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Apollo New Range of Intelligent System Interfaces
Intelligent interfaces are the latest addition to the range of CoreProtocol enabled devices launced, following the recent launch of the new Apollo SOTERIA detectors. All devices are backwards compatible with Discovery and XP95 digital communication protocols, but when used with CoreProt...
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Landlord fined for fire safety failures
A landlord in Devon has been fined £1,000 after a local council prosecution over fire safety issues at a property. The woman was taken to court for failing to comply with an improvement notice and carry out fire precautions following an investigation by Teignbridge and Devon and S...
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Firesense Christmas Opening Hours 2016
We are closed for the Christmas break from 11.00am Thursday 22nd December 2016. We will open again on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.  Please can you ensure any orders placed on Thursday 22nd December 2016 are with us by 10.30am to ensure delivery for the 23rd D...
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Shop owners narrowly avoid jail after major fire
A company director and store manager have narrowly avoided jail after a major fire at their Caerphilly shop revealed numerous fire safety defects, reports Wales Online. Ms Fazarna Ali, company director of Phaze Limited, pleaded guilty to 23 offences and Mr Waris Ali, st...
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Controlling false fire alarms in care homes with AlarmCalm
False and unwanted fire alarms are one of the big issues in fire safety and building management today. The care home and social care industry in particular has unique needs when it comes to false alarm management (FAM). To meet these needs, fire industry leader Advanced has released a...
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Firefighter cuts in North Yorkshire could lead to deaths, warns FBU
Further cuts to frontline firefighters in North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service could result in further deaths, warns the Fire Brigades Union. Figures from the BBC show that since 2010, frontline firefighters have reduced by 35, representing nearly 10% of the total force. The budget...
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Public reject cuts plans for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service
Plans put forward to cut frontline fire and rescue services in Suffolk have been met with disapproval after a public consultation found 75% of respondents were against the proposals. The new proposals would have seen some of the largest stations in the area lose its appliances in a bi...
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Landlord who put ‘profit before lives’ jailed for fire safety offences
A landlord who ‘put profit before lives’ has been sentenced to 19 months in jail after a string of fire safety offences were found at one of his properties. Mr Cyrus Bassiri owned a four storey building in Edgbaston, Birmingham, where two fire alarms did not work, an escape...
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Fire chiefs in Scotland take action against false alarm callouts
Scottish fire chiefs in the Perthshire region are taking action in a bid to reduce the number of false alarm callouts faced by crews in the area, reports The Courier. A report showed that Perthshire crews attended almost 300 false alarms between October and December last year, from a ...
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Dorset and Wiltshire fire services finalise merger
Dorset and Wiltshire fire services have completed their proposed merger as part of plans to save around £6 million per annum. As of last Friday, the new Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service came into being following over a year of planning and consultation. The new force...
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Brighton kebab shop owners sentenced over safety breaches
The joint owners of a Brighton kebab shop have been reprimanded for dangerous fire safety hazards. Mr Mustafa Duran pleaded guilty to failing to comply with a prohibition notice at the Golden Grill establishment, receiving a conditional discharge for 18 months and ordered to pay costs...
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Tenants being put at risk over lack of smoke alarms according to new survey
Private tenants’ lives are being put at risk by landlords who have failed to comply with new legislation and install smoke alarms in their properties, according to a new report. The figures from the English Housing Survey showed that only 81% of households belonging to private r...
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Pub landlord admits fire safety failings
The landlord from a pub in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, has admitted six breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, reports The Hertfordshire Mercury.  Mr Graeme Kerry was the tenant, employer and responsible person of The Bell pub when a blaze broke out at the ...
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Global fire extinguisher market to hit $5 billion revenue mark
A research study published by technology advisory firm Technavio reveals that the global fire extinguisher market is expected to grow to over $5.14 billion in revenue by 2019. The report breaks down the market into three areas; Commercial users Industrial users Others The marke...
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Care home operators slapped with massive 400k fine over fire safety breaches
The operators of the Donwell House Care Home in Wearside have been handed a massive £400,000 fine at Newcastle Crown Court after admitting five breaches of fire safety rules. The failings were uncovered by Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Service in 2014 after a fire broke out in ...
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Questions raised over fire service budget cuts after fatal fire in Merseyside
The Fire Brigades Union has said the outcome of a fatal fire in Merseyside ‘could have been different’ if a local fire station had not been closed. An elderly couple from the Wirral were tragically killed in the blaze, which broke out at their home, as fire crews missed th...
