It’s time to change the way the public thinks about fire safety

As a result of open floor plans and synthetic furnishings and building materials, house fires are spreading faster than ever before. But research tells us that a simple behavior change by residents could save lives and aid firefighters. There’s a…

“How Fire Loss Impacts Code Development & Enforcement” Webinar Presented By Telgian VP Tom Parrish

Fire Smarts, in partnership with Telgian, provides a series of informative training webinars taught by Telgian fire protection experts who educate on specific areas of fire protection systems. Recent examples include introductory webinars on Emergency Communication Systems, Fire Safety and…

NFPA encourages prompt disposal of Christmas trees and safe removal of lights

Dragging your heels on taking down the Christmas tree? Here’s a fact that may motivate you: Nearly 40 percent of U.S. home fires that begin with Christmas trees occur in January. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is strongly encouraging…

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

Ensuring the right culture is in place is crucial for fire safety within a workplace. Dr David Gold, chair of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) Fire Risk Management Group, examines who is responsible for instilling this culture…

Parliamentary reception hears of need to include fire safety in building design

Fire safety remains a vital component of new building designs in an age of increasing demand and state-of-the-art construction methods and materials, a Parliamentary reception heard. The reception examined what the fire-related challenges and opportunities are in the built environment…

Fire safety in wind power stations an unexplored area

Wind power is a growing source of renewable energy in Europe. Therefore, optimization and the opportunity of reducing disruptions in wind energy production are of great interest. Fire is one threat to wind energy production that, until now, has almost…

London Fire Brigade use PLAYMOBIL toys to teach children about fire safety

Children from across the capital learnt important fire safety lessons over the weekend as London Fire Brigade used PLAYMOBIL toys and vintage fire engines to make them the heroes, in celebration of the Brigade’s 150th year. The Soho Fire Station…

Nottinghamshire businessman imprisoned for fire safety legislation breaches

A Nottinghamshire businessman was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday 4 March having pleaded guilty to breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Mr Gia Kamali, the responsible person at Mirch Massala restaurant, 4 Station Street, Mansfield Woodhouse, pleaded…

Christmas tree safety produced by the Professional Firefighters of Nevada

The PSA provides safety tips regarding indoor Christmas trees in an effort to prevent home fires during the holiday season.

COMPANY ADMITS SERIOUS FIRE SAFETY BREACHES

Scafell Securities Limited, based in Buckinghamshire, has been fined a total of £4,000, plus a £50 victim surcharge, and ordered to pay costs of £10,000 after pleading guilty to a charge brought under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.…

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