Fire Industry News for October 2019

Avon’s Mates Matter Campaign Get Supports From The Bristol Bears And Bath Rugby Teams

Bristol Bears and Bath Rugby have put their local rivalry aside to support Avon Fire & Rescue Service’s (AF&RS) new water safety campaign - #MatesMatter. The move comes as AF&RS hopes to half the number of water fatalities in the Service area by 2026. More than 260 people died in British waterways last year, more than those who died in fires, and the Service has been called to 66 water-related incidents in the last two years, with six fatalities. To tackle this, AF&RS are...

TETRA Two-Way Radios Play A Crucial Role In Aiding Emergency Rescue Services Carry Out A Coordinated Response

According to the Government, the key function for UKSAR services is to “ensure a coordinated response to emergencies in order to search for, rescue and recover those missing or in distress or potential distress on land, sea and shore line areas, including tidal and inland waters and to coordinate those actions”. Coordinated rescue operations The Police (including the National Police Air Service), Fire & Rescue Services (including Flood Rescue and Urban SAR units), Ambulances Se...

North Yorkshire Police And North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Partner On Drones For Fire Rescue Ops

From the 16th October 2019 we will be able to request North Yorkshire Police’s drones to assist us at incident scenes. Thermal imaging drones North Yorkshire Police have been using drones since 2018 to assist with searches, examining crime scenes and at road traffic collisions. The drones use thermal imaging technology and are able to take photographs and videos. They were used earlier this year to assist us at a large fire in a workshop in Northallerton. Group Manager Mark Naylor from...

NSAI 1997 Award From The National Standards Of Ireland Presented To Declan Kelly From Apex Fire

Declan Kelly, Managing Director of Apex Fire has been awarded with the NSAI 1997 Award from the National Standards of Ireland. This award is in recognition of exceptional dedication and significant contribution towards standards development both in Ireland and Europe. Declan, who has recently celebrated 30 years with the Moyne Roberts Group is a representative at CE NTC70 for the NSAI which is the European Committee for Standardization Technical Committees on fire products and safety standards...

Door & Hardware Federation Shows Support For Fire Door Safety Week By Organizing Fire Door Safety Seminars

Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) is demonstrating its continuing support for Fire Door Safety Week by holding a series of free fire door safety seminars. The national awareness safety campaign, which took place between 23-29 September 2019, was launched in 2013 in response to a legacy of fire door neglect and aims to increase the public’s understanding of the role that fire doors play in protecting life and property. It is led by high-profile organizations such as the British Woodwork...

Pierce Manufacturing Unveils Ultra Highrise Pumper At China Fire 2019

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced that it has introduced the new Pierce Ultra Highrise Pumper (UHRP) at China Fire 2019 (Booth E2-9), in Beijing on October 16. Pierce Ultra Highrise Pumper China’s continued urbanization and economic growth, including the development of buildings reaching extraordinary heights, have led to a critical need for advanced fire protection throughout many provinces. With its first high-rise test UL certified, Pierce’s ne...

Control Staff Recruitment Campaign By Avon Fire & Rescue Service Encourages People To Aspire Firefighter Control Jobs

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) will be encouraging people to consider a new career when it opens applications for new Control Staff this month. Aspiring Firefighter Control will be able to start the application process from early October 21st as the service looks for the brightest and best to take part in a training school in February 2020. The successful candidates will provide a vital service to the community by dealing with 999 calls ranging from house fires to serious road traff...

Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC’s Hazard Note 65 Suggests Retention Strategies For SES Volunteers

Hazard Note 65 covers research that is providing insights and data nationally to help to develop new recruitment and retention strategies for SES volunteers. Findings show that volunteers deeply value their connection to their unit, derive meaning from both positive and negative emotional experiences, and sometimes have vague expectations about emergency services volunteering. Findings Of The Research Managing the expectations of volunteers is not a simple task; some volunteers have too few e...

Euralarm Study Considers False Fire Alarms, Their Causes And Prevention

The biggest causes of false fire alarms are older technology and systems that are improperly designed and/or not maintained. Modern technology, proper design and regular maintenance can minimize false alarms. Systems over 15 to 20 years old do not have the technical means to handle deceptive phenomena. Proper planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance should be provided by firms certified for such work as defined in the European Standard EN 16763 Services for fire alarm and s...

Amthal Appoints Mick Byron As The Business Development Manager To Support Its Sales Team

Specialist in advanced electronic fire and security solutions, Amthal has expanded its team with the appointment of Mick Byron to Business Development Manager. The newly established role within the company will help to support the sales and commercial teams, in their drive to maximize opportunities to promote and progress the business. Mick will strategically coordinate plans to move forward and develop channels and relationships, in line with an ever growing smart product installation portfoli...

Drones Can Travel Farther To Offer Faster Help For Cardiac Patients

Drones can help save lives by delivering rescue equipment to the site of a medical emergency minutes faster than the arrival of emergency personnel. A recent trial of the technology in Ontario, Canada, demonstrated its value while expanding the capabilities to longer distances at even faster times. Automated external defibrillators The trial in the county of Renfrew used 4G LTE cellular connectivity to enable beyond-visual-line-of-site (BVLOS) drones to deliver automated external defibrillator...

PPE Designers To Develop Innovative Solutions For Firefighters With Maximum Protection And Comfort

Across the world, fire and rescue services vary greatly, and each will have their own unique circumstances and challenges to deal with. Firefighters in the USA and Australia are more likely to face wildland fires, whilst in the Middle East, firefighters deal more regularly with transport related fires involving hazardous materials. In many European countries, less than 10% of call-outs are fire related at all, with firefighters much more likely to attend traffic accidents, medical emergencies o...

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