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Historic Grade II-listed church destroyed by fire

In other news covered in our roundup, the BSI revises the fire code of practice and a person is missing following an explosion near a block of flats in Oxford. Read More

Student accommodation provider given heavy fine and suspended prison sentence for multiple fire-safety breaches

Also in our roundup of fire-safety fines, a housing cooperative faces punitive fine for a litany of fire-safety failures and fire-door breaches are found at guesthouse following arson attacks. Read More

FIM Expo to focus on BS 5839-1:2017 and new European service standard 16763

The FIA has confirmed seminar topics for its latest FIM Expo, which takes place at the Madejski Stadium on Wednesday 5 April. Read More

“Sheer terror and panic” as overheating drill sparks fire on London commuter train

Also in our fire news roundup we report on fires in Hornchurch and Southwark, in Vauxhall Zafiras, and throughout a shanty town in Manilla, Philippines. Read More

Vote for the most influential people in security and fire 2017

This year we’re revamping the process: 50 is growing to 60 and we're breaking the list down into categories. Five £100 Amazon vouchers will go to the 5 most well-argued nominations. Read More

Hochiki Europe launches FIREscape lite mains-powered emergency lighting system with back-up power

FIREscape lite is an energy-efficient, standalone product designed to offer flexibility during refurbishments and compliance with the latest fire standards, despite not requiring a control panel. Read More

Fire-safety glazing fraudster handed one-year prison sentence

A fraudster who sold fake fire safety glass that was later installed in schools, universities and hospitals has been sentenced to a year in prison. Read More

Finally: a fire-safety standard that defines ‘competence’ – now we need a qualification

Martin Harvey, head of European regulatory affairs at Tyco International, says a qualification is now urgent following the launch of a groundbreaking fire-safety standard and given the ongoing crisis in engineering skills. Read More

Share your views on skills, training and apprenticeships: Fire, Emergency & Security Systems Apprenticeship Trailblazer survey

Anyone working in the fire safety, emergency and security sectors are being urged to complete a skills survey from the FIA, BSIA and FSA. Read More

Smoke and heat exhaust ventilation: the difference between life and death

Dozens of lives could be saved every year if every building were fitted with natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilation, writes Will Goodenough, key account manager at Whitesales. Read More

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