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Council approves cuts to fire service in Northumberland
Northumberland County Council has given the green light to cuts to the fire service as part of plans to save £500,000. The cuts include the closing of Haydon Bridge station, as well as the downsizing of the station at West Harton. The Council's deputy leader and chair of North...
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NASA to experiment with fire safety in outer space
Engineers at NASA are to carry out experiments to gain a better understanding of how an accidental fire might behave on a spacecraft in outer space. The first of three planned flight experiments is scheduled for launch in an Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo vehicle tomorrow from NASA’s K...
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Landlord admits to breaching fire safety rules
A landlord in Merseyside has admitted to breaching fire safety rules at a property rented out by him and his wife. Mr Adrian Webb and his wife Lynn were each fined £8,000 for the offences and were both ordered to pay a £120 victim surcharge and the council’s costs of...
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Care home heavily criticised over fire safety
A care home in Ascot has been heavily criticised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after an inspection earlier this year found numerous fire safety hazards. The report into Sandridge House, on London Road, stated that the fire risk assessment dated 14 October 2014 was ‘i...
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Fire service cuts criticised by FBU
The Fire Brigades Union has attacked claims that cuts to Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service will not affect frontline services. This follows news from last month that the local fire authority had agreed £2.6m worth of cuts over the next four years, following a 24 per cent cut in ...
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Luton landlords fined over safety offences
Three men responsible for the management of an office block in Luton have been handed hefty fines after the property, which was converted into accommodation, was found to have a number of fire safety hazards. Luton Today reports that inspectors from the local council visited the p...
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Cornwall landlord fined £2000 over unsafe property
A landlord from Redruth, Cornwall, has been handed a £2000 fine after inspectors from the local council found a number of fire safety hazards. Mr Mohammed Habibur Rahman pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to comply with the requirements of improvement notices at Truro Magist...
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Hertfordshire firefighters to attend medical emergencies
Firefighters from Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service will respond to medical emergencies, such as patients suffering from cardiac arrest, as part of a new trial. The fire service will work with East of England Ambulance Service, which will asses whether a fire engine could get to t...
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Nottingham businessman imprisoned for fire safety breaches
A Nottinghamshire businessman has been handed an immediate custodial sentence and ordered to pay £15,000 in fines and £14,000 in costs over fire safety breaches at a local restaurant. Mr Gia Kamali admitted six breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Saftey) Order 2005 at N...
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How does the International Space Station deal with fire safety?
British astronaut Tim Peake, who is currently on a mission at the International Space Station, has explained how to safely respond to a fire in deep outer space. Mr Peake was speaking via a Facebook question and answer session directly from the space station. He explained that there h...
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Bakery cuts false alarm costs after working with local fire service
A bakery in Cornwall has worked with the local fire service to re-evaluate its alarm systems to prevent costly false alarm callouts. Cratock Bakery, which is famous for making Cornish pasties, teamed up with the local council and Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service to discover and preven...
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Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service to explore charging for false alarm callouts
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service could start charging businesses for false alarm callouts as part of new plans on the way the service is run. The fire service is under pressure to change the way it delivers services due to cuts in funding, with the local council likely to have to ...
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Residents forced out of city centre apartments over fire safety concerns
Residents of a Manchester city centre housing development have been forced to move out of their homes over concerns over fireproofing in the properties. The Manchester Evening News reports that residents of Islington Wharf Mews will have to leave their properties, which many only boug...
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100 firefighting jobs to go in Merseyside as part of cost cutting plans
100 firefighting roles are to be axed at Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service after the service revealed its budget has been cut by around half. The cuts leave an £11 million shortfall in the service budget, requiring 100 positions, around one fifth of the 494 workforce, to g...
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Council commits to fire safety plans for blocks of flats
Council chiefs in Barnet have reaffirmed their commitment to fire safety in large blocks of flats after a spate of fires over the last 12 months prompted fears over the safety of residents. A report revealed that there had been 18 individual fires in the last 12 months, with causes ra...
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Hotel owner guilty of fire safety offences
The part-owner of a hotel in Paignton, Torquay, has been handed fines totalling £11,500 after admitting to four breaches of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Fire protection officers visited the Summerhill Hotel, of which defendant Mr Peter Wilks was a business part...
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FBU says decommissioned fire engines could have saved mans life
The Fire Brigades Union has urged London Mayor Boris Johnson to scrap plans to cut fire services in the capital after the death of an 86 year old man in a blaze in Barnsbury.  London Fire Brigade firefighters took eight minutes 56 seconds to arrive at the scene of the fire, which...
