California wildfire

California wildfire has now claimed the lives of 63 people with a further 631 still missing

The current California wildfire branded as California’s deadliest wildfire on record as death toll rises to 63, with 631 people still missing. The fire has surpassed the Northern California wine country wildfires of 2017, which took the lives of 44 people. The town of Paradise, previously housing 27,000 people, is being searched by U.S National Guard troops, recovery workers and cadaver dogs in the hopes of finding further victims or

Interview: Abhishek Chhabra, Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants

Abhishek Chhabra discusses the Abu Dhabi conference for Safety Design in Buildings taking place in December. Safety Design in Buildings (SDIB) is the leading debating platform for safety and fire professionals in the construction industry. Experts give their insights into risk assessments, holistic fire safety design, operational technology and building accessibility. Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants (TBWIC) is a Dubai-based engineering firm that provides Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) services in

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

Hochiki Europe appoints new MD as company celebrates record year

Leading manufacturer of life safety solutions, Hochiki Europe (UK) Limited, has appointed Graham Lowe as its new managing director. Lowe – who previously held the position of sales director – has worked for the business for more than 20 years, having built up four decades of experience within the life safety industry. His appointment was announced following a successful financial year at Hochiki Europe, in which the business celebrated a record annual

Apollo set to showcase new products at Fire India 2017 Stand D10

Apollo Fire Detectors, specialists in the design and manufacture of high quality fire detection products, is looking forward to its participation in Fire India in 2017, and the opportunity to showcase its latest ranges to the industry. Visitors to Asia’s largest fire and safety exhibition, being held from 7-9 September at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, will be able to see a variety of Apollo products in action on

Houston floods expected to worsen as flooding from Harvey ramps up

Disastrous flooding in the US state of Texas is fully expected to get significantly worse over the coming days, with waters continuing to rise following a storm of historic proportions. A record 30 inches of rain – 75cm – has already fallen on the city of Houston at time of writing (29th August 2017) as a result of Hurricane Harvey, which has transformed roads into rivers. However, it’s fully expected

Tall Building Fire Safety Network announce full schedule of events following high profile blazes

The recent fires in Grenfell Tower (London) and The Torch (Dubai) have highlighted the need for improvements with Tall Building design, construction, management, and firefighting. The Tall Building Fire Safety Network offers regular courses and conferences on Tall Building Fire Safety Management in locations around the world, has announced a full schedule of events for 2017/18. The 5th International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference will take place on 19–21 June

UK manufacturer Nittan launches new 'elite' partner and distributor programme

Nittan Europe, a UK manufacturer of conventional and addressable fire detection products sold globally, has launched the Nittan Elite Partner and Nittan Elite Distributor programme. The programmes have been developed to acknowledge and reward a select group of installation partners and product distributors that have shown commitment to promoting the Nittan brand and have undertaken product training to a high level in order to ensure the uppermost standards of customer

Homes near Manila's Malacanang Palace hit by flames, leaving residents homeless

Residents of the San Miguel district in Manila, located in the Philippines, were forced to evacuate their homes on the 16th August after a fire broke out, leaving many homeless. Families affected by the blaze waited directly by the nearby Malacanang Palace gates with their pets, furniture and clothes while they waited for either assistance or a go-to signal why authorities which would allow them to return to their households.