (19-21 June). Said

Congratulations to Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) Human Resources and Learning & Development Team on winning ‘Team of the Year’ at the annual Northern Ireland Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Awards (CIPD NI) held recently in Belfast. NIFRS won

The Gloucester-based company has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Innovation to celebrate the creation and success of ContraFlame MS400, its lightweight insulation and fire protection product for the underdeck of an oil platform. Despite the recent recovery, the need for

The fully redundant and VoIP-based voice communication system ASGARD provides professional communication management for safety-critical control centres and is already in use at multiple locations across Germany. The latest wins will support Germany’s public safety digital radio network in North

FIA Launches Health & Safety plus the Environmental units The Fire Industry Association is delighted to announce that two new courses are now available to book under the ‘Training’ tab of the website. This will no doubt please those who have

Designed as a Special Forces boat, Zodiac Milpro’s FC470 has seen a fair amount of active military combat, but it’s raised its game and is now being enlisted to help the Wales Fire Service win against ‘Acts of God’. The services

Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced the launch of a new line of high-efficiency fire pumps offering superior flow performance with lower installation and lifecycle costs, outstanding durability and ease of maintenance. Building on Armstrong’s well-established presence in the UK fire suppression market, the new Armstrong

Nottingham man David John Ogle, was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court today and has been jailed for four years and six months. Ogle pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and one count of arson reckless as to whether life would be

The Emergency Services Show, Hall 5, NEC, Birmingham, UK, 19-20 September 2018 Fire and rescue personnel and industrial brigades from around the world are invited to this year’s Emergency Services Show to see how the UK fire and rescue service is evolving

Maximum safety and control at 50% more power Holmatro introduces a new 12 bar lifting bag system, designed for safe and controlled lifting of heavy objects. With 50% more power the new lifting bags offer a 50% higher capacity than 8 bar

Nexans has further developed it's TITANEX® family of H07RN-F low voltage flexible rubber cables to withstand temperatures up to 90°C at the core (for fixed and protected installations) The developments are to allow for easier installation due to increased visibility

SCOTLAND’s firefighters will soon be armed with the latest technology to tackle fires – capable of blasting through solid concrete and steel. The Ultra High-Pressure Lances – branded ‘Coldcut’ – will enable crews to inject a fire suppressant through the wall

A small Somerset business is receiving its second Queen's Award in the space of five years. Jo Bird, a company specialising in the design and manufacture of storage cabinets to protect vital lifesaving and fire safety equipment, received official notification to

UK Fire, the latest MDM Publishing magazine title especially for the UK based fire sector, has now been published in both digital and hard copy format and you can receive your FREE copy via the MDM Publishing website. UK Fire Editor, Phil

On June 4th, will take place in Bucharest, Romania the yearly Euralarm Symposium. This conference is the place to be this year to get insights about where the fire safety and security industry is heading in the near future. The annual event is

Leading fire and emergency services workwear manufacturer Ballyclare Limited has announced a new appointment which adds industry expertise to its ranks. Stanley Russell has been appointed as Technical Sales Executive, and he brings considerable experience of high-performance fabrics to his

A new call has been made to fill the gaps in the fire protection process as Britain’s modern complex buildings continue to rise. Leading specialist Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings is supporting a new initiative aiming to bridge these shortfalls working with

Horbury Property Services, part of the Horbury Group of companies, has been accepted as an approved supplier on Paragon ASRA’s social housing framework agreement. The company has secured approval to provide fire door and fire compartmentation inspection and remediation works for