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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 Statement following announcement by the European Commission of a Fire Safety platform

September 14th, 2017|News, Press Release|

On Wednesday 13 September, the European Parliament held a debate on fire safety in buildings, during which the European Commission announced it would set up a Fire Safety platform. FSEU welcomes this positive step towards improving fire safety in building.

FSEU Communiqué de presse – Moment décisif en Europe, à l’heure du premier débat du Parlement européen sur la sécurité incendie

September 13th, 2017|News, Press Release|

Strasbourg, 13 septembre 2017 : Aujourd'hui, pour la première fois, les membres du Parlement européen débattront de sécurité incendie dans les bâtiments, en réponse aux préoccupations croissantes concernant l’adéquation des normes de sécurité incendie en Europe. Fire Safe Europe espere que la commissaire Elżbieta Bieńkowska prendra en considération les préoccupations des Députés Européens et mettra en place une stratégie européenne de sécurité incendie, le test et l’étiquetage de la toxicité des produits de construction et une solide méthode de test pour les façades de bâtiments, reflétant les conditions réelles des incendies. 

FSEU Press Release – Defining moment in Europe as European Parliament holds first debate on Fire Safety in buildings

September 13th, 2017|News, Press Release|

Strasbourg, 13 September 2017: Members of the European Parliament will debate fire safety for the first time today in response to growing concerns about the suitability of Europe’s fire safety regulations. Fire Safe Europe hopes Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska will takes on board the concerns of Members of the European Parliament and develops an EU fire safety strategy, testing and labelling of smoke toxicity of construction products, and a robust testing method for building facades that reflects real-life fire conditions.

FSEU Press Release – Firefighters ask Members of the European Parliament to fight for the Fire Safety of European citizens

September 7th, 2017|News, Press Release|

Firefighters are came to Brussels on 6 September to meet Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and tell them about their concerns and what they see as the key issues for fire safety in buildings.

FSEU Press Release – Firefighters ask MEPs to fight for the Fire Safety of European citizens

September 6th, 2017|News, Press Release|

Firefighters came to Brussels on 6 September to meet Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and tell them about their concerns and what they see as the key issues for fire safety in buildings.

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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.

Facades and fire safety: how do countries compare? 

June 28th, 2017|FSEU blog, News|

In the EU, the fire testing and classification standards for construction products have been harmonised for more than a decade under the Construction Products Directive, and subsequently the Construction Products Regulation. However, whilst fire testing and classification methods for individual products are harmonised in the EU, building regulations for an overall structure- including fire safety requirements - are the responsibility of each individual EU Member State, who determine their own fire safety level and use a mix of products that - used together - correspond to that level. We analysed the requirements in 16 Member States for high-rise buildings.

112 – The Phone Number that Saves Lives

December 21st, 2016|FSEU blog, News|

Less than half of EU-citizens know that 112 can be dialled in case of emergency anywhere in Europe. Emergency calls are not located accurately enough. Public authorities are not able to efficiently inform the citizens about ongoing fires or upcoming threats. Faced with theses alarming facts, the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) has developed solution such as the Advanced Mobile Location (AML) system which has already saved many lives. We interviewed Benoit Vivier to know more about the 112 number and EENA's work.

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