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Revision of BS EN 13565: Major Implications for Fixed Firefighting Foam Systems

Fixed firefighting foam systems in the UK (and Europe) are designed, supplied, installed and maintained to BS EN 13565 Part 2 using proprietary components tested to BS EN 13565 Part 1 and using foam concentrates tested to one or more parts of BS EN 1568, writes Bob Whiteley. Both...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019
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FIA set to assess current fire industry market conditions in latest annual survey

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) – Europe’s largest trade association for the fire safety sector – is now preparing to carry out a large-scale survey to assess the current market conditions within the UK fire market. The survey, which is conducted every year, asks businesses...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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UK Fire and Rescue Services to showcase Gold Standard in RTC Rescue at The Emergency Services Show

The West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) will host two realistic and interactive Road Traffic Collision (RTC) rescue challenges at The Emergency Services Show, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 18 to 19 September. The Extrication and First Aid and Trauma Challenge will...
Posted On 30 Jun 2019
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Brexit: A Time to Export?

Having written about exporting for Risk UK back in 2014, Dave Smith observes that it’s interesting to note how much has stayed the same since that time, but also notably just how much has changed. The single biggest factor is, of course, Brexit. Nearly three years after the...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019
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FIA Technical Briefing

When selecting a detector there can be a number of issues that arise from choosing the wrong type of detector for the area it needs to protect from fire. For those that perhaps have less experience in this area, it can become confusing. Do you use an optical smoke detector,...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019
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First cohort pass new Fire, Emergency and Security Systems apprenticeship assessments

The first cohort of candidates undertaking the new Fire, Emergency and Security Systems (FESS) Apprenticeship Trailblazer have successfully passed their endpoint assessment. This marks an important milestone for the rigorous apprenticeship standard designed to replace the...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
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FIM Expo at Madejski Stadium set to focus on FIA membership and BAFE schemes

The Fire Industry Manufacturers Expo (FIM Expo), which is running at Reading FC’s Madejski Stadium on Wednesday 3 April, will encompass a bigger focus on innovation and compliance. New for 2019 is a Membership and Compliance focus, whereby visitors will be able to learn...
Posted On 07 Mar 2019
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FIA Technical Briefing

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has a long history of producing high quality technical documents to assist those working within the fire protection sector. This long-standing tradition means that the FIA HAS produced hundreds of Fact Files and Guidance Notes over the years....
Posted On 21 Feb 2019
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Improving Life Safety in the HMO Sector: Better Protection for Properties and Occupants

Fire episodes and general life safety issues within Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) are being discussed more so now than ever before. With a number of high-profile events casting a spotlight on the overriding importance of the subject, leaders from a multitude of sectors and...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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FIA Technical Briefing

Becoming qualified is a vital process in demonstrating competence in the fire industry, writes Ian Moore. Fire safety has to be taken seriously, as we’ve seen from the many devastating fires in the news over the last year or two (Grenfell Tower immediately springs to mind...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019