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CPG online assessment screen.
How much do the Fire and Rescue Service Leadership Qualities matter?

It’s been two years since the NFCC Leadership Qualities (LQs) landed on our desks. How…

Figure 1: The items first ignited and associated percentage of cases.
Recommendations to reduce fire fatalities

From the previous phase of this work a number of recommendations were made to reduce…

The AT is a logistical dream thanks to its intuitive and colour coded equipment storage system.
Innovations from Rosenbauer set the new standards for firefighting vehicles

Rosenbauer’s new firefighting vehicles are more than just the latest additions to their impressive fleet.…

Sprinkler pump house inspections form a key part of ensuring system availability and reliability.
There are standards, then there are standards – the latter need not be complied with! Part 2

The motivation for this article arose from an observation overheard in a meeting when a…

A mass evacuation requires careful planning and having appropriate and well maintained technology and systems to hand would be advantageous.
The need for mandatory third-party certification in the fire-safety arena

Emergency evacuation systems have been a topic of conversation regarding High-Rise Residential Buildings (HRRBs) and…

CFO Callum Faint, experiencing the fire investigation scenario.
Reality in virtual reality – the training of the future

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service have been very progressive in the adoption of emerging technologies…

ISD Solutions on site at the Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC) in Harwell, Oxfordshire.
The use of firewall technology in building construction

As we learn more about the Grenfell Tower disaster, the tragedy for our industry is…

This dramatic night-time image of firefighting operations in progress during an eight-pump fire in a commercial premises in East London highlights the possible post-fire legal disputes over fire-protection standards that are described in this article.
There are standards, then there are standards – the latter need not be complied with! Part 1

The motivation for this two-part article arose from an observation overheard in a meeting when…

Firefighters from Lancashire Fire and Rescue were the first to be trained as volunteer vaccinators.
NFCC continues to support FRSs through Covid vaccination

On Friday, 31 January 2020, the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed in the UK.…

The coronavirus pandemic has shown how pragmatic safety management can be.
Spinning plates

The fire-safety industry recognises Fire and Rescue Services have multiple responsibilities when it comes to…

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