Fire Industry News for October 2021

STI Opens European Distribution Hub In Ireland

A home from home, 3,500 miles from Airport Road, Waterford, the USA to Airport Business Park, Waterford, Ireland; Safety Technology International announces the acquisition of a new European Distribution Hub. Sharing striking similarities with the address of the US Headquarters, the new European Distribution Hub in Waterford, Ireland boasts circa 100 square meters of modern office space, together with 420 square meters of warehouse and storage – providing almost 230 pallet spaces. Strateg...

Royal Berkshire Fire And Rescue Service Encourages Parents To Teach Kids Cooking Safety

Whether they’re lending a hand or simply seeking a snack, it’s important to make sure that children know how to stay safe in the kitchen. That’s why, as part of the Fire Kills campaign, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging parents and careers to make any kitchen activities a chance for kids to learn about cooking safety. Ian Barks, Central Hub Prevention Manager, said: “It is important that children know what to do if a fire should occur, so why not tea...

Maximize Teaching Time And Minimize Disruption Before Another False Fire Alarm

Disrupting vital teaching time, interfering with crucial exams, and causing unnecessary evacuations, false fire alarms remain a troublesome nuisance within the education sector creating a barrier to learning. Recent Home Office figures revealed that false fire alarms remained the largest incident type attended by the Fire and Rescue Services in England for 2019/20, with educational establishments amongst some of the worst offenders for unwanted fire alarm signals. Recoverin...

False Fire Alarm Fatigue Becomes An International Issue

An international issue, alarm fatigue occurs when a person becomes desensitized to an alarm due to repeated false alarms and as a result fails to react appropriately in an emergency, having potentially fatal effects. False fire alarms allow for a laissez-faire attitude towards evacuations however, they can be prevented. Recommended in BS 5839-1:2017 manual call points can be fitted with a protective cover preventing false alarms whether accidental or malicious. Effect of alarm fatigue A Briti...

STI Talks About How False Fire Alarms Continue To Cost The UK

More than 2,600 false fire alarms were maliciously activated across England in 2019/20 – disrupting schools and businesses, placing unnecessary strain on emergency services, and reducing the confidence the general public has in fire alarms. The latest Home Office figures reveal that there were a total of 2,650 false fire alarms caused by the “malicious activation of (a) fire call point/alarm” in England for the year ending June 2020 – surpassing hoax calls as t...

STI Discusses Preventing The Distress, Anxiety, And Risk Of False Fire Alarms

Fire alarms are a vital part of a life safety plan, but for children and young people with sending a fire alarm can be an extremely distressing experience; overwhelming senses, causing physical pain, and ultimately creating a barrier to learning – even during planned fire drills. For individuals with hypersensitivity and sensory difficulties, unplanned and unwanted fire alarms can be even more upsetting evoking panic, confusion, and lasting anxiety, jeopardizing means of escape, and hinde...

False Fire Alarm Figures Highest For Over A Decade Across NHS Trusts

False fire alarms have risen by nearly 30% in just five years at NHS trusts across England; stretching resources, unsettling patients, and disrupting vital healthcare. Figures from NHS Digital reveal there were 21,635 false fire alarms at NHS trusts throughout 2019/20 marking a decade high – several trusts recorded upwards of 500 false alarms. Unnecessary evacuation The worrying results reveal that both in the past year and historically, several patients have sustained ‘injur...

Rapidrop Provides A Range Of Training Courses And CPD Seminars For Technicians, Installers And Customers

Rapidrop (Rapidrop Global Ltd.) offers a variety of different training courses that serve to educate customers, technicians, and installers, on products and industry-specific topics. Accredited CPD seminars Rapidrop also provides a range of accredited CPD seminars for professionals, who are looking to further enhance their knowledge or learn something new. Continuing professional development (CPD) is the intentional maintenance and development of the knowledge, and skills needed to perform in...

