figcon4 (March 2023) – FIRE Information Group UK (FIGUK)


1. Title

The name of the Group shall be the “Fire Information Group UK”. Its short title shall be “FIGUK”.

2. Objectives

The objectives of FIGUK shall be:

  1. to provide a forum for sharing experiences, views and information on fire and fire related matters.
  2. to register members, especially those active in general or specialist areas.
  3. to make information freely available electronically to members and other relevant interested bodies.
  4. to promote other activities as shall be determined by the Group.

3. Membership

  1. Membership availability

    Membership is open to any person or organisation who has an interest in fire and fire related information. This person need not necessarily be located in the United Kingdom (UK), but FIGUK shall be considered a UK group.

    Membership shall be determined and reviewed by the Group.

  2. Application for Membership

    1. A prospective member shall apply using the current application form available on the FIGUK website.
    2. In applying for membership all applicants agree to abide by the constitution of FIGUK.
  3. Termination of membership

    The Group may at its discretion have the right to terminate the membership of any person at any time, and to cause the name of that person to be removed from the FIGUK register.

    A person so affected shall have the right of appeal before the Group, whose decision then will be final and binding.

4. Register of Members

FIGUK Members shall maintain a general register with details of all members. FIGUK publishes this on its website.

The list shall conform to the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

5. General Meetings

A meeting shall be held at least twice a year.

When necessary The Quorum for voting at any meeting shall be 10% of current members.

6. Officers of FIGUK

FIGUK shall elect the following at each meeting:

  1. Chairperson
  2. Minutes Secretary
  3. Newsletter Editor

The Coordinator Officer appointed at the first meeting of the year, for the whole year, will carry out all the duties a combined post of Membership/Coordinator.

7. Group

FIGUK shall be managed by the Group.

8. Amendments to the Constitution

No addition, alteration or deletion shall be made to any existing Article of the Constitution of FIGUK except at a Group meeting providing it has been on the agenda.

Any proposal for alteration, addition or deletion to the existing Constitution requires a majority of at least two thirds of the members to be present at the meeting.

9. Interpretation of Constitution

The Group shall have the sole power to determine any question that may arise concerning the interpretation of the Articles of FIGUK, whether in full or in part.

This will be decided at a Group meeting.

10. Dissolution

FIGUK shall only be dissolved by resolution of a Group meeting. A majority of two thirds of members present at such a meeting of those returning written consent for the dissolution shall be required.

In the event of dissolution the Group shall remain in being for as long as is necessary, with the sole power and discretion, to distribute any remaining assets of FIGUK including the website, all liabilities having been fully and completely discharged. These assets shall be distributed as decided by the Group. The Group Members shall be notified by the Auditor that the assets have been distributed appropriately.