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Fire Alarm and Evacuations.

How Long Does it Take to React to a Fire Alarm This recent experiment demonstrates reactions to fire alarms and evacuations.  The slow reaction time demonstrates the importance of training, regular evacuation drills and fire wardens. Alan Cox comments on Livefyre that: "This exercise is a replica of a television programme that was screened about […]

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Fire Alarms

Fire Alarms System Classifications A fire alarm system is installed to protect employees, customers, visitors and lastly the building. Everyone depends on this system functioning properly in the event of a fire, acting as an early warning system, enabling safe and timely evacuation. There is a legal obligation to ensure that your fire detection and alarm system is […]

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Are Your Fire Doors Up to Standard?

Are Your Fire Doors Up to Standard? An integral  part of the fire strategy and  essential to protecting your staff. A fire strategy in conjunction with scale drawings, should unambiguously detail the type of fire safety facilities that are to be incorporated within the building, along with their respective specifications. The method of operation of any system (ie […]

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Blaze at Nightclub in Bradford

FIREFIGHTERS from West Yorkshire helped tackle a "spectacular" blaze at a nightclub in Bradford early today. Ten fire engines attended Warehouse, on Sackville Street, at about 2.10am. The fire was on the second floor and in the roof of the three-storey building. Watch commander Mark Rogerson, of Bradford station, said: "When we got there we could […]

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Fire Safety Training - Essential

Fire Safety Training is Essential and a Legal Requirement - FACT! .....and it doesn't need to cost a fortune. There's a perception that training takes up time and money, which probably explains why employers may tried to avoid it. There’s no two ways about it - fire safety training for staff is a legal requirement […]

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Evacuation Drills

Why You Need to Carry Out Evacuation Drills. It's all about practice, practice, practice.  Love or hate them, evacuation drills are important! A fire drill is a simulated emergency procedure which aims to emulate the processes which would be undertaken in the event of a fire or other similar emergency.  It involves creating a situation […]

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Homes Destroyed

Sixty homes destroyed in blaze Dozens of families have been told they "may never be able to enter their homes again" after a major fire destroyed 60 flats in Wigan. About 50 firefighters remain at the six-storey Wharfside block, on Heritage Way, after the blaze broke out on the top floor at about 04:00 BST […]

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£45k fire safety fine

MDS Recycling £45k fire safety fine  A £45k fire safety fine (the largest ever fine) handed to a Welsh company for flouting fire safety regulations has been given to a Torfaen recycling firm. Cwmbran-based MDS Recycling was ordered to pay £45,000 plus £3,207 costs at Cwmbran Magistrates' Court. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service brought the case […]

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Landlord Given Prison Sentence

Landlord Given Prison Sentence Students had to be rescued from the multi-occupancy premises at Nine Tree Hill in Cotham after a fire in January 2012. Landlord Garreth Wilson was found to have breached fire safety regulations and afterwards was handed a four-month suspended prison sentence and told to pay £10,000 costs. But Bristol Crown Court heard […]

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Pallet Yard Blaze

Rainham Pallet Yard Blaze The smoke from the fire yesterday evening at a pallet yard in East Hall Lane.  More than 80 firefighters tackled a huge blaze at a pallet yard yesterday evening. The London Fire Brigade was called at 7.57pm to East Hall Lane, Rainham, where a large stack of pallets and an outer […]

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