Second annual Intersec Awards celebrate industry leaders

Projects demonstrating highest standards of security, safety and fire protection recognised at Dubai gala event Professionals in the security, safety and fire protection industry gathered for the second edition of the Intersec Awards last night during a gala event to celebrate their achievements in the industry. The ceremony which was hosted by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, the organisers of Intersec – was held at Dubai’s Habtoor Palace Ballroom and saw

Firefighters continue to battle 10,000 acre Catalonia wildfire

Firefighters in Spain are battling a major wildfire that is speculated to have started after an “improperly managed” pile of manure self-ignited amid the intense European heat wave. Spontaneous ignitions can occur when flammable materials, such as piles of hay, compost or manure heat up to a temperature high enough to cause combustion Around 10,000 acres of forest and other vegetation were affected by the blaze near Tarragona in the

Coltraco CEO awarded OBE in Queen’s Honours List

Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter, CEO of Coltraco Ultrasonics has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Prime Minister’s list for the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his Services to Business and International Trade, on Saturday 8th June 2019, published in the London Gazette. This swiftly follows the news last month about the company winning the Queen’s Award for International Trade. Carl Stephen Patrick HUNTER  Chief Executive Officer, Coltraco

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Advanced invites visitors to experience Firex’s largest ever exhibition zone

Advanced is set to showcase its latest industry leading products at Firex International 2019 as it forms part of the annual event’s largest ever exhibition zone. Global leaders in the design, manufacture and supply of intelligent fire systems, Advanced, alongside fire brands Apollo, Argus, FFE and Klaxon have joined together to form the Fire Solutions Sector at this year’s Firex International, June 18-20. Visitors to Advanced’s striking stand (FX610) at

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More care homes not compliant with regulation

It has been announced that care homes around London have failed fire safety standards carried out by the London Fire Brigade (LFB), with Bromley and Croydon topping the list of the most homes not following regulation. Regional data found that of 1,226 fire safety audits carried out in London since June 2017, 51 were served an enforcement notice and 498 received a notice of deficiencies. Topping the list, Bromley had 71 care

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NSW buys Boeing 737 large air tanker for firefighting

New South Wales has signed a contract with United States-based Coulson Aviation to purchase three aircraft for firebombing duties, including a modified Boeing 737 large air tanker. In addition to the modified 737, the contract announced by NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott on May 15 also included two Citation V lead/intelligence aircraft. The Minister’s statement noted the modified 737 would give the state year-round access to

Lenzing Innovation at Techtextil 2019: Plastic free for aquatic farming

The Lenzing Group, world market leader in specialty fibres based on the renewable material wood, today introduced the botanic solution for marine application, in particular for aquatic farming, to the public at the Techtextil Frankurt Fair. The wood-based LENZING branded lyocell fibres are used for the construction of ropes and nets in order to support the cultivation of marine cultures such as mollusks, mussels and edible seaweed to reduce plastic

Euralarm announces keynote speaker on innovation and standardisation for Symposium 2019

The yearly Euralarm Symposium is the place to get insights about where the fire safety and security industry is heading in the near future. The annual event, this year organised on May 13th in Madrid, is all about innovation, legislation, regulation and standardisation, impacting one of the most successful Industries in Europe: electronic security and fire safety. This years’ keynote speaker is Alberto Garcia Mogollon, Head of Innovation Policy with

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Developments in emergency lighting 2019

For those who are not aware, there have been some recent updates to the standards for emergency lighting, BS 5266-1. With the current situation there has been what is known as ‘Emergency escape lighting’, which provides indication and illumination of exit routes to enable them to be used at all times. However, there are two new developments: safety lighting and dynamic safety signage systems.  Continued monitoring of the safety of premises

No sign of arson in Notre-Dame blaze

The fire that tore through Notre-Dame cathedral was probably caused by accident, French prosecutors said on Tuesday after firefighters doused the last flames in the ruins overnight and the nation grieved for the destruction of one of its symbols. More than 400 firemen were needed to tame the inferno that consumed the roof and collapsed the spire of the eight-centuries-old cathedral. They worked through the night to extinguish the fire