W.S. Darley promotes Lou Vicelli

W.S. Darley promotes Lou Vicelli to Manager of Business and Staff Development in Fire Equipment Division, W.S. Darley We are pleased to announce that Lou Vicelli has been promoted into the position of Manager of Business and Staff Development in the Fire Equipment Division at W.S. Darley. In this role he will focus on increasing company revenue by identifying, assessing, and developing new business opportunities and products, expanding brand presence

FIA AO launches new Level 3 Qualification on BS 5839-6

The new OFQUAL recognised Level 3 qualification has been carefully designed to deliver a great introduction to a key part of the Fire Detection & Alarm (FD&A) sector. The Fire Industry Association (FIA) is pleased to announce the launch of our new Level 3 qualification on BS 5839-6, “FIA AO Fundamentals of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems in Domestic Premises.” The new OFQUAL recognised qualification has been carefully designed to deliver a great introduction

Apollo Fire Detectors’ free online training courses

Hundreds of fire industry professionals from over 30 countries have benefited from Apollo Fire Detectors’ free online training courses available throughout the COVID-19 lockdown period. The weekly virtual CPD seminars and product focused webinars have proved so popular that the company has extended the initial six- week programme of events into July and August, and potentially beyond. Warren Moyle, Senior Technical Support Engineer at Apollo Fire Detectors, who has been leading most of the online


Crofton replaces Cambridgeshire Fire Training Towers after 60 years

Sixty years after it designed, fabricated and constructed its first ever fire training tower in Linton, Cambridgeshire in 1958, Crofton Engineering has replaced the original structure with a new updated version. Featuring three drill faces and an extended top frame to improve safety, new type FT66 3-storey towers have replaced older FT55 models at Linton and several other fire stations across the region. Over a six-month period, Crofton has demolished

FIA’s Fire Detection and Alarm Advanced Maintainer unit available to book now

The Fire Industry Association has launched the Maintainer unit of the qualification pathway.  This unit forms one of the specialist units of the new qualifications that are now available to book for those working in the fire detection and alarm sector.  This comes one week after the announcement that the Advanced Installer unit was released for booking. The FIA provides nationally recognised qualifications for fire detection and alarm.  Those studying

Meet the level of education specified in EN 16763: Get qualified to install fire detection and alarm systems

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has released the Advanced Installer unit of the new qualification pathway.  The unit forms one of the four units of the qualification that must be undertaken in order to become fully qualified in installing fire detection and alarm systems, and is set to meet the level of education set out in the service standard, EN 16763.   Available to book now, the Advanced Installer unit

Two new courses from the qualification pathway released by the FIA

The Fire Industry Association is delighted to announce that two new courses are now available to book under the ‘Training’ tab of the website. This will no doubt please those who have previously taken the Foundation course of the new qualification pathway, as these two new courses are the next step in the route to becoming qualified. The new qualification pathway is designed for those working within the fire detection

Lexipol introduces new policy and training solution for Oklahoma fire departments

Lexipol, the leading provider of state-specific policies and training for public safety agencies, recently announced the introduction of its Fire Policies and Training solution for Oklahoma fire departments. The new service includes policy and procedural content, management and related training delivered via an online platform and mobile app. Lexipol helps public safety agencies reduce risk, liability and costs associated with out-of-date or incomplete policies. Developed by fire service professionals and

Life safety installers quote skills shortage, study by Hochiki Europe finds

Some 95 per cent of life safety installers think that the industry isn’t doing enough to provide training for the next generation of professionals, according to new research by Hochiki Europe. With recent figures from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) suggesting that the shortage of electricians, such as life safety installers, is at its highest level for four years, the skills gap is a pressing issue across the built

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C-TEC to launch free CPD Events throughout the country

The first five will be held in Wigan (21 March), Glasgow (29 March), Reading (9 May), Wigan (11 May) and Belfast (6 June) and feature the following highly informative presentations: • Fire Alarm Systems: A Brief History and the Current State of the Industry • Hush Those False Alarms: Unwanted Alarm Management Solutions for HMOs and beyond • A Guide to BS 5839-9 Disabled Refuge Systems • EN54-23 Visual Alarm