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Pete Davies Fireco

Pete on Fire

Deaf specialist. Also, beards.

21st Century Town Criers

21st Century Town Criers

Mobile phones are the town criers of the 21st Century, everyone finds out news from their device. DMS is a text message emergency alert system for your phone.

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We’ve always done it that way!

We’ve always done it that way!

Grace Hopper once said “The most dangerous phrase a manager can use is ‘we’ve always done it that way”. Hopper was a pioneering computer scientist whose work was central to the development of one of the foundational high-level computer programming languages.

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How to wake deaf friends and not alienate people

How to wake deaf friends and not alienate people

Fiona Stewart had a scary experience at a hotel recently. Fiona, who is deaf, woke up surrounded by her mother, a firefighter and the hotel manager. No, this wasn’t some kind of weird dream. The hotel’s fire alarm had been set off and the building was evacuated.

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Kitchen fires — a student rite of passage?

Kitchen fires — a student rite of passage?

There are people tweeting nearly every day about setting off fire alarms in their halls or starting a fire in the kitchen, sometimes within hours of each other. And this is from universities across the UK. It’s something of a ‘hot’ topic.

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It’s what we do — why I work for Fireco

It’s what we do — why I work for Fireco

We’re a bit different at Fireco. Like any business, we want to be credible and we want to be trustworthy and professional, BUT, we also know that you can’t spend 40+ hours every week with the same people without being yourself and having fun.

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When is a fire alarm not a fire alarm?

When is a fire alarm not a fire alarm?

There are ten million deaf and hearing impaired people in the UK. That’s a huge amount of people that struggle to recognise a fire alarm. One in six people whose needs, frankly, are left wanting. But why?

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