Fire Protection News

Spartan receives order for 13 custom fire apparatus from metropolitan fire department in Texas

Spartan Emergency Response, a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc., has received an order for 13 of its industry-leading custom fire apparatus to be delivered to a metropolitan fire department in Texas. The order includes nine custom built engines, one high-pressure engine for downtown high-rise operations, two 105-foot aerials and one 100-foot rear mount platform. This order adds to Spartan's already established and growing footprint in the State of Texas, including Metropolitan and County Fi...

Shortage Of Volunteers In Fire Service, Growing Need For Trained Personnel

Recruiting and training enough firefighters to meet community needs has been a continuing challenge for decades, especially in the case of volunteer firefighters, who make up 70% of the fire service in the United States. In some areas of the country, the problem has reached a critical stage. A recent report by a commission of lawmakers, city officials and emergency service personnel in Pennsylvania, for example, notes that the population of volunteer firefighters in the state has dwindled from...

Johnson Controls releases Metasys 10.0 for more unified building management

Johnson Controls announces the release of Metasys 10.0, designed to deliver more unified building management. This latest Metasys release provides facility personnel with smarter building automation, faster responses to critical alarms and new integrations with fire detection, security and lighting systems – all with visibility from a single common interface. Metasys 10.0 introduces a new and improved set of integrations. These include new integrations with C·CURE 9000 access contr...

Headwaters Economics and IBHS study shows negligible cost differences between building a typical home and a wildfire-resistant one

As wildfire disasters increase across the country, a new study found negligible cost differences between building a typical home and a home constructed using wildfire-resistant materials and design features. "We know from post-fire assessments, accompanied by laboratory experiments, that two factors drive home vulnerability in wildfires: how the home is built in terms of materials used and installation details and the landscaping on the property," said Dr. Steve Quarles, Chief Scientist for Wil...

A New Normal: California Wildfires Deadliest In History

The immense scope and scale of this month’s California wildfires are a timely reminder of a “new normal” that includes a catastrophic toll in human tragedy and presents new challenges for fire service professionals. Some have pointed to the increased frequency of wildfires as a consequence of global warming, and the resulting higher temperatures, less humidity and changing wind and rainfall patterns. President Trump has blamed “poor forest management” (an assertion...

WAGNER Group To Showcase Fire Protection Solutions For Logistics Providers At LogiMAT 2019

Very high packing density, intelligent networking, complex processes: Automated warehouses present new challenges for fire protection concepts. Conventional solutions are usually not sufficient to meet the protection goals of logistics providers. These include maintenance processes and a delivery capability, preventing business interruptions and protecting goods and investments. The WAGNER Group will be presenting solutions specially adapted to these requirements, from 19 to 21 February 2019 at...

Globe Giveaway Program Arranges For 52 Sets Of Gear To Be Awarded To 13 Departments

Globe, DuPont Protection Solutions (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have been working together since 2012 to provide new, state-of-the-art turnout gear to volunteer fire departments in need through the Globe Gear Giveaway program. In 2018, 52 sets of gear will be awarded to 13 departments to help better protect their responders. Providence (NC) Fire & Rescue and the Strong Volunteer Fire Company (Mount Carmel Township, PA) are the latest gear recipients. Providence F...

Flash Max Joins The #DoItForDon Holiday Fire Safety Campaign

Christmas trees start more than 200 fires every year and one in every 31 results in death. Many people don't know the important safety tips, but since Sher Grogg tragically lost 6 members of her family, including her brother, Don, his wife and their 4 grandchildren in a fire caused by an overly dry Christmas tree, she has made it her mission to help other families celebrate their holidays safely. Watch Sher tell the story in her own words. #DoItForDon Holiday Fire Safety Campaign Fire safety ad...

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...

Scientology Churches, Volunteers Are Actively Helping Firefighters And People Displaced By The California Fires

Scientology churches and missions from throughout California continue to activate volunteers to help firefighters and those displaced or affected by the Camp and Wolsey fires. More than a thousand people are still missing in Northern California. The death toll there is now 76 and nearly 150,000 acres have been burned by the fire that is now 60 percent contained. Aid for firefighters and victims Volunteer Ministers are providing food, water and support to firefighters and to thousands displace...

Comelit Offers Five-Year Guarantee On Complete New Range Of Fire Detection Solutions

Comelit UK is offering a free five-year guarantee from the date of manufacture as standard, across its complete new range of fire detection solutions. The Italian security systems manufacturer, known for its high specification solutions, presents an innovative range of automatic fire detection systems, including conventional and addressable panels, that have proven successful across Europe. Already pledging its commitment to the sector by becoming a member of the FIA, and ensuring its complete...

Spartan Motors' dealers showcase safety and security solutions at Firehouse Expo 2018

Spartan Emergency Response ("Spartan" or "Spartan ER"), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. partnered with several of its dealers to demonstrate its globally renowned first responder safety technologies during the recent Firehouse Expo in Nashville, Tennessee. Spartan Advanced Protection System The event featured the Spartan Advanced Protection System which was displayed on two vehicles—the Metro Star 75' Rear Mount Smeal Ladder Demonstration Unit and the Metro Star MFD 10" Raised Ro...

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