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Sprue Safety Products Helps Keep The Nation Safe By Supporting Gas Safety Week

Gas Safety Week will see more organisations coming together to bring gas safety issues to the forefront of people’s minds Home safety products specialist, Sprue Safety Products, is helping to keep the nation gas safe by sharing vital life-saving messages as part of its support of this year’s Gas Safety Week, organised by Gas Safe Register (16th – 22nd September). This third annual Gas Safety Week will see more organisations than ever before coming togeth...

Bristol Introduces Two New Firefighter PPE Designs To Meet Revised NFPA1971:2013 Standard

Both new firefighter PPE will be based on Ergotech Action and XFlex designs August 30th 2013 marked the date on which all firefighter structural PPE manufactured to the NFPA standard were required to meet NFPA1971:2013. Published at the end of 2012, this is the first revision to the North American firefighter protective equipment standard since 2007 and incorporates a number of changes. The most noticeable difference will be in the appearance of fire coats. These will now have...

Churchesfire Appoints Smith & Williamson As Its Auditor And Tax Adviser

Smith & Williamson will be able to provide an expert guiding hand to Churchesfire A key player in the UK’s £1.2 billion fire protection market has appointed a new auditor and tax adviser. Churchesfire, headquartered near Southampton, chose the South Coast office of accountancy and investment management firm Smith & Williamson to provide the services at a key point in the business' development. Andrew Edmonds, who heads up assurance and business services a...

NFPA Report Reveals September And October As Peak Months For College Housing Fires

The NFPA has issued a few fire safety tips for college students In a new NFPA report, September and October were identified as peak months for fires in college housing. According to the report "Structure Fires in Dormitories, Fraternities, Sororities, and Barracks," in 2007-2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 3,810 structure fires in dormitories, fraternities, sororities, and barracks. As college students settle into housing at school or o...

Channel Islands Emergency Services Use Bristol’s PPE Kits

The ambulance service uses the Bristol’s technical rescue PPE for its Hazardous Area Response Teams The Channel Islands have a reputation for being the sunniest part of the UK. For Bristol, business has certainly brought a ray of sunshine in the form of firefighter PPE contracts over the past 2 years. The fire and rescue services on the Islands of Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney as well as the airport fire services on Jersey and Guernsey all now use Bristol firefight...

Apollo Fire Detectors Secure Guildhall In Londonderry

Apollo XP95 detectors and XPander range of devices were installed at the three storey site Apollo Fire Detectors is playing an integral role in keeping visitors and staff safe at one of Londonderry’s most recognisable landmarks, following a major refurbishment project completed this summer. The historic Guildhall in Londonderry reopened to the public in June following a £9.5m restoration, which included the installation of Apollo Fire Detectors’ XP95 range a...

Sprue And Gis A Hug Foundation Start Campaign To Increase Protection Against Carbon Monoxide Dangers In Northern Ireland

Sprue will donate one CO alarm to the charity for every 20 FireAngel CO9XT CO alarms sold With the traditionally busy heating season just around the corner, plumbing and heating engineers can this year give a significant boost to the number of people protected against the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) in Northern Ireland, thanks to a joint campaign run by Sprue Safety Products and the Gis A Hug Foundation. From October 1st, Sprue will donate one CO alarm to the charity for...

Scotshield Appoints Prysmian To Provide Fire Safety Systems To The New South Glasgow Hospital

Prysmian FP PLUS enhanced fire resistant cable to ensure maximum safety and circuit integrity to the NSGH Leading UK fire safety and security provider Scotshield has chosen Prysmian FP cables for the fire safety systems in the New South Glasgow Hospital in the city. Scotshield specialises in life safety systems and worked together with consultants to specify Prysmian FP PLUS enhanced fire resistant cable to ensure maximum safety and circuit integrity. Approximately one hu...

Vimpex Funds Macedonian Extrication Team For The UKRO Competition

Vimpex funded an overseas extrication team's entry to the UKRO Competition in Liverpool Vimpex have recently supported the humanitarian charity, Operation Florian by funding an overseas extrication team’s entry to the UKRO Competition held in Liverpool earlier this year. Operation Florian is an international humanitarian charity providing fire engines, equipment and training to the world's poorest regions whose populations lose millions of lives every year to fires and...

Chubb Fire & Security UK To Maintain And Service CCTV And Access Control Systems Across St Helens Sites, Merseyside

Chubb's system will protect staff, buildings and social housing tenants in sites across St Helens, Merseyside Helena Partnerships has chosen Chubb Fire & Security UK to service and maintain its CCTV and access control systems to protect staff, buildings and social housing tenants in sites across St Helens, Merseyside. Chubb is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. Helena Partnerships is a housing association that provides...

FoxFury To Showcase LED Firefighter Lights At Fire Rescue International, Chicago

FoxFury will team up with Chasing4Life and 1st Responder Treatment on the Reach For The Light project FoxFury Lighting Solutions will exhibit its LED fire helmet lights, portable scene lights and right angle firefighter flashlights at Fire Rescue International (FRI) this week in Chicago, IL. The company's new SideSlide C-clamp side helmet light, along with Eddy Weiss of Chasing4Life, will also be in the FoxFury booth (#1712). FoxFury has made all-LED, application-specific l...

Aico Receives Environmental Management Systems And Occupational Health And Safety Management Certifications

Aico has implemented a number of procedures to minimise energy usage and waste The much sought after BS EN ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management Systems and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management certifications have been awarded to Aico, one of the UK's market leaders in domestic Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms. Aico is committed to reducing its impact on the environment and has implemented a number of procedures to minimise energy usage and...

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