British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association Ltd (BAFSA) News

The Emergency Services Show 2017 focuses on spreading awareness and training for tall building fires

Two psychological therapists from The Fire Fighters Charity will also be speaking on the the emotional impact of emergency medical response Responding to fires in tall buildings will be a key focus at this year’s Emergency Services Show which returns to Hall 5 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 20th to 21st September 2017. Russ Timpson, founder of the Tall Building Fire Safety Network will present a session in the Lessons Learnt seminar theatre (sponsored by UCLan) on tall...

Fire Sector Federation to present briefing on Lakanal House Fire at FIREX International

The Fire Sector Federation will conduct a panel discussion aimed at assessing the outcomes of the inquest The recently published inquest into the Lakanal House fire in London 2009 has highlighted some key areas of non compliance, oversight and operational confusion directly attributed to the incident. It has also argued the tragic loss of life could have been averted if the correct procedures and legal recommendations under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order had been fo...

BAFE to attend LG Group Annual Fire Conference 2011

Fire and Rescue services and companies will benefit from the LG Group Annual Conference 2011 BAFE will be canvassing participant's opinions and sharing current issues with delegates at the conference. BAFE is proud to announce their attendance at this year's LG Group fire conference. The exhibition will explore a number of current fire issues, and will debate the key challenges facing the fire service in the future. Over two days delegates from government, leading fire and re...

Paris Fire Brigade to host Eurofire 2011 conference

Sprinklers are the key tool that will be concentrated in the Eurofire 2011 programme for better awareness Eurofire 2011 is part of the programme of events that celebrate the bicentenary of the Paris Fire Brigade. The EFSN is a sponsoring partner of the Eurofire conference, which will be hosted by the Paris Fire Brigade at the prestigious Ecole Militaire in Paris on 25-27 May 2011. Eurofire 2011 is part of the programme of events to celebrate the bicentenary of the Paris Fire...

FIA and BAFSA hold joint fire safety seminar at Blackpool

The Fire Safety Seminar had some very important discussions on the aspects of fire safety in the industry The various topics discussed during the seminar ranged from means of escape, emergency lighting, legal obligations, and third party certifications and much more. Despite the snow, the FIA and BAFSA held a Fire Safety Seminar in Blackpool last week for sleeping accommodation in the conference suite at Blackpool FC. Dave Russell from Lancashire Fire Rescue Service open...

New US study emphasises cost benefits of sprinkler systems in dwellings

Home fire sprinkler incentives underscored in new Fire Protection Research Foundation study Overall value and impact of home fire sprinkler incentives underscored in new Fire Protection Research Foundation study. Incentives for sprinkler installations in new U.S. homes are becoming increasingly common due to building codes and ordinances, and in recognition of the life safety benefits these systems provide. That’s according to “Incentives for the Use of Residentia...

Strike dates for London announced by Fire Brigade Union

 London firefighters will raise their voice against LFCDA to get their demands approved There would be a strike by FBU firefighters to protest against mass sackings and cuts which have made situations worse and stressful for firefighters. The Fire Brigades Union in London which is in dispute with their employer, the LFCDA, has announced that its members will strike from 1000 - 1800 hrs on Saturday (23 October) and again on Monday (1 November). BAFSA members may wish to...

Free seminar on hotel fire safety to be hosted by FIA and BAFSA

'Fire Safety in Sleeping Accommodation' will help hotel industry take required measures   The free seminar the last in a series presented throughout 2010 is entitled 'Fire Safety in Sleeping Accommodation' and will take place at Blackpool Football Club on Tuesday 30 November. The Fire Industry Association (FIA) and the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA) have joined forces to present a seminar aimed at raising awareness of fire safety in owners of hotels...

Blackpool's Coral Island saved by sprinkler installation

Sprinkler prevented spread of fire and saved Coral Island fromdevastation The Coral Island one of the major tourist attractions of Blackpool was saved by sprinklers. A blaze at one of Blackpool's major attractions was brought under control by sprinklers, a fire service spokesman said. Fire broke out at a florist's shop in the Coral Island leisure complex on the Promenade in the early hours. The sprinkler system also activated an alarm, which brought fire crews promptly to t...

English fire services "at breaking point" warns Audit Commission

Fire and rescue teams across UK are facing major budget cuts Commission chairman Michael O'Higgins said it was reassuring that most areas had "robust plans" in place to cope with the loss of staff.The report was based on a study of all 46 England's local fire services. Fire services in England hit by strike action or a flu pandemic would struggle to cope with a major emergency, such as a natural disaster or a terror attack, a spending watchdog has warned.An Audit Commission st...

Latest FM Global research encourages strong physical risk management in companies

Weak physical risk management enhances the risk of fire accidents by twenty times A new FM Report shows that businesses with stronger risk management practices than their peers enjoy more stable financial performance. Over the long term, it includes much lower earnings volatility, according to the findings of a new study of more than 500 large multinational companies. Commissioned by FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers, and conducted by O...

FIA/BAFSA seminar to address warehouse fire safety

The topics at FIA/BAFSA seminar will include legal obligations, responsible person and fire risk assessments The free seminar, entitled ‘Fire Safety in Warehouses', will take place at Tranmere Rovers Football Club, Birkenhead on Wednesday 19 May. It is designed to provide all the latest information for the responsible persons: owners, operators, health & safety managers, building designers and consultants of such facilities along with those who use third party w...

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