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Hochiki Europe employs cutting-edge technology for life safety at Titanic Hotel

A new boutique hotel has recently opened its doors in one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic and culturally-significant buildings at Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. This historic location, now known as the Titanic Hotel, is benefiting from a range of cutting-edge life safety technology...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019
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Addressable fire panel from Kentec protects Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance hq

Members of staff and the array of air ambulance helicopters housed at the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance headquarters in Chatham are being protected from the risk of fire outbreak by a fire safety solution that centres around the new Taktis addressable fire panel developed...
Posted On 14 May 2019
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Charlie Haynes appointed CEO at fire safety solutions provider Churches Fire

Churches Fire, the nationwide business dedicated to supplying customers with the best in fire safety protection and compliance solutions, has announced the appointment of Charlie Haynes as CEO effective 1 May 2019. Haynes will now oversee the buy and build strategy that’s...
Posted On 09 May 2019
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FIA Technical Briefing

When selecting a detector there can be a number of issues that arise from choosing the wrong type of detector for the area it needs to protect from fire. For those that perhaps have less experience in this area, it can become confusing. Do you use an optical smoke detector,...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019
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Alarming News… Is Anyone Listening?

Fire safety experts have long queried why people don’t respond to siren-based alarms, with voice evacuation systems often mooted as being the better alternative when it comes to relaying information and prompting quicker reactions from affected individuals during an...
Posted On 16 Mar 2019
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FIM Expo at Madejski Stadium set to focus on FIA membership and BAFE schemes

The Fire Industry Manufacturers Expo (FIM Expo), which is running at Reading FC’s Madejski Stadium on Wednesday 3 April, will encompass a bigger focus on innovation and compliance. New for 2019 is a Membership and Compliance focus, whereby visitors will be able to learn...
Posted On 07 Mar 2019
The MiTec Technology Hub in Northern Ireland
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Mitie links with Connect Group to win new five-year FM contract worth £7.5 million

Mitie has won a five-year contract with specialist distribution and logistics company Connect Group following a competitive tender process. Through an integrated facilities management (FM) arrangement, Mitie will manage a host of services including security, engineering,...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019
James Chittil (left) and Will Adams
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String of new contract wins delivers perfect 10th Anniversary for Integrity Security Group

One of the West Midlands’ fastest-growing independent security businesses is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in style by securing a clutch of new contracts. The Integrity Security Group, which was formed by local entrepreneur and managing director Will Adams, has seen its...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019
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FIA Technical Briefing

Becoming qualified is a vital process in demonstrating competence in the fire industry, writes Ian Moore. Fire safety has to be taken seriously, as we’ve seen from the many devastating fires in the news over the last year or two (Grenfell Tower immediately springs to mind...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019
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‘The Italian Job’: Hochiki protects Venice’s tallest tower with life safety solutions

As part of a project to revitalise a semi-abandoned Venetian suburb and transform the district of Mestre from industrial precinct to recreational ‘hotspot’, HTM Hybrid Tower has undergone an extensive redevelopment of late. The project was supported by Hochiki Italia,...
Posted On 21 Jan 2019