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Fire destroys North Wales warehouse

By Iain Cox, Chair of Business Sprinkler Alliance Firefighters were called to a huge fire at a large manufacturing facility near Mold in Flintshire. The devastating blaze tore through the XPS foam factory at an industrial estate close to the…

22nd International Water Mist Conference (IWMC) – Copenhagen it is!

Today, the IWMA president Are Wendelborg Brandt announced that 22nd International Water Mist Conference will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference dates will be 11 and 12 October. The conference venue will be the Copenhagen Marriott Hotel. The call…

CCE Applique automatic drop seal achieves Certifire stamp of approval

Automatic drop-down seals are a necessary accessory for stopping draughts, smoke and fire from getting underneath a fire door. There are different options on the market – some are made for installing directly into the door set when it is…

How an intelligent fire-detection system creates a disturbance-free environment for ‘windows-on-the world’ tower

Once just a 15-storey square building, the HYLO tower is now a 29-storey monolith that proudly joins the ranks of London’s tall towers. Located in central London and conveniently positioned just five minutes’ walk from Old Street tube station and…

Advanced’s EvacGo offers the ideal solution to meet Part B of the Building Regulations’ December deadline

With amended Part B (Fire Safety) of the Building Regulations coming into effect from 1 December 2022, fire-protection solutions manufacturer Advanced offers the ideal solution with its compliant evacuation alert system, EvacGo. Published on 1 June 2022, the updated Part…

Statement from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) Chief Fire Officer, Dave Russel, in response to the Manchester Arena Inquiry Report Volume 2

‘The Manchester Arena Inquiry volume two report has made for very difficult reading for me, as Chief Fire Officer of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, and my colleagues. ‘I want to start by wholeheartedly apologising to the families of…

Third HWFRS fire engine delivered to Poland to support Ukraine firefighters

An HWFRS team has recently returned from Poland following their safe delivery of a third fire engine to support the Ukraine fire service. This follows a continuing request from the Home Office and National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) for UK…

New: fire and rescue bosses have used controversial ‘retire and rehire’ practice 

New data shows that a controversial practice that allows fire service bosses to dodge tax has been used in 13 fire and rescue services. The government has formally discouraged the practice in England. The practice involves predominantly senior fire officers…

Emerging ARFF issues explored in depth at AFOA Conference 2022

Simon Petts, AFOA chairman, welcomed delegates to the AFOA 2022 conference, giving a summary of activities undertaken by the association in the last 12 months before introducing the day’s programme of eight speakers, covering a diversity of emerging issues for…

London Bound! C-TEC exhibiting at London Build and Homes UK

C-TEC is exhibiting at two major exhibitions in London this November; London Build at Olympia (16/17 November) and Homes UK at London’s ExCeL (23/24 November). With 350+ exhibitors and an action-packed programme of seminars, networking events and debates, London Build…

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