Fire Industry News for June 2017

Dr. Simon Bennett of University of Leicester makes case for ‘wide-ranging’ investigation for Grenfell Tower

History demonstrates a link between a public inquiry's impact and its terms of reference A University of Leicester expert in security and disaster management has welcomed the Government’s announcement of a public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, arguing that history has shown that public-spirited officials can be successful in holding those responsible to account. Making case for ‘wide-ranging’ investigation Dr. Simon Bennett, Director of the Civil Saf...

Amthal Fire & Security upgrades Orion Primary School's fire safety and security solutions

Amthal has worked directly with the school to update its refuge alarms, disabled emergency control and fire safety systems The Orion Primary School is working directly with Amthal Fire & Security to create bespoke fire safety and security solutions at its new and growing site, to protect pupils and staff, inside and outside the classroom. The Orion Primary School is part of a federation of two schools that forms a large learning community. In 2014, it moved to its current...

The Emergency Services Show 2017 to display fleet solutions from over 400 organisations

Emergency and rescue vehicles of virtually every type will be on display throughout the indoor and outdoor exhibition areas Vehicles and vehicle equipment for the Emergency Services and allied organisations will be prominent among the displays of more than 400 organisations exhibiting at The Emergency Services Show, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham on 20 and 21 September. The UK’s biggest emergency services event, the show is the perfect place to research the latest p...

Local Government Association statement on cladding tests

Councils are contacting residents living in tower blocks and working with fire services to establish what action needs to be taken "This is clearly an unsettling time for communities whose cladding samples have already come back as combustible or who are awaiting test results. We have been assured that tests on cladding samples are being processed so results should be back quickly.” Evacuation concern "Councils are contacting residents living in tower blocks whose...

Navies train crew members on automated solutions and damage control procedures at Naval Damage Control 2017

Training maximises automated solutions allowing crew members to trust technology and stay operational at sea for longer Navies are now increasingly reliant on automated systems to fulfil the roles crew used to perform including fire prevention, detection and on-board leaks. Driven in part by reductions in manning levels, automated systems are also being implemented to reduce the risk of harm to crew during onboard emergencies. We are seeing several new ships commissioned and...

Advanced Axis EN panels deployed by Cosmote mobile network operator, Greece

All seven floors are now protected by an Advanced Axis EN fire system An intelligent fire system from Advanced is now protecting one of the most prominent buildings in Greece’s second city, Thessaloniki. Founded in 1998, Cosmote is the largest mobile network operator in Greece, and the company’s complex in the centre of Thessaloniki houses its offices and data centre for the whole of northern Greece. The five-storey building has two basement levels, and all seven f...

Apollo SOTERIA fire detectors range installed at Marchwood Junior School

A total of 90 SOTERIA devices were installed at the school, with a panel from Advanced Staff and pupils at Marchwood Junior School, near Southampton, are benefitting from the reliability and innovation of the new SOTERIA range from Apollo Fire Detectors in an installation which marks the range’s first educational application. With nearly 300 pupils aged 7–11, Marchwood Junior School is housed within a uniquely designed building which was built in the 1980s and ref...

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service fines York Landlord £7,000 for serious fire safety issues

The fire alarm and detection system had not been tested, serviced, and maintained as it should have On the 4th September 2016, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a report of a fire at flats on Fulford Road in York. During the incident, which had been caused by an electrical fault near to the fuse board, fire officers found that the fire alarm and detection system provided for the two flats and communal hallway was not working. Further investigation found th...

Amthal designs and upgrades JPA Furniture’s fire safety and security solutions

Amthal designed and installed a fire alarm and security system for JPA Furniture around working hours to minimise disruption Contract furniture specialists JPA Furniture has returned to its security roots, looking to Amthal to design, install and maintain a bespoke fire safety solution for the benefit of its staff and visitors. JPA Furniture initially used Amthal to create a bespoke CCTV system for its head office before requesting the fire and security specialist takeove...

EPISECC demonstrates information technology enabling interoperability between public safety agencies for Pan-European crisis and disaster management

The collaborative project to enhance European public safety showcases innovative information technology At the Civil Protection Center in Palmanova, Italy, the research project EPISECC1, funded by the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme FP7, demonstrated innovative information technology to enable interoperability between public safety agencies. The electronic information exchange between these stakeholders will aide them in response to large disasters, such...

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