Fire Protection


Councils call for tougher fire safety rules

The LGA has called for called for sprinkler systems to be installed in all new care homes and residential schools. Read More

FPA appoints ex-AVIVA underwriting chief John Smeaton as chair

The Fire Protection Association (FPA) has announced the appointment of commercial property insurance expert John Smeaton as its new chair. Read More

Sprinklers must be made mandatory for all residential new-builds, says LFB

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) is urging the government to make the installation of sprinklers mandatory on all new-build residential developments – whatever their height. Read More

Fire protection guidelines issued for automated warehouses

Fire protection guidance for warehouses staffed by robots has been published by property insurer FM Global. Read More

Ocado blaze: Automated warehouses create new fire protection complexities, says expert

The recent fire at an Ocado warehouse in Hampshire ranged for three days before finally being extinguished at the end of last week. Dr James Glockling, Technical Director at the FPA, says that the blaze raises questions about the role of sprinklers and complexities created by the automation of warehouse facilities. Read More

‘It appears that innovation has missed this sector for decades’: In conversation with Firexo Chief Executive, Dave Breith

The company has produced a new fire extinguishing liquid, Firexo, which is able to quickly extinguish all classes of fire, is environmentally friendly and requires small volumes to put out a fire. Read More

Grenfell cladding 55 times more flammable than other materials

Academics at the University of Central Lancashire have published a new report in the Journal for Hazardous Materials Read More

Tougher building safety regulations announced

The Government has announced new plans to create a more effective regulatory framework to improve building safety. The Building a Read More

Toxic gases emitted by burning external cladding pose serious health risk, study shows

Building regulations overlook the health hazards posed by toxic gases emitted by burning external cladding, smoke toxicity tests have suggested. Read More

The heat is on – looking back at Fire Summit 2018

One of the most important sessions on the day examined the Grenfell Tower tragedy and its implications for the fire protection sector. Read More


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