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22 February 2024

SAFETY TECHNOLOGY developer Dräger has provided Red One, the commercial trading arm of the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, with fire safety technology to protect Hinkley Point C from the dangers of fire.

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22 January 2024

FIRE PROTECTION solutions manufacturer Advanced has supplied its BS 8629-compliant EvacGo evacuation alert system for deployment in the new build residential development The Ironworks, which is located in Sheffield.

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25 September 2023

JACTONE PRODUCTS is partnering with Timilon to become the UK distributor of the latter’s FAST-ACT, a US-manufactured, military-grade system that immediately decontaminates, contains and neutralises chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals and toxic industrial materials safely and in a single response tool.

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26 June 2023

THE UCF FireCore – a new hands-free thermal imaging camera – has been introduced by Dräger. The camera displays live action imagery within the Dräger FPS 7000 full face mask. The launch further strengthens Dräger’s commitment to enhancing firefighter safety through robust technological innovation and development.

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26 June 2023

KENTEC ELECTRONICS, the manufacturer of life-critical control systems, has completed its largest wireless fire system installation to date. The installation covers 37 high-rise towers owned and operated by Solihull Community Housing, duly providing residents with reliable fire detection and alarm systems programmed to deliver early warnings of any fire episodes.

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12 June 2023

FIREFIGHTERS FROM the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service are receiving hands-on training in evacuation alert systems following the installation of an Advanced EvacGo system at the Cardiff Gate Training and Development Centre.

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28 March 2023

TIO FIRE Safety has shared Case Study details of how a chain of mid-sized hotels located across the country, and with a total of 50 properties and thousands of guests each year, made the switch to digital fire logbooks, duly outlining the myriad benefits that have resulted.

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19 February 2023

MEDICAL AND safety technology products manufacturer Dräger – the business actively protecting, supporting and saving lives around the world in hospitals, Fire and Rescue Services, the Emergency Services and industry – will be exhibiting on Stand 3a/J12 at The Fire Safety Event 2023.

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20 December 2022

SAFETY TECHNOLOGY developer Dräger has provided a suite of mechanical cleaning equipment for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service’s new purpose-built breathing apparatus training centre in order to deliver consistent levels of equipment disinfection and hygiene.

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30 August 2022

KENT FIRE and Rescue Service has become the latest client to sign up for Infographics’ FireWatch workforce management platform in a deal that includes the delivery of said platform via Microsoft Azure Cloud – with Software-as-a-Service – and Mobile App access for Fire and Rescue Service users.

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27 July 2022

FUNCTIONAL FOOTWEAR specialist HAIX is proud to sponsor Team GB at the British Firefighter Challenge 2022, which takes place on 30-31 July in Hull. An international competition, the British Firefighter Challenge is an annual sporting event that pushes firefighters to their limits, while at the same time raising money for the Fire Fighters Charity.

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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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26 January 2024

THE NEW Year is upon us, writes Tom Roche, which means many of us will be starting to plan our 2024 vacation, while others will be scheduling work trips. In booking your accommodation, though, have you ever spared a thought for fire safety? We normally take such important matters for granted in these premises. It’s well worth remembering why we shouldn’t.

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23 September 2022

OVER THE last decade, carbon monoxide poisoning has caused an average of 162 deaths yearly in the UK. That’s equivalent to one life being lost every few days. Here, Ian Ballinger shares some expert insight on achieving carbon monoxide compliance and future-proofing properties.

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13 September 2022

JUNE 2022 witnessed the publication of the amended Part B of the Building Regulations and with it new mandatory requirements for evacuation planning. Here, Ken Bullock explains the changes in detail.

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11 July 2022

FOLLOWING THE Grenfell Tower disaster in June 2017, where 72 people lost their lives, high-rise building owners and operators across the UK have been charged with ensuring that fire safety and evacuation procedures are the absolute best they can be in their buildings. What’s the current state of play? Hochiki Europe has the detail.

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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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