Fire Industry News for July 2019

Apollo Fire Detectors Secures Darrick Wood School With Its SOTERIA Range Of Detectors

Apollo Fire Detectors’ innovative SOTERIA range of detectors has been chosen to protect the prestigious Darrick Wood School in Orpington, Kent. The school is rated by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’ and achieved the ‘World Class Schools Quality Mark in’ 2015. The fire detection system was upgraded as part of a wider program of works which saw the school invest in a new dining hall, a Movement & Performing Arts Building with specialist Drama and Music rooms and new PE c...

Nedap Partners With Mitie To Provide Access Control Systems In The UK Market

Mitie Fire & Security Systems announces Nedap Security Management as a partner of choice for access control in the UK. This new strategic partnership builds on a close relationship developed between the two organizations while working for clients in a range of sectors, from large automotive manufacturing to high street retail outlets. Complex security solutions Chris Watts, Director of Mitie Fire & Security Systems says: "Mitie's relationship with Nedap has gone from strength to stren...

TenCate Protective Fabrics Announces Bert Truesdale To Deliver Keynote Address At The 30th Annual FLAME Conference

The Senior Director of Dyeing and Finishing Technology at TenCate Protective Fabrics, Bert Truesdale, will be delivering a keynote address at the 30th annual FLAME Conference in San Antonio, Texas, this May 19th through the 22nd. The FLAME Conference focuses on new advances in flame retardancy of polymeric materials. The conference is sponsored by BCC Research, a company that provides market research for clients looking to study new business opportunities. FR coatings science Over the course...

Comelit UK Appoints David Fraser As Fire Technical Support Engineer

Comelit UK has demonstrated its commitment and growing prominence in the Fire Sector, investing in an additional member of the team by introducing a dedicated Fire Technical Support Engineer. Experienced fire industry specialist David Fraser joins Comelit’s highly specialist team incorporating Wesley Wright as UK Fire Manager and Mandy Bowden as Fire Business Development Manager North. David has over 20 years experience working with leading fire specialists, dedicated to installer focus t...

TenCate Protective Fabrics To Unveil Latest TurnOut Gear That Saves Firefighters’ Lives At FDIC International 2019

During FDIC International 2019, TenCate Protective Fabrics is slated to showcase TurnOut Gear that has seen multiple exposures. TurnOut Gear for Firefighters Concern over higher rates of occupation cancer among firefighters prompts additional efforts in decontamination and cleaning of turnout gear to reduce particulate accumulation. But the question on everyone’s mind is whether the turnout gear is able to stand up to more washing and drying along with the daily wear-and-tear owing to fi...

Avon Fire & Rescue Service Is Looking To Recruit Five On-Call Firefighters For Clevedon Fire Station

People living and working in Clevedon are being invited to give something positive back to the community by becoming on-call firefighters. Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) is looking to recruit five new on-call staff to help provide cover from the station in Clevedon. On-call firefighters use the same fire engines and equipment as their ‘wholetime’ (full-time) colleagues. The main difference is that on-call firefighters provide support from their home or workplace, rather...

Avon Surprises Children Involved In Traumatic Incidents With Its Trauma Teddy Crew

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AFR&S) recruits a special crew of trauma teddies thanks to a local organization. The 200-strong-crew will be spread out across the Service to ride on trucks alongside firefighters and specialist equipment. The cuddly crew will then be handed out to children involved in traumatic and upsetting incidents who are distressed or in need of reassurance and emotional support. Small Act Of Comfort This gives us an opportunity to engage with children and lessen the...

Nittan Europe Announces Release Of Latest Range Of Interface Modules For Enhanced Connection Capabilities Of Its Evolution Range

Nittan Europe - global manufacturer of conventional and addressable fire detection products – has announced a series of new Interface Modules to allow for improved connection of its high grade Evolution range to even more third-party equipment than ever before. Interface Modules The six new interface modules cover a variety of interface applications, ranging from door release, sounder control, communication with industrial plant & equipment and non-addressable detectors, along with a...

Kent Fire And Rescue Service Extinguishes Lydd Ranges Fire After Three Days Of Firefighting

The undergrowth fire on the Lydd Ranges is now fully extinguished after three days of firefighting. On July 26, 2019, the emergency phase of the incident led by Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) officially came to a close after all firefighting operations were completed. Duty of care has now been handed back to the land owner. Lee Rose, Assistant Director Channel Tunnel and Resilience at KFRS, said: “On behalf of the service and all other agencies that have been involved throughout the...

Firefighters Send Out Fire Safety Advisory To Take Extra Care And Precaution During Heatwave Conditions

Firefighters have issued a summer heat safety plea following several incidents cornfields, grass and crop fires in Kent that have been linked to the hot and dry weather the county is currently experiencing. Countering wildfire incidents Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) deals frequently with rural fires, but during periods of hot and dry weather, incidents on grassland have the potential to become much bigger wildfires. Last year (2018), KFRS responded to almost 700 grassfires, and so far, t...

Agile Offers A Secure And Interoperable Communications Solution For First Responders

After the World Trade Center attack, First Responders had difficulty communicating quickly and comprehensively. Other crises and emergency events such as the Sandy Hook School shootings, Hurricane Katrina, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Parkland School shootings and many more have continued to validate the desperate need for interoperable communication among First Responders. First Responders, first line of defense In emergency situations, First Responders are the first line of defense f...

TenCate Protective Fabrics Takes Part In 2019 F.I.E.R.O. Fire PPE Symposium

Firefighters from all across the country converged on Raleigh, North Carolina this week to attend presentations given by F.I.E.R.O. (the Fire Industry Educational Resource Organization) at its 2019 F.I.E.R.O. Fire PPE Symposium. 2019 F.I.E.R.O. Fire PPE Symposium The biennial fire safety and security conference boasted a record attendance rate and offered informational sessions on a wide range of subjects of interest for firefighters globally. TenCate Protective Fabrics, along with other indu...

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