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Zettler Profile Lite addressable fire alarm control panels offer future-proof facility safety

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has announced the release of the Zettler Profile Lite range of addressable fire alarm control panels to the Asia Pacific markets. The two new addressable panel models, Pro215 Lite…

Dartford MP cuts the ribbon at Kentec Electronics’ factory extension

Local Dartford MP Gareth Johnson has officially opened a new extension at Kentec Electronics, the manufacturer of life-critical fire control systems, enabling the firm to expand its manufacturing, dispatch and stores capability by a third. The extension not only enhances…

SPIE secures fire systems maintenance win with University of Ulster

SPIE UK, a subsidiary of SPIE, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications, has been awarded a four-year contract to be the fire systems maintenance contractor with the University of Ulster. The SPIE…

Chubb installs hybrid fire solution in historic Scottish hotel

Chubb recently installed a hybrid fire solution, comprised of a combination of hardwire and wireless fire systems, in Glenapp Castle, a 21-bedroom, luxury five-star hotel in Ayrshire, Scotland. The solution meets the Historic Scotland preservation agency’s stringent requirements. The owners…

Businesses encouraged to get fire doors checked after months of closures

With many businesses having been closed throughout much of 2020, this year’s Fire Door Safety Week (20–26 September) offered a pertinent reminder for duty holders to ensure their fire doors are checked – especially if the annual assessment was missed…

Labour conference agrees motion to fight cladding scandal

The Labour Party has backed action in relation to the building safety crisis that has arisen since Grenfell, calling for ‘sustained investment’ in public services that could help resolve the crisis and prevent it continuing in new buildings. The party…

Secutech Vietnam to be moved to a later date

Instead of its originally scheduled late-September timeslot, Secutech Vietnam will now take place at a future date. The postponement is due to recurring outbreaks of Covid-19 across Vietnam, as well as travel restrictions and periodic lockdowns. The rearranged fair will…

Fire Department Service Announcement

International entities using PFAS-free firefighting foams, Bulletin #37 International entities Location Year Auckland Airport Auckland, New Zealand 2019 1 All 27 major Australian airports including Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade (changed over in 2014) Australia 2018 2 Bristol Airport Bristol, England,…

Fire Prevention Week is 3–9 October 2021! This year’s theme is: Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for 99 years, has announced Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, 3–9 October 2021. From beeps to chirps, this year’s…

Aico returns to exhibitions and events

After 18 months of virtual events, Aico is delighted to return to physical exhibitions throughout September. From 7–10 September, the European Market Leader in Home Life Safety exhibited at two events simultaneously, Housing 2021 and The Fire Safety Event, to…

How to improve fire safety in the workplace

By Darren Hockley, Managing Director at DeltaNet International With the Covid-19 pandemic having taken precedence over the last 18 months, organisations are now welcoming employees back to the workplace. Although it’s probably the last thing on employees’ minds after returning…

Welcome changes to building regulations intensifies focus on performance of ‘fire-resistant’ cables, says Wrexham Mineral Cables

A leading manufacturer of Mineral Insulated Copper Cables is urging specifiers and designers to highly consider the stresses real-life fire scenarios have on ‘fire-resistant’ cables, so they can choose products that will truly withstand a critical situation. As the focus…

Independent Fire Training Ltd are passionate about fire stopping

We at Independent Fire Training Ltd are passionate about fire stopping and contributing to the development of competency of those who work in the fire safety industry. Our training portfolio covers fire stopping inspection and fire door inspection as well…

Apollo Fire Detectors sponsor the Women in Fire Safety Awards

Apollo Fire Detectors are the Headline Sponsor for The Women in Fire Safety Awards on 4 November. New to 2021, the awards have been set up to honour the outstanding achievements and contributions of women within the fire safety community.…

FireQual begins development of Fire Door Installation qualification

Following requests from industry and the work of the Competence Steering Group and Working Group 2 (Installers), FireQual is developing a qualification that will look to provide the underpinning knowledge and the skills required by those who work within the…

Performance-based smoke detection reduces cost and enhances safety

For special architectural features such as atria and large open spaces, advanced smoke detection technology minimizes costs and detects smoke at the earliest possible stage from flexibly placed, concealable sampling points. Today, the owners of a growing number of non-standard…

Fire Safety Act 2021: Ensuring your business complies

With the Fire Safety Act (2021) receiving its Royal Assent, further accountability is now placed on the Responsible Person within a business to manage and reduce the risk of fire. Enforcement action is expected to rise as a result of…

Egypt set to host EDEX 2021 this November

The Egyptian Armed Forces have announced the second edition of the international defence and military industries exhibition – Egypt Defence Expo (EDEX 2021), which will take place from 29 November to 2 December 2021, at Egypt International Exhibition Center under…

ASSA ABLOY launches new fire doorset guide to support Fire Door Safety Week 2021

To help support this year’s Fire Door Safety Week, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland has launched a new best practice guide on how to specify, install, maintain and inspect fire-certified doorsets in residential and commercial buildings. Available to…

NFPA to host Keeping Hazardous Environments Safe conference, a full-day online programme focused on industrial, chemical and emerging tech topics

On Tuesday, 5 October the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will host Keeping Hazardous Environments Safe, a conference for those who work in industrial settings, the chemical and petrochemical sectors, emergency management, plant operations, occupational health and safety, code enforcement, the fire service and the…

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