Fire Industry News for August 2021

Emergency Reporting Offers Free Educational Training Webinars To Customers And Fire Personnel

Emergency Reporting® (ER), the pioneer in cloud-based reporting and records management software for Fire and EMS agencies, is now offering free, semi-monthly educational training webinars to customers and non-customers alike. The Twenty for 2020 webinar series is designed to set departments up for success for the coming year. Each session is one hour and provides a deep dive into a specific topic that’s standards-based, data-driven, and crucial for departments to run efficiently. Some...

Fire Door Safety Week 2019 To Feature Interactive Mock Criminal Trial

An interactive mock criminal trial, meanwhile, will help various duty holders from manufacturers of fire safety products to consultants, contractors, designers, and installers identify and mitigate against potential liabilities in the event of a fire. Taking place 23rd-29th September Fire Door Safety Week 2019 will focus on specialized housing such as care homes, children’s homes, and sheltered housing as well as houses of multiple occupation and communal properties. The campaign, w...

VESDA-E VES Smoke Detectors From Honeywell Introduce Advanced Zoning To Improve Threat Identification And Reduce Losses

Honeywell launches its VESDA®-E VES aspirating smoke detectors. As part of the VESDA-E line of advanced smoke detection technology, VESDA-E VES aspirating smoke detectors allow users to divide protected areas into four distinct sectors to help ensure early detection and warning of a potential threat. The detectors also help reduce the total cost of ownership by decreasing installation, commissioning, and operating expenses. The VESDA-E VES sector addressability provides individually configu...

FireClass Explains How Visual Alarm Devices Enable Effective Lifesaving Evacuation

In the event of a fire, saving lives is always the highest priority. Occupants of a building need to be alerted as early as possible, using alarm devices, so they can leave or be evacuated from the premises. It is a mandatory requirement for sounders to be used as an integral part of the fire detection and alarm system, as they are considered the most important element of all alarm devices. Visual Alarm Devices are used to supplement sounders, providing an effective means of alerting and evacua...

Emergency Reporting Provides Fire And EMS Package To National Institutes Of Health (NIH) Division Of Fire And Rescue Services

Emergency Reporting® (ER), the pioneer in cloud-based reporting and records management software for Fire and EMS agencies, is excited to welcome new customer, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Division of Fire and Rescue Services (MD). Emergency Reporting’s Fire and EMS package will be utilized by the NIH Division of Fire and Rescue Services on the Ultra Secure hosting platform to provide fire, emergency medical, hazardous materials, and specialized rescue services. Records man...

Justice Fire & Security Announces That The Company Is The Official Installer Of Firexo Extinguishers

Should a small, limited fire break out at the premise and there is an urgent need to grab hold of a fire extinguisher, then there’s no time to lose. No one would want to be wasting valuable seconds, checking the writing on the extinguisher, so as to make sure that they are using the right type of equipment to fight the flames. Fast response could be crucial in stopping any unnecessary damage to the property, preventing events from spiraling out of control, which might lead to serious inju...

Viking Introduces New 3.0 K-Factor Residential Concealed Sprinkler

The Viking Corporation, a global pioneer in fire protection and life safety systems, has added a new 3.0 (43) K-factor residential flat plate concealed pendent sprinkler to its leading Freedom® residential product line. The new Model VK496 is cULus Listed with a flow rate of only 8 GPM (30 L/min), and a pressure requirement of only 7.1 PSI (0.49 bar) in a 12 x 12 ft (3,7 x, 3,7 m) room size. With its smaller K-factor and lower flow rates, the new glass bulb sprinkler is appropriate for NFPA...

Newburn Generators Specified When Reliability And Safety Are Paramount By Victorian Mill Conversions

In a fire, a safe, reliable source of power is critical. Tasked with supplying the emergency firefighting power for Victorian mill conversions, Newburn Power’s expertise and commitment to health and safety made them the perfect partner for power safety, instilling confidence should the worst happen. The client, who is converting mills into luxury apartments – initially in and around Leeds, Halifax, and Manchester, the centers of Victorian industry gave Newburn a two-fold job. Provid...

