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Edesix celebrates record year for major contract wins

Edesix, a supplier of body-worn camera systems, says 2016 was its best-ever year for new business, winning major contracts in both fire and security, in the UK and internationally. Read More

How City workers had to evacuate London’s Gherkin building after fire alert

Several hundred staff and city workers were recently evacuated from the iconic 'Gherkin' skyscraper in London’s financial district, following the discovery of a fire in the building’s basement. Read More

Fire extinguishers: your legal obligations

There are nearly 20,000 commercial fires in the UK each year, demonstrating the importance of taking your fire-safety obligations seriously if you own commercial premises or run a business. So what are your legal obligations regarding fire extinguishers? Read More

C-TEC launches free CPD events for fire-safety systems

Leading life-safety systems manufacturer C-TEC has announced dates for a new series of free CPD-certified training events. Read More

Video: Why the UK desperately needs more qualified fire alarm technicians

There's a serious skills shortage in the fire and security industry and the Fire Industry Association has resolved to do something about it. Read More

Thatched cottage fire menace prompts chimney safety warning from Devon & Somerset FRS

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service has urged thatched cottage owners to regularly clean and maintain their chimneys after attending 26 thatched-roof fires in the past year alone. Read More

Outsourcing fire safety and security systems maintenance: Euralarm publishes white paper

The white paper, aimed at building owners and managers, raises awareness of the risks of outsourcing maintenance and also gives guidelines on how to avoid or minimise these risks. Read More

Bluerad launches fire suppression device to combat domestic appliance fires

British firm Bluerad has developed a simple device to suppress fires in homes that can be caused by domestic appliances. Read More

Fire and security apprentices compete for places at IFSEC’s Engineers of Tomorrow competition

Fire and security apprentices from a Lanarkshire college have been through what effectively serves as a qualification round for IFSEC’s Engineers of Tomorrow competition, held in June. Read More

Apollo gains CPD accreditation for EN54-23 and fire detection training courses

Apollo Fire Detectors, the global supplier of smoke detector alarms, has achieved continuing professional development (CPD) accreditation for two training courses that it offers. Read More