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Professional Private Firefighters from National Wildfire Suppression Association help agency partners against wildfires battle in the West

The National Wildfire Suppression Association was founded in 1991 and currently has 245 member companies across the United States Over 3500 Professional Private Firefighters from member companies of the National Wildfire Suppression Association are currently on the fire lines in the west helping our agency partners during this explosive fire season. These folks are often the unseen heroes on the lines providing resources to supplement the agency workforce. “Our folks a...

IHS Markit report states global cost-optimised digital technology revenue exceeds $1 billion for the first time in 2017

Increasing awareness of the benefits of LMR technology for mission-critical and business-critical organisations around the world have facilitated this growth Highlights • Cost-optimised digital technologies are the fastest-growing digital licensed mobile radio (LMR) technology, as global LMR users migrate to digital. • Deployments of cost-optimised digital technologies increased by 16 percent in 2017, reaching more than $1 billion in revenue, compared to an avera...

First Responders Resiliency wraps up first training conference in Sonoma

First Responders Resiliency implements and leverages everything in their approach, from techniques used by the Navy SEALS, to the most recent research provided by neuroscientists and elite athletes alike First Responders Resiliency, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to training first responders to cope with the emotional trauma of their job, brought their first training conference to a close in Sonoma, CA at Westerbeke Ranch earlier this week. The conference started on June 29th...

Fire detection and suppression equipment market to reach $179 million globally in 2022

In 2022, fire detection and suppression equipment market to touch $179 million globally As data center construction continues to mount due to increasing demand from the Internet of Things (IoT), data center architecture is evolving. For example, data centers are becoming smaller, thanks to increased efficiencies within each data rack resulting in the cost of the building itself superseding the cost of the racks and internal components. This shift in priority for data center m...

Euralarm experts publish study on false alarms by analysing data collected from fire detection and alarm systems

The study focuses on false alarm data collection and analysis from fire detection and fire alarm systems in selected European countries Euralarm, the European association representing the electronic fire and security Industry, has carried out a European study on false alarms. It has been published as a paperback by the academic editor Eric Schmidt Verlag and is also available on Amazon. The study on false alarms has been conducted by a task group of Euralarm, the European ass...

DHF hails Dr Barbara Lane’s report on the Grenfell Tower blaze

The need for compliant fire-resistant doorsets is crucial, and as Dr Lane has stated, the non-compliance of the flat entrance fire doors would have contributed to the failure to prevent the spread of fire DHF (Door & Hardware Federation) has welcomed a series of findings into the Grenfell Tower blaze by Chartered Fire Safety Engineer, Dr Barbara Lane. Dr Lane, who has presented her conclusions in a comprehensive report, gave evidence to Sir Martin Moore-Bick's public inq...

NFPA offers critical fire and electrical safety reminders about fireworks and grilling with 4th of July celebrations fast approaching

NFPA’s fire safety recommendations for revelers for the 4th of July celebrations With the Fourth of July fast approaching and the summer months upon us, indulging in barbecues, holiday parties and swimming often top the list of activities to enjoy during the summer season. To help everyone do so safely, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reminding people about potential summer fire and electrical hazards and providing tips and recommendations to minimise...

NFPA, IAFC and NVFC launch 2018 Safety Stand Down Quiz Sweepstakes for fire and emergency services personnel

NFPA-IAFC-NVFC unveil joint fire service safety initiative The “Fire Service Safety Stand Down Quiz” Sweepstakes is back as part of the annual Safety Stand Down campaign. Hosted by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in conjunction with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Safety Health & Survival Section and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the interactive online quiz emphasises the importance of the 2018 Safety Stand Down...

NFPA unveils theme “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – fire can happen anywhere” for Fire Prevention Week 2018

NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week 2018 theme aims at enhanced home fire security The latest statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) show that if you have a reported fire in your home, you are more likely to die today than you were a few decades ago. This startling statistic is behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware - fire can happen anywhere.” Fire Prevention Week takes place October 7-13, 2018....

NFPA's annual U.S. Firefighter Fatalities report for 2017 reflects 60 on-duty deaths, the lowest number in over 40 years

NFPA’s 2017 U.S. Firefighter Fatalities report reflects lowest on-job deaths in 40 years The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released its annual U.S. Firefighter Fatalities report, which showed a total of 60 U.S. firefighter fatalities while on duty in 2017. This number represents the lowest total reported since 1977, when NFPA began reporting on-duty firefighter fatalities; it is the sixth time in the last seven years that the total has been below 70 deaths....

DHF welcomes recommendations in Dame Judith’s final report for tougher Building Regulation and Fire Safety

As the report states, the use of fire doors, correctly installed and with stringent fire door maintenance procedures is an integral part of fire safety DHF (Door & Hardware Federation) has welcomed recommendations made in Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety’s final report published on 17 May.  “We wholeheartedly support the proposals set out in Dame Judith’s final report, particularly pertaining t...

Water Safety Campaign launched by North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service releases public advisory for safety from water bodies With the weather warming, the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is launching its water safety campaign, which will run from the 1st to the 30th June. Water Safety Campaign In 2016, 315 people accidentally drowned in the UK, with around 50% of these people taking part in everyday activities near water such as walking or running. Young drinkers are also at risk, with over 30%...

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