Understanding how stratification works in large spaces is key to understanding the placement of detectors.
Fire Industry Association research sheds light on detection of stratified smoke

Fire detection in large open spaces has often proved to be challenging. BS5839-1 provides clear…

The world’s high-rise structures in wood are fire protected by vents that block flames even when you see the flames through them before they seal up. This is the Mjos Tower, currently the world’s highest wooden residential building.
See-through flame protection

If you look up through rainscreen cladding you may see all the way up, past…

FläktGroup HT smoke shaft vent.
Clearing the air on mechanical smoke extraction guidance

The current lack of definitive guidance for auditing mechanical smoke extraction designs in high-rise buildings…

Fire-alarm investigation.
Live investigations of false fire alarms

Fire detection and fire alarm systems (FDFAS) are used to provide early warning of fire…

Traditional training is now becoming a regimented and prescriptive test-based approach with separate vocational and academic elements for students.
Training to fail and failing to train, a dilemma for leaders

Our current working environment, and the systems we employ for training staff, to meet the…

Pyroplex passive fire protection products.
Fire-safe building – incorporating certified passive fire protection

Whilst it’s easy to appreciate that all buildings should be designed and constructed with fire…

The table above shows the most commonly identified causes of false alarms.
End false alarms thanks to advances in false-alarm management techniques

“Most nights, the fire alarm goes off after midnight in the building where I live.…

The first three Rosenbauer Light Rescue Pumps to be delivered to Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service.
Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service invest in a modernised fleet

As technology evolves, risk changes, incident profiles and demand shift, and budgets are ever decreasing,…

In recent years there has been a perceived change in the advice given to landlords and building owners on the design, specification and installation of fire-detection systems.
Life-safety legislation in HMOs – putting guidance into practice

There is a growing debate around fire safety within Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). Richard…

The UK is leading the way in the provision of professional cleaning and maintenance.
A change of clothing

In recent years, the UK emergency services sector has changed significantly as roles and responsibilities…

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