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Grenfell Inquiry: Grenfell driven by ‘agenda of deregulation’

The Fire Brigades Union lawyer for the inquiry has placed central importance on the ‘agenda of deregulation, privatisation and marketisation’ as causing the disaster. Martin Seaward said that an agenda ‘which encouraged companies to behave recklessly towards building safety’ was…

All Fire’s first with Tio’s True Digital Fire Logbook

Leading Northern Irish fire risk assessment and safety consultancy All Fire has become the first business in Ireland to roll out Tio’s innovative True Digital Fire Logbook. Founder Marc Eadie was quick to recognise the benefits of Tio’s innovative cloud-based…

Don’t miss out! Register by 10 December to become an NFPA Member and vote at the 2022 Technical Committee Meeting

The deadline for becoming an NFPA Member and have voting privileges during the 2022 NFPA Technical Meeting is this Friday, 10 December. While all NFPA stakeholders are encouraged to share their voices during the public comment/input/debate phases of the standards…

Finnish company Kesla starts sales of a fire-extinguishing tractor trailer

The Finnish company Kesla Oyj is known for several forest technology and material processing products, for example forest trailers for tractors. In recent years, tractor equipment has become increasingly versatile and now Kesla is launching a trailer concept with fire-extinguishing…

FC hacker to share inside track on how cyber criminals think at Intersec 2022

Intersec, the world-leading emergency services, security and safety event, will welcome ethical hacker Freaky Clown (FC) for the first time in the Middle East as a headline speaker at the event who will give deep insights into the world of…

Reflecting on GESA’s first year: a roundtable with our advisory council

December marks the end of GESA’s first full year of operations, and what a year it has been! Among the accomplishments we’re most proud of is the establishment and growth of the GESA Global South Advisory Council (AC) – a…

Lack of fire-risk standardisation leaves wind industry exposed

A lack of standardisation for fire-risk assessments is leaving the wind industry exposed, a report by Firetrace, a leading provider of fire-suppression technology with systems in place across 35 countries in five continents, has found. An effective fire-risk assessment (FRA)…

Perimeter Solutions hosts Rep. Dan Newhouse, State Rep. Tom Dent at Pasco, WA manufacturing site

Perimeter Solutions (NYSE: PRM), makers of PHOS-CHEK long-term fire retardant and other high-quality firefighting products, recently welcomed Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA), and Washington State Representative Tom Dent (R-Moses Lake) for a tour of its manufacturing facility in Pasco, WA. The…

Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2021

The 2021 Security & Fire Excellence Awards had a welcome return to a ‘live’ format, once again back at London Hilton on Park Lane. Described by Gerry Dunphy, Event Director, Fire & Security for Informa Group as ‘marvellous’, Security &…

Bosch Building Technologies completes acquisition of British Protec Fire and Security Group Ltd

Bosch Building Technologies completed the full acquisition of Protec Fire and Security Group Ltd on 30 November 2021. Prior to this, the relevant antitrust authorities had approved corresponding applications. The corresponding agreements were signed on 22 October of this year.…

IWMA Award 2022 will go to best master thesis

In 2022, the International Water Mist Association (IWMA) will honour the author of the best master thesis on water mist fire protection. The deadline to hand in submissions is 29 April 2022. The IWMA scientific council will evaluate all entries…

Classic Fire + Life Safety commemorates first day of business united under new name, colours and operating systems

The fire and life-safety professionals at FCFP and Classic Fire Protection will now operate as one team, united under their new banner, Classic Fire + Life Safety. Progressively operating as one team since July, the two companies have made the…

Seven-year-old Olcán appeals for bone marrow match after doctors say ‘9 months is too long to wait’

Living between Newent, Gloucestershire, and County Antrim, Northern Ireland, Olcán Wilkes was a normal six-year-old boy who loved football, playing with his friends and his four-year-old brother, Hunter. In August 2021 his life changed forever after his parents noticed severe…

StocExpo 2022 unveils a full, future-focused conference programme

StocExpo, the largest and longest-running international bulk-liquid-storage event, which returns on 8–10 March 2022 at the Rotterdam Ahoy, has unveiled a jam-packed conference programme exploring the future of liquid storage. The conference will take place over all three days of…

360-degree approach to fire protection at Dubai office complex

A host of fire and life safety solutions from Advanced have been installed to protect 26,000m2 of grade A office space in Mohammed Bin Rashid City, Dubai. EN 54-approved Axis EN fire panels with integrated voice evacuation and fire telephone…

Regulations for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms will change to ensure greater protection for homes in England

Following a recent government consultation, the regulations for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in England are set to expand for both privately and socially rented homes. The amendments will seek to increase resident safety and bring more consistency to regulations…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #45, PFAS and the Firefighter When PFAS are found in drinking water contaminated from Aqueous Film Forming Foams (AFFF), what happens? The chemicals are ‘persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic.’1 PFAS are very difficult and costly to remediate. Callie Lyons reported:…

Intersec 2022: visitor registration is now LIVE!

Register to visit the largest annual international platform for security, emergency services, safety and fire protection, where innovators, government agencies and end users unite to collaborate, share knowledge and prepare for future challenges. Hosting 1,000+ products and brands across six…

BAFE Fire Safety Register bolster ‘Don’t Just Specify, Verify’ campaign with increasing industry support

As the nation moves towards stronger responsibility and accountability for fire safety measures, the BAFE Fire Safety Register reiterate their message on the significance of UKAS-accredited third-party certification. BAFE’s ‘Don’t just Specify, Verify’ campaign launched in March 2020 identifies the…

Tried, tested, trusted fire door equipment

Sue Corrick, product marketing manager of Allegion UK explains the essential role third-party product testing plays in the integrity of fire door hardware. When entering, exiting or passing through a building, door hardware is always the first point of contact.…

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