United Kingdom (UK) Fire Industry News

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions High Security & Safety Group Offers Secure Education Solutions In Lieu Of Pupil Exclusions Increase

After a period of decline the number of pupils being expelled from mainstream schools is increasing, placing more pressure on the need for Pupil Referral Units and the security at these premises, which is vital for managing student and staff safety. ASSA ABLOY High Security & Safety Group offers a range of locks and doors suited to the sensitive needs of Pupil Referral Units and pupils in care. Secure Education doorsets The breadth of doorset solutions means the High Security & Safety...

SSAIB Achieves Historic 300th BAFE Certification Milestone

SSAIB, one of the licensed certification bodies who deliver BAFE scheme assessments, have achieved an historic milestone of 300 active BAFE scheme-certificated companies. In September 2019, BAFE registered A1 Fire and Security Ltd, who are the 300th active company on the BAFE Fire Safety Register that have been assessed and third-party certificated through SSAIB. They join the more than 1450 BAFE-registered companies who are third-party certificated, with over 1700 BAFE fire safety scheme certi...

Motorola Solutions Deploys Software For Secure, Cloud-Based Disaster Resilience In The City Of Oakland, California

Motorola Solutions announced that Oakland, California, selected its PremierOne CAD Software’s “Disaster Recovery as a Service” (DRaaS) solution to help ensure the resilience of its computer-aided dispatch (CAD) operations in the event of a disaster. A CAD system enables emergency dispatch operators to initiate calls for service and dispatch first responders, as well as maintain real-time incident status information and alerts. In the event of an earthquake, wildfire or other d...

IFSEC And FIREX International Welcomes SSAIB As The Official Installer Partner

Professional security installers are the essential lifeblood of IFSEC and FIREX International, so they are delighted to announce their long-standing partners SSAIB as the official Installer Partner for the 2020 shows, taking place once again at London’s ExCeL from May 19-21. As the certification body for security and fire alarm installation professionals, manned guarding services and monitoring, SSAIB-approved companies are exclusively invited to IFSEC International and FIREX Internationa...

MSA’s Globe Gear Giveaway Program Reaches $1 Million Milestone in 2019

MSA, DuPont, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) provided 13 volunteer fire departments with needed personal protective equipment through MSA’s 2019 Globe Gear Giveaway. Each department received four sets of new, state-of-the-art turnout gear along with four helmets to better protect their members. This year marks over $1 million worth of gear that has been donated to volunteer fire departments in need since 2012. In total, 507 sets of turnout gear have been awarded to 108 depar...

Harken Industrial And CMC Announce The Launch Of CLUTCH, A Multi-Purpose Rope Travel Device

Harken Industrial and CMC are proud to announce the launch of a new multi-purpose rope travel device, the CLUTCH (part number IN401). This single wearable tool has been designed for efficient hauling, controlled lowering, smooth personal descent, easy ascending and reliable progress capture. At launch, the CLUTCH will be available from both Harken Industrial and CMC. Single wearable tool Manufactured by Harken Industrial, the CLUTCH boasts an impressive range of benefits for those working in t...

NFPA Unveils Online Training To Educate Firefighters About Flammability And Toxicity Risks Associated With New Refrigerants

With more than 200 countries agreeing to usher in a new class of refrigerants, effective this year, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and its research affiliate, the Fire Protection Research Foundation (Research Foundation), have released free online training for the fire service, as well as an instructor-led training module to educate firefighters about the potential hazards associated with new refrigeration and cooling units. Calls for low GWP refrigerants The new accord calls...

Advanced Secures Campus Of Swansea University With Its MxPro 5 Fire Alarm Control Panels

Swansea University installs a network of Advanced fire alarm control panels to protect its 65-acre, £450million Bay campus from the threat of fire. The University installs 25 one, two and four-loop MxPro 5 fire alarm control panels throughout its 11 academic Bay campus buildings, specified thanks to their superior networking abilities. Installed alongside over 5000 Hochiki and Apollo protocol devices, each fire panel has been programmed as a standalone, with all information reporting back...

NFPA And State Farm Launch Application Process On Wildfire Community Preparedness Day To Support Wildfire Risk Reduction Projects

Home improvement projects that resist flames and embers. Teaching neighbors about wildfire risks and how to reduce them. Removing flammable debris that could fuel a wildfire. These and other related activities are being actively supported by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm via the National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day campaign.  The seventh annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Since 2014, community groups...

Motorola Solutions Announces The Appointment Of Michael Kaae As Regional Vice President Of Sales For Europe

Motorola Solutions has announced Michael Kaae as Regional Vice President Of Sales for Europe. Kaae, who has over 20 years of technology sales leadership experience, will lead Motorola Solutions’ direct government and commercial sales business across Europe, including Russia. In his position, he will be responsible for the company’s go-to-market strategy as well as sales and business development across the region. Kaae has been with Motorola Solutions for over 10 years, holding key r...

Rebranding Of ASSA ABLOY In Process

Earlier this year, ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions announced that ASSA will be marketed as a range from ASSA ABLOY in the UK, providing customers with a market leading specification and architectural hardware range under a single brand. Following the merger of ASSA and ABLOY back in 1994, ASSA Scandinavia has played an important part in the development of the ASSA ABLOY brand, to become the leader both in the UK and internationally, for the specification of door opening solutions. Rebrand to ASS...

INTERSCHUTZ 2020 Announces The Registration Dates For The FireFit Championships

The FireFit Championships course at INTERSCHUTZ comprises five firefighting tasks that will take contestants to the limits of their strength and endurance. The first task is the Stair Climb, in which contestants, in full turnout kit, race up a HAIX stair tower – that's three flights of steps and a total height of 12 meters – carrying a 19 kg high-rise hose pack. Once at the top, it's time for the Hose Hoist, in which the contestants must haul an additional hose pack up from the grou...

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