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Listed below are over twenty fire-related websites which may be useful for safety practitioners with fire risk management responsibilities. By using these links, you'll move to external sites. IOSH and its Fire Risk Management Group are not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

The Fire Sector Federation is a not-for-profit, non-government organisation formed from the merger of the Fire Sector Partnership and the Federation of British Fire Organisations.  The FSF acts as a forum for the discussion of fire-related issues of interest to its membership and to evolve as a central source of information on all aspects relating to fire. It brings together representatives from a range of stakeholders which make up the UK Fire Sector.

The Chief Fire Officers Association is a professional membership association and a registered charity, which has been representing the Fire Service and the communities they serve for more than 60 years. The Association provides independent and valuable advice to government on fire prevention, protection and intervention issues as well as on a wide range of community safety and rescue matters.  

The Institution of Fire Engineers is a non profit making professional body and registered charity with a rapidly growing membership and a global reach that extends through international branches. Licensed by the Engineering Council, the IFE upholds professional standards within all public and private fire sectors by offering assessment of knowledge, experience and development and engages with major stakeholders to offer international conferences, identify and promote good practice and enhance technical networks worldwide. 

The Fire Protection Association has become recognised as an independent and authoritative source of information and advice relating to all aspects of fire safety, risk management and loss prevention. They offer high quality research, consultancy, training, publications, risk surveying and auditing services, along with free and comprehensive online guidance and documentation for persons carrying out a fire risk assessment of simple premises.  You can access the online fire risk assessment guidance here.

The Fire Service College is one of the world's leading fire training colleges. They deliver training to meet the needs and demands of the UK Fire and Rescue service and other UK and international emergency responders.  They also work with large commercial industries, helping them to identify and reduce their fire risks. 

The Institute of Fire Prevention Officers main aim is to enable all members to constantly maintain a professional approach to fire safety. The Institute will use every means at its disposal, including education and advice, to achieve and sustain this aim.   

The Institute of Fire Safety Managers is a professional body of highly respected individuals and companies who all share the same objective, which is ‘’To raise the awareness of fire safety at a local, national and international level, promoting fire prevention, fire protection and reducing the risk from fire, as far as reasonably practicable.’’  

The Fire Industry Association is a not-for-profit trade association with the aim of promoting the professional status of the UK fire safety industry. 

The International Aviation Fire Protection Association is a professional and fraternal association of international airport, municipal, and military fire and emergency services professionals to promote the information exchange, study, and improvement of aircraft rescue fire fighting and airport facility fire protection.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order Guides can be obtained through the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) website. 

The Fire Law Scotland features include a useful 10 key facts section and sector specific information. There is also a range of helpful guidance plus blank risk assessment record sheets, risk assessment guidance and examples of completed record sheets.

FireNet provides information, contacts and informative Forums for the fire community. The site is designed for automation to enable a speedier method of providing the content and a cleaner viewing area for those looking for information. 

Means of Escape is an online fire safety magazine with a comprehensive directory of fire related products and a variety of guides and information available for download.

info4fire.com is aimed at all sections of the fire prevention and fire safety community. Regularly updated, the site keeps you up to date with news, issues, events and developments, as well as containing in-depth features on fire safety legislation and regulation, standards, best practice and technology. There is also a comprehensive product directory allowing you to source the latest products and solutions. 

The Building Research Establishment operates one of Europe’s largest fire research laboratories (Fire and Risk Services division). There is also plenty of information on detailed building and product fire tests.

The British Standards Institution has grown into a leading global independent business services organization providing standard-based solutions in more than 140 countries. BSI Group develops private, national and international standards; certifies management systems and products; provides testing and certification of products and services; provides training and information on standards and international trade and provides performance management and supply chain management software solutions.

The European Flame Retardants Association is a sector group of the European Chemical Industries Council. The website includes news and fact sheets about flame retardants, including EU and UK standards.

The National Fire Sprinkler Network is free from commercial interest. They view the development and increase in the application of fire sprinkler technology as an enhancement of the public good and in recent years have launched a number of successful sprinkler campaigns. Recently they were successful in supporting a major campaign by Ann Jones AM, of the Welsh Assembly, which will compel house builders to fit automatic sprinklers into new homes built in Wales.  

The Worshipful Company of Firefighters prime objective and intention is to promote the development and advancement of the science, art and the practice of fire fighting, fire prevention and life safety. It also encourages good professional behaviour and an exchange of information between Members of the Company and others who work in allied fields.

The Institute of Risk Management is risk management's leading international professional education body. The institute provides high quality education, training and professional development in risk management at a range of levels, from introductory to expert. 

Healthy Working Lives from the pages of the NHS Scotland site feature a wealth of information about fire and other workplace hazards, such as hazardous substances and smoking.

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection

The National Association of Healthcare Fire Officers

IFSEC Fire is aimed at the fire prevention and safety community and provides up to date news as well as in-depth features and articles on legislation, standards, best practice and technology.  There is also a comprehensive product directory.

Means of escape is an online fire safety magazine with news, articles and features, as well as a comprehensive directory of fire related products and a variety of guides and information available for download.

FireNet provides information, contacts and informative forums for the fire community.

Fire Sector Federation is a forum of debate and discussion and seeks to give voice to and exert influence in shaping future policy and strategy related to the UK Fire Sector.

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