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Fire Authority Chairman Andrew Backhouse requests report to increase crewing of Tactical Response Vehicles

The Fire Brigades Union has expressed safety concerns about crewing TRVs with fewer than 4  Due to long standing safety concerns of The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) about crewing TRVs with fewer than 4 firefighters, and more recently concerns having been raised by local MPs on behalf of their constituents, the Fire Authority’s new Chairman, Councillor Andrew Backhouse, has asked officers to produce a report to increase crewing of TRVs at Malton, Tadcaster, Northallerto...

Laidlaw explains how correct fire door hardware can save lives

2017 has sadly provided a litany of high profile fire-related disasters and brought the need and awareness for better fire safety to the forefront of everyone’s mind. Fire doors are critical Fire Door Safety Week (September 25 – October 1), is a timely opportunity to bring to light the critically important role of fire doors in building fire safety and to remind responsible individuals of the legal requirements and to give tips and guidelines to reinforce this c...

Council housing residents receive fire door safety award

The campaign managed to reach more than 500 local residents with information on fire door safety A local fire door safety campaign to inspire hope and raise awareness of fire safety in Southend-on-Sea following the tragic death of a mum-to-be, is one of three initiatives to receive awards this month from the British Woodworking Federation (BWF). Rutendo Chitiga and Terry Brown from the Balmoral Estate Tenants Association in Southend-on-Sea organised a week long fire safety ca...

Record numbers participate in fifth annual 9/11 memorial stair climb

The event paid tribute to the firefighters who served at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 Northeast Wisconsin and its surrounding communities turned out in large numbers earlier today to participate in and support the fifth annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at historic Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. A total of 2,169 area residents, firefighters, and local businesses came together to pay tribute to all of the firefighters who served, and to those who sacrifi...

MBP Education Day: A focus on fire and the role of fire doors

The Education Day aims to promote the role of fire doors in fire safety Midland Building Products Ltd (MBP) and Fire & Acoustic Seals Ltd are hosting a customer ‘Education Day’ on 20th September to promote the very important role of fire doors in fire safety. The day will put fire doors firmly ‘in focus’, and guest speakers will be delivering a series of CPD-Accredited workshops on topics such as fire and smoke seals; installation and inspecti...

Fire safety in tower blocks is an “endemic problem” say Grenfell Tower campaigners

The BWF has also carried out FOI research which suggests worrying problems in other London tower blocks Less than a year since fire door safety campaigners turned a spotlight on high rise tower blocks, the country wakes to news of the devastating inferno at Grenfell Tower, West London. Endemic fire safety problem Hannah Mansell, chair of the Passive Fire Protection Forum, trustee of the Children’s Burns Trust and spokesperson for the BWF’s Fire Door Safety W...

Laidlaw supports Fire Door Safety Week 2017 by spreading fire safety information and education

Laidlaw are passionate about the fact that selecting the correct fire door hardware can save lives Fire doors are a crucial part of the passive fire protection of every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building. They save lives and property. Fire safety information and education on this topic is so important and this is why Laidlaw endorses Fire Door Safety Week this September, raising awareness of the critical role of the fire door. With over 3 million new fire door...

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spreads fire safety awareness for NFCC UK Business Safety Week 2017

The events will cover fire-related topics like risk assessment, safety arrangements, general precautions, staff training, maintenance and testing North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service will be offering businesses safety messages as part of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) UK Business Safety Week 2017. The week runs from 11th - 17th September and aims to make sure businesses and their staff have the information they need to prevent, protect and respond to fire incident...

Local Government Association responds to results of the latest fire safety tests

Councils will continue to do whatever it takes to ensure residents are all safe in their homes Responding to the results of the latest fire safety tests on systems of cladding and insulation and an independent review of building regulations, Lord Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association, said: “Of the high-rise blocks affected by these latest fire safety tests, nine are owned by Salford Council which continues to work hard to remove and replace the cladding...

Fire Authority issues statement in response to launch of Police and Crime Commissioner business case

The Fire Authority’s proposed model of governance would deliver greater collaboration with a range of partners, including the police The Fire Authority Chair, Councilors Backhouse, has issued the following statement, setting out the Fire Authority’s position: The Fire Authority considers that the PCC has not set out an evidenced case for an irreversible transfer of governance from the Fire Authority to the PCC. Instead we believe it would be better if the PCC were...

Dr. Simon Bennett of University of Leicester makes case for ‘wide-ranging’ investigation for Grenfell Tower

History demonstrates a link between a public inquiry's impact and its terms of reference A University of Leicester expert in security and disaster management has welcomed the Government’s announcement of a public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, arguing that history has shown that public-spirited officials can be successful in holding those responsible to account. Making case for ‘wide-ranging’ investigation Dr. Simon Bennett, Director of the Civil Saf...

The Emergency Services Show 2017 to display fleet solutions from over 400 organisations

Emergency and rescue vehicles of virtually every type will be on display throughout the indoor and outdoor exhibition areas Vehicles and vehicle equipment for the Emergency Services and allied organisations will be prominent among the displays of more than 400 organisations exhibiting at The Emergency Services Show, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham on 20 and 21 September. The UK’s biggest emergency services event, the show is the perfect place to research the latest p...

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