Emergency Reporting Gets Featured In A Blog Post Published By Microsoft For Their Emergency RMS

Emergency Reporting® (ER), a provider of cloud-based Fire and EMS records management software, was featured this week in a blog post published by Microsoft. The interview-based article summarizes a discussion between Chief Andrew Olesen of the Cedar Rapids Fire Department and Microsoft. In the interview, Chief Olesen describes why his agency switched to Emergency Reporting Records Management System (RMS) and how his department uses it to track and analyze important fire incident and patient...

Rosenbauer Announces The Release Of CleanLocker At The Company’s Annual Dealer Meeting In Sioux Falls

Rosenbauer has announced that the company introduced its CleanLocker at their annual dealer meeting, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Sealed motorized CleanLocker The sealed motorized CleanLocker stores three complete sets of clean turnout gear, including SCBAs, on the officer’s side, outside behind the chassis cab. Cancer is considered to be the leading cause of firefighter deaths due to gaseous exposures, such as volatile organic compounds, which become embedded into the turnout gear. So...

Rosenbauer Announces The Release Of The 100’ King Cobra Articulating Platform

Rosenbauer has announced the release of the 100’ King Cobra articulating platform, which is designed, engineered, and manufactured by Rosenbauer America. Designed for departments that desire the ability to land behind a parapet wall or reach below a bridge deck, the King Cobra articulating platform can reach up to 20’ below grade, utilizing its 8’ articulating jib and the SMART aerial’s capability to extend 12° below grade. King Cobra articulating platform A Nation...

Rosenbauer Features Hendrickson RoadMaax 35k Air Ride Suspension On 100’ Viper SA

Rosenbauer Motors features Hendrickson RoadMaax 35K on the newly introduced 100’ Viper SA (Single Axle). “The drivability and handling of the Commander are best-in-class,” said Rich Schalter, CEO of Rosenbauer Motors. “We partner with Hendrickson to enhance the ride experience and suspension reliability. The RoadMaax suspension provides our new 100’ Viper SA with the driving stability our customers expect from the Commander chassis.” Rosenbauer’s 100&r...

Bullard Announces New Research And Development Facility In Lexington, Kentucky

Bullard, a globally renowned company in manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE), is opening a research and development facility in Lexington, where marketing and product development teams will collaborate, in order to develop the next generation of Bullard products and services to protect customers. “This is a great Kentucky company and we’re proud to welcome Bullard to Lexington,” said Lexington Mayor, Linda Gorton, adding “The company is opening an office in...

FireClass Talks About EN54-13 System Approval

Compliance with the EN54-13 standard is at the heart of the drive for enhanced fire protection and a reduction in false alarms. The standard calls for the testing of a complete system to ensure fully functional compatibility of the various components regardless of the manufacturer or brand. As such it is the standard for system performance rather than a product standard.  In response to these requirements, FireClass provides a system, rather than a component-based approach to fire detectio...

Wintersteiger AG Supplies Drying Panels For Volunteer Fire Department In Ried, Austria

For a volunteer fire department in Ried, leaving gloves, shoes, and boots to air dry is now a thing of the past, thanks to the drying panels from Wintersteiger AG, which have been in use since the beginning of November 2020. Regional Fire Inspector and Fire Chief, Josef Leherbauer is delighted with the successful solution. He said, “To save energy, we chose one small and one large dryer that can be used as required. Both are equipped with different nozzles for gloves and boots. As the dry...

Emergency Reporting Collaborates With E-9 To Provide Records Management And DoD Cyber-Security RMF To The U.S. Army Fire Departments

Emergency Reporting (ER), the cloud-based reporting and records management software (RMS) for Fire and EMS agencies, announces that in collaboration with E-9 Corporation (E-9), the company has been awarded an enterprise contract with the United States Army. Under the contract, ER will expand its current support of the U.S. Army fire departments to include all Army fire departments, both CONUS and OCONUS, identified within the award. ER will provide its comprehensive records management solution...

