About Us

The UK Fire Association was formed by Alan Price, Tom Law and Alan Palmer in February 2009 primarily to serve the interests of small and medium sized fire equipment maintenance companies and their customers. They were joined by Andrew Berry in 2017 when he took over from Alan Price as chairman.
We represent over 200 small and medium sized companies providing fire prevention and protection services, solutions and training.
We are a not for profit organization - owned by our members for the benefit of our members.

Our Aims

To promote trade between members so that we can better serve our customers.
To share relevant information promptly between members – wherever possible by electronic means.
To represent the members interests with BAFE and at government level.
To encourage and help members develop their expertise and provide high levels of service.
To stimulate dialogue with other Fire Trade Associations for the benefit of members.
To inspire debate by members so the association more accurately reflects their views and needs.

Benefits of Membership

The UK-FA exists to support small and medium sized fire trade enterprises, creating a network of experts who provide services and solutions to each other and UK consumers.

Annual membership costs less than £5 per week and offers the following benefits:

  • Access to specialist sub-contractors, that you can trust e.g. dry riser/fire alarms/extinguishers/systems maintenance, fire training and fire risk assessment providers.
  • Advice from experienced like-minded organisations about growing your business.
  • Complimentary UK-FA vehicle logo decals.
  • Introduction to specialist fire trade insurance brokers.
  • Discounts on selected industry required technician training courses.
  • Free UK-FA Portable Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Procedures Manual.
  • ISO9001 quality management accreditation consultancy.
  • Mediation when things aren’t going well with your customer.
  • Nationwide coverage for consumers using our network of over 200 members.
  • Online and Telephone reference to our extensive technical library.
  • Promotion of your services to consumers and other fire industry organisations through the UK-FA website.
  • Prompt technical and commercial support from association Directors and specialist members.
  • Private members area on website for industry guides, discussion groups and networking.
  • Quality assured templates of key industry documents e.g. RAMS, T&C’s, method statements, fire log book, etc.
  • Regular news updates through newsletters and social media.
  • Substantial cost reductions when buying BSI standard materials.
  • Two informal meetings a year with relevant guest speakers to maintain continuous professional development and where you can network and socialise with other like-minded people.
  • Use of the UK-FA Member Logo on email and print stationery, social media and your website.
Join the UK Fire Association
You don't have to jump through hoops to become a member, we simply need to be sure that you are competent in the fields that you work in and carry adequate insurance.

Our Directors

Chairman
Andrew became the Association's Chairman in 2017 and is responsible for running official meetings and acting as the figurehead of the association within the industry.

Contact Andrew

Andrew Berry Chairman

Secretary
Alan is a founding Director of the UK-FA. Based just outside London he is responsible for membership management, news bulletins and events.

Contact Alan

Alan Palmer Secretary

Treasurer
Tom is a founding Director of the UK-FA. Based in the north of England he is responsible for the financial management of the association.

Contact Tom

Tom Law Treasurer