FIA Survey reveals impact of Grenfell Tower, Brexit, and ‘cutting corners’ on fire industry

The FIA (Fire Industry Association) has released the results of the Market Conditions Survey, Wave 10.  This survey is a snapshot of the current trends within the fire industry nationwide.  Each Wave is conducted annually.  Wave 10 reveals the impact…

Traders Warehouse Strikes Exclusive Distribution Deal with Comelit Fire Division

Traders Warehouse is the exclusive distribution partner of choice, across all five UK branches, to offer Comelit Group’s new state-of-the-art fire detection solutions. The leading security distribution group, already a Comelit Gold Partner, has enhanced its product portfolio by introducing…

Advanced Maintainer course from the qualification pathway re-released

FIA’s Fire Detection and Alarm Advanced Maintainer unit available to book now The Fire Industry Association has re-launched the fire detection and alarms Advance Maintainer unit of the qualification pathway, which is available to book now. This unit forms one…

Free seminar on BS 5839-1: 2017 at FIM Expo

FIA’s Technical Manager Will Lloyd to present Two free seminars on BS 5839-1:2017 will be available to attendees of this year’s FIM Expo, 4th October 2018 in Doncaster. The seminar will be presented by FIA Technical Manager, Will Lloyd. The…

Fire Industry Association to assess current fire industry market conditions

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) – the UK’s largest trade association for the fire safety sector – is to carry out a large-scale survey to assess the current market conditions within the UK fire market. The survey, which is conducted…

Comelit Fires Up New Division With FIA Membership

Comelit UK has become a member of the prominent Fire Industry Association (FIA,) following the introduction of its new fire division, designed to complement its renowned security portfolio. The Italian door entry manufacturer, known for its high specification solutions, now…

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…

The FIA responds to the Hackitt’s review

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) welcomes Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety. We, amongst others, have been pushing for years for changes in the regulatory environment and competency levels in the fire safety industry. The…

Two new courses from the qualification pathway released

FIA Launches Health & Safety plus the Environmental units The Fire Industry Association is delighted to announce that two new courses are now available to book under the ‘Training’ tab of the website. This will no doubt please those who…

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.

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…

FIA Publish New technical documents on BS 7273-4:2015

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has produced two new documents to help you get up to speed with the latest changes to BS 7273-4:2015. The standard recommends how to actuate mechanisms that unlock, release or open doors in the event of a…

Fire Sector Organisations Share Positive View of the interim report from the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

The Fire Sector Federation, Door & Hardware Federation and Fire Industry Association have joined the Institution of Fire Engineers in voicing their support for the interim report from Dame Judith Hackitt in relation to the Independent Review of Building Regulations…

Help the Fire Industry Association improve Portable Fire Extinguisher Standards and Guidance

Your Help is Requested to Complete the Following Important  Survey The FIA are asking those that work in the portable fire extinguisher services sector to complete a short survey designed to find out exactly how portable fire extinguishers have been…

London council pledges £10m for fire safety improvements

Councillors at Brent Council have approved plans for an extra £10 million to be spent on improving fire safety improvements in high-rise blocks in the borough. Building across the borough will receive new sprinkler systems, smoke detectors and fire alarms,…

What the industry needs now, is qualifications

Everyone seems to be talking about Brexit right now. With the elections coming up on June 8th, and local elections happening as I type (a vote for every key strike), it’s only natural that we are all wondering what will happen…

FIA reveals new qualifications for the fire detection and alarm sector

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has revealed today that it will be offering four new qualifications for the fire detection and alarm sector, available to book from early July. The four new qualifications are designed to reflect the four main…

FIA to launch new qualifications at FIREX

New qualifications in Fire Detection & Alarm Systems are to be launched by the Fire Industry Association (FIA) at FIREX International this year.   The Association will be holding seminars and workshops on each day of the expo to help…

Henan Province Civil Air Defence Visits the FIA

Engaging with external organisations comprises a vital element of the work that the Export Council carries out. Domestically, we liaise with the Department of International Trade, the Home Office and the Cabinet Office and are active on the Joint International…

Fire Industry Association releases mini documentary – the need for qualified fire alarm technicians

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has released a mini-documentary video on its YouTube channel and website called ‘The need for qualified fire alarm technicians explained in 9 minutes’.  In just 9 short minutes, the video aims to do just that.…

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