United Kingdom (UK) Fire Industry News

FIA's NIFIC 2020 agenda aimed at fire industry stakeholders during Northern Ireland Week

The Northern Ireland Fire Industry Conference will take place on Thursday 23rd April at the Titanic Centre in Belfast, a monument to Belfast's maritime heritage on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard in the city's Titanic Quarter where the RMS Titanic was built. In today’s competitive and ever-changing industry, it is now more important than ever to keep up to date with the latest industry developments, which is why this conference serves as an opportunity to all fire indus...

Apollo Fire Detectors To Celebrate Its 40th Anniversary In Security Industry At FIREX International 2020

Apollo Fire Detectors will be celebrating 40 years of making smart devices that keep people safe from fire at FIREX International 2020. The company, which holds the Royal Warrant, can be found on stand FX510 at The Fire Solutions Zone alongside their Halma sister companies. They will be exhibiting a variety of next-generation products including the Soteria range. This includes the flush mounted Soteria Dimension designed for commercial environments with high aesthetic requirements and is also i...

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...

MSA’s 2020 Globe Gear Giveaway Program Provides Fire Departments With High Performance Turnout Gear And Helmets

The application period is now open for MSA’s Globe Gear Giveaway program! Sponsored by MSA, DuPont, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the 2020 Global Giveaway Program will equip 13 volunteer fire departments with four new sets of state-of-the-art turnout gear and four new helmets to enhance their firefighters’ safety. Since the program began in 2012, 507 sets of turnout gear have been awarded to 108 departments, for a total of over $1 million worth of life-saving perso...

Vimpex Partners With LHD Group Offering Better Services And Protection To UK's Fire Fighting Industry

An exciting new strategic partnership between LHD Group and Vimpex is announced, bringing together one of Europe's leading PPE personal protective apparel manufacturers and one of UK's leading specialist supplier of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & Rescue Equipment to form a new powerful alliance that will deliver the highest levels of quality, service and protection to the UK's fire fighting services. Head-To-Toe protective apparel solutions Vimpex Managing Director James Jones says,...

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...

Fire Industry Association Announces The Fire Industry Manufacturers (FIM) Expo To Be Held In Belfast On 22nd April, 2020

The Fire Industry Manufacturers’ (FIM) Expo is heading to Northern Ireland this spring with a one-day stop on Wednesday, 22nd April to the impressive Titanic Centre in the heart of Belfast, Ireland. Organized by the Fire Industry Association (FIA), FIM Expo features many of the UK's renowned fire detection and alarm manufacturers and focuses on showcasing the latest products and developments in this sector of the industry. Fire Industry Manufacturers’ (FIM) Expo FIM Expo is a road...

Centurion Fire & Security Ltd Selected To Test C-Tec CAST Fire System, The Latest Fire System Technology In UK

Centurion Fire & Security Ltd, a commercial security and fire system provider, has been selected as one of the first companies to test and roll-out the world’s most advanced fire system technology. The major deal is announced as the firm approaches a milestone year, in which revenues are expected to grow by 25%. Just six UK organizations have been hand-picked to help bring the C-Tec CAST fire system to market. Designed to pre-empt changes in industry-standards, the addressable 'distri...

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...

What Trends Are Likely to Change the Fire Market in 2020?

Welcome to our Expert Panel Roundtable, a new feature of TheBigRedGuide.com. We will be asking timely questions about the fire market and seeking out experts in the field to provide responses. Our goal is to promote a useful exchange of information on a variety of topics and to create a forum for discussion of important issues facing the fire service and market. For our first question, we look to the year ahead and ask our panelists: What trends are likely to change the fire market in 2020?

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...

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