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C-TEC Launches New BS 5839-6 CPD Seminar

Leading life-safety systems manufacturer, C-TEC, has launched a new CPD-certified seminar. Entitled “A Guide to BS 5839-6 2019 Domestic Fire Alarms”, this topical and very informative seminar highlights what’s new in the recently updated code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and…

250,000th Allison Transmission is produced in Hungary

A quarter of a million fully automatic transmissions have been assembled by Allison Transmission’s Szentgotthárd plant Allison Transmission’s factory at Szentgotthárd in Hungary has assembled its 250,000th fully automatic transmission this week. The transmission was a 4000 SeriesTM Torqmatic model destined for…

Wembley care home where a resident died had been warned about fire safety failings

A care home where a resident died after a fire in his room had already been warned by London Fire Brigade about fire safety failings. Lee Valley Care Services in Wembley received a fine for just over £57,000 after pleading…

Australia’s largest hailstorm disaster
April 14 marked the 20th anniversary of the Sydney 1999 hailstorm. The storm pelted thousands of homes and vehicles in Sydney’s eastern suburbs that evening with cricket ball and grapefruit sized hailstones, along with heavy rain and strong winds. The…
Victorian fire agencies take collaborative work to the skies
One of Australia’s smallest states, Victoria is also one of the country’s – and the world’s – most bushfire prone areas. The “We Work as One” mantra of its Country Fire Authority (CFA), Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFM Vic) and…
AFAC19 powered by INTERSCHUTZ A shift to the new norm: riding the wave of change
The theme of this year’s conference is “a shift to the new norm: riding the wave of change”. This reflects how the sector is transitioning to a new normality in a rapidly changing world. Factors creating this enormous change include…
Employers honoured for supporting volunteer firefighters

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) today honoured businesses who have gone above and beyond to assist their volunteer firefighter employees help the community. NSW RFS Senior Assistant Commissioner Bruce McDonald presented Supportive Employers Awards to 12 businesses in recognition…

IWMA: Programme for the 19th International Water Mist Conference out now

This year’s International Water Mist Conference will take place in Berlin, Germany, on 23rd and 24th October. The venue will be the Ameron Hotel Abion Spreebogen Waterside.  As of today, the programme, which features a manifoldness of topics, is online. Part of…

ZIEGLER founds a joint venture with Bavaria from Egypt

 The ZIEGLER Group, headquartered in Giengen an der Brenz, Germany, is establishing a joint venture with Bavaria Holding in Egypt, a manufacturer for fire extinguishers of all types and sizes. The two companies have been working together successfully since 2015.…

Fire Sector Federation Chairman acknowledges frustration at progress to prevent future fires like Grenfell Tower

Fire Sector Federation Chairman Michael Harper recognises second Grenfell Tower Fire anniversary calling for “action” A “refresh and renewal of efforts” is needed he says to stop another Grenfell Tower fire happening again. Accepting a lot of good preparatory work…

Rotorua residents left homeless after steaming, spitting ‘mud volcano’ opens up in the backyard

A New Zealand family has been evacuated from their Whakarewarewa Village home by a creeping pool of bubbling mud. Susan Gedye said she was woken by “a lot of shaking and jolting” at about 2am on Tuesday 24th June. Outside, a…

A volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea has displaced over 13,000 people

Thousands of people have been evacuated last week as the Mt Ulawun volcano erupted (Wednesday the 26th). Troops have been sent to help thousands of people displaced by a volcanic eruption on a remote archipelago in Papua New Guinea, as a…

IWMA: Programme for the 19th International Water Mist Conference out now

This year’s International Water Mist Conference will take place in Berlin, Germany, on 23rd and 24th October. The venue will be the Ameron Hotel Abion Spreebogen Waterside. As of today, the programme, which features a manifoldness of topics, is online.…

Maxxess InSite to transform emergency awareness and response

Multi-system control and innovation unveiled at IFSEC, stand IF2120 Transforming the way security teams monitor, manage and control multiple systems, Maxxess is launching its new, open-architecture InSite solution at IFSEC International, (London ExCel 18-20 June, stand IF2120). Maxxess InSite™ is…

Looking ahead to the big event: INTERSCHUTZ 2020 just one year away

A year out from the start of INTERSCHUTZ 2020 things couldn’t be looking better, with all the key companies and first-responder organizations confirmed and gearing up for the show. Held in Hannover, Germany, from 15 to 20 June 2020, the…

VicFlex™ Style AB6 Bracket reduces the risk of condensation impeding cold storage rooms

Victaulic®, the world’s leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining systems, announced the launch of its VicFlex Style AB6 Bracket for cold storage applications. Created to adjust to any ceiling or wall thickness, the bracket is available for order with the V33,…

Where would an Emu get refuge in a bushfire? The PUB of course!

Fires have been burning between Darwin and south of Mataranka about 400 kilometres away over the last fortnight. When fires sparked in the bushlands behind the Berry Springs Tavern near Darwin, for publican Ian Sloan it was the menagerie of…

Queens Birthday Honour list – Awards for New Zealand and Australia

Asia Pacific Fire magazine and MDM publishing would like to congratulate the following recipients of fire service medals in New Zealand and Australia, awarded in this year’s Queens Birthday Honour list. All of you have made considerable contributions to the…

FM Global shares new fire protection and installation guidance for lithium-ion energy storage systems

Publicly available research to inform building and fire codes for safe installation practices London, U.K.—Lithium-ion battery-based energy storage systems (ESS), in high demand for supplying energy to buildings and power grids but under scrutiny for recent fires and explosions, are…

Tasmanian fires this year have some long term bad and good news

The bad news, Pagan Cider, based in Cygnet in Hobart, Australia has been forced to put its planned business venture to Hong Kong on hold after 36,000 litres of cherry juice was found to be tainted by smoke following the disastrous…

Kentec launches new Sigma extinguishing range with event log at Firex

Kentec, a leading manufacturer of life-critical control systems, is to launch the Sigma ZXT single-area extinguishing control panel at this year’s Firex, with new functionality, improved displays and multiple configuration options for a targeted response to a fire incident. Building…

Baldwin Boxall leads the way to safety with VIGIL3

Voice alarm and life safety expert, Baldwin Boxall, is delighted to present its next generation EN54-certified voice alarm system, VIGIL3, at Firex 2019. Built on decades of experience, VIGIL3 is Baldwin Boxall’s most flexible, scalable and powerful system to date.…

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