Artemis TDL are pleased to announce that they will be delivering incident command revalidation courses (ICL 1 – ICL4) from January 2022 which will allow services to have staff formally accredited for the first time. Artemis TDL has been delivering revalidation courses for over 8 years and welcome the introduction of  formal recognition for delegates […]

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.

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 […]

Nothing New Under the Sun: Grenfell Tower 2017 and Summerland 1973

  Despite the claims that the fire at Grenfell Tower was “unprecedented”, the facts tend to disproved this assertion. Instead, we find that while the consequences were  unusually bad  almost all of the issues being raised in the media and the inquiry have occurred at other incidents previously. If we look at the fire at […]

Grenfell Tower: Some Considerations

As the enquiry starts to make its way through the labyrinth of material to try to understand what has gone wrong and how to prevent such disaster happening again, I tried to clarify what some of the problems are and how we arrived at this state of confusion with the regulations and if there are […]

Grenfell Tower Inquiry Begins

As the Grenfell Tower Inquiry begins, there is likely to be suggestions from some, that the events of 14th June 2017, were “unavoidable” or “unforeseeable”. This article published in “Fire Magazine” in January 2014, shows that the reality is somewhat different and that this tragedy could have been foreseen years ago.  As an overview of […]

Delivering Management Training for the Aviation Industry

The Artemis Leadership and Management Development Team have been busy delivering leadership training to a dozen senior managers from a wide range of airports across the UK and Falkland Islands. Skills for Justice Level 5 Course The level 5 course in Fire Service Operational Management is accredited by Skills for Justice Awards. The course covers […]

Changing educational requirements mean a very different FRS…


The educational requirements for UK public services have changed continually over the last decade or so. However, there has been nothing to compare with the shift in requirements being introduced to the police and FRS. Complex role Recognising the complex role that the police now play in society, by 2020 constables will need to have […]

New year, new communities

Home safety check

As we enter a new year, it’s time to reflect not only on the tragedies of the recent past but also some of the successes. As part of wider safety and health agendas, the FRS has been remarkably adaptable to its role. New year opportunities Looking over the past two decades, firefighters have helped reduce […]