In light of recent events surrounding the new Research, Development & Innovation Hub that is currently being set up by the FIA, CFOA, and the Fire Service College, some old videos from 1992 have suddenly become relevant once again.
These videos were recently found by Sir Ken Knight (Chairman of the Fire Service College amongst many other leading roles in our industry) and, during a recent conversation with me, he saw how they could be useful background information given the formation of the RDTi Hub, a newly formed triumvirate between the FIA, CFOA and the FSC; picked out by Theresa May MP (Home Secretary at the time) as being a true example of how private and public sector can work symbiotically.
Like many good ideas, it has been thought of before, but it proves a point that “tried that before –didn’t work!” should not be an end to innovation as there is always a different angle, different participants, and a change in appetite based on the timing. All three parties are committed to making the RDTi Hub deliver efficiencies to the Fire and Rescue Services and the manufactures that supply them. More about this venture can be read by clicking here.
You can watch the videos by clicking below, or by subscribing to the FIA's YouTube channel. There are 11 videos in total, but you can watch the first 2 below:
Introduction to the Fire Experimental Unit
See what tests are carried out
Additives for Hosereel Systems
Find out the advantages and limitations of using chemical additives
The video is reproduced on the FIA website with permission of the Home Office under Open Government Licence. No permission is given or implied by the FIA for further copying of the test results.>> Subscribe to our YouTube channel>>
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