Warwickshire FRS sign up to TUC’s Charter for helping terminally ill workers

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service has added its name to a charter aimed at helping employees who become terminally ill at work. The Service is the latest employer to sign up to the ‘Dying to Work Voluntary Charter’, following in the…

Coltraco support the “2017 Year of Exporting”

Industries from shipping to energy and manufacturing chemicals to food have been encouraged to grow by our Secretary of State for International Trade, the Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, who declared that 2017 would be “the Year of Exporting”.…

Baldwin Boxall Announces Latest Customer Survey Results

In June, Baldwin Boxall’s customer satisfaction survey was completed and the company is extremely proud of the results. Customers were asked questions about the products, technical assistance and also the purchasing experience that they received – and the results were…

Hochiki Europe introduces new life safety technology platform

Hochiki Europe, the leading manufacturer of life safety solutions, has launched a brand new analogue addressable life safety platform, [email protected] At the heart of the system is an innovative, modular panel that is easy to operate and install. This allows…

Fire Design Solutions Enhances Client Offering with New Contract Manager Appointment

Award winning fire safety systems contractor Fire Design Solutions (FDS) is continuing to expand its offering and scope with the appointment of a new Contract Manager to its team. Keven Truelove, who brings more than 30 years of experience to…

Essex care home put residents at fire risk

A report by the Care Quality Commission revealed a number of fire safety breaches at an Essex Care Home, reports the East Anglian Daily Times. All external fire doors at Acorn Lodge Care Home required a key to open them…

Calls for sprinklers to be fitted in all tower blocks in Dorset

A fire chief has called for sprinklers to be installed in all of Dorset’s high-rise buildings, reports the Bournemouth Echo. Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service chief fire officer, Ben Ansell, said: “Sprinklers are particularly important for people living…

Permanent Chief Fire Officer Appointed for Norfolk

David Ashworth has been announced as the new permanent Chief Fire Officer for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS). David, who has been acting CFO for the past nine months, was selected following a competitive recruitment process. Tom McCabe, Director…

17th International Water Mist Conference – only 2 months to go!

Only two months to go! Time to pinpoint the highlights and to sum up the facts of the 17th International Water Mist Conference! In 2017, the exhibition will be bigger than ever before. With 14 companies showcasing their products and…

German and European exhibitors take part in Sydney

Leading European manufacturers head to Sydney, Australia, for the Asia Pacific’s largest emergency management conference and exhibition: this year’s AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ conference and exhibition, takes place at the new International Convention Centre Sydney on the 4-7 September 2017…

MDM welcomes new member to the Editorial Team

MDM Publishing Ltd, publishers of International Fire Protection (IFP), International Fire Fighter (IFF), Asia Pacific Fire (APF) and Gulf Fire magazines, is delighted to announce a new addition to their editorial team. Phil Martin will be joining MDM in September…

Prepare for Future Incidents at the UK’s Largest Event for Emergency Services

Returning to the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 20th to 21st September 2017, The Emergency Services Show offers fire and rescue personnel and industrial brigades from around the world access to the very best expertise, equipment and support networks to prepare…

Blackpool laundry firm to be investigated over fire safety

Warnings over fire safety risks at a business which burned down will be investigated by the Health and Safety Executive, reports the Blackpool Gazette. A report that allegedly highlighted an ‘extremely high’ risk of fire at Elite Linen, to bosses…

London council pledges £10m for fire safety improvements

Councillors at Brent Council have approved plans for an extra £10 million to be spent on improving fire safety improvements in high-rise blocks in the borough. Building across the borough will receive new sprinkler systems, smoke detectors and fire alarms,…

Huge £75k fine for landlord who breached fire safety rules

A man from Kings Lynn has been fined almost £75,000 for flouting fire safety rules at an unlicensed House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) in Boston. On Friday 7 July, at Lincoln Crown Court, Paul Turner, 46, from Lynn Road, West…

How to ensure EVERYONE is evacuated safely during a security threat

As the current threat level for international terrorism in the UK is severe, it’s now time for every business owner to ensure they have comprehensive and up-to-date evacuation procedures in place. Although similar, emergency evacuation procedures caused by security threats,…

Government to meet safety experts to discuss fire regulations post-Grenfell

Leading safety bodies are set to meet ministers for talks on the UK’s building and fire regulations in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster, the House of Lords heard. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), British Safety…

Nittan’s ‘SPERA’ UL range launched to great acclaim at Firex

Nittan Europe, a leading manufacturer of conventional and addressable fire detection products sold globally, has launched the SPERA™ analogue addressable fire alarm system, Nittan’s first complete UL approved range. SPERA is a flexible, expandable, highly reliable system developed by Nittan for…

New ISO standard on video fire detectors will help save lives

Early detection of fire and smoke are essential to save lives, property and the environment. Modern technology such as video fire detectors, especially in some high-risk places like tunnels, oil and gas environments, public buildings or storage areas, enable a…

Euralarm discusses upcoming new study on False Fire Alarms in Europe

Fire services collect facts and figures during responses to alarms from Fire Detection and Alarm Systems. Euralarm has reviewed the different approaches for data collection and analysis in Germany, Great Britain (England), Switzerland, Sweden and Austria (Vorarlberg). A key observation…

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