Fire Industry News for November 2013

WAGNER TITANUS PRO•SENS Air Sampling Smoke Detection Installed At UK’s Tesco Distribution Centre

Wagner's ASD ensures rapid response to fire condition, protecting staff and the valuable logistics operation WAGNER UK’s TITANUS PRO•SENS Air Sampling Smoke Detection (ASD) systems were chosen to provide advanced fire detection for Tesco’s latest 500,000 sq. ft. distribution centre in Dagenham, Essex. The project was designed and installed by Leader Systems, who has completed the majority of fire alarm system installations in these latest generation Tesco dis...

Wessex Fire & Security Welcomes James McWilliams As New Service Manager

James McWilliams is highly experienced within the industry and is focused on maintaining high standards Wessex Fire & Security has appointed a new Service Manager to help strengthen and develop its growing maintenance and service operation. James McWilliams is highly experienced within the industry and has spent a number of years working overseas in the Middle East. He will head a team of 36 at the company’s service department that is increasing in size as the firm...

Hochiki Europe Announces The Launch Of Its Three New Fire Detection Sensor Devices

Hochiki's new ALN-EN, ATJ-EN and ACC-EN devices have features that reduce false and unwanted alarms Hochiki Europe, the leading manufacturer of innovative life safety solutions, has announced the launch of three new sensors, which take fire detection to the next level of performance and reliability. The new ALN-EN, ATJ-EN and ACC-EN devices have a number of innovative features that improve functionality and reduce false and unwanted alarms – making them the most intelli...

Aico Installs Ei160RC Series Smoke And Heat Alarm At Dacorum Borough Council

Aico’s Ei160RC Series incorporates advanced suppression and calibration technology to reduce false alarms Dacorum Borough Council in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire is fitting Aico mains-powered Ei160RC Series smoke and heat alarms across its 10,500 strong property portfolio as part of its rewiring programme. The Council has been fitting Aico smoke alarms for eight years, originally within its sheltered housing schemes, but has found the alarms to be so cost-effectiv...

Apollo Fire Detectors To Showcase Its Fire Detection Products At Intersec 2014 In Dubai

Apollo will also use the show to highlight its 15 fire detection products that have been independently evaluated World-leading independent fire detector manufacturer, Apollo Fire Detectors, will showcase its tried, tested and trusted range of fire detection products at Intersec 2014 (Dubai, 19 – 21 January 2014). Visitors to Apollo’s stand (Hall 1, Stand 502F) will have the opportunity to find out about the company’s extensive product and service offering in...

Wessex Group Staff Raises Funds For Children In Need Charity

Wessex’s staff donned eye-catching garb in homage to the popular character from “Where’s Wally” Staff at the Wessex Group made £475 for Children In Need - by being Wallies! They donned the eye-catching garb in homage to the popular character from the “Where’s Wally” children’s books. Bosses at the company based in Shaftesbury, Dorset, encouraged workers by donating £5 to the cause for every Wally who turned up. The...

Tyco Announces Acquisition Of Westfire

The acquisition enhances Tyco's service capabilities in the mining industry in Chile Tyco announced recently the acquisition of Westfire, Inc., a leader in special-applications fire protection services with operations in the United States, Chile and Peru. Westfire provides critical special-hazard suppression and detection applications in mining, telecommunications and other vertical markets. Their full range of fire protection services includes hazard analysis, as well as sys...

Pierce Receives Order From DeKalb County Fire And Rescue Department For Arrow XT Custom Pumpers

The Arrow XT pump is the department’s first purchase of Pierce apparatus Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation company, received an order for nine Pierce® Arrow XT™ custom pumpers from the DeKalb County Fire and Rescue Department in Georgia. This is the department’s first purchase of Pierce apparatus. The vehicles will be delivered beginning in early 2014. “Through our regular competitive bid process, Pierce came in a little higher in terms...

Hochiki Introduces Its Hybrid Wireless Fire Detection-The Standards & Technologies CPD Training Course

The course provides an overview of what is required when installing hybrid wireless fire detection systems Hochiki Europe, the leading manufacturer of innovative life safety solutions, has announced the introduction of its latest Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course, Hybrid Wireless Fire Detection - The Standards & Technologies. Designed for M&E contractors and consultants, architects and end users, the course provides an overview of what is required w...

Fike TWINFLEX Smart 2-wire Fire Detection System Saves Lives In Blackpool Apartment Fire

The Fike system instantly raised the alarm, ensuring a fast and safe evacuation of all the tenants Significant structural fire damage and potential loss of life have been avoided following the fast and orderly evacuation of a block of 5 apartments in Blackpool, UK, following a fire. One of the tenants returned home after a night out and prepared some food. They then fell asleep and the kitchen area caught fire. The Fike TWINFLEX smart 2-wire fire detection system instantly ra...

Fire Service Stay Active Challenge To Improve And Maintain Wellbeing Of Fire Fighters In The UK

Starting early next year, teams from fire services nationwide will be challenged to increase their daily activity levels Comparatively, how healthy is the Fire Service? Not very, according to a Government-sponsored review published in 2012. The report states that of 24,272 firefighters tested for the rate of oxygen consumed during exercise, 2,890 failed to achieve healthy levels. No organisation depends on the health and wellbeing of its employees more than the Fire Service....

Sprue Safety Products Welcomes Government Review Of Current Regulations On Carbon Monoxide

Gas Safe Register estimates that one in three Britons don't check carbon monoxide appliances annually Home safety products specialist, Sprue Safety Products, has welcomed this week’s announcement in the House of Lords that there will be a Government review of current regulations on carbon monoxide (CO), with particular focus on the safety of tenants in rented accommodation. Responding to a question from Barnoness Finlay of Llandraff, Communities and Local Government Min...

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