This independent report titled “An Evaluation of the Role of Fire Extinguishers” by David Wales gives an interesting insight into how portable fire extinguishers have for so long been underestimated in fire protection for residential properties. The UK Fire Association is proud to stand alongside IFEDA in supporting David Wales conclusions to encourage wider recognition and early adoption of the reports many findings. This will require reverse thinking for many involved in residential fire protection who appear to have had their views for fighting small fires in the home based more upon assumptions than facts.
This is a must read if you conduct fire risk assessments in residential properties or supply/maintain portable fire extinguishers https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/65405266/an-evaluation-of-the-role-of-fire-extinguishers
The UK-FA are extremely proud to announce that we have chosen Children’s Burns Trust as our fundraising beneficiary for the coming 12 months.
Children’s Burns Trust are a national charity dedicated to providing rehabilitation support for burned and scald injured children and their families, as well as prevention and awareness campaigns for which there is little or no national funding.
The Trust does not receive any government funding so rely on fundraising.
Children's Burns Trust offer Weekends away for families of an injured child to meet up with other families in similar situations. During the weekend the children get the opportunity to visit a local farm and play area. On the Saturday evening the parents have a special dinner where they can relax knowing that their children are being well looked after by the staff.
For young people that have suffered burn injuries the Trust offer Burns club day events and residential camp experiences. Both are funded through donations received.
Also offered by the Trust is emergency financial support to help families with associated costs, this may be travelling costs to and from the hospital or specialist rehabilitation equipment needed by the child.
As members, we ask that should you have any ideas to help our fundraising, or if you have any contacts who would donate items for charitable auctions or raffles, we’d love to hear from you.
Please contact out treasurer, Dan Davis, on the usual email address