FIA annual conference: Entering a new decade in fire safety
Published on 28 January 2010
As we enter a new decade, the 2010 conference offers all delegates the opportunity to hear about the FIA's plans for the coming year as well as gain a valuable insight from our guest speaker Les Byrom, Chairman for the Business & Community Safety Forum. The format of the day then moves into a series of half hour presentations across two rooms, allowing delegates to choose which seminar sessions are most relevant to them, before finishing up with an open networking session.
09.30-10.00 Registration with tea & coffee
10.00-10.05 Welcome & Introduction by Martin Harvey, FIA Chairman
10.05-10.40 The FIA's achievements in 2009 and our 2010 plans
10.40-11.00 Keynote speech by Les Byrom, Business & Community Safety Forum Chairman
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.00 Modelling and Reconstruction for Fire Investigations
12.00-12.30 FSO Prosecutions: What's happened in the past year
12.30-13.00 Services Directive: What does it mean to FIA members?
13.00-14.00 Lunch with The Blades display
14.00-14.30 Apprenticeships: A teacher's point of view
14.30-15.00 IFE Registration/Proof of Competence: A joint venture
15.00-15.30 FIA Fire Risk Assessment Membership Criteria: Presenting the new BAFE Scheme
11.30-12.00 FIA Guidance Papers: How they are produced and what are the latest ones
12.00-12.30 Water Mist Systems: Installation and real world applications
12.30-13.00 Visual Alarm Devices: Case studies in the field of VAD
13.00-14.00 ‘Over & Under' Pressure Venting
14.00-14.30 F-Gas: An update for stakeholders
14.30-15.00 Foams: A technical presentation on bio fuels/class A
15.30-16.30 Open Networking session with tea & coffee
The venue for this year's conference is the base for The Blades aerobatic team at Sywell Aerodrome near Northampton. The Blades is the world's only globally-accredited aerobatic airline and its pilots are all either ex-RAF or Red Arrows. Not only are the Blades hosting the day, they will also be wowing delegates with a 15 minute display during lunch!
The combination of technical content, unique venue and lunchtime entertainment makes this the not-to-be-missed event of the year!
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