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Avon Fire & Rescue Service’s New Fire Alarm Signal Procedure Reduces Response To False Alarms

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AFRS) is changing how it responds to Automatic Fire Alarm signals to reduce its response to unnecessary false alarms. From the 1st April 2020, the new procedure will be introduced and will mean the automatic response to some alarms will be removed. This change follows the implementation of the Service Plan (2019-2022) to ensure that the AF&RS is better able to match resource to risk and ensure public safety. In 2018/19 alone, AF&RS attended over 5,700 cal...

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) And Knights Brown Break Ground On New £4m State Of The Art Fire Station

The redevelopment of Avonmouth fire station on St Andrew’s Road will help improve response, operational efficiency and prevention work for both staff and our community. This development will provide a cost-effective, modern and fit for purpose facility that allows AF&RS to match resource to risk and make our Communities Safer and Service Stronger. The new station, which is being built by contractors Knights Brown, will feature five new appliance bays, office and accommodation faciliti...

Amthal Commences 20th Anniversary Celebrations With The Launch Of Specialist Logo

Amthal is celebrating its 20th birthday with the launch of a specialist logo, dedicated to showcasing its fast-growing, evolutionary journey to becoming a fire and security specialist. Launched in 2000 by close friends John Allam and Paul Rosenthal, Amthal now has over 60 members in the team and operates on a nationwide basis providing design, installation, maintenance and monitoring services across all commercial, public sector and residential sectors. In 2008, Jamie Allam joined the managemen...

Streamlight Launches Rechargeable Waypoint 300 With Enhanced Down-Range Lighting

Streamlight, Inc., a provider of high-performance lighting, launched the Waypoint 300, a rechargeable high lumen, pistol grip spotlight with enhanced down-range lighting capability. Featuring 270,000 candela, a 1,039-meter beam distance, and 1,000 lumens on high, the Waypoint 300’s powerful long-range targeting beam is portable and runs for 3.75 to 87 hours on high, medium, low, respectively. handheld mobile searchlight "The Waypoint 300 not only features extreme brightness, but also inc...

Viking Electronics Unveils PB-3 Panic Button To Aid Emergency Response For Efficient Asset Management

Make discreet emergency calls at the touch of a button – reliable emergency communication is at your fingertips with the PB-3 Panic Button from Viking Electronics. “This is what people have been asking for – it’s quick, it’s discrete, it’s reliable. People know they can trust the PB-3 when it counts.” – Greg Yocom, Engineering Manager, Viking Electronics. Place discreet emergency phone calls The PB-3 panic button is designed to mount under a des...

IFEDA Announces Launch Of New Course - Understanding A Fire Risk Assessment

IFEDA, the Independent Fire Engineering & Distributors Association, is delighted to announce the introduction of a new course, Understanding a Fire Risk Assessment. The Fire Safety Order 2005 requires that the Responsible Person in a business must have a fire risk assessment in place. British Standard 5306 parts 3 and 8 stipulate that a fire extinguisher servicing technician must confirm the presence of, and check the contents of, a company’s fire risk assessment. This course has been...

Vimpex Limited Acquires Sigma Fire And Security With Its Brands To Expand Business

Since January 2020, pioneer manufacturer of world class fire evacuation, signalling and building infrastructure system products Vimpex Limited acquires the legal rights and ownership of Sigma Fire and Security and its brands Smart+Guard and Smart+Cage from Evac+Chair International. Vimpex Managing Director James Jones says that "This important acquisition marks a pivotal moment for Vimpex, and an exciting point in our growth as a UK manufacturer.” Alarm System Equipment "Evac+Chair Inte...

Viking Electronics Announces Release Of Its 2020 Product Catalog

Viking Electronics Inc. has announced the release of its brand new 2020 Product Catalog. The catalog features many new innovations, as well as Viking’s core products – such as emergency phones, door entry systems, paging amplifiers, mass notification systems, hot line phones, and more. The catalog is a comprehensive “go-to” resource - offering countless ideas and custom solutions for “Access Control” to “Zone Paging” and everything in between. &ld...

ASSA ABLOY Door Closers Meet Certification Demands For Uninsulated Metal Fire Doors

ASSA ABLOY’s range of door closers is one of the few available on the market to satisfy the certification demands of uninsulated metal fire doors, the ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware & Access Control Group has announced. At the end of 2017, a number of UKAS accredited authorities withdrew certification for almost all door closers used on uninsulated metal fire doors. While a number of these certifications have since been reinstated, they typically only cover the use of door closers on the si...

Cambridgeshire Fire And Rescue Service Replaces Old Rescue Boats With New, Enhanced And Efficient Models

New replacement rescue boats for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service will enable firefighters to respond quicker to water incidents. Equipped with the latest technology, the new boats have a more powerful engine and inflate in under a minute compared to the three to four minutes the old boats took. This means that crews can get the boats off the rescue vehicle, into the water and reach the casualty in a significantly faster time. Group Commander Jamie Johnson, who heads the department respon...

FLIR Launches Its First Uncooled, Fixed-Mount, Connected Thermal Camera For Detecting Methane

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced the FLIR GF77a Gas Find IR camera, its first fixed-mount, uncooled, autonomous leak detection camera designed specifically to visualize methane and other industrial gases. A new camera in FLIR Systems’ optical gas imaging (OGI) series, the connected GF77a provides upstream and midstream gas processors, producers, and operators with the ability to monitor continuously for invisible, potentially dangerous methane leaks at natural gas power plants, renewable energ...

Quelfire Releases An Enhanced Package To Support Architects And Designers

Manufacturer and supplier of specialist passive fire protection products, Quelfire, has further strengthened its service by introducing an enhanced package that is designed to support architects and designers from the very beginning of their projects. Established in 1977, Quelfire has been providing a range of valuable products and services to architects, designers, main contractors, fire stopping and other specialist contractors for over 40 years. Building on the first-class technical support...

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