Firetrace News

Firetrace have recently gained the Made in Britain mark for the manufacturing of Firetrace fire suppression systems.

Earlier this month fire crews were called to a fire at Felixstowe docks, the UK’s busiest port. A fire had broken out in one of the dockside cranes. Whilst the fire in the ship-to-shore crane was small, dock workers were moved to a place of safety and operations were halted.

Over three days in May, Citizen Machinery based in Brierley Hill, Birmingham hosted their first ever open event at their new Midlands premises. Many CNC operators and subcontractors were invited from all around the UK resulting in a record number of more than 300 attendees. 

Over the next six months members of the Firetrace team will be popping up at events across the country. 

There were more than 300 fires a year at UK waste and recycling plants between 2001 and 2013. These types of fires present a significant environmental hazard, endanger human life and inflict a major cost on companies in property damage and lost business. Last year a fire at a plant in Sutherland burned for 25 days before being extinguished; it not only damaged the production line of the recycling centre but affected the air quality of the surrounding area and compromised water sources.