Fire & Emergency


‘Toxic culture’ in English fire services, according to new report

Fire services in England suffer from a "toxic" culture, with some firefighters not treating colleagues with "enough humanity". Read More

Cladding manufacturer holds fire tests to prove panel safety

A cladding manufacturer has undertaken a series of ‘real life’ tests to prove that it’s cladding products do not burn. Read More

Only 15% of newly-built schools in the UK are fitted with sprinklers

iHASCO, a provider of health and safety eLearning, is urging education institutions to tackle fire hazards with the launch of its updated Fire Awareness course. Read More

Grenfell Tower fire: Further criticism placed on London Fire Brigade, described as ‘slow’ and ‘wasteful’ in new report

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

Andy Roe appointed as London’s new Fire Commissioner

Former British Army officer Andy Roe will take over as the head of London Fire Brigade (LFB) on 1 January 2020. Read More

Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2019: Winners revealed

This year’s Security & Fire Excellence Awards took place at the on Park Lane last evening (Wednesday 20 November), with awards focused on a wide variety of achievements across the industry. Find out all of the night’s winners below! Read More

Bolton fire: ‘A reminder of the depth of issues within England’s building regulations and fire-safety regime’

In the aftermath of a fire which ripped through a block of student flats in Bolton on Friday night, a fire safety expert has said that sound understanding of building and fire science is needed. Meanwhile, Greater Manchester’s mayor has called the cladding on building a cause for ‘concern’. Read More

The 5 biggest workplace fire hazards

Fires can happen pretty much anywhere but are particularly common in the workplace. In the UK, there are approximately 16,000 non-residential fires reported each year, and a large proportion of these are found to take place at work. Read More

Can you spot the 13 hidden fire risks?

The ordinary family home is full of fire hazards. From faulty electrics to unattended flames, many of us ignore the threats all around us, and take our own safety for granted. Read More

Firework safety: Staying safe on fireworks night

We are warned every year of the dangers of fireworks and how much damage they can do if they aren’t properly controlled. Here are some tips on some tips on firework safety and how to ensure a safe event. Read More



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