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Revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive adopted

March 14th, 2024

After over two years of discussion, analysis and negotiations, the European Parliament adopted the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) on March 12, 2024. The proposed revision of the EPBD aimed to progressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption in the EU building sector and make it climate neutral by 2050. It also…

Coordination fire safety will help Green Deal’s objectives

June 13th, 2023

The European Fire Safety Alliance, together with 17 other organizations that focus on improving the (fire) safety of European citizens, has sent a letter to Mr Frans Timmermans, Vice President of the European Commission. This letter calls for the establishment of a structural coordination of all initiatives of the European Commission with regard to the…

EuroFSA supports Fire Safety and energy poverty project

April 11th, 2023

This project, a studentship at the University of Manchester, lead by professor Stefan Bouzarovski, aims to investigate the relationships between domestic fire safety and energy poverty. It starts from the premise that households who struggle to afford needed energy services in the home are also disproportionately exposed to fire risks, due to the poor quality…

Joint letter supporting safety provisions

April 3rd, 2023

The European Fire Safety Alliance, together with twelve other organizations focussed on improving the safety of European citizens, has sent a joint letter calling on the European institutions to include the fire, electrical, gas and CO safety provisions proposed by the European Parliament in the final text of the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive…

Present your work at the International Safety Education Seminar 2023

February 17th, 2023

The 7th International Safety Education Seminar 2023 will take place at the Design Center in Linz (Austria) on November 23rd and 24th, 2023. You are invited to present your work.  The main themes of this year’s seminar are focussed on: fire safety education from Kindergarten to University fire safety strategic planning how to influence the…

We need to increase fire safety for European citizens!

February 14th, 2020

Register for the European Parliament Breakfast Meeting March 25th. Hosted by MEP Pernille Weiss, the EuroFSA will present the 10 steps to control Fire Safety in Europe. #Brussels These 10 steps are the recommendations out of the EU Action Plan on Fire Safety. This plan is based on the outcomes of the also first ever…

The first successful steps to better fire safety around Europe

December 20th, 2019

First European Fire Safety Week in a nutshell 2020 will be the year of birth of the first ever EU action Plan on Fire Safety, based on the outcomes of the also first ever European Fire Safety Week (EuroFSW), held last November in Brussel (Belgium). With pleasure we present you a video-overview of the EuroFSW…

Furniture Fire Safety Event EuroFSW

December 2nd, 2019

On Thursday 21th of November the Furniture Fire Safety Event was organised during the first European Fire Safety Week in Brussel. The presentations of this meeting are now available. Download Presentation –> Furniture event Final presentation

Theresa Griffin MEP: “Fire Safety is now being recognised as a major EU wide concern”

November 28th, 2019

Last week Theresa Griffin, MEP for the North West of England, opened and hosted the first ever European Fire Safety Week, organised by the European Fire Safety Alliance. A week with a variety of fire safety and fire prevention events. The week started with the exhibition ‘Marks of Pride and Beauty’. An impressive photo exhibition…

Press Release – ‘Firefighters Plus’ from Denmark winner of the first European Fire Safety Award 

November 18th, 2019

18th November 2019 – During a well visited Ceremony at the European Parliament, the European Fire Safety Award 2019 for the best community fire safety project was handed over to the Frederiksborg Fire & Rescue Service (Denmark) for their project ‘Firefighters Plus’. The Award Ceremony and the launch of an Exhibition in the Parliament are…

Press Release – All together for the European Fire Safety Week

October 30th, 2019

31th October 2019 – For its very first edition, the European Fire Safety Week will gather, from the 18th to 21st November 2019, a myriad of activities related to fire safety. Under the umbrella of the European Fire Safety Alliance, a large range of stakeholders are organizing an international congress, education seminars, conferences and meetings…

Roundtable event Fire Safety in European Parliament – short overview

February 7th, 2019

On the 28th of November 2018, the Modern Building Alliance and the European Fire Safety Alliance (EuroFSA) organised a roundtable event in the European Parliament entiteld ‘Fire safety, setting the scene for fire safe European buildings’. The event was supported bij MEPs Bendt Bendtsen and Theresa Griffin, who both acknowledged the need for better harmonised…

Fire safety of upholstered furniture and mattresses in the domestic area

November 30th, 2018

This is the final report of the Federation of the European Union Fire Officer Associations (FEU). The FEU commissioned a working group to conduct research and draft an opinion on a set of test methods that the fire departments in Europe believe necessary to ensure that fires involving furniture in domestic fires affect the survivability…

The first step to a unique European Fire Risk Profile

November 20th, 2018

With the publication of the report ‘Fatal Residential Fires in Europe’ the first step is taken to understand fatal residential fires in Europe! The improvement of fire safety in the living environment can only be effective when we have knowledge about the chances, circumstances and effects of residential fires. Since fire safety measures transcend national borders,…

Explore new EU statistics on fatal residential fires in European countries

July 4th, 2018

Be an authority of fire risk based on a strong statistical evidence base; this is one of the aims of the European Fire Safety Alliance. For this reason the EuroFSA started a project to obtain European risk profiles. The first phase of this project explored the amount of information already available on fatal home fires…

Members of the European Parliament pave the way for pan-European fire safety

June 21st, 2018

Today a group of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) submitted a progressive pilot project proposal on fire safety to the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE). This proposal would fund an EU-wide analysis and assessment of available fire safety statistics aiming to mend the data gaps on fire statistics. The European Fire Safety…

The toxicity of smoke produced by construction products in fires

January 29th, 2018

DG Grow Study to evaluate the need to regulate within the Framework of Regulation (EU) 305/2011 on the toxicity of smoke produced by construction products in fires EuroFSA welcomes the publication of this report that considered the need to create EU regulation on the toxicity of smoke produced from fires in construction products. We note…

European Advice for testing the fire safety of furniture

June 2nd, 2017

Every year, about 5,000 people die in the European Union due to a house fire. The number of deaths and injured can drop sharply when manufacturers improve the testing of fire safety in the production of couches and mattresses. The Federation of the European Union Fire Officer Associations (FEU) comes with recommendations and wants to…

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