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AFEX Enhances Control Unit V1.7 With Additional Features

AFEX Fire Suppression Systems control unit has been field-proven for almost 10 years. It is durable, powerful, reliable, and easy to use. This unit features a programmable LCD display, standalone battery, internal data log, telematics connectivity, audible and visual alarms, and up to two simultaneous detection circuits. New Features USB downloadable data log Data log storage increased to 3272 entries Real-time clock for time-stamped entries Normally closed Alarm and Problem relays provid...

FireClear And Phos-Chek Collaborate To Deliver Colorless, Long-Lasting Fire Retardant Solution For Wildfires

FireClear and Phos-Chek have teamed up to deliver a colorless, long-lasting fire retardant solution, Phos-Chek Wildfire Home Defense (Phos-Chek), the very same formulation that is dropped from planes to counter the raging fires caused by most American wildfires. Now, users can take advantage of Phos-Chek Wildfire Home Defense (the exact same formula used by the USDA Forest Service). It is environmentally friendly and safe for both pets and people. One application of Phos-Chek is that it can hel...

BAFE And UK Government Advisory On Fire Safety Regulations Put The Onus On Building Owners To Ensure Buildings’ Fire Safety

Apsana Begum, Labor MP for Poplar and Limehouse, has asked the UK Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government that “Whether he plans to provide funding for remedial work to buildings which do not comply with fire safety regulations but do not have problems relating to cladding.” Fire safety legislation The Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government) Christopher Pincher, Conservative MP for Tamworth, reminded building owners and premises manage...

Ponsse Oyj Releases Firefighting Equipment To Be Installed In The Load Spaces Of Forwarders For Extinguishing Wildfires

Ponsse (Ponsse Oyj) has announced the release of firefighting equipment to be installed in the load spaces of forwarders for extinguishing wildfires efficiently. “Forest machine is the most natural and effective way to access a forest fire area. Operations in difficult terrain come as second nature to them, and they have more than enough capacity in their hydraulic system for demanding conditions,” said Juha Haverinen, Ponsse's Product Manager of forwarders. Firefighting equipment&...

Amkus Announces Participation At The 2020 Fire Expo With ION Tools On Display

Behind every great firefighter is a department and behind every great department is Firehouse Expo, the trade show and expo for the fire industry, offering all the behind-the-scenes tools, training, equipment and exposure to the ideas and inspiration firefighters need to be bright and brave in the business. Amkus recommends not to miss the event that everyone is talking about. Firehouse Expo, the fire-service event in North America, is bigger than ever. 2020’s event includes 32 hands-on t...

Holmatro Introduces Pentheon Series Rescue Tools With Speed Control And Battery Management

Unparalleled speed, ultimate control and battery management made easy: Holmatro launches a new series of high-tech cordless rescue tools, designed to outperform all other tools on the market, regardless of whether these are battery-powered or connected to an external pump by means of a hose. The Pentheon Series offers a much higher speed than other rescue equipment. This is thanks to a new and patented mechatronic system inside these tools. Maximized oil flow This system optimizes the motor a...

Perimeter Solutions Acquires LaderaTech And FORTIFY Fire Retardant Technology

Perimeter Solutions, globally renowned company in fire safety chemical solutions, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Colorado-based LaderaTech, a biomaterials company with commercial technology in wildfire prevention and the delivery of agriculture chemicals. The acquisition includes LaderaTech's FORTIFY Fire Retardant technology and rights to associated intellectual property. FORTIFY Fire Retardant technology The addition of FORTIFY technology, which is used in ground-bas...

Lebanon Fire Department Attends To An Accident Using Spreader And Cutters From Amkus

Lebanon Fire Department responded to a two vehicle accident (4 patients in one vehicle and one patient in the other vehicle) on Route 19 at Washington / Russell County Line with entrapment. One patient died at the scene, one patient died at hospital, and one patient was transported to Wake Forest with life threating injuries (not sure on status). The rescue team sent by Lebanon Fire Department used the Amkus spreader and cutters to gain access to the patient and then had to use the extended tips...

AFEX Fire Suppression System ISO 9001:2015 Certified For Quality Management System

AFEX Fire Suppression Systems is proud to announce that the company was awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification for our Quality Management System (QMS) by NSF International Strategic Relations on January 31, 2020. The ISO 9000 family is the world's known quality management standard. ISO 9001:2015 is built on various quality management principles, including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach, and continual improvement. Using ISO 9001:2015...

FIA Gives Grenfell Tower Fire Investigation Update – Firms Not Ready To Give Evidence Without Promise Of Immunity

The firms, ranging from the architects Studio E, current and former staff at the main contractor Rydon, the TMO and Harley Facades, which are being investigated for their involvement in the Grenfell Tower Fire of 2017 that resulted in the death of 72 people, want a guarantee from Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox that they will be protected from prosecution when they give evidence, stated the latest Fire Industry Association (FIA) report in the inquiry matter. ‘Michael Mansfield QC, who is r...

Kaleb Tyree And Jacob Morris Perform Rescue Operations Using Amkus E- Hydraulic Tool

Firefighter Kaleb Tyree got to save a female life with the new Amkus E- Hydraulic tool. The quick use of the tool helped him and Firefighter Jacob Morris extricate the female from the car. Firefighter Morris used Amkus spreader to gain access to the proper cutting points they needed. The new E- Hydraulic Tools at the department helped them get the patient out faster and safer. Names and titles of individuals that directly supervised, actually operated, or provided direct assistance to the opera...

Vimpex Discusses The Role Of Extrication Tools' Role In Rescue Operations As A Supplier Of Ogura And Paratech

Extrication is an extremely complex discipline which requires a high level of skill, knowledge and understanding in order to ensure a safe and successful outcome. In the past 25 years, the demands on the rescuer and the expectations placed upon them has changed beyond all recognition. While basic extrication techniques haven’t massively changed, rescuers have had to refine their skills to face up to the newer, more challenging situations as the materials and technologies used in vehicles...

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