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FPA’s leader strongly urges Government to mandate third party certification

Focusing on the Public Inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster, Fire Protection Association (FPA) managing director Jonathan O’Neill OBE has used the organisation’s annual Fire Sector Summit as a platform for urging the Conservative Government to “get on with...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
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FIA develops new Level 3 qualification in fire detection and alarm systems

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) is offering training to a new Level 3 qualification for the fire detection and alarms (FD&A) sector, namely the FIA Awarding Organisation Level 3 Fundamentals of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems in Non-Domestic Premises. This qualification...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019
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CIC announces support for sprinkler installations in buildings above 11 metres

The Construction Industry Council, which is the representative forum for professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry, has released a statement referencing the use of sprinklers that will form the basis of its...
Posted On 21 Oct 2019
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NFCC chair outlines key focus areas in wake of new fire minister’s appointment

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is “looking forward” to working with Kit Malthouse, the newly-appointed Minister of State for Crime, Policing and the Fire Service at the Home Office. NFCC chair Roy Wilsher has outlined key areas for which he would like to see...
Posted On 04 Sep 2019
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Fire Risk: Are We Asking the Right Questions?

A recent study conducted by the Business Sprinkler Alliance – entitled ‘UK: Commercial and Industrial Attitudes Study 2018- – confirmed that the uptake of fire safety sprinkler systems is low, with 68% of those interviewed having been involved in a decision not...
Posted On 19 Aug 2019
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“Improving building safety must be top priority for new Government” urges LFB

People are at risk from slow action to improve building safety, with developers and those responsible not doing enough. The Fire Service is wrongly being seen as the safety net for the shortfalls in building safety, warns London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton. After sharing her...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019
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Understanding Fire Safety Sprinkler Systems and Dispelling the Myths

In a recent study conducted by the Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA), 22% of those respondents surveyed felt there was no necessity to include sprinkler installations in industrial and commercial buildings. The reluctance to install automatic fire safety sprinkler systems in...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019
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FSF chair acknowledges frustration at progress to prevent fires like Grenfell Tower

Introducing a lively debate on ‘Building a Safer Future’ at FIREX International, Michael Harper (who became the Fire Sector Federation’s chairman last year) welcomed the progress made, while also expressing the frustration professionals and residents have concerning...
Posted On 28 Jun 2019
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Deputy Mayor and Fire Commissioner call on Government for tougher fire safety rules

Fiona Twycross, the Deputy London Mayor for Fire and Resilience, and the London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton are calling on the Government to tighten up Building Regulations in order to prioritise the need for sprinklers and address the shortage of skilled fire engineers....
Posted On 13 May 2019
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Kentec launches Safe-Point Emergency Voice Communication System for end users

Kentec Electronics, the life-critical control systems developer, has launched the Safe-Point Emergency Voice Communication (EVC) System which is purpose-designed to provide additional safety for people with reduced mobility in emergency situations. Commonly known as a disabled...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019