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A Heartbreaking History of Victorian Pier Fires

The fire that gutted Eastbourne pier’s Grade II listed Victorian dome is the latest in a litany of blazes on seaside piers down the years. From the 1976 blaze on Southend Pier to the 2010 Hastings Heartbreak, below are documented five fires that have destroyed well over a century’s of history’s in a few short […]
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Scottish FRS to Face Trial over Firefighter’s Death

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) faces a three-month trial under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 after a firefighter died on duty in Edinburgh five years ago. Ewan Williamson died after becoming trapped in a toilet on the ground floor while tackling a basement blaze at the Balmoral Bar in July […]
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Raising Fire-Engineering Standards, Saving Lives

Fire protection requirements must evolve as modern urban building spaces become increasingly flexible. Bob Glendenning of Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings EMEA examines fire engineering issues in today’s complex structures.
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Infographic: IFSEC TV & FIREX TV in Numbers

Exhibitors at IFSEC & FIREX International 2014 broadcast their technologies to 40,000-plus visitors and nearly 30,000 online viewers as IFSEC & FIREX TV made its debut. Streamed on, and IFSEC as well as being broadcast on huge screens around the exhibition halls, the live broadcasts were watched by people both inside and outside the […]
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The Top 10 Bizarre Fire Escape Chutes

Spiral slides, chutes big enough for mattresses, internal and external shafts, chutes that can be quickly dropped into place when needed, ridiculously steep angles, pipes and half-pipes, or even a net – these are some of the weird and wonderful fire escape chutes found around the world. Click here to see the pictorial evidence. Don’t […]
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Another Sharp Fall in Fires, Fatalities and False Alarms

The number of fires attended by fire and rescue authorities fell by nearly one third between 2011-2012 and 2012-2013, according to figures released by the Department for Communities & Local Government. There was also a large drop in the number of fire-related fatalities and a modest fall in false alarms. Here are the key figures from the report: […]
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Integrators Applying Recurring Monthly Revenue Model to Alarms & CCTV

Are you on a quest for recurring monthly revenue (RMR)? Most alarm companies always have been, and now alarm integrators and CCTV integrators are trying to apply an RMR model to their own businesses as well. Marketers everywhere are pushing new RMR opportunities, but have they gone too far? Unless you are monitoring video alarms, […]
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Apreco Pressure Relief Systems

Apreco have been producing environmental air pressure control devices since the 1990s. Synonymous with excellent build quality and customer service of the highest order, we have continued to design and produce the products in the UK — something we are proud of. Quick Links Apreco website SGV Vent Data Sheet Apreco YouTube Many articles have […]
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Simple Smoke Alarm Control From Aico

Aico presents its latest innovation, the Radiolink Alarm Controller, which allows residents to simply test and silence all alarm on the system. With best-practice supporting larger alarm systems, more frequently with Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms incorporated, improved control functions are vital to ensure the system is simple for residents to use. Aico has pioneered systems […]
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