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09 July 2024

THE FIRE Brigades Union has welcomed a commitment from the Labour Party to transform the Fire and Rescue Service by giving firefighters and their dedicated Trade Union a voice in how it’s run.

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09 July 2024

LANCASHIRE FIRE and Rescue Service has successfully prosecuted a landlord for his failure to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which put the lives and safety of tenants at risk. At Preston Crown Court, Mohammed Asif Khan pleaded guilty to two breaches of the Fire Safety Order in relation to the premises at 25 Bond Street, Blackpool FY4 1BQ.

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09 July 2024

EPISODE 38 of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast features an exclusive interview with James Pecz, head of global business development at Ramtech Electronics, the Nottingham-based developer of wireless electronic solutions.

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09 July 2024

ANTHONY SMITH, managing director of Vox Ignis (the designer and manufacturer of specialist audio products for the fire safety market) has been confirmed as chair of BSI FSH/12/5, the Technical Committee responsible for developing Codes of Practice for the design, installation, servicing and maintenance of voice alarm evacuation systems and emergency communication systems in buildings.

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08 July 2024

FIRE SYSTEMS business M&G Fire Protection, a highly accredited installation company, recently won the Fire Safety Installation Company of the Year category at the 2024 Fire & Security Matters Awards.

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02 July 2024

REPRESENTATIVES OF the Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA) attended the UK Real Estate Investment and Infrastructure Forum, which took place at the Royal Armouries Leeds and Leeds Dock on 20-22 May. While the event provided an opportunity to engage with a diverse group of attendees, it also revealed continued gaps in knowledge among real estate professionals when it comes to fire sprinkler systems.

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02 July 2024

CURRENTLY UNDER construction, Warringtonfire’s new £24 million Birchwood Park facility has been recognised with a Considerate Constructors Bronze Award in partnership with main contractor Tilbury Douglas.

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02 July 2024

WAHEED AFZAL, a property manager in Slough, has been ordered to pay £22,646.82 in relation to fire safety breaches following a successful prosecution brought by the Royal Berkshire Fire Authority. Appearing at Reading Magistrates’ Court on 19 June, Afzal pleaded guilty to six charges under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

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02 July 2024

A NEW chief fire officer for the Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service was officially appointed on 20 June by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority. Matthew Warren, who has been the Fire and Rescue Service’s deputy CEO since 2015, begins in post on 1 July.

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24 June 2024

AXA COMMERCIAL – itself a division of AXA Insurance UK plc – is advising London businesses to review their fire risk assessments and staff training in the wake of the London Fire Brigade (LFB) announcing that it would no longer respond to daytime activations of automatic fire alarms in most non-residential buildings from October.

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