The Fire 2020 Conference was like no other, taking place exclusively online due to the Covid-19 restrictions. But thanks to online conferencing facilities, speakers and delegates were able to beam in from around the globe without leaving their desks.
This year’s conference focused on some of the most pressing issues in fire safety being debated, including the Building Safety Bill, ensuring fire safety in modern methods of construction and the importance of sprinklers.
The conference began with a welcome from Jonathan O’Neill OBE, Managing Director of the Fire Protection Association (see pg 59 for Mr O’Neill’s address). He introduced Lord Stephen Greenhalgh, Minister of State for Fire, who gave an update on the progress of the Building Safety Bill.