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Kentec Sheds Light On The Challenges And Solutions For Protecting Tall Buildings From Fire

Philip (James) Barton, Commercial Product Manager at Kentec, globally renowned life safety control systems manufacturer, discusses the challenges in protecting tall buildings from fire, what solutions the industry already has in place and what the future looks like. In the UK, when one thinks of fire safety and high-rise or ‘tall buildings’, Grenfell undoubtedly comes to mind. The disaster tragically highlighted two key challenges in protecting people in tall buildings: how to safel...

INTERSCHUTZ 2020 Is All Set To Shape The Future Of Fire Industry By Implementing New Technologies

When a trade fair decides on a lead theme, that is just the beginning. It is then up to exhibitors to take the next steps by breathing life into the lead theme – by featuring it at their stands, providing hands-on demos and sparking dialogue. "We are absolutely delighted at the early, strong commitment of our exhibiting partners and companies at INTERSCHUTZ 2020," says Martin Folkerts, Global Director of INTERSCHUTZ at the Deutsche Messe group of companies. "Our exhibitors are in the proc...

Atlantic Emergency Solutions, Certified Pierce Dealer, Opens New Service Centers In Maryland And North Carolina

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has announced that Atlantic Emergency Solutions has opened new service centers located in Salisbury, Maryland and Charlotte, North Carolina in the US. The new locations will service all makes and models of Pierce fire apparatus including third party aerial and ladder testing, pump testing, collision, fabrication and paint services, preventative maintenance, and all major and minor repairs. 24-hour mobile service support Each location w...

Lake Assault Boats To Provide Its Craft For Purchase Through HGACBuy Cooperative Purchasing Program

Lake Assault Boats, part of Fraser Shipyards and a manufacturer of purpose-built, mission-specific fire and rescue boats, announced that a wide array of the company’s craft is now available for purchase through HGACBuy, the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s (H-GAC) cooperative purchasing program. Two departments – one from Dallas and a second from the state of Virginia – recently made Lake Assault Boats purchases through this Texas-based national organization. “Purc...

Kentec Launches Gold-plated Fire Panels In Partnership With NAFFCO At Intersec 2019, Dubai

Kentec, the manufacturer of life-critical control systems, has launched in partnership with NAFFCO one of the world’s first gold plated Fire Panels at Intersec 2019. The UL approved analog addressable fire panel is available in four and eight slot variants, and ranges from two to 16 detection loops. It can provide up to 144 zone indications and support more than 2,000 detection devices and can network up to 128 panels, making it ideal for the largest sites such as schools, hospitals, mult...

Halma Acquires Rath Communications, A Part Of Business Marketers Group Inc.

Halma announces the acquisition of Business Marketers Group Inc., trading as Rath Communications, a provider of emergency communication systems for Areas of Refuge in the USA. Rath is based in Wisconsin, USA, and will become part of the Group’s Infrastructure Safety Sector. Elevator Safety And Healthcare Andrew Williams, Halma's Chief Executive, commented: “Rath extends Halma’s safety communications capabilities and adds a new market niche with its strong position in the Area...

Viking Group Announces Taking Over Fire Protection CPVC Business In Charlestown From NIBCO

The Viking Group, global manufacturer and distributor of fire protection products and services, has announced its acquisition of the fire protection CPVC business in Charlestown, Indiana from NIBCO, Inc. Based in Elkhart, Indiana, NIBCO is a major international manufacturer of valves, fittings and flow control products since 1904. For over a decade NIBCO has produced a broad range of BlazeMaster CPVC fittings for the fire sprinkler industry. In acquiring this business, Viking will integrate prod...

FFE To Showcase Its Beam Smoke Detectors And Flame Detectors At Intersec 2019

FFE Ltd & LAN Control Systems will be at Intersec 2019 on the 20-22nd January 2019 in Dubai. Intersec is a pioneer trade fair for security, safety and fire protection. It is one of the most diverse security events and offers the latest in security and safety solutions from the world’s pioneer brands. Visitors can come and join FFE at Stand 4-D31 to find out more about their range of Beam Smoke Detectors and Flame Detectors and see first-hand why Nimbus, a new solution for monitoring a...

Johnson Controls Develops Comprehensive CPD Sessions For Fire Detection Professionals

FireClass is pleased to be officially recognized as an accredited Continued Professional Development provider. Johnson Controls, puts great emphasis on educating and training industry professionals including fire consultants, engineers and facilities managers about the implications of industry codes and standards. They have developed a comprehensive program of Continued Professional Development (CPD), where each session focuses on addressing particular issues or concerns within the industry. I...

KFRS Firefighters Issue A Safety Warning After A Kitchen Was Damaged By Fire Due To Electrical Charger

Firefighters are issuing a safety warning about electrical chargers after a kitchen was severely damaged by a fire in Tunbridge Wells. Crews were alerted to the fire in Salisbury Road, Langton Green on Sunday afternoon (16th December) after the occupant’s mother entered the house while checking on the dog and discovered it to be smoke filled with a small fire ablaze. She quickly got the dog and herself out of the property and raised the alarm. When crews arrived, the ground floor of the...

National Volunteer Fire Council Announces Venue And Dates For NVFC Training Summit 2019 To Be Held In Portland

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is pleased to announce that the fifth NVFC Training Summit will take place June 14-15, 2019, in Portland, OR. Attendance is limited; pre-register today to secure your space. In addition, applications are now being accepted for a travel stipend. NVFC Training Summit 2019 This two-day seminar will provide an opportunity to participate in valuable classroom training as well as exchange ideas and best practices with attendees from across the country. The...

NVFC Announces Dates To Submit Nomination For Four Personalised Awards And National Recognition

Each spring, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) honors a firefighter who has provided a lifetime of service, an outstanding junior firefighter, and an exemplary junior firefighter program. With the addition of a new award, the NVFC will also honor a firefighter who has demonstrated leadership in the area of firefighter health and wellness. All recipients receive a personalized award and national recognition. The nomination period for the NVFC’s four annual awards is now open, with...

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