Tom Brookes: the new chairman of the FSA
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Tom Brookes appointed chairman of Fire & Security Association to succeed Pat Allen

Tom Brookes, a senior figure within the fire sector, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Fire & Security Association (FSA) after being confirmed in the role last week. Brookes harbours over 25 years’ experience within the fire industry, having started work as a fire...
Posted On 25 Sep 2017
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SGW Safety & Security granted prestigious SABRE company licence by BRE Global

SGW Safety & Security Ltd (SGW) has just become one of the first companies to be granted a SABRE company licence by BRE Global Ltd. Both SGW’s UK and United Arab Emirates offices are included in the scope of SGW’s licence number SLC-004. SGW is able to offer SABRE assessment...
Posted On 06 Sep 2017
The Grenfell Tower blaze in June
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Independent review of Building Regulations and fire safety set in motion by DCLG

An independent review of the Building Regulations and fire safety has been announced by Sajid Javid, Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government. This follows the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in London, which raised serious questions about the fire...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
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“Compulsory sprinkler systems needed for warehouses” asserts Association of British Insurers

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is calling for sprinklers to be made a legal requirement in all new warehouses over 2,000 m2 in area as average payouts for commercial fires break the £25,000 barrier for the first time. Guidance from the Department for Communities and...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016
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Experian report highlights five key trends designed to mitigate rising fraud threat

Experian, the global information services company, has published its first annual global business report covering the convergence of growth strategies and fraud prevention. Entitled: ‘Global Business Trends: Protecting Growth Ambitions Against Rising Frau...
Posted On 18 Jul 2016
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All-new training course in Fire Safety Signs and Notices developed by the FIA

Are you a security or risk manager tasked with looking after fire safety issues on behalf of your employer? If so, do you know what Fire Safety Signs and Notices you need to display on company premises and where to locate them? If not, the Fire Industry Association (FIA) has just...
Posted On 14 Jul 2016
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Legislation brought forward on allowing PCCs to assume responsibility for local Fire and Rescue Services

Following a public consultation exercise, the Government will now take forward legislation designed to enable Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to hold their local Fire and Rescue Service to account. This is part of a raft of changes orchestrated to bring about closer working...
Posted On 02 Feb 2016
Mike Penning
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Responsibility for fire and rescue policy moves from DCLG to the Home Office

With immediate effect, responsibility for fire and rescue policy has transferred from the Department for Communities and Local Government to the Home Office. Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed that ministerial responsibility for fire and rescue policy moves to the Home...
Posted On 05 Jan 2016
Last Friday night witnessed horrifying scenes in the French capital as 129 people were killed in a series of simultaneous terrorist attacks
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UK’s security and policing response to Paris terrorist attacks outlined in wake of COBR meeting

Last Friday night’s terrorist attacks in the French capital perpetrated by gunmen and suicide bombers who left in their wake horrific scenes of devastation at the Bataclan concert venue, the Stade de France, Le Petit Cambodge restaurant and at Le Carillon bar in the Canal...
Posted On 16 Nov 2015
Funding for fire and rescue authorities has fallen significantly between 2010-2011 and 2015-2016
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National Audit Office report finds fire authorities “under pressure” in wake of further budget cuts

A new report published by the National Audit Office (NAO) entitled ‘Financial Sustainability of Fire and Rescue Services’ has found that such organisations’ abilities to respond to major incidents may well be constrained by any further budget cuts instigated by the...
Posted On 09 Nov 2015