Fire Industry News for July 2019

Kent Fire And Rescue Service Collaborates With Kent Police On Spreading Awareness About Public Access Defibrillators

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) is working with Kent Police as part of their ongoing mission to increase the use and awareness of Public Access Defibrillators (PADs). Public Access Defibrillators Kent’s emergency services already work together on a daily basis to help save lives and keep communities safe, but KFRS has now also gifted thirty defibrillators to Kent Police to help increase public access to PADs around the county.  We have since teamed with Kent Police and gifted t...

CDDFRS, NFRS And TWFRS Join Forces To Launch FireStoppers To Help Tackle Deliberate Fires

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS), Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) have joined forces to launch FireStoppers – a new way for North East communities to provide anonymous information on deliberate fires. All three Services have been significantly affected by deliberate fires: CDDFRS – 2695 deliberate fires (figures for the year ending December 2018) NFRS – has seen a 21.5% increase to...

Advanced Moves To A Bigger Office At Longbenton To Expand Its Business And Operations

North-east-based fire systems manufacturer, Advanced reaches a milestone in the construction and refit of its new £2M headquarters. As a pioneer in the design, development and manufacture of commercial fire detection systems, Advanced employs over 180 staff and services over sixty countries from bases in the UK, US, India and Dubai. The firm’s relocation from its existing four sites in Cramlington to one 48,000 sq. ft base in Balliol Business Park, Longbenton will allow the business...

Advanced Makes An AdSpecials Team To Provide Customers With Custom Fire Panels

For customers requiring custom fire panels, Advanced’s AdSpecials team will work with them to design and manufacture unique panels and control interfaces for its fire systems, whatever the installation challenge. Advanced has been building the easiest-to-use fire panels for nearly 20 years and has supplied AdSpecials all over the world. The company is highly skilled in meeting even the most complex of requests. “We offer a full turnkey service and will work with you to develop your...

Advanced Announces Investment To The Tune Of £1million In Its North-East HQ And Manufacturing Plant

North-East manufacturer, Advanced, has made a £1million investment in its corporate headquarters and manufacturing plant in North Tyneside.  The investment includes manufacturing facility improvements, equipment and an office design project that has delivered state-of-the-art offices, communications technology and social facilities to create new capacity and an engaging, modern office environment. Commercial fire detection systems specialist The investment comes as Advanced, a glob...

Advanced Fire Panels And Axis EN System Certified By FM Approvals To The EN 54 Standard

Axis EN and MxPro 5 fire panels from global fire systems leader, Advanced, have been certified by FM Approvals to the EN 54 standard, becoming the first UK-manufactured fire alarm control panels to attain this accreditation. The FM APPROVED diamond is one of the most prestigious certification marks in the world. It is issued by FM Approvals, a member of the FM Global Group, for products that adhere to the highest property conservation standards in quality, technical integrity and performance. I...

Advanced Organizes Advanced Thinking Campaign To Showcase Its Smoke Control And False Alarm Solution

The ‘Advanced Thinking’ campaign invites industry professionals to learn more about the Advanced approach, ethos and activity that has led to the development of some of its most well-known and recognizable products, including ground-breaking smoke control solution, DynamixSmoke, and highly specified false alarm management solution, AlarmCalm. The campaign will highlight how the manufacturer has tackled some of the industry’s biggest challenges through innovation. For example,...

Kent Fire and Rescue Service Aims To Make The Roads Safer With ‘Drive’ Campaign

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) as a member of the Safer Roads for Kent group, is on a mission to make the county’s roads safer. Over the last three years, firefighters have dealt with more than 3,350 crashes, many of which have involved vehicle cutting to free people trapped inside. Sadly a number of crashes have resulted in people dying or sustaining life-changing injuries, which also impact the lives of their families and friends. ‘Drive’ To Empower In a bid to reduce...

Vimpex’s Identifire TriTone Sounder Receives Certification From UL Laboratories

Vimpex’s Identifire TriTone sounder has recently been certified by UL Laboratories, an important move that marks a strategically important development for Vimpex. The UL brand is recognized worldwide as a mark of quality, safety and reliability and gives Vimpex the opportunity to expand further into more export markets. Managing Director, James Jones, says that “Vimpex’s selection of UL for certification to EN standards is an important part of the business’s strategy in...

FireFit Championships To Test Firefighters’ Fitness And Prowess To Take Place At INTERSCHUTZ 2020

Firefighters are physically fit. They have to be, to do the work they do. But the conditioning, skill and speed INTERSCHUTZ attendees can witness at the international FireFit Championships are in a league of their own. And now, for the very first time, the championships are coming to INTERSCHUTZ with an action-packaged program spanning all five show days, from 15 to 20 June 2019. "The FireFit Championships complement INTERSCHUTZ perfectly," commented Martin Folkerts, Global Director INTERSCHUTZ...

Detector Testers Launches New Solo 365 Adaptor To Test ASD Systems Alongside Smoke Detectors

Following its launch, the wide range of benefits offered by Solo 365 have been enjoyed by users around the world. Now, through the launch of a new adaptor, Solo 365 has even more to offer. Alongside testing smoke detectors, Solo 365 now has the ability to functionally test ASD systems. This is made possible through a specialist adaptor which is fitted to Solo 365 in place of the standard clear cup. Testing smoke detectors and ASD systems With the adaptor fitted and the ‘Delayed Start&rs...

Tyne And Wear Fire And Rescue Service Shares Its ‘Recipe For Disaster’ To Keep People Safe From Kitchen Fires

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) staff and volunteers are visiting busy shopping areas this week as part of a kitchen safety campaign. Firefighters were called to nearly 300 kitchen fires last year, with at least 91 people being injured. Now, the Service hopes to tackle this by sharing its tongue-in-cheek ‘Recipe for Disaster’, which lists ingredients and instructions for a dangerous blaze. Its aim is to make people think twice about staying safe while cooking, by drawi...

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