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MEP’s and the EU Commission representatives support the European Fire Safety Action Plan

September 30th, 2020

Many fruitful exchanges on fire safety took place today during our online conference hosted by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), Pernille Weiss (DK, EPP) and Carlos Zorrinho (PT, S&D). Representatives of the European Commission from DG GROW, DG ECHO, the JRC, four MEPs and numerous stakeholders joined the discussion to establish our six priority…

Let’s improve European Fire Safety: Online event September 29th, 10:00-11:30 AM (CEST)

September 2nd, 2020

Hosted by Pernille Weiss MEP (Denmark) and co-hosted by Carlos Zorrinho MEP (Portugal), with participation of other MEP´s and European Commission officials, the 29th of September from 10:00-11:30 (CEST) we presented the European Fire Safety Action Plan to Europe. Built on events’ conclusions and surveys held within the framework of the very first European Fire Safety…

Closing data gaps and paving the way for pan-European Fire Safety Efforts

August 20th, 2020

We are pleased to announce the inauguration of our European project for mapping the existing fire data collected across Member States and to propose meaningful data sets to allow legislative decisions on fire safety at Member State and at EU level. This 17-month project will start in August 2020 and will be carried out by…

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European Fire Safety Alliance helps EU Commission with research on comparable fire safety data

May 27th, 2020

The European Commission decided last year to do research for closing the fire safety data gaps and to pave the way for Pan-European fire safety efforts. Because there is a lack of statistics about fires in the European Union. Many countries do keep record about their fires, but not in an unambiguous way. This is…

Action Plan to improve Fire Safety across Europe

March 11th, 2020

Most of the European victims of home fires are preventable, that’s why, the European Fire Safety Alliance (EuroFSA) launches, its Action Plan to improve Fire Safety across Europe. click for the summary of the European Fire Safety Action Plan In November 2019, the European Fire Safety Alliance organised the first European Fire Safety Week and…

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…

Building a Safer Future – the Final report of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety chaired by Dame Judith Hackitt

May 22nd, 2018

The European Fire Safety Alliance (EuroFSA) welcomes Dame Judith Hackitt’s final report of her independent review of the UK Building Regulations and Fire Safety. This is completely separate from the independent judicial review into the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy that continues and has already begun taking evidence from interested parties. As EuroFSA had said in…

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…

New report on Fire safety of fire safe cigarettes

November 22nd, 2017

The Fire Service Academy, part of the Institute for Safety (IFV), is interested in the effect of fire-safe cigarettes on fire safety in people’s living environment. The goal of the study ‘Fire safety of fire safe cigarettes’ is to obtain an understanding of the reduced propensity of fire-safe cigarettes to ignite specifically upholstered furniture and…

FEU report ‘Fire safety of upholstered furniture in domestic area’ nominated for Fireforum Awards

October 31st, 2017

Approxiamtely 5,000 people die each year as a result of a house fire in the European Union nowadays. Several American and British studies indicate that the number of deaths can be reduced by at least 25 percent by the use of fire safe furniture. The Federation of the European Union Fire Officer Associations (FEU) states…

Grenfell Tower Fire West London

June 23rd, 2017

I think it appropriate to allow the first waves of grief then anger to be felt before commenting on the tragic fire at Grenfell Flats, West London. It was quickly clear that there would be multiple fatalities. The seriousness of what unfolded is reflected in the announcement from the Prime Minister that there will be…

International Fire Safety Education Seminar

European Fire safety Alliance participates in International Safety Education Seminar

June 6th, 2017

The 4th International Safety Education Seminar takes place from 7-8 June 2017 in Arnhem, the Netherlands. This years theme is: Reaching out, how to involve people in Fire Safety. Reaching out, that is what we do. But do we really involve people in Fire Safety? Do we reach our goals? Do we influence fire safety…

European Fire Safety Alliance contributes at Statistics at European level

June 6th, 2017

To measure is to know, especially for organizations engaged in fire safety. That is the strong belief of the European Fire Safety Alliance. Statistics allow us to draw conclusions out of the huge amount of data available. In the field of fire safety an enormous amount of figures, studies, reports and documents is available in…

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…