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AFOA hosts mini conference at Emergency One

AFOA members were welcomed to the association’s recent mini conference at Emergency One’s headquarters in Cumnock, Ayrshire in Scotland, by the company’s Managing Director Mike Madsen and Director Steven Bell, alongside AFOA Chairman Simon Petts. A morning of technical sessions…

ASFP releases further guidance documents

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has expanded its range of guidance with the release of three new and three updated documents. The new Advisory Notes 27, 28 and 29 offer advice on particular issues of concern to the…

New legislation will create a perfect storm for fire risk assessment

Fire Risk Assessors, together with the building owners and safety managers who employ them, face additional challenges in satisfying new legal requirements to meet fire-safety competency standards that have come into force with commencement of the Fire Safety Act 2021,…

Home secretary unveils ambitious plans for fire reform and fire safety improvements

The most comprehensive plans for fire reform in decades have been set out in the government’s Fire Reform White Paper, which will help strengthen the emergency services and seek to ensure people feel safer in their homes. Today (18 May),…

G4S designs early-warning fire and security system for Vita Baltic International 

An integrated early-warning fire protection and security solution for Vita Baltic International, one of Europe’s biggest foam manufacturers, has brought peace of mind to the company at their Lithuania-based premises. As one of the leading manufacturers of flexible polyurethane foam…

DESMI opens second office in Africa – DESMI Nigeria is established

‘We have sold our solutions to Nigeria for more than 20 years – and it is now time to take further steps into the Nigerian market being even closer to our customers and partners.’ Speaking to Leslie P. Andrews, Managing…

21st International Water Mist Conference – Conference webpage online

The conference webpage for the 21st International Water Mist Conference (IWMC) is online. The event – which is being organized by the International Water Mist Association (IWMA) – will take place in Madrid, Spain, on 9 and 10 November at…

Advanced expands sales team to accelerate UK growth

Fire protection solutions company Advanced, has appointed Iain Stevenson to drive further growth in South-East England. Iain joins the company with over 26 years’ fire-industry experience, having worked as a commissioning engineer on a wide range of high-profile projects in…

Momentum gaining for INTERSCHUTZ 2022!

After a seven-year wait the countdown has begun for INTERSCHUTZ 2022. With 39 days until the doors open on the world’s largest Fire Protection and Civil Defence event, we want to share some highlights with you: USA Partner Day Designed…

CertAlarm completes fourth cycle of round-robin test series to improve the comparability between laboratories

CertAlarm, an organization offering a pan-European quality mark in the fire protection and security systems industry, today confirmed the completion of its fourth cycle of round-robin test series. Round-robin tests are comparative tests performed by the participating laboratories at regular…

Infinite design possibilities, with Pyroguard’s new Infinity brochure

Recognising the emphasis on light and open interior spaces, Pyroguard is pleased to announce the publication of its new Pyroguard Infinity brochure, designed to provide architects and specifiers with all the information they need on its range of fire safety…

Cornwall Fire warm up to win with UK Fire

The Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service rugby team welcomed a spirited RAF Police team in the first-ever meeting between the two sides. The game was played in the very best spirit of rugby, with Cornwall eventually winning 49-5. Despite the…

Vimpex to showcase exciting new products at FIREX

Leading independent manufacturer and distributor of fire alarm evacuation and building infrastructure products and accessories Vimpex will be showcasing a number of exciting new products, in addition to their market-leading Identifire and Fire-Cryer ranges of evacuation and alarm sounders, beacons…

NFPA receives $225K grant from General Motors to deliver electric vehicle training

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has received a $225,000 grant from General Motors to deliver its electric vehicle (EV) training for free to 12,000 volunteer and underserved fire departments throughout the US. The funding comes at a critical time,…

IFSEC’s LPCB Attack Testing Zone schedule revealed

The LPCB Attack Testing Zone, where physical security products are put to the test by trained engineers in live forced entry attacks, returns to IFSEC between 17 and 19 May 2022 at London’s ExCeL. We can now reveal the full…

Patol win national award for fire innovation

Patol has won a prestigious category in an inaugural Awards scheme designed to promote and celebrate best practice in the UK fire Industry. The ‘Fire & Security Matters Awards’ were staged at the CBS Arena, home to Coventry City FC…

Tio Launches Rapid Asset Management Software for Fire Safety Companies

Tio Fire Safety, the software company behind the UK’s first true digital fire logbook, has launched a fast and focused asset management tool, specifically designed for fire-safety service and maintenance businesses. Tio’s Rapid Asset Manager promises to fill the gap…

Fire-protection solution for top-loading automatic storage and retrieval systems and safe storage of lithium-ion batteries are the exhibition highlights of WAGNER at LogiMAT 2022

From 31 May to 2 June 2022, WAGNER will present two highlights at LogiMAT, the international trade fair for intralogistics solutions and process management in Stuttgart: Fire protection solutions for extremely compact and automated storage and retrieval systems and for…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #56: Multidistrict Litigations Because there are so many PFAS-related lawsuits occurring, the ‘Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigations determined that the AFFF cases filed involved common questions of law and fact such that centralization of the cases was appropriate.’1 Any…

Donations – An Essential Guide, Part 2

By Chris Gannon, writing for GESA (Global Emergency Services Action) To catch up on Part 1 of this article, which introduces the complexity of Emergency Services donations and outlines the various donor types and their circumstances, please follow this link:…

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