Virtual event: Apprentices for Fire & Security (A4FS) joins WorldSkills UK Spotlight Talks

The Spotlight Talks are focused on inspiring careers excellence and will bring together the UK’s leading employers and apprentices to inspire even more young people, from all walks of life, to take up technical career routes and apprenticeships. WorldSkills UK Live is the nation’s premier skills, apprenticeships and careers event. It takes place every November at the NEC in Birmingham. The Electronic Security Systems Competition was launched in 2019, but

Webinar: What do the Fire and Building Safety Bills mean for you

Barbour EHS’s next webinar will be focusing on The Fire Safety Bill, The Building Safety Bill and The Environment Bill. In its next webinar, which takes place from 13:00 – 14:00 GMT on Wednesday 10 March 2021, Barbour EHS will be focussing on three key peice of legislation and how they impact your business; The Fire Safety Bill The Building Safety Bill The Environment Bill 2020 Speakers: Teresa Higgins, Brand Director,

Training: NFPA training offerings transition from pipeline to pandemic

Chuck Stravin, Vice President, Business Development & Operations, NFPA discusses the intricacies of training during Covid-19 exclusively for Fire Buyer magazine   The author of, “Necessity is the mother of invention” is unknown, but the meaning sure is not. “New ways to do things are found or created when there is a strong and special need for them,” is how Merriam-Webster’s explains it. To fully appreciate the saying, though, we

Fire Suppression: Connected systems and the future

Fire suppression systems are joining the trend of smart technology and innovations in the industry, so what does the future look like for this sector?   A fire suppression system is designed to extinguish, contain and prevent fires. The fire prevention system can be easily managed, ensuring that fire ignition or re-ignition is prevented, helping to preserve and protect the environment. Fire suppression systems can be installed in a range

PPE: Decontamination following COVID-19 exposures

With the continued spread of the Coronavirus, firefighters have had to tackle fire as well as a highly infectious virus. How can the risk in PPE contamination be reduced?     The Coronavirus pandemic has plagued the world for over a year with thousands of deaths and hospitalisations. The lifestyle of society has changed to remote working, social distancing and lockdown measures. However, there are some industries that are a necessity

Big Interview: Fire protection from the ground up

Niall Rowan, Chief Executive Officer ASFP, talks exclusively to International Fire Buyer about advancing education throughout the construction process   How does the ASFP ensure fire protection quality of installation in construction? The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) believes that quality is achieved by the use of third party certificated products installed by third party certificated installers, backed by a rigorous inspection regime. Third party schemes are independent of

FRNSW Places Second Order for XFlex PPE

Following the successful delivery of more than 5,000 sets of high-quality structural firefighting PPE from specialist manufacturer MSA Bristol and its Australian distributor Pac Fire, Fire & Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW) continue with their roll out and expect to have an additional 5,000 sets delivered by June this year. The expectation is that FRNSW will compete the rollout to all of its 6,500 firefighters by December 2021. FRNSW is

Global Fire Equipment appoints new Technical Support Engineer

Global Fire Equipment (GFE), has appointed Sudeep Dalvi as Technical Support Engineer to cater for the company’s growing customer base in the Indian subcontinent, Sri Lanka, South East Asia and the Middle East. Sudeep will be responsible for providing advanced technical support for GFE’s partners’ installation and service teams, developing and delivering technical training, as well as writing technical specifications for GFE’s product ranges and strengthening the company’s existing pre-

MSA Safety Acquires Bristol Uniforms

Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated announced it has acquired U.K.-based Bristol Uniforms (“Bristol”) in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $60 million. The acquisition strengthens MSA’s position as a global leader in fire service PPE products while providing an avenue to expand its business in the U.K. and key European markets. Headquartered in Bristol, U.K., Bristol Uniforms is a leading innovator and provider of protective apparel to the fire and

Advanced Provides An Intelligent Fire Detection System For Revlon’s Headquarters

An intelligent fire detection system from UK manufacturer, Advanced, has been installed at the South African head office of cosmetics manufacturer, Revlon. Situated in South Africa’s Gauteng province, Revlon’s headquarters comprises of an administration building, warehousing facility, and manufacturing plant. With area usage varying across this large-scale site, the end-user required that there be immediate identification of the location of any alarm activations An intelligent fire detection system that uses