Fire hydrant

Faulty fire hydrants restored through District Walks program

Nearly 1,000 fire hydrants across Staten Island have been repainted and repaired as part of a community effort implemented by Councilman Steven Matteo’s office. “Fire hydrants are such a ubiquitous and common presence in our neighbourhoods, we almost don’t notice they are there,” said Matteo. “But a hydrant that is not working properly, not easily visible or blocked by weeds or debris can cause a fatal delay for firefighters rushing


LGA call for tougher sprinkler regulations

A new briefing issued by the LGA calls on ministers to ensure that automatic fire suppression systems (AFSS) are installed in new buildings where vulnerable people sleep. It also calls on the Government to lower its threshold on the height of new buildings where AFSS systems, such as sprinklers are mandatory, from 30 metres down to 18 metres high. “Not only are these measures proven to be more effective in

Key Hose

Key Hose launches the first new diameter attack line in decades, TRU-ID 2.25-inch

Key Hose has launched the first new diameter attack line in decades. Introducing TRU-ID 2.25-inch, the latest addition to true diameter hose solutions. When introduced in 2017, TRU-ID set new standards for ergonomic, lightweight, high quality, double-jacketed attack lines. Now, TRU-ID 225 adds more options to this game-changing line of high-performance attack lines. TRU-ID 225 combines an exclusive true internal diameter of 2.25-inch with a smaller outside diameter for a

Hainsworth Technology

Hainsworth Technology reveals new identity with the needs of the modern-day firefighter at its core

Hainsworth Technology has overhauled their brand in response to demand for a refreshed identity that makes a deeper connection with the modern-day firefighter. By listening, Hainsworth Technology have not only been able to develop cutting edge fabrics that surpass international standards, but also to produce textiles that meet the specific needs of those who wear PPE daily on the frontline. The new identity aims to project this ethos and demonstrate

Advanced system protects Bulgarian Communications Commission

The headquarters of Bulgaria’s Communications Regulation Commission will be protected by fire systems from Advanced as part of a major refurbishment project and drive to reduce false alarms. Located in Sofia, the Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) was established in 2002 as an independent state authority entrusted with the management and regulation of all electronic communications in Bulgaria. A recent upgrade of the fire system in the Communications Regulation Commission office


KIMTEK adds Mahindra UTV's to its rescue skid unit options

KIMTEK recently announced that its MEDLITE and FIRELITE slide-in transport skid units are compatible with Mahindra mPACT and Retriever 750 and 1000 Long Bed and Flexhauler utility vehicles. Available in gas and diesel models, Mahindra mPACT and Retriever utility vehicles are known for versatility and an exclusive cargo box design that holds up to 1,200 lb, ideal for supporting KIMTEK’s entire line of UTV transport skid units designed specifically for


Streamlight introduces ProTac 90 – compact right-angle light for tactical hands free use

Streamlight, a provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, introduced the ProTac 90, the latest addition to the ProTac series of tactical lights. The ultra-compact, 300-lumen light features a 90-degree head for right-angle lighting, and also permits varied fuel options, including the use of a single CR123A lithium, AA alkaline or AA lithium battery. “The combination of its light output, size, and multi-fuel technology makes the ProTac 90


Pierce announces delivery of Pierce Ascendant 107’ heavy-duty aerial ladder to City of Cambridge, Massachusetts Fire Department

Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced that it has delivered a custom Pierce Ascendant 107’ heavy-duty aerial ladder to the City of Cambridge Fire Department in Massachusetts. The new apparatus was sold by New England’s exclusive Pierce dealer, Minuteman Fire and Rescue. Features include a custom Arrow XT chassis, 107′ of vertical and 100′ of horizontal reach, 16’ stabilizer spread, and 1,500 gpm waterway flow capacity. Additionally, a TAK-4

Fire detection solutions

Comelit Guarantees Fire Detection Range

Comelit UK is now offering a free five-year guarantee from the date of manufacture as standard, across its new range of fire detection solutions. The Italian security systems manufacturer, known for its high specification solutions, presents an innovative range of automatic fire detection systems including conventional and addressable panels. Already pledging its commitment to the sector by becoming a member of the FIA and ensuring its complete fire detection range

Queens Cross Housing Association

Queens Cross Housing Association to install 12,000 FireAngel alarms

Smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarm suppliers, FireAngel, has signed a contract to supply Glasgow-based Queens Cross Housing Association with over 12,000 battery powered smoke and heat alarms. The WST630 smoke alarms and WHT630 heat alarms will be installed in over 3,500 properties across the city centre, due to the Scottish Government’s pending legislative changes following the Grenfell fire tragedy. Under these changes to the Housing (Scotland) Act 2018, all