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Fire News Flash đŸ”„Â Thank you for 2017

December 19th, 2017|

As 2017 ends, the team at Fire Safe Europe would like to thank all of those who dedicated their time and efforts to improving fire safety in buildings throughout this year. We thank all the firefighters, fire experts and researchers who support us, challenge us, and provide expertise on fire safety, and all the Members of the European Parliament who supported our #EUCanBeFireSafe campaign. We look forward to working with all people interested in fire safety to make more positive advances in 2018.

First meeting of European Commission-led Fire Information Exchange Platform (FIEP) lays out ambitious EU work plan for fire safety in buildings

October 18th, 2017|

The European Commission, with the support of the Estonian presidency of the Council, held the first meeting of the Fire Information Exchange Platform (FIEP) in Brussels on October 16. 25 Member States and 25 associations came to discuss key challenges for fire safety in buildings.

Fire News Flash đŸ”„Â Progress in sight for fire safety in Europe

September 29th, 2017|

The European Parliament debated fire safety in buildings for the first time on 13 September. Thanks to the support of many Europeans, including a good number of Members of the European Parliament, who took the floor to urge the European Commission to act, the European Commission announced at that meeting that it would create a platform to discuss fire safety with Member States and stakeholders. In this newsletter, we will highlight the big steps coming in the near future to improve fire safety in buildings.

Fire News Flash ? If a building can burn to the ground, is it really sustainable? 

May 18th, 2017|

Have you ever heard someone say about a building: "they don't build them like they used to?". It's true: we are changing the way we build, and we often forget what should be the core element of any sustainable building: fire resilience. #Safetainability is the principle that sustainable buildings of the future should be fire resilient.

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FSEU Press Release – UK Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety falls short regarding regulation of fire safety in buildings

May 18th, 2018|News, Press Release|

The results of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety (the Hackitt review) released yesterday are insufficient in their recommendations for a robust regulatory system for fire safety in high-rise and high-risk buildings.

FSEU Press Release – Council adopts the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)

May 14th, 2018|News, Press Release|

The Council of the European Union has adopted on 14 May the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). Two articles urge Member States to consider fire safety in building renovations. 

FSEU Press Release – Fire Safety included in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)

April 17th, 2018|News, Press Release|

The revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) has been adopted by the European Parliament with two articles that urge Member States to consider fire safety in building renovations.

FSEU Press Release – European Commission publishes smoke toxicity study report 

January 26th, 2018|News, Press Release|

Brussels, 26 January 2018: The European Commission published the final report of its study to evaluate the need to regulate on the toxicity of smoke produced by construction products in fires.

#EUCanBeFireSafe Fire Safety campaign wins 2 European Public Affairs Awards

November 27th, 2017|News, Press Release|

Brussels, 23 November 2017: At the EuroPAwards ceremony held on 22 November, Fire Safe Europe’s #EUCanBeFireSafe campaign won awards in two categories: “Lobbying the European Parliament” and “Best NGO campaign of the year”.

Firefighters, researchers and European institutions look for solutions to the growing issue of firefighter’s cancers

September 29th, 2017|Press Release|

Brussels, 28 September 2017: Cancer is the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths amongst firefighters, accounting for approximately 60% of all deaths. MEP Pavel Poc and the European Parliament’s Members Against Cancer (MAC) Group, in association with Fire Safe Europe, held a roundtable to debate the issue of occupational cancer in firefighters and explore solutions.

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The UK Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety does not provide adequate solutions and has implications for the EU

May 18th, 2018|FSEU blog|

The Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety (the Hackitt review) was published on 17 May 2018. The results of the review are insufficient in their recommendations for a robust regulatory system for fire safety in high-rise and high-risk buildings.

The European Commission announces next steps for Fire Information Exchange Platform (FIEP)

March 16th, 2018|FSEU blog, News|

The European Commission's DG GROW outlines the areas for future cooperation in the Fire Information Exchange Platform (FIEP) and provides an update on its current activities.

Touring for Fire Safety: Companies take the lead in raising awareness on regulations

March 13th, 2018|FSEU blog, News|

Johanna Harila answers a few questions about the Fire Safety Tour, a series of 10 seminars in Finland's biggest cities organised by our member Paroc and other companies. The goal was to to raise awareness about fire safety and legislation among authorities, designers, and other professional builders.

Firefighters at high risk of getting cancer- Roundtable by the MEPs Against Cancer Group

September 28th, 2017|FSEU blog|

Brussels| 28 September 2017 MEP Pavel Poc (S&D, CZ) and the Members Against Cancer (MAC) Group, in association with Fire Safe Europe, hosted a roundtable on 28 September to find solutions to occupational cancer in firefighters. This meeting has brought together experts, legislators, firefighters and more to discuss this issue and explore solutions, and was kindly supported by Borealis.

UK cladding and insulation system tests need a reality check

September 6th, 2017|FSEU blog|

The fire that devastated London’s Grenfell Tower about 3 months ago shocked the world and cast a spotlight on UK fire regulations and construction practices. The speed with which the UK government established an expert panel to give advice on immediate safety after the fire is admirable.  This expert panel has now issued its final advice for building owners, which FSEU has commented on.

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