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23 June 2022

THE NEW Nomex Xtreme Performance category of PPE solutions developed by DuPont Personal Protection is being launched for emergency responders at INTERSCHUTZ 2022 on Stand G17 in Hall 15. Solutions in the Nomex Xtreme Performance category provide firefighters with “superior thermal protection” and moisture management, along with protection from heat and flames, chemicals, cuts and particulates.

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22 June 2022

GLOBAL FOOTWEAR specialist HAIX is currently showcasing “the world’s fastest firefighter boot” at INTERSCHUTZ 2022, which is taking place in Hanover. The company’s new FIRE EAGLE 2.0 boot features an updated design and “a new and innovative” quick-fit fastener system. The RapidFit system is the quickest way in which to pull a boot on and fits to the individual foot in just one movement. That’s critical when a call comes in and every second counts.

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09 May 2022

IN ORDER to realise a circular footwear economy, there needs to be an industry-wide shift towards making ethical workwear maintenance as important as ethical procurement. As industry experts strive to minimise workwear’s social and environmental impacts, global footwear specialist HAIX is diligently working in partnership with the Boot Repair Company on ensuring that “mending is trending”.

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04 April 2022

ONE OF the UK’s leading residential property management companies has described how its employees’ workdays have been “transformed” since the decision was taken to roll-out Tio Fire Safety’s true digital fire logbooks across its portfolio of multiple-occupancy sites.

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04 November 2021

THE BRITISH Firefighter Challenge is an annual sporting event involving a series of gruelling strength and endurance challenges. Designed to encourage health and fitness, advance equality and diversity and raise funds for The Fire Fighters Charity, the event welcomes firefighters from all backgrounds and ethnicities around the globe.

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26 October 2021

SAFETY TECHNOLOGY specialist Dräger has earned a place on the Emergency Response Equipment and Associated Services Framework agreement C00268, which is awarded by the National Fire Chiefs Council’s (NFCC) Fire Commercial Transformation Programme alongside the lead contracting authority (namely the West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service).

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06 October 2021

FUNCTIONAL FOOTWEAR specialist HAIX has announced its sponsorship of Team GB at The British Firefighter Challenge, an event that pushes firefighters to their limits while raising funds for The Fire Fighters Charity.

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23 September 2021

COUNTY DURHAM and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service has implemented Dräger’s Cleaning Solution package as part of its new state-of-the art decontamination facility, which is purpose-designed to ensure optimal cleaning and disinfection of firefighter equipment.

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30 July 2021

MANY COMPANIES claim to be a ‘family business’, but few can be as confident of stating this as global functional footwear expert HAIX. Now led by the third generation of the Haimerl family, while HAIX supports wearers across a range of different industries, it’s firefighters who have always held a special place in the Haimerl’s (and HAIX’s) hearts.

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04 March 2021

WITH HIGH-rise residential building owners and managers under pressure to be ready for BS 8629, global wireless fire detection and alarm devices developer Hyfire has launched EvacWireless to offer rapid installation, simplified maintenance and minimal installation disruption.

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14 January 2021

THOSE INDIVIDUALS contemplating loft conversion projects are no doubt incredibly excited at the prospect of additional property space. While most of us would like to sink our attentions into colour swatches and furniture magazines without a second thought, there’s a somewhat more pressing matter that will need to be addressed in the first instance: fire safety. 

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11 December 2020

LIFE SAFETY systems manufacturer C-TEC has created a new Evacuation Alert Systems video to demonstrate exactly how evacuation alert systems can be used to assist the Fire and Rescue Services in evacuating all or part of a high-rise residential building in an emergency situation.

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14 December 2020

FIRE SAFETY solutions manufacturer Plumis has scooped two prestigious awards, winning SME of the Year and Innovation of the Year in the regional finals of this year’s Make UK Manufacturing Awards. The company has also just won a substantial £350,00 Smart Grant from Innovate UK.

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11 December 2020

FIRE PROTECTION solutions manufacturer Advanced has launched EvacGo, its evacuation alert system designed to meet the recommendations of BS 8629:2019 relating to buildings containing flats with storeys over 18 metres above ground level.

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02 October 2020

A RANGE of solutions for cleaning breathing apparatus, respiratory masks and PPE equipment that reduce the risk of carcinogen contamination within emergency teams has been launched by Dräger as part of its ‘Health for the Firefighter’ campaign.

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13 October 2020

EARLIER THIS year, Firefly Fixings received a letter from a front line firefighter explaining how entanglement in a fire is one of firefighters’ biggest fears. The business was so moved by this communication that it decided to make a short video about the issue.

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05 October 2020

LIFE SAFETY solutions developer Hochiki Europe has hosted a virtual roundtable in which experts discussed the pressing issues that surround life safety in the UK’s educational facilities. The online panel talk, available to watch online, comes as part of the manufacturer’s efforts to uphold high standards within the fire safety sector and support its industry partners in doing the same.

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05 October 2020

UK RESIDENTIAL property management and lettings company BRNS Group has partnered with Amthal Fire & Security to deliver on fire maintenance for its extensive London development portfolio.

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14 July 2020

HIGH-PERFORMANCE equipment manufacturer Avon Protection has announced the Venari Group as its new distributor of thermal imaging cameras for the UK fire market.

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28 April 2020

During this global pandemic, the fire services are essential workers; on the front line during the fight against COVID-19. Because of this, communication has never been more mission critical.

