Fire Industry News for January 2020

Quelfire Releases An Enhanced Package To Support Architects And Designers

Manufacturer and supplier of specialist passive fire protection products, Quelfire, has further strengthened its service by introducing an enhanced package that is designed to support architects and designers from the very beginning of their projects. Established in 1977, Quelfire has been providing a range of valuable products and services to architects, designers, main contractors, fire stopping and other specialist contractors for over 40 years. Building on the first-class technical support...

Avon Fire & Rescue Service And ASP To Take Part In Makaton Training To Enhance Security At Thornbury

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) and Avon and Somerset Police (ASP) are aiming to make Thornbury a better place to live and work by taking part in Makaton training. The two Services spent Monday evening (27/01) learning Makaton, a basic form of sign language that uses facial expressions and symbols, in the hope of making Thornbury more welcoming. Everyone involved recognises that being able to communicate is one of the most important skills in life, and even more so when it comes to e...

Fike Enhances Fire Safety At A Fast-Food Restaurant In Pennsylvania With Its DuraQuench System

During its scheduled 20-year renovation project, a major fast-food restaurant in Pennsylvania learned that the flow rate supplied from its main hydrant/riser supply line (about 350 gpm) was too low to support its sprinkler systems within local fire codes (about 500 gpm). Growth in the area had placed additional demand on the local water main over the intervening years, making a once-suitable water supply, no longer adequate. Fire Sprinkler Pump Fire protection distributor BFPE International...

Viking Releases K-1900-712L-IP Panel Phone Compatible With A Wide Array Of VoIP SIP Phone System Providers

Viking’s K-1900-712L-IP panel phone is durable, easy to use, and provides added strength to hold up under heavy abuse. “The shortened, reinforced armored cable increases safety for users and may discourage potential abusers.” – James Catt, Engineer, Viking Electronics. The K-1900-712L-IP vandal resistant VoIP SIP panel phone is equipped with a short 12-inch armored handset cable to reduce the risk of users harming themselves, their surroundings, or the phone itself. Pro...

E2S Unveils Next-Gen Haz. Loc. D2xB1LD3 LED Beacon, The Brightest Ever Hazardous Location UL1971 LED Fire Alarm Beacon

The new Haz. Loc. D2xB1LD3 LED beacon from E2S Warning Signals generates an effective candela rating of 82.1 cd under UL1971 test conditions, making it the brightest UL1971 compliant visual emergency signalling device from any manufacturer suitable for use as part of a public mode fire alarm installation for hazardous areas. Haz. Loc. D2xB1LD3 LED beacon The NFPA 72 compliant 20ms high intensity pulse generates light output equivalent in perception to a traditional strobe, but with ultra-low c...

Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) To Host Two Free Fire Safety Seminars On Fire Door Safety

Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) announces it will be hosting two free fire safety seminars in the coming months. Taking place on 11th February and 17th March at DHF’s head office and training academy in Tamworth, the morning seminars will primarily appeal to those with responsibility for compliance, fire safety, asset management and procurement within local authorities and housing associations in the West Midlands area. DHF plans to offer these seminars to those beyond the immediate...

UK Government to Address Housing and Fire Safety Issues

The U.K. government is looking to apply the lessons of the Grenfell Tower fire by strengthening the regulatory system for building safety, including regulations for high-rise buildings. By changing the industry culture to increase accountability and responsibility, proposed measures seek to ensure residents are safe in their homes. The new measures – Building Safety and Fire Safety Bills – expand on a pledge to “[bring forward] new measures to … improve building safety,...

Video Surveillance In Fire Stations: Is It A Good Idea?

Installation of video cameras has been proposed in the aftermath of a drug scandal at a fire station in New York. The firefighters’ union is resisting the cameras. The situation raises questions about the usefulness of video surveillance in fire departments: Is it effective? Does it solve the problem? Does it violate privacy? What is the impact on morale? In Middleton, N.Y., a former fire lieutenant was operating an illegal drug distribution ring out of the city’s Central Firehouse....

Chuck J. Lewis Joins Smoke & Fire Curtains Ltd As CEO

Sector authority, Chuck J. Lewis, has joined multi Smoke & Fire Curtains Ltd as their new CEO. Mr Lewis, who took up the position within the Fire Curtains Group in early November brings with him an abundance of more than three decades of direct experience from the smoke and fire curtain sector having previously worked with Coopers Fire and latterly the IFC Group at both Management and Director level. Mr Lewis was a co-author of both PAS 121:2007 and BS 8524:2013 series, and became the recip...

telent provides Managed ICT Services for Merseyside Fire And Rescue Authority

telent, a specialist in the effective operation of the UK’s critical national infrastructure, and Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority (MFRA) are marking a milestone moment this year as their collaborative partnership enters its 19th year, with the contract now secured until 2024. Integrated Risk Management Plan Serving five metropolitan boroughs – Sefton, St Helens, Knowsley, Wirral and Liverpool – community safety and life-saving operations are top priorities for MFRA. In...

Business France Organizes French Pavilion At INTERSEC 2020 To Showcase Fire Safety Products

Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy will be organizing the French pavilion at INTERSEC 2020, the world’s largest international trade fair for safety, security and firefighting that gives privileged access to MENA markets. The French industry has gained an international reputation in different fields such as fire prevention and firefighting, personal protective equipment (PPE), infrastructure protection and safety, those secto...

Bristol Uniforms Announces The Release Of Solo Rescue, ISO Certified Decontamination Machine

It is now widely recognized that regular cleaning of PPE is important and helps reduce firefighters’ long-term exposure to harmful contamination. However, it’s not always possible to use off-site cleaning services for self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). Most firefighters share SCBA and often this vital equipment needs to be kept onsite in case of a major incident. This is where the Solo Rescue decontamination machine comes in. stainless-steel machines Bristol Uniforms is the...

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