Fire Industry News for August 2018

Traders Warehouse becomes exclusive distribution partner for Comelit fire division across UK

Comelit Group and Traders Warehouse will be joint exhibiting the new fire systems alongside Comelit’s latest in door entry technology at ElexShow 2018 Traders Warehouse is the exclusive distribution partner of choice, across all five UK branches, to offer Comelit Group’s new state-of the-art fire detection solutions. The security distribution group, already a Comelit Gold Partner, has enhanced its product portfolio by introducing Comelit’s full range of Th...

VDMA’s report shows that Germany’s demand for new firefighting vehicles remains strong

In its report, the VDMA cites technological innovation as a key decision-making criterion for German public authorities and purchasing executives Germany’s robust demand for firefighting vehicles is showing no signs of slowing down. That is the verdict of a recent market and economic status report put out by the firefighting technology association within the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), and welcome news for companies planning to exhibit at INTERSCHUTZ 2020. In...

Pittsburgh appellate court affirms ruling in favour of Federal Signal Corporation in firefighter hearing loss case

The trial court had ruled that the plaintiff firefighters had failed to produce evidence of an alternative siren design Federal Signal Corporation, a provider of environmental and safety solutions, announced that a Pittsburgh court of appeals issued an opinion affirming the trial court's dismissal of a case filed by seven Pittsburgh firefighter plaintiffs who claimed that the Company's sirens on their fire trucks caused them hearing loss. The trial court had ruled that the pl...

Nittan Europe awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification for delivering high quality products and systems

ISO 9001:2015 is awarded for fulfilling criteria for a quality management system by an organisation, by ensuring higher level structure with an increased importance given to risk Nittan Europe, a manufacturer of conventional and addressable fire detection products, has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification. This achievement marks Nittan’s ability to deliver high quality products and systems to market. ISO 9001:2015 is awarded for fulfilling criteria for a quality m...

Skanwear’s first seminar in the webinar series deals with the risks of arc flash and protection against it

Skanwear is a specialist provider of protective garments and equipment that are fire resistant and designed with arc flash in mind Arc Flash and Flame Resistant PPE experts, Skanwear, are on a mission to inform businesses about the risks of arc flash and how to minimise them. There are at least two arc flash incidents occurring every day, with an average of two of these proving fatal, according to OSHA. As a result, Skanwear made its first seminar in its webinar series dedica...

Fire escape hood Parat 5500 now available in a flame-retardant holster as variant PARAT 5550

The fire escape hood Parat 5500 protects the user against fire gases, vapours and particles with a CO P2 filter The fire escape hood Parat 5500 is now available in a flame-retardant holster constructed from aramid material as the variant PARAT 5550. The holster, which was specially developed for fire rescue teams, in combination with the fire escape hood is system approved together with the Dräger breathing apparatus according to EN 137:2006, Type 2. The holster can be a...

ASSA ABLOY UK to discuss the importance of fire door safety standards at Fire Door Safety Week 2018

ASSA ABLOY UK is holding a dedicated event at West Midlands Fire Service’s headquarters in Birmingham to help raise the bar on standards of quality for fire door safety Over three million fire doors are installed every year in the UK, yet incorrect specification, poor installation and a lack of maintenance is still a common occurrence. In light of this, and to coincide with Fire Door Safety Week, ASSA ABLOY UK is holding a dedicated event at West Midlands Fire Service&r...

UBM organises panel discussion to highlight the outlook of the security, fire and safety industry in Thailand

IFSEC Southeast Asia, part of UBM's longest portfolio, is an annual event that serves all of Southeast Asia's industry players Asia's leading trade event organiser, UBM has organised a special panel discussion highlighting the overview and outlook of the security, fire and safety industry in Thailand. The panel discussion took place on 7 August at The Sukosol Hotel, Bangkok and was attended by key officials from government bodies and renowned industry players. Themed ‘E...

Canadian Ministers Ralph Goodale and Harjit Sajjan releases statement on wildfires in British Columbia

Approximately 200 troops will be sent to help in mop-up operations to contain the fire's spread The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, made the following statement about wildfires in British Columbia: "The Government of Canada has accepted a formal request for federal assistance from the Government of British Columbia to help protect communities affected by wildfires....

Charlotte Fire Department becomes the first major fire department to deploy Axon's digital evidence management solution

The fire department's arson unit will be the first to deploy Evidence.com services as part of a larger proof of concept Axon, the pioneer in connected law enforcement technologies, announced that Charlotte Fire Department (CFD) will deploy Axon's digital evidence management solution, Evidence.com, making it the first major city fire department to join the Axon network. The department's arson unit will be the first to deploy Evidence.com services as part of a larger proof of c...

Dräger to showcase innovative fire-safety related products at the Emergency Services Show 2018

Delegates visiting the stand will have the opportunity to receive demonstrations of innovative products such as the PARAT 5550 Dräger, a pioneer in the fields of medical and safety technology, will be showcasing its product and service solutions for blue light services at this year’s Emergency Services Show at the NEC, Birmingham on 19th – 20th September. The Emergency Services Show 2018 is set to be a very exciting event for Dräger, with a vast range of...

Shulman Rogers files FCC STA requests for California public safety agencies affected by fires

The Shulman Rogers FCC Licensing staff prepares hundreds of applications every year for land mobile radio, microwave and other radio services Hundreds of thousands of acres have been lost in the paths of the worst fires in California history. In addition to the loss of lives and homes, vital communications infrastructure is at risk. Many government agencies need to relocate critical emergency transmission infrastructure as a result of the fires. Loss of this public safety in...

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