Conferences and Seminars

Fire Information Group UK (FIG UK) Seminar celebrating the 31st Anniversary of The Fire Information Group UK

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 13.00 – 17.00 followed by a reception

Location: Senate Room, 9th Floor, Imperial Hotel, Russell Square, London

This seminar is kindly sponsored by Lane, Jefferies & Associates Ltd, Sheila Pantry Associates Ltd and Burgoynes.


Timing includes Questions/Answers in each speaker’s session

12.15 – 13.00


13.00 – 13.30

Introduction by Chair Sheila Pantry OBE BA FCLIP, IOSH Lifetime Achievement Award winner 2013

FIG UK – Looking back – Looking forward and new ways of working [0.5 MB]

Setting the scene.
Worldwide Fire, health and safety information sources – including new topics, research and developments.
Where to keep up to date.

13.30 – 14.15

Dr James L D Glockling, BEng PhD MIFireE, Technical Director, Fire Protection Association, Director RISCAuthority

Fire Research into Practice [4.8 MB]

Recent fire research including fires in thatched roofs. Also, where to keep up to date in information.

14.15 – 15.00

Chris Jones, Chairman Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH), Director of Risk Management and Compliance, Cory Environmental.

WISH fire guidance and tests – Reducing fire risk at waste management sites [2.3 MB]

Waste Industry and fires – current and future work. Also, where to keep up to date in information.

15.00 – 15.20

Tea/Coffee Break

15.20 – 16.05

Alasdair Hay, CBE QFSM MBA MCIPD MIFireE, Chairman, Fire Service Research and Training Trust.

What the FSRTT does and how it can help those working in the fire industry – also where to keep up to date in information.

16.10 – 16.55

David Lane, MIFireE, AssocRINA, FRIN, Director of Training Events, Skybound Rescuer

Missions in the use of Drones (UAS / RPAS) for Public Safety and Search and Rescue (SAR) – Future ways of working [2.8 MB]

Specialises in the use of drones for public safety. Mission is to optimise drone performance for all Emergency Services. The vision is to enable Emergency Services to save lives that could not be saved before.
Future ways of working using available technologies e.g. drones, robots.
Also where to keep up to date in information on these topics.

16.55 – 17.00

Summing up – Chairman

17.00 – 18.00

Speakers and delegates are welcome to the free Networking drinks and nibbles party in The Imperial Hotel 1st Floor Bar.

Seminar Delegate Fees

Delegates – £60 each

FIG UK Members – £50 each less FIG UK discount – £30 each delegate

FIG UK Retired members – £20 each

3.5 CPD certificates will be available for those attending.


Further Information from FIG UK Co-ordinator:

Sheila Pantry OBE BA FCLIP, IOSH Lifetime Achievement Award winner 2013 | Sheila Pantry Associates Ltd, 85 The Meadows, Todwick, Sheffield S26 1JG, UK | Tel: +44 (0) 1909 771024 | Email: