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FIA annual conference: Entering a new decade in fire safety

Published on 28 January 2010

The 2010 conference offers all delegates the opportunity to hear about the FIA’s plans for the coming year
The FIA's annual conference will bring together both members and non-members from the fire industry
The FIA's annual conference brings together both members and non-members from the fire industry, providing them with a forum to discuss all the latest key issues and topics affecting the fire safety community.

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.

Date: March 25, 2010

Location: The Blades, Sywell Aerodrome, Northampton, Northampton


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

Room 1

11.30-12.00 Modelling and Reconstruction for Fire Investigations

12.00-12.30 FSO Prosecutions: What's happened in the past year

The FIA conference provides a forum to discuss all the latest key issues and topics affecting the fire safety community

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

Room 2

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

16.30 Finish

*Some topics subject to change

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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