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

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

Insights On The Lifespan Of Fire/turn Out Kits

Firefighting kit has a number of functions. It protects crew members in a wide range of situations and makes them instantly recognizable in an emergency. Replacing the firefighting kit at the right time keeps fire firefighters and rescue personnel safe and comfortable, no matter what the emergency. Call Outs For Firefighters According to the UK Home Office, in the last year, 28 per cent of call-outs for firefighters and rescue

Geofire, Fire safety compliance and COVID-19

As hospitals battle through the second major wave of the virus, concerns have been raised around the NHS’on-going maintenance backlog and the impact on safety and infrastructure. In January 2021, figures suggested that the total backlog was the equivalent of the annual running cost of the entire NHS estate, which was around £9.7bn in 2019/20 [1]. Despite the added pressure of COVID-19, hospitals and healthcare buildings must ensure that fire

Mandatory introduction of effective filtration and warning systems

The Global Cabin Air Quality Executive (GCAQE) has launched its ‘Clean Air Campaign’ calling on regulators and Governments globally, to mandate the introduction of effective ‘bleed air’ filters and contaminated air warning sensors on passenger aircraft. To support their campaign the GCAQE has released a brief educational film in over 40 languages. They have also released a short animated film explaining the basics of the air supply system on aircraft. The

Low-Cost Automated Drone-in-a-Box Solution

Ever since the realization of their disruptive potential, drones, especially the fully autonomous ones, are revolutionizing the way industrial operations are conducted. Though enterprises are adopting drones for industrial operations, complete automation remains far from reality. This situation is often ascribed to the lack of a low-cost and reliable solution that allows users to deploy and test drone technology without spending a fortune. It is commonly known that to achieve

Extending capabilities in public address, voice alarm

Siemens Smart Infrastructure has launched a new compact version of its Cerberus PACE Modular system, further extending the range of applications in which the public address voice alarm (PA/VA) solution can be employed. Together, Cerberus PACE Modular and Compact offer a comprehensive PA/VA solution, which can be integrated with fire protection and danger management systems. This enables even greater customization to protect lives, assets and business continuity. “Thanks to the

Why Negatively-pressurised Hospital ICU Wards Need Portascanner COVID-19

The Issue & Solution Regardless of the “air quality” within an ICU ward, minimising the airflow out of it is essential for reducing the risk of airborne contagion spread. One way this is achieved is through minimising the air permeability of a room, another is by negatively-pressurising a room which in itself cannot be effectively achieved without a suitably low air permeability value. Minimising air permeability is therefore doubly essential.

Siemens’ Cerberus PACE Compact extends capabilities in public address, voice alarm

Siemens Smart Infrastructure has launched a new compact version of its Cerberus PACE Modular system, further extending the range of applications in which the public address voice alarm (PA/VA) solution can be employed. Together, Cerberus PACE Modular and Compact offer a comprehensive PA/VA solution, which can be integrated with fire protection and danger management systems. This enables even greater customization to protect lives, assets and business continuity. “Thanks to the