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US Fire Pump Announces HVP600 The Powerful Apparatus Fire Pump At FDIC 2018

US Fire Pump is excited to announce the newest HVP6000 for fire apparatus applications. Available in midship or rear mounted applications. This single volute fire pump tested above any NFPA1901, fire truck mounted pump on the market. Other manufacturers have tried and failed to achieve an apparatus fire pump as powerful as this. US Fire Pump’s High Velocity Pumps are more than just volume. President/CEO, Chris Ferrara, states, “Our pumps produce both volume and pressure which is wha...

NFPA Standards Council Votes To Cease Standards Development Of NFPA 277

In making its decision, the Council concluded there is a fundamental lack of consensus on how to test and evaluate residential upholstered furniture flammability exposed to a flaming ignition source After reviewing the entire record before it, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards Council voted to cease standards development of NFPA 277, Standard Methods of Tests for Evaluating Fire and Ignition Resistance of Upholstered Furniture using a Flaming Igniti...

CFSI AND IFSTA Honor NFA's Mike Weller With 2018 Dr. Anne W. Phillips Award For Leadership In Fire Safety Education

Mike Weller is to be honored with the 2018 Dr. Anne W. Phillips Award for Leadership in Fire Safety Education at the 30th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner in Washington, DC, Maryland, USA on April 19, 2018. The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and the International Fire Service Training Association at Fire Protection Publications, Oklahoma State University (IFSTA/FPP/OSU) together announced that Mike Weller has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Dr. Anne W....

Halma Grabs Company Of The Year Honor At The PLC Awards 2017

Halma has been named ‘Company of the Year' at this year’s PLC Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on 15 March. The coveted ‘Company of the Year’ award recognizes and rewards the Main Market company that has clearly demonstrated that success is not just a short-term phenomenon. They will be “a soundly financed, growth business with a long-term vision and commitment to sustainability”. Group Of Life-Saving Technology Companies The award, present...

NFPA Names Denise Hynes As Winner Of 2018 Fire And Life Safety Educator Of The Year Award

Denise Hynes has developed teacher workshops, prop kits, and safety events using NFPA programs The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has named Denise Hynes, public educator for Toronto Fire Services, as the 2018 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year. Hynes will be recognised at NFPA’s 122nd Conference & Expo, the premier event in fire and life safety, this June in Las Vegas. Each year, NFPA bestows the Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year award on...

North Yorkshire Fire And Rescue Service Prosecutes Marine Residence For Fire Safety Violations

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service officers found multiple serious safety deficiencies at Marine Residence On the 9th December 2016, an anonymous complaint was received regarding the fire safety provisions at Marine Residence (a hotel), at 6-7 Belmont Road, Scarborough. Fire Safety Officers from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service visited the building and found multiple serious deficiencies, namely: • A suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment had not b...

Checkmate Fire Puts The Spotlight On Fire-Resistant Glass And Its Specifications

With public awareness now high around fire safety, the glazing component of structures is more important than ever as fire-resistant glass is an important requirement on many projects. Fire-resistant glass is specialist glass that has been proven to provide a period protection against fire during a Fire Resistance Test. The degree of protection offered depends on the type of fire rated glass used but generally speaking all fire rated glass acts as a barrier to help prevent the spread of flames...

VFIS Highlights Ways To Safeguard An Organization From An Active Shooter

Don Cox, VFIS Education Specialist, shares active shooter preparedness tips and assessment tools in EMS World. Here’s a shocking fact: In the U.S., there was approximately one mass shooting per day in 2017. Preforming Risk Assessments Regularly preform risk assessments that include: Identifying vulnerable areas within your organization and community, and recommending ways to reduce them Supplying the latest information/tips/ training methods to your members Developing partnerships...

NFPA’s All-new Fact Sheets And Online Portal Provide Data On All 50 U.S. States’ Fire Service Progress, Needs And Challenges

The fact sheets for all 50 U.S. states serve as a snapshot of where each state has made improvements in meeting the needs of its communities How well are the needs of fire departments in your state being met? Access the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) all-new, state-by-state fact sheets and online portal, which deliver statewide and customisable data, to find out. Both resources were developed using results from the association’s four U.S. Needs Asses...

SOTERIA Dimension By Apollo Shortlisted For The Safety and Health Excellence (SHE) Awards 2018

Apollo’s SOTERIA Dimension has been shortlisted in the ‘Innovation of the year for Fire’ category at this year’s Safety and Health Excellence (SHE) Awards. The SHE Awards recognize outstanding achievements in health, safety, wellbeing, fire safety and security. Winners of the 10 categories will be announced at a gala dinner on the 11th of April at the Vox in Resorts World, NEC Birmingham, hosted by Rory Bremner. Flat Optical Fire Detectors SOTERIA® Dimension is a r...

Checkmate Fire To Showcase Fire Stopping Services And Alufire Platform At The Fire Safety Event 2018

Checkmate Fire will kick off this year’s exhibiting at the Fire Safety Event at the Birmingham NEC on 10-12 April 2018. The event, an independent event dedicated to supporting the UK’s fire and safety industry, features a powerful combination of education, networking and business support designed to help organizations maintain the very highest standards of fire safety. Checkmate will be featuring both their range of fire stopping services & products and their LPCB certified fire...

NFPA’s EFFECT Tool Helps AHJs And Others Proactively Assess, Prioritise And Remediate Combustible Facade Fire Risks In High-rise Buildings

EFFECT will highlight the need for a more detailed risk assessment by a qualified team of facade and fire engineers The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has created EFFECT, an Exterior Facade Fire Evaluation Comparison Tool to help global building owners, facility managers and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) proactively assess risk in their high-rise building inventory with combustible facades. Enforcement authorities and those responsible for managing large...

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