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…

Multi-Sensor Detectors And False Alarm Reduction

In a recent post on their website, Detectortesters looked at the rise in popularity of multi-sensor detectors. A Twitter poll*, ran by Detectortesters, supported the theory of a rise in popularity with 73% of respondents testing at least the same…

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…

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…

Surprising market trends revealed in FIA Survey

The FIA (Fire Industry Association) has released the results of the Market Conditions Survey, Wave 8.  This survey is a snapshot of the current trends within the fire industry nationwide.  Each Wave is conducted every 6 months.  Wave 8 reveals…

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…

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.…

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

It’s now only a few weeks until FIM Expo at the Madejski Stadium, home of Reading Football Club, on Wednesday 5th April. Organised by the Fire Industry Association (FIA), FIM Expo features many of the UK’s leading fire detection and…

The FIA reports a positive year for the Organisation

The Fire Industry Association’s (FIA) prestigious Annual General Meeting and lunch was met with great aplomb last week. The event, held at the stylish London Hilton Bankside Hotel – just a short walk from such famous locations as the London…

Leading trade associations sign memorandum of understanding

On the 11th August 2016, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and the Telecare Services Association (TSA), signed a memorandum of understanding for a period of 3 years. The three leading trade associations for the…

Do you know your fire safety signs?

Are you a sales or service technician, Fire Risk Assessor, Facilities Manager, or Fire System Designer? Involved with the specification, sale and installation of fire safety signs? Or just not sure about what signs you need and where to put…

FIA Celebrates Double Anniversary: 100 Years of History

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) celebrates a double anniversary with a special honorary event held at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London. It was hosted by Sir David Amess MP (Conservative), Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Fire Safety &…

Get your CPD hours at FIM Expo

The next FIM Expo takes place on Wednesday, 27th April at Leeds United Football Club, Elland Road in Leeds. Organised by the Fire Industry Association (FIA), FIM Expo features many of the UK’s leading fire detection and alarm manufacturers and…

UK Water Mist Seminar 2016 a huge success

The British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA), the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and the International Water Mist Association (IWMA) had joined forces to organize the UK Water Mist Seminar 2016. The CPD-accredited event took place at BRE in Watford on…

FIM Expo Goes Racing

The Fire Industry Manufacturers’ (FIM) Expo is heading to Newmarket this Autumn with a one-day stop on Wednesday 14th October at Rowley Mile Racecourse in Newmarket Organised by the Fire Industry Association (FIA), FIM Expo features many of the UK’s…

BS 5839-1:2013 and BS 5839-6:2013 – What’s changed?

FIA Technical Manager Phil Martin looks at some of the more significant changes introduced in the new standards and some of the reasons behind them. Part One BS 5839-1:2002 was updated with amendment A1 in 2004 and then amendment A2…

Multi-agent Research into False Alarms

BRE Global has partnered with the Association of British Insurers (ABI), British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE), the CBRE Group, CS Todd & Associates Ltd, the Fire Industry Association (FIA), Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service…

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