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Fire-safety focus ‘must go further than cladding,’ says Wrexham Mineral Cables

A leading UK manufacturer of fire-resistant mineral insulated cables has called for unidentified fire-safety hazards to be put under the spotlight, or else, it says, more lives could be put at risk. Last month, the UK government set out a…

Command Light adds another narrow light tower with release of the all-new Shadow series ‘SL Slim’

Command Light, a leader in emergency vehicle lighting, is introducing a new ‘slim’ light tower design that joins Command Light’s existing Shadow series line-up, featuring 4.5ft tower reach. The SL Slim marks Command Light’s narrowest design yet, making this light…

Emergency Planning Society webinar – Covid Volunteers: Top up or Top Down – A Partnership

The Emergency Planning Society (EPS) has announced the launch of its Spring Programme of educational events will begin with Covid Volunteers; Top up or Top Down – A Partnership on 17 March 2021 at 10am. Delegates are invited to join…

Johnson Controls launches 700 Series microprocessor-based conventional fire detectors

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings – and architect of OpenBlue connected solutions and services – has announced the new 700 Series Conventional Fire Detectors, the company’s first microprocessor-based conventional fire detectors that precisely monitor…

British Standards Institution withdraws fire-safety guidance after legal threat

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has withdrawn its new guidance on fire-risk assessments after a bereaved Grenfell family threatened legal action, saying it ignored critical inquiry recommendations relating to people with disabilities. To learn more about this go to www.insidehousing.co.uk/news/british-standards-institution-withdraws-fire-safety-guidance-after-legal-threat-from-grenfell-bereaved-69881

A complimentary ticket to StocExpo just for you

Join us at StocExpo’s The Terminal of Tomorrow digital conference. As a StocExpo media partner, we are offering our subscribers complimentary tickets (usually €250+VAT) to the two-day online event. Click here to receive your complimentary pass Covering topics on hydrogen,…

The Himalayan glacial hazard nobody is monitoring

Retreating glaciers in the Himalayas are not only dangerously filling up glacial lakes but they are also causing other hazards that are not being monitored, scientists have warned. The recent flash flood disaster in India’s Uttarakhand state, they say, is…

New Zealand rocked by four significant quakes off the North Island

Horrifying footage of a huge wave surge hitting New Zealand’s coast has emerged after four earthquakes rocked the nation’s North Island. This morning, coastal residents in the region were told to move immediately to higher ground after four earthquakes off…

ASFP supports calls for funding to address tall-building fire-safety failings

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP), the UK’s leading association for the passive fire-protection sector, is supporting calls for greater funding to address identified fire-safety failings in tall buildings. The move comes following the government’s announcement of its five-point…

England’s fire services cut by £140m since 2016: a reaction

Basil Jackson is the Managing Director of Vemco Consulting Ltd, a management consultancy specialising in the delivery of specialist engineering services, including fire safety engineering. He has worked in the public sector since 1990 and, between 2006 and 2012, was…

NCEC launches Hazmat Academy providing vital hazmat training solutions

The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) has launched a hazardous materials (hazmat) training solution providing off-the-shelf and bespoke training, delivered either in person, via distance learning or a combination of both. Members of the UK Fire and Rescue Service were…

Portable gas detectors and staff protection during Covid-19

There are many ways that portable gas detectors for personal use can deliver individual protection for key staff during the Covid-19 pandemic. Kevin O´Donnell, EMEA Business Development Manager at Teledyne Gas and Flame Detection, uses his expertise to answer a…

Global Fire Equipment appoints new Technical Support Engineer for the Indian subcontinent, Sri Lanka, South East Asia and the Middle East

Leading European-based fire-detection manufacturer, Global Fire Equipment (GFE), has appointed Sudeep Dalvi as Technical Support Engineer to cater for the company’s growing customer base in the Indian subcontinent, Sri Lanka, South East Asia and the Middle East. Sudeep will be…

Singapore explosion: three workers die from injuries, five in critical condition

Three of the 10 workers who suffered burns in a fire at an industrial building in the Singapore suburb of Tuas have died, said Commissioner for Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Silas Sng on Thursday (25 February). Preliminary investigations have…

Japanese wildfire rages for sixth day – more villages to be urged to evacuate

A forest fire in a sparsely populated area 75km north of Tokyo continued to rage for a sixth day on Saturday (27 February), as local officials were set to ask dozens more households to evacuate hillside villages. The fire in…

Uzair and Obi – a dynamic duo on the Covid front line

Firefighter Uzair is usually found with his White Watch colleagues at Hillingdon, but having volunteered to work with London Ambulance Service, he’s made a new friend for life in the shape of paramedic Obi. They deserve an entire buddy movie,…

Hochiki Europe’s multi-sensors given glowing reviews at Riverside Studios

TV and film studios are often made up of various commercial environments, meaning they require ultra-dependable, sophisticated life-safety systems to protect employees and visitors. London’s Riverside Studios in Hammersmith recognised this and recently made the decision to upgrade its fire-detection…

Virtual Hazmat 2021 – free virtual alternative to our annual conference

Date: 18 May, 14:30–16:30 BST & 19 May, 8:00–10:00 BST Find out more and register NCEC’s Hazmat conference has earned the justifiable reputation of being the ‘must-attend’ annual event for those who are involved in hazmat response, incident management or…

Spotlight on HM Fire Service Inspectorate in Scotland

Within the United Kingdom (UK) the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) is a devolved matter and Scotland took the opportunity to re-establish its Fire Service Inspectorate in 2013, at the same time as the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS)…

New line of boots offers all-important features for tough everyday firefighting operations

With the BOROS B1 (BOots ROSenbauer) pull-on boot and the BOROS B4 with quick-release fastener system, Rosenbauer is presenting its first two products of a new line of fire fighting boots. The new line-up is a completely new design, for…

NCEC will be at the virtual Fire Safety Forum 2021

NCEC is proud to be the supporting partner of the virtual Fire Safety Forum 2021 – a series of six virtual best-practice conferences presented by the Institution of Fire Engineers Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) United Arab Emirates (UAE) Branch. Under…

Perimeter Solutions introduces SOLBERG VERSAGARD line of fluorine-free, alcohol-resistant firefighting foam concentrates for Class B applications

Perimeter Solutions announced the introduction of a new line of fluorine-free firefighting foam concentrates for general purpose use. Called SOLBERG VERSAGARD, the fluorine-free line debuts with SOLBERG VERSAGARD AS-100. SOLBERG VERSAGARD AS-100 multipurpose 3×3 fluorine-free foam concentrate is an alcohol…

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