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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