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International Fire Safety Standards Coalition Appoints Experts To Help Improve Building Safety Worldwide

Leading lights in fire safety have been appointed by the International Fire Safety Standards Coalition [IFSS] to help improve building safety worldwide. A core group of twenty-two leading fire safety experts was appointed to the coalition’s standards setting committee that will work to develop landmark industry standards for fire safety in buildings. Overcoming Risk To Public Safety Past-president of the Association for Project Safety (APS) Bobby Chakravarthy – who is a founder mem...

National Volunteer Fire Council Partners With Cabot Creamery Co-operative To Reward Volunteers

Fire and emergency service volunteers donate countless hours to serve and protect their communities. One's selfless contributions are critical to making their community a safer, stronger place. With this in mind, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is pleased to partner with Cabot Creamery Co-operative to promote volunteerism and reward those who serve. In conjunction with Points of Light, National Cooperative Bank, and Create the Good, Cabot created Reward Volunteers, a free, easy way t...

ADT Announces NVFC Contribution To Support The Recruitment Of Volunteer Firefighters

ADT Inc., the provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, announced a $100,000 contribution to the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to help raise awareness for recruitment of volunteer firefighters. “Emergency calls have more than tripled over the past few decades and volunteer firefighters are needed to meet the increasing call volume and demand,” said Heather Schafer, CEO, NVFC. “We are grateful...

UL FSRI offers potentially life-saving tip for effective home fire safety: ‘Close Before You Doze’

Just in time for National Fire Prevention Week, the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) is reminding people across the U.S. to take one simple action in their homes that could potentially save lives: Close Before You Doze. This vital public safety campaign encourages everyone to close all the doors in their homes each night before bed, following a study conducted by UL FSRI, showing that in a home fire, a closed door can be an effective barrier against deadly levels of carbon monoxid...

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation raises funds for providing equipment to first responders

The non-profit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation continues its commitment to properly equip and protect first responders with its annual fundraiser, First Responders Month, this October at all Firehouse Subs restaurants. To reach the goal of raising $1 million for lifesaving equipment within the month, guests are encouraged to visit any local Firehouse Subs restaurant and support the initiative through the purchase of a Gear Medallion in the amount of $1, $5, $10, $25 or $100. Previously...

Domino's Partners With The National Fire Protection Association To Deliver Fire Safety Messages

For the 11th consecutive year, Domino's Pizza, the largest pizza company in the world based on global retail sales, and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are teaming up to deliver fire safety messages to homes across the country. During Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 7-13), participating Domino's stores throughout the U.S. will reinforce this year's campaign theme, ‘Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere’, with flyers on top of pizza boxes. The flyers will...

AMA Research forecasts modest growth for passive fire protection products in 2018-19

The UK market for passive fire protection products is estimated to be worth around £650m at manufacturers selling prices - excluding installation. The market has grown by around 2% in 2017, with forecasts for 2018 at a similar level. This follows good growth between 2013 and 2015, which represented a period of recovery for the overall construction industry, especially in the education, offices, retail and leisure sectors. The forecasts indicate a more subdued performance, with lower levels...

Edwards’ multi-criteria Signature Optica smoke detectors first to achieve 2020 UL Safety Standard certification

Fire detection is reaching new, advanced levels, designed to help save more lives. Edwards, continuing in its legacy as the inventor of the alarm bell, is the first multi-criteria smoke detector manufacturer to receive certification to the UL standard for Fire Alarm Systems UL 268, 7th edition, set to take effect May 2020. The new Signature Optica smoke detectors utilise a next-generation sensor that better distinguishes the type of fire and the danger it creates, as well as reducing nuisance al...

Armadillo Merino campaign aims to dispel marketing myths of ‘wicking’ fabrics in PPE worn by Emergency Services

In advance of The Emergency Services Show at the NEC (19th-20th September) Armadillo Merino, who supply pure merino base layers to firefighters, the police, special forces and even NASA is campaigning to promote the benefits of wearing natural fabrics as part of a Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) layering system and to dispel the marketing myths regarding ‘wicking' fabrics in emergency situations. Armadillo Merino is exhibiting at the Emergency Services Show - Stand D-78. Protective Pe...

Minister Ralph Goodale releases statement on Firefighters' National Memorial Day

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, issued the following statement on Firefighters' National Memorial Day. "While most people do their best to get out of harm's way when there's a fire, firefighters run directly into it. They do that with the full knowledge of what could happen. And when tragedy strikes, the grief felt by a firefighter's family, friends and colleagues is shared by the whole country.  Firefighters' National Memorial Day is a...

First Alert, Campus Firewatch and the Michael H. Minger Foundation selects organisations to educate communities on fire safety

First Alert, the most trusted brand in home safety, Campus Firewatch and the Michael H. Minger Foundation have selected 25 organisations to participate in the second annual Town/Gown Fire Safety Community Service Project to raise awareness about fire safety. The initiative pairs firefighters with local colleges and universities to raise awareness among students and community members across the country about the importance of working smoke alarms and help to improve fire safety in homes. The cho...

ShotSpotter expands Verizon partnership with inclusion of ShotSpotter Flex reseller agreement for gunshot detection services

ShotSpotter-Verizon collaboration expands with ShotSpotter Flex inclusion ShotSpotter, Inc., global company in gunshot detection solutions that help law enforcement officials identify, locate and deter gun violence, announced that Verizon Communications Inc. has expanded its partnership to include reselling ShotSpotter Flex, the company’s flagship gunshot detection solution, as a stand-alone offering to its customers. ShotSpotter, used by more than 90 cities to help figh...

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