Industrial Fire Journal - Fire & Rescue - Hemming Group Ltd
International Firex is back
Published:  23 February, 2011

This biennial event will be a chance for fire safety specialists, including installers, specifiers, consultants and those responsible for fire safety in their work premises, to discover the very latest innovative fire safety solutions.


More than 150 companies will be showcasing their products and services. Confirmed exhibitors include Advanced Electronics, C-Tec, Kentec, Apollo Fire Solutions, EMS Radio Fire & Security, Hochiki Europe (UK), Cooper Fulleon, Fireco, Kidde Products Limited, Nittan, Detector Testers, Detectomat, STI Europe, Fike Safety Technologies, Fike Protection Systems, Tyco Fire Suppression Systems & Building Products.

Industry bodies, including the Association of Specialist Fire Protection, Fire Industry Association, BSI Global and the LPCB (BRE Global), are also amongst those exhibiting.

A full seminar programme will be running alongside the exhibition, offering presentations based on the latest product innovations, best practice, standards, approvals and compliance and current fire safety legislation - all free to attend.

The comprehensive International Firex exhibition will also incorporate four unique feature areas: The ASFP Passive Fire Protection Zone; LPCB Red Book Pavilion; Learning Zone and Fike Village.

ASFP Passive Fire Protection Zone

This brand new feature, a combined hospitality and free seminar area hosted by the Association of Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP), will focus on products, services and best practice in built-in fire protection. With a strong emphasis on professional expertise and the requirements for approved installers and contractors, the Passive Protection Zone will provide visitors with exclusive access to industry experts and knowledge.

LPCB Red Book Pavilion

Following on from the successful launch of the LPCB Red Book Pavilion in 2009, this key feature returns to International Firex in 2011 to provide visitors with vital information on third-party approval schemes and product testing currently undertaken by the BRE Global/ LPCB. A free seminar programme and exhibitor village will be available to provide advice and guidance on the importance of third-party approval. Learning Zone

The Learning Zone will be run in association with the Fire Industry Association - the UK’s leading trade organisation for the fire safety sector. There will be a range of free seminars and presentations on fire risk assessment, fire alarm system design, emergency lighting, business advice, portable extinguisher maintenance and fire safety legislation. If you’re an installer of fire alarms or have concerns about fire safety requirements and legislation, this is where you’ll find your answers.

Fike Village

The Fike Village is a brand new feature developed to provide a relaxed and informal ‘village’ for Fike Protection Systems and Fike Safety Technology customers to meet and entertain key specifiers and end users attending the show. Working with a number of key distributors, the latest Fike suppression and alarm fire safety products are essential aspects of the Fike Village where the emphasis will be on innovation and technical expertise.

Fire Excellence Awards 2011

Held every two years and coinciding with the International Firex exhibition, the Fire Excellence Awards 2011 celebrate the best products, services and individuals in the fire safety industry.  The awards offer the chance to gain unrivalled industry recognition as an award winner or finalist.  The Fire Excellence Awards take place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on Tuesday 17 May 2011.   To register your interest in the Fire Excellence Awards visit

International Firex 2011 will be co-located alongside the international security event IFSEC, Europe’s largest annual safety and health event, Safety & Health Expo and the UK’s biggest and fastest growing FM event, The Facilities Show, all taking place between 16–19 May 2011.

International Firex takes place at the NEC Birmingham from 16-19 May 2011. To register for free entry or for more information about exhibiting, please click here