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Hochiki Europe’s FIREscape Emergency Lighting Solution Secures Kenneth More Theatre

Hochiki Europe’s FIREscape emergency lighting solution secures Kenneth More Theatre   FIREscape is an EN50172 compliant intelligent low voltage system that comprises an addressable emergency lighting Kenneth More was one of the most famous actors of the 1950s and epitomised the ‘stiff upper lip’ British conviviality that we often associate with that era. A contemporary of John Mills, Trevor Howard and Jack Hawkins, at the height of hi...

Fire Brigades Union Takes Industrial Action Over Government’s Reform Of Firefighter Pension Schemes

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service offers advice to households Over July and August 2013 the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) nationally, balloted firefighters for potential Industrial Action over the Government’s reform of firefighter pension schemes. The ballot result was announced on the 29th August and the FBU announced recently that a strike will take place on Wednesday 25th September between 12noon-4pm. Whilst this is clearly a national matter, the Fire Authori...

C-TEC Quantec Dementia Products Selected For NHS Dementia Intensive Care Unit

C-TEC's new range is incredibly flexible and can easily be interfaced to existing Quantec systems   C-TEC's dementia care products were designed to meet the growing demand for innovations to assist people suffering from degenerative illnesses C-TEC has launched a revolutionary range of dementia care products for use with its popular Quantec addressable call system. Designed to meet the growing demand for innovations to assist people suffering from dem...

Firetec Systems Appoints Stefen Kilgallon As Regional Sales Manager

Stefen Kilgallon has over 20 years’ experience in the industry The appointment of Stefen Kilgallon to the role of UK & Ireland Regional Sales Manager is the latest move by Firetec Systems to steer its business forward in the fire suppression market.  The fledgling organisation, which is backed by a long-standing international specialist company, aims to set itself apart from competitors in gaseous suppression systems by providing a more flexible, personal serv...

Aico Launches Controlfacts App For New RadioLINK Alarm Controller

Controlfacts’ installation section details compatible alarms like Aico's Ei160RC and Ei140RC series alarms Following on from the success of its Handyfacts App which has more than 9,500 users, Aico has launched the Controlfacts App dedicated to its innovative new RadioLINK Alarm Controller.  The App is available for Android and iPhone users. The single button Ei450 Alarm Controller has been designed for use with Aico's RadioLINK Professional alarms Smoke, Heat...

North Yorkshire Fire And Rescue Service Joins Electrical Safety Council To Offer Tips For Staying Safe From Grime Fires

The ESC to raise awareness of electrical fires in the kitchen as part of Electrical Fire Safety Week Four million people have experienced a grime fire in their kitchen according to research released recently by the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) to mark Electrical Fire Safety Week. Grime fires are the result of dirty and messy kitchens and are caused by the ignition of excess fat in cooking appliances, clutter stored by heat sources catching fire, or by dirt, dust and crumbs...

Sprue To Provide Carbon Monoxide Related Information, Advice And Alarms To Portsmouth’s Freshers

Students visited the two-day Freshers’ Fayre, where they received essential information on how to stay CO safe Sprue Safety Products teamed up with the University of Portsmouth last week to provide information, advice and give away carbon monoxide alarms as part of a safety awareness clinic run during Freshers’ Week. More than 16,000 students visited the two-day Freshers’ Fayre, where they received essential information on how to stay CO safe, including...

Apollo Appoints Chris Moore As Technical Director

Chris will be working with partners to ensure that Apollo's extensive product range meets industry needs Apollo Fire Detectors has further strengthened its position as a leading global provider of innovative fire detection products with the appointment of Chris Moore as Technical Director. In his new role, Chris will be responsible for the delivery of new product developments in line with the business technology strategy, with a key focus on fire detection for wireless and lo...

Wessex Fire & Security Sponsors Rugby Shirts For Gillingham And Shaftesbury Young Farmers Club

Chris Stott, MD of Wessex Fire & Security spoke about fire and security relating to farms and rural locations Members of Gillingham and Shaftesbury Young Farmers Club are looking the part in new rugby shirts - thanks to sponsorship from Wessex Fire & Security. The club is over 30 strong and now they are colour co-ordinated and wearing personalised tops, emblazoned with the new sponsor’s logo. Chris Stott, MD of Dorset-based Wessex Fire & Security, met t...

AICO To Protect A1 Housing With Its Ei160RC Series Alarms

Aico’s Ei160RC alarms were installed  in light of a fire safety review following the Lakanal House fire in London Nottinghamshire’s A1 Housing has announced its decision to install Aico Ei160RC Series alarms into its flats, in light of a fire safety review following the tragic Lakanal House tower block fire in London. A1 Housing is an Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO) providing the day-to-day management of Bassetlaw District Council's housing sto...

HIAL And Orkney College UHI To Offer Firefighting Training To Maritime Personnel

HIAL’s programme will involve basic firefighting theory and practice under the tutorship of Orkney College UHI A new training partnership has been formed between regional airport operator HIAL and Orkney College UHI in a move designed to provide lifesaving fire fighting training to maritime personnel across Orkney. HIAL has teamed up with the College’s Maritime Studies department to create a training programme tailored for people working in fishing, marine renewab...

Kentec Electronics Appoints Jonathan Gilbert As Its New General Manager For Global Sales

Jonathan will lead Kentec’s business development team and work closely with company’s in-house sales operation Kentec Electronics Ltd., the UK’s leading Fire control panel manufacturer, has appointed Jonathan Gilbert as General Manager, Global Sales, to head up the company’s business development team and work closely with Kentec’s in-house sales operation. Jonathan brings with him a wealth of Fire Industry experience. Over the last 16 years he ha...

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