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New ClamBell brings innovation and good looks to fire alarm bells

Vimpex’s new ClamBell is an innovative, UK-manufactured, fire-alarm bell with a unique hinged design that swings shut after installation, which means it’s quick to install, aesthetically pleasing and reassuringly reliable – setting it apart from other fire alarm bells on…

New tall-building fire-safety training partnership improving standards and saving lives

In the wake of the catastrophic Grenfell fire in 2017, this year the government is taking its much-needed next steps towards a safer future, through the implementation of new fire- and building-safety regulations in England and Wales. With the proposed…

MDM & GESA partner to promote quality Emergency Services around the world

GESA to write a recurring column on the challenges and opportunities faced by Emergency Services practitioners in emerging markets for the MDM community. GESA is pleased to announce a new partnership with a leading publisher in the fire and safety…

Pillow Talk! C-TEC launches new vibrating pillow pad alarm

Designed to warn the hearing impaired of a potential fire alarm or evacuation alert condition, the BF320 vibrates and pulses on and off when triggered as per the requirements of BS 5446-3. Featuring a wide 10-30V DC voltage range, the…

BAFSA webinar: Thursday, 6 May 10:00–12:00: Warehouses, storage facilities & distribution centres

Why automatic fire sprinklers should be a requirement in warehouses and distribution centres… thus protecting national and local business continuity and resilience. Fires in warehouses and large single-storey buildings are more frequent than is generally thought. Research has shown that…

Sales team expansion at Tecserv UK

Underwood-based fire and security system installation and maintenance specialists Tecserv UK has further boosted its sales team following the appointment of Steven Carruthers as a system sales executive. Steven lives in Hucknall and as well as being a fully qualified…

What the future of the fire-engineering sector looks like

As the population constantly grows, so does the need to commission new housing projects. Despite advancements in firefighting technology, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported over 400,000 structure fires in the year 2019, which caused about 12 billion dollars…

Take an active approach to passive fire protection with Sika

Leading speciality chemical manufacturer Sika Limited is helping specifiers contain and control the spread of fire with its high-performance passive fire-protection products for linear and penetration seals. Sika’s passive fire-protection range has been specifically developed to restore the fire resistance…

Removing the obscurity behind sheltered-housing fire standards

With new fire-safety legislations demanding a renewed focus on safety in all residential settings, Karen Trigg of Allegion UK explains why care-home and sheltered-housing associations must prioritise the maintenance of fire doors. The regulations and standards associated with fire safety…

Foam Exposure Committee: the never-ending problems of Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF)

A total of 2,337 sites in the US have been identified with PFAS contamination. Testing will reveal far more.1 There are 704 military sites in the US that contain PFAS, ‘a number that continues to rise’.2 Fire departments and military…

New ANSUL Restaurant Electric Detection (RED) technology advances kitchen fire protection

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings and architect of OpenBlue connected solutions, introduces ANSUL Restaurant Electric Detection (RED) technology. The technology delivers next-generation commercial kitchen fire protection with industry-leading centralized monitoring and real-time status of…

Another huge fire at a self-storage warehouse: why are these buildings unprotected?

A fire that destroyed hundreds of rented units at a three-storey self-storage warehouse in Manchester has once again brought into sharp focus the wider impact of fire and the vulnerability of unsprinklered buildings. About 125 firefighters and 25 fire engines…

ASFP launches passive fire protection e-learning platform

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has launched an innovative new e-learning platform in support of its acclaimed Foundation in Passive Fire Protection. Featuring high-quality adaptive learning techniques, supported by ASFP technical expertise and training capability, the new platform…

Perimeter Solutions partners with 10 Tanker Air Carrier to fight Mexico wildfires

Perimeter Solutions partnered with 10 Tanker Air Carrier, a world leader in aerial firefighting, to set up operations in Laredo, Texas to provide support to agencies in Mexico that work to extinguish and prevent the spread of active wildfires. Through…

A major new report evaluates Fire Extinguishers in the UK

A major new report has been published that considers the role of a fire extinguisher in human terms, identifying the gap between policy assumptions and the evidence from real fires. It examines the implications arising from this and makes a…

The first ever Silvflame Event 2022

Silvflame Emergency Services and Industry Show 202220–21 July 2022Day 1: 9:00am to 5:00pmDay 2: 9:00am to 4:00pmRegistration opens at 8:30amAt The Fire Service College Moreton-In-Marsh Silvflame Ltd will be unveiling our new wildfire protection system with a live demonstration. There…

Foam Exposure Committee Bulletin #18: Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) is not ‘safe as soap’

The fire service has always been told that AFFF is as ‘safe as soap’ to use in their communities and for their firefighters. It is actually not. This is now evidenced by nationwide PFAS water-contamination issues. AFFF should not hit…

Last call for ‘Speak in Person’ abstracts for ADIPEC

The ADIPEC Technical Conference is the single largest technical meeting place for oil and gas engineers worldwide, providing unprecedented access to the latest industry knowledge, technical expertise, applications, products, solutions and services. Organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the…

Luxury Greek resort receives five-star fire protection

A fault-tolerant network of Axis EN fire panels from Advanced has been installed at one of Crete’s newest and most exclusive beachfront hotels. Based in the coastal town of Ierapetra in Crete, the Robinson Club is designed around ‘neighbourhoods’ of…

Federation to develop strategy to tackle tomorrow’s risks today

The Fire Sector Federation is developing a strategy to help predict the key evolving fire-safety risks over the next 20 years and link them to action needed now to best mitigate future impacts. Developed in partnership with the National Fire…

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