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How much of a fire risk are the Houses of Parliament?

With a “restoration and renewal” programme not expected to start in earnest until the mid-2020s, James Beale of Invicta Fire Protection examines the myriad fire safety risks evident in the 149-year old building. Read More

FSA Awards wins backing of four influential industry bodies

The Fire & Security Association (FSA) Awards have four new partners: BAFE, the Fire Protection Association (FPA), National Security Inspectorate (NSI) and Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB). Read More

Fire Industry Association survey: Chance to win an Amazon voucher

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) – the Europe’s largest trade association for the fire safety sector – is to carry […] Read More

WATCH: Compliance and the ‘golden thread’ with Gerda Security

Andrew Thompson, business development manager for Gerda Security, spoke to FIREX TV about how compliance and the 'golden thread' of accountability and traceability guide Gerda's design, manufacture and supply processes. Read More

Aico wins Workplace Culture and Sustainability awards

Fire safety systems manufacturer Aico has won two Lotus Awards in the Workplace Culture and Sustainability categories. Read More

Joint Competent Authority heralds “era of stronger enforcement”

“Dame Judith Hackitt’s proposed Joint Competent Authority will bring in an era of stronger enforcement and a new package of sanctions,” according to the Chairman of the Fire and Security Association. Read More

Engineers of Tomorrow competition: How we’re tackling the skills gap

Richard Jenkins, CEO of the NSI, says the fire and intruder alarm installation competition is designed to benefit both apprentices and their employers and tackle the chronic skills gap in the sector. Read More

Sprinklers absent from Holiday Inn and London schools when fires broke out

Neither the Holiday Inn devastated by fire last week nor any London educational establishments that suffered fires this year had […] Read More

Holiday Inn fire: Should all hotels be fitted with sprinklers?

Our previous reliance on fire compartmentation to halt the spread of fire is based on outdated thinking, says Alan Cox, and sprinklers could play a bigger role. Read More

WATCH: The flower vase that extinguishes fires – if your aim is right

A flower vase that you hurl at a fire. Once the absurdity has sunk in, it begs the question: What’s wrong with a regular fire extinguisher? Read More



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