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Vimpex Launches ClamBell Fire Alarm Bell With A Unique Hinged Design For Quick Installation

Vimpex’s new ClamBell® is an innovative, UK manufactured, fire alarm bell with a unique hinged design that swings shut after installation, which means it’s quick to install, aesthetically pleasing, and reassuringly reliable - setting it apart from other fire alarm bells on the market. ClamBell® is the first newly developed and approved bell to be launched globally in decades and the only fire alarm bell that’s made in Europe. It has been carefully designed to combine c...

Kidde Announces Senior Safety Campaign In Response To Rising Senior Fire Deaths

Fire and carbon monoxide (CO) safety is important at any age. However, seniors are often more vulnerable to home fires than groups of the population. In fact, according to the U.S. Fire Administration, by age 65, people are 2.7 times more likely (or 4 times more likely for those aged 85 and older) to be killed or injured by fires compared to the population at large. There are a variety of factors that contribute to this increased vulnerability within the senior demographic. When living alon...

NFPA Announces Launch Of Sparky’s Fire Safety Club And Badging Feature

In celebration of Sparky the Fire Dog’s® 70th birthday, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has announced the launch of Sparky’s Fire Safety Club and badging system on Sparky.org, the association’s award-winning website for kids. These new online features teach kids basic but critical elements of fire safety while rewarding them for their efforts as they go. “Making fire safety fun is critical to capturing kids’ attention and maintaining their ong...

AIRT Receives A Federal Grant From The U.S. Department Of Commerce To Support Drone Operations

Airborne International Response Team (AIRT), the 501(c)3 organization supporting Drones For Good™ for emergencies and disaster response has been awarded a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to support drone operations within federal, state, and local public safety agencies and emergency services organizations. The grant funding will be used by AIRT’s DRONERESPONDERS program to help implement standard test methods for sUAS developed by the National Institute of Standa...

Siemens Launches New Automated Solution To Effortlessly Protect Small To Medium-Sized Buildings

With the launch of the new version of the fire protection system, Cerberus FIT, Siemens Smart Infrastructure expands its offering for the small to medium-sized buildings market. Various small to medium-sized buildings can now be covered with a simple and cost-efficient solution. auto-configured solution  Cerberus FIT maximizes fire safety, due to greater functionality and enhanced productivity for those working on protecting the buildings. The intuitive interface as well as the auto-conf...

C-TEC Launches New Vibrating Pillow Pad Alarm

C-TEC has launched an innovative new vibrating pillow pad alarm. Designed to warn the hearing impaired of a potential fire alarm or evacuation alert condition, the BF320 vibrates and pulses on and off when triggered as per the requirements of BS 5446-3. Features of Pillow Pad Alarm Featuring a wide 10-30V DC voltage range, the stylishly compact device is ideal for residential, leisure, and commercial projects and can be used in conjunction with the BF320JP, a new connection plate that allows...

Amthal Makes An Ambitious Growth Plan By Making New Appointments To The Supply Chain Team

Fire and security specialist Amthal, is continuing on its ambitious growth plan to service more commercial customers, with dedicated appointments to the supply chain team alongside active recruitment for two sales account managers. Peter Lee has been appointed in ‘Purchasing Supply Chain’ to strengthen the commercial division of the business, enabling a more efficient approach to servicing new and existing customer requirements for fire safety and security. Constantly evolving regu...

Rosenbauer's EMEREC Operations Management Systems Works As A Handy Tool For The Neuruppin Fire Department

Accidents with hazardous materials, missing persons in the sprawling countryside, or clearly laid out situation plans during major incidents: the Neuruppin fire department relies on Rosenbauer's EMEREC operations management system for these and many other situations.Six fire stations spread over an area of more than 300 km2 with residential areas, industrial zones, and extensive countryside: this is the operational area of the Neuruppin fire department, which is located about an hour's drive nor...

Kentec Appoints New Head Of UK Sales

Kentec Electronics, a foremost manufacturer of life-critical control systems, has promoted Sammy Steel to the role of Head of UK Sales to further strengthen the company’s UK growth and footprint. In her new role, Sammy will lead, manage, and support the UK BDM sales team to achieve Kentec’s strategic sales plan. She will be working directly with installers, distributors, and end-users while strengthening the current UK customer base. A key part of the strategy includes focusing on b...

Hannay Reels Appoints Jim As New Design Engineer

Jim’s engineering background includes the development of gas turbine combustion systems, the design of testing equipment for gases and liquids, along with considerable manufacturing design work in areas such as packaging, molding, and shop floor automation. Jim is a graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh and a volunteer fire fighter with the Coeymans New York Fire Department. One of his many hobbies is restoration of classic cars and trucks. Jim’s background and work experience will m...

Hannay Reels Promotes Ryan DeMuth As New Engineering Manager

Ryan DeMuth has been promoted to the position of Engineering Manager. Ryan has over 13 years’ experience at Hannay Reels as a Design Engineer and Senior Design Engineer. During his tenure here, Ryan has been responsible for a number of important new product development efforts. He has additionally taken the lead on designing and executing some very innovative improvements to our manufacturing processes. Ryan is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Insti...

Lake Assault Boats Places Patrol Craft Into Service With The Superior, Wisconsin Police Department

Lake Assault Boats, a foremost manufacturer of purpose-built and mission-specific patrol, rescue, and fireboats, placed a 30-foot patrol craft into service with the Superior, Wisconsin Police Department. The vessel provides patrol and emergency response services on portions of Lake Superior, the largest of North America’s Great Lakes.   “We’re proud to have our hometown police department serve the region with help from this powerful patrol craft,” said Bob Beck, Lak...

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