Fire and Rescue Service


40 schools a month hit by fires in the past year

A recent study from Zurich Municipal reveals 480 primary and secondary schools endured fires in 2019, a staggering 40 incidents every month. Zurich inspected 1,000 schools, finding two thirds were rated with ‘poor’ fire protection measures. Read More

Business owner convicted after ignoring notices

A mechanic and landlord based in Kent has been sentenced after refusing to comply with enforcement notices issued by the HSE and Kent Fire and Rescue Service to protect workers and tenants from injury. Read More

Welsh Government invites responses to role of Fire & Rescue Authorities in planning applications

The Welsh Government is inviting views on proposals to make Fire and Rescue Authorities (FRAs) statutory consultees on planning applications relating to specified developments. Read More

Contractor fined for student block fire safety failings

The main contractor was among three firms ordered to pay fines totalling £670,000 after admitting fire safety failings at a building used for student accommodation in Leeds. Read More

WISH launches new guidance on waste fires

New guidance that provides advice and standards for the waste and recycling sector on how to reduce fire risk has Read More



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