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Landlord prosecuted for fire safety breaches after fatal fire
A landlord in Bolton, Lancashire, has been handed a fine of £1,500 at Bolton Magistrates Court after a fire at one of his properties resulted in the death of a 49 year old father of two. Following the blaze, fire inspectors and the local council visited the property and discover...
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Care home criticised over fire safety
A care home in Crickdale, Wiltshire, has been rated as inadequate and placed into special measures by the Care Quality Commission, after an inspection found a number of failings including fire safety breaches. CQC inspectors were particularly concerned over potential fire risks when t...
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FBU warns against privatisation of fire services
The Fire Brigades Union has warned about the dangers of turning to the private sector, following an agreement between Cambridge Fire and Rescue Authority and Serco to cover firefighter shortages.  The service in Cambridgeshire has experienced severe staff shortages, which the FBU ...
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PCSOs in Devon to train as retained firefighters
Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in Devon will train as retained firefighters in a bid by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service to reduce costs and improve public safety. PCSOs will carry pagers and respond to fire calls whilst they are on duty as part of the trial, whic...
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Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service to scale back cuts plans
More than 200 firefighters still face job losses at despite Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service scaling back its original cuts plans following a public consultation. The original plans involved scrapping 300 posts in a bid to save £5 million per annum. However, this will now be re...
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MPs warn fire services must be protected
MPs have warned that further cuts to the fire and rescue service could impact upon their future sustainability, according to a new report from the cross-party Public Accounts Committee.   The report states that whilst fire services had coped with cuts well since 2010, that not en...
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City council calls for mandatory sprinkler systems
Canterbury City Council is to lobby Government for new laws to mandate timber-framed housing developments be fitted with sprinkler systems.   This follows a devastating blaze in the city last year, which wrecked 15 homes and left a further 29 badly damaged as the fire spread rapi...
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Landlord fined £12k for breaches of safety rules
A Stockport landlord has been ordered to pay £12,400 in fines after breaching safety regulations at one of their properties.   Beckhall Properties Ltd was charged with 11 offences related to safety at the property, a building of self-contained flats, after a complaint recei...
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Fire service to trial new risk-based responses
Firefighters from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service will soon not respond to automatic alarm calls where no-one is thought to be in immediate danger.   The new response policy will be trialled from April, with crews not responding to automatic fire alarms (AFAs) at commercial,...
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Former takeaway owner in the dock over safety breaches
A former takeaway owner from Warrington has been handed a 6 month jail sentence, suspended for 12 months, after admitting a string of safety breaches at the premises.   Mr Shahid Aleem, the owner of the property, ignored several warnings from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service to i...
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Advanced Protects Vital Data and Computing Assets at Cambridge University
ExGo suppression control panels from Advanced have been installed in a £20m, state-of-the-art data and high performance computing centre at the University of Cambridge that is working on some of the globe’s greatest challenges.   Situated on the West Cambridge site of...
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Didcot business owner reprimanded for safety breaches
A business owner from Didcot has been handed a £9000 fine and ordered to pay £5000 in costs after he was found to have let employees work and sleep in dangerous factory conditions.   Mr Mohammed Osman, the owner of Business World Global Ltd, admitted seven breaches of...
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Half of call-outs for Northern Ireland fire crews false alarms
Almost half of the call-outs for fire crews in Northern Ireland were false alarms according to a report by Belfast Live.   Of the 41,050 incidents fire crews responded to, over 18,000 were due to false alarms related to faulty apparatus.   A further 792 call-outs were a re...
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Bradford landlord fined for fire safety breaches
A Bradford landlord has been ordered to pay over £12,000 in fines after an HMO under his ownership was found to have a number of fire safety breaches.  Owner Mr Kabir Hussain pleaded guilty to three counts of failing to comply with regulations at Bradford and Keighley Magis...
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Thanet care home criticised over fire safety plans
The Care Quality Commission has criticised the fire safety provisions at a care home in Thanet, Kent, deeming the safety of the facility to be ‘inadequate’. The report criticised the lack of knowledge among staff at the Montagu Court Residential Home, raising concerns abou...
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London Coliseum fire safety upgrade for English National Opera
One of the world’s most innovative opera companies with an international reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions, the English National Opera (ENO) is based at the London Coliseum, a Grade II listed building.   The Coliseum is a prestigious landmark and ...
