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Kidde Introduces Smart Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Detection Solution

A trusted provider of fire safety for over 100 years, Kidde announced the launch of its latest innovation – the Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm with smart features and corresponding new mobile app. Designed for Wi-Fi connectivity, the alarm and app function not only as a standalone safety solution, but, notably, is the first smart system that can transform existing Kidde hardwired interconnected alarms into smart ones with an easy and fully integrated solution that offers whole-ho...

DLA Susquehanna Firefighters Rescue Two People From Burning Building

When the alarm rang at the Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna firehouse shortly after 7:00 a.m. Dec. 30, 2021 firefighters assigned to Defense Logistics Agency Truck 69 were dispatched to 813 Bridge Street, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, for a four-unit apartment building fire. Flames from a rapidly growing fire on the first floor at the front of the building left two victims trapped on a second-floor rear balcony. DLA Susquehanna firefighters jumped into action, using a 28-foot ground ladd...

Hochiki Europe Expands Panel Compatibility Reach For ACD Multi-Sensor With Advanced Electronics

Life safety manufacturer, Hochiki Europe, has announced a new perfect fit partnership which will enable its most sophisticated addressable multi-sensor device, the ACD, to be compatible with the MxPro 5 range of addressable fire control panels from Advanced Electronics. This new partnership with Advanced Electronics allows Hochiki’s ACD addressable loop-powered multi-sensor, with smoke, heat and CO sensing elements to be installed in even more projects than was previously possible...

Colorado Wildfires: Red Cross Responds As People Forced To Evacuate

Without significant warning, a vicious wildfire quickly destroyed hundreds of homes in just hours in Colorado. The American Red Cross is responding there, where tens of thousands of people have had to leave their neighborhoods. Spurred by strong winds, the fire spread very quickly. Thousands are without power and gas, leaving them without heat in single-digit temperatures and facing a winter storm warning. Red Cross Response Red Cross disaster workers, some of whom have had to evacuate their o...

Federal Emergency Management Agency Authorizes The Use Of Federal Funds To Fight Colorado’s Marshall Fire

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds, in order to help with firefighting costs for the Marshall Fire burning, in Boulder County, Colorado, USA. Fighting Marshall Fire FEMA Acting Regional Administrator, Tammy Littrell approved the state’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG), after receiving the request and determining that the fire threatened such a level of destruction that it would constitute a major disaster. At...

Marioff Marine Service Hubs Certified As Lloyd’s Register Approved Service Suppliers

Marioff is pleased to announce its marine service hubs in Finland, Italy, Singapore and the United States are now certified as Lloyd’s Register (LR) Approved Service Suppliers. The LR certificate allows Marioff to maintain fire-extinguishing equipment and systems on vessels under LR maritime classification and demonstrates Marioff fulfills required quality standards. Marioff maintains the system through its BluEdge service platform, the best-in-class service and...

BAFSA Clarifies That BS 9251: 2021 And Their Previous 2014 Iteration Talks Only About Compliance Certificates

BAFSA’s advice service has recently seen a number of enquiries regarding installation certificates for residential sprinkler systems. BS 9251: 2021 and its previous 2014 iteration talks about ‘compliance certificates’ as a requirement for new sprinkler systems and includes a note saying these should not be confused with ‘certificates of conformity’. Relevant approving body This is because only contractors who are third-party certificated can issue these as the Co...

Tyne And Wear Fire And Rescue Service Gets Praised By Health Officials For Supporting The Vaccination Effort

Health officials have praised a North East Fire and Rescue Service after they helped set up a vaccination center in a matter of days. Millions of residents across the UK have been invited to receive their Coronavirus booster vaccination in the face of an increase in Omicron cases in recent weeks. The new strain has led to a spike in transmissions during the festive period and health officials have called on the public to protect themselves. But it has led to a huge demand for new vaccination...

Tackling Wildfires With Drones And Why Connectivity Is Vital

Globally, it’s clear that devastating wildfires are now becoming commonplace. Of the top 20 largest wildfires in Californian history, six of them occurred in 2020 alone. In Australia, the story was the same – 2020 saw wildfires destroy millions of acres of land and raze billions of dollars of property. As the Earth’s temperature climbs and the effects of climate change become more apparent, there is increasing evidence that wildfires will become a greater threat, even in the U...

Kent Fire And Rescue Service Supporting The Vaccination Program Along With NFCC

Throughout the pandemic, everyone at Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) has been proud to support the blue light partners, NHS colleagues, local councils, and community organizations. People from across KFRS have volunteered to offer their services whenever possible, including during the mass roll-out of Covid-19 testing and more recently, vaccinations. In the last week, officers have been helping to collect thousands of vaccines from hospitals across Kent and Medway, and delivering t...

Hochiki Middle East FZE To Showcase Their Range Of Greener Products At The Intersec 2022

Following a year off, Intersec is back and Hochiki Middle East FZE, part of the Hochiki Group, is excited to announce that they will be at the event in January. The expert Middle East team will be sharing a range of greener products, as well as discussing what the future holds for fire system design and how customer insight is driving this innovation. The Hochiki Middle East team of experts will be on hand to demo the new L@titude system. With huge investments made in the research and developme...

Euralarm Publishes New Guidance Document On Maintenance Of Extinguishing Systems

The Extinguishing Section of Euralarm has published a guidance document on maintenance of extinguishing systems/equipment, controlled by electronic detection systems. Unlike a production tool, a fire protection system is on operational standby and is only activated in the event of a fire. Some faults may appear without being detectable, by a non-specialist operator. This is why it is necessary to carry out regular maintenance visits by specialists, to confirm the level of performance of the ins...

