Home safety in the spotlight: the theme of this year's Walesfire conference on May 27-28 is 'Safety in the Home'. Jim Ford (Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal from Scottsdale in Arizona, USA) is the conference's keynote international speaker presenting 'The American Experience: Fire prevention through sprinkler installation'.(Diary/Walesfire)

Other speakers include Peter Mapson a developer with Bower Mapson Homes in Harmony who will he sharing his experience of 'Domestic Sprinkler Success in New Developments' and Dr Pamela Donnelly (Fire Service Research and Training Unit, Anglia Polytechnic University) will be publishing her findings on 'Modernising the British Fire Service: A perspective on the social exclusion agenda--the case of Merseyside Fire Service'.

Minister for Social Justice at the Welsh Assembly Government Edwina Hart will be presenting a paper on 'Devolution and the Fire Service: The way ahead in Wales'. This will set the framework for the future of the Fire and Rescue Service in Wales with the advent of devolution. …

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