Much has been written about facade fire safety and facade fires since the Grenfell Tower disaster four years ago. At least one of the causes appears to be ignorance. At a recent conference in The Netherlands one speaker claimed that
Sprinklerfrämjandet, the Swedish sprinkler association, has published sprinkler shipment figures for 2020. 756,102 sprinklers were shipped in Sweden in 2020, a fall of 7% from 2019. Of those, 47,763 were residential sprinklers, an increase of 20%. Considering how COVID has hit
Brannteknisk Forening, the Norwegian Fire Industry Association, has published the shipment statistics for 2020. The market was almost flat, declining by 0.7%, which is a good result considering the circumstances. 824,398 sprinklers and water mist nozzles were installed, with water
News media report that four people have been killed in a fire in the Matei Bals Hospital in Bucharest. The hospital is one of the country's major centres for treatment of COVID-19. The fire service was called at about 03:00
Spanish media report that a fire in the Adorea home for the elderly in Seville has killed one woman, severely injured five other people and hospitalised 21 people in total. The fire was reported at 22:30 on 5 January and 160
In a letter to the Fire Sector Federation, which brings together all the UK's diverse fire industries, Lord Greenhalgh, Minister for Building Safety, Fire and Communities, clarified the UK's position on CE-marking and the the UKCA mark for construction products.
Austrian news outlets report that today, fire has destroyed the Top Mountain Crosspoint Motorcycle Museum in Timmelsjoch. The fire was reported at about 04:00 on 18 January. The museum was largely made of wood and was unsprinklered. Unsurprisingly, it was