Fire Industry News for October 2021

Falck Selected By Airbus As Fire Safety Partner

Falck began delivering industrial fire and emergency services to Airbus, a foremost aircraft manufacturer. On various sites spread across France, Germany, and the United Kingdom firefighters from Falck will ensure rapid response, prevention, and maintenance of fire equipment at Airbus’ facilities. The contract is the biggest industrial fire services contract won by Falck, and a great step supporting the development of Falck’s global footprint. “We are pleased that we have bee...

NVFC's Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles Webinar: Fundamentals For Firefighters

Many firefighters have not received the essential training necessary to respond to fires and other incidents involving compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. Join the NVFC for this webinar sponsored by Hexagon Agility on October 28 at 2 pm ET to highlight critical information firefighters need to know when responding to CNG vehicle incidents.  

NVFC Incident Safety Officer Series Training Free For A Limited Time

The NVFC’s four-module Incident Safety Officer (ISO) training provides students with an overview of the role of an ISO and covers communications and safety, as well as the practical application of this information. For a limited time, take this course for free in the NVFC Virtual Classroom. Please note, this is not an ISO certification program The NVFC is offering this course free of charge for a limited time to all fire and emergency service members. NVFC courses are always free for NV...

Volunteer Fire Departments In MO And TX Are Latest Recipients In MSA’s And DuPont’s Globe Gear Giveaway

MSA, DuPont, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are helping volunteer fire departments obtain much-needed gear through MSA’s and DuPont’s Globe Gear Giveaway. Now in its tenth year, the program has provided over $1 million worth of gear to assist volunteer fire departments in need. In 2021, 13 departments will each receive four sets of turnout gear and four helmets to help enhance the safety of their firefighters. The first 500 applicants also received a one-year N...

MSA, DuPont, And The NVFC Shares The Names Of The Latest Recipients Of The Globe Gear Giveaway

MSA, DuPont, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are helping volunteer fire departments obtain much-needed gear through MSA’s and DuPont’s Globe Gear Giveaway. Now in its tenth year, the program has provided over $1 million worth of gear to assist volunteer fire departments in need. In 2021, 13 departments will each receive four sets of turnout gear and four helmets to help enhance the safety of their firefighters. The first 500 applicants also received a one-year NVFC me...

Kentec Sigma ZXT Extinguishing Range Available To Purchase Following BETA Testing

Kentec Electronics, a foremost manufacturer of life-critical control systems, has released its Sigma ZXT single-area extinguishing control panel for general purchase following full BETA field testing in the UK, Europe, and South Africa demonstrating optimum installer and end-user satisfaction levels. New functionality, improved display, and multiple configuration options for a targeted response to a fire incident further Sigma XT’s market-leading reputation for user-friendly reliability...

Building Hygiene Improvements – Where Does Door Hardware Fit In?

Both our homes and public building environments can have a huge impact on our wellbeing, and over the past few years, the importance of health and hygiene standards has only been exemplified. It’s said that eighty percent of common infections are spread by touch. What’s more, every 30 minutes the average person is said to touch surfaces that expose them to 840,000 germs. These germs are prevalent in public buildings too, where touchpoints are areas or items that are used by several...

Firetrace Install 100,000th Firetrace Automatic Fire Suppression System

Founded in August 1996, Dave Melton the inventor of Firetrace could never have envisioned the success his simple invention would have grown to become. 23 years later sees Firetrace Ltd manufacture and install their 100,000th Firetrace Automatic Fire Suppression System! And not only this, it was exchanged to reinstate a system that had expired its lifespan at Discovery Park, Sandwich. Authority comment Dave Melton – Inventor of Firetrace says, “I don’t believe it. Originally...

Ceasefire UK Stresses On Adoption ‘Green’ And ‘Clean’ Fire Safety Options To Facilitate Business Security

Ceasefire UK (Ceasefire Industries UK), a renowned manufacturer of fire safety solutions believes that many businesses are wise to be seeking ‘green and clean’ products for firefighting and educating all potential users of them, ahead of an incident. Official findings from the UK Home Office’s online Incident Recording System (IRS) shows that the public used fire extinguishers in just seven per cent (4,828) of the 68,757 primary fires attended by the fire and rescue services,...

Dräger Combines Safety And Comfort With Its New HPS SafeGuard Helmet

Dräger, an international pioneer in the fields of medical and safety technology, has launched its new multi-purpose HPS® SafeGuard helmet, providing the highest levels of usability, safety, serviceability, and connectivity.  Tested to the highest international standards, the helmet delivers excellent levels of safety, with its integrated, high optical visor for face and eye protection. The additional multi-coating feature prevents it from fogging and scratching, while a gold coati...

Nittan Case Study On Bloomfield Shopping Center

Nittan is delighted that after careful consideration Solutions for Systems in Northern Ireland chose to use Nittan equipment to protect the Bloomfield Shopping Centre in Bangor. In fact, William McBride of Solutions for Systems stated “Nittan were specified because the client required that the system selected be compliant, cost-effective, user friendly and have the functionality to permit integration with existing or future building management systems.” Challenge In detail, the sy...

Compliant Testing Of Apollo Detectors By Detector Testers

Industry codes and standards exist worldwide to ensure that the on-going maintenance of fire detectors is carried out correctly, using solutions that present no risk to the detector under test and help ensure the detector will respond correctly in the event of a real fire. In line with this, Apollo has recently issued a ‘Maintenance, Testing, Servicing, Cleaning and Disposal Guide’ which includes vital information on all these topics and details the relevant Solo and Testifire solut...

