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FIA publishes Annual Report for 2019 outlining “year of growth and change”

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has published its Annual Report for 2019 outlining in some detail the growth, changes and difficulties that the organisation has faced in the past year when it comes to a number of areas including membership, compliance, training, councils and...
Posted On 11 Oct 2019
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FIA publishes Wave 11 of Market Conditions Survey for fire business sector

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has released the results of Wave 11 of its regular Market Conditions Survey. This survey is a snapshot of the current trends within the fire industry nationwide. Each Wave is conducted every 12 months. Wave 11 reveals the impact of the Grenfell...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019
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e-Cigarettes and Vaping: Setting Off Fire Alarm Bells

The Health Act 2006 prohibited smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces, on public transport and in vehicles used for work. The legislation was justified on conclusive scientific evidence that smokers put others around them at risk by exposing them to second-hand smoke....
Posted On 02 Oct 2019
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Open forum Question Time at SiX seeks to tackle key security and fire issues

On the afternoon of the first day of SiX in Manchester (which runs on 5-6th November at Event City), Risk Xtra’s sister title Professional Security Installer (PSI) magazine will be hosting a security industry panel discussion that will be conducted very much in the lively...
Posted On 13 Sep 2019
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FIM Expo 2019 features UK’s leading fire detection and alarm manufacturers

The next edition of the Fire Industry Manufacturers’ (FIM) Expo takes place at Bramall Lane in South Yorkshire, home of newly-promoted Premier League club Sheffield United FC, on Wednesday 16 October from 8.30 am until 2.30 pm. Organised as always by the Fire Industry Association...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
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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