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ASFP supports calls for funding to address tall-building fire-safety failings

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP), the UK’s leading association for the passive fire-protection sector, is supporting calls for greater funding to address identified fire-safety failings in tall buildings. The move comes following the government’s announcement of its five-point…

More than 1,100 classrooms gutted by school blazes in five years

School fires have destroyed the equivalent of 1,100 classrooms in the last five years, new figures reveal. Fire crews have been called to tackle 2,300 school blazes in England, which completely gutted 47 primary and secondary school buildings, and seriously…

Portable gas detectors and staff protection during Covid-19

There are many ways that portable gas detectors for personal use can deliver individual protection for key staff during the Covid-19 pandemic. Kevin O´Donnell, EMEA Business Development Manager at Teledyne Gas and Flame Detection, uses his expertise to answer a…

Private tenants lose out in safety stakes

Recharge – a new report on Northern Ireland’s homes, by leading safety charity Electrical Safety First – found private tenants had less protection from electrical risk than in other parts of the UK. It also suggests how annual savings of…

Global Fire Equipment appoints new Technical Support Engineer for the Indian subcontinent, Sri Lanka, South East Asia and the Middle East

Leading European-based fire-detection manufacturer, Global Fire Equipment (GFE), has appointed Sudeep Dalvi as Technical Support Engineer to cater for the company’s growing customer base in the Indian subcontinent, Sri Lanka, South East Asia and the Middle East. Sudeep will be…

Hochiki Europe’s multi-sensors given glowing reviews at Riverside Studios

TV and film studios are often made up of various commercial environments, meaning they require ultra-dependable, sophisticated life-safety systems to protect employees and visitors. London’s Riverside Studios in Hammersmith recognised this and recently made the decision to upgrade its fire-detection…

Virtual Hazmat 2021 – free virtual alternative to our annual conference

Date: 18 May, 14:30–16:30 BST & 19 May, 8:00–10:00 BST Find out more and register NCEC’s Hazmat conference has earned the justifiable reputation of being the ‘must-attend’ annual event for those who are involved in hazmat response, incident management or…

NCEC will be at the virtual Fire Safety Forum 2021

NCEC is proud to be the supporting partner of the virtual Fire Safety Forum 2021 – a series of six virtual best-practice conferences presented by the Institution of Fire Engineers Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) United Arab Emirates (UAE) Branch. Under…

Perimeter Solutions introduces SOLBERG VERSAGARD line of fluorine-free, alcohol-resistant firefighting foam concentrates for Class B applications

Perimeter Solutions announced the introduction of a new line of fluorine-free firefighting foam concentrates for general purpose use. Called SOLBERG VERSAGARD, the fluorine-free line debuts with SOLBERG VERSAGARD AS-100. SOLBERG VERSAGARD AS-100 multipurpose 3×3 fluorine-free foam concentrate is an alcohol…

Lind Equipment launches revolutionary Beacon360 Torch handlamp

Lind Equipment, a ten-time innovation award-winning company is proud to announce the launch of the newest heavy-duty work light, the Beacon360 Torch battery operated handlamp. This product produces bright, white light in four unique lighting modes while encased in an…

£1m pipeline helps fire and security firm celebrate 20th anniversary

East Midlands based fire and security installation and maintenance company Tecserv UK has revealed it is optimistic of achieving its year-end targets having secured a forward order book of over £1m heading into 2021. The company, which is privately owned,…

Warringtonfire appoints Kevin LaMalva as US lead

London, UK – February 23, 2021 – Warringtonfire, part of the Element Materials Technology Group, has appointed Kevin LaMalva to lead the US fire-engineering consultancy division as it expands into the region. Kevin has over 13 years of experience as…

A new era of testing and certification for the construction industry

As the Grenfell Inquiry continues to unearth key learnings with regard to the inadequate testing and certification of building products, particularly in relation to fire integrity solutions, the formation of the new National Construction Products Regulator is a welcome, and…

AEI Cables sends out message on Category 3 Control fire performance cables

Specialist AEI Cables has sent out a message to the supply chain highlighting the need to use only approved cabling in critical signal and control equipment following the announcement of a revised version of the Code of Practice covering these…

Advanced appoints Amanda Hope as UK Fire Business Development Manager

Fire-protection solutions company Advanced has appointed Amanda Hope to drive its growth strategy in key sectors. Over the past 20 years, Amanda has helped implement Advanced’s fire-protection solutions at some of the UK’s most prestigious and high-profile sites, including the…

Hyfire appoints Tom Crane as Business Unit Director

Global wireless fire-detection and alarm devices leader, Hyfire, a Halma plc company, has appointed Tom Crane as Business Unit Director, responsible for overseeing future growth of the business and managing its nationwide sales team in the UK and Ireland. Tom,…

New report shows huge concern for fire-safety compliance in the workplace

JLA’s 2021 Fire Safety Accountability Report has revealed that over 60% of people responsible for fire safety in the workplace or commercial believe they could be doing more to ensure the building is fire safe. The findings show that 10%…

Firex International launches connect 2021 online event

FIREX International Connect 2021 will take place throughout June Exhibiting information can be downloaded from here FIREX International, Europe’s largest gathering of fire safety professionals, is launching FIREX International Connect 2021, which will take place online throughout June. The virtual event…

C-TEC’s Hush ActiV domestic fire system elevates protection at new apartment block

Hush ActiV, C-TEC’s innovative new BS 5839-6 domestic fire-alarm system, is providing first-class fire protection at a luxury apartment block in Bolton. Set in stunning landscaped gardens in Horwich, a small town on the edge of the West Pennine Moors,…

Fire Safety Forum 2021 online event: Global Approach to Fire & Life Safety

The Fire Safety Forum, presented by the Institution of Fire Engineers GCC UAE Branch, is launching six weeks of virtual international best-practice conferences running from 3 March to 7 April 2021. Taking up the Forum’s theme ‘A Global Approach to…

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