Fire Industry News for May 2021

High Holiday Road Travel Predictions Prompt IAFF, IAFC, NFPA, And NVFC To Remind Responders And Others About Unique Electric Vehicle Safety Considerations

According to AAA, more than 9 in 10 Memorial Day travelers will drive to their destinations this year. The advocate for safe mobility predicts a 52 percent increase in vehicle travel this Memorial Day weekend over last year and reports that 34 million Americans are planning to take road trips now that COVID-19 restrictions are loosening up. In the interest of public and responder safety, leading fire service organizations are reminding firefighters, EMS providers, and roadside service provide...

AEI Cables Secures Multi-Million Dollars Sky City Contract At Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA)

AEI Cables has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to supply low voltage power and fire performance cables to the prestigious Sky City project at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). The supply of the cables for power, control and fire performance for the commercial and retail sector of the site starts in September and will continue, until early next year. AEI Cables will work in partnership with its long-term Hong Kong distributor, Fordex Electric Company Limited for the project lo...

Registrations Have Opened For The 2021 NVFC Recruitment & Retention Experience

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) will host its inaugural Recruitment and Retention Experience on September 17-18, 2021, in Cleveland, OH. This interactive educational and networking conference is open to all volunteer firefighters and EMS providers nationwide, with sessions targeted toward department leadership and recruitment officers. Registration for the same has begun as space is limited. Safety and Health focused conferences The NVFC Recruitment and Retention Experience builds...

Detector Testers On Are The Solo Poles Too Long?

For years, the red Solo access poles have been used by engineers to access detectors in order to carry out functional testing. For most this is achieved using the original 4 sections telescopic pole – but could a shorter pole also be useful? As part of some recent research into how the access poles are used and rated, Detector Testers learned that for many engineers the typical height of most detectors they test is up to 5 meters. Pole with Custom-Designed Bag While still a significant...

Rosenbauer Launches Compact, Portable, And Highly Effective RFC POLY Portex

Just as compact as a conventional fire extinguisher or stirrup pump, but with a much higher extinguishing power: The RFC POLY Portex portable CAFS fire extinguisher is also highly versatile thanks to its practical accessories.In the event of a fire alarm in a public building, at the fire watch of a large event, or for smaller firefighting operations: with the RFC POLY Portex one is not only on scene quickly, but one also has plenty of extinguishing power available when it matters. The CAFS fir...

Nittan “2 For 1 Deal” On Tech Support In Busy Periods

For many years, the Nittan Technical Support line has been an essential first point of contact for many customers, and even more so with recent social distancing rules meaning engineers were often alone on site and in need of manufacturer support and guidance.To cope with this recent higher call rate, they have now increased the support available, with two dedicated members of the team picking up direct Tech Support calls, and always happy to support customers in their hour of need. To help p...

NVFC Partners With CSU To Support Volunteer Responders By Offering Two Scholarships To NVFC Members

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and Columbia Southern University (CSU) are partnering for the 13th year to support volunteer responders by offering two scholarships to NVFC members to help them further their education in the fire and emergency services. Each scholarship will cover up to 60 credit hours towards one online degree program. CSU offers a wide range of accredited degree programs, including fire science, fire administration, occupational safety and health, and more. The uni...

KIMTEK Unveils Large Capacity Firelite® FDHP-303-300 Brush Truck Skid Unit

KIMTEK has added a large capacity model to its brush truck series skid unit lineup. The new Series FIRELITE® FDHP-303-300 skid unit is desired by departments needing larger water capacity, affordable brush truck units with Darley Davey Pumps. To additionally meet departments' specific needs, KIMTEK offers the new 300 gallon model in options that include a patient transport area that can hold a longboard or stokes basket or accommodate other optional items that can be added such as storage b...

Euralarm Releases Annual Report 2020-2021

Euralarm has released its Annual Report 2020-2021. The report follows the structure of Euralarm, every section and committee of the association summarising their activities over the previous year and, where appropriate, providing forecasts and plans for the future. This year the Annual Report is available as E-book enabling the reader to view the Annual Report online. A copy of the Annual Report can be downloaded from the companies website.  

Chubb Fire & Security On Fire Extinguishers – The First Line of Defense

Portable fire extinguishers play a vital role in preventing a fire from becoming a major conflagration. Indeed, the guidance notes of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (FSO) references this very point, stating how the safe use of an appropriate fire extinguisher to control a fire in its early stages significantly reduces the risk to people and property. In fact, according to the Fire Industry Association (FIA), almost 90% of workplace fires are successfully fought with a fire extinguishe...

International Falls Fire Department Quickly Extinguishes Wildfire On The Shore Of Minnesota’s Rainy Lake

Northern Minnesota’s International Falls Fire Department (IFFD), together with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, quickly extinguished a dangerous wildfire on the shore of Rainy Lake. On May 18th, amid elevated fire danger conditions and high winds, the fire jumped across open water from Frank Island to Voyageurs National Park on the U.S. mainland, but those responding swiftly extinguished it with help from a new Lake Assault Boats fireboat. Fireboat stationed on rainy lake...

NFPA To Host Keeping You Informed: The Big Wide World Of Building And Life Safety On Tuesday, June 22 As Part Of 125th Anniversary Conference Series

On Tuesday, June 22, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is hosting “Keeping You Informed: The Big Wide World of Building and Life Safety”, a one-day program that addresses some of today’s leading building and life safety issues, opportunities, and challenges. The program is part of the association’s virtual 125th Anniversary Conference Series, which replaces the traditional in-person 2021 NFPA Conference & Expo and runs from May 2021 through M...

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