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Emergency communications in the 21st century

Over the past decades, our world has seen an astonishing technological transformation. This revolution has changed our lives and allowed us to have more tools and resources, making it easier to access and exchange information with just one click. If…

Sprinklers: the buffers needed to make buildings resilient

Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance discusses: A recent Financial Times article, written by the Governor of Denmark’s National Bank Lars Rohde, highlighted the fact that a bank’s capital buffer should work much like a sprinkler system. In…

Life Kitchens: the future is non-combustible kitchens

All our kitchen cabinets are manufactured from rust-resistant treated steel and manufactured with non-toxic fire-resistant foam for insulation and acoustic effect, the door fascias are also manufactured from other non-combustible materials such as glass and neolith stone to remove any…

Johnson Controls introduces Tyco DS-8 8.0K dry pendent sprinkler for outdoor spaces and commercial freezers

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings and architect of OpenBlue connected solutions, is expanding its Tyco DS Dry Sprinkler product family to include the DS-8 8.0K (K 115) dry pendent sprinkler. The enhanced features of…

Siren system manufacturer provides alternate ways to make contact with its international customers

INTERSCHUTZ, the world’s leading trade fair for fire brigades, rescue services, civil protection and safety has now been postponed for the second time and is not scheduled to take place again until 2022. HÖRMANN Warnsysteme, the leading siren systems manufacturer,…

Kingston’s MetalCraft Marine recognized for innovation with Significant Workboat of the Year Award

Watertown, NY, January 12, 2021 – North American company MetalCraft Marine (MCM) has been awarded WorkBoat Magazine’s 2020 Significant Workboat of the Year. The recognition came for the design and craftsmanship of the Interceptor43/44, a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN)…

NFPA replaces 2021 Conference & Expo with new virtual conference series to run throughout 2021

With the continued uncertainty of live events stretching well into 2021, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced today that the 2021 NFPA Conference & Expo will not happen as scheduled and instead will be replaced with the 125th Anniversary…

10th Annual DCD Fire Safety Forum

Dubai Civil Defence have announced the 10th Annual Fire Safety Forum UAE. The Fire Safety Forum is held annually by the General Command of Civil Defence to recognize achievements and trends in the firefighting, building and fire-protection industries. Adjusting to…

New strategy sets Hempel on a path to leadership positions

An ambitious new strategy defines the timeframe of a doubling of Hempel by 2025. Doubling revenue allows Hempel to also double its positive impact. The path is defined by focus across the entire business, leadership positions in chosen segments, industry…

Fire Chief discusses mental health and sexism

The ‘hunky fireman’ image that has been a central feature of recruitment drives is putting women off joining forces across the nation. One of Britain’s highest-ranking female firefighters has revealed that women make up less than 7% of the nation’s…

Hyfire’s EvacWireless offers a rapid and efficient solution to BS8629 requirements

With high-rise residential building owners and managers under pressure to be ready for the new BS8629 evacuation-control regulations, global wireless fire-detection and alarm devices leader Hyfire has launched EvacWireless, offering rapid installation, simplified maintenance and minimal installation disruption. The British…

Debating the future of fire safety for 2021 and beyond

While 2020 presented the social-housing industry with some of its toughest challenges to date, particularly in relation to Covid-19, it also offered significant opportunities for evaluation and improvement, particularly with regard to how fire-safety systems are implemented, managed and maintained…

Bulletin #5 from the Foam Exposure Committee, 8 January 2021

Firefighters have become much more aware of the perfluorinated chemical compounds used in  firefighting foams. PFAS are used in all Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) and pose a threat  to firefighter health, safety and life. In addition to exposure at incidents,…

Global Fire Equipment launches the G-One, a versatile addressable single-loop fire-control panel with advanced connectivity

Innovative manufacturer of fire-detection equipment, Global Fire Equipment (GFE), has added to its product portfolio with the launch of G-One, a versatile addressable single-loop fire-control panel with advanced connectivity. The G-One has been designed with affordability and flexibility in mind.…

Secutech introduces digital platform to run alongside April 2021 exhibition

To accommodate the needs of overseas participants, Secutech is launching an online platform to supplement its 23rd edition. ‘Secutech hybrid’ is the new digital platform that will allow international participants to network and conduct business meetings despite travel restrictions caused…

Vincent Joven Joins Telgian Fire Safety as Vice President of Finance/Controller

Telgian Fire Safety recently announced the appointment of Vincent Joven, CPA, CISA as Vice President Finance/Controller. In this position, Joven will be responsible for the preparation of operating budgets, overseeing financial reporting and performing essential duties relating to payroll and…

The Big 5 Digital Festival successfully connects the construction community in 2020

The Big 5 will return in 2021 as the first live, in-person global event for the construction industry. The first online event in the 40+ year history of The Big 5, The Big 5 Digital Festival, successfully in late 2020.…


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