AFM donates and fits fire alarm system at Air Search hangar


2016-08-11 - AFM Donation

Channel Islands Air Search (CIAS) has had an automated fire alarm system donated and fitted throughout the hangar by facilities management company, AFM.

Mark Harrisson, who has recently taken up the position of Chief Officer with the voluntary search and rescue charity, said: "With the new aircraft scheduled to arrive next spring, we have been conducting a thorough review of all aspects of the service and were extremely delighted when AFM offered to supply and fit an automatic fire alarm system in the Air Search hangar.

"It brings our operation into line with other hangars at the airport, as well as the main airport facilities, helping to protect the aircraft, building and personnel of this lifeline service.  As a charity, we rely completely on support and donations to keep us operational, and with over £140,000 annual running costs to find, support such as this from AFM is incalculable and hugely welcome."

Mark Edgar, Managing Director at AFM, said: "As a pan-Channel Islands business ourselves, AFM recognises the service CIAS provides to all those in need in and around the Channel Islands and we were keen to help.  We've provided CIAS with the very latest fire alarm system, which includes a strobe installed in the Airport Fire Service control room, as well as a digital communicator which would summon the Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service, should the need arise."

Pictured above getting to grips with the new fire alarm system donated by AFM are (from left to right) Mark Edgar, Managing Director AFM, Mark Harrisson, Chief Officer, CIAS, and Christopher Domaille, AFM engineer.