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…

High-line and rescue sled used across the river can be used to search difficult areas.
A focus on specialist rescue teams

Devon and Somerset Fire Rescue Service (DSFRS) now has three full Specialist Rescue Teams in…

Choose carefully…cabling for power is critical.
Working together for peace of mind

Disasters including Grenfell and high-rise fires in the UK and the Middle East have highlighted…

Descending the stairs using Excel chair.
What is an Evacuation Chair and do I need one?

The importance of businesses having access to an evacuation chair, and the right training to…

Rescue techniques have been devised based on safety and welfare with control measures achieved through prompt veterinary attendance.
Incidents involving animals – the crosscutter

Rescuing animals has always been an activity of the fire service, often attracting an element…

Fire-stopping around pipes penetrating through plasterboard partitions.

In this article we look at why responsibility for breaches in compartmentation need to be…

A multi-rotor drone (DJI Inspire 1) in flight.
Selecting a drone for emergency response: airframe selection

An emergency service should avoid simply following the status quo of multi-rotors and really assess…

The VESDA VEA system identifies the source of an alarm to direct early intervention.
Aspiring to an addressable future

Simple but effective, the technique of analysing samples of air drawn from an area for…

Augmented Reality street view with sample risk data showing indicators for chemical hazards, explosives, dangerous animal, immobile householder and alarm.
How augmented reality can assist fire-and-rescue safety

Fire-and-rescue services need quick and easy access to intelligence about a location. Augmented-reality technology can…

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