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


HAAS Alert Responder-to-Responder Alerts: V2V comes to key response

Recently, the nation’s first vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication network for first responders went live, powered by HAAS Alert’s Safety Cloud – the only technology-agnostic vehicle communication service. Haas have been delivering Responder-to-Vehicle (R2V) alerts to civilian motorists through our connected vehicle technology since our launch in 2015, but today, we’ve enhanced our service so that thousands of First Responder vehicles can alert other responding vehicles of one another in real time


Sourcewell strike up a partnership with FireRescue GPO

Cooperative purchasing organisation Sourcewell has joined forces with the Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA), founder of FireRescue GPO. This FireRescue GPO partnership with Sourcewell will provide an even greater opportunity to meet the cooperative procurement needs of the nation’s fire service, as well as enhance FireRescue GPO’s ability to serve the fire service. Revenue generated through FireRescue GPO is shared with fire chiefs’ associations across the country including the International Association


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


MagneGrip Exhaust Removal System installed by Ohio fire department

By utilising the MagneGrip Exhaust Removal System, the Monroe Fire Department in Monroe, Ohio has taken a proactive approach to cancer prevention and to ensuring the health and wellbeing of their firefighters. Working with Assistant Chief Dave Leverage, MagneGrip installed an exhaust removal system. MagneGrip Exhaust Removal Systems remove diesel exhaust emissions in firehouses to reduce firefighter risk for cancer, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. The patented magnetic nozzle provides an


AMKUS Rescue Systems releases new tool lineup

Recently, AMKUS Rescue Systems introduced a line of high performance, battery powered and twin-lined rescue tools. The cutters, spreaders and combi-tools are constructed from solid aluminium and are ready for service in the severe duty challenging first responders. The new battery powered ION tool’s onboard pump system delivers amazingly fast performance under both loaded and unloaded conditions. The tools are compact to access tight spaces and require less room on apparatus.


Zico allow flexible control with new 1″ QUIC-STRAPs

Zico continues to build on their popular, industry-leading utility mounting system with the addition of QUIC-STRAP 1” Variable Straps. With five different lengths to choose from, this new, thinner line is an excellent choice for securing smaller equipment, shelf slots and compartment cubby-holes. Constructed of the same heavy-duty materials as their wider 2” cousins, these hook and loop straps provide extraordinary holding power for their size. Pliable nylon gets more