Fire Industry News for July 2018

Firefighter Uniform Adapts To Cancer Risk, Active Shooter Threat

More than an outfit. More thought than one leg at a time. Putting on the uniform is not just an ordinary daily task, but a habitual part of preparing for the unexpected. Yes, a firefighter’s uniform is more than an outfit. Think about who is wearing it and the risks they are exposed to on a daily basis. The firefighter comes from a long line of heroes, a brotherhood and sisterhood, with traditions to uphold and a reputation to maintain. Their uniform is no different. Its historical navy-b...

Logan County Emergency Operations Center implements MicroAutomation's NG9-1-1 software-based solution

Logan County Emergency Operations Center implements MicroAutomation's NG9-1-1 The Logan County Emergency Operations Center, located in Logan County WV, seamlessly migrated to MicroAutomation’s Next Generation 9-1-1 Solution, Omni911. Logan County signed a contract with MicroAutomation in May 2018 and had an urgent need to replace a legacy system that was not meeting the County’s needs. Omni911 software-based NG9-1-1 solution "MicroAutomation implemented their Omn...

Pelican expands Air case line to 10 models with the introduction of 1507 Air Case

The 1507 Pelican Air case passes the same performance tests (impact, drop, submersion, high and low temperature) and is backed by the company’s legendary lifetime guarantee of excellence In mid-2016, Pelican changed the game by introducing their Air case line which reduced the case weight by up to 40%. Today, they are increasing the extremely popular group to include ten cases with the introduction of the Pelican 1507 Air Case. This particular size (Interior: 15.15&rdq...

How Online Risk Assessment Tools Can Make Buildings Safer

A number of shocking incidents involving fire have highlighted the need to better manage risks in buildings. David Adkins, managing director at Risk Warden, explains why some organisations need to give compliance with statutory regulations more focus and how the use of state-of-the-art online risk assessment tools can help to ensure that a building is as safe as possible. The Grenfell Tower disaster in London, in which 72 people lost their lives, brought the subject of fire safety into sharp fo...

Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service continue to tackle alarmingly high open fires across Norfolk County

Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service countering a spike in open and wildfire incidents across the county With the recent hot weather leading to a huge spike in demand, fire crews from across Norfolk continue to work around the clock to deal with a large number of fires in the open across the county. Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service Since the start of June, crews from Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service have attended a total of 191 open fire incidents in the hot and dry weather....

How To Predict Events With Intelligent Fire And Security Systems

The fire and security industry as we all understand it today is due for a much-needed paradigm shift. The solutions that security dealers and integrators are installing and deploying today have advanced considerably and for many, those systems do an excellent job safeguarding the homes and small businesses of their customers. However, all of those installed solutions have one inherent flaw: traditional fire alarms and security systems are only reactive in nature. By reactive, we mean that altho...

Drones and smaller UAVs increasingly adopted by public safety agencies for security

Drones and UAVs being increasing employed to ensure public security Small unmanned aerial vehicles, colloquially known as drones, are being adopted by more public safety agencies around the world than ever before; and the number of lives they’re saving is climbing dramatically. On one recent day, four people were saved by drones, in three separate incidents around the world. Drones Security Drone manufacturer DJI calls it a ‘marked new milestone in public safety...

Advanced MxPro fire panels protects National College for High Speed Rail in Doncaster

The college occupies 76,000 sq ft of teaching and workshop space, with specialist training installations, including 150 metres of external track and catenary A key driver in the successful delivery of the UK’s £42.6 billion HS2 project, the new National College for High Speed Rail, is now protected by industry-leading fire panels from Advanced. Located in Doncaster, a town historically known for its prominent role in rail engineering and maintenance, the college...

First Responders Resiliency wraps up first training conference in Sonoma

First Responders Resiliency implements and leverages everything in their approach, from techniques used by the Navy SEALS, to the most recent research provided by neuroscientists and elite athletes alike First Responders Resiliency, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to training first responders to cope with the emotional trauma of their job, brought their first training conference to a close in Sonoma, CA at Westerbeke Ranch earlier this week. The conference started on June 29th...

FREQUENTIS control system supports pilot emergency SMS service for users who are Deaf or have speech disorders in Norway

eSMS is a pilot project led by DSB in cooperation with the National Police Directorate and the Norwegian Directorate of Health Emergency SMS (eSMS) is a newly launched safety service for text-based communication in an emergency, providing the ability to send an SMS directly to 110, 112 and 113 in Norway. The service is designed for users who are Deaf, hard of hearing or impacted by speech disorders. The Frequentis integrated communication and control system (ICCS) has been op...

Bosch provides Mouka Foam factories with AVIOTEC video-based fire detection solution

With its ability to detect flame and smoke at a very early stage, the Bosch video-based fire detection system is a real asset at all three facilities Headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, manufacturing company Mouka Limited has built a leading position on the country’s household and industrial markets since its founding in 1959. With 800 employees and production facilities in Lagos, Benin and Kaduna, Mouka is now Nigeria’s foremost supplier of branded mattresses and f...

DroneDeploy's Thermal Live Map provides real-time thermal mapping technology for commercial drones

Thermal Live Map helps locate precisely where the fire is hottest and provides definitive confirmation the fire is extinguished in specific areas DroneDeploy, a drone software company with the largest drone data platform in the world, announced the launch of Thermal Live Map, a real-time mobile mapping solution which delivers insights only thermal imagery can reveal. A first-of-its-kind feature, Thermal Live Map visualizes temperature range variability and creates instant ther...

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