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Copyright International Fire Protection 2016

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) wishes to convey its sincere condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower tragedy and to pay tribute to the bravery and professionalism of the fire service. The incident highlights a number of

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection, the leading trade association representing the passive fire protection sector in the UK and Ireland, is seeking a part-time Technical Officer. The Technical Officer is responsible for the drafting, upkeep and revision of all the Association’s technical publications which include

In the September issue of IFP, the ASFP outlined the lessons learned from its interactive question time event, held during Firex International in London earlier this year. This well-attended event, entitled ‘A Question of Safety’, consisted of a panel of specialists; each representing a different

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection assembled together key experts from across the entire construction process to answer audience questions and concerns about fire protection. ASFP CEO Wilf Butcher chaired the session. The interactive question time event, held on 22 June during Firex International, allowed visitors

In the wake of The Address Downtown Dubai hotel fire and other high profile fires in tall buildings, Niall Rowan outlines the Association for Specialist Fire Protection’s initiatives to provide an affordable fire test for manufacturers of cavity barriers used in façades and rain screens. Another

The ASSOCIATION FOR SPECIALIST FIRE PROTECTION (ASFP) has published the 2nd edition of its Best Practice Guide in Passive Fire Protection, which contains comprehensive information about the installation, specification, commissioning and purchasing of passive fire protection. The Guide defines the roles and responsibilities of professionals with

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection has published a new edition of its ‘Yellow Book’ guide to fire protection for structural steel in buildings. Fire protection to structural steelwork plays an essential role in ensuring that buildings will not collapse prematurely in the event of a

The UK’s Association of Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has published three new guidance notes.  ASFP Advisory Note Six addresses the use of firestopping components from different manufacturers/systems; Advisory Note Seven covers horizontal linear gap seals used in curtain walling systems; and Advisory Note Eight considers

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has launched its new passive fire protection awareness training programme. Emphasising the importance of professional expertise and requirements for approved installers and contractors, the new programme is designed to up-skill the supply chain involved in the installation of passive

There are many elements to consider when attempting to prevent and control fire within the built environment. The triangle of fire is a well-recognised and understood model for determining the constituent parts necessary to create and sustain a fire. If any one of the three key