Fire News

Fire Sector Summit October 2012

Fire Sector summit 2012

Fire Sector Summit 2012 is to be held on 23-24 October in Wembley.

Fire Sector Summit 2012 is due to take place at Wembley Stadium on 23rd to 24th October. This events aims to provide a blend of discussion, conference, debate and networking opportunities for all visitors.

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Updated Fire Risk Assessment Standard

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PAS 79:2012 is now available to help you with fire risk assessment.

An updated version of the PAS 79 Fire Risk Assessment guidance has been released to include revisions based on changes made to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

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USA Aims To Reduce Preventable Fires By Third

wild fires rage on dry ground

Wild fires are very common in the USA during the summer months.

Researchers in the USA are boldly aiming to reduce the number of preventable fires across the country by approximately one third.

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False Fire Alarms Triggered By Burglar Deterrents

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The fire service has been called by people who see thick smoke in shops.

A spate of false fire alarms have recently been caused by a new type of burglar deterrent, a generator that fills rooms with a smoke-like fog.

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Smoke Alarm Fails To Prevent Fire Death

smoke alarm

A working smoking alarm will protect you in the majority of situations.

A fire at a 52-year-old male’s home in the Greater Manchester area of Denton has initially been surmised as being accidentally ignited by a discarded cigarette. A working smoke alarm was found to be installed in the home but despite this the male occupant died of fire-related injuries at the scene.

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New Fire Brigade Response Vehicle

Brigade Response Vehicle

Specialist Fire Brigade Land Rovers are now being used in the Midlands.

A controversial new type of fire fighting vehicle has been introduced in the Midlands amid budget cuts across the region.

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Public Consultation on Fire Safety Order

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Share your experiences with the enforcement of the Fire Safety Order.

The Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) is undertaking a public consultation into the enforcement of Fire Safety Regulations and is looking for responses from businesses and individuals with experience in this field.

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New York Firefighters’ Live Burn Experiment


Live Burn Experiments Help Shape The Future of Firefighting

Early in July New York firefighters were conducting live burn experiments to help the fire department better understand modern house fires.

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Fire Suppression Using Sound?

sound waves

Sound waves could be the next big thing in fire suppression.

New breakthroughs in fire suppression technology are being made by the Department of Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in the US.

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Landlord Fails to Understand Fire Safety Responsibilities

bar fire

A pub landlord has been found guilty of 8 fire safety offences.

Following a change in ownership of a pub in Eccles, a landlord failed to comprehend that his responsibilities for fire safety would change with the signing of a new lease.

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