Crofton replaces Cambridgeshire Fire Training Towers after 60 years

Sixty years after it designed, fabricated and constructed its first ever fire training tower in Linton, Cambridgeshire in 1958, Crofton Engineering has replaced the original structure with a new updated version. Featuring three drill faces and an extended top frame to improve safety, new type FT66 3-storey towers have replaced older FT55 models at Linton and several other fire stations across the region. Over a six-month period, Crofton has demolished

FIA’s Fire Detection and Alarm Advanced Maintainer unit available to book now

The Fire Industry Association has launched the Maintainer unit of the qualification pathway.  This unit forms one of the specialist units of the new qualifications that are now available to book for those working in the fire detection and alarm sector.  This comes one week after the announcement that the Advanced Installer unit was released for booking. The FIA provides nationally recognised qualifications for fire detection and alarm.  Those studying

Meet the level of education specified in EN 16763: Get qualified to install fire detection and alarm systems

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has released the Advanced Installer unit of the new qualification pathway.  The unit forms one of the four units of the qualification that must be undertaken in order to become fully qualified in installing fire detection and alarm systems, and is set to meet the level of education set out in the service standard, EN 16763.   Available to book now, the Advanced Installer unit

Two new courses from the qualification pathway released by the FIA

The Fire Industry Association is delighted to announce that two new courses are now available to book under the ‘Training’ tab of the website. This will no doubt please those who have previously taken the Foundation course of the new qualification pathway, as these two new courses are the next step in the route to becoming qualified. The new qualification pathway is designed for those working within the fire detection

Lexipol introduces new policy and training solution for Oklahoma fire departments

Lexipol, the leading provider of state-specific policies and training for public safety agencies, recently announced the introduction of its Fire Policies and Training solution for Oklahoma fire departments. The new service includes policy and procedural content, management and related training delivered via an online platform and mobile app. Lexipol helps public safety agencies reduce risk, liability and costs associated with out-of-date or incomplete policies. Developed by fire service professionals and

Life safety installers quote skills shortage, study by Hochiki Europe finds

Some 95 per cent of life safety installers think that the industry isn’t doing enough to provide training for the next generation of professionals, according to new research by Hochiki Europe. With recent figures from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) suggesting that the shortage of electricians, such as life safety installers, is at its highest level for four years, the skills gap is a pressing issue across the built

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C-TEC to launch free CPD Events throughout the country

The first five will be held in Wigan (21 March), Glasgow (29 March), Reading (9 May), Wigan (11 May) and Belfast (6 June) and feature the following highly informative presentations: • Fire Alarm Systems: A Brief History and the Current State of the Industry • Hush Those False Alarms: Unwanted Alarm Management Solutions for HMOs and beyond • A Guide to BS 5839-9 Disabled Refuge Systems • EN54-23 Visual Alarm

HAAGEN successfully delivers a new bus fire simulator to Taiwan National Fire Agency

The final commissioning of the HAAGEN Bus Fire Simulator for Taiwan’s National Fire Academy has been successfully completed at the beginning of this year. The HAAGEN Bus Fire Simulator has been built in a 40ft container equipped for fire-fighting training and foreseen to include realistic features such as a lower level driver area with detailed console and front windshield (mock-up), an upper level passenger area with seating and a storage area,

Live fire extinguisher training from BullEx

BullEx introduce International Fire Buyer to their Intelligent Training System, providing a realistic training experience and viable option for public education BullEx pride themselves in offering firefighter training on any scale and level needed. The training products they provide can be used for fire academy training, fire department training drills, large scale training sessions, but also focus on educating the public. Designed with a unique flame-response technology that detects the

A changing safety culture – in search & rescue training

Paul McDonnell, Managing Director of Ruth Lee Ltd, writes for International Fire Buyer about the developments and training products available to fire-fighters in various parts of the world We at Ruth Lee recently played host to some of our international distributors at a picturesque location on the coast of North Wales. We had invited business owners from Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Israel, and several European countries, so you can imagine that