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Cuts Made to Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire Authority 

Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes councils have announced that they will be reducing the Fire Authority precept by 1% this year. This statement probably does not mean a lot to many people, so let us explain a little further. In the political world, a precept is a requirement from one organisation that a second organisation should … Continue reading 

Prestigious New Title for Fire Cadet 

After three years serving as a fire cadet with the Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, young Connor Walker has had his efforts recognised with the award of an impressive new title. The 17 year-old from Potton has been named a Lord-Lieutenant’s Fire Cadet – the first title of its kind in the country – awarded … Continue reading 

Fire Alarm Types 

As a house or building fire is potentially one of the most devastating incidents that anyone can experience, most people agree that a modern fire alarm is a necessity. Choosing the most suitable type depends on their particular requirements, so the first step is to be aware of what’s available. There are four main … Continue reading 

High Rise Building Evacuations 

Although being able to provide a safe and quick route out of a building is a major part of fire safety law, it is sometimes difficult to create a universal set of guidelines that apply to all premises. As part of the fire risk assessment that’s required under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, the … Continue reading 

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Staying Safe Over Christmas 

Christmas is the most hectic time of the year for many of us, but we should still take the time to ensure that our personal safety, and that of our loved ones, isn’t put at risk over the course of the festive season. Christmas Tree Safety Care should be taken when bringing a live Christmas … Continue reading 

Fire Alarm Installation: Ask the Professionals 

Fire safety should be an important consideration for any business, whether an office, factory, hospitality or retail environment. Ensuring that correct procedures and equipment are in place with regards to fire safety is, by law (under the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order), the responsibility of the employer/business owner/building manager, referred to in this instance as … Continue reading 

Fire Alarm Testing and the Law 

Fire safety should be an important consideration for any business, whether an office, factory, hospitality or retail environment. Ensuring that correct procedures and equipment are in place with regards to fire safety is, by law (under the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order), the responsibility of the employer/business owner/building manager, referred to in this instance as … Continue reading 

The Importance of Smoke Alarms 

Smoke alarms are a life-saving device that are too often neglected. Many homes have one fitted but forget to test it periodically and replace the batteries yearly. Some houses don’t have any alarms installed, or do have them, but have removed the batteries. It needs to be emphasised how important it is that houses have … Continue reading 

The Dangers of Electrical Fires 

With so many gadgets and related power cables abound in every home and office today, the threat of a fire caused by electricity is a very real one. Whether faulty wiring or an overloaded plug socket, just a spark or two can be enough to ignite a nearby source of fuel and cause a potentially … Continue reading 

Fire Door: How are they Regulated? 

Fire protection is a crucial part of every commercial property’s health and safety setup, reducing the danger to people, possessions and structural elements that fire poses. Consequently, it comes as no surprise that fire safety is an area that is heavily regulated at workplaces across the country, in order to ensure best practice is carried … Continue reading