Hereford propose shared Fire and Police station

We always keep a watch on industry news and this in particular caught our eye.  Herefordshire County have proposed to move to a shared facility for their police and Fire & rescue services.  This would be the first of its kind in this area and a real innovative idea by the council. Assistant Chief Fire…

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Its Brand protection, but not as you know it

The Brand museum in London is relocating to a new historic building in London called the London Lighthouse – giving the amazing museum more room to expand.  A museum developed for displaying brands at their best and worst over decades including Rimmel cosmetics from the 1890s, First World War Oxo Cubes, Mars Bars, Rolos and…

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Another breach gets a hefty fine

It’s all too common now, but there was another story in the press about a pub landlord in Nottingham with severe breach of fire regulations. The offences included a failure to provide the premises with adequate fire-fighting equipment, detectors and alarms, failure to review the Fire Risk Assessment, and failure to ensure that people could…

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Fire FM start university installations – taking the dorms by storm!

The Fire FM team love a challenge, so when they were asked to work with the London School of Economics residential dorms in Butlers Wharf they couldn’t wait to start! Being used to working with the educational sector Fire FM understand the restrictions of disturbance to students, but in a residential environment this challenge becomes…

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What happens when you use the wrong extinguisher?

When choosing your extinguishers it is so important that you get the right one.  That is why we prepared our guide to extinguishers https://www.firefm.com/blog/different-types-of-fire-extinguishers-part-1-of-2/ But we also get asked a lot ‘what are the consequences of using the wrong extinguisher’, so we thought we would give some examples of the ramifications Water and oil don’t…

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It’s all about starting the new school year fire safe, thanks to Fire FM!

With 487,000 reported incidents from the local authority fire services in England alone, and over 635 fires in schools reported in 2013, it’s no wonder educational establishments are taking their fire safety seriously by investing in state of the art systems to suit their requirements.  Fire FM are proud to confirm they have completed a…

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Fire Safety in the Workplace

Fire and Rescue Services in Great Britain attended 212,500 fires in 2013-14 with More than a third of fire deaths in non-domestic buildings were caused by smokers’ materials or cigarette lighters with over 22,200 recorded fires were non domestic . That is serious stats to consider when planning your fire precautions.  At Fire FM we…

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Fire Safety Signage

According to the HSE regulation guidelines the definition of a fire safety sign is: “102 A fire safety sign is defined in regulation 2(1) as a sign (including an illuminated sign or an acoustic signal) which: (a) provides information on escape routes and emergency exits in case of fire; (b) provides information on the identification…

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Fire Fighters to access homes in emergencies

A role traditionally undertaken by the police force could now be handled by fire crews.  Surrey firefighters are stepping in to help ambulance crews gain quick access to the homes of patients who are critically ill and unable to open their doors to paramedics. They have taken on a new role gaining entry to locked…

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Woking Landlord fined £7000

A word of warning for all landlords… A Woking landlord was prosecuted after providing false documents and endangering the lives of his tenants. Pervez Akhtar, who rented a three storey house to a number of tenants in Woking, was fined £7000 and ordered to undertake 200 hours of unpaid work. The property was also poorly…

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