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MPs attack fire service cuts ahead of consultation deadline
North East MPs have attacked plans to slash local fire service budgets in Northumberland ahead of the 15th February deadline on responses to the public consultation on the proposed cuts. The North East region has suffered the third highest level of cutbacks across the country, with bu...
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Proposals for emergency services to combine revealed
The Government has revealed plans to allow the combining of emergency services in a bid to save money and improve efficiency. The new proposals would mean that Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) would be able to assume the role of Fire and Rescue Authorities (FRAs) where there is a ...
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Fire service cuts branded ‘disgraceful’ by FBU
The Fire Brigades Union has called proposals by Gloucestershire fire service to close a fire station and cut all the full time firefighters at another ‘disgraceful’. The FBU argues that the proposals will cause significant risks to public safety. Scott Turner, secretary of...
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Landlord fined as councils crack down on unsafe properties
A landlord in Nottingham has been fined £3,650 after ignoring rules around fire safety which put his tenants’ lives at risk. Mr Sukhvinder Singh Swali pleaded guilty at Nottingham Magistrates Court to four breaches of housing legislation in relation to a property under his...
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Derby business owner fined over fire safety breaches
A Derbyshire landlord has been slapped with fines totalling over £6000 after an inspection by Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service revealed a number of fire safety breaches. Mr John Mark Cashin rented the property from its owner; he then went on to sub-let the property to four indi...
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Cambridge landlord reprimanded over fire safety offences
A landlord in Cambridge has been ordered to pay £15,000 in fines after one of his properties was found to be breaching multiple safety rules. The property in question, belonging to Mr Selvakumar Francis, was raided by the local council, who found unsafe living conditions, overcr...
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New Dementia Care Centre Selects C-TEC Systems
A pioneering new dementia care centre in North Wales is reaping the benefits of C-TEC’s innovative life-safety systems.   Part of the award-winning Fairways Care group of homes, Ty Cariad in Abergele is dedicated to the delivery of high intensity dementia care and helping r...
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Retail Legend Protected by Advanced Panels
The UK’s newest Harvey Nichols, which recently opened in Birmingham, is protected by industry-leading intelligent fire panels from Advanced.  Advanced’s benchmark MxPro fire panel range has been specified for its flexibility, reliability and ease of use. The fully int...
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PCSOs to undertake firefighting training
Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in Herefordshire and Shropshire will undertake training to become on-call firefighters as part of a new pilot scheme. The scheme was developed in collaboration between Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS), Shropshire Fire a...
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Northern Ireland fire station plagued by false alarm calls
Carryduff fire station in Northern Ireland was called out to 160 false alarms, data from 2015/15 has revealed. This accounted for over half of the callouts for fire crews, who responded to 262 incidents over the time period. Of the 160 false alarms, 158 were attributed to automatic fir...
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Regional Scottish fire service called out to 447 false alarms last year
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service crews in Clackmannanshire attended nearly 500 unwanted fire alarm signals (UFAS) in 2014/15, representing 70% of callouts. Of the 447 calls, 339 were false fire alarms, started by apparatus or equipment, including accidental initiation by persons. Loca...
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Humberside fire service cuts plans out for consultation
Plans to slash fire crews and stations in Humberside in a bid to save £1 million in the 2016/17 budget have gone out for public consultation. But fire authority said that a 70% cut in government funding had forced the exploration of changes to the way the service operates.  ...
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North East fire crews to deal with medical emergencies
Fire services in the North East will work with the local ambulance service to respond to medical emergencies, in a trial similar to other initiatives launched across the UK. Firefighters will be equipped with a medical kit and asked to attend incidents such as people suffering from card...
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Staffordshire fire service facing further budget cuts
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is facing cuts to its funding via Government Revenue Support Grants ‘at a faster rate than expected’. The service will receive £1.47 million less in funding this financial year, with further cuts, totalling nearly £5 millio...
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Home Office to assume control of fire and rescue policy
Responsibility for Fire and Rescue policy will transfer from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to the Home Office later this year. The changes will mean that: Ministerial responsibility for Fire will transfer immediately to Mike Penning, Minister of State at...
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Safety concerns raised over false alarms
A councillor from Bournemouth has raised concerns about the safety of local residents after it was revealed fire crews attended a local suburb 280 times in the last year. Of these call outs, 152 were due to false alarms, leading to a warning from Cllr Stanley-Watts that the residen...
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'Stupid and dangerous'
The proposal by the Home Secretary, Teresa May, to put fire services in England under the control of regional Police and Crime Commissioners, has sparked a furious response from the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), which has described it as ‘stupid and dangerous’. The Home Offic...
