Notre Dame


How much of a fire risk are the Houses of Parliament?

Guy Fawkes, the Great Fire, V for Vendetta: the image of the Houses of Parliament on fire – or Palace of Westminster, if you prefer – is an evocative one. James Beale, Operations manager, Invicta Fire Protection, spoke to IFSEC Global about the potential damage a fire could cause. Read More

Environmental consequences of the Notre Dame blaze

Following the fire which ripped through the 850-year-old Parisian cathedral, devastating the roof and causing the spire to collapse, reports have emerged about the potential threat of lead poisoning to local residents. Read More

Fighting fires with the help of drones

The tragic fire that threatened to completely destroy Paris’s Notre Dame cathedral in April this year was a stark reminder of the immense dangers that firefighters face, and the unique, complex set of challenges that each fire presents. Read More

3 fire protection lessons from Notre Dame and other heritage fires

The devastating fire at Notre Dame in April was the latest in a spate of fires that has caused severe Read More

Notre Dame wake-up call: The dos and don’ts of protecting heritage buildings

The Notre Dame blaze has been described as a 'wake-up call' for the guardians of the Palace of Westminster, with restoration works on the crumbling structure not due to start until the mid-2020s. Read More



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