Residents of the Beechmere residential apartments would have died in a blaze at a retirement complex without a fire chief’s “swift and decisive actions”.
Emergency services have been at the Beechmere supported living development in Crewe since around 4.30pm on Thursday, with more than 70 firefighters tackling the blaze throughout the night.
Following the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy in London in 2017, many housing providers are working hard to ensure their housing stock is safe.
P.A. Fire Systems Ltd, a family-run fire alarm installation company based in West Sussex, recently completed work on two children’s homes for Hillcrest Children’s Services. Find out about the brief and how they met it.
Two former directors of Lawrence Skip Hire Ltd were given suspended prison sentences and community punishment orders at Worcester Crown Court.
The fire began at Cawleys waste transfer and recycling depot on the Finedon Road Industrial Estate in Wellingborough shortly before 2.30pm on Friday 5th July, according to the local fire service.
Kensington and Chelsea Council has blamed its failure to replace 4,000 fire doors across its housing stock on a lack of ‘reliable products’
Last May the borough announced plans to spend £3.5m on remediation works after investigations found the doors fell short of requirements set out in building regulations.
Concerns have been raised over an airport’s evacuation procedures and care for fire safety after passengers claimed there were ‘blocked fire exits.’
Thousands of fire doors in blocks of flats across Brighton and Hove have failed fire safety tests and will need to be replaced, costing the council over £2.5 million.
Salim Virani, the boss of The Crown Hotel in Burnley, has pleaded guilty to a string of offences after the hotel was shut down in 2017. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service carried out an inspection in 2017 and found a range of problems, which varied from a lack of fire detectors and alarms to missing…