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Fire response times on the rise
Response times from Fire and Rescue Services across the UK are up by 20 seconds for dwelling fires and 21 seconds for other building fires. The findings come after a new report published by the Department for Communities and Local Government, which revealed that response times are cont...
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Take fire safety seriously
The British Standards Institution (BSI) has just published BS 9991:2015 the Code of Practice for Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings. This new standard and the upcoming revision of BS 9999 will be featured on the Fire Safety Conference, in London. BSI...
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Advanced Fire Incident
On 14th November 2015, one of the three manufacturing units operated by Advanced at its Cramlington, site was damaged by fire. The fire service was on site quickly, nobody was in the unit at the time and no one was injured. Advanced are busy ensuring any impact to production ...
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Kent fire bosses admit to sending three-men crews to incidents
Kent fire crews were sent to incidents with just three firefighters on board appliances, a move which critics have said could have put lives at risk. Since April this year, 13 incidents have been attended by smaller crews, despite the fact that engines are equipped to carry six firefigh...
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LFB launches new state-of-the-art call handling system
London Fire Brigade has today launched a new state-of-the-art mobilising system for dealing with 999 emergency calls.  London receives over 170,000 emergency fire calls each year. The new system will help call handlers to process calls more speedily and efficiently using tracking t...
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Kentec chosen for prestigious central London development
Kentec fire alarm control panels have been chosen by specialists GBE Fire & Security for a fire safety system that will protect a prestigious 102,000 sq ft new-build office and retail development in the heart of London’s Chancery Lane,...
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Fire authorities under pressure due to budget cuts
A report from the National Audit Office (NAO) has found that fire services’ ability to respond to major incidents may be constrained by budget cuts. The report highlights that despite a period of sustained cuts since 2010, fire services across the country have been able to bring d...
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Kent firefighters to be called out for medical emergencies
Firefighters from Kent Fire and Rescue Service will attend medical emergencies as part of a new scheme to be trialled in the county. Crews from Sheppey and Sittingbourne will attend incidents such as people suffering from heart attacks or breathing problems. Fire engines will be equippe...
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Arson attack reveals numerous fire safety failings
A firm in Preston, Lancashire, have admitted to ten counts of breaching fire safety laws after a deliberate arson attack at their premises nearly ended in tragedy. One resident was forced to run past flames to escape the blaze, whilst another was nearly struck by falling PVC windows wh...
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Fire doors protect both people and property, says CFRS.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting Fire Door Safety Week 2015 (14- 20 September). Fire doors save lives and property, says CFRS. On 18 May 2014, a fire door in the annexe of a house in Chester prevented a fire taking hold of the whole property. This case is ...
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