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The entire 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 government’s 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 exhibitors 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


BAFE kitchen fire suppression scheme off and running with first certified providers

Buckingham-based Abbot Fire Group was presented with a certificate at the recent NSI Summit 2019 in Birmingham, as was Bury-based Nobel Fire Systems. Read More

Advanced marks 20th anniversary with installation of 100th panel on London Underground

All Advanced systems on the Underground network are fully integrated with sprinkler systems and include a device to monitor escalators, with many also having a repeater panel. Read More

Sprinklers in schools: Government accused of a “callous disregard” for pupil safety

School Minister Nick Gibb has revealed that only 105 out of 673 new schools opened before February have been built with sprinklers installed. Read More

Notre Dame wake-up call: The dos and don’ts of protecting heritage buildings

This article collates advice on this fiendishly complex issue from the Fire Protection Association, Fire Industry Association and Devon and Somerset FRS – as well as a characteristically ill-informed suggestion to avoid from the current occupant of the White House. Read More

Guidance on flat-entrance doorsets published by DHF, SBD and FIA

The new guide, which consolidates best-practice advice from various fire experts and organisations, will help those specifying fire doorsets make informed, compliant choices. Read More

Halma becomes Euralarm’s latest new member

Fire protection brands within the Halma group include Advanced Electronics, Apollo Fire Detectors, FFE Ltd, Argus, Limotec and LAN Control Systems. Read More

Building regulations call for evidence: Our recommendations at FM Global

Tom Roche, senior consultant for international codes and standards at FM Global, covers sprinklers, the combustible materials ban and compartment sizes in industrial premises. Read More

Kentec offers Syncro customers “low cost, stress and risk” path to Taktis upgrade

Implemented on a panel-by-panel basis, the upgrades will keep capital expenditure low and minimise system downtime, according to the Dartford-based life safety systems manufacturer. Read More

FIREX International announces 2019 seminar programme

FIREX International returns to ExCeL London on 18-20 June 2019 with a packed agenda of timely, informative and entertaining seminars, presentations, case studies and educational sessions. Read More

How the retail sector can benefit from bespoke, intelligent fire solutions

Physical ‘bricks and mortar’ stores still account for nearly 82% of retail sales. And despite the anticipated rapid growth of […] Read More



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