Fire Safety Planning - Case Studies

Fike’s Integrated Voice Evacuation Keeps Mystique Community Ice Center Safe

The new Mystique Community Ice Center opened its doors in Dubuque, Iowa just in time to meet the chill that’s in the air. Home to the United States Hockey League’s expansion team, the Fighting Saints, the 3,200 seat arena is dedicated to all things ice. Since the Ice Center, like any sporting venue, may contain large amounts of people at any given time, the Local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) required a voice evacuation system be included in the overall life safety solution pr...

Fike’s FM-200 Fire Suppression System Helps To Stop Fire In The Computer Room At BRS-Intron

On September 24th, 2004 BRS-Intron, a computer company based in Visby, Sweden, averted what could have been a major disaster. Because it is a full-service company, specializing in complete product solutions, servicing and financing, BRS-Intron’s business is heavily dependent on the continuous operation of its business systems. For this reason, it chose Fike Corporation’s FM-200® (HFC-227ea) clean agent fire suppression system for the protection of its computer equipment. This fa...

Motorola Solutions Announces 5-Year Agreement To Modernize And Upgrade Lithuanian Public Safety Communications Network

Motorola Solutions has signed a five-year maintenance, support and TETRA digital radio system upgrade agreement with the Information Technology and Communications Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania to modernize and maintain the country’s nationwide TETRA digital radio network. The network provides Lithuania’s public safety organizations such as the State Border Guard Service police, fire and rescue departments as well as ambulances and state la...

Patol Fire Detection’s Infra-Red Detector Averts Fire At Waste Recycling Plant

The vital role that infra-red transit heat sensors can play in protecting waste management sites from the threat of fire has been illustrated by an incident at a dry mixed recycling (DMR) plant. The nature of waste recycling means that the range of materials being processed is varied. In this case a 18v lithium ion battery was shredded, with the resulting damage causing the battery to arc. With no protection fitted to the shredder outfeed, the battery was carried into a dosing bunker where it c...

Pierce Manufacturing Secures Order Of 11 Custom Fire Apparatus For Greenwood County Fire Service

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has announced that it has secured an order of 11 custom apparatus for Greenwood County Fire Service in South Carolina. The order is made up of custom apparatus including five Saber FR pumpers, four Pierce dry-side tankers, an Ascendant 107’ aerial ladder, and a Pierce 100’ heavy-duty rear mount aerial tower. This monumental apparatus order for Greenwood County Fire Service has been placed in partnership with South Carolina&rs...

ZFP Addressable Fire Panels By C-TEC’s Safeguards And Suits Requirements Of School In Middlesex

A powerful network of C-TEC’s ZFP addressable fire panels is safeguarding Sunbury Manor School in Middlesex. Programmed with sophisticated cause and effects to suit the school’s special requirements, the 4-loop touch-screen control panels connect to a series of detection devices including 250 of C-TEC’s EN54-23 certified visual alarm devices to provide top quality fire protection at the 1025-pupil capacity school. Emergency Lockdown Policy The system also has a lockdown facil...

Pierce Manufacturing Delivers Five Enforcer Pumpers And An Ascendant 107’ Aerial Ladder To Mobile Fire-Rescue Department

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has delivered five Pierce Enforcer pumpers and an Ascendant 107’ Aerial Ladder to the City of Mobile, Alabama’s Mobile Fire-Rescue Department (MFRD). The delivery represents the first Pierce apparatus to be put into service for the department. Enforcer pumpers Mark Sealy, Fire Chief, the City of Mobile Fire-Rescue Department (MFRD), said “As our fleet began to age, we understood the critical need to put apparatus into...

ASP Fire Safeguards Macadamia-Nut Processing Company With Its Smoke Detector

To reduce the fire risk, and comply with regional regulations, a Mpumalanga macadamia-nut processing company called on risk consulting specialist ASP Fire during the planning of its processing plant to implement a turnkey solution. This involved designing compartmentalization, safety distances, access routes, and the installation of the fire-detection system itself. “Macadamia nuts have a high fat content of 70%,” says ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk, which poses a high fire risk i...

Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District Extinguishes Barge Fire Started Post-Independence Day Pyrotechnics Show

One of three barges from which fireworks were launched at Lake Tahoe’s “Lights on the Lake” celebration – one of the nation’s largest Independence Day fireworks displays in the nation – caught fire in the early morning hours of July 5th following the highly choreographed performance. Lake Assault Marine 24 fireboat Fortunately, the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District quickly responded with Marine 24, its new Lake Assault fireboat that was recently placed...

AENA The Spanish Airports Giant Adds 14 Scania P 490 6×6 Fire Trucks To Its Emergency Fleet

AENA, the Spanish airports authority, has made a significant reinforcement to its firefighting and emergency capabilities with the addition of 14 Scania P 490 6×6 fire trucks. Each of the vehicles is equipped with a 13-litre Scania engine, and nine of the trucks have superstructures built by Iturri, while five have been built by Rosenbauer. equipped for airport emergencies According to Eurostat, Spain had the third-largest volume of airport traffic in 2017 (after the UK and Germany), wi...

Tema Sistemi Has Been Chosen To Extinguish The Last Outbreaks Of The Norman Atlantic

Tema Sistemi spa, a company from Taranto specialized in the design and production of fire prevention systems, has been chosen to extinguish the last outbreaks of the Norman Atlantic. The rapid reduction of the internal temperatures of the ship no longer made the shutdown necessary. Speed of shutdown Inaccessibility of the doors Use of a limited extinguishing quantity to avoid further damage to the ship. Fire extinguishing technology The fire extinguishing technology with added atomized...

Kent Fire And Rescue Service Fits Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) At Fire Stations Across Kent And Medway Region In The United Kingdom

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) has fitted public access defibrillators (PADs) outside of every fire station across Kent and Medway regions in the UK, along with making them freely available for use by local communities. The rollout of this equipment to 56 KFRS facilities countywide, is intended to give members of the public a better chance of helping to save someone who is in cardiac arrest. When someone suffers sudden cardiac arrest, prompt action by anyone nearby offers their only chance...

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