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Fire Advice and Fire Research

Fire is probably the most devastating of disasters that can strike a building. As well as the damage caused by heat and smoke, the water used to extinguish the blaze can also cause serious issues.

Historic England publishes advice and best practice for the heritage sector and also hosts a fire research database.

Arson Risk Reduction

Arson Risk Reduction

Published 5 May 2017

This guide is designed to help identify threats and take steps to make properties less of a target for arson.

Fire Safety for Traditional Church Buildings

Fire Safety for Traditional Church Buildings

Published 10 November 2017

This guide is intended for churches with congregations of up to 300, to help decide if any fire safety improvements are necessary to protect them, and what improvements can be made to give added protection to the building.

Fire Research Database

Find information about fire safety research from across the historic built environment.

Search the Fire Research Database

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