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Learning More About FIRESA Council

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.    

You may wish to see a short presentation set in pdf format on the work of FIRESA Council here    FIRESA Council Presentation 2014

Or view and download our latest flyer here    FIA FIRESA Flyer 2014

Finding Our Members

All of the FIA 's fire-fighting suppliers may be found on the FIA web site via the Members Listing tab on this page.

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

Other Useful Resources

FIA Brochure    FIA Brochure      FIA Annual Report 2013     FIA Annual Report 2013      FIA Leadership Statement     FIA Leadership Statement 


Latest News

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. 

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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 dsmith@fia.uk.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. 

The FIA AGM and Lunch on 5th November proved as ever to be a fantastic gathering and the AGM itself included a presentation from the FIRESA Council Chairman, Derek Gotts.

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.  

FIRESA Logo 2013

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 


 

Who Are We and What Do We Do?

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.

 

OUR VISION

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.
 

OUR MISSION

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.

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The Value of FIRESA Council to the FIA Fire Fighting Members

 

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  

Links to key decision makers including DCLG , the Consortium and CFOA

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

FIRESA Officers and Council

   FIRESA Mission

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