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The first successful steps to better fire safety around Europe

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 which gives a good impression of all activities during this week.

Stakeholders, firefighters, academics and industry came together in the European Fire Safety Week to discuss how to improve fire safety around Europe. Important research, studies and reports that highlighted the dangers from fire in the home were presented. It delivered strong consistent best practise messages on home fire safety by respected fire professionals at national and EU Level. We thank all involved parties who made it possible to draw attention to the themes Community Fire Safety, Building Fire Safety, Electrical Safety and Energy Transition, Furniture Fire Safety and Smoke Spread in residential buildings. The same week the International Safety and Education Seminar took place in Antwerp, with a variety of subjects on Fire Prevention. The Fire Safety Seminar in Arnhem (NL) completed the Fire Prevention Week in Brussels.

Based on the findings (best practices, research and recommendations) of the European Fire Safety Week 2019, the European Fire Safety Alliance will propose an EU action plan. This plan will be presented to MEPs and European Commission officials on the Fire Safety Future meeting, to be held at the beginning of 2020.

We wish you happy holidays and hope that you will continue to work with us coming year on our mission to reduce the risk from fire for all European citizens.

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