Fire Industry News for July 2017

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service opens state of the art fitness and rehabilitation suite

The suite boasts various pieces of specialist equipment used in both fitness testing and rehabilitation North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service recently opened a state of the art fitness and rehabilitation suite, which is located in Thirsk, at the ‘Joint Transport and Logistics Hub’ shared by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and North Yorkshire Police. Specialist equipment The suite boasts various pieces of specialist equipment used in both fitness testing...

The IFAC and Pierce Manufacturing present the winners of the 2017 “IAFC Fire Chief of the Year” awards

Both honorees are highly accomplished individuals with impressive career, educational, and certification credentials The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, announces the 2017 winners of the annual “IAFC Fire Chief of the Year” awards at Fire-Rescue International (FRI) in Charlotte, N.C. Volunteer Fire Chief Brian Wade of the North Lenoir Fire & Rescue Department in Kinston, N.C. and Ca...

David Ashworth appointed as Permanent Chief Fire Officer for Norfolk

David worked as a Junior Firefighter at 16 before serving at Kings Lynn and Norwich and Sprowston as an operational firefighter David Ashworth has been announced as the new permanent Chief Fire Officer for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS). David, who has been acting CFO for the past nine months, was selected following a competitive recruitment process. Building trust and respect of colleagues Tom McCabe, Director of Community and Environmental Services at Norfolk Count...

Infographics FireWatch and Azure Managed Service Package deployed by Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service

MAWWFRS is responsible for providing public safety information, prevention and protection programmes Infographics UK Ltd., a specialist software manufacturer, and Microsoft Gold Partner, announces that Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) has selected their FireWatch solution and additional Microsoft Azure cloud hosting services. MAWWFRS is responsible for providing public safety information, prevention and protection programmes, and emergency response cover a...

Emergency Management for Airports Summit 2017 aims at enhancing airport security

Participants can expect case studies presentations on planning for, responding to and recovering from emergencies Emergencies that occurred in an airport will not only lead to flight delays, cause major disturbance to millions of passengers, it could also tarnish the nation’s reputation and result in fatality and economy losses. Join global airport operators and aviation authorities at Equip Global’s renowned conference at Emergency Management for Airports Summit...

German and European exhibitors take part in AFAC 2017 Sydney powered by INTERSCHUTZ

The event is a joint venture of AFAC, the Australian and New Zealand National Council for fire, emergency services and land management Leading European manufacturers head to Sydney, Australia, for the Asia Pacific’s largest emergency management conference and exhibition: this year’s AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ conference and exhibition, takes place at the new International Convention Centre Sydney on the 4-7 September 2017 and European suppliers to the emergency...

Fire Protection and Safety in Tunnels 2017 amendments

FPST offers attendees the chance to network and collaborate with key industry elites and peers The 9th edition of Fire Protection and Safety in Tunnels conference returns to Norway this September, gathering leading operators, experienced service providers and senior fire safety experts in an intimate setting to collaboratively explore pressing topics regarding fire safety; such as technological advances and risk minimisation strategies to enhance fire prevention and suppressio...

Advanced MxPro 5 Panels deployed at The Hippodrome arts centre, Eyemouth

The Hippodrome provides as a much-needed arts centre and performance space for the local community An intelligent fire system from Advanced has been chosen to protect The Hippodrome arts centre, a newly opened community hub housed in an historic listed building in Eyemouth. Opened in 2016 and managed by a community interest company, The Hippodrome provides as a much-needed arts centre and performance space for the local community. The landmark 1830s building was originally a...

GTT to demonstrate Opticom EVP solution and analytics tool at Fire-Rescue International 2017

Opticom Analytics software improves the way emergency services operate using powerful data Global Traffic Technologies, LLC (GTT) staff head to North Carolina next week to discuss how Opticom Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) and a new analytics tool can help reduce response times and increase safety for fire departments. The Fire-Rescue International (FRI) event – slated for July 26-29 at the Charlotte Convention Center -– is the annual conference and expo of th...

Fire Authority issues statement in response to launch of Police and Crime Commissioner business case

The Fire Authority’s proposed model of governance would deliver greater collaboration with a range of partners, including the police The Fire Authority Chair, Councilors Backhouse, has issued the following statement, setting out the Fire Authority’s position: The Fire Authority considers that the PCC has not set out an evidenced case for an irreversible transfer of governance from the Fire Authority to the PCC. Instead we believe it would be better if the PCC were...

Hikvision receives Koorsen Fire & Security Circle of Excellence Award as top manufacturer partner

Hikvision selected as top manufacturer partner by Koorsen Fire & Security Hikvision USA Inc., the North American leader in award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, is pleased to announce it received the Koorsen Fire & Security Circle of Excellence Award. Koorsen Fire & Security, an Indianapolis-based integrator established in 1946, annually grants this award to a partner that exhibits exemplary performance in supporting its business. “Ko...

Amthal upgrades fire security and safety systems at Garston Manor School

Amthal created a works programme to look after intruder, CCTV and fire systems at the school Amthal has worked with Garston Manor School to create a scalable solution to upgrade the fire and security systems in place and maintain it to the highest quality for the benefit of staff, pupils and visitors. Garston Manor School is a specialist school for autism, learning difficulties and speech and language, with a vision to ensure all students leave school as confident and self-re...

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