Miscellaneous category

15 Jul 2013

Fire crews tackle Sheffield plastics factory blaze

Ten fire appliances and about 50 firefighters are at the scene on Foley Street, in the Attercliffe area of the city after being called at 14:30 BST. A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said early reports were that rubbish outside had caught fire and the flames spread to the Sheffield Reclaim Ltd […]

09 Jul 2013

Major fire in Leicester Square restaurant

Large plumes of smoke rose above the area close to Shaftesbury Avenue yesterday, which is home to some of London’s most famous theatres. London Fire Brigade said they fielded more than 20 calls reporting the fire on Lisle Street as it could be seen “from miles around”. Four fire engines were sent to the scene, and […]

21 Dec 2012

Don’t let fire destroy your Christmas

The difference between life and death can result from following basic safety tips and warnings. A household’s ability to prevent holiday fires improves with on-going fire safety education. Cooking is the leading cause of fires in the home in December, accounting for 41% of fires, followed by heating fires at 28% and open flame fires […]

21 Dec 2012

New Fire Services Engineer – Cedric Laubscher

Cedric joined our Griffin Fire team in October 2011 through the Skills for Security Apprentice Scheme. In May 2012, he completed with a merit in; ‘BAFE Theory and Practice of Servicing Portable Fire Extinguishers’. From August to October he passed the following; FIA BS 5839 Fire Detection Design; FIA NICEIC Electrical Competency course; FIA BS […]

21 Dec 2012

Griffin Fire Doors & Darryl Barwick FDIS

Congratulations to Darryl Barwick who has completed his FDIS Diploma in Fire Doors. He is now 3rd party accredited to inspect and maintain all fire doors. British Standard stipulates that your fires doors are to be inspected once every 6 months. Please contact our team to arrange an inspection or maintenance of your fire doors […]

21 Dec 2012

Tim Wilkins – Our newly appointed Fire Risk Assessor

Tim Wilkins joined Griffin Fire as a fully qualified and highly experienced Fire Risk Assessor. Tim was a former education officer for the Institute of Fire Prevention Officers. He specialised in advising architects and engineers on all aspects of complex fire safety solutions in existing and new buildings as well as carrying out accredited, high […]

04 Nov 2011

Firework Attack

A man this week told how he narrowly escaped being blinded in a firework attack which blew out the letterbox of his home. Jimmy Coyle of North Lanarkshire was sitting relaxing at his home in Holytown when the attack took place last Monday night. A banger pushed through his letterbox exploded, blowing the box right […]

04 Nov 2011

Named and Shamed

Waterloo, London Shell International Ltd was fined £300,000 and order to pay £45,000 costs after pleading guilty to serious breaches of the RRO.  The London Fire Brigade prosecuted Shell following two small fires in the space of three weeks in January 2007 at the Shell Centre on York Road.  An inspection was then carried out […]

20 Apr 2011

First in the country to stop sending fire engines

06 Apr 2011 Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has become the first in the country to stop sending fire engines to investigate automatic fire alarms (AFA). Instead, a safety officer will be sent to investigate AFAs in a bid to cut down on the number of unwanted fire signals, which can significantly drain resources, as […]

20 Apr 2011

Guilty of Fire Safety Breaches, fined £11,000.

The manager of a care home near Manchester has been found guilty of multiple fire safety breaches. Karen Sykes, who operated the Altrincham-based Oldfield Bank Residential Care Home, was been ordered to pay £500 and a victim surcharge of £15 on March 18th in Manchester Crown Court. According to The Messenger newspaper, the charges were […]