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A Swift Opening for South Yorkshire's Innovative Combined Fire and Police Station
Following the announcement last year by the Government for closer integration in the way the police, fire and rescue services work together, South Yorkshire have recently opened the County's first joint fire and police station.
By: Jewers Doors
The sideways opening action and the large vision panel within each door leaf ensures the fire appliance driver has full visibility of the door position and the street outside, and is able to exit the bay safely at all times. With vertical lifting doors, it is difficult to judge when there is sufficient height clearance. In an emergency situation, it's not unknown for the appliance to hit the bottom of the door before it's fully open, resulting in downtime and costly repairs to both the door and the fire engine.
Swift automatic doors are designed with safety and security as standard. Leading edges of the doors are fitted with full height pressure sensitive edges, so if a door meets any resistance during automatic closing, it immediately stops and reverses. In addition, photocell beams inside and outside create a safe area around the door which greatly reduces the risk of an impact ever occurring. The door panels are manufactured as a single piece construction, fully insulated with CFC-free foam materials to optimise thermal efficiency and reduce noise pollution by 25dB, and fitted with multi-wall rubber seals to all edges to reduce water, air and dust ingress as well as heat loss.
An additional pair of Swift doors was installed at the rear to provide easy access of the fire tender into the bay but as speed is not a critical factor, these are manually operated. These rear doors incorporate a wicket door so staff can enter or exit without having to open the main door. The manually operated doors incorporate soft compound weather seals to all edges, which not only reduce water, air and dust ingress and heat loss, but also protect against finger and toe trapping. All doors, including the wicket door are glazed to maximise visibility even when closed.
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