Fire Fighters Charity launches urgent appeal for support

The Fire Fighters Charity has launched an urgent appeal for new donors after its usual fundraising income fell by around £200,000 a month during the lockdown period. Read More

FBU calls for priority COVID-19 testing for firefighters

With approximately 12% of firefighters and control room staff self-isolating in some areas, the FBU is calling for the UK Government to provide “urgent coronavirus testing of its members so they can return to work”. Read More

What does the coronavirus mean for the fire safety sector?

Hunter Seymour explores how the fire safety sector, from firefighters to facility management, is reacting to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Some Shocking Facts About Fireworks and how to Stay Safe [Infographic]

In conjunction with our sister site SHP Online we’ve produced an infographic to convey the sheer explosive power of a product that may well be available in your local corner shop. Read More

Protect firefighters from cancer, demands FBU

The Fire Brigades Union has called on the government to take action to protect firefighters, after research uncovered that they are being exposed to dangerously high levels of harmful chemicals. Read More

Sprinklers must be made mandatory for all residential new-builds, says LFB

The LFB says the failure of so many developers to heed its advice to fit sprinklers on new residential developments proves the industry "cannot self regulate" and that developers are "consistently ignoring" advice. Read More

Mass casualty training: Protecting passengers at London Luton Airport

Our sister site, SHP Online, caught up with London Luton Airport Fire station manager Paul Allen, to find out about a unique training course being run from the station to prepare staff on site how to deal with a potential terror attack. Read More

WATCH: How cash-strapped fire services are scaling back fire-risk checks in homes and businesses

Watch the video below to find out about cuts to the numbers of fire risk checks carried out in homes along with other key insights. Read More

#EUCanBeFireSafe campaign wins two EU Public Affairs awards

Fire Safe Europe’s #EUCanBeFireSafe campaign won accolades for ‘Lobbying the European Parliament’ and ‘Best NGO campaign of the year’ at a recent ceremony in Brussels. Read More

“They’d never seen a black firefighter before”: LFB’s Michael Nicholas on diversity drives in the fire service

Black firefighter Michael Nicholas has told the Guardian about his challenging early years as a firefighter and his efforts to increase the diversity of the fire service workforce. Read More

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