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40th anniversary of New Cross fire: Fire Brigades Union comment

On the 40th anniversary of a fire during a house party in New Cross, South East London, that killed 13 young black people, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has called the incident a ‘tragedy’ that takes on new relevance in…

Advanced Mobile Location: a game-changer for emergency services

Countries around the world are implementing AML, a technology revolutionizing emergency response. And saving lives. Every second counts in an emergency. As response time is key to determining a successful outcome, emergency services must act rapidly and make the most…

Institution of Fire Engineers approves NFPA CFPS credential as key component for IFE membership application

The Membership Application Assessment Panel (MAAP) of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) has determined that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) credential will now be recognized as a major component for IFE membership. The…

Linear Group acquire stake in fire consultancy to form Linear Fire Safety

Leading contracting and fit-out specialists Linear Group have acquired a stake in Kyle Management Solutions, a leading fire safety solutions consultancy, to create Linear Fire Safety (LFS), as it continues to drive growth across the UK. Based in the Group’s…

Advantages of wireless fire alarms

All companies and organizations are responsible for providing effective, reliable and compliant fire-safety equipment. This includes having a reliable warning system. For temporary buildings, such as construction sites, wireless fire alarms are a great solution. Wireless fire alarms send out…

Emergency communications in the 21st century

Over the past decades, our world has seen an astonishing technological transformation. This revolution has changed our lives and allowed us to have more tools and resources, making it easier to access and exchange information with just one click. If…

Sprinklers: the buffers needed to make buildings resilient

Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance discusses: A recent Financial Times article, written by the Governor of Denmark’s National Bank Lars Rohde, highlighted the fact that a bank’s capital buffer should work much like a sprinkler system. In…

Fire service bosses pull out of Covid-19 agreement

Fire and rescue service employers have unilaterally scrapped a groundbreaking agreement with the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) which had enabled firefighters to assist the NHS and care-sector response to Covid-19. Negotiations over health and safety measures for firefighters delivering high-risk…

Reviewing building safety in specialized housing

Ensuring the safety of residents and staff in specialized housing environments has always been a priority for those in the sector. Karen Trigg of Allegion UK highlights the steps decision makers must make to keep occupants in sheltered, extra care…

Static Systems Group welcomes Halma as its new owner

Static Systems Group is delighted to announce that it has been acquired by Halma, a FTSE 100 global group of life-saving technology companies. Halma, headquartered in the UK, is driven by a clear purpose to grow a safer, cleaner, healthier…

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