Rapidrop Brings K115 And K80 Sprinkler Heads To Serve The Needs Of The Fire Detection Industry

Rapidrop is the UK manufacturer and supplier of fire sprinkler system products serving the needs of the fire detection and suppression industry worldwide. Rapidrop manufacture a range of K115 and K80, conventional, pendent, upright and horizontal sidewall sprinkler heads which are available in various response times, orifice size and temperatures. All of the manufactured sprinkler heads can be color customized to suit their surroundings. Highest business standards Every single sprinkler head...

Jo Bird Provides SOS100 Cabinet To The Irish Navy Service For Storing Emergency Breathing Apparatus

Friends at the Irish Navy service have adopted the SOS100 cabinet to store their emergency breathing apparatus on the lead ship of the Vard designed LÉ Róisín class Offshore patrol vessels. LÉ Róisín was built in the North Devon Appledore shipyard (now known as H&W Appledore) in the 1990s and was already fitted with immersion suit chests and GSLJ cabinets manufactured by Jo Bird. Fire extinguisher cabinet The Irish Naval Service has used their cab...

Rapidrop Builds Strong Working Relationships With Clients To Fully Understand Client Requirements

Rapidrop is the UK manufacturer and supplier of fire sprinkler system products serving the needs of the fire detection and suppression industry worldwide. From their headquarters in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Rapidrop manufacture fire sprinkler heads to suit commercial applications. Now exporting to over 75 countries’, Rapidrop provides tailored solutions and dedicated support from a worldwide sales and distribution network. They are proud to have been involved in many prestigious cons...

MFRS Warns Of The Dangers Of Smoking Following Fatal Fire In Knowsley

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MFRS) is warning of the dangers of smoking in the home following the tragic death of a man in a fire in Whiston at the weekend. The fire occurred in a flat on Cook Street on the afternoon of 3rd January. Crews were alerted at 2.09 pm and on scene at 2.13 pm, arriving within four minutes. Firefighters located a man in the lounge of the flat and carried him outside where they performed CPR. Sadly, the 54-year-old died in hospital overnight. A joint investigat...

Saab Receives Order For An Integrated Ground Based Air Defense Solution For Sweden

Saab signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration and received an order for an integrated sensor and command and control system for use with ground-based air defense. The order value is approximately 2.1 billion SEK and the contract period is 2020-2025. The order includes several Saab’s multifunctional radar Giraffe 4A and upgrades of the Swedish Armed Forces’ existing Giraffe AMB surface radars. Saab will also update existing and deliver additional command and...

Rapidrop Announces That The Company Has Attained Accreditation To The Made In Britain (MiB) Organization

Rapidrop is pleased to announce that they have successfully attained accreditation to the Made in Britain (MiB) organization. Made in Britain (MiB) Made in Britain brings together the British manufacturing community, united with the use of the registered collective mark. The mark is protected and can only be used by members of the Made in Britain organization. The Made in Britain membership organization aims to prove, wherever possible, that products made in Britain by MiB members are of the...

STI Delighted With Appointment Of Esther Cottrell

Safety Technology International welcomes Esther Cottrell back to the company after more than seven years of absence. Having worked for the company almost 13 years before leaving, Esther brings a wealth of industry experience and product knowledge with her. The family owners in the USA have welcomed Esther’s return and Managing Director Steve Hunt said, “It is unfortunate Esther left STI when I arrived in 2013, as I am sure her career would have developed with the growth of the compa...

STI Discusses Protecting Fire Doors Against Misuse During Fire Door Safety Week 2020

A fire door is much more than ‘just a door’; forming a crucial cog in the life safety wheel, a fire door is pivotal in providing the passive fire protection that is often the difference between life and death. However, it is worryingly common for fire doors to be dangerously held ajar risking the safety of occupants with fire and smoke-free to spread unhindered. 64% of premises visited by the Fire Service had their fire doors wedged open – universities halls of residence, hote...

