Sprinklers : A race to the bottom

So the consultation for making the requirement for reducing the threshold for sprinkler installations in building from 30 metres to 18m is winding up.

Fire and Rescue Incident Command book launch

This book provides a comprehensive guide to incident ground operations, from small house fires and road traffic accidents, to widespread wildfires, high-rise operations and major transport disasters.

Another Near Miss in a Block of Flats

The fire at Barking Reach, London once again shows that there is a systemic problem with the way that fire safety in the residential sector is still not being addressed despite the tragedy of Grenfell Tower and other recent near misses. With ambitions to build up to 300,000 new homes in the UK every year, […]

The Unforeseen Price of Success

Fire and rescue services had phenomenal success in recent years in reducing the number of fires, injuries and deaths. The success has been achieved against a background of reducing resources including a 17% reduction in the number of firefighters at the sharp end. There is a perception that workforce itself has become safer as a […]