CFOA/NFCC Consultation Request:
The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC - formally known as CFOA) have requested that the the text below is circulated to the fire investigation community along with a consultation document, which relates to the proposed fire scene investigator competency requirements for investigations which are under the criminal justice system. The document is available at this link: https://www.uk-afi.org/sites/default/files/field/page/cfoa_competencies_for_fire_scene_investigators_1.pdf
"Can you please pass on the attached CFOA/NFCC 'Competencies for Fire Scene Investigators' document to all relevant personnel involved in Fire Scene Investigation ..."
Product Safety Notice:
A Hotpoint fridge freezer has been identified as the initial source of the Grenfell Tower fire. At this stage, the manufacturer Whirlpool Corporation has not issued a product recall.
Consumers who believe they may own a Hotpoint fridge freezer model number FF175BP (white) or FF175BG (grey) should call Whirlpool’s freephone hotline on 0800 316 3826 or visit the Hotpoint Service website to register your details for further updates.
HM Government announces an update relating to the Grenfell Tower fire in the "Acting on Product Safety" area of its website
HM Government has established an area of its website which is dedicated to product recalls. The website provides links to the product recall databases hosted by Electrical Safety First website, the UK-AFI website and the 'recent' product recalls published on the Chartered Trading Standards Institute website. Please use this link to access the HM Government Product Recalls area and the Grenfell Tower announcement.
Use this link to go to the Chartered Trading Standards Institute website where recenly published prodcut recalls are listed.
Use this link to go to the fire and electrical defect related Product Recalls on this website which has Product Recalls dating back to 1996 and are searchable by product type and manufacturer. In addition, results can be filtered by date.
Annual Training Conference gets off to a flying start and finishes with a bang
Clink on the link to see drone footage of our outdoor training experiments and the result of the Lithium-ion battery experiments.https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Standing Order Forms and Online Membership payments
If you haven't set up your Standing Order form for your annual subscription, or paid online, you may no longer be a member of the UK-AFI. After a generous break, membership subscriptions re-started in June 2016, and are set at a modest £35.00.p.a. The link for individual membership is: http://www.uk-afi.org/become-member. Alternativly, you can pay for your annual membership online via this link: http://www.uk-afi.org/repay-membership
4 November 2016
Link to East Sussex 'Black Museum' website.
The Community Fire Safety Department of East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service have published a website that highlights the dangers of real life fires click here 'Black Museum' or see the link in our Useful Links.