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Firefighters take on SAS challenge for charity

A group of Cambridgeshire firefighters will be taking on a gruelling challenge, used as part of the SAS selection process, to raise money for charity. The group of six firefighters from across…

Comment from Electrical Safety First on Building Safety Bill

Commenting on the Building Safety Bill (Report Stage) and amendments tabled by Andy Slaughter MP to introduce five-yearly electrical safety checks for social tenants and leaseholders in High Rise Residential Buildings (HRRB), Lesley Rudd, Chief Executive of Electrical Safety First…

Behind the scenes with global footwear specialist HAIX – a family business

Many companies claim to be a ‘family business’, but few can be as confident when they say this as global functional footwear expert HAIX, now led by the third generation of the Haimerl family. First founded in 1948 by Xaver…

7th international High Rise / Tall Building Fire Safety Conference Programme

Tall Building Fire Safety Network have announced the programme for the 7th International High Rise / Tall Building Fire Safety Conference. Taking place between 17 and 19 May 2022 at London’s Excel exhibition centre, the conference will feature many of…

Fire seals specialists appoint new Sales Manager

Fire and Acoustic Seals (FAS), one of the UK’s largest distributors of fire seals, has appointed Charlotte Davidson as its National Sales Manager. Charlotte’s trade industry background and down-to-earth personality made her the ideal candidate for the role. She will…

QuadCore 2.0 offers increased recycled content and two-hour fire resistance

The latest development of Kingspan’s unique self-blended insulation technology, ‘QuadCore 2.0’, demonstrates that innovation and product performance enhancement do not need to come at the sacrifice of our planet. QuadCore 2.0 is made with a formulation containing a raw material…

The ‘ungoverned space’ in the fire industry and safe fire engineering practices

Carl Hunter, Chairman of Coltraco Ultrasonics, gives his thoughts on the ungoverned space in the Fire Industry: ‘There continues to exist much ‘ungoverned space’ in the fire industry. Whether in regard to installation, commissioning, or servicing, there are too few…

Thirteen Magirus articulated turntable ladders for Dortmund. (Prochnow)

Major order: Dortmund professional fire brigade converts complete turntable ladder fleet to Magirus

In future, the fire brigade of the city of Dortmund will rely exclusively on Magirus turntable ladders. The major order comprises a total number of 13 M32L-AT articulated turntable ladders, which were handed over during a ceremonial handover of keys…

Coventry University and Singapore Civil Defence Force working together to help save lives

A forward-thinking collaboration designed to enhance emergency planning and help save lives has seen a fire station commander in Singapore begin a scholarship with Coventry University. In 2020 Coventry University and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) signed a Memorandum of…

Wrexham Mineral Cables leads plastic-free product revolution

With increasing demand across the construction sector for products that offer reduced, or are completely free of, plastic components, a leading manufacturer of fire-resistant mineral insulated cables says specifiers and building designers can have the best of both worlds when…

NFPA adds live, timely discussion with US fire administrator, Philadelphia fire commissioner and FDNY fire prevention leader to 25 January leadership conference

In response to two high-profile home fires this month, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has added a Special Live Event: Taking the Lead after Tragedy to the beginning of its FREE virtual Leadership for Emergency Responders conference on Tuesday,…

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£92 million student accommodation project receives Advanced protection

Five new towers at the University of Brighton’s Moulsecoomb Campus are now protected by a fault-tolerant network of MxPro 5 fire panels from global fire systems leader Advanced. The 13 networked MxPro 5 panels have been installed to protect the…

New TYCO Sprinkler Shields protect from cold soldering to help ensure proper operation of in-rack

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, introduces the Tyco Model ES-1 and ES-2 Sprinkler Shields for the protection of in-rack early suppression fast response (ESFR) sprinklers in storage facilities and warehouses. The all-metal shields work…

Coopers Fire host FREE monthly Fire Curtains CPD seminars

The monthly FREE CPD seminars are hosted on Zoom and available to anyone who wishes to get a greater understanding of fire curtains and when and where a fire curtain can be specified within the built environment. Learning aims: What…

Lived with your gadgets for a while? Make it official by registering them with AMDEA says HWFRS

Today marks the start of Register My Appliance Week (17–21 January), so as part of the Fire Kills Campaign Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is reminding households to look around their homes and register the more than…

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Kentec launches next generation wireless detection system

Kentec Electronics, a leading manufacturer of life-critical control systems, has launched K-Mesh, a next-generation wireless detection system that uses self-healing and configuring Mesh technology to deliver optimum levels of reliability.  Launched at Intersec 2022, K-Mesh is a new development and…

All systems go for BAPCO 2022

Registration has opened for the 2022 BAPCO Conference & Exhibition, taking place at the Coventry Building Society Arena, 8–9 March of this year. BAPCO 2022 will follow on from the success of last year’s show, which took place in October.…

Planet Earth gets a thermometer: Ororatech launches first dedicated satellite with SpaceX

Just 5 days after Christmas, Colorado experienced its worst wildfire disaster on record. In a matter of hours, the Marshall Fire burned more than 1,000 homes and disrupted countless lives, ultimately causing over $1 billion in damages. The unprecedented speed…

MSA Bristol delivers for North Yorkshire FRS

Firefighters across North Yorkshire are sporting smart new kit, following the recent delivery of brand-new, state-of-the-art PPE from MSA Bristol. Last year, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) ordered top-to-toe structural firefighting kit for 670 firefighters working out of…

Leading location navigation systems provider Syntony GNSS joins TCCA

TCCA, the global representative body for the critical communications ecosystem, is pleased to announce that Syntony GNSS has become a member. With offices in France, USA and Canada, Syntony designs and manufactures GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) products, including GNSS…

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