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

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

Fire safety progress as 70% of event visitors recognise evacuation responsibilities

At this year’s Health & Safety Event at the NEC in Birmingham, Evac+Chair International found that 68% of surveyed visitors were aware of who is responsible for evacuating a building in an emergency. Almost 70% of people questioned knew that the Regulatory Reform (fire safety) Order (RRO) states the ‘Responsible Person’ – usually the business owner – should ensure employees are evacuated safely out of a building. Surveying visitors about

New Operations and Business Development Director appointed by Exova

Global testing company Exova has appointed John Stevenson as Operations and Business Development Director for its Fire, Building Products and Certification (FBP&C) business. John joins the company after serving in a variety of senior sales and marketing roles and for the last 15 years he has been Managing Director for Cape and then Promat, as part of the Etex Group. He has strong experience of the fire protection industry in

NFPA release warning about Thanksgiving risk

  Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year for families and friends to get together, but this cooking-focused holiday also presents a greater risk of home fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), nearly four times as many home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving as on a typical day. NFPA’s latest report shows that cooking is the leading cause of home structure fires and injuries in the U.S. States that reported cooking

Fire Safety and Security Industry set to change with new services standard

  The approval of new standard prEN 16763 has officially been announced by CEN/CENELEC, following on overwhelmingly positive votes cast by national standardisation bodies. Euralarm welcomes the adoption of a European standard which it has long supported and its members now prepare for the next stages in the diffusion of the standard. Services account for between 60% and 70% of the economic activity in the 28 Member States of the

New article indicates that 'ramp-up' alert tones can reduce stress on fire-fighters

New research published in the  Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH) suggests that fire departments can reduce stress on fire-fighters by signalling emergencies with alarms that gradually increase in intensity instead of sudden, full-volume alerts. The article, “Effect of Station-specific Alerting and Ramp-up Tones on Firefighters’ Alarm Time Heart Rates,” comes on the eve of the 35th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, Oct. 8–9. This study was conducted

New gas detector launched by Tyco Gas & Flame

Tyco Gas & Flame Detection, one of the largest global manufacturers of gas and flame detection products, has launched its new portable gas detection device. The Gasurveyor 700 (GS700) is a high-performance IR detector with a user-friendly interface that is suitable for all gas utility applications.The GS700 boasts a number of novel features alongside its lightweight and rugged design. Through its natural gas discrimination application, the GS700 quickly determines if

Synaps Technology (UK) Limited launches new call point range at FIREX 2016

Synaps Technology (UK) Limited – a joint venture between Evac+Chair International and Synaps Technology Srl, has announced the worldwide launch of its SyCALL range of re-settable manual call points. The range has been professionally designed and engineered to provide maximum performance and achieve maximum visibility, high reliability in operation and a pleasant aesthetical appearance. Managing Director of Synaps Technology (UK) Gerard Wallace said about the launch of the range: “During

Trustmark Drums Home The Importance Of Home Safety

As part of an ongoing drive to support the development of home safety in the UK, TrustMark, the Government-endorsed scheme for tradespeople, has partnered with CFOA Blue Watch, the Chief Fire Officers home safety scheme, to promote the assessment and registration of safety features found in both private and rented homes. Supported by UK Fire and Rescue services, Blue Watch provides help and support to households, including landlords, letting agents,