In the first part of a regular column, FIRESA's Secretary David Smith comments on recent developments within industry.(Comment)

With FIRESA now a fully active association for suppliers to the fire and rescue services, we are delighted that we continue to attract new members to whom we extend here a warm welcome. Growing the membership base enables the association to represent the full spectrum of interests across the fire and rescue supply sector. We welcome also both Ken Knight, Commissioner LFEPA, and Peter Holland, CFO Lancashire, as Honorary Members, marking the terrific support which they offered to FIRESA during its formative stages.

FIRESA is now firmly positioned alongside Firebuy and the National Procurement Board in delivering the aims of the National Procurement Strategy. Acting as a single point of industry contact for Firebuy, the association is aligning itself to dovetail with Firebuy in the areas of appliances, respiratory equipment and the Integrated Clothing Project. …

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