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January 2019

Remembering Grenfell

By |January 16th, 2019|

It has been just a little of a year since the Grenfell Tower fire. It was the greatest loss of life in a fire on British soil since World War II, a horror that left the neighborhood and the country in shock. The anniversary was marked by a minute of silence, vigils and marches […]

Getting Ahead of a Fire with a Fire Risk Assessment

By |January 16th, 2019|

A piece of paper – that’s what many might think of a fire risk assessment. It’s just part of the bureaucratic red tape, they say, my place of business is fine. Well, there’s a reason why a fire risk assessment is mandatory by UK law. The first reason being that people wouldn’t do one […]

July 2018

Landlords’ Responsibility Regarding Fire Safety

By |July 4th, 2018|

Landlords have a legal responsibilityto their tenants safe. There are regulations and laws that landlords must follow, especially in regards to fire safety. The council will work with landlords to ensure that the regulations are being followed and tenants are well protected. In regards to HMOs, there is no single set of standards, individual […]

How Important are Fire Extinguishers?

By |July 4th, 2018|

The question of how important fire extinguishers are may seem like a silly question but it’s really not.  We don’t give them much thought until we actually need them.  In many cases they are a first line of defence and often contain or extinguish a fire, preventing costly damage. These often-overlooked devices can be […]

May 2018

Budget Cuts Put All in Harm’s Way

By |May 16th, 2018|

Budget cuts to fire and rescue services are dangerous. With all of the budget cuts that have happened over the years, the average response time has risen. That puts people in a dangerous situation because when it comes to fires, every second counts. Firefighters know this, as do those unfortunate enough to be involved […]

False Alarms Take Away from Real Emergencies

By |May 16th, 2018|

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is sending out notices to properties where there have been repeated calls to 999 for their service when it wasn’t necessary. These notices, or advice, are being sent in an attempt topersuade property owners to take responsibility for their alarm systems and lifts in the case of high […]

April 2018

Teach Your Children About Fire Safety

By |April 6th, 2018|

Kids under the age of five have a much higher risk of dying in a residential fire compared to children in other age groups. In fact, those under the age of 5 are at a risk forty percent higher than older children. That’s an alarming number but we can all do our part to […]

Hospice Held Accountable After Arson Deaths

By |April 6th, 2018|

You may recall the fire that broke out at St Michael’s Hospice almost 3 years ago. A resident of the hospice, who was terminally ill, soaked his bedding with an accelerant and set it on fire. Rodney Smith was charged on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life. After 3 deaths, 2 of […]

February 2018

Understanding Fire Extinguishers

By |February 22nd, 2018|

Figuring out how best to put out a fire has been a debate through the ages and still, to this day, there is ongoing research which keeps improving fire extinguishers. In around 200 BC, there was a hand pump that was able to deliver water to a fire. The Romans used bucket chains, buckets […]

Keeping Your Event Safe

By |February 22nd, 2018|

Fire safety should be a top priority for businesses holding events with hundreds or thousands of people in one space. It’s a necessity, yes, but it’s also common sense too. Fire and Safety Management Inc can perform a fire risk assessment on all types of venues, big and small, in a building or a […]