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Abloy’s Infographic Highlights The Risks Around Non-Compliance To Fire Door Safety

To mark the start of Fire Door Safety Week 2019, Abloy UK has launched an infographic that uncovers recent statistics around fire door safety and highlights the risks around non-compliance. As well as explaining how fire can spread fast, Abloy also makes recommendations on how to make premises safe from fire, and discusses fire door regulations and responsibility – as well as the penalties for non-compliance. Pat Jefferies, Commercial Director of Abloy UK, comments: “Fire Door Safet...

MSA Showcases M1 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus At Emergency Services Show 2019, UK

Each year in Birmingham, fire brigades from around the United Kingdom come together to learn about the latest trends and emerging technologies in the fire service market. That’s why MSA Safety Incorporated, the provider of firefighter safety, selected the Emergency Services Show to showcase its new M1 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and the overall depth of MSA’s fire service product portfolio. With the U.K. firefighter safety market identified as a key strategic growth opp...

Rosenbauer’s FIRE FLEX Firefighting Protective Suit Is Certified As Per Safety Standards

Emergency crews are confronted by a wide variety of hazardous situations on a daily basis. Heat, flames, water, razor-sharp protruding parts and falling masonry, etc. pose constant sources of danger in various scenarios. But also dangers arising from overheating and fatigue often test the limits of emergency personnel in such exceptional situations. FIRE FLEX FIRE FLEX firefighter protective suit is certified according to EN 469, EN 1149-5, EN 61482-2, EN 343 and EN 14360 In order to ensure t...

Yeoman Shield To Showcase Its Fire Door Protection Products During FDSW

From 23rd to 29th September, Yeoman Shield will be taking part in Fire Door Safety Week. Fire door safety is an important part of building maintenance and it can literally save lives. It’s vital that awareness is raised on this issue, as many people don’t understand the actual function of fire doors which can lead to their damage and misuse. The main purpose of fire doors is to stop the spread of smoke and fire. In the case of a fire, this can prevent further damage to the building...

NFPA Research Report Shows 43 Percent Of U.S. Fire Stations Older Than Four Decades

As the condition of aging bridges, roadways, transportation resources, and grids across the U.S. has increasingly become the focus of discussion, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has issued Renovations Needs of the U.S. Fire Service, a new report on the fire service’s aging infrastructure. Two key findings within the report show that more than 21,000 firehouses across the country are beyond 40 years of age with total replacement costs estimated to be in the $70-$100 billion...

Vimpex Displays 360 Degree Rescue Solutions At Emergency Services Show 2019

Showcasing at the Emergency Services Show (NEC Birmingham, Stand C71, 18-19 September) are rugged innovative 360 degree rescue solutions from the UK’s leader, Vimpex, dedicated to delivering new levels of performance to emergency services teams at any incident. There will be lots of new and versatile products to see, including the new Pacific R6 Helmet range - helmets for Ambulance, Fire & Rescue and Police; an interactive area where visitors can trial the multi-featured next generati...

Beele Engineering’s NOFIRNO Gasket For Manholes Withstands Heavy-Duty Fire Test

Manholes on-board ships or in industrial or offshore plants are generally only used from time to time. The manholes are closed most of the time and are only opened when there is a need for maintenance or other activities to be performed on the installation. Gaskets are used to ensure the steel sealing plates reliably seal off the manhole. The NOFIRNO gaskets supplied by Beele Engineering for these types of systems were recently subjected to one of the most severe fire tests possible. Tested To...

Trigion Expands Security Services Division With New Head Of Sales Hiring

Security and fire systems specialist, Trigion Security Services, has bolstered its team with a new senior appointment, as the firm continues to strengthen its presence within the UK market. Richard Webster has joined Trigion as Head of Sales for the Security Services division – Trigion’s specialist manned security business. With over 30 years industry experience, Richard has held senior positions within a number of well known, and well respected regional and national security servic...

AF&RS Firefighters To Take Part In Fire Safety Demonstration At USAR Open Day

Hicks Gate Fire Station will be throwing its doors open to the public this Saturday (17/08), showcasing Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) and how firefighters keep local communities safe. From 10am to 4pm, the open day will focus on the national resilience capabilities that ensure community safety through location extraction and stabilization in structural collapse. Staff will also demonstrate risk reduction and how everyone can play a part in making safety a key part of their daily lives throug...

Firefighters Send Out Fire Safety Advisory To Take Extra Care And Precaution During Heatwave Conditions

Firefighters have issued a summer heat safety plea following several incidents cornfields, grass and crop fires in Kent that have been linked to the hot and dry weather the county is currently experiencing. Countering wildfire incidents Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) deals frequently with rural fires, but during periods of hot and dry weather, incidents on grassland have the potential to become much bigger wildfires. Last year (2018), KFRS responded to almost 700 grassfires, and so far, t...

Fire Protection System Provider Viking Corporation Introduces A Stainless Steel Fusible Link Sprinkler

The Viking Corporation, a pioneer in fire protection and life safety systems, has introduced a stainless steel sprinkler with a fusible link operating element – the first of its kind in the fire protection industry. The new Model VK368 is a standard response pendent sprinkler and is cULus Listed and FM Approved for corrosive environments. Stainless Steel Sprinkler Body The Model VK368 features a stainless steel sprinkler body, deflector, and seat. With a solder link operating element, th...

Apollo Fire Detectors’ Executive Speaks On ‘What Will Brexit Mean For The British Fire Industry?’ at FIREX International 2019

British fire safety firms need to take ‘plan B action’ and start preparing for what Brexit could mean when it comes to selling products in Europe, according to one expert. Speaking at FIREX International 2019 event recently, Apollo’s Head of System Integration and Technical Support, Paul Pope, said, “Companies should be prepared to do “business as usual” and ensure supply chains are maintained. You cannot be prepared for Brexit if you secretly believe it won&...

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