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NFPA releases Drone Knowledgebase

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has created a Drone Knowledgebase to help more than 29,000 fire departments in the United States improve existing public safety drone programs or to establish new drone initiatives. Drones have become a key instrument for public safety efforts in recent years with first responders increasingly deploying aerial technology to achieve greater situational awareness …

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Trustee

Trustee Fire and Security boost productivity

Trustee Fire and Security has boosted productivity by 25% using the latest field service management software.  Since deploying the BigChange job management platform, Trustee has also been able to deliver significant improvements in customer service by providing digital, real-time reporting from service engineers using mobile devices linked to live vehicle tracking. Trustee is a fire and security specialist first …

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Protec

Bosch completes acquisition of Protec

Bosch Building Technologies completed the full acquisition of Protec Fire and Security Group on November 30, 2021. Prior to this, the relevant antitrust authorities had approved corresponding applications. The corresponding agreements were signed on October 22 of this year. With the acquisition of Protec, system integrators for security and fire detection technology with an innovative …

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failings

Property managing agent fined for fire safety failings

Safety & Health Practioner reported: a property managing agent has been ordered to pay more than £80,000 for safety failings which “exposed a potentially large number of people to risk of death or serious injury from fire” London Fire Brigade inspectors found serious fire safety defects during two visits to a five-storey building on Danbury …

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rescue jackets

Next generation of Ballyclare Xenon rescue jackets

A major new order has shone the spotlight on the latest evolution of Ballyclare’s Xenon firefighter rescue jackets. The order has been awarded by three fire and rescue services in the Yorkshire and Humberside region and covers the rescue jacket requirements of some 3,200 firefighters. “PPE rescue jackets are subject to constantly evolving customer demands because of the …

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Aico

Aico colleagues selected for key positions at the FIA

Esteemed colleagues of Aico have been selected for key positions at the Fire Industry Association (FIA) following the 2021 FIA Annual General Meeting. Voted for by FIA Members, the appointments will provide a fantastic opportunity to further support the fire industry. The FIA is a not-for-profit membership organisation overseen by a Board and seven Councils …

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