Dräger SCBA earns NFPA certification

Dräger earned certification for its latest Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) based on the 2018 Edition of National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) standards, as announced recently in the common notification from the certification organisation. “Dräger is proud of our legacy of saving American lives for more than 100 years, and our newest SCBA will continue that tradition for American and Canadian firefighters,” said John Wilson, senior vice president for Dräger U.S. “The


Linesense to display linear heat detection capabilities at Intersec 2020

Linesense is exhibiting at Intersec 2020 (Stand 4-G32), focusing on its range of FM approved Linear Heat Detection (LHD) cables, alongside the Linesense DLI-2K Digital Location Interface and DIM Digital Interface Modules. These interface units monitor the cable along its entire length and are certified to SIL – 2 (Safety Integrity Level), making them a cost-effective method of providing reliable fire detection in high-risk hazardous situations. The cables provide early


New app from Fireward gives complete control over mobile workforce

Automatic fire suppression specialist, Fireward Ltd, has rolled out high-tech mobile workforce management software, providing real-time visibility to field operations within the business. The App-based software, JobWatch sees field-based engineers equipped with rugged tablets, replacing all need for physical paperwork, delivering a 5-in-1 business solution incorporating a CRM, job scheduling, tracking, invoicing and management reporting. Formed in 2009, Fireward is regarded as the UK’s leading specialist in fire suppression systems


Firefighter applications from under-represented groups double

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has welcomed double the number of firefighter applications from women, ethnic minorities and the LGBTQ+ community compared to previous years, latest figures reveal. The Service launched a wholetime firefighter recruitment campaign in April which saw the overall number of applicants rise by almost 25% – from 4,373 previously to a total of 6,075. And this included 771 applications from women compared to just 360


Scotland firefighters attend over 350 fires on Bonfire Night 2019

Firefighters across Scotland dealt with more than 350 bonfires on their busiest night of the year. Initial figures indicate that Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews had responded to approximately 359 bonfires across the country between 3.30 pm and 11.30 pm on Tuesday, November 5. Meanwhile, Operations Control firefighters handled 882 calls from members of the public. There were also several attacks on crews, but no firefighters were seriously injured. SFRS had


Hochiki Europe to launch series of life safety webinars

Hochiki Europe is launching a new series of accredited webinars to support those working with life safety and moisture detection systems. The educational seminars will be CPD accredited and hosted by Hochiki experts, running from December 2019 until March 2020. They will cover a range of vitally important topics for specifiers, installers, facilities managers and consultants. The first webinar in the series will focus on the importance of moisture detection

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Voice Alarm System BIM Objects Announced by Baldwin Boxall

Baldwin Boxall has announced the availability of BIM objects for their VIGIL3 and VIGIL2 voice alarm systems. These new files add to the company’s readily available library of BIM Objects. BIM (Building Information Modelling) increases efficiency, reduces costs and saves time for building and infrastructure projects. There are many benefits to this type of approach for the construction industry and because of this, it is being increasingly adopted by companies

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Kentec fire panel and suppression system protects new recycling plant

Kentec’s Syncro AS fire alarm panel and Sigma XT Fire suppression system have been chosen by East Coast Fire & Security and Fire Shield Systems for a collaborative project to install a fire protection system at Grundon Waste Management’s new Bulk Recycling Centre in Banbury. East Coast Fire & Security was employed to design, supply, install and commission an addressable fire alarm system that integrates with the new fire suppression


Owner of Leicester City FC among five killed in helicopter crash

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the billionaire owner of Leicester City FC was among five people killed when his helicopter crashed shortly after take off outside the club’s stadium on Saturday 27th October. Srivaddhanaprabha regularly left matches in his Augusta AW69 helicopter but eyewitness reports indicate the aircraft only just cleared the stadium roof on Saturday night before spiralling down to earth and erupting into flames on impact. Emergency services arrived on the scene

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Safety Design in Buildings discuss Fire Precautions at Dammam Conference

Safety Design in Buildings conducted its third conference in the Kingdom this year at the Sheraton in Dammam on October 10. Co-hosted by the Saudi Council of Engineers and the SFPE, the welcoming address was held by Saad Al Shahrani, Chairman of the Board, Saudi Council of Engineers followed by a keynote address by the Dammam Civil Defense. Leading industry experts and leaders made up the speaker panel and arrived from