Dräger SCBA earns NFPA certification

Dräger earned certification for its latest Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) based on the 2018 Edition of National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) standards, as announced recently in the common notification from the certification organisation. “Dräger is proud of our legacy of saving American lives for more than 100 years, and our newest SCBA will continue that tradition for American and Canadian firefighters,” said John Wilson, senior vice president for Dräger U.S. “The


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


Promat SYSTEMGLAS mark 30 years in the fire industry

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first UK installations of SYSTEMGLAS, the complete fire rated glazing system from Promat UK, and demand is stronger than ever. The 30-year milestone is proving to be an important factor behind the increasing interest in SYSTEMGLAS from architects, specifiers, interior designers, clients and contractors who are seeking assured passive fire protection in their glazing, partitioning and building interiors. The market-leading system, which is supported

Fresh Island Festival

Hip-hop festival in Croatia forced to be evacuated following huge forest fire

Fresh Island Festival in Croatia was put on hold after it had to be evacuated following a forest fire breaking out near the venue. The festival – which specialises in hip-hop and R&B and had Tyga, Torey Lanez and Stefflon Don pencilled in to perform – was thrown into disarray on July 15 when the nearby forest to the venue went up in flames. Initially, festivalgoers were evacuated via a number


Ronja Kemmer, member of the German parliament, visits Magirus

Recently, Ronja Kemmer, member of the German parliament, visited the mutual Magirus and Iveco site in Ulm, Germany. During a personal conversation with Marc Diening, President and CEO of Magirus, she showed great interest in the Ulm-based company with its long-standing tradition and was duly impressed by the upcoming developments in the field of firefighting and disaster protection. Speaking about the things she saw, Kemmer claimed that she is very