February’s Customer Survey Winner

Every month Budget-fire offers its customers the chance to win £25 worth of ‘Love2shop’ high street vouchers

The customer survey winner for February was from London, after ordering from Budget-fire he completed the customer survey questionnaire and was entered into the prize draw.   After being selected randomly he was the lucky winner of the £25 Love2Shop vouchers.

‘Love2Shop’ is a high-street gift voucher that is accepted by over 80 leading retailers with 20,000 stores nationwide. Shops include House of Fraser, WH Smith, HMV and New Look

Don’t miss the chance to enter, simply place your fire safety order at www.budget-fire.co.uk

Good Luck !

Squirrels, cute and cuddly or serious contributers to house fires?

A Surrey pest control company, Cleankill Pest Control, has warned home owners to be vigilant for signs of squirrel infestation in lofts.

This rodent finds its way into loft spaces and makes nests there, chewing through electrical cables and roof joists. The company warns that squirrels are very determined rodents and once they have earmarked a loft for nest building are very difficult to evict.

The company claims that March is the onset of a surge of calls to help deal with squirrel infestations in their area. If there are squirrels in your neighbourhood, look for any signs of nesting. Damaged electrical cables can cause a fire, resulting not only in damage to the property but also endangering lives.

To read the full story follow this link: http://www.info4fire.com/news-content/full/squirrels-to-blame-for-serious-house-fires

Fire safety breaches cost Poundland £20,000

Poundland Ltd, a national chain store has been found guilty of severe fire safety breaches at its Commercial Road outlet in Portsmouth.

On inspection the breaches were deemed to be so severe that the store was evacuated until corrective action had taken place. The inspection took place in November 2008. The fire exits were not kept clear and it was apparent that the temporary store manager had not had adequate training.

As a result of four breaches of the Regulatory Reform Order Poundland were ordered to pay £20,000

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Training hots up for Scottish firefighters

A new training unit, allowing training to take place in conditions hotter than 750 degrees Celsius, has been opened by the Highland and Islands Fire Board.

The new facility will enable firefighters to practice tackling a room fire and using techniques that will dampen the flames without causing scalding steam. Firefighters will also practice tackling back-draught and flash-overs that can occur when the door of a room containing a fire is opened.

It is hoped that this new training unit, based at Sumburgh Airport, on the Shetland Isles, will combat the rise in firefighter deaths due to situations involving room fires.

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Budget-Fire receive BAFE certification

Budget-Fire are pleased to announce their BAFE  certification for the maintenance of portable fire extinguishers.

Budget-Fire offer a nationwide team of BAFE registered fire extinguisher service engineers. Being accredited with the BAFE certification and being able to display the BAFE logo on our website will give customers a visible way of recognising the professional competence of our company and the reassurance that the work carried out through us is of a consistently high standard anywhere in the country.

BAFE is a non-profit making organisation dedicated to improving the standards in fire protection. Companies who achieve BAFE accreditation are able to demonstrate their competence and quality of their service through this third party certification.

Budget-Fire offer extinguisher installation, maintenance and commissioning but do not have contracts that tie customers in for several years. For further information on our extinguishers or related services, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0800 088 7309 or visit our website: https://www.budget-fire.co.uk/

Budget-Fire’s BAFE registration number is: FS 544357