Fire Industry News for November 2017

Tall Buildings Fire Safety Conference 2018 will focus on future after Grenfell Tower tragedy

The conference will consider design and fire engineering in tall buildings and management and insurance of fire risk The tragedy at Grenfell Tower, along with several other similar fires in Tall Buildings around the World has highlighted the need for a review of fire safety practice, engineering, and risk management. The rate and complexity of Tall Building construction is increasing, and cities will house many more people in Tall Buildings. Firefighting in tall buildings T...

New book highlights the need for Fire Service to be revamped to cope with modern-day disasters

Fire and Rescue Services: Leadership and Management Perspectives is intended to be read with one eye to the future as well as the past A highly anticipated book charting the modern history of the Fire Service from 1997 to 2015 has been published, authored by Peter Murphy and Kirsten Greenhalgh from Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham. Past and future of Fire Service The book, Fire and Rescue Services: Leadership and Management Perspectives highlight...

Shanghai Smart Home Technology 2017 focussed on future industry progression

The concepts of ‘innovation’, ‘core technology’, ‘trends’ and ‘connectivity’ help illustrate future industry progression The third edition of Shanghai Smart Home Technology (SSHT) concluded on a bright note. The fair was held concurrently with Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology (SIBT) from 5 – 7 September 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai. Collectively, the two shows hosted 240 exhibitors...

The Duke of Kent visits Apollo Fire Detectors to commemorate 40 years of excellence

The royal visit and Apollo’s longstanding achievement in manufacturing excellence are documented by an official plaque His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent visited the headquarters of Apollo Fire Detectors in Havant, Hampshire last week to commemorate 40 years of excellence in UK manufacturing by the company. Official plaque During his visit, the Duke took a tour of the manufacturing facilities and met some of the engineers and assembly workers who are behind the award-...

Honeywell announces Xtralis VESDA-E VEA smoke detector is EN54-20 approved

Honeywell is bringing VESDA to areas where people congregate to ensure the very best fire prevention is available Honeywell has announced that the Xtralis VESDA-E VEA addressable aspirating smoke detector (ASD) is now EN54-20 approved. This brings the next generation of smoke detectors to European markets whilst potentially lowering the total cost of ownership by up to 60 per cent when compared to traditional detection techniques. Microbore tubes VEA actively and continuousl...

Pierce Saber Pumper purchased by Lafayette County Fire Department in Mississippi

The Pierce Saber serves as the benchmark in its class, and is among the industry’s most popular custom chassis Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has sold a Pierce® Saber® custom pumper equipped with a Ford 6.7L V-8 turbo diesel power train to the Lafayette County Fire Department located in Oxford, Mississippi, home of the University of Mississippi. The availability of the Ford power train on the Pierce Saber chassis was announced less th...

Advanced Lux Intelligent lighting system selected for National Mountain Sports Centre, Snowdonia

Advanced was chosen for the 216-year-old facility because of its ease of installation and the performance benefits it delivers Lux Intelligent, the leading emergency light testing system, has been specified to replace an obsolete system at Plas y Brenin, the National Mountain Sports Centre in the heart of Snowdonia. The Centre is the home of mountain sports, providing both residential and non-residential courses catering for all ages in a range of mountain and water sports....

Kentec Taktis protects luxury student accommodation in Durham, UK

Ernest Place is the perfect location for Kentec’s Taktis fire detection and alarm technology A dazzling new luxury student accommodation development in the heart of historic Durham is the perfect location for Kentec’s highly acclaimed Taktis fire detection and alarm technology. Modern student lifestyle Ernest Place, just 10 minutes away from the city’s vibrant centre and the university’s Durham city location, is a complex of 5 and 6-bed apartments and...

Secutech Thailand 2017 to focus on smart and safe city discussions in three-day fringe programme

Three-day fringe programme addresses topics in fire and safety, hotel, factory and public security Secutech Thailand is set to open to the trade from 16 – 18 November in Bangkok. To align with the local market demand and trends, the 2017 edition will reveal a complete blueprint of a smart and safe city to an estimated 15,000 trade visitors. More than 150 global brands and companies will feature various updated applications in smart factory, high-rise buildings, hotels, h...

Kentec Electronics will highlight fire control panel solutions at Intersec 2018

Kentec fire control panels are the first choice for many locations across the world Life Safety System Specialists Kentec Electronics, an independent fire control panel designer and manufacturer, will be highlighting its extensive, EN, UL & FM, Analogue & Extinguishant ranges of Fire Control Panel Solutions – the first choice for many safety critical, prestigious locations across the world. Kentec‘s comprehensive range of UL-listed, FM approved, Elite RS A...

Apollo to exhibit specialist marine fire detection products at Marintec China 2017

Visitors to Apollo's stand will see a selection of the latest developments in fire detection technology Apollo Fire Detectors, specialists in the design and manufacture of high quality fire detection products, will be exhibiting at Marintec China in Shanghai from 5th to 8th December 2017. With its 30-year history, it is co-organised by the Shanghai Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers, making Marintec China one of the most important trade shows in the marine sector....

13 fire safety tips to reduce risk of kitchen fires

Knowing the right fire safety tips will help one lower the risk of accidentally starting a fire Fire prevention may be something that many people don’t think about on a daily basis; however, most people are not aware of the real dangers fire poses, and why there are different measures they should take in order to ensure their own and their family's safety. Kitchen and fire facts By being aware of the little things, you can avoid being part of the scary statistics. To g...

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