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Aspire Housing appoints RLB to provide fire consultancy services

Staffordshire-based housing association Aspire Housing has appointed independent construction, property and management consultant Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) to provide fire consultancy services for its development schemes covering new build and refurbishment projects. Aspire Housing owns and manages more than 9,000…

Rethinking sales in emergency services to reach the world

by Evelyn Morrison Today’s Emergency Services world is increasingly complex. Changes brought on by climate, migration and other factors have led to increased strain on departments who face increasing threats from fire, disaster and everyday emergencies. More countries are in…

New data reveals extent of EV fires with fire stations receiving more than 700 callouts in last five years

A new study from health and safety training provider CE Safety has looked into the increasing issue of lithium battery fires. A freedom of information request was submitted to all 50 fire and rescue services for the relevant data but…

Initiatives to improve high-rise fire safety #3

Initiative 3: The Fire Safety Mark The Fire Safety Mark initiative borrows from some great work that has been done in the food-safety industry in the UK. The Food Safety scoring scheme is a visible indication of performance that can…

Initiatives to improve high-rise fire safety #2

Initiative 2: International Stair Descend Day – 19 May 2023 Launched at the 7th International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference in May 2022, the International Stair Descend Day (ISDD) is an initiative to encourage all residents, occupants and tenants to…

Initiatives to improve high-rise fire safety #1

The Tall Building Fire Safety Network (TBFSN) has 1,500 members in 28 Countries around the World. TBFSN’s mission is to share information and best practice on all aspects of high rise/tall building fire safety. In support of this mission, and…

Advanced launches new single-loop fire panel for EN markets

AxisGo is the new-generation, single-loop fire panel from Advanced that is versatile and packed with premium features. It provides cost-effective access to Axis EN range performance, quality and ease of use, in a simpler, non-networkable format for complete fire protection…

The rise of the Gigafactory: protecting the buildings of tomorrow

By Iain Cox, Chair of Business Sprinkler Alliance First coined by Elon Musk to describe his first electric car battery production plant, the term ‘gigafactory’ has become generic for any large-scale facility that produces lithium batteries for cars on massive…

ASFP to offer three new member benefits in conjunction with BSI

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has signed a series of agreements with the British Standards Institution (BSI), the national standards body of the UK. Under the agreements, the ASFP is able to offer British standards for sale at…

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…

BSA makes a stand for sustainability at CABE 2022

The Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA) is delighted to announce its attendance at the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) Annual Conference and Exhibition 2022, where it will be supporting sustainability. Attracting expert panels interacting with a wide range of construction…

Warringtonfire commits to future of fire safety following inaugural graduate scheme intake

Warringtonfire, a global leader in fire testing, inspection and certification, has welcomed four new engineers as part of its inaugural graduate recruitment scheme. The company, which is part of Element Materials Technology, launched the scheme to help future-proof the fire-safety…

Plumis named as QBE AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge finalist

Plumis has been announced as one of ten finalists in the QBE AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge, a virtual accelerator programme for the world’s foremost urban technology start-ups.  The innovative fire-engineering company was selected from over 550 entrants spanning 70 countries in…

Hochiki Italia products chosen for prestigious winery fire-safety update

In the heart of Franciacorta, at the top of the hill overlooking Bornato, sits the historic headquarters of the Società Agricola Monte Rossa srl. Owned by the Rabotti family since 1972, the winery is famous for its fine wines that…

FREQUENTIS’ Gabriele Schedl and Werner Winkelbauer receive important international system safety accolades for 2022

The International System Safety Society (ISSS) annually recognises the outstanding efforts by system safety professionals and is this year presenting two Frequentis members with prestigious awards for their contributions. Gabriele Schedl is recognised as Safety Manager of the Year while…

Why compartmentation testing is overlooked and undervalued in fire safety – but is its key 

Compartmentation is related to firestopping in walls and floors, to reduce the spread of fire, and often to room integrity testing, to ensure that a room is sufficiently sealed, to hold in the gaseous extinguishing agent once it’s been actuated.…

BÜFA-Firestop: Europe´s most comprehensive fire-retardant portfolio for the composites market

BÜFA Composite Systems is setting new standards for the protection of life: under the brand name BÜFA-Firestop, the Rastede-based company has established Europe’s most comprehensive fire-retardant portfolio for the composite market. The individual components allow a multitude of combination options…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #65: A little drop will do ya ‘Put another way, a single Olympic-sized swimming pool filled with PFOS would contain enough of the chemical to contaminate the drinking water of every American, said Chris Higgins, a professor of civil…

New mobile app from Armstrong Fluid Technology

Armstrong Fluid Technology, a leading innovator in the design, engineering and manufacturing of intelligent fluid-flow and control solutions, has announced the launch of a new mobile app that brings all of the value and benefits of the Pump Manager subscription…

Pyroguard launches new online product selector

Pyroguard, part of the Technical Fire Safety Group and the leading independent provider of fire safety glass, is pleased to announce the launch of its new Product Selector, providing a fast, easy-to-use and more efficient online user experience. Freely available…

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