See the latest fire protection products and get expert advice at FIM Expo

It’s now only a few weeks until FIM Expo returns to the Madejski Stadium, home of Reading Football Club, on Wednesday 3 April.

It is an excellent opportunity to get hands-on product demonstrations, have in-depth technical discussions, and compare products between manufacturers – all  in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere of a local expo.

Organised by the Fire Industry Association (FIA), FIM Expo features many of the UK’s leading fire detection and alarm manufacturers and focuses on showcasing the latest products and developments in this sector of the industry.

The FIA will also be hosting two free seminars at the Expo. One will outline the changes on BS 5839-1:2017 (the standard for fire detection and alarms) and the second one will focus on the need for competency and qualifications and what this means for the future. Both seminars are CPD accredited and free to attend.

“New products are being released all the time and this is a great way to see them first-hand and discuss how these new products might work for you.” Kat Schabowska, event coordinator

With a wide range of exhibitors confirmed so far, FIM Expo is for anyone working in this area, whether as an installer or maintainer of fire detection and alarm systems, a manager of such systems in commercial premises or as an architect or person specifying what type of fire protection systems should be installed in a building.

“We are absolutely delighted to present FIM Expo,” said Kat Schabowska, the event coordinator, “it’s a fantastic place for like-minded individuals to meet, exchange ideas, network, and learn more about new products from a wide range of manufacturers.  New products are being released onto the market all the time and this is a great way to come and see them first-hand and discuss how these new products might work for you.”

This year, the Fire Industry Association will also have a stand, so that those interested can meet the Membership Manager and enquire about the benefits of FIA membership (which includes discounts on fire protection training and qualifications, and the possibility of a stand at FIM Expo).

With an average of 25 exhibitors over the last few years, FIM Expo has grown to become the best local expo for the fire industry.

FIM Expo is open between 08.30-14.30 on Wednesday 3 April and is free to attend. Parking and refreshments are also available free of charge, including a buffet.

For general information on the event visit the FIM Expo website.

About the FIA

The FIA is a not-for-profit trade association promoting professional standards in the UK fire safety industry.

The Association was formed in April 2007 out of a merger between two longstanding and well-respected trade associations, FETA (Fire Extinguishing Trade Association) and BFPSA (British Fire Protection Systems Association). The FIA is ‘owned’ by its members, which means that they are answerable to and representative of their members.

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