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One door closes ...(FIRST OFF)
December 1, 2009 ... As the end of the year approaches it is clear that on the face of it, 2009 has not been a great year for fire safety. On the micro level, the Lakanal House fire claimed six lives, and only last month the destructive fire at a construction site...

Record 400,000 [pounds sterling] fine for fashion retailer's fire safety law breaches.(NEWS)
December 1, 2009 ... High street retailer New Look has been fined 400,000 [pounds sterling] and ordered to pay 136,000 [pounds sterling] in costs after pleading guilty to two breaches of fire safety legislation, following a serious fire at its Oxford Street store in...

Calls for more action on timber frames following devastating Peckham fire.(NEWS)
December 1, 2009 ... Following last month's severe fire at a partially built development of flats in Peckham, south London, which spread to neighbouring inhabited homes, senior fire officers are calling for action on timber frame construction sites. In a joint...

UTC to acquire GE Security as Minimax and Viking announce merger.(NEWS)(Brief article)
December 1, 2009 ... United Technologies Corp has announced an agreement to purchase GE Security for $1.82bn. The deal is pending regulatory approvals. GE Security, part of GE, supplies security and life safety technologies and products for commercial and...

Over 100 evacuated from sheltered housing block.(NEWS)(Brief article)
December 1, 2009 ... Around 118 people were forced to evacuate when a fire broke out at a sheltered housing block for elderly people in Hertfordshire. Firefighters attended the Wormley Court block of warden-controlled flats in Broxbourne just before 4.00pm on...