fire and rescue service


What is the true cost when a business is forced to close due to fire?

IFSEC Global hears from Tom Roche, Secretary of the BSA, on the impact and after effects of a fire on businesses. Read More

Fuel poverty… A crisis set to spark fire hazards?

Reporting on how high energy costs are feeding through to a growth in fire hazards, and what the fire industry is doing to combat the issue. Read More

Premises under guardianship scheme in Brighton closed down without prohibition order after fire safety failings

Occupants at a former care home under a temporary guardianship scheme were evicted after the premises was found to have fire safety failings. Read More

FireAngel partners with Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service to deliver fire safety education to school children

FireAngel has partnered with Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) to produce a home fire safety jigsaw puzzle for school children. Read More

New plans for fire and rescue service reform introduced by Home Secretary

The government has announced a consultation to introduce “system-wide reform” to strengthen the fire and rescue services in England. Read More

BAFE and NAPIT publish new data highlighting growing fire safety failure rates

BAFE Fire Safety Register and NAPIT have published new research considering domestic fire safety, highlighting failure rates. Read More

Is my hotel safe from fire? A guest’s perspective on concerns over hotel fire safety standards

Alan Cox highlights the many hotel fire safety issues he’s found and explains his experiences upon liaising with owners and the relevant FRS. Read More

Major disruption caused by fires on sites lacking sprinkler systems

Ash Green Primary school in Mixenden, and a Nottingham recycling plant, both lacking sprinkler systems, have been severely damaged by serious fires. Read More

Hotel owner sentenced to eight months imprisonment after breaching several fire safety regulations

33-year-old, Chate Singh, owner of Ebers Hotel in Nottingham, has been sentenced to eight months in prison following multiple fire safety breaches. Read More

North East waste site closes after defying fire safety rules

The Environment Agency has imposed a restriction order against Shee Recycling, after it failed to comply with fire regulations. Read More

Grenfell Tower Inquiry: “‘Stay Put’ strategy should have been disregarded sooner”, says Kent FRS engineer

In a recent Grenfell Tower Inquiry Podcast, facilitated by BBC Sounds, the 'stay put' strategy was once again discussed. Read More

Emphasis on closer collaboration with industry in new fire and rescue standard for non-residential buildings

The Fire Standards Board has launched a new initiative to improve the fire safety standards of non-residential buildings. Read More

Using technology to improve situational awareness for fire and rescue services

How the technology such as AI, body-worn cameras and drones is being used to improve situational awareness when fighting fires. Read More

Aico selected as alarm supplier to UK Fire and Rescue Service

Aico has been selected as a supplier of smoke, heat and CO alarms for the West Midlands Fire Service Framework. Read More

Fire false alarms account for 42% of FRS incidents in 2020

Fire and rescue incident statistics: England, have been released by the Home Office for the year ending June 2020, containing statistics about incidents attended by the services (FRS). Read More

2019/20 England fire and rescue incident statistics show “lowest number of fatalities in annual series”

The Home Office has released its latest fire and rescue incident statistics, for the year ending March 2020, with some of the key results summarised here. Read More



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