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Cast-iron protection: C-TEC’s new CAST fire system safeguarding South African business park

A vast multi-functional business park in South Africa’s Cape Town is the latest prestigious site to be protected by C-TEC’s revolutionary CAST fire-alarm system. Owned by Inospace, a rapidly expanding operator of serviced business parks, the Textile Exchange is a…

Distinction Doors launches new fire-door system

Distinction Doors is proud to introduce a totally new and fully compliant FD30 composite fire-door system, through new brand, fds (fire door systems).  The new system, Neuma fds has consistently proven fire resistance with 44 individual test specimens subject to…

FireHawk alarms selected again for new UK Fire & Rescue Services framework

FireHawk Alarms, the fire safety alarm brand of FireBlitz have been awarded on to the new Smoke alarms and Associated Products framework run by the West Midlands Fire & Rescue Authority (WMFRA) (subject to contract). FireHawk Alarms have a long…

Advanced fire protection of mining vehicles

In the mining industry, safety has always been a crucial issue – not least when it comes to fire. Therefore, it is not at all surprising that Dafo, with 100 years of industry experience, is investing heavily in fire safety…

MDM Publishing and Firefighter Hub join forces to advance ‘All things firefighting’

The Directors of MDM Publishing Ltd and Firefighter Hub are delighted to announce an agreement that will see the MDM portfolio of print magazines and associated websites become global media partners of Firefighter Hub. The partnership will enable both organisations…

Hydrosense protects new Dublin Airport control tower

Vimpex’s Hydrosense Water Leak Detection System has been installed in Dublin Airport’s new Visual Control Tower (VCT) to protect the new state-of-the-art facility from water ingress, which could seriously damage electrical, communication and computer networks. The 87m-high tower is Ireland’s…

New advanced LNG training facility at RelyOn Nutec is now open!

For the last four months, RelyOn Nutec has been working hard on completing the building of a new LNG training facility at their Rotterdam training centre. They opened their first LNG facility in 2014, and with the move to their…

MetalCraft Marine delivers high-performance Firestorm 36 MkII to Vietnam

The Fire Department of Quang Ninh Province (Canh Sat PCCC) in Northern Vietnam ordered their first MetalCraft Marine (MCM) high-performance fireboat – for the island of Tuan Chau, in Ha-Long Bay. The Firestorm 36 MkII arrived in Vietnam in December…

MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri calls for EU and national policy on energy-efficient renovations to improve fire safety

MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (S&D, Finland) joined Fire Safe Europe in asking EU and national policymakers to ensure the surge of energy-efficient renovations in the EU also improves fire safety. Speaking at an event organised jointly with Fire Safe Europe and…

Potter announces coil supervisory switch

Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC of St. Louis, Missouri USA, has announced the release of the CoilKeeper Supervisory Switch, which will grant users improved coil monitoring on pre-action/deluge system solenoids on their fire-suppression systems. Recent changes to NFPA 13 2019…

New ANSUL 3×3 Non-Fluorinated Foam concentrate for Class B fuel fire suppression

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings and architect of OpenBlue connected solutions, is setting a new standard in fire suppression with the launch of ANSUL NFF 3×3 UL201 foam concentrate. This new, patent-pending, Non-Fluorinated Foam…

Panasonic doubles down with latest-generation TOUGHBOOK 33 detachable notebook

Panasonic has doubled down with its latest generation of the popular TOUGHBOOK 33 rugged notebook by delivering 40% faster performance, double the memory and double the storage of its predecessor, all at a similar price point. Available immediately, the updated…

RapidDeploy and OnStar to provide California 9-1-1 centres with real-time crash data

RapidDeploy, a cloud-based emergency response platform, announced that it will supply every California 9-1-1 centre with real-time Automatic Crash Response notifications through a first-of-its-kind agreement with General Motors’ OnStar. Beginning in May, a majority of Telecommunicators at over 400 public…

A rare survivor from the London Fire Brigade sells for £10,750

In 1965, Greater London Council ordered six Commer Cobs to be used as BACVs (Breathing Apparatus Control Vehicles). DYC32C ended up, at least to start with, in Bromley. It remained with the Fire Brigade until 1977, when it was sold…

2019/20 Australia fires spewed as much smoke into stratosphere as a volcano, study shows

The bushfires that ravaged Australia between 2019 and 2020 were so huge that they spewed as much smoke into the stratosphere as a large volcanic eruption, with serious consequences for the environment, according to a study published on 18 March…

First fire, then Covid-19 and now floods for eastern Australia

In Sydney alone 3,000 people have been evacuated in the area worst hit by flooding, and there are fears up 54,000 more could be affected. Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud warned of a ‘potentially very dangerous situation’ in the worst-hit…

The firefighting family – HAIX’s history of supporting firefighters with dedicated fire boots

Many companies claim to be a ‘family business’, but few can be as confident when they say this as global functional footwear expert HAIX, now led by the third generation of the Haimerl family. And while HAIX supports wearers across…

ASFP appoints new CEO

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Davies as its new Chief Executive Officer. Having joined the Association on 1 March, Steve will officially take the reins at the ASFP’s AGM on…

Covid-19 reinforces need for national reform of fire service

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the practical implications of outdated and inflexible working arrangements in the fire service, reinforcing the need for national reform, a new report has said. In his annual assessment of England’s fire and rescue services, Her…

IWMA to hold next Webinar Series in April 2021

The International Water Mist Association (IWMA) has announced that a third series of webinars on fire protection with water mist will take place this spring, on 15, 22 and 29 April 2021. Registration is free of charge. The first event…

All fired up! FlamePro announces the launch of first-of-its-kind fire kit

FlamePro, a British manufacturing specialist of life-saving garments for firefighters, has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind fire kit, having worked with its suppliers to bring new, innovative technologies to the market. The new Valiant structural fire suit represents a…

AFOA seminar on Overcoming Impacts of Covid on Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Services

The devastating effects of the global pandemic on the air-travel industry are well known. The Airport Fire Officers Association (AFOA) invites members and associates to attend its online seminar on Thursday, 25 March in which a panel of speakers will…

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