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Integration with announcement Systems: Maxlogic Announcement Alarm Matrix Panel

Announcement systems are used to inform, warn or direct people inside in buildings where there is a high density of people such as airports, hospitals, shopping centres, schools. In the face of…

Kidde Alarmline II sensor cables are a robust, flexible, and economical fire detection method

AlarmLine II digital consists of a range of twin conductor cables with each cable providing a different alarm temperature rating to meet the requirements of a wide range of applications. The sensor cable is constructed of two cores each insulated…

New SafeLINC cloud internet interface from Johnson Controls provides real-time fire alarm control unit connectivity

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has announced the release of SafeLINC, a cloud-based data-hosting infrastructure that gives users the power to remotely access and gather actionable data from their entire suite of fire alarm…

ASFP launches new websites to improve global access to PFP support

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has launched several new websites to reach out to fire-safety professionals across the world. The new websites welcome visitors in their own language, signposting them to ASFP resources and information, including membership, training…

Fire in shopping mall in South Korean city leaves seven dead

A fire broke out at the basement of a shopping mall in the South Korean city of Daejeon on Monday (26 Sep), killing at least seven people, officials said. Firefighters were continuing to search for survivors after putting out the…

17 children among the 125 dead in Indonesian football stampede

Seventeen children were among at least 125 people killed in a football stampede in Indonesia at the weekend, officials said, as pressure builds on the Southeast Asian nation to explain how one of the world’s worst stadium disasters unfolded. Violence…

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Rethinking sales in emergency services to reach the world

by Evelyn Morrison Today’s Emergency Services world is increasingly complex. Changes brought on by climate, migration and other factors have led to increased strain on departments who face increasing threats from fire, disaster and everyday emergencies. More countries are in…

Initiatives to improve high-rise fire safety #3

Initiative 3: The Fire Safety Mark The Fire Safety Mark initiative borrows from some great work that has been done in the food-safety industry in the UK. The Food Safety scoring scheme is a visible indication of performance that can…

Initiatives to improve high-rise fire safety #2

Initiative 2: International Stair Descend Day – 19 May 2023 Launched at the 7th International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference in May 2022, the International Stair Descend Day (ISDD) is an initiative to encourage all residents, occupants and tenants to…

Initiatives to improve high-rise fire safety #1

The Tall Building Fire Safety Network (TBFSN) has 1,500 members in 28 Countries around the World. TBFSN’s mission is to share information and best practice on all aspects of high rise/tall building fire safety. In support of this mission, and…

Multi-role Mercedes-Benz Unimog adds flexible, ‘go anywhere’ capability for Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service

Fire officers in Cornwall have responded to the increasing frequency of wildfires and flash floods by commissioning an extreme off-road Mercedes-Benz Unimog that can be kitted out to tackle both types of incident and much more besides.   The ultra-high mobility…

Manila enters lockdown as Super Typhoon Noru makes landfall

The Philippines’ sprawling capital went into lockdown on Sunday as a super typhoon tore across the main island of Luzon, bringing hurricane-force winds and dumping heavy rain bound to cause deadly storm surges and landslides. Noru – known locally as…

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Scientists raise alert level for first time after 700 earthquakes detected in New Zealand

A volcano responsible for the biggest eruption to rock earth in the last 70,000 years is just 2,400km away from Australia and 390km away from the New Zealand capital of Wellington. And scientists have just raised its alert level. It…

Warringtonfire commits to future of fire safety following inaugural graduate scheme intake

Warringtonfire, a global leader in fire testing, inspection and certification, has welcomed four new engineers as part of its inaugural graduate recruitment scheme. The company, which is part of Element Materials Technology, launched the scheme to help future-proof the fire-safety…

Plumis named as QBE AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge finalist

Plumis has been announced as one of ten finalists in the QBE AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge, a virtual accelerator programme for the world’s foremost urban technology start-ups.  The innovative fire-engineering company was selected from over 550 entrants spanning 70 countries in…

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Hochiki Italia products chosen for prestigious winery fire-safety update

In the heart of Franciacorta, at the top of the hill overlooking Bornato, sits the historic headquarters of the Società Agricola Monte Rossa srl. Owned by the Rabotti family since 1972, the winery is famous for its fine wines that…

Why compartmentation testing is overlooked and undervalued in fire safety – but is its key 

Compartmentation is related to firestopping in walls and floors, to reduce the spread of fire, and often to room integrity testing, to ensure that a room is sufficiently sealed, to hold in the gaseous extinguishing agent once it’s been actuated.…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #65: A little drop will do ya ‘Put another way, a single Olympic-sized swimming pool filled with PFOS would contain enough of the chemical to contaminate the drinking water of every American, said Chris Higgins, a professor of civil…

New mobile app from Armstrong Fluid Technology

Armstrong Fluid Technology, a leading innovator in the design, engineering and manufacturing of intelligent fluid-flow and control solutions, has announced the launch of a new mobile app that brings all of the value and benefits of the Pump Manager subscription…

Eaton adds new battery-powered emergency light

Power management company Eaton has announced an important addition to its CEAG ExLin linear LED lighting fixtures for hazardous area applications. The new battery-powered ExLin NE+ provides a decentralized LED solution for mandatory emergency lighting in case of power failure,…

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