Fire Industry Association (FIA) News

The 2018 Fire Industry Association AGM brought together 300 fire safety industry leaders

The 2018 Fire Industry Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) and lunch was again, one of the standout industry events of the year bringing together more than 300 industry leaders. The FIA AGM provides the ideal opportunity to highlight the achievements of the association over the last year and signal our priorities for the future. Our members mingle with industry colleagues, entertain prospective customers and catch up with the FIA Secretariat team. This year Ellie Taylor provided the after-...

Fire Industry Association releases new fire detection and alarm qualifications

The courses are full formal qualifications and will lead to a certificate upon completion, the equivalent to an A-Level Following the launch of four brand new fire detection and alarm qualifications in designing, installing, maintaining, and commissioning of fire detection and alarm equipment earlier this year, the Fire Industry Association has announced that bookings can now be made on the FIA website. The courses are full formal qualifications and will lead to a certificate...

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...

FIM Expo 2017 to offer educational seminars for fire detection & alarm system industry

The FIA Expo 2017 will host two free CPD accredited seminars The FIM Expo 2017 will take place at Glasgow Science Centre, one of Scotland's must-see visitor attractions - presenting concepts of science and technology in unique and inspiring ways. Organised by the Fire Industry Association (FIA), FIM Expo features many of the UK's leading fire detection and alarm manufacturers and focuses on showcasing the latest products and developments in this sector of the industry. CPD a...

Fire Industry Association (FIA) releases surprising Market Conditions Survey results revealing latest fire industry trends

The last 6 months there have been a lot of changes in both the political and economic stratosphere The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has released the results of the Market Conditions Survey, Wave 8. This survey is a snapshot of the current trends within the fire industry nationwide. Each Wave is conducted every 6 months. Wave 8 reveals the impact of the changes in the political landscape within the last 6 months, the trends within the market, as well as other emerging issues...

Gent helps Bield Housing & Care to provide fire detection system monitoring and management

Bield Response24 alarm receiving centre uses Gent by Honeywell’s pioneering WINMAG software Bield Housing and Care’s Bield Response24 alarm receiving centre (ARC) is one of the first facilities of its kind to provide fire detection system monitoring and management from multiple sites using Gent by Honeywell’s pioneering WINMAG software. Bield Housing & Care Since it formed in 1971, Bield Housing & Care has remained committed to improving the quality...

Fire Industry Association and FIREX International to host webinar

The webinar will give vital update on how the fire protection industry is performing The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has recently published its 5th Market Conditions Report; together with FIREX International they hosted a webinar on Wednesday 18th November 2015 at 11.00am to disseminate key findings from the report. During the FIA webinar, Ian Moore, Chief Executive Officer of the FIA answered questions on how the industry is growing and where this is coming from, along w...

FIREX International celebrates another successful year

FIREX 2015 continued to attract decision makers from across the industry with 9% increase in end-users and 27% in visitors FIREX International, organised by UBM EMEA, is pleased to announce another successful year for the leading industry event for fire protection, prevention and detection. Hosted once again at London’s ExCeL from 16-18 June, FIREX International welcomed 4,794 attendees across the three days. Reflects ever-increasing convergence between fire and securit...

BSI revises BS 7273-4:2015 code of practice for fire protection

The standard relates to the engineering of fire alarm systems, fire doors and secured fire exits BSI, the business standards company has revised BS 7273-4:2015 Code of Practice for the operation of fire protection measures - Part 4: Actuation of release mechanisms for doors. It was developed using collaborative input from the fire and safety industry with such organisations as The Fire Industry Association (FIA), Fire Protection Association and National Landlords Association o...

FIREX International 2015 commences from 16-18 June 2015 at London’s ExCeL

FIREX International will be held in the south hall alongside IFSEC International FIREX International 2015 will open its doors from 16-18 June 2015 at London’s ExCeL, offering fire and security professionals’ unparalleled access to leading global technology, solutions and knowledge with the aim of promoting expertise in life safety. Returning to London’s ExCeL for a second year, FIREX International will be located in the south hall alongside IFSEC Interna...

Full-scale fire tests highlight risks associated with improper smoke alarms

Carried out by French authors this is the first such published work for a decade New experimental work assessing tenability (how toxic gases and heat prevent escape and kill) using a full-scale room has found that any occupants would be at high risk of death if a smoke alarm wasn’t fitted. Carried out by French authors, this is the first such published work for a decade. They measured temperature (from 0.8m to ceiling), heat flux, opacity and a range of toxic fire gase...

SSAIB awards Beacon Fire Safety with fire risk assessment certificate

Michael Clifford, MD of Beacon Fire Safety, was formally presented with it at a ceremony held recently SSAIB, the UK’s leading fire, security and telecare certification body for organisations, has awarded a certificate to the latest company applying under its new BAFE SP205 UKAS-accredited scheme. Michael Clifford, MD of Beacon Fire Safety, was formally presented with it at a ceremony held recently at the FIA’s Middx headquarters, attended by SSAIB consultant...

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