FPA Launches Emergency Evacuation Association

FPA Launches Emergency Evacuation Association

16 March 2016

The Fire Protection Association (FPA), the UK’s national fire safety organisation has launched a new membership body to represent the emergency evacuation sector.

The Emergency Evacuation Association (EEA) has been created in collaboration with Evac+Chair and will offer members publications, guidance and advice to safeguard the interests of organisations from all sectors and industries that have an interest or responsibility in emergency evacuation. EEA will provide a unified voice for the sector and aims to follow the FPA’s lead by lobbying for improved safety standards and in the case of emergency evacuation actually lobby for standards to be introduced on evacuation products.

By joing the EEA, members will recieve the following:

  • Two e-learning courses on evacuation
  • The ability to download publications and other documents from FPA member library
  • Free attendance to EEA/FPA member events
  • Monthly emails with news and technical articles/best practice on evacuation
  • Monthly copy of Fire Risk Management magazine
  • EEA membership card and certificate
  • Use of EEA member logo
  • FPA SME level membership and all its benefits

FPA marketing manager Jimmy Phillips said: ‘We are excited to be launching the EEA as we’ve been approached by many people telling us there’s a huge interest in having a unified voice for the emergency evacuation sector. We’re delighted to be able to provide the industry with a one-stop-shop for best practice, guidance and lobbying.’

Evac+Chair sales and marketing director Mark Roberts added: ‘EEA has been launched to ensure there is real input to help shape and form the direction of evacuation for its members and its future with knowledgeable advice, to unite companies and organisations from all sectors and industries. It is no longer just fires that can be a potential threat to the lives of visitors, staff or residents, and routines can be disrupted with little or no warning by other disastrous events; it is therefore essential that evacuation is at the forefront of people’s minds.

‘The Fire Protection Association draws attention to the dangers of fire and the means by which their potential for loss is kept to a minimum, which makes them the perfect partner for the EEA. They have an unrivalled reputation for quality of work and expertise in all aspects of fire including research, consultancy, training, membership, publications, risk surveying

Membership costs £240+VAT or £260+VAT to include a print copy of FRM. Visit www.thefpa.co.uk/membership or call 01608 812524. Existing FPA corporate, gold and SME members can join the EEA for free, while individual FPA members can upgrade. For more information email membership@thefpa.co.uk

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