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FIA launches Access to Foundation course focused on fire detection and alarm systems

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) is has launched a new fire detection and alarm training course. Access to Foundation, which is now available to book under the Training tab on the FIA’s website, is specifically aimed at individuals who may wish to do some additional...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018
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Jonathan O’Neill, Martin Harvey and David Murfitt honoured at 2018 FIA AGM

The 2018 Fire Industry Association (FIA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and luncheon was again one of the standout industry events of the year to date, bringing together more than 300 industry leaders. Each year, the AGM offers the ideal platform to highlight the many achievements...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018
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FIA Technical Briefing

Whether your business is a fire detection and alarm company, or a security operation looking to expand into fire alarms, becoming third party certified is an extremely worthy consideration. After all, certified companies do help to build trust with potential clients. However, the...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018
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FIA Market Conditions Survey details impact of Grenfell Tower, Brexit and ‘cutting corners’ on fire industry

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has released the results of its Market Conditions Survey Wave 10 that offers a snapshot of the current trends within the fire industry nationwide. Each Wave is conducted annually. Wave 10 reveals the impact of the changes in the landscape...
Posted On 12 Oct 2018
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FIA Technical Briefing

Reading and understanding British Standards and Codes of Practice is the fire safety specialist’s bread and butter, but sometimes there are pitfalls that it can be easy to fall into. The Fire Industry Association has recently produced guidance about BS 7273-4:2015 and its...
Posted On 09 Oct 2018
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Surveillance Cameras and Fire Detection: Towards An Integrated Solution

Video fire/smoke detection is a safety solution based on the computer analysis of images provided by standard CCTV cameras linked to a self-contained processing system capable of recognising smoke and flame patterns within the video image. Here, Risk Xtra interviews the Fire...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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Advanced Maintainer course from qualification pathway re-released by FIA

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has re-launched the fire detection and alarms Advance Maintainer unit of the qualification pathway, which is available to book now. This unit forms one of the specialist units of the new qualifications that are designed for those working in the...
Posted On 14 Sep 2018
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FIM Expo: Connecting Fire Detection and Alarm Systems-Focused Professionals

It’s now just two months until the next FIM Expo, which runs on Thursday 4 October. This time around, the event will take place at Doncaster Racecourse, whichis one of the oldest (and, in terms of physical capacity, largest) established centres for horse racing in Britain, with...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018
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Fire Detectors: Guidance on Testing Procedures for End Users and Technicians

Despite the best efforts of industry bodies such as the Fire Industry Association (FIA) when it comes to shouting loudly about the need for Best Practice, there will always be a few lingering cases of poor practice. When talk turns towards fire detectors, there really is no...
Posted On 27 Jul 2018
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FIA Technical Briefing

For those working within the security sector who may be unfamiliar with fire protection products, EN54 is the series of standards for fire detection and alarm systems. Most of the standards in this series are related to individual product types. These standards define the...
Posted On 25 Jul 2018