Grenfell: Three years on, still 2000 UK buildings with same cladding

According to a committee analysing the government, there are still 2000 buildings in the UK that have the same cladding as Grenfell. The Housing Community and Local Government (HCLG) committee has been looking into how the government has handled post-Grenfell events and the results are not good, with the report claiming that some properties are “unmortgageable and unsellable” in their current state, unless residents fork out “tens of thousands of


Nittan fire detectors help protect NHS Nightingale Hospital, Bristol

Nittan Europe is proud to have its Evolution analogue addressable fire detectors installed into the NHS Nightingale Hospital Bristol. Built in less than three weeks at the University of West of England Frenchaycampus, NHS Nightingale Hospital Bristol has the capacity to provide up to 300 intensive care beds for coronavirus patients, if local services need them. The new facility is one of seven Nightingale hospitals to be set up around


IWMA release call for papers for IWMC, taking place 21-22 April 2021

The International Water Mist Association (IWMA) have found – after having to discard the initial plans for October 2020 – a new date for THE worldwide water mist event and have announced that the 20th International Water Mist Conference (IWMC) will take place in Warsaw, Poland, on 21st and 22nd April 2021 at the Regent Warsaw Hotel. As such, the call for papers was released. The deadline to hand in


New Evac+Chair International site at Blythe Valley Park

UK manufacturer, Evac+Chair International is investing to futureproof the business as it relocates to Blythe Valley Park (BVP) in Solihull, Birmingham, near junction 4, M42. The move began on May 25 2020 and now Evac+Chair International have begun manufacturing and distributing its products worldwide from the new, 38,223 sq. ft site. The increased space will allow the manufacturer to continue to grow and develop its world-leading products. Evac+Chair International is the


Cottenham firefighter rallies community to support hospice

A Cottenham based firefighter has rallied his local community to donate face masks to a hospice charity. Crew Commander Roger Pake raised more than £2,000 to cover the cost of 700 N95 masks for staff at Arthur Rank Hospice in Cambridge. Roger said: “I saw the plea from the charity on Facebook and felt I could help. I know people that have family members looked after by the hospice, plus

Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls introduces TYCO Nitrogen Corrosion Solutions portfolio

Johnson Controls have recently announced that there is a brand new TYCO portfolio of corrosion solutions for fire sprinkler systems. This family of products gives the fire protection industry a complete Johnson Controls portfolio that can significantly increase the lifespan of dry, preaction, and wet fire sprinkler systems. The portfolio includes Model NG-1 nitrogen generators offered in wall-mounted, standalone and skid-mounted models. Using a patented fill-and-purge process, the NG-1 nitrogen


Venari launches equipment department with major partnership confirmation

Venari Group has confirmed a major exclusive partnership agreement for the firefighting sector, with one of the globe’s leading helmet manufacturers, SCHUBERTH. SCHUBERTH is a famous, 90-year old, manufacturer of safety helmets for motorcyclists and motorsport, including Formula One. For decades, it has also been one of the most popular helmets among German motorcyclists. And having produced EN 443-certified firefighting helmets for over 50 years, the company has selected recently

The Fire Fighters Charity

The Fire Fighters Charity launch challenge to offset fundraising decline

We may all be locked down, but this spring and summer The Fire Fighters Charity is asking its supporters to embrace self-isolation and social distancing, by taking on the Fire Family Challenge. Whether by themselves or with those closest to them – family, friends, watch mates, home working colleagues or socially distanced loved ones – the Charity wants its supporters to test their physical, mental or creative strength and raise


Apollo reintroduces interface module due to popular demand

Following popular demand, Apollo Fire Detectors will be recommencing supply of their XP95 Three Channel Input/Output Module. The XP95 Three Channel Input/Output Module (55000-588APO) was removed from the product portfolio in 2018 after the introduction of the Intelligent Interface range. After receiving feedback from customers, Apollo have taken the decision to reintroduce the product to their sales portfolio with immediate effect. The product offers the benefit of using a single

Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls introduces new SAPPHIRE COMPACT

Johnson Controls have announced the launch of SAPPHIRE COMPACT, a cost-effective, direct low pressure (DLP) solution for the protection of small, electrical enclosures. Designed to protect small electrical enclosures with both natural ventilation and forced airflow, the new fire suppression system will allow quick and efficient detection and extinguishment in a large number of facilities, such as oil and gas sites and power generation plants. Certified to Loss Prevention Standard