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Drip-drip of Grenfell revelations exposes UK complacency following decades of fire-safety progress

More than a month on from the worst fire disaster in living memory, the shortcomings and instances of neglect continue to mount, dispelling any lingering complacency after decades of falling numbers of fire deaths. Read More

Construction fire safety: Bull Products upgrades first-responder stations with height-extending detector

Bull Products, which specialises in developing life-saving fire protection equipment for the construction industry, says its revamped stations will cut costs and for contractors and construction companies. Read More

Advanced launches peripheral expansion network node for more flexible, configurable networking

Shortened to ‘PENN’, the new product is a card and network node that accommodates Advanced's range of peripheral input and output cards anywhere on the network, and up to 1.5km from the nearest fire panel or next PENN node. Read More

BAFE issues revised fire extinguisher servicing competency scheme document

BAFE has revised its fire extinguisher maintenance/service scheme and BAFE SP101:2017 this is now available via the BAFE website. Read More

How to develop a fire-risk management strategy

Ben Bradford, managing director of risk and resilience consulting firm BB7, defines fire risk management strategy and examines its benefits, when it might be required and from whom and how it should be structured. Read More

Grenfell fallout: The 10 questions that need answers

Here are 10 of the most pressing questions that need satisfactory answers if councils, the government, the construction industry and the fire sector can together prevent similar tragedies happening again. Read More

Grenfell video: Scotland’s decisive response to its own tower-block tragedy put England to shame

Speaking to IFSEC Global during FIREX 2017, fire-risk consultant Stephen Mackenzie covers the privatisation of fire-safety research, explains why Cobra should have been convened in the wake of the Grenfell fire and the scandalous inaction in the wake of the Lakanal inquiry. Read More

FIA officially launches new fire engineering qualifications

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) officially launched their new qualifications in fire detection and alarms at FIREX 2017. Read More

Watch: DNH Worldwide – audio solutions in fire alarms – on FIREX TV

Watch Keith Golds, MD of DNH Worldwide, speak to FIREX TV during FIREX 2017, which took place at London ExCeL. Read More

Watch: Stephen Mackenzie on the Grenfell fire and counter terror on FIREX TV

Watch Stephen Mackenzie, director of Mackenzie Risk Management, speak to FIREX TV during FIREX 2017, which took place at London ExCeL. Read More