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Coders invited to use computer modelling to develop next-gen fire safety innovations

Organisers are also inviting traditional fire safety engineers and other experts, building owners, tech start-ups and developers to attend an open workshop on 22 November 2018 where they can pitch fire safety product ideas with a view to getting them developed commercially. Read More

CSL Insurers’ Forum 2018 to explore future of ARCs, Grenfell impact and police-business collaboration

The line-up for the CSL Insurers' Forum 2018 has been confirmed, featuring presentations from senior figures from the FIA, NSI, SMS, National Business Crime Solution and Banham Group. Read More

Mass casualty training: Protecting passengers at London Luton Airport

Our sister site, SHP Online, caught up with London Luton Airport Fire station manager Paul Allen, to find out about a unique training course being run from the station to prepare staff on site how to deal with a potential terror attack. Read More

“There’s a conflict of interest between design and construction”: FIA CEO Ian Moore on competence, Grenfell and Brexit

In a recent FIREX International webinar, Ian Moore, CEO of the FIA, presented findings from the 10th FIA Market Condition Review. Moore replied to questions from attendees on 'grandfather rights', FIA training, Brexit and whether recommendations made in the Hackitt Review are likely to be implemented. Read More

Mother’s voice more likely to wake sleeping children than high-pitched smoke alarms

A smoke alarm playing a recording of a mother’s voice is more likely to wake a sleeping child than one with a conventional high-pitched alarm, according to a new study. Read More

Bull Products launches automatic fire door closing device for construction sites

The Shuttle Intelligent Fire Door Retainer provides a remedy for the common problem of multiple fire doors being propped open during construction work. Read More

“Fire systems are in place longer than regulations might require”: FFE MD Oliver Burstall

FFE develops beam and flame detectors, plus fire extinguishers designed for the aviation sector. Its MD told us about FFE's latest products, how longevity is perhaps neglected in fire systems, the (necessary) constraints imposed by a highly regulated environment and the uncertainty generated by Brexit. Read More

Advanced appoints Pete Browitt of Apollo Fire Detectors as new managing director

Global fire systems manufacturer Advanced has announced the appointment of Pete Browitt, previously of Apollo Fire Detectors, as managing director, as Ray Hope retires from the role after 19 years. Read More

FIRETEX FX6002 intumescent coating is curable in one hour and durable for up to 20 years: Sherwin-Williams

FIRETEX FX6002 intumescent coating is durable for 20 years in most environments, even without application of a top coat, says the manufacturer, while speed of curing – hard dry and handling times – may be as fast as one hour. Read More

Arup publishes fire safety framework for refugee camps and other informal settlements

Based on three years of extensive research, the Framework for Fire Safety in Informal Settlements will help NGOs, aid organisations and governments approach fire safety holistically and offers recommendations on how communities can protect themselves. Read More