Kentec protects China to Yorkshire Power Station project

A Sigma XT extinguishing panel and accessories manufactured by Kentec, a life safety control systems manufacturer, are protecting a power storage station built in Hefei in China and brought over to Yorkshire, in Northern England. Guangzhou Wanzhen Information Technology Co. Ltd completed the installation and commissioning of the project for Sungrow Power in Hefei earlier this year, after which it was transported to Yorkshire, where the storage container was fixed


New ‘mini’ AFDD from Wylex launches to help protect tenants from electrical fires

With over 13,000 electrical fires in the UK each year, Wylex have launched a new, smaller Arc Fault Detection Device (AFDD) that disconnects the power supply when it detects a dangerous arc fault in a circuit. With recent research finding that a third of electricians do not install AFDDs because of they take up too much space, Wylex have developed a ‘mini-AFDD’ that is much smaller than other models on


FLIR announces multi-gas detector for unmanned aerial systems

FLIR Systems have recently announced the FLIR MUVE C360 – the industry’s first multi-gas detector specifically built for unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The MUVE C360 will transform how emergency response teams approach chemical, industrial, or environmental incidents by providing a new level of safety, dramatically reducing time to action, and delivering a more complete assessment in situations where every second counts. The C360 is currently compatible with the DJI Matrice 210


SRFS reveal vision to keep Scotland safe from fire

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has unveiled its comprehensive vision to help keep Scotland’s communities safe. The SFRS Strategic Plan 2019-2022 sets out the Service’s proposed direction over the coming years, which includes delivering a world class and sustainable Service, enhancing partnership working and responding to new and emerging risks such as climate change. Chief Officer Martin Blunden said: “This is a significant milestone for the Scottish Fire

Allegion UK

Allegion UK step up to raise awareness for fire safety

Allegion UK recently took an impressive 533,321 steps towards raising £500 in aid of Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW) and The Fire Fighters Charity. Using two treadmills, 35 employees from the Allegion UK team worked as one to take part in their corporate challenge to walk, run, jog or dance 500,000 steps in four days. During the challenge, the team joined forces with the West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS), who

Pierce Manufacturing

Over 2,000 pay tribute during Pierce Manufacturing 9/11 memorial stair climb

Pierce Manufacturing have announced that its seventh annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, in partnership with the Green Bay Metro Fire Department, raised over $115,000 with all proceeds directly benefitting the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). Nearly 2,200 members of the fire service, their families, friends, and community members climbed the steps of historic Lambeau Field on Saturday, September 7 to pay tribute to the 343 FDNY firefighters who selflessly gave


SRFS looking to equip every Scottish fire station with oxygen masks for pets

A major drive is underway from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SRFS) to ensure every firefighter in Scotland is equipped to save the lives of family pets caught up in devastating house fires. Firefighters have always worked to resuscitate animals suffering from severe smoke inhalation – including adapting standard oxygen therapy kits used to treat people. But now – thanks to a pioneering partnership between the Scottish Fire and

3M Scott Fire and Safety

3M Scott Fire and Safety reveal new warranty for Air-Pak X3 Pro SCBA

3M Scott Fire & Safety have announced a new warranty for its latest Air-Pak X3 Pro SCBA, compliant to the NFFA 1981, 2018 Edition standard (approvals pending). The Air-Pak X3 Pro is built on a foundation of proven, trusted performance, providing the same reliability and durability that 3M Scott builds into all its NFPA Air-Pak SCBA products. It is this relentless pursuit to deliver high-quality products that allows 3M Scott

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service charity heroes get royal approval

Hampshire Fire and Rescue firefighters going the extra mile for charity have been rubbing shoulders with royalty. Adam Bundle and Stu Vince, watch managers at St Mary’s Fire Station, are preparing to row across the Atlantic Ocean for The Fire Fighters Charity and were invited to meet HRH The Duke of Cambridge at the charity’s newly renovated Harcombe House on Emergency Service’s Day. Adam, 39, said: “He was genuinely really

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service axe cartoon mascot over inclusivity concerns

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service have caused a stir in the UK by choosing to axe Fireman Sam as a mascot, claiming that he could put off females from joining. Fireman Sam is a popular UK children’s cartoon that has been going since 1987 after being created by a London firefighter called Dave Jones and is set in a fictional Welsh town called Pontypandy. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS)