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FDIS supports Fire Kills campaign

This year the government’s Fire Kills campaign ran from 7 November to 4 December 2016. The campaign urges people to test their smoke alarms now, and then monthly, including for those they care for, to prevent fire deaths.

FDIS are promoting the message that smoke alarms are just as important as fire doors.

Kevin Hulin, FDIS scheme manager, said: “Both passive and active fire protection is essential to protect lives and property in the event of a fire. Fire doors serve the important role of compartmentalising a fire. But active fire protection such as smoke and fire alarms is crucial for alerting a building’s inhabitants should a fire break out.”

FDIS is the first scheme of its kind in Europe. It allows fire safety professionals to gain the FDIS Diploma in Fire Doors. They can then go on to become Certificated Fire Door Inspectors.