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Fire Prevention Week is 3–9 October 2021! This year’s theme is: Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for 99 years, has announced Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, 3–9 October 2021. From beeps to chirps, this year’s…

Firefighters win landmark Covid discrimination case against fire and rescue service

Firefighters have won a discrimination case against a fire and rescue service, having successfully argued that forcing firefighters with disabilities to use annual leave or TOIL when shielding amounted to discrimination. The case is thought to be the first where…

Water pollution prevention vital after huge industrial blaze

Drainage and wastewater specialist Lanes Group has been supporting firefighters and the Environment Agency as they dealt with the aftermath of a huge industrial blaze. The company deployed jet vac tankers to help prevent contaminated water entering surface water drains…

Aico returns to exhibitions and events

After 18 months of virtual events, Aico is delighted to return to physical exhibitions throughout September. From 7–10 September, the European Market Leader in Home Life Safety exhibited at two events simultaneously, Housing 2021 and The Fire Safety Event, to…

How to improve fire safety in the workplace

By Darren Hockley, Managing Director at DeltaNet International With the Covid-19 pandemic having taken precedence over the last 18 months, organisations are now welcoming employees back to the workplace. Although it’s probably the last thing on employees’ minds after returning…

Aico announce signatory status of the Climate Pledge

Aico are proud to announce their commitment to the Climate Pledge, as part of their drive towards sustainable business practices and achieving net zero carbon. The Climate Pledge was founded by Amazon and Global Optimism and brings together a cross-sector…

NFRS exercise with partners will test high-rise evacuations

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service will be carrying out a major training exercise, along with a range of partner organisations, at Pleasley Vale Business Park on Sunday, 26 September. The exercise, involving Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, Leicestershire Fire and…

Welcome changes to building regulations intensifies focus on performance of ‘fire-resistant’ cables, says Wrexham Mineral Cables

A leading manufacturer of Mineral Insulated Copper Cables is urging specifiers and designers to highly consider the stresses real-life fire scenarios have on ‘fire-resistant’ cables, so they can choose products that will truly withstand a critical situation. As the focus…

Independent Fire Training Ltd are passionate about fire stopping

We at Independent Fire Training Ltd are passionate about fire stopping and contributing to the development of competency of those who work in the fire safety industry. Our training portfolio covers fire stopping inspection and fire door inspection as well…

Apollo Fire Detectors sponsor the Women in Fire Safety Awards

Apollo Fire Detectors are the Headline Sponsor for The Women in Fire Safety Awards on 4 November. New to 2021, the awards have been set up to honour the outstanding achievements and contributions of women within the fire safety community.…

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