Emergency Reporting And The National Volunteer Fire Council Collaborate To Release Firefighter Recruitment Guide

Emergency Reporting (ER), the cloud-based reporting and records management software solutions provider for Fire and EMS agencies, has teamed up with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), to release a comprehensive guide, which shows fire service leaders how to increase their fire department’s volunteer base. NVFC’s recruitment guide The guide, ‘How to Build a Smart Recruitment Program: Your Guide to Getting More Volunteer Firefighters’, is available for download f...

Emergency Reporting And Fire Recovery USA Announce Integration To Provide Fire Department Billing Services

Emergency Reporting (ER), the globally renowned company for easy-to-use cloud-based reporting and records management software solutions for Fire and EMS (Emergency Medical Services) agencies, has announced a partnership with Fire Recovery USA, the global company in Fire and EMS Billing services. The Emergency Reporting and Fire Recovery USA partnership will help fire department operations to maximize their cost-recovery efforts, for incident-related responses, as well as fire prevention and als...

Emergency Reporting Announces Partnership With Station Check On Software Integration

Emergency Reporting (ER), a pioneer in cloud-based Fire and EMS records management software solutions, is pleased to announce its partnership with Station Check, the globally renowned company in asset management, workflow, and checklist software solutions for fire departments. Technology partnership The new integration will enable Emergency Reporting’s customers to save time and gain valuable insights, by streamlining information that they enter through Station Check dashboards, with the...

Bullard Announces The Release Of Its New Lightweight Bump Cap With A Sleek Design

Bullard, the inventor of the hard hat, has added a new bump cap to its product line of head protection products. The new Bullard Bump Cap is a lightweight and sleekly styled cap, which is specially designed and engineered to provide wearers with all-day comfort, durability, and protection against minor bumps, bruises, and lacerations. Bullard Bump Cap The latest head protection offering from Bullard is the result of direct feedback that the company received from users in the field. Wearers ca...

Bullard Re-Engineers Their Nylon Dielectric Brackets To Offer Users Increased Protection

Bullard, the pioneer in personal protective equipment, has re-engineered its face protection line of nylon dielectric brackets to offer users increased protection, comfort, and versatility. Bullard’s line of brackets includes band or slot-mounted styles that securely attach to a user’s cap or full-brim style hat providing increased protection from flying debris, chemical splashes, sparks, and sprays. The brackets, which sport a stylish, sleek look, incorporate engineering enhancemen...

Johnson Controls Introduces New Addressable Fire Alarm Devices

Johnson Controls has introduced an innovative range of sounders, Visual Alarm Devices (VADs), and Visual Indicating Devices (VIDs), helping to improve the performance of fire detection systems and ensure evacuation responses occur quickly during a real fire event.   Research Specialists at Johnson Controls have used independent research into light patterns and their effect on triggering human reactions, to improve the design and functionality of the new range...

How Can FireClass Technology Help Comply To Recent Changes To British Standard BS5839

​As a manufacturer of fire detection solutions, it is important for FireClass to ensure all partners and customers understand significant changes in codes and standards that could affect installations of systems. There have been several changes to the British Standard BS5839 –following the release of the 2017 update.  The changes are outlined below: 1) Manual Call Points All manual call points must have some variety of protective cover to help prevent accidental activation fro...

FireClass Explains The Effectiveness Of Multi-Sensor Detectors At Reducing False Alarms

A comprehensive fire safety system is essential to ensure personal safety and damage mitigation in cases of fire. An effective fire detection system that offers early and reliable fire detection activates alarm devices and relevant fire safety controls when there is a real fire.   But instances of false alarms due to smoke-like phenomena such as steam, aerosols, and air-bourne dust, can be costly and cause complacency towards a real alarm. Reducing false alarms A recent article...

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