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Fire safety and competency in the post-Grenfell era

Dr Dave Smith, export manager of the Fire Industry Association, looks at the changing landscape for competency in the wake of the Grenfell disaster and Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of fire safety and the Building Regulations.
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Change in Building Regulations could cost millions if not followed

New fire protection regulations are now in force. Jon Pagan, director of fire safety engineering at FIA, looks at what they mean for the construction industry
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How to ace the Foundation course Qualification Pathway examination

FIA trainer Mark Stubbs teaches you the tips and tricks that have worked for other people taking the Fire Industry Association’s Foundation course.
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Codes of practice – BS 7273-4: 2015 explained

Reading and understanding standards and codes of practice is the fire industry professional’s bread and butter – but sometimes there are issues.
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BAFE, BREXIT, and Grenfell: The three things the fire industry worries...

Trends within the fire industry point to uncertainty, the FIA discusses the issues of rising costs and a component shortage in the wake of recent events
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Advanced Maintainer course from the qualification pathway available now

You can now book FIA’s Fire Detection and Alarm Advanced Maintainer unit!
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The 7 facts you need to know about the new fire...

With the introduction of the new fire detection and alarm systems qualifications, The FIA give you some facts. Sit back, you might just learn something.
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Early success for new fire detection & alarm qualifications as 82%...

The Foundation unit of the new FIA Fire Detection & Alarm qualifications have got off to a successful early start, giving positive feedback.
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FIA Member numbers soar as new qualifications kick off

New FIA member numbers are rapidly increasing month-on-month, following new qualifications in fire detection and alarm systems.
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Servicing fire extinguishers

When servicing fire extinguishers, can you use generic parts or should you buy from the manufacturer? Here the FIA answers the question.
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Free seminars on the fire detection and alarm systems

The Fire Industry Association will be giving two free seminars on the topic of fire detection and alarm systems at the FIM Expo in October 2018
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What’s on the Health and Safety and Environmental unit

The FIA launches the Health & Safety and the Environmental units from their qualification pathway, which are now available online.
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The FIA awards learners its first ever Nationally Recognised Qualification in...

Learners attending the FIA’s Advanced Installer beta course are the first candidates to achieve a qualification in Fire Detection and Alarm Installation.
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Fire Industry Association to assess current fire market conditions

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) is to carry out a large-scale survey to assess the current market conditions within the UK fire market
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What you need to know about installing fire detection and alarm...

What do you need to know in order to safely and correctly install a fully functioning fire detection and alarm system in a building? A new qualification pathway from the Fire Industry Association aims to provide the answers
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Servicing fire extinguishers – ‘Verified Alternatives’

Servicing fire extinguishers? Can you use generic parts or should you buy from the manufacturer? The Fire Industry Association sheds some light on BS 5306-9:2015
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What’s on the Health and Safety and Environmental unit

The Fire Industry Association launches the Health & Safety unit plus the Environmental unit as their courses continue to expand
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FIA awards first ever nationally recognised qualification in fire safety

Learners attending the FIA’s Advanced Installer beta course, ahead of the first ‘official’ course on 26 June, have been awarded their certificates making them the first candidates to achieve a qualification in Fire Detection and Alarm Installation from the FIA 
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Webinar: Is there a skills gap in the fire industry?

To answer this question, the Fire Industry Association (FIA) undertook a survey to understand just how widespread the lack of skills in the industry really is.
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FIA launches two courses from the qualification pathway

The FIA has launched two courses from the qualification pathway for Health & Safety plus the Environmental units which will build on the Foundation course
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The FIA courses are changing – Find out how

The FIA courses are being updated to accommodate for progression within the industry.  The reasons and the changes are discussed within this article.
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Qualifications: The Future of Fire Detection & Alarm?

Can you predict the future?  The importance of fire detection and alarms, and associated qualifications referring to fire safety is discussed by the Fire...
multi-sensor detectors

Research tests show reduction of false alarms when multi-sensor detectors are...

A study conducted by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in partnership with the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and key fire detection and alarm manufacturers has concluded that multi-sensor detectors are better at rejecting false alarms
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Fire industry recruitment survey

We are launching a survey to find out the extent of the recruitment problems within the fire industry. Our Fire industry recruitment survey has now started. After multiple...
stratified smoke

New Fire Industry Association research sheds light on detection of stratified...

Robert Yates, Technical Manager of the Fire Industry Association, and Peter Massingberd-Mundy, Technology and Practices Manager at FIA member Xtralis, discuss the FIA’s recent research into the challenge of detecting stratified smoke
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A change in the fire detection and alarm industry

The Fire Industry Association is evolving – and so is its training. Chief executive Ian Moore explains The whole world moves forward and change propels...

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