Public Education

AEI Cables Safety Campaign On Code Of Practice For Category 3 Fire Performance Cables Gets Fire Industry Support

The fire safety industry is widely welcoming the campaign by AEI Cables to highlight the importance of using only approved cabling in signal and control equipment. The company has been advising the industry of the requirements under the revised version of the Code of Practice for Category 3 fire performance cables. The systems powered by these cables, including smoke and heat extraction systems, assist fire services in firefighting and a safe evacuation in the case of life safety. AEI Cables&r...

Johnson Controls Expands Its Tyco Corridor Sprinkler Family With Launch Of The Series RFII-C Royal Flush II Sprinkler

Johnson Controls, the globally renowned company for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has announced the expansion of its Tyco corridor sprinkler family, with the launch of the Series RFII-C Royal Flush II Quick Response Concealed Pendent sprinkler. Corridor sprinklers Along with the recently released EC-8C Light Hazard Quick Response sprinkler, the corridor sprinkler family offers the cost-saving benefits of needing fewer sprinklers at lower design pressure, compared to standard covera...

Preventing Restaurant Fires Requires Maintenance And Technology

Many restaurants around the world are suffering from loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation has made fire prevention a lower priority. Fire authorities should work with restaurant owners and associations to address this issue and offer guidelines and training to increase awareness in the community. Restaurant fires account for about 6% of all non-residential building fires reported to fire departments each year, according to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS...

Kidde Survey Shows Majority Of Americans May Be Unprepared To Grill Safely This Summer

As health restrictions continue to ease across the country, Americans are looking forward to summer barbecues and evenings around the fire pit. However, these celebrations bring an increased need for safety. According to the National Fire Protection Association, July is peak time for grill fires, with gas grills being involved in an average of almost 9,000 home fires per year. In the event of a fire, proper use of fire safety equipment, such as a fire extinguisher, is critical. To kee...

Hannay Reels Appoints New CAD Drafter/Designer

Dustin Porter has joined the Hannay Reels team as a CAD Drafter/Designer. Dustin is a recent graduate of SUNY Morrisville and SUNY Polytechnic Institute with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Technology. He is a volunteer firefighter with the Huntersland Fire Department, and one of his hobbies is vinyl graphics – signs, lettering, and decals. Dustin will make a great addition to the innovative engineering team, he is eager to learn and excited to start his career at Hannay Reels.

NFPA Announces “Learn The Sounds Of Fire Safety” As Theme For Fire Prevention Week 2021

The National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week™ for more than 95 years, has announced “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week 2021, October 3-9. From beeps to chirps, this year’s campaign works to better educate the public about the sounds smoke alarms make, what those sounds mean, and how to respond to them. “Smoke alarms have played a leading...

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