Extinguishing Council

The FIA Extinguishing Council represents the product manufacturers and suppliers of fire extinguishing and fire fighting equipment.

This includes gaseous, foam, watermist systems, portable extinguishers and similar hardware.

The Council’s key role is to present the collective views of this sector of the industry, including negotiation and discussion with government and other external bodies.

Council members:

  • Chair - Craig Halford, Jactone Products Ltd
  • Secretary - Robert Thilthorpe, Fire Industry Association Ltd
  • Member - Mark Bristow, LS UK Fire Group Ltd
  • Member - Chris Downing, Johnson Controls T/A ADT Fire & Security UK & Ireland
  • Member - Alan Elder, Tyco Fire Protection Products
  • Member - Steve J Evans, Amerex Fire International Ltd
  • Member - Rebecca Fowers, Johnson Controls T/A Tyco Fire & Integrated Solutions UK
  • Member - Nick Ingham, Angloco Ltd
  • Member - Tim Langdale, NU-Swift (Engineering) Limited
  • Member - Andrew Lewis, Mitie Security Ltd
  • Member - Guy Middleton, Chubb Fire & Security Ltd
  • Member - Devang Patel, Fike Safety Technology Ltd
  • Member - Andy Spence, Britannia Fire Ltd
  • Member - Mark Wheeler, EA-RS Fire Engineering Limited
  • Guest - Peter Stokes, Kidde Products Ltd

It is made up of 15 elected members representing small, medium and larger FIA member companies.

As well as representing members’ interests, the Council monitors and influences the development of equipment related standards, legislation and regulations. It also commissions research.

In addition, it provides guidance for product­ related marketing, communications and training issues.