Fike Safety Technology (FST) has donated its Twinflexpro intelligent two-wire fire alarm systems to DCET Training, one of the UK’s providers of accredited training courses for the UK fire industry. Formed in 1995 by the electrical contracting industry, DCET has three training centres in Exeter, Plymouth and Redruth and provide a wide range of training including apprenticeships, wiring regulations, inspection and testing and advanced level 4 diplomas. DCET has always had close links with the fire industry and has developed and delivered its own fire alarm familiarisation courses for many years. They actively promote the importance of fire alarm training and work with the FPA to offer accredited fire alarm and emergency lighting courses at their centres and on site. The Twinflexpro panels and detectors will be used not only on FPA courses but also to show electrical apprentices a fully functioning fire alarm system based on the latest technology.
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.