Nittan Exhibit At FIM Expo Belfast October 2021

Come and visit Nittan at FIM Expo on 19th October 2021 at Titanic Center in Belfast. Run by the Fire Industry Association, this free-to-enter event on the 19th of October allows you to check out the latest fire detection and alarm products in an informal setting. There will also be FIA-sponsored CPD seminars available on topics relevant to the industry, ranging from code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of the fire detection and fire alarm systems for b...

Door Closer Adjustments Explained

Door closers are required to protect people and property, but they are left useless without the appropriate adjustments. Kirk Smith of Allegion UK explains the key elements of door closer adjustments and how to correctly approach each type. Described as mechanically or electronically controlled closing devices, door closers are designed to open a door safely and close slowly but firmly enough to latch into place. Importance of closing doors When working as intended, closers play an integral r...

XCMG To Exhibit Advanced Emergency Rescue Equipment, Firefighting Robot And JY20G2 Multi-Functional Rescue Vehicle At China Fire 2021

XCMG is exhibiting emergency and rescue solutions of four major categories, geological disasters, high-rise rescue, petrochemical fires, and flood disasters, at the China Fire 2021 fire safety event, which opened on October 12, 2021, in Beijing, China. China Fire 2021 Ranked in the world's top three exhibitions for fire protection and emergency rescue, the four-day trade show, China Fire 2021 is an international platform for industry-renowned products and advanced technologies. XCMG’s l...

FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for the Alisal Fire

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the state of California in combating the Alisal Fire burning in Santa Barbara County. Fire Threat On Oct. 12, the state of California submitted a request for a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) for the Alisal Fire. At the time of the request, the fire threatened approximately 200 residential structures in and around Goleta. The fire also threatened commercial properties, state beaches, a l...

Cummins Locates New Power China Headquarters In Shanghai Accelerating Local Hydrogen Strategy And Innovation Capabilities

Cummins Inc. announced it will locate its New Power China headquarters and research and development center in Shanghai, China, in the Lingang New Area, a globally competitive free trade pilot zone.  The Shanghai hub will initially house manufacturing for proton-exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells, electrolyzer stacks, and fuel cell stacks. The second phase of the project is expected to include additional aspects of the hydrogen industrial chain, as well as supply chain and innovation cent...

Detector Testers Testifire Training In Partnership With Carrier

The webinar, scheduled for 2nd November, will focus on the Testifire range and how it supports compliant testing of all brands of the detector within the Carrier portfolio – making it ideal for all customers of Carrier working with detectors from the Apollo, GST, Edwards, Aritech, Ziton, and Kilsen brands. Interactive session Hosted live, the content has been put together by Detectortesters Support Specialist, Paul Gatens and Guillaume Roques, Product Manager for Fire at Carrier, and wil...

Sutphen Corporation Breaks Ground On New 185,000-Square-Foot Facility In Urbana

Sutphen Corporation, the largest family-owned and operated fire apparatus manufacturer with headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, officially broke ground today on a new 185,000-square-foot facility. The new facility will be constructed at 935 S. Edgewood Avenue, Urbana, Ohio 43078. The new facility will combine Sutphen’s three Urbana operations into one location and retain Sutphen’s existing 160 jobs in Urbana while adding an additional 20 to 25 jobs to the area. The new operation will also...

ETD Becomes First Fully Verified To The NFPA 1851-2020 Standard ISP Utilizing CO2 Technologies To Reduce Firefighter Occupational Cancer

Emergency Technical Decon (ETD), a state-of-the-art cleaning solution provider founded in 2020 to tackle the high firefighter occupational cancer rates, has become North America's first fully verified to the NFPA 1851-2020 standard Independent Service Provider (ISP) utilizing liquid CO2 technologies. ETD is the outgrowth of two and a half decades worth of investment in finding a new, effective solution with considerable benefits to its customers across industries. NFPA approved proce...

Oshkosh Corporation’s Striker Aircraft Rescue And Firefighting (ARFF) Vehicle To Be Exhibited At China Fire 2021

Oshkosh Corporation’s Fire & Emergency segment is displaying the new Oshkosh Striker ARFF vehicle at China Fire 2021. The new vehicle will be displayed at Oshkosh’s China Fire booth, located at site E1-04. In addition to the new Striker ARFF, the booth will feature the latest fire and emergency vehicles and technology. “Even amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, China’s strong economic growth has resulted in a heightened need for advanced fire protection and resources,...

Kentec Releases Sigma ZXT Extinguishing Control Panel For General Purchase After BETA Testing

Kentec Electronics, a manufacturer of life-critical control systems, releases its Sigma ZXT single-area extinguishing control panel for general purchase following full BETA field testing in the UK, Europe, and South Africa demonstrating optimum installer and end-user satisfaction levels. New functionality, improved display, and multiple configuration options for a targeted response to a fire incident further Sigma XT’s reputation for user-friendly reliability. Building on hundreds of thou...

Oshkosh Striker To Be Featured At China Fire 2021

Oshkosh Corporation Fire & Emergency segment is displaying the new Oshkosh® Striker® ARFF vehicle at China Fire 2021. The new vehicle will be displayed at Oshkosh’s China Fire booth, located at site E1-04. In addition to the new Striker ARFF, the booth will feature the latest fire and emergency vehicles and technology. Developing innovations “Even amidst the global pandemic, China’s strong economic growth has resulted in a heightened need for advanced fire protec...

PALFINGER's Successful Light NX Platforms Anniversary

In a league of their own: that describes the Light NX class access platforms from PALFINGER. For twelve years they have impressed customers with their convenience, comfort, low maintenance requirements, and versatility. Now the 2,000th model has rolled off the production line and been handed over to the Swiss UP Group.   With a workforce of 110 employees at 13 locations, this leading supplier of access platforms, passenger elevators, and goods elevators provide rentals, sales, a...

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