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Fire Excellence Awards 2009 – open for entries

Published on 27 January 2009

Entries to the Fire Excellence Awards 2009 are now open. In association with the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and running alongside Fire & Rescue 2009 and International Firex shows, the awards celebrate and acknowledge excellence in fire safety engineering, product design and innovation, and highly skilled fire and rescue practise.

The awards, which will be presented at a ceremony on Tuesday 12 May at Hilton Birmingham Metropole, are further supported by the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA), the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) and the Fire Protection Association (FPA).

In total, 12 awards will be handed out in the following categories:

  • FIA Product Innovation
  • FIA Export Innovation
  • Fire Safety Manager
  • Fire Safety Equipment Installer - Active
  • Fire Safety Equipment Installer - Passive
  • FSE Fire Safety Engineering
  • FSE Project Design
  • Contribution to Community Fire Safety - Individual
  • Contribution to Community Fire Safety - Team
  • Contribution to Community Fire Safety - Corporate
  • Outstanding Action - Fire and Rescue Service
  • Outstanding Action - Civilian

Industry renowned names will be judging the entries this year include: Graham Ellicott - Fire Industry Association, Carol Atkinson - BRE Global, Wilf Butcher - Association for Specialist Fire Protection, Iain Cox - Chief Fire Officers Association, Dr. Jim Glockling - Fire Protection Association and John Northey.

James Blue, Director of Fire & Security at UBM Live, organisers of the Fire Excellence Awards 2009, comments: "The Fire Excellence Awards is an important date in the fire industry's calendar. We are grateful for the opportunity to honour those who have excelled in fire safety, whether it be through product or practice, over the last 12 months. With over 700 attendees expected including a number of leading figures in the fire industry, it is certainly not a night to be missed."

To enter the awards or book your tickets, please visit or Alternatively, please contact Claire Bradshaw on +44 (0)20 7921 8359 or email:

The Fire Excellence Awards 2009 are running alongside International Firex and Fire & Rescue 2009, which are co-located with IFSEC, The Facilities Show and Safety & Health Expo at NEC Birmingham from 11-14 May 2009. For more information on the awards or the events and to register for free entry, please visit or

Companies interested in exhibiting at either International Firex or Fire & Rescue 2009 or sponsoring the Awards should contact Peter Poole on +44 (0)20 7921 8342 or email:


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