Fire Industry News for October 2021

When Pink Foam Isn’t Always The Answer: Retaining Fire Integrity In A Fire Wall

Working in the electrical world, it’s sometimes necessary to create a penetration or hole in a fire wall, in order to install cabling for services. Something we often see is that these holes aren’t sealed correctly after installation, in order to ensure the fire wall retains its fire integrity. Fire rated foam, often simply referred to as pink foam, is a common tool in a fire safety specialist or electrician’s toolbox, but this isn’t always the product to reach, for when...

NFPA Releases Fact Sheet Summarizing Key Points Within New Fire Safety In The U.S. Since 1980 Research Report

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released a new fact sheet highlighting some of the key takeaways in Fire in the United States Since 1980, Through the Lens of the NFPA Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem, a seminal research report that was released earlier this year. The new at-a-glance resource conveys key insights from the 63-page report so that fire and life safety professionals can quickly see the progress that has been made over the decades since the America Burning repo...

The Importance Of Fire Protection To Minimize Damage After Natural Disasters

There is a lot of studies and authority actions to have better responses after a natural disaster, including risk management, awareness, and preparedness especially in areas where there is a higher probability or risk of a disaster occurring. Lack of risk management policies There are countries around the world with strong policies and high investment in risk management, nevertheless, fire protection of buildings, critical infrastructure, industrial sites, and key parts of the supply chain of...

Rosenbauer's First Electric Aerial Ladder

Rosenbauer is working vigorously on expanding the electric vehicle fleet for fire departments. After the RT tank firefighting vehicle and a logistics vehicle, the first L32A-XS aerial ladder is now also being electrified.   The top priority of the development engineers is to make the electric aerial ladder just as functional, powerful, and reliable as the proven standard aerial ladder and to ensure the same ease of operation, serviceability, and spare parts availability.   That's w...

Latest NFPA “Fire Loss In The U.S.” Report Shows 8 Percent Increase In U.S. Fires From 2019 To 2020

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released findings from its latest “Fire Loss in the U.S.” report, which shows that the total number of U.S. fires overall rose eight percent from 2019 to 2020. While some year-to-year fluctuation is normal, this increase reflects a far from typical year due to the pandemic. “In 2020, more people were working and studying at home, commuting far less, and spending more time socializing outside,” said Lorraine Carli, Vice...

NSI Approved Companies Recognized For FSA Best Fire & Security Project Award

The ECA Industry Awards, which recognizes the accomplishments of ECA members and other representatives from across the electrotechnical and engineering services industry, was held on 22 October at the London Hilton Bankside hotel hosted by TV presenter, Steph McGovern.  NSI once again sponsored the FSA Best Fire & Security Project Award and two NSI approved companies received industry recognition for this category - Darke & Taylor Ltd (winners) and Network Security & Alarms Ltd...

Hochiki’s Fire Detection And Life Safety System Installed At The Historic Corte Regia Relais And Spa Hotel

Located in the picturesque village of Borghetto di Valeggio sul Mincio, Italy, the Corte Regia Relais and Spa overlooks the river Mincio, with views across to the imposing Scaliger Castle and the Visconteo Bridge, and a short journey to Lake Garda. For its guests, this hotel is an escape from the outside world and is famed for providing a relaxing experience. Corte Regia Relais and Spa hotel In 2020, the Corte Regia Relais and Spa hotel underwent a massive transformation, with the renovation o...

Fire Industry Association’s FIM Expo Becomes A Huge Success In Belfast

With 20 exhibitors and 180 delegates, FIM Expo offered an excellent opportunity for networking and conversations with individuals from all sectors of the fire industry. This event's exhibitors were: Advanced - Emergency Lighting, Advanced, Aico, Apollo, C-Tech, Drax360, Eurotech Fire Sytems, FFE Group, Everlux, Fireco, Firepro, Global Fire Equipment, Hochiki, Honeywell Morely, Hyfire, Kentec, Nittan UK, Tio Fire Safety, Vimpex, Wagner. Meeting influential people In addition to this, it was fa...

