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Chennai to appoint consultant to prepare DPR for fire safety management plan

web-post October 23, 2017

The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) will prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for a comprehensive fire safety management plan in commercial and continuous building areas (CBA) in the city and suburbs. A consultant would be appointed to prepare the DPR for the purpose, which would be tasked with various issues including fire hazard analysis,… Continue Reading »


Irish Schools will face random selection audits amid fire safety concerns

web-post September 6, 2017

Twenty-five schools in Ireland to be audited for fire safety checks across the country will be randomly selected and include constructions by several developers, the Irish Independent has learned. Remedial work to address fire safety concerns at four primary schools in Dublin, Wicklow and Westmeath, are currently underway or are soon to begin and are… Continue Reading »


82 buildings in London fail new fire safety test

web-post August 3, 2017

Eighty-two buildings have failed a new fire safety test set up in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, ministers say. The test examines the safety of building cladding and insulation in combination. It comes as an independent review of building regulations and fire safety has also been announced by the government. It will look… Continue Reading »


Fire safety in prisons in England – ‘a catastrophe waiting to happen’

web-post August 1, 2017

Fire safety in prisons has been labelled “a catastrophe waiting to happen” after it was revealed every prison inspection in England and Wales in 2016 resulted in a non-compliance order. In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, which claimed at least 80 lives, Mark Leech, the editor of the Prisons Handbook, carried out Freedom… Continue Reading »


Jammu & Kashmir has no Fire Safety Act

web-post June 22, 2017

Amid increase in fire incidents in the State, Jammu and Kashmir government has failed to enact its own Fire Safety Act – the law that gives power to Fire and Emergency Services Department to enforce fire safety guidelines in public and private establishments. Official sources say that the absence of fire safety law has made… Continue Reading »


Proposal to levy fire service tax on all lands and buildings in draft fire safety Bill

web-post April 28, 2017

“One Fire and Emergency Service” for each state, “fire tax” on land and buildings, “fund for fire prevention and life safety” and a fee for deployment of the fire service beyond a state’s limits. These are some of the key suggestions in the Union Home Ministry’s draft Bill on fire safety, which has been sent… Continue Reading »


Fire safety certificate must for schools, cinema halls in Telangana

web-post April 13, 2017

The Telangana government has directed authorities not to give permission or clearances for starting cinema halls or educational institutes in complexes of more than 15 metres (three floors) without the mandatory ‘no objection certificate’ issued by the Telangana State Disaster Response and Fire Services Department (TSDR & FS). In a memo issued a few days… Continue Reading »


60 dead in 4 years but no fire safety on Karnataka buses

web-post March 15, 2017

In the past four years, more than 60 people have died in separate instances of private and government buses catching fire -yet, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has neither installed fire safety equipment on board its buses nor trained its staff to respond to emergencies appropriately. A recent fire, in which one woman… Continue Reading »

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