Fire Industry News for September 2017

Council housing residents receive fire door safety award

The campaign managed to reach more than 500 local residents with information on fire door safety A local fire door safety campaign to inspire hope and raise awareness of fire safety in Southend-on-Sea following the tragic death of a mum-to-be, is one of three initiatives to receive awards this month from the British Woodworking Federation (BWF). Rutendo Chitiga and Terry Brown from the Balmoral Estate Tenants Association in Southend-on-Sea organised a week long fire safety ca...

Kentec releases new Taktis fire detection and alarm system

Taktis Fire is a very sophisticated and advanced fire panel and is ideal for installation in larger buildings Kentec’s new Taktis fire detection and alarm system extends user capability by combining the very latest in hardware and software to produce a control and indication system that is both powerful and sophisticated, yet simple to understand.  Available in 2-8 loop or 2-16 loop versions and certified to EN54-2 and EN54-4, Tak...

Laidlaw explains how correct fire door hardware can save lives

2017 has sadly provided a litany of high profile fire-related disasters and brought the need and awareness for better fire safety to the forefront of everyone’s mind. Fire doors are critical Fire Door Safety Week (September 25 – October 1), is a timely opportunity to bring to light the critically important role of fire doors in building fire safety and to remind responsible individuals of the legal requirements and to give tips and guidelines to reinforce this c...

Fire Authority Chairman Andrew Backhouse requests report to increase crewing of Tactical Response Vehicles

The Fire Brigades Union has expressed safety concerns about crewing TRVs with fewer than 4  Due to long standing safety concerns of The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) about crewing TRVs with fewer than 4 firefighters, and more recently concerns having been raised by local MPs on behalf of their constituents, the Fire Authority’s new Chairman, Councillor Andrew Backhouse, has asked officers to produce a report to increase crewing of TRVs at Malton, Tadcaster, Northallerto...

AFAC17 witnesses highest emergency managers collaborations with record attendance

AFAC17 discussed the latest in research, learning and practices in collaborative management and natural hazard responses Australia’s leading emergency management conference and expo, AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, attracted a record attendance of more than 3,200 visitors to Sydney. Compared to the previous edition of AFAC in Brisbane which had already broken attendance records last year, nearly twice as many professionals visited the event to discuss the latest in resea...

Fire Door Safety Week 2017 spreads awareness of unlocking and unblocking fire doors among facility and security managers

Facility & security managers are reminded in Fire Door Safety Week to ensure fire doors are unlocked & unblocked during times of occupancy Facility and security managers are reminded in Fire Door Safety Week - September 25th to October 1st - of the need to ensure that fire doors are unlocked and unblocked during times of occupancy. Site managers can use a smartphone app called Lodgic, costing £12 per month, to get confirmation from an independent monitoring cent...

President of Uganda to give keynote and welcoming address at Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit 2017

UIOGS 2017 to discuss and debate the future of exploration and production of oil and gas in Uganda His Excellency, President Yoweri K. Museveni has been confirmed to again give the keynote and welcoming address at the 3rd Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit (UIOGS) to be hosted by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda, from 27-28 September 2017 at the Hotel Serena, Kampala. Held with the support of the Uganda National Oil Company and Petroleum Authority...

Critical Communications MENA 2017: Sponsor Nedaa to showcase core strategies for supporting public safety enforcement

Nedaa will showcase its mission-critical mobile broadband network and Mobile Transport solutions at CCMENA 2017 H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai, headed the opening rites of Critical Communications Middle East and North Africa 2017 (CCMENA) Conference and Expo at Dubai World Trade Centre. Professional Communication Corporation - Nedaa, the Dubai Government security networks provider, is participating as the ev...

Record numbers participate in fifth annual 9/11 memorial stair climb

The event paid tribute to the firefighters who served at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 Northeast Wisconsin and its surrounding communities turned out in large numbers earlier today to participate in and support the fifth annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at historic Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. A total of 2,169 area residents, firefighters, and local businesses came together to pay tribute to all of the firefighters who served, and to those who sacrifi...

Secutech Vietnam 10th anniversary witnessed record-breaking increase in visitor numbers

At Secutech Vietnam 2017 there were 270 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions The 10th edition of Secutech Vietnam will be remembered for its record-breaking increase in visitor numbers. The show welcomed 12,097 global visitors (2016: 7,473) – up 62% on last year, as exhibitors seized the opportunities presented by one of the most promising security markets in Southeast Asia. 270 exhibitors from 20 countries Across 9,000 sqm of gross exhibition space, there were 270...

ToxCO CO monitor helps Emergency Services screen carbon monoxide poisoned victims

The ToxCO monitor measures exhaled breath on a patient to screen for carbon monoxide poisoning The ToxCO CO monitor has been designed by Bedfont, based in Kent, to safely and effectively screen patients for carbon monoxide poisoning. Known as the silent killer, CO is a colourless, odourless, highly poisonous gas that is produced when fuels are burned incompletely. Everybody is exposed to CO in everyday life; from boilers, open fires, cars, generators and even burning your toas...

Honeywell appoints Richard Lattanzi and Dino Koutrouki as new security and fire leaders

In their new leadership roles, Lattanzi and Koutrouki will drive greater customer focus Honeywell, a provider of products, software and technologies for connected buildings and homes, has announced Richard (Rich) Lattanzi as the president of Honeywell’s global security business and Dino Koutrouki as the president of Honeywell’s global fire business. New leadership roles In their new leadership roles, Lattanzi and Koutrouki will drive greater customer focus....

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