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Websites containing useful information including product recalls.

World Fire Statistics Centre is Geneva, Switzerland based and publishes annually the World Fire Statistics Newsletter. This newsletter presents statistics on national fire costs from over 20 leading countries in an effort to persuade governments to adopt strategies aimed at reducing the cost of fire. It has been published since March 1984.

British Approvals for Fire Equipment BAFE established to raise and maintain high standards of quality in active fire protection products and services. Firms registered with BAFE are all ISO 9000 certificated and have adopted one or more of BAFE registered schemes. Also contains news, resources and links to associated organisations.
UK Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) advice on fireworks.
Fire and Risk Sciences FRS of BRE Ltd is one of the largest fire testing laboratories in Europe, is the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary centre for research based consultancy on all aspects of fire safety and security.
Chief and Assistant Chief Fire Officers’ Association CFOA gives information for both members and non-members, FINDS database, information and links.
UK Government Communities’ fire and resilience web site. Covers a range of fire safety guidance and advice on arson reduction, developing the fire and rescue service, statistics and research.
UK Government web site Fire safety in the home that gives details of advice and guidance on the dangers of fires. Links to campaigns, The Fire and Rescue Service, leaflets and other details.
The English Heritage Fire Research Database was set up to enable all those responsible in any capacity for historic buildings to share information on related fire safety matters. The database has now been expanded to allow PDF documents of research reports to be attached, as well as giving contact points for current or planned projects and details of published reports.
Fire Brigades’ Union UK represents all uniformed employees of local authority fire brigades. Contains details of meetings and publications.
Fire Information Group is a UK based network of people working in fire industry as fire information specialists, consultants, fire and forensic experts.
FireNet’s extensive site contains What’s New, Aviation Fire Journal, Information Exchange, including Bulletin Board System, Advice and links to national and international fire service departments.
Fire and Rescue Services in England - list of names, addresses, telephone numbers and some web sites.
Fireinf is the premier collection of worldwide validated, authoritative information and contains two major collections - the Full Text Collection and the Bibliographic Collection published by Sheila Pantry Associates Ltd. Published since 1997, Fireinf contains articles, reports, leaflets, guidance and advice, research reports, conference papers, standards and references and links to journal articles.
The Fire Sector Federation is a forum of debate and discussion. It is where representatives of organisations who work with or within the built, natural, fire and rescue and national resilience environments in the UK can expertly consider issues of common interest. The Federation seeks to give voice to and exert influence in shaping future policy and strategy related to the UK Fire Sector. It aims to develop an informed fire sector, through original research and objective analysis; coordinating academic research and fire and rescue service evaluation and reviews; and disseminate knowledge and best practice through the production of advice and guidance. The work of the Fire Sector Federation is divided into a number of focused workstreams which examine in detail issues considered to be of particular importance to the fire sector. These workstreams are at the heart of the FSF, bringing together members with a particular interest or expertise to discuss and develop policy and actions and to produce industry guidance for wider dissemination, as necessary. Further ad-hoc and administrative workstreams will be set up as necessary. Ad-hoc workstreams will deal with transitory issues, such as the recent consultation on the FRS National Framework Document for England.
Fire Service College UK extensive site containing information on courses, national and international, consultancy, library services, research, higher education and online shop.
Fire Service Research Training Trust (FSRTT) aims to promote and assist: Research into the prevention of, protection from or response to, fire and rescue service related risks posed to businesses or communities; Training fire and rescue service personnel; Securing improvements in appliances of value to the fire and rescue service; Securing the general efficiency and effectiveness of UK fire and rescue services as a whole.
The UK Health and Safety Executive is concerned with process fire precautions, such as working with flammable substances. A number of leaflets, in full text, concerning fire, explosions, and also construction site fire safety.
International Association of Fire Safety Science encourages research into science of preventing and mitigating the adverse effects of fires and providing a forum for presenting the results. News, resources, Online Newsletter and members areas.
Institution of Fire Engineers site lists activities, publications, events and more news.
Knowledge for Wildfire: Improving management of UK wildfire through knowledge exchange. A Knowledge Exchange (KE) project funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, and based at the University of Manchester.
London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority covers: description of London Fire Brigade activities, first steps to becoming a firefighter, gallery of pictures, contacts and advice.
OSH WORLD is a Worldwide Portal to all aspects of fire, health and safety at work, environment topics and related web sites by Sheila Pantry Associates Ltd. Contains editorial, focus, news, articles, diary of events and links listed under countries and subjects. Constantly updated.
The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) is the UK’s only professional and learned society devoted to the interests of statistics and statisticians.
The Fire Prevention Association is the national fire safety organisation in the UK, one of twenty similar bodies existing worldwide for the promotion of great fire safety. It is supported by the Association of British Insurers and Lloyd’s. Offers training, advice, consultancy, and publishes the journal ‘Fire Prevention’ which disseminates information about the widest possible range of fire safety matters. It publishes other guidance, advice, recommendations, codes of practice and videos. Collects, analyses and publish statistics, identifying trends and promotes research.
UK Government Product Recall website. It also links to Electrical Safety First (ESF), The UK Association of Fire Investigators (UK-AFI) and the Chartered Institute of Trading Standards (CITS) product recall databases. Website was launched/published on Friday, 23 June 2017.

Building and Fire Research Laboratory site contains details of the work of the Laboratory, what’s new, conferences, standards, activities, products and services, research and the Fire Research Information Services.
National Institute of Standards and Technology Fire Research Information Service is a resource both to Building and Fire Research Laboratory staff and to fire protection engineers, scientists and fire service personnel around the world. Extensive site with links to experimental fire data, conferences and other fire resources. Good starting point. The database of bibliographic sources FIREDOC is also accessible.
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Fire Collection contains the Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Programme, other NIOSH publications on fire fighting hazards, links to other fire fighting web sites, What’s New and how to contact NIOSH.
National Fire Protection Association offers a wide range of information.
US National Institute of Standards and Technology Fire.Gov newsletter giving details of recent publications, research and news.