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Lind Equipment launches revolutionary Beacon360 Torch handlamp

Lind Equipment, a ten-time innovation award-winning company is proud to announce the launch of the newest heavy-duty work light, the Beacon360 Torch battery operated handlamp. This product produces bright, white light in four unique lighting modes while encased in an…

Warringtonfire appoints Kevin LaMalva as US lead

London, UK – February 23, 2021 – Warringtonfire, part of the Element Materials Technology Group, has appointed Kevin LaMalva to lead the US fire-engineering consultancy division as it expands into the region. Kevin has over 13 years of experience as…

AEI Cables sends out message on Category 3 Control fire performance cables

Specialist AEI Cables has sent out a message to the supply chain highlighting the need to use only approved cabling in critical signal and control equipment following the announcement of a revised version of the Code of Practice covering these…

Advanced appoints Amanda Hope as UK Fire Business Development Manager

Fire-protection solutions company Advanced has appointed Amanda Hope to drive its growth strategy in key sectors. Over the past 20 years, Amanda has helped implement Advanced’s fire-protection solutions at some of the UK’s most prestigious and high-profile sites, including the…

Hyfire appoints Tom Crane as Business Unit Director

Global wireless fire-detection and alarm devices leader, Hyfire, a Halma plc company, has appointed Tom Crane as Business Unit Director, responsible for overseeing future growth of the business and managing its nationwide sales team in the UK and Ireland. Tom,…

Firex International launches connect 2021 online event

FIREX International Connect 2021 will take place throughout June Exhibiting information can be downloaded from here FIREX International, Europe’s largest gathering of fire safety professionals, is launching FIREX International Connect 2021, which will take place online throughout June. The virtual event…

C-TEC’s Hush ActiV domestic fire system elevates protection at new apartment block

Hush ActiV, C-TEC’s innovative new BS 5839-6 domestic fire-alarm system, is providing first-class fire protection at a luxury apartment block in Bolton. Set in stunning landscaped gardens in Horwich, a small town on the edge of the West Pennine Moors,…

Fire Safety Forum 2021 online event: Global Approach to Fire & Life Safety

The Fire Safety Forum, presented by the Institution of Fire Engineers GCC UAE Branch, is launching six weeks of virtual international best-practice conferences running from 3 March to 7 April 2021. Taking up the Forum’s theme ‘A Global Approach to…

7.3 earthquake knocks out 20% of Japan’s refining capacity

Japanese refiners led by the biggest, Eneos Corp, shut down a fifth of the country’s crude-oil refining capacity after a powerful earthquake on Saturday, 20 February struck north-eastern Japan, knocking out power, bullet trains and injuring more than 150 people.…

Christchurch earthquake, ten years on

It has been a decade since Christchurch, New Zealand suffered an earthquake, causing widespread destruction and the deaths of 185 people. The 25 seconds of horror and the many aftershocks are still vivid in the minds of those that have…

Perseverance on Mars: Gore facilitates successful Mars Rover landing

W.L. Gore & Associates (Gore) joined countless scientists and space-exploration enthusiasts in celebrating the successful landing of the Mars 2020 Mission’s Perseverance Rover on the Red Planet. Today’s development follows a successful launch last July from Cape Canaveral Air Force…

FPA launches ‘Assembly Point’ – a brand new podcast on fire safety in the UK

The UK’s national fire safety organisation, the Fire Protection Association (FPA), is today launching a brand-new monthly podcast analysing the important issues surrounding fire safety in the UK. The podcast, Assembly Point, will be a place where those shaping fire…

Victaulic acquires manufacturing facility

Victaulic, the world’s leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining, fire-protection and flow-control solutions has purchased a 220,000 square foot Waupaca manufacturing plant in Lawrenceville, PA. When operating at full capacity, the facility will increase Victaulic’s foundry production capacity by 70% in…

Innovative fire-safety company wins national award

An innovative fire-safety manufacturer has been honoured with a major national award for its groundbreaking work. British engineering firm Plumis, whose clients include a range of local authorities and housing associations, took gold in the ‘Innovation of the Year’ category…

Innovations in Oil and Gas: Equipment, Technologies, Global Trends – get the free-to-download report

Vostock Capital (www.vostockcapital.com) is conducting a global research devoted to Innovations in Oil and Gas: Equipment, Technologies, Global Trends, which will feature: The most innovative region of the world in terms of O&G industry development Latest trends for further evolution…

20th International Water Mist Conference (IWMC) to take place in October 2021

Hamburg, 15 February 2021. The  International Water Mist Association (IWMA), has announced that IWMC 2021 (the 20th International Water Mist Conference 2021) will take place on 27 and 28 October 2021. The venue will remain unchanged: Warsaw, Poland, Regent Warsaw…

Going above and beyond – FLIR is giving away a comprehensive set of firefighting thermal-imaging cameras to aid fire-brigade missions

Between 4 January and 31 March FLIR firefighters in the EU, UK, Norway and Switzerland have the chance to enter the ‘Going above and beyond’ competition to win over 12,000 EUR of FLIR firefighting thermal-imaging cameras (TICs) for their department.…

Join Smart Firefighting and FirstNet Authority for a free virtual roundtable – ‘Innovative FirstNet-enabled solutions you can depend on’

Join us on 24 February to learn about ongoing interagency efforts in the area of location-based services for public safety and catch a live demo of the newly released Z-Axis solution from FirstNet, built by AT&T. Representatives from the First…

TFT releases new Radius monitor

Valparaiso, IN, USA: The new TFT RADIUS is an easy-to-install, deck-mounted monitor that elevates above the top-mounted equipment to get the stream where it counts. The above-deck mounting is ideal for apparatus where below-deck extension tubes do not fit. The…

7.3 earthquake hits off Japanese coast and brings back memories of deadly 2011 tsunami

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 hit off the coast of eastern Japan on Saturday (13 February), shaking buildings and triggering widespread blackouts. No major casualties were reported, according to Kyodo news agency, which reported that more than…

Clarience Technologies Acquires ECCO Safety Group (ESG)

Clarience Technologies has acquired ECCO Safety Group (ESG), a worldwide leader in audible warning equipment and emergency lighting for commercial and emergency vehicles and home to brands like ECCO and Code 3. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.…

Fuel fire destroys 100s of fuel tankers on Afghanistan-Iran border

A massive fire has engulfed a customs check point in Afghanistan after hundreds of fuel trucks caught alight, injuring many people and prompting authorities across the nearby Iranian border to send fire engines and ambulances, officials said. More than 300…

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