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What is a Carbon Dioxide fire extinguisher?

You may think there’s just one or two different types of fire extinguishers, when in fact there are many different types to combat the many different fires that can be caused, such as: ordinary combustible fires, flammable liquid and gas fires, live electrical fires and more. So have you any idea what fire is extinguished…

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Fire control room chaos puts lives at risk

Fire control rooms are amid chaos due to technical difficulties, putting lives at risk. Staff have reported that screens are often freezing whilst taking emergency calls, fire crews are being sent to the wrong addresses and handlers are unable to dispatch fire engines due to the IT system not recognizing locations. The report comes shortly…

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Landlord faces £250,000 record fine

A management firm and corporate landlord are facing staggering record fines of £250,000, following a flat fire that saw thirteen people rescued. Eight fire engines and more than 60 firefighters were called out to tackle the blaze that broke out during the early hours of the 21st February 2011. A total of thirteen people had…

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First it was Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit… Now it’s Beko!

It may just be the time to give up and ditch the dryers! Yet another fire safety alert has been raised for around 3,450 condenser dryers as they could now pose a fire risk due to an overheating compartment. The recall includes five Beko and Blomberg 8kg and 9kg capacity dryers sold between May and…

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Top 10 benefits of online training for employers

Here at Fire FM we offer an extensive range of online training courses, ranging from fire safety to asbestos training to safeguarding of children and adults, so what’s not to love when all of these courses are at your fingertips? Sometimes online training receives a bad name, but there are so many positives to training…

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London Mayor to ‘name and shame’ rogue landlords

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has recently announced that criminal landlords who exploit their tenants will be named and shamed on a new online database to protect the private renters of London. The new database will be created in partnership with the London boroughs and published on the Mayor’s website for all to see….

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Vacancies at FireFM

We are currently recruiting for a number of vacancies including multiple fire alarm engineer positions and also now due to internal promotions we have two apprenticeship placements available. If you are interested in either of these roles, please give us a call on 01582 668500 to find out more.

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Arson proof letterboxes to battle hate crime

Firefighters are fitting over 400 arson proof letterboxes across south-east London in a pilot scheme that aims to protect victims of domestic abuse and hate crimes. The funding for the scheme came from the Brigade’s Community Safety Investment Fund in efforts to protect anyone within the community facing the risk of arson. The fire crew…

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999: What’s your livestream?

People who are asking for the Fire Brigade in some counties across the UK are being urged to livestream the event unfolding on their mobile phone so the emergency services can evaluate the situation and know how to respond. The service, called 999EYE, will send a text to the person dialing 999 that contains a…

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