Back by popular demand: “Building a safer future” seminar – an opportunity to discuss the grey areas of the implementation of the Hackitt Review

Due to the sell-out success of the Fire Protection Association’s “Building a safer future” seminar in Gloucestershire in February, a similar event has been planned to take place in London in April. The seminar will take a refreshed look at the Hackitt Review implementation plan and how safety standards and regulations are changing in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Speakers will address the implications for industry, stakeholders, and

Fire Industry Association discuss the past and present at their Annual General Meeting

  The Fire Industry Association’s (FIA) prestigious Annual General Meeting and lunch was met with great aplomb last week.  The event, held at the stylish London Hilton Bankside Hotel – just a short walk from such famous locations as the London Eye and the Shakespeare’s Globe theatre, was extremely well-attended by FIA members and their guests. The morning meeting, held exclusively for FIA members, reported on all areas of the

NFPA release warning about Thanksgiving risk

  Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year for families and friends to get together, but this cooking-focused holiday also presents a greater risk of home fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), nearly four times as many home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving as on a typical day. NFPA’s latest report shows that cooking is the leading cause of home structure fires and injuries in the U.S. States that reported cooking

Hochiki Europe to showcase their fire detection solution at LuxLive 2016

Leading life safety systems manufacturer Hochiki Europe will be showcasing the UK’s first combined emergency lighting and fire detection system, FIREscape+, at LuxLive 2016. Hochiki Europe will be offering product demonstrations and practical advice from Stand B1 at London’s Excel from 23 – 24 November. FIREscape+ has been specially designed to inform building occupants of unsafe exit routes during emergencies. In normal circumstances, emergency exit signs show the internationally recognised

17th International Water Mist Conference taking place in Rome, Italy

Ragnar Wighus, President of the International Water Mist Association (IWMA), has announced that the 17th International Water Mist Conference (IWMC) will take place in Rome, Italy, on 20-21 September 2017. A venue has now been found: the Barceló Aran Mantegna – a hotel and conference centre. And with the revised schedule all is set. On 15 January 2017 the call for papers will be released. Abstract deadline will be 15

Experts on fires in vehicles to meet in Baltimore this October

  Fire safety in vehicles is an issue all over the world. Fires in vehicles pose a significant threat to life and property. At the same time new fuels and electrical vehicles are emerging in response to our need for sustainable transport alternatives. Such alternative vehicles introduce new fire challenges that need to be accounted for. In response to the pressing need for international dialogue, SP Technical Research Institute of

Technology & innovation highlights due to wow attendees of The Emergency Services Show

The wealth of new technologies being launched at this year’s Emergency Services Show, taking place at the NEC on 21 and 22 September, evidence the vital and increasing role information and communication technology plays in assisting the emergency services to collaborate, communicate and respond more quickly and effectively. Headlining the show’s free-to-attend ICT Innovation Theatre will be an extended session on the UK’s Emergency Services Network presented by the Home

The entire fire industry united once again at ExCeL London for the world’s leading fire safety event 

FIREX International, organised by UBM EMEA, is pleased to announce another successful year for the leading industry event for fire protection, prevention and detection. Hosted once again at London’s ExCeL from 21-23 June, FIREX International welcomed 16,290 attendees across the three days, which is a positive increase on last year’s show. In addition to the increase in attendees to FIREX International, the show continues to attract the decision makers from

Synaps Technology (UK) Limited launches new call point range at FIREX 2016

Synaps Technology (UK) Limited – a joint venture between Evac+Chair International and Synaps Technology Srl, has announced the worldwide launch of its SyCALL range of re-settable manual call points. The range has been professionally designed and engineered to provide maximum performance and achieve maximum visibility, high reliability in operation and a pleasant aesthetical appearance. Managing Director of Synaps Technology (UK) Gerard Wallace said about the launch of the range: “During