Fire Industry News for April 2021

External Fire Safety Assessment Confirms MANN+HUMMEL Air Filters For HVAC Systems Conform With The Latest Fire Safety Standard EN 13501 Class E

MANN+HUMMEL air filters for room ventilation systems comply with the latest fire safety standard EN 13501 class E (normal flammability). An external fire safety assessment confirms that MANN+HUMMEL air filters, both individual components and the filter as a whole, do not increase the risk of fire spreading or the development of smoke gases in the case of a fire. “In order to guarantee the efficient and, above all, safe operation of an HVAC system, building operators should definitely con...

NFPA Distributed Energy Resources Safety Training Program Helps First Responders To Learn About Hazards And Response Tactics

An electric vehicle (EV) crash in Woodlands, Texas has prompted significant scrutiny and calls for emergency personnel to be trained on the fire risks associated with high voltage, lithium batteries within EVs (electric vehicles). In response to the tragic accident that killed two occupants last week, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are reminding first and second responders that resources are available to help safely address i...

Rescu Launches Emergency Alert App To Connect People Directly To Certified Dispatchers Throughout The United States

Rescu (Rescu Saves Lives), an emergency alert app that connects people directly to certified emergency dispatchers, has launched throughout the United States, in partnership with over 30,000 local emergency agencies. Rescu is the first and only Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) in a non-hardware platform. Rescu emergency alert app Unlike 9-1-1, the Rescu app does not require speaking to a dispatcher. With Rescu, users can communicate non-verbally to an emergency dispatcher. This means...

C-TEC Deploys Its Advanced CAST ZFP Fire Alarm System To Secure ‘The Bear’ Hospitality Venture In Cheshire, UK

C-TEC’s new CAST ZFP fire alarm system is protecting an exciting new hospitality venture in Cheshire, United Kingdom. Situated in the beautiful village of Tattenhall, The Bear and Ragged Staff has been radically transformed from a derelict shell into a high-end pub, restaurant and hotel, by a team of talented professionals, including Brian Mellor, an award-winning chef, and Martin Hilton, an industry-renowned beer sommelier. Featuring a fabulous bar/restaurant, eight en-suite bedrooms, a...

NFPA Organizes 2021 Safety Stand Down Quiz

April 28, 2021– The “2021 Fire Service Safety Stand Down Quiz” Sweepstakes is now live. The informative and interactive online quiz is designed to reinforce the safety messages that are part of this year’s Safety Stand Down theme: “Rebuild Rehab.” Safety Stand Down will take place June 20-26. The Safety Stand Down campaign and quiz is organized each year by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Association of Fire Chiefs&n...

NFRS Attends Business Fires In Norfolk Caused By Portable Heaters As Venues Utilize Outside Space

Business owners across Norfolk are being asked to check their fire risk assessments following incidents since pubs and restaurants reopened for outdoor dining in the county. Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service has attended two fires involving the use of outdoor heaters at licensed premises this month. There have also been several incidents across the county of fires in residential gardens as people use barbecues, patio heaters, and fire pits to allow outdoor socializing in cool weather. Accidents...

Getac’s Next-Generation K120 Fully-Rugged Tablet For Optimal Productivity In The Field

Getac has announced the launch of its next-generation K120 fully-rugged tablet, for mobile field professionals working in challenging industries including public safety, manufacturing, utilities, defense, transportation, natural resources, and oil & gas. Superior performance Building on a proven track record of success, the next-generation of Getac’s popular K120 tablet features a multitude of upgrades and enhancements over its predecessor, to further optimize productivity in remote...

Kurtis Rood Joins Safe Fleet Fire, EMS North American Sales Team

Safe Fleet Fire, EMS and Industrial (FRC, FoamPro, Elkhart Brass, ROM) is excited to announce and welcome the addition of Kurtis Rood as a member of the North American sales team. In his new role, Kurtis will be responsible for supporting Midwestern OEM customers and dealers while expanding use of the portfolio of safety products. He joins Safe Fleet from TTI (Milwaukee Tool) where he was a territory rep in charge of generating new growth opportunities. Prior to TTI, Kurtis completed his unde...

Axis EN Installation Protects Ho Chi Minh City’s Latest Upscale Apartment Complex

An intelligent network of 20 Axis EN fire panels from fire and life safety systems manufacturer, Advanced, has been installed at HaDo Centrosa Garden in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. HaDo Centrosa Garden is a 70,000 m2 development of eight 30-storey luxury residential towers and 115 townhouses located in the heart of Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City. The upscale condominium complex’s facilities will include a swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, fitness centre, rooftop...

AEI Cables Move To New Headquarters In UK

AEI Cables has further invested in service excellence for existing and new customers by moving into a new UK headquarters. The company has moved into the new modern facilities including a distribution warehouse in Washington, Tyne & Wear, to ensure all service needs are met for its customers. Meeting the demand Stuart Dover, general manager for AEI Cables, said, “The investment means we can move products quickly across our networks in the UK for our customers wherever they are.&rdqu...

George Oliver, CEO Of Johnson Controls Invited By President Biden To Speak At Leaders Summit On Climate

Johnson Controls, a global company for smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings, announced that its chairman and CEO George Oliver has been invited by U.S. President Joe Biden to participate in the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate. Addressing Climate Crisis The summit will bring together leaders of the world’s major economies and other vital partners for an urgent and open dialogue on ways to strengthen collective efforts to address the...

Allison Transmission and Emergency One Collaborate On Electric Axle Integration

Allison Transmission, a designer and manufacturer of conventional, hybrid, and electric vehicle propulsion solutions, in collaboration with Emergency One (UK) Ltd, the market pioneer in the United Kingdom in the manufacture, service, and support of fire and rescue vehicles, announced a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The two companies will integrate the Allison eGen Power™ 100D electric axle into Emergency One’s fire rescue and emergency vehicle platform as part of this...

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