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Institute of Fire Safety Managers issues findings of inaugural research projects

THE RESULTS of two year-long research projects funded by the Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM) are now publicly available to view online. The IFSM’s initiative was launched back in 2022 with an open invitation to interested parties to apply for funding in pursuance of fire-related topics. The selected projects ran from January through to December last year.


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Smoke detectors from Hochiki Europe ensure UL 268 7th Edition compliance

HOCHIKI EUROPE has introduced a new generation of UL-listed smoke detectors now available for installation projects across any region that requires UL approval. Specifically designed to achieve compliance with the rigorous UL 268 7th Edition, the range fills a gap in the market.



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Dr Paul Stollard appointed chair and Trustee director at IFE

GLOBAL PROFESSIONAL body the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) has announced the appointment of Dr Paul Stollard CEng MIFireE RegArch BArch as its new chair and Trustee director. Over the course of four decades, Stollard has led on – and gained extensive experience in – the fields of both fire engineering and architecture.


Membership of Euralarm confirmed for Detectortesters

EURALARM HAS welcomed Detectortesters – the Hertfordshire-based designer and manufacturer of functional testing solutions for fire safety systems – as its newest member. The company will now become a member of Euralarm’s Fire Section and Services Section.

Armed with over 50 years’ experience in the field of testing, Detectortesters’ product range encompasses functional test solutions for smoke, heat and CO detectors in addition to aspirating smoke detection systems.

The company’s product portfolio consists of the Solo, Testifire, Scorpion and SmokeSabre ranges, all of which ensure compliant functional testing can be easily achieved using solutions approved by all of the leading detector manufacturers.

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Landlord prosecuted over breaches of Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order

LANCASHIRE FIRE and Rescue Service has successfully prosecuted a landlord for failing to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, with those breaches of the law identified as having put the lives and safety of residents and employees at risk.


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