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Commercial Properties Must Prioritise Fire Safety As MSL Data Reveals An Increase In Fire-Related Incidents

Commercial properties left vacant or unattended throughout the pandemic are likely to have deteriorated over time, creating increasingly hazardous environments. As many businesses are now welcoming staff and visitors back into their facilities, safety has never been so important. Recent data has revealed that, despite a decline in fatal fire-related incidents since 2011, there has been an increase in incidents attended, proving that many properties still don’t have the correct fire safety...

Allegion On Fire Door Safety - Time To Bridge The Gap

Fire safety doesn’t happen by accident, it requires universal attention. With that, Karen Trigg of Allegion UK explores why the importance of working fire doors is often overlooked and why now is an opportune time to bridge the gap between fire safety education and action. Improving fire safety within UK buildings is a challenge we are all continuously facing. Irrelevant of the sector, it’s of the highest importance for any building type - from schools and hospitals to high-rise res...

Kentec And Fire Crest Support The Focus Training Group In Delivering Real-Life Fire Safety Training

Kentec Electronics, a manufacturer of life-critical fire control systems, has donated a quantity of fire control panels to The Focus Training Group, an independent training provider, based in the Southwest of England to support relevant and effective training and promote safety and professionalism in the trade. The donation includes three Synchro AS fire panels and two Sigma XT extinguishant control panels (one 2 zones and one 4 zones). Fire Crest, a Kentec Installation Partner (KIP), which is...

AFSA's Jason Williams And Tom Noble Appointed To NFPA Technical Committees

The American Fire Sprinkler Association is pleased to announce that Jason Williams, C.E.T., manager of ITM technical training, and Tom Noble, C.E.T., technical programs specialist, has been appointed to several 2017 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) technical committees. Jason Williams Jason Williams has been appointed to serve on the technical committee for NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. He has nearly 20 yea...

American Fire Sprinkler Association Named Exclusive Sprinkler Partner Of Homes For Our Troops

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is pleased to announce a partnership with Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) as its exclusive fire sprinkler provider. In this role, AFSA along with its local partners will both donate the sprinkler systems as well as the installation services for HFOT homes.   HFOT's mission is to build and donate specially adapted custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Since its inception in 2004, HFOT has buil...

Kentec Welcomes Fortus To Their KAD Scheme By Providing Them Dedicated Product Training And Support

Kentec Electronics, a manufacturer of life-critical control systems, has welcomed Fortus Group Holdings (‘Fortus’) to its Kentec Authorized Distributor (KAD) scheme, providing the fire and security distributor with dedicated product training and support, enhancing its ability to provide comprehensive solutions to installers.  The KAD scheme is a global network of specialists, experts and trained fire alarm distribution companies, that are recognized for their high levels of Ken...

Fire Brigades Union Launches A Training Called DECON To Help Firefighters In Reducing Exposure To Toxic Substances During A Fire

New training for firefighters aims to fight the cancer threat to them from fires, by taking aim at the toxic substances that fires produce. UK firefighters surveyed as part of University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) research were four times more likely to have been diagnosed with cancer than the general population. It’s thought that firefighter’s exposure to those toxic substances could be playing a part in their increased risk of getting cancer and other diseases. Better cleaning...

FlamePro Unveils Defender Wildland Firefighting Suit That Sets New PPE Benchmark For The Industry

Wildland fires are an increasing threat in the United Kingdom. They’re high risk, difficult to manage, and create a set of very particular circumstances for firefighters, who are battling the blaze. And with wildland call-outs measured in days, rather than hours, fire services need a kit that’s as tough as the terrain that they’re working on. Defender wildland firefighting suit FlamePro, a British manufacturing specialist of life-saving garments for firefighters, has unveiled...

NVFC Member Firefighters Given Final Chance To Win MSA Cairns XF1 Fire Helmet, As Part Of MSA Safety And NVFC’s Annual Giveaway

Volunteer firefighters who are also National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) members have one final chance to enter and win a personalized MSA Safety Incorporated’s MSA Cairns XF1 Fire Helmet. This is the last of three helmets that will be given out in 2021. MSA Cairns XF1 Fire Helmet The jet-style design of the Cairns XF1 Fire Helmet reduces snag hazards, provides a personalized fit, and houses its own integrated light module. Plus, the soft goods are removable, washable, and replaceable,...

Fire-Dex Announces The Acquisition Of Marken PPE Restoration To Provide Clean And Repair Services To Fire Departments

Fire-Dex announces the acquisition of Marken PPE Restoration, a UL verified Independent Service Provider (ISP) of clean and repair services based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. This business is the third ISP Fire-Dex has acquired, following the purchase of Gear Wash in 2019 and Done Right Fire Gear in 2020. This acquisition will allow the company to expand its efforts to provide clean and repair services to departments in untouched regions throughout the West. Making solid connections The broad se...

Bosch Provides Free Remote Fire Safety App On iOS And Android For Their Remote Services License Holders

Businesses and building owners can now check on the fire safety status of their properties remotely with the Bosch remote fire safety app, running on the new ‘remote interact’ feature of the Bosch remote services portfolio for Bosch fire alarm systems. The application provides peace of mind to end-users and system integrators alike who can easily monitor the condition of their fire alarm systems from a distance. The app also sends push notifications in the case of emergency events &...

Armstrong Fluid Technology Unveils The Industry’s First Self-Regulating, Variable Speed Fire Pump - Design Envelope Fire Pump

Armstrong Fluid Technology has unveiled its industry-renowned Design Envelope Fire Pump unit, along with Fire Pump Manager, a new and connected service for tracking pump performance. In addition to providing important new safety benefits, Armstrong’s new Design Envelope Fire Pump holds the distinction of being the first self-regulating, variable-speed fire pump, to meet NFPA-20 (2019 Edition), Section 4.8 standards. variable-speed fire pump This innovation allows simplification of the p...

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