FDIS and BWF-Certifire support Fire Kills campaign
Following the success of Fire Door Safety Week, BWF-Certifire and the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) pledged their support for this year’s Fire Kills campaign.
This year the government’s Fire Kills campaign ran from 7 November to 4 December 2016. The campaign urges people to test their smoke alarms now, and then monthly, including for those they care for, to prevent fire deaths.
BWF-Certifire and FDIS are promoting the message that smoke alarms are just as important as fire doors.
Kevin Hulin, FDIS scheme manager, said: “Both passive and active fire protection is essential to protect lives and property in the event of a fire. Fire doors serve the important role of compartmentalising a fire. But active fire protection such as smoke and fire alarms is crucial for alerting a building’s inhabitants should a fire break out.”
Hannah Mansell, BWF schemes and technical manager, said: “BWF-Certifire has been pleased to support this year’s Fire Kills campaign. Smoke and fire alarms are just as important as fire doors in the event of a fire. Used together fire doors and smoke alarms save both lives and property.”
The BWF-Certifire Scheme was established by a group of prime fire door manufacturers to increase the standard of timber fire doors in the UK. Through which about three million fire doors are tested and certified in the UK each year, approximately 70% of the market.