fire service

Government publishes frequently asked questions on Approved Document B

Guidance on Approved Document B has been released by the government in the form of answers to frequently asked questions. Read More

Which non-residential properties are most at risk of fire?

New research has revealed the non-residential buildings that have the highest amount of fire service attendance in the UK. Read More

Fire services across UK donate kit and equipment to support Ukrainian firefighters

Fire services across the UK are donating thousands of items of kit and equipment to support firefighters on the frontline in Ukraine. Read More

“Endless budget cuts” are undermining public safety as FRS fire inspectors plunge by 28% since 2010

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue has suffered the sharpest drop, according to the Fire Brigades Union, losing 70% of its fire inspectors, and many fire services have lost half of such experts. Read More

Localism Agenda Could Undermine Consistency of National Fire Safety Standards and Enforcement – FSF

Policies like the Chancellor's vaunted ‘Northern Powerhouse’, the FSF has warned, could create inconsistencies in fire safety enforcement. Read More

Spate of Derelict Building Fires Raises Arson Concerns in South-West

Fire Crews from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service recently tackled two deliberate fires at the empty and run-down Quality Hotel in Portsmouth. Read More

Firefighters are Being Neglected Over Toxic Fire Smoke, EU Told

Fire safety experts, health specialists and fire fighters have urged the EU to take action on fire smoke toxicity testing. Read More

Average Fire and Rescue Response Times are Creeping Up

The September Fire and Rescue monthly bulletin from the Department of Communities and Local Government isn't all bad news, however. Read More


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