Kentec

Kentec protects China to Yorkshire Power Station project

A Sigma XT extinguishing panel and accessories manufactured by Kentec, a life safety control systems manufacturer, are protecting a power storage station built in Hefei in China and brought over to Yorkshire, in Northern England. Guangzhou Wanzhen Information Technology Co. Ltd completed the installation and commissioning of the project for Sungrow Power in Hefei earlier this year, after which it was transported to Yorkshire, where the storage container was fixed

Oshkosh

Oshkosh Airport Products to Feature Striker 8×8 and Striker Simulator at China Fire 2019

Oshkosh Airport Products have announced that the company will be represented at China Fire 2019 to be held at the China International Exhibition Centre in Beijing on October 16-19. Oshkosh Airport Products will showcase products and technology including the new Oshkosh Striker 8×8 ARFF vehicle and Striker Simulator. Custom-engineered to deliver rapid response, the Striker 8×8 reaches 50 mph (80 kph) in less than 20 seconds with fewer emissions. The Striker 8×8

Kentec

Kentec protects International Cricket Stadium from risk of fire

Spectators, players, and property at India’s Mohali International Cricket Stadium are being protected by a highly-sophisticated Taktis panel from Kentec. The Taktis 8 loop addressable fire panel, installed by Firehut Commercial Equipment Pvt Ltd, was chosen by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to replace a faulty system, and to provide a reliable and user-friendly control panel. The Mohali International Cricket Stadium has a capacity of 26,000 and the pavilions, public

Plane passengers in China evacuated after fire in overhead compartment

Moments before a Chinese passenger jet was set to take off, a fire broke out in the overhead storage, causing chaos. Immediately after noticing, a passenger and several flight attendants threw both water and juice over a bag in the luggage compartment, which was quickly being engulfed by both heavy smoke and flames. According to reports, the fire is set to have been caused by a portable power bank charger,

Disaster alerts for forest and land fires declared in four Indonesian provinces

After the threats of forest and land fires continue to rise at the start of the dry season in Indonesia, four provinces declared disaster alerts. The Central Kalimantan, South Sumatra, West Kalimantan and Riau provinces all issued the alerts, and all of whom have been subject and prone to forest fires in years gone by. The disaster management agency of Indonesia have stated that the governors of the provinces came

Hugely sacred Lhasa Tibetan monastery hit by fire

The most important shrine in Tibetan Buddhism – the Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa – has been hit by a fire, which has sent shockwaves through the community. Footage that was posted online showed flames pouring out from the roof, while there also appears to new at least one pagoda that has been left gutted – however, there have been no casualties reported. State media in China claimed that the fire

ASEAN forest fires set to be monitored by UK satellites

In order to help countries in Asia tackle – amongst other things such as illegal fishing and dengue – forest fires, the UK Space Agency will use satellite imagery and earth observation data to assist the continent. The agency works with governments from all corners of the globe through its International Partnership Programme, and seeks to improve disaster response of infectious disease management, as examples. The agency will use their

Main cause of fires in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2017 revealed to be short circuits

According to the Jakarta Fire and Rescue Agency, short circuits were the main cause of fires in the Indonesian capital during 2017. According to data generated by the agency, out of the 1,471 fires that broke out in 2017, 924 of them were due to electrical short circuits. “The majority of our society is not fully aware of how to use electricity safely,” said the agency’s spokesperson, Saepuloh. One example

Tragic welfare home fire in Sapporo, Japan kills 11

After a fire ripped through a Japanese residential facility – put in place for people in financial difficulty – on the 31st January, 11 people have lost their lives. TV footage from the country’s public broadcaster, NHK, showed the house completely taken over by flames, and of the 16 people that were living at the home, just five were successfully rescued by firefighters battling the fire. The three-storey building, which