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FEATURES

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28 May 2022

ON TUESDAY 29 March at 10.30 am, Fire Safety Matters hosted another webinar in its ongoing CPD series. The focus on this occasion was ‘Flexible Evacuation Solutions to Meet BS 8629’. Brian Sims reviews what was said on the day by subject matter experts from webinar sponsor Advanced and Veritas Fire Support Services.

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28 May 2022

AS REGULATIONS continue to be enacted restricting the use of Class B firefighting foams containing fluorosurfactants termed per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), all foams containing PFAS will soon become defunct, with aqueous film-forming foams, film-forming fluoroprotein foams and fluoroprotein foams being phased out. Ian Ross describes the regulatory changes ahead, key considerations and the questions that should be asked when planning the transition to F3 foams.

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28 May 2022

THE LATEST research involving UK heating engineers has identified a significant increase in the number of dangerous appliances across the nation being installed or poorly maintained due to the repercussions of COVID-19, with many individuals delaying crucial annual servicing. Steve Boggis and Craig Drinkald outline how every area of the industry can work together to ensure the highest standards of protection.

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11 October 2021

IN JUNE 2017, the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, a block of flats in West London, claimed the lives of 72 people. In the aftermath of the episode, questions were asked about the safety and security of high-rise buildings, writes Michael Knibbs.

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03 September 2021

FIREFIGHTING IS a life-threatening job, with every shift bringing dangerous incidents such as fires, floods, storms and road traffic collisions. Alongside risks including heat exhaustion, burns and mental stress, other less visible hazards pose a threat to firefighter safety. In a timely move, functional footwear expert HAIX Group has now issued Best Practice advice on how to thoroughly clean and decontaminate firefighters’ boots to help prevent a build-up of dangerous contaminants and protect wearer safety.

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20 July 2021

WITH MORE and more manufacturers and businesses becoming aware of the importance of fire safety in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy and subsequent legislation (including the Fire Safety Act and the Building Safety Bill), greater steps are now being taken to ensure that all products in buildings are as fire-resistant as possible. However, an item that is usually overlooked in this area is the humble doormat, writes First Mats.

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14 July 2021

As live events begin their return in the UK, The Emergency Services Show at the NEC on 7 and 8 September 2021 represents the first opportunity for the entire UK Emergency Services community and its supply chain to gather as one for Best Practice advice and networking. Fire Safety Matters previews what’s on the agenda in Birmingham

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15 June 2021

FOUR YEARS on from the Grenfell Tower disaster we mourn those who died, writes Reece Goodman, but also take stock of what has happened since then.

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02 October 2020

Flame resistant, flame retardant, fire resistant, fire retardant. Is there a difference? Which is the correct choice of ‘FR’ for your team? Reece Buchner explains some of the standards and regulations today’s organisations need to be aware of when making their decision on Personal Protective Equipment

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30 September 2020

THE RECENT publication of the Government’s draft Building Safety Bill confirms its commitment to putting safety at the heart of all future building design and development. Here, Ges Wallace discusses the document and what it could mean for the future of our built environment.

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01 September 2020

AS THE role of door hardware expands and fire safety continues to make the headlines, Karen Trigg outlines in detail the importance of hardware selection and reminds decision-makers of how routine checks can save lives.

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01 October 2020

In an exclusive interview for Fire Safety Matters, Western Business Media’s CEO Mark Sennett chats with Paul Pope (Group business development director at Global Fire Equipment and also a director of the Fire Industry Association) and Mike Tobin (chair of the Independent Fire Engineering and Distributors Association) about the current ‘State of the Nation’ in the UK’s fire industry. The impact of COVID-19, the overriding need for competency and the likely effects of Brexit are very much under the microscope

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06 August 2020

PUBLICATION OF the draft Building Safety Bill signals the biggest changes to fire safety in 40 years through improved regulations designed to aid the construction industry as a whole.  Here, Mick Hill explores the importance of providing a ‘golden thread’ of building information by specifying components, including bi-directionally fire-tested riser doors, that offer the highest standards in terms of compliance and performance.

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02 July 2020

AS AN industry, we’re now well versed and experienced in the value of sprinkler systems. Here, James Broadest explains precisely why it’s crucial to deliver continuing education on this matter so Government bodies and building owners alike recognise the truism that substantial costs – and lives – can be saved thanks to retrofitted fire sprinklers.

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11 May 2020

THE PROLIFERATION of false fire alarms places a huge burden on Fire and Rescue Services. Understanding false fire alarm causes and taking steps to prevent them can help reduce false dispatches, as Jim O’Dwyer duly explains.

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23 April 2020

IN THESE rather challenging and somewhat surreal times for us all, Andy Hicks examines precisely why now is most definitely not the time to neglect fire safety on construction sites and temporary Coronavirus-related facilities.

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20 January 2020

Trevor Norwood from Xact Consultancy & Training provides his take on instilling competency within our sector and looks at how we can weave the Golden Thread concept into the fabric of fire safety training

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10 October 2019

Stephen Adams discusses current issues when it comes to complex buildings and fire safety.

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15 August 2019

We sit down with Fire Safety North content director Mark Sennett to learn why the event is a must attend at EventCity, Manchester on 8-9 October 2019.

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05 June 2019

Social residents and landlords come together as part of a government commitment to address fire safety issues and give residents a stronger voice. Liam Hunt outlines the aims of the newly-formed Best Practise Group.

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