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Faster, safer building evacuations with Advanced Dynamic Safety Signage

Fire and life safety systems manufacturer Advanced has extended its emergency lighting range with Dynamic Safety Signage (DSS) – proven to make building evacuations faster and safer. In emergency situations, lack of information and confusion mean people often make poor…

Mavili’s Maxlogic Intelligent Addressable System GCU panels and Modbus modules

Nowadays the number and complexity of electrical and mechanical systems in buildings increase as technology develops. Therefore, management of these systems gets harder and so the need for central management arises. Building management systems fulfil the need of central management.…

Both Sides of the Fire Line: Memoir of a Transgender Firefighter

Bobbie Scopa is a retired firefighter, podcast host and public speaker, whose upcoming book, Both Sides of the Fire Line: Memoir of a Transgender Firefighter is due to be published by the Chicago Review Press on 6 September 2022. It…

NFPA Wildfire Division Director to serve on Presidential Wildfire Mitigation and Management Commission

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is pleased to announce Michele Steinberg, NFPA Wildfire Division Director, has been selected as a member of the Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission. The Commission, established by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #61, PFAS crisis management The Foam Exposure Committee recommends the following actions because there is no way presently to remove PFAS from the human body: Identify your fire department’s current firefighting foam product – does it contain PFAS? Stop…

IWMA Award 2022 goes to young Australian Scientist

In 2022, the IWMA scientific council had the pleasure to evaluate four master theses dealing with watermist – all of them on a very high level, which made the decision difficult. After a two-month-long evaluation process, council chairman Hong-Zeng Yu…

ZIEGLER delivers a total of six new LF 10s to the fire departments Kehl and Meißenheim, Germany

On 24 June, ZIEGLER delivered the second batch of the total of six LF 10s with ALPAS and Z-Control to the fire departments of the city of Kehl and the municipality of Meißenheim. Within the scope of inter-municipal cooperation, ZIEGLER…

Pressure continues to mount on PFAS in firefighting foams

Two recent announcements increase the pressure on legacy PFAS contamination and any continued use of PFOS-type AFFF foam concentrates or regrettable substitutions using PFHxS. On 15 June, the US Environmental Protection Agency issued a press release outlining interim updated drinking…

Waking Watch vs Wireless Fire Detection: Discussing the next generation of life safety

In this exciting podcast Hochiki’s Tony Obadipe, Kevin Dodge from FAFS Fire & Security  and MDM’s Group Editorial Adviser Duncan J. White discuss the issues surrounding waking watch and look at how new technology in fire detection can be used…

Introducing Cres Guard from Cres Cor

Cres Cor Health and Safety is a division of Cres Cor. They are a family-owned company for three generations, headquartered in north-east Ohio and have been a manufacturer of specialty metal solutions and a moving force in the commercial foodservice…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #59, State Actions on PFAS Contamination   State   Attorneys General Date case filed or Consent Order   Notes Alabama Shawn Sibley (general counsel) July 24, 2020 “3M to Assess Alabama PFAS Risks in ‘Precedent-Setting’ Deal (2).”1 Alaska Treg…

Hyfire Strengthens UK sales team with Gemma Hand appointment

Global wireless fire detection and alarm devices leader, Hyfire has appointed Gemma Hand as Field Sales Manager (South East), responsible for overseeing the rapid growth of the business in the crucial South East of England region, which includes London.  Gemma,…

Home oxygen fire deaths being under-reported in France, Italy and other EU countries by at least four times, new report argues

Patient safety across Europe may be compromised due to decisions over fire safety and home oxygen devices being based upon inaccurate reporting and incomplete data, argues a new report by BPR Medical. Statistics available from the European Industrial Gases Association…

MENA HSE Forum to bring together key industry stakeholders

At the seventh edition of the MENA Health, Safety & Environment Forum, taking place at the Grosvenor House, Dubai, from 6 to September 2022, decision makers from key sectors such as oil and gas, construction and tourism, along with regulatory…

Next Generation Firefighting technology: the first Magirus FireBull goes to Brazil

The Brazilian state of Ceará has received the first FireBull from Magirus. A delegation with high-ranking representatives of the governor, the fire brigades and partners were guests at the Magirus Experience Center in Ulm last week for the technical acceptance…

Fire safety amongst the big industry challenge topics at Siemens Transform event

Siemens is presenting a two-day conference and exhibition entitled ‘Transform 2022’, which will see the largest cross-section of the company’s UK and Ireland customers gather to address some of the most challenging issues currently facing business. Staged at the Manchester…

FPA develops new fire compartmentation and door survey technology

The FPA’s expert surveyors have been conducting comprehensive, non-destructive fire compartmentation surveys and delivering detailed reports for several years. We are delighted to announce that we have recently developed new technology to significantly improve the outputs for our customers. New…


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