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Senior management changes at Linx International Group as Paul Tennent steps down from Tavcom

The Linx International Group has announced that Paul Tennent, the executive director of Tavcom Training, is to step down from his role at the end of this month. Tavcom Training is the “world’s leading provider” of accredited security systems training. The business was...
Posted On 07 Nov 2018
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BRE Group reports increased revenues of £54.1 million in 2017-2018 at AGM

“The BRE Group of companies delivered increased revenues of £54.1 million in 2017-2018, bringing a net profit of £2.1 million,” said chairman James Wates CBE when introducing the BRE Trust’s 21st Annual General Meeting and announcing the publication of the BRE’s Annual...
Posted On 23 Oct 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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Building Evacuation: Let Your Voice Be Heard

Despite the clear benefits of integrating voice evacuation as part of a life safety infrastructure, there’s no mandatory requirement in the UK to do so. Ian Bridgewater explains the standards that relate to the design, specification and installation of voice evacuation...
Posted On 15 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
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Churches Fire acquires Fire Safety Services in move to strengthen national footprint

As part of the business’ commitment to realise even more comprehensive care for existing customers, Churches Fire – a provider of fully-integrated fire prevention services – has just announced the acquisition of Fire Safety Services, a complete fire safety...
Posted On 19 Mar 2018
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Fire Industry Association Survey: “Is there a recruitment crisis in the fire industry?”

In past surveys, the Fire Industry Association (FIA) has discovered in the comments section that a good number of people were saying how hard it is to recruit new staff within the fire safety sector, but is this really the case? Or is it just the case for certain sectors within?...
Posted On 19 Mar 2018
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“Conclusive evidence” shows multi-sensor detectors to be better at false alarm rejection

Research pioneered by the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and its members has realised some “momentous discoveries” in the field of fire detection and alarms, with the firmly-held belief that more sophisticated multi-sensor detectors really are more effective at...
Posted On 13 Mar 2018