Last week, Global had a remarkable opportunity to sponsor The Fire Service College in an effort to educate architecture students from Nottingham Trent University. During this event, we explored various aspects of fire science, and fire behaviour, and even conducted blindfolded evacuation procedures within a simulated emergency scenario to impart valuable knowledge on the best methods of exiting a building during a fire. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to The Fire Service College for hosting us, and we are eager to continue sponsoring events that raise students’ awareness of the dangers posed by fires.
Nurturing Fire Safety Conscious Architects
Fire safety is a fundamental consideration in architecture, and understanding the intricacies of fire science, fire behaviour, and effective evacuation procedures is pivotal for any aspiring architect. A strong foundation in fire safety ensures that future architects are not only creative but also responsible designers who prioritise the safety of the occupants of the structures they create.
A Collaborative Effort with Nottingham Trent University
Our partnership with Nottingham Trent University allowed us to engage with the architects of tomorrow. By working hand-in-hand with students, we were able to foster a deep understanding of the vital role architects play in designing fire-resistant structures and ensuring safe egress in the event of a fire.
Simulating Fire Emergencies
The highlight of our collaboration with The Fire Service College was undoubtedly the simulated emergency scenario. By immersing students in a realistic fire emergency situation, we aimed to provide a unique learning experience. This involved blindfolded evacuation procedures, where students had to rely on their training and instincts to find their way to safety. Such hands-on exercises are invaluable in preparing individuals for the unexpected and reinforcing the importance of preplanned evacuation routes.
Best Practices for Fire Safety
During the event, we shared insights into fire science, discussing the behaviour of fires and the factors that influence their spread. We emphasised the significance of designing fire-resistant structures and how architectural choices can impact the safety of occupants. Moreover, we provided guidance on the most effective evacuation procedures, showcasing the difference these practices can make in ensuring the well-being of building occupants.
A Pledge to Fire Safety
Global remains steadfast in its commitment to advancing fire safety awareness and education. Our partnership with The Fire Service College and Nottingham Trent University reflects our dedication to nurturing the architects of the future with the skills and knowledge needed to prioritise fire safety in their designs.
As we look ahead, we are excited about the prospect of more collaborative efforts that promote fire safety awareness in the architectural community. We believe that these experiences will help shape a generation of architects who understand the complexities of fire safety and are equipped to design buildings that not only inspire but also protect lives. We are deeply appreciative of The Fire Service College for their invaluable support and look forward to continuing our mission to raise awareness about the dangers posed by fires. Together, we can build a safer future.
Global Technical Services are sponsoring The Future of Fire Conference
Women Talking Fire
Thu 16 Nov 20239:00 AM – 4:30 PM
The Queens Hotel, LS1 1PJ
Global Technical Services are excited to be sponsoring The Future of Fire Conference.
Join us to talk, listen and learn at this one-day fire safety technical event designed to inspire, inform and develop delegates.
Earlybird tickets available at a 30% discount until 16th September 2023.
Standard Tickets £150
9.00am Welcome – Judith Evans, Rowans Fire Safety
9.15am Keynote – Mandy Youssef, Associate Fire Engineer at BB7 and three-time national award-winning Engineer
10.00am Planning Gateway One – Fire Safety at the Planning Stage – Mark Wilson, Planning Gateway One Operational Lead at the Building Safety Regulator
11.15am Legal Pitfalls for Fire Safety Professionals – How to Safeguard Your Practice – Hannah Eales, Partner and Barrister at Kingsley Napley LLP and Head of Fire Safety. Hannah is a regulatory, health and safety and criminal law specialist and an experienced advocate
12.00pm Human Behaviour in Fire – Mary Button, Senior Fire Engineer at Delta Fire Engineering Ltd
1.45pm Timber, Steel & Concrete – Materials in Fire (panel discussion) – Jenny Burridge, Head of Structural Engineering at The Concrete Centre, Cameron Creamer, Senior Fire Engineer at Arup and Dr Mostafa Jafarian, Technical Director at Hydrock 3.15pm Why the Public Respond in Emergencies: A Behavioural Science Approach –Dr Anne Templeton, Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology at The University of Edinburgh
4.15pm Close – Judith Evans, Rowans Fire Safety
Getting to the Conference: The Queens Hotel is next door to Leeds train station. Leeds Bus and Coach Station is a short walk from the hotel. Leeds Bradford International airport is 12 miles away. There is no parking at the hotel but there are 2 nearby car parks which offer discounted rates for hotel delegates – see By Road section at www.thequeensleeds.co.uk/find-us/
Overnight Accommodation can be booked at a discounted rate of £175 inc VAT per room by quoting ‘Women Talking Fire’ when contacting The Queens Hotel directly by phone on 0113 243 1323 or by email at email@example.com. Online hotel booking websites may offer cheaper rates.
A Welcome Dinner will be held on 15th November 2023 in the John Charles Suite at the Queens Hotel at 7pm with pre-dinner drinks at 6.30pm. Tickets for the dinner are £20 and can be purchased with the conference tickets.
Conference Photographer: Angela Carrington at The Bigger Picture Agency Ltd will be documenting the conference. Looking to update your social media profile? Angela will be available to take professional headshots of delegates for a nominal fee of £10.