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.

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 […]

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 […]

Fire and Rescue Degree : 100% student satisfaction

            The University of Wolverhampton’s Fire and Rescue Degree Program has been given 100% by  third year students in the 2017/18 National Students Survey. The course was also ranked 3rd out of 400 +  courses run at the University in the survey.  Many students have now joined fire and rescue […]

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 […]