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Virtual Reality Emerging As A Training Tool In The Fire Service

Virtual reality (VR) is an emerging tool for training in the fire service The dangers of firefighting make it unfriendly to the concept of the learning curve. Before they put their lives on the line, firefighters should have knowledge and experience. But gaining knowledge and experience in the firefighting environment presents its own dangers. Virtual reality (VR) is an emerging tool for training in the fire service. Recreating the firefighting experience realistically in a v...

CNL Software unveils next-gen PSIM software at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) Security Conference 2018

CNL Software to exhibit PSIM software at GSX 2018 CNL Software, global provider of Physical Security Information management (PSIM) software, is pleased to announce that it will be demonstrating the latest developments to its IPSecurityCenter PSIM software at GSX. These developments include enhancements that increase performance and help reduce operational response times in distributed, large-scale and mission-critical PSIM deployments. The IPSecurityCenter demonstrations are o...

How Fire Departments Use Drones To Save Lives

Cost justification of drones is easy if you compare the cost with operating a helicopter Drones are an important new tool for the fire service and have already proven their ability to save lives. Willingness to embrace drones (or unmanned aerial vehicles [UAVs]) for fire applications varies widely by department, and it’s not just larger departments that are making the investment. Some smaller departments are investing in drones in a big way, even as some larger departmen...

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...

Spartan Emergency Response expands Latin American presence with orders for apparatus built on Spartan cabs and chassis

Spartan Emergency Response gets latest orders for Spartan apparatus Spartan Emergency Response, a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc, advances its position as the global supplier of safety driven design with two significant orders for apparatus built on custom Spartan cabs and chassis that are expected be delivered to Latin America later this month. The Cuerpo de Bomberos de Puerto Rico and the Cuerpo de Bomberos de Santiago chose Spartan apparatus equipped with Spartan Adva...

Semtech’s LoRa technology integrated into HEX SAFETY’s dynamic fire evacuation system

The HEX Dynamic Evacuation System communicates with the building’s existing fire alarm system and sends the safest direction to every HEX exit sign in the building Semtech Corporation, a supplier of high performance analogue and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced collaboration with HEX SAFETY (HEX), a smart fire prevention company in Taiwan, to incorporate Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology)...

Lincoln Road completes first transaction with investment in fire safety firm, Pro-Tec Fire & Safety

Lincoln Road invests in Pro-Tec Fire & Safety via an affiliate Lincoln Road Global Management, LLC, a private investment firm focused on investing in lower middle market businesses, announced that an affiliate has completed an investment in Pro-Tec Fire & Safety, global provider of fire extinguisher and safety services in the Southeast. This is Lincoln Road's first transaction since the investment team was assembled under the leadership of Managing Partner Jeff Magny....

Software Systems Improve Firefighter Emergency Preparedness

In communities of all sizes, fire crews are always in need of finding ways to improve preparedness and reduce risk. When fire departments use software systems that meet these needs, they stay safer and more informed on the scene. They also ensure that citizens stay safer during fire emergencies. Since the first organized response to a fire emergency began, firefighters have always made it a point to prevent injuries and minimize fire-related damage. However, since that time, technology has impr...

Mobile Firefighting Systems Provide Flexible Fire Protection For Major Facilities

A large refinery complex will need to address various hazard mitigation and control problems  Within traditional commercial and industrial firefighting systems, engineers have primarily focused on permanent installation designs rather than entertaining alternative or supplemental mobile firefighting systems. Permanent installation design is typically better understood, supported, and supplied throughout the fire protection engineering and manufacturing community. However...

How Online Risk Assessment Tools Can Make Buildings Safer

A number of shocking incidents involving fire have highlighted the need to better manage risks in buildings. David Adkins, managing director at Risk Warden, explains why some organisations need to give compliance with statutory regulations more focus and how the use of state-of-the-art online risk assessment tools can help to ensure that a building is as safe as possible. The Grenfell Tower disaster in London, in which 72 people lost their lives, brought the subject of fire safety into sharp fo...

Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service continue to tackle alarmingly high open fires across Norfolk County

Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service countering a spike in open and wildfire incidents across the county With the recent hot weather leading to a huge spike in demand, fire crews from across Norfolk continue to work around the clock to deal with a large number of fires in the open across the county. Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service Since the start of June, crews from Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service have attended a total of 191 open fire incidents in the hot and dry weather....

Drones and smaller UAVs increasingly adopted by public safety agencies for security

Drones and UAVs being increasing employed to ensure public security Small unmanned aerial vehicles, colloquially known as drones, are being adopted by more public safety agencies around the world than ever before; and the number of lives they’re saving is climbing dramatically. On one recent day, four people were saved by drones, in three separate incidents around the world. Drones Security Drone manufacturer DJI calls it a ‘marked new milestone in public safety...

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