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False alarms cost Scottish fire service £1 million
The fire service in Angus, Scotland, has wasted nearly £1 million over the last six months in attending false alarm calls. Between March and September firefighters from Scotland Fire and Rescue Service attended 544 unnecessary callouts, with an average cost of £2000 per time...
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Number of fires in Scotland falls
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) says that the number of fires fell in 2014-15 by 11%, continuing the general downward trend of the past 10 years.   The latest figures report 25,002 fires in Scotland, down from 27,979 in 2013-14.  However, there were 41 fire ...
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Landlord reprimanded over safety failings
A landlord from Sealand has been charged with several offences after a property under his ownership was found to have had a number of fire safety breaches. Mr John Russell Brown, the owner of Hyperion Investments Ltd which owns the building, admitted to 12 offences under the Housing A...
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Part 3 of The Fire (Scotland) Act reviewed
A review into Part 3 of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 has been carried out by the Scottish Regulatory Review Group. The review follows on from initial concerns raised about sections relating to the implementation of the new fire safety regime in small businesses. The review took in evi...
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Local council teams up with landlord to install sprinkler system
South Somerset District Council has teamed up with a local landlord to fit a sprinkler system in a newly built house of multiple occupation. The local council is promoting sprinkler systems as a means of preventing serious fires by working with landlords to help install the new technolo...
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Bury mill saved from blaze by sprinkler system
A mill in Bury was saved from devastation after a fire broke out thanks to the sprinkler system fitted at the premises. Fire crews were called to the blaze in the middle of the night on Thursday 3 December, after bales of cotton on the first floor of there building caught alight. Fortun...
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Hotel owners handed £14,000 fire safety fine
The owners of a hotel in Torquay have been handed fines totalling £14,000 after admitting to breaching fire safety rules. The director of the company Pickled Panda, Marco Pasquale, pleaded guilty to two charges on behalf of the company which owns the Rainbow Hotel. The prosecuti...
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Firesense Opening Hours over the Festive Season
We are closed 18th December from 1.00pm. Please ensure orders are placed before 11.00am. We are open for business 21st,  22nd & 23rd December as usual. We close for the Christmas break 24th December. Opening again on Monday 4th January 2016. Please ca...
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Polish Nursing Home Protected from Fire and False Alarms by Advanced
One of Poland’s premier nursing and care establishments, Dom Seniora Willmanowa Pokusa in  Krzeszow, is now being protected with an industry-leading Axis EN fire system from Advanced also running its AlarmCalm false alarm management software.  The exclusive nursing hom...
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To The Manor Born!
A prestigious new residential care home in the heart of the Essex countryside is being protected by C-TEC’s new 4-loop ZFP addressable fire alarm panel and its popular Quantec addressable call system. Mistley Manor in Manningtree is a privately-run luxur...
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Launch date of Construction Products Regulation (CPR) for cables delayed
The launch date of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) as applied to power, control and communication cables in accordance with EN 50575:2014 has changed to 1 July 2016. This delay was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 13 November 2015.   All manuf...
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WARNING: Popular tumble dryers recalled over fire risk
Popular tumble dryer brands could pose a fire risk, a leading company has warned. According to Indesit, Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda dryers could be unsafe due to excess fluff coming into contract with the heating element. The company said the concern affects the large air vented dryer...
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Surrey Fire and Rescue Service publish report into Clandon Park fire
Surrey Fire and Rescue Service has published a report into the blaze which tore through the Clandon Park mansion in Surrey earlier this year.  Investigators concluded that the fire was accidental, with the probable cause being a defect in an electrical distribution board located in...
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FBU hits out at plans for PCC takeover of fire services
The Fire Brigades Union has criticised plans unveiled in the chancellor’s autumn statement for Police and Crime Commissioners to take over the running of the fire service. George Osborne announced that the plans, which have been mooted over the last few months, would be brought ...
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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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Property company fined over safety breaches - 08/09/2015
The owners of a gated spa resort and luxury flats and apartments have been handed a £22,500 fine after admitting to four counts of fire safety breaches. The failings were uncovered at the property in Torquay, owned by Latona Luxury Limited, after a fire broke out last September. T...
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UK Business Safety Week 7th - 13th September
UK Business Safety Week   7 to 13 September 2015 UK Business Safety Week, taking place from 7th – 13th September, builds upon the goals set out in CFOA's Business Safety Strategy. We are aiming to help businesses – be they large multi-nationals, trade organisat...
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Advanced Provides New Fire System Simulator to Leading London Airport
London City Airport has recently opened a new simulation training room, mirroring its fire system which features panels from leading manufacturer, Advanced. Opened in 1987, the airport, situated at the former Royal Docks in Newham, is the only airport to be located within the M25. Serv...
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EN 54-2 & EN 54-4: false alarms and third party approval
Angus Stone is a member of TC72 WG7 and WG8, the committees responsible for EN 54-2 and EN 54-4 and is chairman of BSI FSH12/3 and FIA FDWG5, the appropriate UK mirror committees. 18 AUGUST 2015 FD&A FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT EN 54-2 and -4 were originally published in 1997 after a v...
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Fire systems innovator Advanced has become a member of the Rail Industry Fire Association (RIFA)
The company, which recently launched the TouchControl touchscreen fire system repeater and remote control terminal, has a long pedigree in the transport arena, with its systems installed at some of the world’s most famous rail terminals. Advanced’s marketing and commun...
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test news img 10 AUGUST 2015 EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM STOLEN
Dorset Fire and Rescue Service has warned that vital fire safety equipment stolen from a  block of flats could potentially cost lives. Thieves stole dry risers, a pipe which runs through a building with outlets to allow firefighters to quickly get water where it is needed, to sell...
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03 AUGUST 2015 - PORTABLE EXTINGUISHING
Working in the fire industry we are all acutely aware of the need for our products or services and that whatever our area of specialisation we are working to protect people’s lives. Portable Extinguishers are firmly placed on the front line of life protection and while there is a ...
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London's most dangerous hour for fires revealed
The time and place Londoners are most likely to have a fire has been revealed following the publication of the most comprehensive fire data in our 150 year history. The new fire census, released today, shows that July is the busiest month, 7pm is the busiest hour, that half of all hous...
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Aston Bowles, Marketing Manager of Advanced discusses the changing landscape of CO detection in the US and its implications for Europe
28 JULY 2015 The fire is out, the whole fire detection and alarm system worked perfectly. The fire service attended and may have already left. Yet there’s a room on your site that, because of the fire, is fatal to enter. You have no way of knowing and are sending occupants back i...
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‘Customers not told to leave on first alarm’
29 JULY 2015 The evacuation of a restaurant in Guildford has been criticised after customers said it was too slow when a fire broke out in the extractor system on Monday (27 July). Smoke alarms sounded at the Burger King in Ladymead Retail Park, Guildford. The local fire service extin...
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Calls for sprinklers in all new houses
Request follows tragic fire death 20 JULY 2015 WATERMIST & SPRINKLERS A coroner has said he will write to government ministers asking that sprinkler systems be fitted in all new houses built in the UK. Dr Robert Hunter will stress the importance of sprinklers to the Secretary of ...
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Landlord reprimanded for second time in a year
£7500 fine handed out 17 JULY 2015 FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT A landlord in Oxford has been reprimanded for a second time within the space of a year over the safety conditions of property under his ownership. Mr Jeffeth Juniour Latchman admitted seven charges in court, receiving fine...
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Construction Products Regulation (CPR) for Cables Launched
CE marking of power, control and communication cables to become mandatory 15 JULY 2015 FD&A The launch of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) as applied to power, control and communication cables in accordance with EN 50575:2014, was announced in the Official Journal of the...
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TouchControl Fire Touchscreen from Advanced Sets the Standard
Global fire systems business Advanced has launched TouchControl, its new touchscreen fire system repeater and remote control terminal which features Active Maps and zone plans. TouchControl uses its 10” HD touchscreen to deliver all the panel and network control and monitoring fe...
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CTEC Logo C-TEC equips hot new Manchester hotel with revolutionary ZFP fire panel
C-TEC’s revolutionary touch-screen controlled ZFP fire panel is now in residence at Manchester’s magnificent Gotham Hotel. Designed by celebrated Victorian architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens, the beautiful neoclassical building on King Street has undergone a multi-million pound t...
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Magna Carta receives Advanced protection
One of the most famous historical documents in Britain, if not the western world, is being protected by extinguishing and fire alarm panels from Advanced with installation by Reflex Systems. Sealed by King John at Runnymede in 1215, Magna Carta is celebrating its 800th anniversary (the...
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Kentec in great shape at the gym
A major expansion by the UK’s leading gym operator has seen new fire safety systems, using Kentec fire alarm control panels, installed in new premises across the country to protect users and staff. The Gym Group is the UK’s largest gym operator with in excess of 500,000 mem...
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