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Checkmate Fire Solutions meet the demand for compliance and installation services with new office in Swindon

Checkmate Fire Solutions, one of the UK’s biggest passive fire protection specialist, is continuing its expansion with the opening of a new office in Swindon. The Yorkshire-headquartered business already has regional offices in Birmingham and Essex, but rising demand for its compliance and third-party accredited installation services means it now needs an additional location. The new office at Swindon’s Windmill Hill Business Park will be managed by Mark Cawthra, who will oversee th...

Dräger Provides PARAT 5550 Fire Escape Hood To Protect Victims From Toxic Smoke

Standards are being set with fire and rescue services in the UK adopting escape hoods to protect trapped and injured people from toxic smoke during evacuation at fires. Latest figures show in the year 2017/2018 firefighters attended 717,890 incidents in the UK, with 213,464 being fires. Fire related fatalities totalled 401 and there were 5113 non-fatal fire related casualties requiring hospital treatment. The London Fire Brigade is the first in the UK to carry the PARAT 5550 to protect members...

Johnson Controls Partners With TBWIC And RISE To Assess The Performance Of SPRAYSAFE

Earlier this year, Johnson Controls partnered with a third-party consulting firm and research group to successfully test a new technology that could potentially save countless lives with early fire identification and intervention for rapid fire protection to the external facade of a building. The standalone system was designed to quickly identify and accurately pinpoint the location of the fire and deliver water to that exact location within seconds. In addition, the system may use existing bui...

IFEDA appoints Mike Tobin as the Chairman of the association

IFEDA, the Independent Fire Engineering & Distributors Association, welcomes Mike Tobin as the new Chairman of the association. Mr Tobin was voted in at the recent IFEDA AGM. Mr Tobin has worked in the fire protection industry for 27 years, and is Managing Director of Security and Fire Experts Ltd (SAFE). With a background in fire detection and alarm systems, he has evolved SAFE, which now provides fire extinguishers, security, and electrical installations to clients worldwide. This recent...

Checkmate Fire Solutions Expands Team With Internal Compliance Auditors For Enhancing Quality Levels

Checkmate Fire Solutions, the UK’s passive fire protection specialist, is delighted to announce the appointments of Ash Babb and Andrew Heywood as Internal Technical Compliance Auditors, with responsibility for further improving its quality levels.    The pair will undertake additional audits on Checkmate’s Passive Fire Protection, Fire Door, Intumescent Paint and Fire-Resistant Glazing installations and repairs, over and above the inspections carried out for third-party a...

Comelit Appoints Business Development Manager For New Fire Division

Following its successful launch into Fire Detection, Comelit UK has expanded the division’s new team with the introduction of Tim Swift, as a dedicated Business Development Manager. Tim Joins Comelit’s Fire Division Tim has experience in a range of areas from Alarm Systems, Physical Security, Business Development, Fire Protection, and Access Control Having worked in the electrical and electronic manufacturing industry for over 20 years, Tim has experience in a range of areas from A...

Advanced Appoints Pete Browitt As The New Managing Director After Ray Hope’s Retirement

Pete joins Advanced from Apollo Fire Detectors Ltd, where he held the senior positions of Global Finance Director and EMEA Operations Director, managing a manufacturing and supply chain organisation of almost 400 people in Havant, UK. Working previously within Advanced owner Halma PLC’s fold, Pete also worked as Global Finance Director of Avire, and spent 13 years at 3M in various financial and operational roles. Pete said: “It’s a real pleasure to lead such an outstanding bus...

Draka Designs Firetuf Cable Series For Smooth Operations In Tunnels, Undergrounds And Fire Alarm Systems

Draka’s Firetuf cable series for the cabling of tunnel systems has grown with the launch of the new Firetuf OFC-LT-SWA fire resistant loose tube cable with steel wire armour. As with all Firetuf cables, Firetuf OFC-LT-SWA has been designed for harsh environments and to ensure fail-safe management of operational systems in tunnels, underground railways and fire alarm systems. A steel wire armoured, refractory cable, Firetuf OFC-LT-SWA is ideal for heavy duty applications due to its high me...

Euralarm Welcomes Eaton Electrical Products As Newest Member To Fire Section

Euralarm has welcomed its newest Member Eaton Electrical Products Ltd. The company will join the Fire Section of Euralarm, which activities cover detection, notification and evacuation in case of fire. Eaton Electrical Products will now benefit from Euralarm’s services in terms of representation towards European Institutions and standardization organisations, the monitoring of relevant legislative and standardization issues, and will have access to its extended network of national associa...

Hi-line Industries relocates to a larger facility to increase production of air purification equipment

Hi-line Industries Ltd. has moved into a new, larger production facility in order to meet the growing demand for its range of highly efficient compressed air purification equipment. The new premises is three times the size of the company’s previous headquarters, ensuring that Hi-line will continue meeting the needs of customers in sectors such as food, beverage, medical, general engineering, dairy, automotive and laser cutting. Hi-line designs, manufactures, supplies and installs a broad...

Vimpex Invests In Transforming Business To Become World’s Independent Manufacturer And Distributor Of Fire Alarm Sounders

“The fire sector is undergoing rapid change whilst constantly evolving, which requires manufacturers to adapt and innovate,” Vimpex Managing Director James Jones explained to guests at the unveiling of the company's ambitious new state-of-the-art manufacturing production facility at Great Wakering, Essex. He was responding to an opening address by Sir David Amess MP, Chair of the All Parliamentary Group for Fire & Rescue. This major development of the company’s capabilitie...

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service Appoints Jez Rushworth As CFO After Nigel Hutchinson's Retirement

This week we are saying goodbye to Chief Fire Officer Nigel Hutchinson who is retiring from the fire service on the 10th October. Nigel became Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service in 2005, following three years as Deputy Chief Fire Officer. His fire service career began in West Yorkshire in 1983 and during his time there he served in a variety of roles including operations, fire safety and training, holding senior management positions since 1997. Talent...

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