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FBU responds to government building safety announcement

Responding to the government’s announcement of further measures to tackle the building safety crisis, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has accused the government of taking a ‘piecemeal and patchwork approach – designed to shield itself from responsibility’. Matt Wrack, FBU…

Meet London Fire Brigade’s female science leaders on International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Can you believe there’s anyone left on the planet in 2021 who thinks women and girls should not, or cannot, be science leaders? On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Brigade proudly introduces #firesciencefive – some of…

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service introduces FireMap to share incident, water and risk information

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) has introduced Cadcorp SIS WebMap as its new corporate web mapping system. The Service has named its new system FireMap, which provides easy access to Ordnance Survey maps and to data such as incidents…

New engineering services alliance, Actuate UK, to champion change and collaboration

A new alliance for the multi-billion UK engineering services sector launched today, Wednesday, 10 February via a virtual industry event. Actuate UK is an alliance of eight leading trade, technology, research and professional bodies in engineering services. It will deliver…

Patol protects flagship Jaguar Land Rover showroom

A combination of two detection methods from industrial fire specialists Patol have been employed to protect the flagship site of one of the UK’s best-known car marques. Jaguar Land Rover is a name synonymous with British quality. This is reflected…

TYCO LFP Antifreeze+ protects sprinkler systems in extreme cold weather

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings – and originator of UL Listed antifreeze for fire-sprinkler systems – continues to innovate its wet-pipe freeze protection solution to support market demands and more rigorous temperature requirements. Tyco…

Evacuation expert to head up Direct Access’ new products division

Wrexham-based international-award-winning accessibility consultancy Direct Access is delighted to announce the appointment of Lee Searle as Director of Sales and Marketing for its new products division. Lee will build on Direct Access’ reputation for high-quality accessibility consultancy services. Lee brings…

Fire Service and Health Board Collaborate to enhance Covid-19 vaccine roll-out

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service are collaborating with Hywel Dda University Health Board to enhance the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine to the communities of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. With the next phase of their Covid-19…

WeMaintain acquires PropTech start-up Shokly and takes the next step towards ‘smart building’

WeMaintain, recognised for radically transforming the lift market, has acquired French PropTech start-up Shokly, whose tech solution has revolutionised fire-alarm maintenance and management, to increase its presence in the smart buildings sector. WeMaintain, which combines technology and technical expertise, launched…

Leaseholders deserve better

The Fire Sector Federation calls upon the UK government to help release leaseholders from living in danger. The Official Opposition debate on 1 February 2021 highlighted the plight of the sleepless nights of the many leaseholders caught in a dreadful…

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