Fire & Emergency


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

Government bans combustible cladding

Combustible materials will not be allowed on the external walls of new buildings over 18-metres containing flats, hospitals, residential care premises, dormitories in boarding schools and student accommodation. 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

Behind the scenes at Luton Airport Fire Station

SHP caught up with Luton Airport Fire Station Manager Paul Allen to find how the firefighting team play a huge role in keeping all staff at the airport compliant. Read More

Training key to preventing fires and keeping staff safe

How businesses can improve staff safety from the risk of fire and ensure that employees understand what’s required of them in the event of a fire outbreak. Read More

Firework safety: Staying safe on fireworks night

November is one of the busiest times of year for fireworks – Monday (5 November) is Bonfire night, and the Hindu festival Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, will takes place on Wednesday (7 November). Read More

Insurers warn cladding ban does not go far enough

Speaking at the Fire Protection Association’s Fire Summit, the ABI’s Director of General Insurance Policy, James Dalton, said government plans to ban the use of combustible materials for all new high-rise residential buildings taller than 18 metres, “runs the risk of unnecessarily limiting the public safety benefits”. Read More

Smoke alarms: Mother knows best

A smoke alarm playing a recording of a mother’s voice is more likely to wake a sleeping child than one with a conventional high-pitched alarm, according to a new study. Read More

Fire safety in construction a bigger priority post-Grenfell, but construction sector frustrated by government response

The construction industry has seen myriad improvements to fire safety since the Grenfell Tower fire, but there is frustration that the government has responded too slowly, a new study reveals. Read More

Fire webinar: FIA CEO Ian Moore to present fire market trends on 25 October

Wave 10 of the Market Conditions Survey is the latest annual snapshot of trends in the UK fire sector from The Fire Industry Association (FIA). Read More



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