Useful Fire Safety Links

Visit any of the links below for further information. County Durham & Darlington Fire Service is not responsible for the content of other people's sites.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

On 5 January 2016 responsibility for fire and rescue policy transferred from the Department for Communities and Local Government to the Home Office. The following link will take you to a collection of all documents relating to fire safety guidance.

The National Fire Sprinkler Network

The National Fire Sprinkler Network was formed after a meeting of the NFSA Conference in Glasgow in 1998. Tess Kingham MP (Gloucester) had been invited to address the conference following a maiden speech in Parliament in which she outlined her support for fire sprinklers as a means of the protection of life, property and the environment from the ravages of fire.

The National Fire Chiefs Council

The National Fire Chiefs Council came into effect on April 1, 2017 and is the professional voice of the UK fire and rescue service. 
NFCC drives improvement and development throughout the UK FRS, while supporting strong leadership of the UK FRS - including the devolved administrations. The following link will take you to a variety of advice and guidance documents -

The Institution of Fire Engineers

The institution is the international qualifying organisation and learned society for fire engineering and fire safety professionals. IFE is at the heart of the fire community, promoting best practice and advancing the discipline for the benefit of society and supporting the professional development of members.

Fire Protection Association

The Fire Protection Association website is aimed at those who run small and medium sized enterprises. It provides basic advice about fire safety in small businesses, it describes the importance of fire risk assessment and it includes a table of simple questions about fire safety which will form the basis of a fire risk assessment which you can complete online.

Fire Safety Guides 

Fire safety in the workplace -

Fire Scout

Safelincs are partners of Fire Kills and are always looking at new safety initiatives. Our most recent has been to set up an independent website where anybody can send photographs of any bad fire safety practice they have come across. We believe seeing a bad example is much more compelling than a list of do's and don'ts.

Organising an outdoor event 

For any outdoor event, festival, mass gathering etc. to run safely it is essential that there is suitable and sufficient pre-planning on behalf of all stakeholders involved, therefore, the CFOA Event Safety Group has developed a suite of best guidance documentation to enable a consistent approach to information giving, gathering, planning and recording.