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FDNY Fire Commissioner Nigro announces 5% decrease in fire deaths for 2020

Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro today announced the city had 63 civilian fire deaths in 2020, 5% fewer than in 2019, when 66 people lost their lives in fires. This marks the 15th consecutive year there have been fewer than…

Institution of Fire Engineers approves NFPA CFPS credential as key component for IFE membership application

The Membership Application Assessment Panel (MAAP) of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) has determined that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) credential will now be recognized as a major component for IFE membership. The…

Linear Group acquire stake in fire consultancy to form Linear Fire Safety

Leading contracting and fit-out specialists Linear Group have acquired a stake in Kyle Management Solutions, a leading fire safety solutions consultancy, to create Linear Fire Safety (LFS), as it continues to drive growth across the UK. Based in the Group’s…

Advantages of wireless fire alarms

All companies and organizations are responsible for providing effective, reliable and compliant fire-safety equipment. This includes having a reliable warning system. For temporary buildings, such as construction sites, wireless fire alarms are a great solution. Wireless fire alarms send out…

Sprinklers: the buffers needed to make buildings resilient

Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance discusses: A recent Financial Times article, written by the Governor of Denmark’s National Bank Lars Rohde, highlighted the fact that a bank’s capital buffer should work much like a sprinkler system. In…

Reviewing building safety in specialized housing

Ensuring the safety of residents and staff in specialized housing environments has always been a priority for those in the sector. Karen Trigg of Allegion UK highlights the steps decision makers must make to keep occupants in sheltered, extra care…

Static Systems Group welcomes Halma as its new owner

Static Systems Group is delighted to announce that it has been acquired by Halma, a FTSE 100 global group of life-saving technology companies. Halma, headquartered in the UK, is driven by a clear purpose to grow a safer, cleaner, healthier…

NFPA releases new energy storage system fact sheet as Biden Administration set to lead a clean-energy revolution

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released a new energy storage systems (ESS) safety fact sheet as President-elect Joe Biden, a strong clean-energy proponent, is set to take office on Wednesday, 20 January. The 46th president and his Administration…

Life Kitchens: the future is non-combustible kitchens

All our kitchen cabinets are manufactured from rust-resistant treated steel and manufactured with non-toxic fire-resistant foam for insulation and acoustic effect, the door fascias are also manufactured from other non-combustible materials such as glass and neolith stone to remove any…

The Fire Fighters Charity joins forces with front-line charities to launch national wellness campaign

Last year marked a year like no other for UK front-line staff as they battled to keep the nation safe. With the colder weather here to stay and the arrival of a new strain of Covid-19, emergency-service teams are feeling…

NFPA urges added caution when using home heating equipment, the leading cause of US home fires between December and February

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is urging the public to use added caution when heating their homes this winter. Home heating equipment is the leading cause of US home fires during the months of December, January and February, when…

False fire alarms continue to cost the UK

More than 2,600 false fire alarms were maliciously activated across England in 2019/20 – disrupting schools and businesses, placing unnecessary strain on our emergency services, and reducing the confidence the general public have in fire alarms. The latest Home Office…

Johnson Controls introduces Tyco DS-8 8.0K dry pendent sprinkler for outdoor spaces and commercial freezers

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings and architect of OpenBlue connected solutions, is expanding its Tyco DS Dry Sprinkler product family to include the DS-8 8.0K (K 115) dry pendent sprinkler. The enhanced features of…

Siren system manufacturer provides alternate ways to make contact with its international customers

INTERSCHUTZ, the world’s leading trade fair for fire brigades, rescue services, civil protection and safety has now been postponed for the second time and is not scheduled to take place again until 2022. HÖRMANN Warnsysteme, the leading siren systems manufacturer,…

NFPA replaces 2021 Conference & Expo with new virtual conference series to run throughout 2021

With the continued uncertainty of live events stretching well into 2021, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced today that the 2021 NFPA Conference & Expo will not happen as scheduled and instead will be replaced with the 125th Anniversary…

10th Annual DCD Fire Safety Forum

Dubai Civil Defence have announced the 10th Annual Fire Safety Forum UAE. The Fire Safety Forum is held annually by the General Command of Civil Defence to recognize achievements and trends in the firefighting, building and fire-protection industries. Adjusting to…

New 23.8-inch monitor to assist remote working

With more and more emergency first responders working remotely, the need for good home-office ergonomics is extremely important for their welfare. EIZO Limited have announced the release of the 23.8in FlexScan EV2480 – a frameless Full HD (1920 x 1080)…

New strategy sets Hempel on a path to leadership positions

An ambitious new strategy defines the timeframe of a doubling of Hempel by 2025. Doubling revenue allows Hempel to also double its positive impact. The path is defined by focus across the entire business, leadership positions in chosen segments, industry…

ASFP continues its support for the Children’s Burns Trust

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has continued its support for the Children’s Burns Trust (CBT) with a £2,000 donation on behalf of its members. Each year the ASFP donates £10 of every ticket sale for its Annual Awards…

Hyfire’s EvacWireless offers a rapid and efficient solution to BS8629 requirements

With high-rise residential building owners and managers under pressure to be ready for the new BS8629 evacuation-control regulations, global wireless fire-detection and alarm devices leader Hyfire has launched EvacWireless, offering rapid installation, simplified maintenance and minimal installation disruption. The British…

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