The Fire Sector Federation (FSF) will be holding its debut event at the Houses of Parliament on 27th November. The 'Fire Safety Enforcement - Fit for Purpose' seminar will be held in conjunction with the All Party Parliamentary Fire Safety and Rescue Group.

The seminar will discuss the regulatory framework that applies to fire safety within the built environment and investigate how compliance can be achieved throughout the life of a building. It will include perspectives from Building Control, designers and building managers from a range of industry sectors, as well as discussing the fire risk assessment process and on-going control and maintenance.

Speakers will include Brian Martin of the Department for Communities and Local Government; Paul Fuller of the Chief Fire Officers' Association; Steve Evans of the Building Control Alliance; Dave Sibert of the Fire Brigades Union; and representatives from a range of industry sectors.

Starting at 12.30pm, the seminar will conclude with a drinks reception from 4.15 to 6pm, providing delegates with an opportunity to network with speakers, attending MPs, industry representatives and government officials.

The FSF is also supporting two other key fire sector events during the autumn: the Fire Sector Summit and the Emergency Services Show 2012.

The Fire Sector Summit, taking place at Wembley Stadium on 23rd−24th October, attracts senior figures and influencers from across the fire industry, built environment, national resilience, government, insurance, and the public and private sector. It provides a mix of plenary and workshop content designed to facilitate the exchange of information, knowledge and best practice on the key issues and challenges facing the sector. The BBC's John Humphreys will facilitate a 'Question Time' panel session and offer a reflective view on how fire safety could impact wider business interests.

The Fire Sector Federation will also be exhibiting at the Emergency Services Show in Stoneleigh Park, Coventry on 21st−22nd November 2012. FSF representatives will be on hand on Stand E45, Hall 3 to answer questions about the Federation and to discuss fire-related issues or concerns which may impact on the built, natural, fire and rescue service or national resilience environments.

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About the Fire Sector Federation

The Fire Sector Federation is a not-for-profit non-government organisation established to influence and shape future policy and strategy related to the UK Fire Sector. Bringing together representatives from a range of stakeholders which make up the UK Fire Sector and wider built environment, the FSF acts as a forum for the discussion of fire-related issues and aims to develop policy and produce industry guidance for wider dissemination.

Membership is open to any organisation able to demonstrate a legitimate interest in the built, natural, Fire and Rescue Service or national resilience environments. Current members include trade bodies such as the Fire Industry Association, the Association for Specialist Fire Protection and the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association; enforcement and firefighter representatives including the Chief and Assistant Chief Fire Officers' Association, the Fire Brigades' Union, the Association of Building Engineers and the Building Control Alliance; and fire safety organisations such as the Fire Protection Association, the Institute of Fire Safety Managers and the Institution of Fire Engineers.


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