NVFC's Roadway Incident Safety And Survival For Fire And EMS Webinar

Emergency service operations on roadways put personnel at serious risk of being struck by vehicles, but proper traffic incident management techniques can prevent tragedy. The webinar, taking place on January 25 at 2 pm ET, will discuss strategies and tactics, new technology, and apparatus innovations that can help improve incident scene protection.

Oshkosh Provides Three Striker 6x6 ARFF Vehicles To Support Operations At The Isle Of Man Airport

Oshkosh Airport Products., LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation Company, announces that the Isle of Man Government has received three Oshkosh Striker® 6x6 ARFF vehicles. The Isle of Man is a British Crown Dependency in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The new Oshkosh Strikers were delivered in early December 2021, and support operations at the Isle of Man Airport (IOM). Extensive training has commenced in preparation for the vehicles to enter front-line service in the firs...

NFCC Launches Implementation Tool For Both The Prevention And Protection Fire Standard

Following the launch of an Implementation Tool for both the Prevention and Protection Fire Standard, the Fire Standards Board are delighted to publish six further tools covering each of the previously published Fire Standards.   The NFCC Implementation Team has been pivotal in developing these tools in response to feedback from services following the launch of the first eight Fire Standards this year.   Providing useful evidence P...

Our Top 10 Articles In 2021 Highlight New Technologies And Challenges

New technologies for the fire service were a predominant topic at TheBigRedGuide.com in 2021, based on the most-visited articles at the site during the past year. Looking back at the top articles of the year -- as measured by those that received the most "clicks" -- provides a decent summary of emerging technologies in the fire service. The list of articles also highlights some of the biggest challenges in the fire service, including wildfires and emerging fire risks. Timely and important issue...

Redesigned Tyco® LFII Residential Concealed Pendent Sprinkler Provides Installation Flexibility And Efficiency

Johnson Controls, the global pioneer for smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings announces the newly redesigned Tyco Series LFII Residential 4.9 K-factor Concealed Pendent Sprinkler. With an increased vertical adjustment level of 3/4 inch (19.1 mm), the new LFII sprinkler provides more adjustability than many current products available which only offer 1/2-inch (12.7 mm) adjustability. This gives the contractor added flexibility when cutting fixed sprinkler drops. The flat profile of the cove...

Vimpex Unveils New Look StroBell®, The Combined Fire Alarm Bell And Visual Indicating Device

Vimpex Ltd, Europe’s foremost independent manufacturer of fire alarm ancillaries is pleased to announce the all-new, slick, and modern looking StroBell®, the combined Fire Alarm Bell and Visual Indicating Device. The all-new StroBell® has been upgraded to fall in line with the innovative ClamBell® which was released at the beginning of 2021. Installation Manufactured by Vimpex in the UK, the StroBell® is ideal for installations that require both a traditional bell tone...

NFPA To Host Free Leadership For Emergency Responders Online Conference

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced that it will present a FREE Leadership for Emergency Responders conference on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, as the organization’s year-long 125th Anniversary Conference Series continues into the first quarter of the year. Program schedule and topics The complimentary online transformational leadership program will feature a total of nine educational sessions for emergency response officers, aspiring leaders, and those on the fro...

Coopers Fire Shares An Insight On Christmas Fire Safety

As the festivities commence, a lot of us will be spending more time at home rather than outdoors, which hugely increases the risk of causing fires, which some may not be aware of. There are numerous fire hazards to be aware of, and Coopers Fire has listed some of the most common to ensure you practice Christmas fire safety as well as possible. Dry Christmas trees Real authentic Christmas trees are a beautiful addition to your home and really encourage everyone to get into the spirit of the ho...

NFCC Reports Within Just 48 Hours Fire And Rescue Services Have Already Vaccinated Hundreds Of People

Within just 48 hours of the government announcing the acceleration of the national vaccination program, fire and rescue services are already supporting the effort and have vaccinated hundreds of people.   Almost half a million vaccinations have been given by fire and rescue service staff this year – and this figure is set to rocket in the coming days as more services will be administering the boosters. Up to 2,500 fire and rescue services, staff could assi...

Connecting Multiple Agencies In The Cloud

When public safety agencies, including police, fire, and ambulance, work together to meet the needs of a region, citizens are better protected, and a better quality of life for all is promoted. However, today’s public expectation demands agencies embrace digital transformation, for those partnerships to be effective and efficient and vitally, connected with the public they serve. This can involve the integration of operational systems, such as computer-aided dispatch (CAD) in a public saf...

Dahua Plays A Role In Shaping The International Standards For IoT-based Smart Forest Firefighting System

The plenary session of ITU-T Study Group 20 was held online recently, with representatives from 40 countries attending the meeting. In the meeting, the draft Recommendation "Requirements and Reference functional model of IoT-based smart forest firefighting system" (Y.IoT-SFFS) led by Dahua Technology was given consent for a final review process leading to approval. It’s revealed on International Telecommunication Union (ITU) work program page that the Recommendation will go through the tr...

Softil’s BEEHD Technology Framework Utilized by Zetron for LTE Push-To-Talk Interoperability

Softil, the world’s pioneering mission-critical communications (MCX) enabler, and Zetron, a global pioneer in integrated mission-critical communications technology jointly announce that Softil’s BEEHD MCX-enabling technology will be used by Zetron to expand the LTE Push-To-Talk (PTT) integration capabilities of its dispatch solutions. “Zetron has long been at the forefront of developing enterprise-class solutions for next-generation emergency call taking, dispatch, CAD, f...

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