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Let Us Introduce You to Our October Monthly Meeting Speakers

Join us in October for TWO fantastic speakers from the fire industry: one with a hugely pressurised job role and the other an introduction to a new product which could revolutionise the way we deal with lithium-ion battery fires.

Speaker 1: Andy Hickmott, Head of Fire Safety, Heathrow Airport

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - Varied Fire Risks at Heathrow Airport

Andy Hickmott spent 30 years in the Fire Service in both county and metropolitan areas across the UK. He served in various roles and locations in the London Fire Brigade for 15 years up to Assistant Commissioner level before leading Warwickshire Fire Sevices for 6 years as Chief Fire Officer.

He spent periods of his career in specialist fire protection roles including in the busy commercial area of London’s West End and later as the senior Fire Safety Officer for the London Borough of Camden.

He attended and commanded numerous significant incidents during his career including the Ladbroke Grove train crash as well as several incidents in and around Heathrow Airport both large and small. Most notably he operated as the London Fire Brigade Gold Commander during the London riots in August 2011 when the demands and pressures on blue light services were extreme.

He joined Heathrow Airport in February 2021 as Head of Fire Safety.

Speaker 2: Matt Humby from Sentura Group

Introducing Pyroflow - Fire Suppression Granules

Matt Humby has produced a film detaling the new PyroFlow materials: “Active Fire Suppression granules” and “Passive Fire Suppression granules”. Come and find out if these new materials can be of interest to your organisation.

Discover this non-toxic, eco friendly material that can provide preventative fire protection and fire fighting provision for metal and lithium-ion battery fires.

The sacks of 100% mineral based, non-combustable material uses the thermal runaway temperatures to form an impermeable shell around the fire load, encapsulating it from further reaction.

Start time: 9.15am for 9.30am

Location: Online via Zoom or at our Chertsey Centre (John Ryder Training Centre, St Anns Road, Chertsey, KT16 9DG


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