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FIM Expo heads for Belfast’s Titanic Centre in October

31 August 2021

THE FIRE Industry Association (FIA) is heading for Belfast, with the Fire Industry Manufacturers (FIM) Expo scheduled to take place at The Titanic Centre on Tuesday 19 October. As ever, the event is designed in line with the FIA’s principal objectives and will cover the most pressing subjects of the day impacting the fire industry.

FIM Expo features many of the UK’s leading fire detection and fire alarm system manufacturers and focuses on showcasing the latest products and developments in this sector of the industry. This time around the exhibitors include Advanced, Aico, AllSaved, Apollo Fire Detectors, C-TEC, Drax360, Eaton, Eurotech, Everlux, FFE, FirePro, Global Fire Equipment, Hyfire, Hochiki Europe, Kentec, Nittan UK, Tio Fire Safety, Vimpex and Wagner.

FIM Expo is free-to-attend for delegates and provides an excellent opportunity to be hands-on for product demonstrations, engage in detailed technical discussions with expert solution providers and installers and compare systems.

CPD seminars

Visitors to FIM Expo can take advantage of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)-accredited seminars, the content having been through the FIA’s CPD Certification Centre with a view towards maintaining and enhancing the knowledge and skills that today’s practitioners need to deliver a professional service for their customers, clients and the community.

Delivered by recognised industry professionals and covering topics ranging from fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings through to the best route to compliance for emergency lighting and domestic alarm technology installation, the full programme is as follows:

*Guidance on BS 7273 Part 4 (FIA): 10.00 am-10.20 am

*The Best Route to Compliance for Emergency Lighting (Advanced): 10.30 am-10.50 am

*Domestic Alarm Technology (Aico): 11.00 am-11.20 am

*Using Flame Detection in Compliance with BS 5839-1 (FFE): 1.00 pm-1.20 pm

*BS 5839 Part 1/Part 6 (Hochiki Europe): 1.30 pm-1.50 pm

*FAQs on EN54-23 (Apollo Fire Detectors): 2.00 pm-2.20 pm

Industry-leading training

The FIA is taking its “industry-leading training” to Belfast to ensure that fire professionals in Northern Ireland can benefit from being trained by industry recognised and qualified trainers.

The FIA’s new Fundamentals qualification is designed to help practitioners become more competent in line with Dame Judith Hackitt’s recommendations by affording a comprehensive introduction to the fire detection and alarms (FD&A) sector and a core understanding of BS 5839-1.

The FIA will also be providing training on the servicing and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers, while also delivering a refresher course which allows technicians to keep their skills and knowledge updated as per the recommendations laid down in BS 5306. The full programme is detailed below.

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Servicing and Maintenance of Portable Fire Extinguishers (Four days)

The Clayton Hotel, Belfast


Fundamentals in FD&A Unit 1 (Two days)

The Titanic Centre, Belfast


Fire Industry Manufacturers’ (FIM) Expo

The Titanic Centre, Belfast


Fundamentals in FD&A Unit 2 (Two days)

The Titanic Centre, Belfast


Refresher on the Servicing and Maintenance of Portable Fire Extinguishers (One day)

The Clayton Hotel, Belfast