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Fire alarm engineer fined after care home blaze
IN WHAT is being seen as a landmark prosecution, a fire alarm engineer has been ordered to pay £11,000 for failing to maintain a fire alarm in a care home in Manchester, England.Read More
Minister calls time on FireControl project
THE controversial FireControl project is to be scrapped after the UK Government and the project’s main contractor concluded that it cannot be delivered to an acceptable timeframe.Read More
Furniture campaign reveals alarming ignition tests
THE ALLIANCE for Consumer Fire Safety in Europe (ACFSE) has launched a new campaign for a common furniture fire safety standard across Europe.Read More
Cigarette manufacturers prepare for move to new European fire safety standard
ALL CIGARETTES sold across Europe will have to meet a new European standard for fire safety later this year.Read More
Independent review looks to reshape fire and rescue provision
THE GOVERNMENT is currently considering the findings of the independent Fire Futures review, as part of a major overhaul of the fire and rescue sector in England.Read More
Bangladesh high-rise factory blaze
A GOVERNMENT inquiry is investigating a fire at an 11-storey sportwear factory in Bangladesh which claimed the lives of at least 27 people and injured 50 others. The incident happened at the Ha-Meem Group’s production complex in Ashulia, near Dhaka, on 15 December.Read More