United Kingdom (UK) Fire Industry News

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...

Advanced’s Lux Intelligent system and MxPro fire panels protect The Berkeley in Knightsbridge

One of London’s most prestigious hotels, The Berkeley in Knightsbridge, London, is now protected by a Lux Intelligent emergency lighting test system and MxPro fire panels from Advanced. With a history dating back to the 1800s, the current 214-bedroom Berkeley Hotel was built in 1972, incorporating elements of the original building, and it has recently been subject to a major refurbishment covering all bedrooms, suites, terraces, the lobby, the restaurant, the iconic Blue Bar and the main...

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...

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...

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...

E2S To Showcase D2x Family Beacons And Combi Units And Fire Alarm Systems At ADIPEC 2018

E2S Warning Signals, the world’s independent signalling manufacturer, is featuring the latest product introductions from its extensive range of alarm horn sounders, beacons, loudspeakers and call points for fire and gas warning systems in offshore and onshore hazardous area installations. On Stand 8620 at ADIPEC Abu Dhabi, 12 – 15 November 2018, the booth will feature the D2x family beacons and combi units, UL464 and UL1638/UL1971 approved for public mode fire alarm systems. Also fe...

AMA Research forecasts modest growth for passive fire protection products in 2018-19

The UK market for passive fire protection products is estimated to be worth around £650m at manufacturers selling prices - excluding installation. The market has grown by around 2% in 2017, with forecasts for 2018 at a similar level. This follows good growth between 2013 and 2015, which represented a period of recovery for the overall construction industry, especially in the education, offices, retail and leisure sectors. The forecasts indicate a more subdued performance, with lower levels...

The Emergency Services Show 2018 Records Ten Percent Increase In Attendance As Compared To 2017

The UK’s largest event for the emergency services, The Emergency Services Show (#ESS2018), has reported record growth in attendance for 2018. The free-to-visit event took place at the NEC, Birmingham on 19 and 20 September and attracted a total of 8,348 visitors and buyers, representing a record ten percent increase on its previous highest attendance in 2017. Over 2,500 of the show’s visitors attended the programme of 90 CPD seminars running in four theatres. Among the most popular...

Spartan hosts manufacturers, fire truck technicians from across North America for FTTC 2018

Spartan Emergency Response, a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc., will host equipment manufacturers, dealers, service centre representatives, emergency vehicle technicians, and first responder driver-operators from across the U.S., Canada, and Latin America next week for its Fire Truck Training Conference (FTTC); the industry's largest emergency vehicle training-centric symposium. The annual event, in its 24th year, will be held at The Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan, from September 30 to...

Armadillo Merino campaign aims to dispel marketing myths of ‘wicking’ fabrics in PPE worn by Emergency Services

In advance of The Emergency Services Show at the NEC (19th-20th September) Armadillo Merino, who supply pure merino base layers to firefighters, the police, special forces and even NASA is campaigning to promote the benefits of wearing natural fabrics as part of a Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) layering system and to dispel the marketing myths regarding ‘wicking' fabrics in emergency situations. Armadillo Merino is exhibiting at the Emergency Services Show - Stand D-78. Protective Pe...

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...

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