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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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“Rigorous” fire risk assessment analysis to be conducted at Glasgow School of Art

An assessor is to complete a thorough and detailed compliance report at the Glasgow School of Art following two devastating fires in the past four years. The most recent fire was in June this year, of course, with the previous blaze gutting the building in 2014. The majority of...
Posted On 24 Oct 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
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Mitie begins five-year partnership with Scottish Police Authority and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Facilities management company Mitie has been awarded a new five-year contract with the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) to provide hard FM services for their buildings across Scotland and the Islands. Formally established on 1 April...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016
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Mitie announces half-year results for six-month period ending 30 September 2016

Operating profit before other items at FM solutions provider Mitie Group plc stands at £35.4 million (HY16: £58.1 million). Loss before tax of £(100.4) million (HY16:£45.1 million) is stated after other items of £128.1 million. There’s a rolling 12-month cash conversion of...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016
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Fire Industry Association calls for drive to cut down on false fire alarms

Throughout the world there’s a problem with false alarms from automatic fire detection systems. In the UK, this problem has been brought squarely under the spotlight due to the Localism Bill. Indeed, the London Fire Brigade announced in January 2014 that it was to begin charging...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016
Left to Right: Alasdair Hay (Chief Fire Officer, SFRS), Stephen Adams (CEO, BAFE), Clare Adamson MSP, Elaine Murray MSP, Michael McMahon MSP, Douglas Barnett (chairman, BAFE), Nigel Don MSP and Lewis Ramsay (Assistant Chief Fire Officer, SFRS)
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BAFE uses Fire Safety Reception at Holyrood to promote case for third party certification

On Wednesday 30 September, BAFE – the not-for-profit third party certification and registration body supporting the UK’s fire industry – hosted a Fire Safety Reception at the Scottish Parliament specifically designed to highlight continued efforts towards...
Posted On 06 Oct 2015