Fire Industry News for February 2015

Fire Brigades Union announces strike on 25th February for proposed reform of firefighter pension schemes

Operational firefighters who recently left the service have been re-employed for strike periods As part of the ongoing national dispute between the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and the Government over the proposed reform of firefighter pension schemes nationally, a further strike date has been announced by the FBU from 7am on the 25th February for a period of 24 hours. A large percentage of our firefighters are retained (part-time or on-call), and many of them are not memb...

Pierce Manufacturing delivers pair of Pierce Arrow XT pumpers to the Milwaukee Fire Department in Wisconsin

Pierce builds custom fire & emergency vehicles to fulfill the situational awareness needs of departments Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, delivered a matching pair of custom Pierce® Arrow XT™ pumpers to the Milwaukee Fire Department in Wisconsin, making the firefighting fleet of the state’s largest fire department all-Pierce. The city of Madison Fire Department (second largest in the state) has been a 100% Pierce fleet for seve...

17th edition of Wiring Regulations amends UK’s national standard for low voltage electrical installations

Prysmian’s FP website has guidance documents including suitable fixing advice for fire performance cables The 17th edition of Wiring Regulations sees amendments to BS 7671, the national standard in the United Kingdom for low voltage electrical installations. One of the changes includes ensuring all cable installations in escape routes are fixed with fire-resistant components to improve fire safety of the occupants and fire fighters. Previously it was not r...

ASIS 6th Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition witnesses more than 580 attendees from 45 countries

Attendees accessed to 33 educational sessions, a CSO Roundtable Summit was also organised Under the patronage of His Excellency Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security, the ASIS 6th Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition, was held on 15-17 February 2015 at the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai, UAE. More than 580 attendees from 45 countries gathered to take part in cutting-edge learning and networking opportunities a...

Kochek offers extensive line of big water strainers for maximum flow applications

Kochek's strainers are constructed of lightweight aluminum durable to withstand harsh weather conditions Kochek Company of Connecticut, manufacturers of high quality water flow products and fire connections, offers an extensive line of big water strainers ideal for maximum flow applications in the firefighting, power, irrigation, facilities and industrial fire protection markets. Company marketing director David Matthews said Kochek customers have recognized the brand as a...

Apollo Fire Detectors Discovery system gets installed in one of London’s top hospitals

Apollo’s XP95 Optical Smoke Detector_55000-600 Patients, staff and visitors to one of London’s top hospitals are better protected thanks to a new Apollo Fire Detectors Discovery® system specified by fire alarm specialist Static Systems Group (SSG) and leading construction and development company, Skanska. St Bartholomew's Hospital (commonly known at Barts), is a leading, internationally renowned teaching hospital based in the Capital, offering a full range...

Fike Safety Technology releases Nimbus for monitoring & management of remote fire alarm systems over the internet

Fire alarm control panels are connected to Nimbus using a GPRS gateway Fike Safety Technology (FST) has released Nimbus, a new solution for the monitoring and management of remote fire alarm systems over the internet. At the heart of the system is a cloud-based database, which receives data from fire alarm systems via the GPRS mobile network. In addition to FST’s own TWINFLEXpro and Duonet fire alarm systems, Nimbus also works with the majority of analogue addressab...

Ziamatic Corp. introduces the Dual Air Cylinder Bracket 'Model DACB'

DACB is designed to accommodate dual-cylinder SCBA and SCUBA air cylinders, with or without a harness Ziamatic Corp. (Zico) introduces the Dual Air Cylinder Bracket, Model DACB, designed to accommodate dual-cylinder SCBA and SCUBA air cylinders, with or without a harness. Thermoplastic, non-mar, high-cycle clips can be adjusted along heavy-duty aluminum extrusions to secure a range of cylinder widths. The bracket is easily mounted to virtually any wall surface. Model DAC...

WAGNER Group GmbH establishes its fire prevention system OxyReduct to protect a cold store in Singapore

The fire prevention system provides advantages like low capital cost, improved storage capacity etc. A milestone for the WAGNER Group GmbH: fire protection expert from Langenhagen, Germany, establishes first active fire prevention system OxyReduct® in Singapore for protecting a cold store. With this the company does not only expand its portfolio, but actively gains a foothold in the Asian market. On 1st of December 2014 those responsible for the project “Jurong C...

Euralarm urges the EU to issue a directive governing fire safety and security compliance in tourism accommodation

Euralarm believes in standardizing definition of accommodation categories too which is inconsistent Euralarm has urged the EU to issue a directive governing fire safety and security compliance in tourism accommodation across the single market. Horizontal legislation at European level is necessary to regulate tourist accommodation more consistently and effectively, according to the lobby group, which represents European fire-safety and se...

FIREX International 2015 commences from 16-18 June 2015 at London’s ExCeL

FIREX International will be held in the south hall alongside IFSEC International FIREX International 2015 will open its doors from 16-18 June 2015 at London’s ExCeL, offering fire and security professionals’ unparalleled access to leading global technology, solutions and knowledge with the aim of promoting expertise in life safety. Returning to London’s ExCeL for a second year, FIREX International will be located in the south hall alongside IFSEC Interna...

Aico makes charitable donations to local charities in the Shropshire area including Oswestry

Over £53,000 was donated in 2014 towards charities nominated by Aico employees Aico, a market leader in domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) protection products, is proud to have made charitable donations of over £53,000 in 2014. An incredible 70 charities have benefitted from the donations, with just over 50% going to local charities in the Shropshire area, including Oswestry where Aico’s premises are located. The charities were nominated by Aico emplo...

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