Fire Industry News for September 2021

Hochiki Life Safety Devices Play Vital Role In Keeping Hospital Safe

Fitting a new life safety system to any public space can be a complex job, but when undertaking this task in a hospital, during a pandemic, the complexity increases tenfold. When Pyrotec Fire and Security were chosen as the contractors to update an existing fire detection system at Wycombe General Hospital, there was only one life safety device manufacturer that would fit the job – Hochiki. Based in High Wycombe in the heart of Buckinghamshire, Wycombe Hospital provides urgent treatment a...

Volunteer Fire Departments Are The Latest Recipients In MSA’s And DuPont’s 2021 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 NV...

Johnson Controls Unveil Tyco Kantech KT-2, An Adaptable And Easy-To-Install Two-Door Controller For Small-To-Medium Enterprises

Johnson Controls, the globally renowned company in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings solutions, has introduced Tyco Kantech KT-2, adaptable two-door controllers, which is cost-effective, easy-to-install and operate, for small-to-medium sized businesses. Tyco Kantech KT-2 door controller This new door controller expands Johnson Controls line of multi-door control solutions, purposely designed for retailers, medical offices, warehouses and businesses, with needs ranging from one door to t...

Johnson Controls Release The Zettler Profile Lite Range Of Addressable Fire Alarm Control Panels For Future-Proof Facility Safety

Johnson Controls, the globally renowned company in smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings solutions, has announced the release of the Zettler Profile Lite range of addressable fire alarm control panels, to the Asia Pacific markets. The two new addressable panel models, Pro215 Lite and Pro415 Lite have color LCD screens with 32 zonal LEDs integrated into a simple interface, which helps reduce operator errors. Both Profile Lite panel models feature red housing options, ideal for facilities tha...

Dartford MP, Gareth Johnson Inaugurates Kentec Electronics’ New Factory Extension

Local Dartford MP, Gareth Johnson, has officially opened a new extension at Kentec Electronics, the manufacturer of life-critical fire control systems, enabling the firm to expand its manufacturing, dispatch and stores capability by a third. The extension not only enhances Kentec’s core production capabilities, but also adds further capability to its ‘specials’ department for niche and complex projects, such as those delivered to historic buildings or even yachts. Big success...

Hannay Reels Appoints New Facilities Director

Milt Orietas has joined the Hannay Reels team as Facilities Director. Milt comes to us from Stratton Medical Center where he held the position of Manager of Maintenance Engineering. He has overall responsibility for maintenance and capital improvement initiatives for a 200,000 sq. ft. facility and Hannay Reels is confident that his knowledge and experience will prove very beneficial for this company’s present and future needs. Milt lives in Slingerlands with his wife and two daughters....

Hannay Reels Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Sean Bergin has joined the Hannay Reels team as its first CFO (Chief Financial Officer) in the company’s history. Sean started his career many years ago as an auditor at UHY Advisors before moving on to other opportunities at Ellis Hospital and EYP. Most recently, he served as the CFO of The Marketing Alliance, headquartered in St. Louis. Hanny Reels is pleased and fortunate to have Sean’s skills and experience to oversee, plan and manage the financial actions and initiatives of...

C-TEC Launches New Intercom Hearing Loop ‘Bolt On’ Solution

Fully compliant with IEC TR 63079:2017 and the field strength requirements stipulated in BS 5839-9, the PDA103i is a self-contained hearing loop system specifically designed to integrate with disabled refuge, door entry, and intercom help points. Brian Foster, C-TEC’s UK Sales Manager, said: “We’ve created the new PDA103i to comply with the accessibility and integrated loop requirements in the Equality Act and the latest version of BS 8300. The system connects easily to outsta...

Lake Assault Boats Adds Banner Fire Equipment Of Roxanna, Illinois To Its Dealer Organization

Lake Assault Boats., part of Fraser Industries and a foremost manufacturer of fire, patrol, and rescue craft, named Banner Fire Equipment, Inc. – of Roxanna, Illinois – as its sales and service dealership for Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and portions of Illinois. Established in 1986, Banner Fire Equipment offers first responders a full range of sales, service, and support capabilities. Authority comments “Adding Banner Fire Equipment to our dealer network is great news for...

Rosenbauer Provides Comprehensive Fire Protection For The Food Processing Industry

Due to the concentration of production resources and inventories in ever-larger operating facilities, fire loads and possible consequential fire damage in food processing plants have risen considerably in recent years. The causes of fires are manifold: short circuits, ignition of packaging materials, fires in cold storage rooms, or grease fires are just a few of the causes. The consequences of fires can threaten the existence of companies. High property damage, expensive remediation measures as...

Airports Shifting To Eco-Friendly Firefighting Foams, Such As BIOEX’s ECOPOL A+ Fluorine-Free Foam, To Tackle Aircraft Fires

In the case of a fire emergency at any airport, every second counts. Aircraft Rescue Fire Firefighters (ARFF) always have to be effective in a short time, in order to save precious lives from a burning aircraft. The firefighting foam must be quickly efficient and should be able to contain the fire effectively. fluorine-free foam (FFF) The world of firefighting is quickly moving towards fluorine-free foam products, moving away from PFAS-containing products (such as AFFF and AR-AFFF foams). The...

FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted For The Fawn Fire

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the state of California in combating the Fawn Fire burning in Shasta County. On Sept. 23, the state of California submitted a request for a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) for the Fawn Fire. Fire threat At the time of the request, the fire threatened approximately 1,900 residential structures in and around Shasta Lake. The fire also threatened 100 commercial structures, two churches, an el...

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