Euralarm News

Euralarm Releases A Guide On Periodic Testing Of Transportable Gas Cylinders Used In Fixed Firefighting Systems

The Extinguishing Section of Euralarm has published a guidance document on the important aspects relating to the periodic inspection of cylinders used in fixed gaseous fire extinguishing systems and especially in respect to hydrostatic testing. The guidance note is intended to identify some critical areas that are often not fully understood and does not prescribe the full processes involved in the testing or the physical handling of the cylinders. Transportable cylinders under the TPED (Transpo...

Euralarm Opens Up Doors For Associate Members To Work With Them To Keep Europe Safe

Prior to organizing its Extraordinary General Assembly and following a decision of its members, Euralarm opened the doors for Associate Members to work with them to keep Europe a safe place to live, work and relax. 50 years after their founding, Europe is in a time of change. New technologies, digitization, new standards and regulations will move them in a new era. Life safety and security for European citizens at home, at work or traveling throughout Europe, are key for the future. The fire sa...

Euralarm Recommends Date Of Withdrawal As The Effective Date Of Implementation In National Codes

Euralarm released a Communiqué with recommendations on updating national Codes (like a Building Code, Fire Code, etc.) when new Standards become available. The development of new or revized standards follows a certain process that is finalized with the ratification of the standard by the standardization body (CEN, CENELEC, …).  Following the ratification there are dates that the new or revized standard is available, announced and published followed by a date that the former s...

Drax Technology Joins The Fire Section Of Euralarm To Collaborate On Finding Solutions For Current Challenges

Euralarm has welcomed Drax Technology as new member. The company will join the Fire Section of Euralarm which activities cover the technical and political trends and taking action to guide the developments. Together with a diverse number of stakeholders in Europe, the fire section collaborates on finding solutions for current challenges as well as future challenges for fire safety in a digitized world.  Drax Technology will now benefit from Euralarm’s services in terms of representat...

Security And Extinguishing Services Company Euralarm Celebrates Its 50th Founding Anniversary

Euralarm celebrates the day when, exactly 50 years ago, Ernst Meili founded the company. Starting with 24 companies from 12 countries and two national associations for fire safety, Euralarm developed into a European association that represents today over 5,000 companies, employing 700,000 people, within the fire safety, security, extinguishing and related services industry with an estimated revenue of € 67 billion. Safety And Security For almost 50 years Euralarm has been proactively cont...

ARTS Supports VdS Fire Protection Systems 2020 International Conference

The international conference of VdS experts on fire protection systems will be held in Bucharest. The event is organized by VdS Schadenverhutung GmbH in cooperation with the Romanian Facility Management Association (ROFMA) and is supported by Euralarm member ARTS (Romanian Association for Security Technique). Program topics For the event the following topics are on the program: Automatic fire protection systems from the point of view of fire brigades Sprinkler systems: new developments in...

Euralarm Postpones Their General Assembly, Industry Forum And 50th Anniversary Celebrations Due To COVID-19

In light of the COVID virus and the possible effects on traveling across Europe, the Euralarm organization committee decided to postpone the GA, Industry Forum and 50th anniversary celebration. The organization committee for the 2020 Euralarm General Assembly, Industry Forum and 50th anniversary celebrations on May 27 and the section meetings on May 28 reviewed the planned activities in light of the COVID virus and the possible effects on traveling across Europe. Industry Forum And 50th Anniver...

Euralarm Introduces Revision To Alarm System Base EN 50131-1 And Plans Round Table Debate

For security and holdup system the EN 50131-1 has been the base for alarm system for intrusion and holdup for a long time. New technologies and applications are available which can have a benefit for the products and services Euralarm can provide to the end-users. At this moment the EN50131-1 is open for revision and Euralarm wants work with their members and other stakeholders from the security industry to see if and how they can include these new technologies in the standards. It will ensure...

Euralarm Study Considers False Fire Alarms, Their Causes And Prevention

The biggest causes of false fire alarms are older technology and systems that are improperly designed and/or not maintained. Modern technology, proper design and regular maintenance can minimize false alarms. Systems over 15 to 20 years old do not have the technical means to handle deceptive phenomena. Proper planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance should be provided by firms certified for such work as defined in the European Standard EN 16763 Services for fire alarm and s...

Euralarm Releases A Document Focussing On Making A Secure Society For Europe

Euralarm, the association representing the fire safety and security industry, has presented its Priorities and Challenges 2019-2024. ‘Working together for a safer and more secure future’ is the name of the document that describes areas of cooperation to achieve a safer and more secure society for Europe and build an industry that contributes to sustainable growth in Europe. One of the most basic requirements for each of us is defence against harm, no matter what form it takes. Fire...

Euralarm Stresses Over The Need For EU Fire Safety Research In Horizon Europe With 27 Organizations In the Industry

Euralarm co-signed a letter of 27 organizations active in the field of fire security to Commissioner Moedas. Following the recommendations from the International Association for Fire Safety Science, the organizations call for more resources dedicated to EU fire safety research in Horizon Europe. Stakeholders from civil society, industry, fire testing laboratories, firefighters, academia and others unite on a clear and ambitious vision for the future of EU fire safety research. Such a united vis...

Euralarm Appoints Petra Riesterer As The New Vice-Chair After Michael Scharnowsky

During the Section Fire meeting following the Euralarm General Assembly, Petra Riesterer has been elected to Vice-Chair by its delegates. She follows in the footsteps of Michael Scharnowsky. Lance Rütimann (Chair of the Section Fire) stated, “My sincere appreciation and thanks for the positive working relationship with Michael. I am looking forward to the future development of the Fire Section together with Petra.” Protection Of Life And Asset Asked about her new role within...

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