Blog 2017 
Firewatch winners......... 
Max Willey MD was delighted to collect the 'Charity or Business Contribution to Sport and/or Community Award' on behalf of Firewatch SW Ltd. 
Max Willey
Supporting Local Football 
We are pleased to continue our long standing support of local football and the Devon FA. We have supplied and fitted several banners around the Coach Road site. For a chat or quotation please give Andrew or Bobby a call on 01626 201099 
Devon County FA
New look for Firewatch vehicles 
Our sister company A-Signs have given our new vehicles a new look! For a chat or quotation please give Andrew or Bobby a call on 01626 201099 
New Firewatch vehicles
Supporting Local Causes 
We are as always pleased to support local causes. Abbfest has been running for 13 years and has to date raised over £200,00 for local charities and the community. This year they raised £22,000 - we look forward to supporting in 2018! 
21st - 23rd September 2018 
Fire Door Safety Week 2017 
Fire Door Safety Week is all about raising awareness of this critical element of fire safety in every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building. 
The brainchild of the British Woodworking Federation, the BWF-CERTIFIRE Fire Door Scheme and the UK’s Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS), the initiative aims to raise awareness of the critical role of fire doors, drawing attention to specific issues such as poor installation and maintenance, and encouraging building owners and users to check the operation and condition of their fire doors and to report those that aren’t satisfactory. 
Click HERE for further information. 
Risk Assessments accessible on the go 
Available to all our customers, this web based fire risk assessment (FRA) solution will cut out the paperwork, aswell as allowing you access to your FRA at all times, wherever you are. On completion of the risk assessment it will be hosted on our cloud based online system which can be accessed by yourself or any authorised company employees. For further details please visit our FRA page HERE 
Firewatch sponsors local side 
Firewatch are pleased to support local football team MAP KIngs under 10's, by providing them with training kit. 
Are extinguishers art? 
Local student Jason Grylls has turned an extinguisher into a work of art. Jason contacted us asking if we could help. 
'For my final peace of work for my GCSE's I had to make a lamp. Before I started to design my product, I set myself a goal to make a lamp that was going to use something that would no longer have a lease of life if I were not to use it. Looking round my classroom I spotted a fire extinguisher and I knew that thousands get decommissioned every year. I contacted Max at Firewatch South West who kindly donated me an old unit, my design developed from there.' 
Glad we could help Jason! 
Extinguisher lamp
Airport Safety Week 8 - 14 May 2017 
In association with Exeter Airport, we are pleased to be able to support National Airport Safety Week.  
The diverse range of activities involved encompassed practising resuscitation, runway inspections on foot, weighing foreign object debris, awareness of drink and drugs and discharging water from fire trucks. 
Among many examples, Aberdeen put the focus on the environmental impact of spillages, Cardiff used a simulator to show how to land an aircraft, Liverpool examined the hazards of refuelling aircraft, Newcastle featured a terminal awareness programme on lithium batteries and Newquay had over 60 people involved in a foreign object debris clearing exercise. 
airport fire safety week
Roy Blunt - Firewatch Operations Director & Darren Kinsman-Moore, Exeter Airport Fire Service & Motor Transport Manager 
Themes and activities included safety poster competitions with local schools, school visits, safety quizzes and competitions, maintaining optimal health around shift work, first aid training, runway incursion awareness, runway walks, rescue and fire-fighting service open days and air traffic control safety briefings. 
This takes place every year at all the major airports and they run several fire awareness events for passengers and staff during that period. 
Please click HERE to be redirected to the UK Airport Safety Week website. 
Roselands v Cronies Firewatch Devon Senior Cup Final 
Huge congratulations to Cronies who have lifted the Firewatch Devon Senior Cup after the final on 20 April 2017. 
All three goals in the second half from Jamie Fanson (2) and Ben Lawrence, with Man of the Match going to Marcus Fanson. 
For a full write up visit Devon FA HERE 
To see the live video feed from the game please click HERE 
New risk assesssment guidance for residential homes 
New guidance came out last year to give more indepth guidance to residential care premises. 
What is in the new guidance? 
• The additional guidance includes: Evacuation of a protected zone in 2.5 mins 
• Upgrading of rooms where residents are unable to evacuate to 60 minutes 
• Staff staying with residents unable to evacuate 
• The use of external fire escapes by residents 
• Travel distances of evacuation routes Use of bypass routes for evacuation 
Click HERE for the full report 
If you have any questions or require any further information please contact Matt Pate - m.pate@firewatchsouthwest.co.uk or Freephone 0800 783 4171 
r/a residential guidance
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