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North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service fines York Landlord £7,000 for serious fire safety issues

The fire alarm and detection system had not been tested, serviced, and maintained as it should have On the 4th September 2016, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a report of a fire at flats on Fulford Road in York. During the incident, which had been caused by an electrical fault near to the fuse board, fire officers found that the fire alarm and detection system provided for the two flats and communal hallway was not working. Further investigation found th...

EPISECC demonstrates information technology enabling interoperability between public safety agencies for Pan-European crisis and disaster management

The collaborative project to enhance European public safety showcases innovative information technology At the Civil Protection Center in Palmanova, Italy, the research project EPISECC1, funded by the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme FP7, demonstrated innovative information technology to enable interoperability between public safety agencies. The electronic information exchange between these stakeholders will aide them in response to large disasters, such...

Apollo Fire Detectors installs SOTERIA range of fire detectors at The University of Hertfordshire to ensure fire safety

The fire detection system upgrade saw over 680 SOTERIA devices installed across the four buildings Apollo Fire Detectors announced the installation of its innovative SOTERIA range of detectors at The University of Hertfordshire, a modern education establishment based in Hatfield which is home to over 25,000 staff and students. Advanced fire detection The university’s ‘2020 Estates Vision’ is a detailed plan which sets out an ongoing maintenance and improvem...

Pierce Manufacturing delivers Pierce Velocity pumpers and Pierce 100-foot aerial platform to Redmond Fire Department

The aerial platform offers a 50-mph wind rating, a five-inch waterway, and a wide and roomy platform basket Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has placed two Pierce Velocity pumpers and a Pierce 100-foot aerial platform into service with the Redmond Fire Department located in Redmond, Washington. Following the department’s ‘push in’ ceremony, Redmond Fire Department’s fleet is 100% Pierce apparatus. Fire suppression and emergenc...

Advanced MxPro intelligent fire panels enhanced fire safety at Durham Cathedral

The system comprises of two MxPro 5 panels, linked by fault-tolerant network cards Durham Cathedral, the 1,000-year-old World Heritage Site and one of Britain’s most visited buildings, is now protected by intelligent fire panels from Advanced. Founded in 1093 and the final resting place of St Cuthbert, Durham Cathedral remains the seat of the Bishop of Durham, the fourth most senior cleric in the Church of England. As well as being the North-East home of the Magna Carta...

Firefighters run in support of Veterans In Action Charity

All the money raised during the run will go to military veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder On Tuesday 30th May, 2017, firefighter Terrance Gregg who is based at York fire station and Watch Manager Justin Rowe who is based at Malton fire station will set off from York fire station and run 296 miles, to North Devon, over a number of days. They are planning to arrive on Saturday 11th June at Royal Marine Base, Chivenor, North Devon, the home of Justin’s old regim...

Kentec's Syncro control panel enhances fire safety at Ten Square Hotel in Belfast

Syncro can be configured to suit all types of system from the simplest to the highly complex A £60m expansion of Belfast’s boutique hotel is being protected by a new and upgraded fire safety system that has Kentec control panel technology at its heart. Phase one of Ten Square Hotel Belfast’s impressive 50-bedroom extension was completed in December 2016, with work on the whole project set to finish later this year. This first ph...

Emergency First Responder scheme helps firefighters respond to over 150 life-threatening emergencies

Each EFR has been trained in basic life support, CPR, and oxygen therapy Retained firefighters at Pickering, Helmsley, and Lythe have now responded to over 150 life-threatening emergencies as Emergency First Responders. A recent review of the scheme, shows that the Emergency First Responders have attended 28 instances of breathing difficulties, four cardiac arrests, and 35 instances of chest pain along with a number of other incident types (between 1st April 2016 and 31s...

Honeywell’s toxin-resistant Life Guard Hood protects firefighters against hazardous substances

Honeywell’s latest firefighter gear, Life Guard Hood ensures firefighters’ safety Honeywell, global supplier of protective gear for firefighters and other emergency responders, has developed a new hood to better protect firefighters from the long-term health threats of hazardous substances produced when today's building materials burn. Honeywell Life Guard Hood Honeywell's new Life Guard Hood features an innovative design and fabrics that provide better blocking...

Apollo Fire Detectors’ fire safety solutions boost security at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Over 6,000 devices are linked to fire control panels which communicate via a central monitoring system The India Habitat Centre (IHC), a new national business centre located in India’s capital city of New Delhi, has chosen an Apollo fire detection system to safeguard the staff, visitors, buildings, and property at its innovative site. Designing a fire detection system The IHC is a multipurpose building combining work, commercial and social spaces. The idea for the cent...

Notifier by Honeywell installs fire detection systems to protect money.co.uk facility in Cirencester, UK

The Opal photoelectric smoke detectors are linked to Pearl control panels for enhanced protection money.co.uk recently completed a £3m renovation project to transform a Grade II listed castle into the ultimate high-tech workplace. To keep employees and visitors safe, innovative fire detection technology from Notifier by Honeywell has been installed throughout. Reliable fire detection system A Star Wars themed cinema, a library that has a secret passage i...

Bristol Uniforms signs five-year contract with Airservices Australia to supply and maintain airport firefighter PPE

Bristol Uniforms will supply 1,900 sets of PPE in three batches over the next two years Bristol Uniforms, together with its distributor Pac Fire Australia, has landed a five-year contract with Airservices Australia to supply and maintain its airport firefighter PPE. Airservices Australia is responsible for managing Australia’s aviation rescue firefighting (ARFF) services at 26 of the country’s busiest airports, including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, a...

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