Fire protection products and expert advice at FIM Expo

It’s now only a few weeks until FIM Expo returns to the Madejski Stadium, home of Reading Football Club, on Wednesday 3 April. This event is an excellent opportunity to get hands-on product demonstrations, have in-depth technical discussions, and compare products between manufacturers – all in the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of a local expo.

Organised by the Fire Industry Association (FIA), FIM Expo features many of the UK’s leading fire detection and alarm manufacturers and focuses on showcasing the latest products and developments in this sector of the industry.

The FIA will also be hosting two free seminars at FIM Expo: the first will outline the changes on BS 5839-1:2017 (the standard for fire detection and alarms); and the second will focus on the need for competency and qualifications and what this means for the future. Both seminars are CPD accredited and free to attend.

With a wide range of exhibitors confirmed so far, FIM Expo is for anyone working in this area, whether as an installer or maintainer of fire detection and alarm systems, a manager of such systems in commercial premises or as an architect or person specifying what type of fire protection systems should be installed in a building.

“We are absolutely delighted to present FIM Expo,” said Kat Schabowska, the Event Coordinator. “It’s a fantastic place for like-minded individuals to meet, exchange ideas, network, and learn more about new products from a wide range of manufacturers. New products are being released onto the market all the time and this is a great way to come and see them first-hand and discuss how these new products might work for you.”

This year, the FIA will also have a stand, so that those interested can enquire about the benefits of FIA membership (which includes discounts on fire protection training and qualifications, and the possibility of a stand at FIM Expo).

FIM Expo is open from 08.30 to 14.30 on 3 April and is free to attend. Parking and refreshments are also available free of charge, including a buffet. To register go to and click on Events.