IWMA announces 2019 Winner of the “Young Talent Award / Ph.D.”

The winner of this year’s “IWMA Young Talent Award / Ph.D.” is Dr. Topi Matti Sikanen. The title of his winning Ph.D. thesis is: “Simulation of Transport, Evaporation and Combustion of Liquids…

Kentec systems helps to keep Brenntag UK & Ireland safe

A highly sophisticated Taktis fire alarm and control panel from Kentec, a life safety control systems manufacturer, is providing the highest levels of fire safety at Brenntag UK & Ireland’s facility in Sunderland. Brenntag is a market leader in chemical…

Firefighters commemorated at 50th anniversary of Dudgeon’s Wharf tragedy

Firefighters have joined families of the victims of the Dudgeon’s Wharf disaster to mark the 50th anniversary of the tragedy. Five firefighters and a construction worker lost their lives when an oil tank exploded at the site on the Isle of…

Ground-breaking ceremony at a new state-of-the-art training centre

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and Cheshire Fire Authority have marked the start of work to create a state-of-the-art training centre with a ground-breaking ceremony. On Friday 12 July the first piece of turf was cut at the former headquarters…

Hampshire host ‘best AFSA event ever’

More than 140 people turned out to enjoy what is being hailed as the best AFSA conference ever. Football legend John Barnes and music icon Craig David both put in an appearance at the two-day Spring Conference of the Asian…

37 newly elected MEPs have pledged to help improve fire safety in buildings

37 newly elected MEPs from 21 countries have pledged to work to improve fire safety in buildings in this new European Parliamentary term. Launched in the European Parliament in February, the #Together4FireSafety campaign called for candidates to act together with the…

Emergency Services Share Lessons Learnt from Frontline

A programme of free CPD seminars focusing on the lessons learnt from frontline operations will run at The Emergency Services Show this year at the NEC, Birmingham on 18 and 19 September. The Lessons Learnt Theatre, sponsored by UCLan, will feature case…

Slovenian Manufacturer Installs Advanced at State-of-the-Art Head Office

Advanced, a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of intelligent fire systems, has been specified in the Head Office of a leading European manufacturer. With more than 200 employees, Slovenia-based manufacturer, Pirnar, export their luxury, high-specification doors across…

REVEALED: The true stories of life in a Welsh Fire Station

TV cameras have been given exclusive access to go behind the scenes with the fire service in one of Wales’ biggest and busiest towns.  ‘Fire Station 20’ is the operational name for South Wales Fire and Rescue’s base in Barry…

West Sussex and Surrey Fire and Rescue make a joint move on to Infographics’ FireWatch Cloud

 Infographics today announced a joint collaboration between West Sussex and Surrey Fire and Rescue as part of their move to a fully managed Cloud delivery and maintenance model, with FireWatch on the Microsoft Azure platform.  The new FireWatch Cloud solution,…

Simplex ES Net IP-Based Life Safety Network adds speed and resilience to fire detection and life safety systems

IP technology provides faster data rates and a wide range of wiring media choices for easier installation, operation and maintenance The Johnson Controls new Simplex life safety network greatly increases the speed and ease at which fire detection and life safety systems…

Fire Service College Delivering Operational Firefighter Apprenticeships

The Fire Service College (FSC) Firefighter Foundation Programme (FFDP) is now available to Fire Services (FRS’s) in England through the Operational Firefighter Level 3 Apprenticeship. This programme is delivered through the FSC and Knowledgepool, both part of the Capita People…

telent further advances cloud services offering with expanded portfolio on G-Cloud 11

Government framework endorses technology leader’s cloud capabilities and provides a recognised framework for public sector procurement telent Technology Services Ltd (telent), a leading UK technology and network services company, has successfully achieved inclusion in the G-Cloud 11 framework as it continues to expand its Cloud Services portfolio and support of public sector organisations, including the Home Office.…

C-TEC Launches New BS 5839-6 CPD Seminar

Leading life-safety systems manufacturer, C-TEC, has launched a new CPD-certified seminar. Entitled “A Guide to BS 5839-6 2019 Domestic Fire Alarms”, this topical and very informative seminar highlights what’s new in the recently updated code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and…

Victaulic® Acquires Globe Fire Sprinkler

Two leading, century-old companies bring added support to fire protection customers, industry Effective July 8, 2019, Victaulic has purchased Globe Fire Sprinkler. Combined, these two respected companies will have the resources and capabilities to bring exciting new solutions to the fire protection…

250,000th Allison Transmission is produced in Hungary

A quarter of a million fully automatic transmissions have been assembled by Allison Transmission’s Szentgotthárd plant Allison Transmission’s factory at Szentgotthárd in Hungary has assembled its 250,000th fully automatic transmission this week. The transmission was a 4000 SeriesTM Torqmatic model destined for…

Wembley care home where a resident died had been warned about fire safety failings

A care home where a resident died after a fire in his room had already been warned by London Fire Brigade about fire safety failings. Lee Valley Care Services in Wembley received a fine for just over £57,000 after pleading…

Assessed Risk Launch Sister Company, The Fire Safety Rating Scheme

In response to an increase in businesses wanting to improve their fire safety, Wiltshire based Assessed Risk has announced the launch of their sister company, The Fire Safety Rating Scheme. This is a revolutionary scheme and the first of its…

Nina Myren from the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB) joins TCCA Board

Barbara Held steps down as BDBOS representative after six years TCCA has a new Board member following elections at the Annual General Meeting held during Critical Communications World in Kuala Lumpur in June.  Nina Myren is senior adviser, strategy, at…

C-TEC Launches New BS 5839-6 CPD Seminar

Leading life-safety systems manufacturer, C-TEC, has launched a new CPD-certified seminar. Entitled “A Guide to BS 5839-6 2019 Domestic Fire Alarms”, this topical and very informative seminar highlights what’s new in the recently updated code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and…

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