Fire Industry News for April 2020

Training Goes Online for Safety During COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting every aspect of our business lives. But buried among the disruption might be an opportunity. Newly idled workers could see this as an opportune time for training to expand their career options. Meanwhile, employees still on the job may find that a cancelled or postponed project means they have time on their hands. Training can enable them to make the most of that time. In-person training has come to a halt, of course, because of social distancing requirements...

FirstNet’s First Responder Network: Deployment and Subscribers Exceed Expectations

A new report highlights FirstNet’s progress in its goal of enhancing public safety communications using a nationwide interoperable broadband network for first responders. The report provides an update after three years of a public-private partnership between AT&T and the First Responder Network Authority, which oversees the development of FirstNet. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for FirstNet is more critical than ever. The report comes from the First Responder Voice project, a s...

BAFE Registration Ensures UK Fire Service Competency and Best Practice

Why do gas engineers need to become Gas Safe Registered? Why do heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers need to have an advanced driving license? We all know the answers to these questions: To determine competency and reduce risk. Because they are mandatory, it is simply expected. Premises managers expect the same competency from their fire safety providers; however, there are no mandatory measures in place to ensure a particular level of competency is met. But there should be, says Stephen Adams, C...

French International Dairy Industry Group Chooses IEP Technologies’ Industrial Explosion Protection Solution

A globally-renowned International Dairy Industry Group consulted IEP Technologies SAS located in France when an expansion project for one of their production sites in Western France led to the requirement for the upgraded process plant to be protected against the potentially dangerous and costly effects of industrial explosions. risk of explosion protection The company had decided to invest in the plant to increase its production capacity of dairy-based ingredients which are used in the food i...

IEP Technologies Provides Spray Dryer Explosion Protection In Food Ingredients Plant Based In US Mid-West

A practical, economical and versatile solution was demanded when IEP Technologies was approached to design an Explosion Protection System for a new spray drying process in a major Food Ingredients Manufacturing Plant based in the US Mid-West. The manufacturer may produce any one of 14 different cooking ingredients for the food industry on any given day, depending upon their customer requirements. Given the wide range of materials used and their respective particle/dust properties, individual ex...

COVID-19: What Will Be The Long Term Effects On Society?

Through this pandemic, many technologies have leapt into our day-to-day lives of lockdown and working from home, becoming an absolute necessity, as opposed to an alternative reserved for the young and tech-savvy. Whether it’s conference call platforms, social media, multimedia mediums or internet shopping, we are now relying on these technologies for everything. They are keeping businesses moving, they’re putting food on our tables and they are helping us keep in touch with our love...

IEP Technologies Provides Innovative Explosion Protection For Major Industrial And Cement Firm

When the Czech branch of a globally recognized company in industrial weighing, feeding, measuring and process technologies encountered technical design challenges in providing an explosion protection concept for a client, they turned to IEP Technologies Europe for an innovative and low maintenance solution. The end user, a major building materials and solutions company with plants and operations worldwide, produce a range of construction materials including cement, aggregates and ready-mix conc...

Lumber Processing And Wood Consults IEP Technologies On Cost-Effective Passive Explosion Protection Products

A specialized manufacturer of Wood Products based in the North Eastern United States consulted IEP Technologies when installing a new process line which needed protection against the potentially dangerous and costly effects of industrial explosions. As part of the plant expansion, a new Dust Collector was to be installed in an outside location. Explosion venting panels The new equipment was already fitted with explosion venting panels from the dust collector manufacturer to protect against exp...

Suffolk Fire And Rescue Service Works With EEAST To Provide Life-Saving Frontline Care During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Firefighters in Suffolk are joining forces with blue light colleagues at the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) to help provide life-saving frontline care during the coronavirus pandemic. Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service has volunteered and trained about 30 firefighters to work alongside paramedics to respond to 999 calls over the coming weeks. The firefighters are already blue light trained and will drive frontline emergency NHS ambulances, in turn freeing up paramedics to care for patie...

Avon Fire And Rescue Service Supports Drowning Prevention And Water Safety Week

National Drowning Prevention Week has started, which will see Avon Fire and Rescue Service (AF&RS) focus on helping people stay safe around water in line with the Government’s guidance and restrictions that remain in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The dedicated week of action runs from April 20 to April 26 and is led by the National Fire Chiefs’ Council (NFCC) and supported by fire and rescue services all over the UK. During the week messages will be shared on AF&R...

Cambridgeshire Fire And Rescue Service Firefighters Supports NHS Blue Light Colleagues On The Frontline

Nine on-call firefighters from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service have been seconded to the ambulance service. The on-call firefighters will temporarily be seconded to East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) while they experience high demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. Having now received their training, they will be using their skill as blue light trained drivers to assist in driving frontline emergency NHS ambulances alongside EEAST paramedics. The move to the NHS frontline...

Apollo Fire Detectors Reintroduce The XP95 Three Channel Input / Output Module To Their Sales Portfolio Due To Popular Demand

Following popular demand, Apollo Fire Detectors will be recommencing supply of their XP95 Three Channel Input / Output Module. The XP95 Three Channel Input / Output Module (55000-588APO) was removed from the product portfolio in 2018 after the introduction of the Intelligent Interface range. After receiving feedback from customers, Apollo has taken the decision to reintroduce the product to their sales portfolio with immediate effect. The product offers the benefit of using a single address for...

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