Riverside County Fire Department Invites To Become Firewise USA® Site

Join the growing network of more than 1,500 recognized Firewise USA® sites from across the nation taking action and ownership in preparing and protecting their homes against the threat of wildfire. Program Coordinator Battalion Chief Jesse Park is the NFPA FIREWISE Program Coordinator for the CAL FIRE / Riverside County Fire Department. If the user has already created an account with NFPA FIREWISE and needs assistance with the Wildfire Risk Assessment or Community Plan, please call Rivers...

Saab Opens A Center In The UK For Future Combat Air

Saab is to create a new FCAS center in the United Kingdom as a hub for participation in the FCAS (Future Combat Air Systems) program. Saab is committed to building a long-term relationship with the UK related to FCAS by investing initially 50 MGBP. The UK and Sweden signed an MoU on FCAS co-operation in July 2019. Saab is pioneering Sweden’s FCAS industrial participation in close co-operation with Sweden’s Ministry of Defense. Saab’s FCAS strategy Saab continuously plans for...

Saab Successfully Completes Air Trials Of AESA Radar

Saab has completed the first air trials with its new fighter X-band Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, which will be offered as a new addition to Saab’s PS-05/A radar family. Saab continues to develop core AESA technology and has completed the first air trials with the new X-band AESA radar. The trials were flown successfully, collecting data while detecting and tracking objects. Radar applications The radar's modular, adaptable and scalable design means it can also be us...

MagneGrip Provides Exhaust Removal Solutions To Control Firehouse Diesel Exhaust Emissions

Diesel exhaust emissions can spread toxic gases and soot particles throughout a firehouse anytime a diesel-fueled engine is operated. When diesel fuel is burned, it produces polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and diesel soot. Both of these substances are classified as carcinogens. Ultrafine particulate can penetrate deep into the lung and is absorbed through the skin, carrying toxins into the bloodstream. Exposure to this type of pollution can increase the risk of developing cancer, and respirato...

STI Discusses Protecting Fire Extinguishers From Theft And Misuse

It is common for fire extinguishers to be used as temporary doorstops, but they’re also prone to theft and when discharged unnecessarily can cause harm to the environment. Fire extinguisher regulations state that extinguishers should be either mounted to a wall or placed in a stand to discourage people from moving them around, however, this advice is often ignored with extinguishers commonly used to prop open doors, especially in warmer summer months. Required by the Regul...

Rapidrop One Of Cambridgeshire Limited Top 100 Companies

For the third consecutive year, Rapidrop Global Ltd has been ranked in the Cambridgeshire Limited Top 100 Companies. This year it has jumped an impressive 9 places, from position 84 to 75, and hope to continue climbing up the list over the coming years. Cambridgeshire Limited is part of an annual series of business analyses by the county initiated by Grant Thornton, which provides an in-depth financial analysis of the county’s 100 privately-owned companies based on turnover. Well-positio...

STI Reports Malicious False Fire Alarms At Record High In England According To Home Office

More than 3,100 false fire alarms were maliciously activated across England in 2018/19 disrupting schools and businesses, placing unnecessary strain on the emergency services, and reducing the confidence the general public has in fire alarms. The latest Home Office figures reveal that there were a total of 3,139 false fire alarms caused by the “malicious activation of (a) fire call point/alarm” in England during 2018/19. This demonstrates an increase of 111 on the previous...

MagneGrip To Exhibit Exhaust Removal And Air Purification Systems At FRI And SAFRE 2019

MagneGrip is exhibiting at two conferences in August 2019: Fire-Rescue International (FRI) in Atlanta, GA August 9-11 and South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo (SAFRE) in Raleigh, NC August 23-23. MagneGrip exhaust removal systems and AirHAWK air purification systems products will be on display in booth 1323 at FRI and in booth 421 at SAFRE. Sales Representatives will be available to answer questions and demonstrate product features during both conferences. MagneGrip manufactures air-cleaning systems...

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