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Arup releases a new framework to reduce fire risks in informal settlements

Arup today announces the release of its Framework for Fire Safety in Informal Settlements[1], ahead of the UN International Day for Disaster Reduction. Based on three years of in-depth research, the framework proposes a new way to think about fire risk…

An Inside Look at How Candles are Tested

With an estimated seven out of ten households using candles, testing for safety and performance is a must for candle manufacturers. What appears to be several dozen or more glass candles fill the approximately 12 x 15 room. Overseeing the…

Remembering the Tragedy of 9/11

Today marks the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks which took the innocent lives of so many and left many more in mourning. We will all have our memories of hearing of the multiple events on that fateful day and…

Association for Specialist Fire Protection supports Fire Safety Scotland

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) will be supporting Fire Safety Scotland at the SEC in Glasgow on 12-13 September. In addition to welcoming visitors to its stand, the Association will be hosting a seminar on the first day of the…

London Fire Brigade Concerns That New Government product safety strategy doesn’t address lethal design flaws

While the London Fire Brigade welcomes the Government’s new strategy for product safety, there could still be dangerous products in homes across the UK unless design loopholes are closed up for good. The first strategy for the Office for Product Safety…

UK Member of Parliament James Brokenshire moves to review building regulations fire safety guidance

The UK government has clarified building regulations fire safety guidance, following recommendations made by Dame Judith Hackitt, and is seeking views on the revisions in a consultation launched on Thursday 19 July. The Secretary of State for Communities, Rt Hon James Brokenshire…

Firefighters in Dubai Offer Advice to Residents

Firefighters and Officers from Dubai Civil Defence (DCD) have been out in the community officering advice on home safety. As part of their shift duties, staff have been out in the community meeting with residents to talk about fire safety…

International FIREX Showcases the Best in UK and International Fire Protection Products

Fire Professionals have once again converged on London’s Excel for this year’s International FireEx. The event, which is combined with Security, Facilities Management and Health and Safety, provides a showcase for manufacturers and suppliers alongside seminars and workshops for professionals in…

Team from MDM Set Up and Ready to Meet Delegates at The NFPA Conference and Expo in Las Vegas

MDM has Group Editor, Duncan White and International Sales Representative, Mark Bathard are attending the 2018 NFPA Conference and Expo at Mandalay Bay Convention Centre in Las Vegas this week. The NFPA Conference & Expo® is one of the world’s biggest and…

FIA releases specialist advanced unit of qualification pathway

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has released the Advanced Installer unit of the new qualification pathway.  The unit forms one of the four units of the qualification that must be undertaken in order to become fully qualified in installing fire detection…

Effective Evacuation and Swift Firefighting Actions Avert Major Fire at Newquay Hotel

An iconic hotel on the cliffs of Newquay in Cornwall was the scene of a fire that provides testimony to the value of the Fire and Rescue Service phrase ‘Prevention, Protection, Response’. The benefits of each of the three elements…

Insurers publish new recommendations for sourcing fire safety products and services

A new free document published by insurers through RISCAuthority research scheme aims to provide independent, explanatory guidance to end-users, assisting them to obtain reliable, high-quality fire safety products and services. It also provides understanding on the terms and procedures to…

FIA Highlights Details Of A Leaked Report About Refurbishment Work at Grenfell

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has highlighted a leaked report which blames refurbishment issues at Grenfell Tower, details of which have been published by London Newspapers. Further details can be found here www.fia.uk.com/news/leaked-report Image for illustration. Picture from MDM Library.

Somerset school, is recognised for its commitment to local community

A Somerset school has been presented with a Special Recognition Award by Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service. Millfield has employed one of the Service’s crew managers for more than 16 years plus several other firefighters in Street and…

Johnson Controls announces the Tyco® EG-25 Sprinkler Guard

Johnson Controls has announced that its Tyco® EG-25 Sprinkler Guard is the first FM-approved guard on the market to meet FM Global design guidelines and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements for using a listed guard in areas where sprinklers…

£260m Retail Complex in Bradford Protected by Advanced Panels

Meyer Bergman’s £260 million shopping and leisure complex, The Broadway, in Bradford, UK, is being protected by industry-leading fire panels from Advanced. The Broadway is the latest UK retail venture for Meyer Bergman, which also owns The Bentall Centre in…

Trelleborg Launches Next Generation Firestop™ Material

Trelleborg’s offshore operation launches its next-generation Firestop™ material. The newly developed fire-resistant material is thinner and lighter than any current passive fire protection materials available to the market. Ben Erik Jansen, Business Development Director with Trelleborg’s offshore operation based in…

NOFIRNO successfully tested for fire-resistance when used to seal openings in floors and walls

The risk of falling is one of the most common causes of an industrial accident. A fall through an opening in a workplace floor is no longer an exception. Openings, together with gaps and joints also form a natural flue…

FIM Expo: Connecting those interested in Fire Detection & Alarm Systems

It’s now two months until Fire Industry Manufacturers (FIM) Expo, Wednesday 25th April 2018. This time the FIM Expo will take place at Ashton Gate Stadium which is the home of Bristol City F.C. and Bristol Rugby. Organised by the Fire…

FPA New Zealand ‘Get it Right’ Sprinkler Seminars – Last Chance to Register

We are pleased to announce the start of the “Get it Right Training Seminar Series” for 2018 however, spaces are very limited and have just about sold out in all three locations.  Please register your place asap to avoid disappointment.…

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