Fire Industry News for June 2021

NFPA Provides Safety Guidance For Grilling And Outdoor Activities, Including Fireworks As Summer Officially Kicks Off

With summer officially here and COVID-19 restrictions loosening around the country, many people will look to grilling, cookouts, and other outdoor gatherings, including fireworks displays, to enjoy the warm weather. As the Fourth of July approaches, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is providing important reminders and guidelines for safely enjoying these activities. Reminders and Guidelines Make sure your gas grill is working properly Leaks or breaks are primarily a problem...

Euralarm Shares Fact Sheet To Increase Fire Safety By Understanding False Alarms

In the case of hazard warnings, it is possible that there are no signs of this hazard at the suspected location of the event. Such cases are also indicated as "false alarms". They occur in diverse environments and in connection with different procedures and technologies. In fire protection, false alarms occur in all alarm paths and are often discussed in the context of installed fire detection and fire alarm systems. False Alarms For some years now, the ratio of false alarms related to the nu...

NFPA 3D Artwork With Pop-Up Descriptions Showcases 125 Years Of Safety Incidents, Initiatives, And Influencers

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) invites safety professionals and practitioners, as well as the public, to peruse some of the most prominent issues, emerging threats, and forward-thinkers on display in a new, dynamic 3D artwork piece that was commissioned to celebrate the 125th anniversary of NFPA.  Authority Comment “How do you capture people’s attention and break through the clutter to tell a story that began 125 years ago, a story that evolves daily, tha...

Amthal Raises The Security Bar For Debenhams Ottaway

Amthal has worked closely with innovative law firm Debenhams Ottaway to design and install fire and security solutions for its commercial offices, and present ultimate site protection for its staff and visitors. Debenhams Ottaway is a multi-service law firm known for delivering outstanding client service and award-winning legal advice. They work with successful individuals, families, and businesses in Hertfordshire, London, and across the UK, helping them make the most of new possibilities or d...

C-TEC Appoints Andy Turner As New Business Development Manager

Life-safety-systems manufacturer, C-TEC, has appointed Andy Turner as its new Business Development Manager for System Sales. With over 25 years of experience in the fire industry including nine years as one of C-TEC’s Technical Fire Account Managers, Andy has a wealth of experience and is set to play a key role in identifying new business opportunities and assisting the company’s transition into a complete systems solutions provider. CAST protocol powered fire alarms Andy’s...

Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA Launches Dräger PSS AirBoss, The Next Generation In Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)

Dräger (Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA), a globally renowned company in the fields of medical and safety technology, has launched the Dräger PSS AirBoss, the next generation in Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) that provides firefighters and emergency service teams with the utmost in usability, safety, serviceability, and connectivity. It was officially launched at the global virtual DrägerUp 2021 event, where Dräger demonstrated how PSS AirBoss represents a digit...

NFPA Completes Election Of Board Of Directors

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) completed the election of its current slate of directors, including one new member, during the organization’s virtual annual meeting this week. Amy Acton, a burn survivor, former burn nurse, and nurse manager, and CEO of the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, is serving her second year of a two-year term as chair. Acton became the second female chair of the NFPA Board in the organization’s 125-year history last year. Affirmed Officer...

What Are The Water Supply Options For Stationary Extinguishing Systems?

In Germany, VdS CEA 4001 specifies which type of water supply is permissible for firefighting systems. Basically, the amount of water to be stored depends on the risk, the application rate and covered area, and the operating time of the extinguishing system. It must be ensured that the selected water supply is not rendered inoperative or impaired by frost, drought, flooding, or other circumstances. Furthermore, the water must be clean enough to prevent blockages in the piping and nozzles. Wate...

Hybrid And Electric Fire Vehicles Coming To A Department Near You

Local governments in the U.S. are embracing electric and hybrid vehicles in a big way, and many states have implemented incentives to promote adoption of the futuristic technologies. However, fire department vehicles and apparatus are yet to embrace the transition, largely because vehicles were not available that both meet the needs of firefighters and provide environmental advantages. However, fire vehicle technology is farther along the electric and hybrid path than some people realize. Elect...

NFPA To Host Community Risk Reduction: Insights Into Action, A One-day Online Program

On Tuesday, July 20, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is hosting “Community Risk Reduction: Insights into Action,” a one-day program that focuses on the issues fire departments and other public safety officials often face in mitigating safety risks, along with solutions, tools, and strategies to address those challenges. The program is part of the association’s virtual 125th Anniversary Conference Series, which replaces the traditional in-person 2021 NFPA C...

EPA Research Examines Impact Of Wildfires On Environment And Human Health

While wildfires can be beneficial and necessary for some species and ecosystems, there are various negative impacts on our air, water, and land, as well as, subsequent impacts for human health. Given the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) mission to protect human health and the environment, the EPA’s Wildland Fire Research focuses on the impacts these fires have on human health and ecosystems. Examining ambient air quality EPA researchers are examining the worsening of a...

AEI Cables Safety Campaign On Code Of Practice For Category 3 Fire Performance Cables Gets Fire Industry Support

The fire safety industry is widely welcoming the campaign by AEI Cables to highlight the importance of using only approved cabling in signal and control equipment. The company has been advising the industry of the requirements under the revised version of the Code of Practice for Category 3 fire performance cables. The systems powered by these cables, including smoke and heat extraction systems, assist fire services in firefighting and a safe evacuation in the case of life safety. AEI Cables&r...

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