Why The Fire Service Has A Key Role To Play In Flood Risk Management?

A 2015 survey found that globally firefighters are the most trusted profession worldwide. The fire service provides a vital role during flood events, rescuing members of the public, who may be trapped in their homes, pumping out flooded properties, and recovering stranded vehicles. However, many would not require this assistance, if they had been better prepared prior to a flood. And such preparation could help free up emergency services resources for others. Extreme rainfall and flooding Mor...

Motor Fuel Shortages Lead To Hoarding And Accompanying Fire Risks

When a shortage of truck drivers resulted in empty motor fuel pumps in the United Kingdom, long queues formed and many motorists began panic buying. The situation induced motorists to hoard fuel, a practice that brings with it a long list of fire risks. Many fire departments in the United Kingdom provided stern warnings of the dangers. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service advised anyone looking to store petrol at home to follow correct storage protocols. Hoarding additional quantities North Yo...

Argus Spectrum's New Life Safety System Installed In The Historic And Beautiful Corte Regia Relais & Spa

Located in the picturesque village of Borghetto di Valeggio sul Mincio, Italy, the Corte Regia Relais and Spa overlooks the river Mincio, with views across to the imposing Scaliger Castle and the Visconteo Bridge and a short journey to Lake Garda. For its guests, this hotel is an escape from the outside world and is famed for providing a relaxing experience. Renovation project In 2020 the hotel underwent a massive transformation with the renovation of historical barns originally built in ci...

NFPA Releases Free, Self-Paced Online Training For Fire Service Drone Administrators And Operators

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released a free, engaging online training program to help more than 29,000 fire departments in the United States improve existing public safety drone programs and establish new drone initiatives. Small-unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), or drones, have made a rapid transition from hobbyist toys to serious life-saving tools in recent years. Recognizing that drones can support public safety preparedness efforts and supplement emergency response...

Detector Testers November Webinars Open For Registration

In addition to two of our own webinars, we’re also running a compliant testing session in partnership with Carrier and joining forces with Apollo as they run their latest ‘Service, Test and Maintenance’ webinar.  All these webinars are scheduled for November and are available to book now. Testing Single & Multi-sensor Detectors – in partnership with Carrier A session dedicated to customers of Carrier, providing detailed training on the testing of all de...

Bosch Building Technologies Plans To Acquire Protec Fire To Expand Their Business Operations

Bosch Building Technologies plans to acquire Protec Fire and Security Group Ltd., headquartered in Nelson, UK – one of the system integrators for security and fire detection technology with an innovative product portfolio. Corresponding agreements were signed by Bosch and Protec on October 22, 2021. Protec employs around 1,100 employees at its nine European locations in the UK and the Netherlands and generated sales of GBP 125 million (around 142 million Euro) in the fiscal year 2021 acco...

Dräger Earns A Position On The NFCC Emergency Response Equipment Framework Agreement

Dräger has earned a place on the Emergency Response Equipment and Associated Services Framework agreement C00268, awarded by the NFCC Fire Commercial Transformation Program along with the contracting Authority West Midlands Fire Service. Thermal imaging camera equipment supplied by Dräger, a pioneer in the fields of safety and technology, will now be available to the National Fire Chiefs Council’s (NFCC) through its Emergency Response Equipment (ERE) framework, with the company...

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Reminds Everyone To Keep Fire Safety Top-Of-Mind During Halloween Celebrations

Halloween is a peak time of the year for spooky celebrations and activities, but it also presents some truly scary fire safety hazards. As the holiday nears, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is encouraging everyone to take simple precautions that can help ensure the holiday remains festively fun. “It is exciting to be able to trick or treat, wear costumes and celebrate Halloween, particularly after last year, when most events and activities were canceled due to th...

