Big Interview – John O’Sullivan

John O’Sullivan, Technical Director for Fire Safety Consultancy at Bureau Veritas, talks to Fire Buyer about fire safety compliance in a rapidly evolving arena.  Why is compliance necessary?  Not matter what role your business performs, as an employer, landlord, owner, occupier, or manager you have a legal duty to ensure fire safety within your business. As part of this, it is a legal requirement …

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Search and rescue priorities

A firefighter’s guide to fireground search and rescue – Detailing primary and secondary search techniques and various methods of rescue Search and Rescue operations is a complicated sector involving many different people, animals, technology and vehicles. So what are some of the types of search and methods of rescue that firefighters can employ during structural …

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Quick fire: John Allam, Amthal

John Allam, Operations Director Amthal fire & Security   What does ‘Fire protection’ mean to you?   When we started Amthal, we launched just as a security company, and established our strapline as ‘protecting what’s precious.’  As we began to embrace fire protection, I believe the same sentiment applies.     What’s your all-time favourite movie?  Home Alone (the original!)   If you weren’t …

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The evolution of foams

International Fire Buyer takes you through the evolution, innovation and legislative practices of firefighting foams and their impact on the environment There are many integral fire truck systems that provide lifesaving resources and tools at the scene of an emergency. Fire-fighting foam systems are one such system, designed to improve the fire-extinguishing capabilities of water, …

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Who’s Who Hytrans

With 33 years’ experience in mobile water transport, Hytrans describes how their latest innovative systems are every fire and rescue service’s must have  Hytrans develops, manufactures and supplies mobile water transport units with hydraulically driven submersible pumps since 1988. During these 33 years Hytrans  has supplied over 1200 HydroSub units worldwide. Quality, proven performance and innovation are the keywords that contributed to the success of the mobile water transport equipment of Hytrans.  Hytrans has complete mobile water transport solutions for municipal Fire and Rescue …

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HD Fire

Who’s Who HD Fire Protect

Manufacturer of world-class water, foam and has based firefighting equipment and systems, HD Fire Protect describes and why they are a trusted specialist  HD Fire Protect Pvt. Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of world-class water, foam and gas-based fire-fighting equipment & systems. HD products carry international product approvals such as UL, FM, CE, VdS and LR.  Our products are widely used in many specialised fire-fighting applications. We …

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Who’s Who Fireco

Fireco manufactures wireless fire door closers and retains as well as other accessibility solutions to allow companies to maintain fire safety compliance   Fireco has been making compliance easy for 25 years. Fireco manufactures wireless fire door closers and retainers, notification systems, disability aids and hygiene equipment, all designed to provide simple solutions to a range of …

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Who’s Who Bioex

BIOEX’s range of firefighting foams are used by fire safety professionals worldwide. A pioneer in fluorine-free foams, BIOEX remains top of the market for innovation  Since 1998, BIOEX formulates and manufactures firefighting foams for fire brigades/departments, airports, oil & gas plants, chemical industries, power plants, marine and waste treatment plants.  BIOEX offers a wide range of high performance FFF, AFFF and AR-AFFF foams that are efficient against class A solids fires and class …

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Who’s Who 3FFF Limited

3FFF Limited, a subsidiary of 3F Group, are the market leading innovators for fluorine free foams in the firefighting and suppression industry  The company, headed by Managing Director Gary McDowall, was established in Corby, Northants in May 2007 and has since grown to be the UK’s largest manufacturer of synthetic Fluro Free and Solvent Free foams. Placed in the central region …

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