Fire Industry News for July 2019

FLIR Systems Enhances Griffin G510 Portable GC-MS Chemical Detector To Speed Up Real-Time Chemical Threat Confirmation

FLIR Systems, Inc. has announced the availability of multiple enhancements to its Griffin G510 portable GC-MS chemical detector to help responders analyze and identify drugs, chemical agents, and other toxic substances faster and more effectively during field operations. Major new features on the G510 give users access to an expanded onboard drug library, as well as a new quick-search capability for chemicals and hazardous substances. To optimize response time, a new ‘Method Selector Wiza...

Sepura Radios Used By Tylosand Lifeguards To Ensure Public Safety On The Beach

Tylosand is one of Sweden’s most popular beaches and during the summer there can be more than 40,000 visitors on the beach every day. They were the first beach in Sweden to have lifeguards patrolling its shores as early as 1958. While most visitors enjoy their summer on the beach, at times guests may find themselves in a difficult situation. The lifeguard’s on Tylosand beach operate on a completely voluntary basis, patrolling the beaches daily throughout Summer ensuring the public&r...

Magirus Arranges Guided Site Tour For Ronja Kemmer, A Member Of The German Parliament

Ronja Kemmer, member of the German parliament, visited the mutual Magirus and Iveco site in Ulm, in June. During a personal conversation with Marc Diening, President & CEO of Magirus, she showed great interest in the Ulm-based company with its long-standing tradition and was duly impressed by the upcoming developments in the field of firefighting and disaster protection: “The world of fire and rescue services is also in transition. Seeing the opportunities that arise for Magirus in Ge...

Tyne And Wear Fire And Rescue Service Commended As A Good Service In All Three Areas By HMICFRS

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has published its inspection report on Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS). TWFRS was graded as Good in all three areas inspected. HMICFRS looked at how effectively and efficiently the Service prevents and protects the public from, and responds to, fires and other emergencies. It also examined how well they look after the people. In its summary the HMICFRS stated: “Overall, we commend Tyne...

Byker Firefighters Commended By TWFRS’ Chief Fire Officer Chris Lowther For Rescuing Woman On River Tyne

Byker firefighters have been commended by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service Chief Fire Officer Chris Lowther for their lifesaving actions on the River Tyne. Crews were dispatched to the quayside at around 5am on Sunday May 5 after receiving reports of a woman threatening to jump from the Tyne Bridge. During their journey to the River Tyne, they received an update confirming that she had jumped into the water. Locating woman using thermal imaging camera When the crews arrived at the pontoo...

Sepura Wins In Multiple Categories At Critical Communications Awards Held At CCW2019

Sepura has received recognition from the critical communications industry by winning three awards at the 2019 Critical Communications Awards held at CCW. Sepura won ‘Best Use of Critical Communications in Vertical Markets’ for their installation of STP8X radios and applications at Shell’s refinery plant in Singapore. Awards won by Sepura at CCW2019 In addition, Sepura was recognized for their implementation of a full site communications system at Heathrow Airport walking awa...

Navistar Announces Plans To Make Investment To The Tune Of US$ 125 Million In The US State Of Alabama

Navistar, globally renowned maker of commercial trucks and buses, has decided to make capital investments of approximately US$ 125 million in new and expanded manufacturing facilities in the state of Alabama, the company has announced. The investment will bring 145 additional jobs to the company's Huntsville facility. Big-bore powertrains The company, Navistar Inc. which is also a global manufacturer of international brand diesel engines at its plant in Huntsville, plans to make the new invest...

Sepura Launches Over The Air Programming (OTAP) Capability At Critical Communications World 2019

Sepura is showcasing its new Over the Air Programming (OTAP) capability at Critical Communications World 2019 in Kuala Lumpur. TETRA radio fleets Developed to support easier management and upgrade of TETRA radio fleets, Over the Air Programming enables remote updates and upgrades of software and features on Sepura’s latest SC Series of radios through Wi-Fi connectivity. Fleet Managers face logistical headaches having to collect radios back from sites to install radio upgrades in the tra...

Councillor Tony Taylor Appointed New Chair Of Tyne And Wear Fire Authority

At Annual General Meeting of the Tyne and Wear Fire Authority, Councillor Tony Taylor was appointed as the new Chair. Tony has been a Councillor for Washington East in Sunderland since 2014 and is employed locally as a clamp truck driver. Tony has been a member of the Fire Authority since May 2018, and replaces the previous Chair, Barry Curran. Commenting on his appointment, Tony said: “I am delighted to have been appointed Chair of the Fire Authority. This is a new era for the fire servi...

BAE System Unveils Its High-Tech New VPS Suite, 360 Multi-Function Vehicle Protection (MVP) Sensor

Globally renowned defense, aerospace and security company, BAE Systems announced unveiling its 360 Multi-function Vehicle Protection (MVP) Sensor as part of the company’s integrated vehicle protection system (VPS) suite. The 360 MVP Sensor provides enhanced visibility even in dark and dull light settings, situational awareness, threat warning, and effective counter measures deployment to protect armored vehicles and crews. 360 Multi-function VPS The company, BAE Systems say that their 36...

Swedish Police Announce Renewing Agreement With Swedish Radio Supply For TETRA Vehicle Terminals

At the end of March 2019, the Swedish Police announced Swedish Radio Supply as supplier of Rakel TETRA handheld terminals. An agreement which extends for two years with an option to further extend for another two years. Sepura and Swedish Radio Supply have announced that the Swedish Police also selected Swedish Radio Supply as the continued supplier of vehicle terminals for the next two years, also with an option for extension for another two years. Sepura TETRA devices Since the Swedish Polic...

Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad Upgrades To TETRA Hand Portable Devices With Sepura SC2 Series TETRA Radios

Following their initial integration of a TETRA system across the four airports in 2012, MAHB has decided to upgrade their hand-portable devices to the latest in TETRA technology, to enable further efficiency gains from the use of data applications. Sepura SC2 series radios The SC2 series radios are built for noisy environments such as airports, providing MAHB with clear communications whatever the weather, or air traffic levels. The SC2 series hand-portable radios are resilient, intelligent an...

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