Fire Safety And Emergency


Grenfell Tower fire: Inquiry gives resumption update

72 people were killed by the horrific fire that engulfed the Grenfell Tower block of flats in North Kensington, West London on Wednesday, 14 June 2017. Read More

Post-Grenfell regulation aims to transform fire safety in buildings

Nearly three years after the devastating Grenfell Tower fire, the Government has published its proposals for what it calls “the biggest change in building safety for a generation”. IFSEC Global reporter, Ron Alalouff, highlights the main features of the wide-ranging provisions. Read More

Notre Dame one year on: ‘Don’t be complacent about fire safety’

One year on from the devastating Notre Dame blaze, London Fire Brigade (LFB) is warning managers of London’s closed historic venues not to be complacent about fire safety during the coronavirus outbreak. Read More

London lockdown sees spike in outdoor waste burning

Firefighters in London have seen a spike in bonfires as Londoners take to burning waste at home during the coronavirus lockdown. Read More

Fire safety failures result in £88k fine

The owner of a property has been fined £88,000 for a ‘string of failures’ in the home, including fire safety issues. Read More

FPA issues security and arson protection advice during the COVID-19 outbreak

The Fire Protection Association (FPA) has compiled a guide to managing risk for businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak, entitled: “Unauthorised occupation of non-residential premises”. Read More

Landlord fined after RBC takes him to court over state of rented property

A landlord has been ordered to pay a fine, costs and victim surcharge totalling £2,485 for failing to comply with an Improvement Notice following a prosecution by the Borough Council. Read More

Fire safety warning as millions work from home

Firefighters issue urgent #StayHomeStaySafe advice as millions of people work from home amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Calls for thermal cameras to spot hot works fires

An insurance company has said that the use of thermal imaging cameras should be adopted as standards, to reduce the number of fires caused by ‘hot works’. Read More

Firefighters welcomed by NFCC Chair to High Rise Firefighting Conference

The first day of this year’s Tall Buildings Fire Safety Conference is set to focus on high rise firefighting – a topical subject considering the number of incidents in the UK over recent years. Read More


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