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Fire in Timber frame building under Construction
Timber frame building under construction destroyed by fire – the soon to be completed iconic University of Nottingham’s carbon neutral laboratory is the latest of fires involving timber framed buildings that occur during construction. Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service brought the fire under control and prevented fire spread from the site itself, which is an important aspect of any fire fighting actions. Whilst it has yet to be determined as to the cause of the fire any ignition source can cause a fire to start and spread and in particular when a building has…
IFSM Technical day a great success
As a recent new member of the Institute of Fire Safety Management, I was not sure as to how much I would get out of the technical meeting held at the FPA training facilities at Morton in Marsh. I need not have worried, excellent speakers included Dr Jim Glocking on research including items on Modern method and of course materials in construction, robotic Firefighting systems to manage and control fires in ships amongst a range of other items. We had an entertaining insight into Richard Bransons fire on Necker Island by John Williamson…
Bath Spa University – CPD Fire Seminar
Bath Spa University hosted a Fire Risk Management seminar for their Area Safety Managers, Ops and Facilities Team members. The Director of HR, Arlene Stone and SH&E Advisor, Warren Cole were keen to ensure their team members who are responsible for the day to day management of fire safety keep their skill sets and competencies up to date. The team were shown footage of a University building to assist them to identify fire hazards and consider ‘practical’ control measures.