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Taktis upgrades care home fire safety

Taktis Fire, Kentec’s highly acclaimed fire alarm control panel, is proving to be a real success at two of Cumbria’s leading care homes, central to fire safety systems designed to protect vulnerable residents, members of staff and visitors. The unique risks posed by…

IFE launches new Firefighter Safety Database at centennial year opening event

As part of its 100th-anniversary celebrations, the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) launched the new Firefighter Safety Database today at Leicester’s Central Fire and Rescue Station. The database is the innovation of the IFE’s International General Assembly which comprises representatives…

CFB Risk Management Wins Contract to Protect Multi-Billion Pound Mine Project

Tees-based CFB Risk Management has announced its biggest contract win to date – a multi-million-pound agreement to protect the major £2.9 billion Sirius Minerals Mine project in North Yorkshire. CFB Risk Management, established in 2011 as the first company of…

MSA F2 X-TREM officially approved by FIM for use in the Endurance World Championship, motoGP and World Superbike Championships

F2 X-TREM approved by FIM (International Motorcycling Federation) FIM is the governing body motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association made up of 113 national federations throughout the world. Its 50 FIM World…

High Rise Escape Systems Inc. –  2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners

High Rise Escape Systems Inc. won the prestigious ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award for 2017. Their self-rescue devices are designed to mitigate means of egress for anyone living or working above the 2nd floor. High Rise Escape Systems Inc. accomplish this…

Fire Sector Organisations Share Positive View of the interim report from the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

The Fire Sector Federation, Door & Hardware Federation and Fire Industry Association have joined the Institution of Fire Engineers in voicing their support for the interim report from Dame Judith Hackitt in relation to the Independent Review of Building Regulations…

MMRA awards fire risk management system (PAS 7:2013) certificate to the UK’s Natural History Museum, UK

MMRA has awarded the Natural History Museum (NHM) in London, UK, with a fire risk management system (FRMS) certificate to Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 7:2013 standard. The NHM is the first organisation in their sector to gain certification. MMRA, a member of…

NOFIRNO system chosen as sealing for the transition from coal to biomass power plant

In terms of energy production, sustainability is what it’s all about right now. And with that sustainability and care for the environment, new types of energy are undertaking a super fast advance. Wood pellets are a good example of this.…

FM Global urges better safety test for high-rise exterior claddings that have fueled deadly building fires

Costly and sometimes fatal fires in some of the world’s newest and tallest buildings have recently been stoked by highly combustible exterior claddings chosen for aesthetics, energy efficiency, weather-proofing and cost-effectiveness—not safety.  Moreover, prevailing methods for testing the combustibility of exterior claddings…

Product Safety – No Longer A Cinderella

With product safety rising up the news agenda – and particularly in the light of recent tragedies – Electrical Safety First’s 7th annual product safety conference, Improving Product Safety in an Ever-Changing World, has cemented its role as an essential event in the…

Historic warship supplied by cable leader gets the Her Majesty the Queen’s blessing

The biggest warship ever to be built in Britain was recently commissioned by the Her Majesty the Queen in a historic ceremony – with more than 1,800 miles of cables supplied by Birtley-based AEI Cables powering the vessel. The proud…

New York Apartment Fire Claims 12 Lives

A fire in an apartment block in the Bronx borough of New York has left 12 people dead and four others critically injured. More than 160 Firefighters responded to the fire which New York City Mayor, Bill De Blasio described…

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