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Why installers are choosing Fireco

Nearly one million fire doors are being kept open safely using our products. With approximately 3 million fire doors being bought and installed every year in the UK, there are still a lot more to cover!

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How to prepare for a fire in a historic building

With the recent fire that broke out at Notre-Dame in Paris, there has been a lot of discussion about how best to deal with fires in historic or listed buildings. This blog covers some of the ways fire can be dealt with in these types of buildings.

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Why is compartmentation so important?

It takes seconds for a fire to spread through a hole the size of a pen nib. Compartmentation is a way to keep a fire contained in one place, preventing fire and smoke from spreading quickly and taking over the building.

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How to minimise the risk of arson in schools

Arson is a criminal act which can lead to devastating consequences. Arson in schools is more common than some may think. In the UK there is an estimate of between 1400-1800 school fires each year, with 75% of these thought to be caused on purpose*. It is important...

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Why do students wedge open fire doors?

Universities and halls of residence have a higher than normal risk of fire. With 80% of students admitting to regularly taking part in activities that risk fire in their accommodation*. One element of fire safety that often seems to be considered as more...

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Cupids Love Song Quiz

Are you a knight in shining amour, or a real heart-breaker? Have a go at our Valentines day quiz to see if you’re lucky in love (songs)…

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Are you the “Responsible Person” for fire safety?

What is a “Responsible Person”? The Responsible Person is ultimately the person who has legal responsibility for the fire safety in the building. It is highly important that all companies have an appointed Responsible Person, as they are in charge of...

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It only takes a minute for a fire to spread

The most magical time of the year is approaching us and Christmas activities have begun. Christmas may be a time for festive fun but it is also a time to be extra vigilant, even in your own home. Christmas trees, lights and other decorations can be a...

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Give the gift of safety this winter

Now that it is winter we are preparing ourselves for the drop in temperature and weather conditions! However, people tend to forget that it is not all about cosy fires and hot chocolate.

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Bonfire Night quiz

In honour of Bonfire Night, test your knowledge with our fun-themed quiz. Will you blow away the competition by scoring top marks?

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Fire warden checklist

Fire wardens have an important role to play. They’re not only responsible for helping people evacuate during a fire drill, they also assist in emergency procedure planning and fire prevention.

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Four common causes of fire

Most fires are preventable. It’s important to explore the most common causes of fire so that the appropriate prevention measures can be put in place.

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How to prevent the spread of fire

After the tragedy at Grenfell Tower, fire safety is an issue on everyone’s minds. Questions are being asked about inadequate safety measures. How do we stop this from happening again?

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How to check your fire doors

It’s important to address the use and maintenance of fire doors. Fire doors can become damaged with regular use. Our checklist tells you what to look out for to make sure your doors are safe and compliant.

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