Fire Safety Risk Assessment News

Apollo Fire Detectors’ Devices Chosen By Technoswitch To Protect Paradise Island Resort In The Seychelles

As part of a fire detection system upgrade, Apollo Fire Detectors’ devices were chosen to protect the exclusive Desroches Island Resort Hotel. The resort forms part of the Amirantes group of islands — a remote coral atoll approximately 230 km southwest of Mahé in the Seychelles. Desroches is approximately 6 km long, 1 km wide and boasts 14 km of immaculate white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters. This environmentally-conscious island is one of the most beautiful in the Ind...

Rosenbauer’s LED Conversion Kits Help Upgrade Vehicles In Terms Of Lighting And Requirements

Modern LED technology offers numerous advantages over conventional lighting. With Rosenbauer's LED conversion packages, even older vehicles can be retrofitted to individual customer requirements. Up-to-three-times greater luminosity, and tremendous lighting power: LED lighting actively contributes to increasing safety and efficiency in poor visibility conditions. With LED conversion kits from Rosenbauer, vehicles can be significantly upgraded in terms of lighting, and thus adapted to a brigade'...

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...

VFIS Congratulates Chief Jake Rhodes For Winning The IAFC Billy Goldfleder Fire Service Award

This year, the award was given to Chief Jake Rhodes of the Kingman Fire Department in Kingman Arizona. It was presented during the 2018 International Association of Fire Chiefs annual conference in Dallas, Texas. Chief Rhodes was selected as the award recipient after he successfully implemented a bold new medical and physical program that helps deliver on the promise of making sure that everyone across his organization is mentally and physically fit for the long haul. Health and Wellness Progr...

UTC Fire And Security Releases GS960 Series Acoustic Glass Break Detectors To Control Intrusion Detection

The GS960 Series are acoustic glass break detectors which give an alarm when glass is smashed at intrusion attempts through windows, doors and glazed walls. They use an advanced micro-controller technology which is programmed to take a lot of relevant acoustic factors into account. Using ‘Digital Room Compensation’ these detectors can distinguish between a true glass break and other irrelevant sounds. Having a covering distance up to nine meters and a coverage angle of 165° allo...

CoreLogic’s Data Analysis Report Shows 23,044 Homes At Risk Due To The Wildfires In Northern And Southern California

CoreLogic, a global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, released updated data analysis showing 23,044 homes with a total reconstruction cost value (RCV) of approximately $8.6 billion are at high or extreme risk of wildfire damage within the perimeters of the Camp Fire in Northern California and the Woolsey Fire in Southern California. Due to the increased containment of these two wildfires, CoreLogic has revised the area of analysis from ZIP code regions to the...

Global Application Of Passive Fire Protection (PFP) Materials Driven By Increased Awareness About Fire Safety - Melvin Bright Report

The global market for Passive Fire Protection (PFP) Materials is estimated to reach US$ 30.2 billion by 2025. Growth in the market will be driven by the growing number of fire accidents, stringent fire safety regulations, and technological advances and product innovations. The growing number of fire accidents worldwide in recent years has led to the implementation of increasingly stringent regulations related to fire safety across the globe. In this background, demand for fire management produc...

Draka Designs Firetuf Cable Series For Smooth Operations In Tunnels, Undergrounds And Fire Alarm Systems

Draka’s Firetuf cable series for the cabling of tunnel systems has grown with the launch of the new Firetuf OFC-LT-SWA fire resistant loose tube cable with steel wire armour. As with all Firetuf cables, Firetuf OFC-LT-SWA has been designed for harsh environments and to ensure fail-safe management of operational systems in tunnels, underground railways and fire alarm systems. A steel wire armoured, refractory cable, Firetuf OFC-LT-SWA is ideal for heavy duty applications due to its high me...

Vimpex Invests In Transforming Business To Become World’s Independent Manufacturer And Distributor Of Fire Alarm Sounders

“The fire sector is undergoing rapid change whilst constantly evolving, which requires manufacturers to adapt and innovate,” Vimpex Managing Director James Jones explained to guests at the unveiling of the company's ambitious new state-of-the-art manufacturing production facility at Great Wakering, Essex. He was responding to an opening address by Sir David Amess MP, Chair of the All Parliamentary Group for Fire & Rescue. This major development of the company’s capabilitie...

Notifier By Honeywell Releases Product Spotlight For Its Flame Detection Range

This product spotlight focuses on Notifier by Honeywell’s Flame Detection range, which comprises of 2 families. The FSX range, being suitable for industrial type applications, Zone 1 hazardous area units and the FSL range, being Zone 2 hazardous area units. Notifier by Honeywell has also developed an Application based tool, the Flame Detector Wizard, to help you find the right Flame Detector for your application. Flame Detection Wizard A series of questions, each with guides, will lead t...

Allstate Escape Route Mobile App Helps Families Practice Fire Escape Plans Using Augmented Reality

In recognition of National Fire Prevention Week, Allstate has released Escape Route, a new Allstate Mobile app feature, to help families create and practice fire escape plans using augmented reality (AR). According to the National Fire Protection Association, U.S. fire departments respond to a home fire every 90 seconds. Yet only one- third of American households have developed and practiced a home fire escape plan: something Allstate hopes to change through this new smartphone experience. Rea...

Andersen Windows Encourages Homeowners To Prevent And Prepare For Home Fires On National Fire Prevention Week

October 7-13 is National Fire Prevention Week and Andersen Windows is encouraging homeowners to familiarize themselves with ways to prevent and prepare for home fires. As part of its LookOut For Kids window safety program, Andersen offers materials and tips to help educate homeowners and caregivers on window safety and home-related accidents. "People tend to feel safest in their home, however, it is also the place that poses the greatest risk to fire, with four out of five U.S. fire deaths occu...

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