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Meet the entire fire safety industry under one roof at FIREX International

Taking place 18-20 June, ExCeL London


Discover the products, solutions, people and ideas transforming the fire protection and life safety industry at Europe’s only dedicated fire safety event, all in one place at FIREX International 2019.

Secure your place at FIREX International 2019 today by registering for your free ticket >>


Source and test the latest fire safety solutions:

  • Source the most innovative sprinklers, fire detection products, suppression systems, passive fire protection solutions and more from hundreds of leading vendors, and put them to the test in live demonstrations
  • See the most effective sprinkler systems in action with video demonstrations and live Q&As at the Sprinkler and Water Suppression Zone, with manufacturers such as Duyar Valves, Reacton, FirePro and Xylem Water


Enhance your knowledge with FIREX’s full seminar programme:

  • Enhance your knowledge, stay on-top of critical developments and discover the products, solutions and ideas transforming the fire protection and life safety profession with a full programme of seminars, presentations and case studies
  • Hear high-profile speakers tackle critical issues, covering everything from the aftermath of the Hackitt report to smoke and carbon monoxide alarm regulations


Meet the experts behind fire safety innovation:

  • Secure pre-booked meetings with more than 18,000 fire safety professionals and over 300 suppliers using the 1-2-1 Meetings Service
  • Engage with the people driving fire safety by connecting with industry bodies, including the FIA, FPA, ASFP, BSI and LPCB

Fire safety guides

Fighting fires with the help of drones

Drones, or UAVs, can identify risks to present a more complete picture for decision-makers in firefighting operations, as they did in the recent Notre Dame blaze. Read More

Hochiki Europe brings its unique range of specialist products to FIREX 2019

The manufacturer of life safety systems is returning to FIREX at ExCeL London to showcase its latest innovations and discuss best practice when it comes to safety in specialist environments. Read More

Dorgard Pro: Holding fire doors open – until the alarm sounds

Dorgard Pro: Holding fire doors open – until the alarm sounds Aimed at installers who install intruder systems in medium […] Read More

TOA Corporation UK prepares to exhibit its innovative audio and security solutions at FIREX International 2019

TOA Corporation UK, the leading global manufacturer of cutting edge commercial audio and voice alarm equipment, is getting ready to […] Read More

Missing fire barriers in new-build homes raises concerns over training

House builders are being urged to heed lessons from a BBC investigation that found fire barriers were missing or incorrectly installed on several new-build homes. Read More

Freedor Pro: The radio-activated door closer for high-risk areas

Responding to an increase in demand for fire safety products suitable for high-risk areas, Fireco has launched – and is showcasing at FIREX 2019 - a radio-activated, free-swing door closer that allows you to place a door open at any angle. Read More

Government backs down on refusal to foot £200m cladding bill

Until now the government has insisted that freeholders – not the taxpayer – should meet the costs of replacing ACM cladding. Read More

Fire systems installers: 13 reasons why you – and your staff – should get FIA-qualified

Benefits include compliance with European Standard EN 16763, thorough knowledge of BS 5839 and burnishing your credibility in the eyes of your clients. Read More

Advanced invites visitors to experience FIREX’s largest ever exhibition zone

Advanced is set to showcase its latest industry-leading products at FIREX International 2019 as it forms part of the annual event’s largest ever exhibition zone. Read More

3 fire protection lessons from Notre Dame and other heritage fires

Tom Roche, senior consultant for international codes and standards, FM Global, advises: don’t dismiss fire protection, automatic sprinklers should be used more widely, and control ignition sources – especially amid risky hot work. Read More

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