A joint seminar with CFOA on 2nd December at the Fire Service College.
This is an essential one-day seminar for UK fire-fighting suppliers, members of the Fire and Rescue Services and indeed anyone with an interest in changes taking place within the sector.
Bookings are now being taken on the CFOA web site here http://cfoaservices.co.uk/events/firesa-council-and-cfoa-joint-seminar-working-together-for-the-future-of-fire-and-rescue.html
If you are a Fire and Rescue Service or any other organisation within the Fire and Rescue sector, we'd be delighted to help you learn more about us and how we can assist you in your procurement and other FRS-related activities.
If you would wish to receive a small FIRESA delegation for informal discussions and/or a formal presentation, we warmly invite you to contact Dave Smith of the FIRESA Council Secretariat on 020 3166 5002 or 07833 247819.
Or view and download our latest flyer here FIA FIRESA Flyer 2014
All FIA members abide by the Leadership Statement which covers a range of economic, employee, quality, environmental and social principles with which our members comply.
A copy of the Statement may be found here FIA Leadership Statement
Developing the principles enshrined in our MoU with CFOA to achieve real results in our work together
Acting with CFOA and the Fire and Rescue Services to deliver a workable collaborative procurement regime and a national/regional product evaluation scheme
Continuing to grow vital networking opportunities for our members
See here for a simple organogram of our Primary Liaisons FIRESA Council Primary Network
CFOA , with advice and assistance from FIRESA Council, has launched an Associate Member Scheme which will initially be exclusive to the FIA membership. There are four levels of membership, all of which enable fire-fighting suppliers to establish closer links to CFOA .
See here for further information CFOA Assoc Scheme
Bookings for exhibitors and delegates are now open for the Fire Fleet and Equipment Show at the Heritage Motor Museum over 15th-16th July. Click here for details which include a discount for FIA member exhibitors.
FIRESA Council is delighted to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chief Fire Officers Association. This is set to formalise our relationship and create a framework for progressing our mutual objectives. See more about CFOA here www.cfoa.org.uk
DCLG published in March 2014 a report on a joint research project wth CFOA entitled Fire and Rescue Procurement Aggregation and Collaboration. FIRESA Council is currently in the process of consulting the FIA 's fire-fighting members on the proposals therein and will provide its written response shortly.
We are presently in talks with CFOA regarding a Memorandum of Understanding between our two organisations. The MoU will serve to provide a formal basis for working together on a number of key projects.
The CFOA Fire Fleet and Equipment Show will take place at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon over 15th and 16th July. Many of our members will be there and FIRESA Council is working with CFOA on the successful delivery of the event.
The next meeting of Council is at Cheshire FRS HQ in Winsford on 18th February. Any members or potential new members that wish to join us should drop a line to email@example.com
FIRESA Council enjoyed an excellent meeting at the premises of WL Gore in Edinburgh in November courtesy of Council Member Suzanne Prince. We were delighted to welcome several members of the Scottish FRS to the meeting before departing for a visit to the Edinburgh Airport Fire Training Facility.
FIRESA Council is pleased to announce the secondment of Simon Burnett-Boothroyd [A W Hainsworth] to Council to fill one of the vacancies that remain following the formal FIA Council elections in November.
The Emergency Services Show took place over 25th-26th September at Birmingham NEC with many of our members exhibiting. FIRESA co-sponsored a Drinks Reception held at close of show on Wednesday 25th which was extremely well-attended. Donations for sponsorship were received from all members of FIRESA Council, namely Antares, Ballyclare, Godiva, PBI, Plastisol, Primetech, Supply+, Vimpex and WL Gore.
On 2nd April 2013 FIRESA became integrated into the Fire Industry Association. The FIRESA Council Chairman, Derek Gotts, welcomes the integration, describing it as “a natural progression” for both parties. We are sure that the future for the expanded FIA and its FIRESA contingent will be an exciting and rewarding one. For more information from the FIA website, click here
The FIRESA has now integrated with the Fire Industry Association to form the FIRESA Council for suppliers to the Fire and Rescue Services, representing the concerted industry voice across a spectrum of legislative, regulatory and standards issues affecting its members.
FIRESA Council already influences and participates in the decisions which affect the industry and its practitioners, forging a co- operative environment which benefits its members, their customers and ultimately the public.
To contribute positively to the growth and development of the Fire and Rescue Service market, thereby improving its effectiveness and playing an association role in protecting life, property and the environment.
To represent the concerted and professional industry voice of issues of common interest, linking suppliers with Fire and Rescue practitioners and other industry stakeholders and bringing benefits both to its members and to the customers they serve.
Active participation in a vibrant and growing association representing the collective views of its members across the legislative, regulatory and standards landscape
Joining other members in contributing to the growth and development of the fire and rescue supply market
Recognition and publicity as a member on the FIA web site and other promotional material, raising the profile of members by identifying them as a reputable company meeting the requirements of association membership
Receipt of enquiries from prospective clients via the association
Receipt of a regular News Letter and other up-to-date information of relevance to the industry
Attendance at seminars at reduced member rates on subjects of key interest
Access to significantly discounted rates for key exhibitions and subscriptions to some trade journals
Authoring of regular features to the fire trade press
Participation in consultative processes within the association and externally which bring industry influence to legislatory and regulatory processes
Participation in wider fire industry issues through the FIA and the Fire Sector Partnership
Opportunities to influence the future direction of your industry
Access to the technical, marketing and commercial services of the FIA Secretariat
Participation in strategic alliances with other industry stakeholders
Recognition of adherence to FIA ’s values as an association of quality suppliers to the fire protection and fire fighting sectors