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Fire safety advice for tenants within flats

Following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire, it is understandable that tenants living in blocks of flats are concerned about fire safety within the building and whether their landlord is doing their best to protect them if a fire was to break out. If you are a tenant living in a flat, your landlord has the…

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Landlord fined for ‘potentially lethal’ student house

A London landlord has been ordered to pay £4,485.17 for breaching legislations that are designed to protect the student tenants in his property in Birmingham. Despite many requests to the landlord, issues around the property were not resolved and the property remained in a state of disrepair. A full investigation into the property was launched…

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999 Emergency Number celebrates 80th anniversary

The 999 service that we know today, was first set up 80 years ago on 30th June, 1937 – marking an unprecedented change in how the public can call for help. The service was introduced to help call handlers separate emergency calls from routine police reports. It is understood that the change was introduced following…

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5-step Fire Risk Assessment checklist

Since the introduction of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Fire Risk Assessment have become a legal requirement as well as the most important undertaking within a building as regards to fire risk. The changes in legislation places the accountability for fire safety upon the person (or persons) responsible for the building in question,…

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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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