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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...

Andersen Windows Encourages Homeowners To Prevent And Prepare For Home Fires On National Fire Prevention Week

October 7-13 is National Fire Prevention Week and Andersen Windows is encouraging homeowners to familiarize themselves with ways to prevent and prepare for home fires. As part of its LookOut For Kids window safety program, Andersen offers materials and tips to help educate homeowners and caregivers on window safety and home-related accidents. "People tend to feel safest in their home, however, it is also the place that poses the greatest risk to fire, with four out of five U.S. fire deaths occu...

Allstate Escape Route Mobile App Helps Families Practice Fire Escape Plans Using Augmented Reality

In recognition of National Fire Prevention Week, Allstate has released Escape Route, a new Allstate Mobile app feature, to help families create and practice fire escape plans using augmented reality (AR). According to the National Fire Protection Association, U.S. fire departments respond to a home fire every 90 seconds. Yet only one- third of American households have developed and practiced a home fire escape plan: something Allstate hopes to change through this new smartphone experience. Rea...

Kentec appoints Derrick Hall and Costas Constantinides to drive company’s domestic and international growth

Kentec, a life safety control systems manufacturer, has appointed Derrick Hall as Director of Sales and Costas Constantinides as Head of International Business Development to further drive the company’s domestic and international growth. The appointments will support Kentec’s successful growth strategy that has led to it doubling its manufacturing capacity and expanding its presence worldwide.  Derrick brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the fire detection and...

Crowcon Launches High-Temperature H2S Sensor For Oil And Gas Detection In The Middle East

To support the oil and gas industry in the Middle East, Crowcon has developed a high-temperature hydrogen sulphide (H2S) sensor to work alongside its XgardIQ fixed point detector and transmitter. Ala Ayoub, Regional General Manager at Crowcon, explains, “The Middle East oil and gas industry contends with high levels of H2S in their gas production operation. More recently, oil production is experiencing increased risks from H2S gas, as they extract more, heavier oils. Employees working in...

HAAS Alert Highlights Traffic Collisions As A Major Issue Faced By Firefighters And First Responders

HAAS Alert -- Fighting fires is a dangerous job. Firefighters don't just face smoke and flames, though. In fact, traffic collisions en-route and on-scene is one of the causes of death and injury to Firefighters and First Responders. Between ever-quieter cars and ever more distracted drivers, collisions are at an all-time high. The fire industry has tried to address this by making lights brighter and sirens louder. Now, the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) is considering requiring mobi...

Ramtech Electronics Launches WES3 Fire Alarm System Providing Enhanced Site Safety

Ramtech Electronics, an industry innovator in wireless technology solutions, launches WES3 – a new enhanced fire alarm system that has new benefits beyond its current WES+ range. Fully compliant with EN-54 and developed in conjunction with construction companies, WES3 offers several new features that mean firms maximize site safety, helping to safeguard their employees as well as important assets. The new headline feature is the medical alert, allowing someone the ability to easily raise...

Napco’s StarLink Fire LTE Communicators are a dependable solution for fire alarm customers and dealers

Napco Security Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce its StarLink Fire LTE Universal Commercial Fire Cellular Communicators, each replacing two FACP POTs landlines, are available with Verizon LTE service, for reliability, longevity and incremental RMR from fire accounts, for cellular reporting of any brand fire alarm system. Easy to install, their Panel-Powered Technology, eliminates power supplies to buy, install and pipe, so StarLink Fire LTE ensures a fast installation for any 12V or 24V...

Tavcom Training Partners With Banham Academy Providing Professional Training For Apprentices On Trailblazer Scheme

Tavcom Training, part of Linx International Group, has partnered with Banham Academy to provide a professional training pathway for apprentices on the new trailblazer scheme. The trailblazer apprenticeship standard for the fire, security and emergency systems industry is approved by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Now, Banham Academy and Tavcom Training are going further with the inclusion of professional qualifications. Practical industry experience The BTEC Level 3 cours...

Checkmate Fire Solutions expands its passive fire protection business with new office in Harlow

Checkmate Fire Solutions, the passive fire protection specialist in the UK, is relocating its south-east office to larger premises in Harlow as a result of ongoing growth. The Yorkshire-headquartered business has been running its operations across the whole of southern England from an office in Dunmore, Essex. However, with demand for Checkmate’s compliance and third-party accredited installation services increasing, it is now implementing an expansion plan for the region. The first part...

Honeywell announces integrating VESDA-E smoke detection technology with NOTIFIER and Gamewell-FCI fire systems

The VESDA portfolio is the most widely used advanced smoke detection technology in telecommunications and data centre applications Honeywell, a pioneer in Connected Buildings, announced its advanced smoke detection technology – capable of detecting and reporting smoke at its inception, before a fire develops – can now integrate with some of the most widely used fire panels in commercial buildings without the need for additional hardware or wiring. Combining Int...

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