United Kingdom (UK) Fire Industry News

ITURI Group To Build New Emergency Fire Fighting Vehicles For HIAL

ITURI’s group’s new vehicles are compliant with the latest EU emission standards Scottish airports operator HIAL has unveiled a multi-million pound plan to replace its fleet of emergency fire fighting vehicles with new, state of the art appliances. The company is to invest £7m on a new fleet of 20 fire appliances over the next five years. The fleet will be built to HIAL’s technical specifications, ensuring they meet the diverse needs of the group&rsqu...

Chubb Fire Alarm Technology Prevents Endangerment To People And Fish

Chubb has secured LEGOLAND's Atlantis Submarine Voyage ride with a radio-networked fire alarm and high sensitivity smoke detection system   Chubb's fire protection system is linked to the ocean tank’s filtration system Designed and installed by Chubb, the fire system protects the structure and the submarines, which each carry up to 14 visitors, as they travel through the tank.  The tank will house more than 50 species of...

Aico Installs Ei166RC Smoke, Heat And Carbon Monoxide Alarms In Welsh Social Housing Organisation

Aico will fit optical smoke alarms in hallways and landing and Ei261 CO alarms in rooms with gas appliances Welsh social housing organisation Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd is upgrading to Aico mains powered Smoke, Heat and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms throughout 4000 properties during a five year re-wiring programme.  This major upgrade is part of the organisation’s £136 million spend on homes previously belonging to Gwynedd Council to meet the Welsh Housing Qual...

Chubb Fire & Security UK Launches FX Generation Of Fire Extinguishers

Chubb’s FX range of fire extinguishers is light weight and has models with enhanced fire ratings Chubb Fire & Security UK has launched its FX range of fire extinguishers that feature an innovative quick release mechanism and an ergonomically redesigned handle, lever and hose grip. The Chubb FX range is lighter weight, easier to use and many models also offer enhanced fire ratings. Chubb, a leading provider of electronic security and fire safety solutions for busines...

Hochiki Europe To Showcase Fire Detection Emergency Lighting At Security Essen 2012

Hochiki's FIREscape+ integrates addressable fire detection and emergency lighting technology Hochiki Europe, the leading manufacturer of innovative life safety solutions, will showcase its premium performance fire detection and emergency lighting systems at Security Essen 2012. Taking centre stage will be a live working demonstration of the company’s latest breakthrough – FIREscape+. This unique system integrates intelligent, addressable fire detection and emergen...

E2v Partners With North Fire To Distribute Argus Thermal Imaging Range To The UK Fire & Rescue Market

North Fire will work with e2V to intensify sales coverage e2v is partnering with North Fire, one of the UK’s top Fire Service suppliers, to deliver sales and service for their Argus thermal imaging range to the UK Fire & Rescue Market. North Fire will work with e2v to intensify sales coverage whilst supplying the best after sales care possible for Argus customers. e2v signed the deal to partner with North Fire because of their commitment and ability to offer immedia...

Bristol Becomes New PPE Supplier For Avon Fire & Rescue Service

Bristol to supply 1700 sets of fire coats and trousers, as well as helmets, gloves and boots Following a strategic decision by the Fire & Rescue Authority in late 2010 to adopt the ICP procurement facility, Avon FRS began the move to Bristol as its new PPE supplier for its 800 firefighters. This is now being completed through the deployment of a purchase managed service (PMS) head-to-toe ICP contract involving the supply of 1700 sets of fire coats and trousers along with h...

Prysmian’s FP Cables Used For Fire Alarm And Emergency Lighting System At Aylesbury Theatre

Prysmian's unique FP Firefix allows FP cables to be installed up to 10 times faster than with AP clips FP Firefix clips have been used to install the 15,000 metres of Prysmian FP200 Gold and FP Plus supplying and protecting the prestigious Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury. FP cables and fixings were used for the fire alarm and emergency lighting system with additional voice evacuation. The installation began in January 2009 as part of a £3.8 million electrical installatio...

Aico Alarms To Be Installed By Cannock Chase Council In Properties With Gas And Solid Fuel Appliances

Cannock Chase Council has had a long standing working relationship with Aico for over ten years Long standing Aico customer Cannock Chase Council has made the decision to install Aico mains powered Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms after a break of five years due lack of funding.  The alarms will be installed in properties containing gas and solid fuel appliances and open fireplaces. The Ei261ENRC CO alarm has been designed by Aico to readily allow for interconnection with its...

Hochiki Corporation Acquires Kentec Electronics Ltd.

Hochiki is pleased to welcome KentecElectronics into the Hochiki Group Hochiki Europe is pleased to announce that on 10th August 2012, their parent company Hochiki Corporation (Japan) has entered into an agreement to acquire the stock of Kentec Electronics Ltd. - a leading manufacturer of control equipment for the fire industry. The transaction is expected to close on 1st October 2012. Hochiki is pleased to welcome Kentec Electronics into the Hochiki Group. Hochiki's bus...

Hochiki Protects The Wellcome Trust Centre For Human Genetics Against Fire

The Wellcome Trust Centre for HumanGenetics is based at the Universityof Oxford The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (WTCHG) is a research institute of the University of Oxford, funded by the University, the Wellcome Trust and numerous other sponsors. Its scientific objective is to explore all aspects of the genetic susceptibility of disease, including the understanding of how DNA variants contribute to the risk of disease in the population. Research activities include...

Steps To Consider Before Deciding On A Smoke Alarm

Interconnected smoke alarms provide an earlier warning and the best chance of escape In this article, Neil Perdell, National Technical Manager at Aico Ltd., suggests some crucial and simple steps to consider before deciding on a smoke alarm. Making a case for wireless smoke alarm systems, he also lists the key characteristics that one must consider when selecting such a system for installation. Wireless smoke alarm systems - key characteristics In today’s highly compe...

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