Geofire News

Geofire’s Fire Safety Compliance And COVID-19. How Can The Salamander Fire Door System Protect Patients In The Event Of A Fire?

As the rising number of COVID admissions pushes patient capacity limits, ensuring compliant fire safety has never been more important. As hospitals battle through the second major wave of the virus, concerns have been raised around the NHS’ on-going maintenance backlog and the impact on safety and infrastructure. In January 2021, figures suggested that the total backlog was the equivalent of the annual running cost of the entire NHS estate, which was around £9.7bn in 2019/20. Despit...

Vimpex Installs Agrippa Wireless Acoustic Fire Door Holders And Secures One Of England’s Largest Housing Associations

Vimpex has supplied Agrippa wireless acoustic fire door holders to hold open fire doors at the HQ of one of England’s largest housing associations to provide an easy and effective method of infection control, while not impacting on fire safety. A COVID-secure risk assessment identified the need to reduce the touching of fire door locks and door handles at the organization’s administration offices by staff and visitors. “Reducing the spread of germs and bacteria has never been...

Geofire Launches Deaf Alert Home Pillow Alarm To Wake Hard Of Hearing In The Event Of Fire

Innovators in fire technology, Geofire, launches the Deaf Alert, a safety device for the deaf and hard of hearing. The Deaf Alert is a digital, vibrating pillow alarm that uses ‘listening’ technology to activate on the specific sound of a home smoke alarm. Geofire has manufactured fire safety products in the UK since 1972. The Deaf Alert will join the Agrippa acoustic product line which includes the battery powered fire door holder and closer. Working smoke alarm The acoustic tech...

Geofire Announces The Launch Of Agrippa Door Holder To Help Prevent The Spread Of COVID-19

Reducing the spread of germs and bacteria has never been more essential in the current climate. Holding open internal doors provide an easy and effective method of infection control within the building, but it is important that this does not impact the user’s fire safety. A study by the New England Medical Journal, which researched the survival of coronavirus on a number of surfaces, identified that the virus was still detectable on hard surfaces such as plastic and stainless steel 72 hour...

Geofire To Display Its New Agrippa Pillow Alarm At FIREX International 2015

Agrippa Pillow Alarm is a battery powered, wire-free unit with a pad attachment Visitors to fire technology specialist Geofire’s FIREX International stand E80 will be able to get a sneak preview of the latest addition to the highly successful Agrippa acoustic range – a new Agrippa Pillow Alarm. The Agrippa ‘listen and learn’ technology, also available in the door holder and closer, is being used to alert deaf...

Geofire’s Agrippa Wire-free Fire Door Holders Installed At Fairfax Academy In Sutton Coalfield

Agrippa door holders enable fire doors in school corridors to be held open and release them in event of fire alarm Agrippa wire-free fire door holders have been installed at one of Birmingham’s largest schools, enabling fire doors in school corridors to be legally held open, releasing them in the event of a fire alarm to protect students and staff. With over 1400 students and 270 Sixth Formers, Fairfax Academy in Sutton Coalfield is typical of many larger, busy schools...

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