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

Baldwin Boxall

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


New ‘mini’ AFDD from Wylex launches to help protect tenants from electrical fires

With over 13,000 electrical fires in the UK each year, Wylex have launched a new, smaller Arc Fault Detection Device (AFDD) that disconnects the power supply when it detects a dangerous arc fault in a circuit. With recent research finding that a third of electricians do not install AFDDs because of they take up too much space, Wylex have developed a ‘mini-AFDD’ that is much smaller than other models on


SRFS reveal vision to keep Scotland safe from fire

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has unveiled its comprehensive vision to help keep Scotland’s communities safe. The SFRS Strategic Plan 2019-2022 sets out the Service’s proposed direction over the coming years, which includes delivering a world class and sustainable Service, enhancing partnership working and responding to new and emerging risks such as climate change. Chief Officer Martin Blunden said: “This is a significant milestone for the Scottish Fire

Allegion UK

Allegion UK step up to raise awareness for fire safety

Allegion UK recently took an impressive 533,321 steps towards raising £500 in aid of Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW) and The Fire Fighters Charity. Using two treadmills, 35 employees from the Allegion UK team worked as one to take part in their corporate challenge to walk, run, jog or dance 500,000 steps in four days. During the challenge, the team joined forces with the West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS), who


SRFS looking to equip every Scottish fire station with oxygen masks for pets

A major drive is underway from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SRFS) to ensure every firefighter in Scotland is equipped to save the lives of family pets caught up in devastating house fires. Firefighters have always worked to resuscitate animals suffering from severe smoke inhalation – including adapting standard oxygen therapy kits used to treat people. But now – thanks to a pioneering partnership between the Scottish Fire and