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Stay Fire Protected This Christmas

When thinking of a Christmas fire we think of sitting in front of the Christmas stocking lined hearth with a mulled wine in hand… not the chaos of an accidental Christmas fire at your business premises! Here’s our top 5 tips to stay safe this Christmas: 1.Christmas Tree Whilst a beautiful, decorated tree is the […]

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Fire Hazards in Commercial Kitchens

Commercial kitchens are not limited to just restaurants, it’s not uncommon for Care Homes, Hotels, Offices, retail units, Hospitals and other industries to have kitchens within their properties. In restaurants alone, kitchen appliances account for 25% of all fires and cookers amount to 23% of fires. We want to help, here are our top five […]

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Hundreds of Hospital Beds Closed After Prohibition Orders

170 beds have been closed at two large teaching hospitals in England after fire services issued prohibition orders over fire safety concerns. Hospitals in Sheffield and Oxford were affected with wards being closed off after receiving the safety notices. Four wards in Sheffield, containing 120 beds have been closed since November 2018. A further two […]

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Two Thirds of Schools Found to Have Poor Fire Protection

Inspections carried out at 1,000 schools and universities over the past two years showed 67% of schools across England have poor fire protection, with only 5% being recorded as having excellent protection. The inspections were carried out by Zurich Municipal, who insures around half of all schools and universities across the UK. Inspectors looked for […]

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Preschool Evacuated After Fire

Four fire engines were sent to Little Blossoms preschool in Skaters Way, Peterborough on Wednesday 4th September 2019. The fire started in the kitchen before spreading to other parts of the building. A full evacuation of the building took place before the fire service arrived. The fire was extinguished however, the building suffered smoke damage. […]

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False Fire Alarm Activations at a Five Year High

Fire and rescue services responded to 238,000 false alarm call outs across England in 2018/2019 making it the highest recording in 5 years. Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service also record a five year high for false alarm call outs attended. In the 12 months leading to April 2019, Home Office figures showed the […]

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Historic Hotel Destroyed by Fire

Shedden Hall Hotel suffered a devastating fire during June 2019. The historic hotel can be traced back to the early part of last century, however it could now be in its final chapter. The hotel is no stranger to fires and disasters having been bombed during the Second World War which blew the windows out […]

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Yorkshire Store Left Badly Damaged After Blaze

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue were called to a Currys store at the Great Northern Retail Park after it suffered a huge blaze during Friday 2nd August. The fire is believed to have started at around 11.15PM. As the firefighters arrived, they found the flames coming through the roof of the building. The Fire Service […]

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Fire Extinguisher Types

Fire Extinguisher Types Extinguisher types are specified for the fire classifications that are best used on them. So, what’s what when it comes to Fire Extinguishers? Water Most commonly used type of extinguisher, used on Class A fires such as wood, paper, cloth or textiles. NOT to be used on flammable fluids or cooking fats. […]

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