Conferences and Seminars

FIG UK Seminar – “Mind the Gap in Fire Information: Update 2014”

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Tudor Room, Imperial Hotel, Russell Square, London


12.30 – 13.15


13.15 – 13.20

Introduction by Chair Sheila Pantry OBE

13.20 – 14.20

15 minutes each person

“Updating Mind the Gap in Fire Information” session [0.5 MB] – Setting the scene – FIG UK and fire information worldwide
Sheila Pantry OBE

Update on FRSUG – Fire Statistics User Group overview [0.3 MB] – recent work on various projects
Kirsty Bosley, Chair FRSUG

Fire and rescue incident data and statistics – the status quo and future evolution [0.5 MB]
Gavin Sayer, Head of Fire Statistics Team, Fire, Resilience and Emergencies Directorate, Department for Communities and Local Government

Saved from the Flames [1.4 MB], the history of the Society for the Protection of Life from Fire (SPLF)
John Wilson, SPLF

14.20 – 14.50

Recent research on mass evacuation [4.8 MB]
Prof Ed Galea, University of Greenwich

14.50 – 15.05


15.05 – 15.35

Fire research into practice in 2014
Dr James Glockling, Technical Director Fire Protection Association

15.35 – 16.05

Wildfires and preparedness [1.8 MB]
Rob Gazzard, Forestry Commission

16.05 – 16.35

Marine investigations and fire information [2.5 MB]
Dr Chris Foster, Burgoynes



Summing up – Chairman


Refreshments and Networking


Sheila Pantry OBE

Sheila Pantry Associates Ltd, 85 The Meadows, Todwick, Sheffield, S26 1JG, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1909 771024



This seminar is kindly sponsored by: