Life safety installers quote skills shortage, study by Hochiki Europe finds

Some 95 per cent of life safety installers think that the industry isn’t doing enough to provide training for the next generation of professionals, according to new research by Hochiki Europe. With recent figures from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) suggesting that the shortage of electricians, such as life safety installers, is at its highest level for four years, the skills gap is a pressing issue across the built

REV Group announces acquisition of Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc. during FDIC

REV Group, the manufacturer of industry-leading specialty vehicle brands and leading provider of parts and services, has announced the acquisition of Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc. The Ferrara product portfolio includes multiple fire apparatus configurations tailored to the specific requirements and demands of the fire service industry – including custom-builds on their own chassis as well as solutions on commercially available chassis such as Freightliner and International. This acquisition enhances REV’s

Oshkosh Striker 8×8 aircraft rescue & fire-fighting vehicle on display at FDIC

Oshkosh Airport Products is introducing its all-new Oshkosh® Striker® 8X8 aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicle at the 2017 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis. “With the help of a robust in-house R&D team and in-depth customer focus groups that go back more than two full years, we’ve diligently developed the new Oshkosh Striker 8X8 – and the fruits of those labors will be introduced to the fire

Winners of the International Fire Buyer Magazine Awards announced

International Fire Buyer, the global leading fire industry media platform, is delighted to announce the winners of their first internationally recognised awards ceremony to be hosted at FDIC – the international event held annually in Indianapolis, USA. The title-holders were selected from a panel of expert judges, including FDIC Education Director Bobby Halton, London Fire Brigade’s first female commissioner Dany Cotton, Chris Addiers, head of the Federation of European Firefighters

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Ten new Pierce Quantum Apparatus to diversify the fire response of Harris County Emergency Services District in Texas

  Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company has announced the sale of ten Pierce® Quantum® apparatus to Harris County Emergency Services District No. 9 for use by its provider the Cypress-Fairbanks (Cy-Fair) Volunteer Fire Department located north of Houston in Harris County, Tex. The purchase includes six pumpers, two 105-foot heavy-duty aerial ladders, and two 100-foot aerial platforms. “The Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department is an all-Pierce fleet, and

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C-TEC to launch free CPD Events throughout the country

The first five will be held in Wigan (21 March), Glasgow (29 March), Reading (9 May), Wigan (11 May) and Belfast (6 June) and feature the following highly informative presentations: • Fire Alarm Systems: A Brief History and the Current State of the Industry • Hush Those False Alarms: Unwanted Alarm Management Solutions for HMOs and beyond • A Guide to BS 5839-9 Disabled Refuge Systems • EN54-23 Visual Alarm

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Royal Wharf Riverside development benefits benefits from Cygnus wireless fire alarm system

On another major London development that’s currently underway, Bull Products’ Cygnus wireless fire alarm system is being used for fire safety during the construction phase. Royal Wharf is a visionary mixed development located in East London’s Royal Docks on 40 acres of land where nearly 3,400 homes are being created as well as commercial, retail, leisure and educational facilities for a new and vibrant London district. This brand new riverside district