Fire Protection Association (UK) News

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...

Fire Excellence Awards 2009 – open for entries

Entries to the Fire Excellence Awards 2009 are now open. In association with the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and running alongside Fire & Rescue 2009 and International Firex shows, the awards celebrate and acknowledge excellence in fire safety engineering, product design and innovation, and highly skilled fire and rescue practise. The awards, which will be presented at a ceremony on Tuesday 12 May at Hilton Birmingham Metropole, are further supported by the Chief Fire Officers Asso...

French investigators probe Channel Tunnel blaze

THE FIRE safety arrangements in the undersea Channel Tunnel, which links England and France, have come under the spotlight following a 16-hour blaze on a freight train. Fire and rescue services were alerted to the incident at 3pm on 11 September when a train carrying heavy goods vehicles caught fire as it passed through the 31-mile north tunnel. The train had set off from Folkestone in Kent and was about seven miles from Calais when the fire occurred. According to reports, 32 people evacuated...

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