CMC To Showcase Their Latest Products For Rescue And Rope Access At The A+A 2021

CMC is excited to showcase their latest products for rescue and rope access at A+A 2021. Booth visitors can demo the revolutionary CMC CLUTCH™ by Harken Industrial™, the comfortable and customizable ATOM™ Harness, their newly released Access Packs and Lanyards, the lightweight Outback™ Convertible Harness, the easy to use Triskelion™ Tripod, and more! The CLUTCH is the latest evolution in rope hardware that enables the technical rope professional to do more with le...

BAFSA's Webinar Recording Now Available

In September and October BAFSA hosted two very well attended webinars titled “Towards a greater understanding of BS9251: 2021 (Fire sprinkler systems for domestic and residential occupancies. Code of Practice) & BS EN 14972 Fixed firefighting systems. Water mist systems. Part 1." You may not have chosen to participate but via Dropbox, you can now access the recording of the webinar along with the extensive Q&A sessions. The next webinar is at 10:00 on Tuesday 26th October when...

MSA Safety Incorporated Announces That The Company Won’t Be Taking Part In A+A Congress 2021 Trade Expo

The event organizers for A+A Congress 2021 (A+A Dusseldorf 2021) have announced that this year’s trade fair, scheduled to take place in Dusseldorf, Germany (from October 26-29, 2021), will take place in-person. A+A Congress 2021 In typical circumstances, MSA Safety Incorporated is a regular attendee and exhibitor at the event, as A + A has proven to be one of the world’s foremost safety events. After careful consideration, however, MSA Safety Incorporated has decided not to exhibit...

Vimpex Installs Fire-Cryer Voice Enhanced Sounders at the Buildings in Swansea University

Vimpex Fire-Cryer Voice Enhanced Sounders have been installed on link bridges between buildings at Swansea University, to increase the protection of staff and students should there be a fire alarm, by delivering clear messages and ensure a fast, efficient evacuation. Swansea University has eight colleges spread across its two campuses which are located on the coastline of Swansea Bay. It currently has 20,375 undergraduate and postgraduate students who come from over 130 different countries. Vo...

FirePro Systems Limited Participated In China Fire 2021

FirePro, alongside channel partner Delta Pyramax, participated in this year’s China Fire 2021. The exhibition was held between 12 – 15 October at the New China International Exhibition Center in Beijing. About china Fire China Fire, launched in 1986, is a biennial exhibition now in its 18th edition. It is one of the world’s top 3 exhibitions for fire protection and promotes the entire spectrum of fire safety and engineering products. This year’s theme was ‘Smar...

NFPA Online Conference Program On November 16 To Feature Industry Experts Discussing Systems, Storage, And Suppression

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will conduct a one-day Keeping You Informed: Systems, Storage, Suppression, and More educational program on Tuesday, November 16 as part of the organization’s year-long 125th Anniversary Conference Series. The all-day online event will feature a total of 10 educational sessions and industry roundtable discussions featuring subject matter experts and can be viewed on the scheduled date or via on-demand anytime for up to a year. Attende...

NVFC Members Trenton Hearndon And Dan Kuzio Receive Columbia Southern University Scholarship

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and Columbia Southern University (CSU) have teamed up to award two members of the NVFC with a CSU scholarship. Each winner will receive tuition for up to 60 credit hours towards one of CSU’s online degree programs. The 2021 recipients are Trenton Hearndon of Tennessee Ridge, TN, and Dan Kuzio of Starksboro, VT. Hearndon began his fire service in 2006 as a junior firefighter while in high school. Since then, his career has varied from firefighter,...

Hochiki Launches L@titude, Fire Control And Indication System In Denmark

A foremost Japanese life safety manufacturer, Hochiki, has launched its most powerful and sophisticated fire control and indication system yet, L@titude, in Denmark. Following Part 13 certification which then paved the way for DBI approval, this market-leading system uses an interface that is available in multiple languages, simple to use and understand. Powerful and Advanced Fire Control and Indication System Following its successful DBI certification via Hochiki Europe based in the UK, t...

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