FPA Membership

Member Benefits

The Fire Protection Association is the UK’s leading fire safety organisation, committed to setting the highest industry standards, influencing policy, and supporting our members with the most comprehensive fire safety news, advice, training, resources, and exclusive member benefits to support you in your role.

Fire & Risk Management Journal

Keeping you informed of the latest fire industry news and developments

Fire & Risk Management is the UK’s market leading fire safety journal, published 10 times a year, and is available exclusively to FPA members in digital and print format depending on your requirements.

Each issue is designed to keep members abreast of the very latest industry developments, emerging risks, protection technologies and best practice, with features, contributions and opinions from leading fire safety experts.

Articles provide practical, vocational, and educational support, as well as exploratory case studies and an opportunity to engage with the FPA fire safety community. Articles include:

  • Thought leadership from experts across the industry
  • Training tasters that give valued educational content from some of the FPA’s comprehensive suite of training courses
  • The chance to pose questions to the FPA’s technical team
  • What is…? guides that give entry level explanations of key aspects of fire safety to provide a grounding for our new members and also members who work in different areas of fire safety
  • Legal case studies, presented by legal experts within the fire industry
  • Member spotlights giving you the chance to tell the story of your fire safety business and read about those of other members.

Guaranteed to drive debate and discussion, FPA’s flagship publication is highly regarded in the fire industry and is a valued membership benefit. As a member you can also access our archive of previous issues on the FPA website.

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Webinars

Access to topical webinars to broaden your skill set and keep you up-to-date

FPA members benefit from a busy calendar of CPD approved webinars which can be accessed live online or listened to at your leisure via the archive of recordings in the Members’ Area of our website on topics such as competency, fire doors, means of escape, and sprinkler systems.

Our webinar programme covers a wide range of topics and disciplines with subject experts tackling key technical and strategic issues whilst allowing time for Q&A sessions.

FPA members are also invited to member exclusive quarterly Q&A webinars with a technical expert covering a specific topic to support you in your role. Questions can be submitted prior to the webinar or asked live. Q&A webinar recordings are also available to watch on demand in the Members’ Area.

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Ask The Expert

Our team are on hand to answer your technical queries

Members receive access to our team of technical consultants for expertise and support across a wide range of fire safety subjects, including fire risk assessments, automatic sprinkler systems, fire detection and alarms and passive fire protection, and more.

As a member you can raise a ticket with your technical query in the Members’ Area which will be answered by one of our technical consultants within 10 working days.* 

*Please note that if your query extends beyond advice and guidance and into consultancy, our team of experts can provide a quote for this.

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Document Library

Exclusive access to a unique collection of fire safety resources

At the FPA we publish the UK’s most comprehensive range of publications and training aids in the fields of fire safety, risk management and related topics. As an FPA member you have exclusive online access to the Document Library where you can view this valuable content. Some publications can be downloaded whilst others are locked due to copyright restrictions.

The Document Library includes handbooks on general fire safety, building protection, management and risk assessment, as well as tailored advice for a number of specific industry sectors including construction, heritage, warehouses and occupancy types such as schools, residential care homes and healthcare premises.

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Advice & Guidance

Articles written by our technical experts covering a range of topics

The FPA publishes a range of freely available articles covering a range of topics on our website as part of our vision to continue to be the go-to authority in the field of fire protection. Some articles are produced exclusively for FPA members and focus on frequently asked technical questions for members to refer to. Article topics include:

  • Building protection and construction
  • Business continuity and resilience
  • Competency
  • Detection and alarm systems
  • Fire risk assessments
  • Means of escape
  • Passive fire protection
  • Suppression.
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Mini Guides

Digestible mini guides to encourage best practice

FPA members can access a range of easily digestible mini guides providing a high level overview and best practice guidance on specific topics including:

  • Action in the event of a fire
  • Fire safety induction
  • The role of a fire warden
  • Guide to assisted evacuation
  • How to use a fire extinguisher
  • Residential care home checklist
  • School fire safety checklist.
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Educational Case Studies

Lessons learnt

Members have access to a wide range of educational case studies published in the Members’ Area. Produced by the FPA’s Editorial Team, they explore best practice in a case study format to help you apply the learning to your own business.

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Information Posters

Support your colleagues, employees and clients

FPA members can access a variety of information posters providing key guidance and best practice to display in workplaces, communal areas and noticeboards. Aimed at supporting your colleagues, employees and clients, topics covered include:

  • Action in the event of a fire
  • Electrical fire safety
  • Fire door best practice
  • Fire safety in the home
  • Fire safety in the workplace
  • Displaying your fire wardens
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CPD Record Tool

Keep track of your CPD hours using our exclusive member tool

Our CPD Record Tool is the perfect place to track and document the skills, knowledge, training, and experience you gain both formally and informally as you work towards your Continuing Professional Development.

You can keep a personal record of what you learn from our webinars, courses, and podcasts as well as any CPD you complete through other organisations.

Using the CPD Record Tool you can add new entries for individual hours, edit existing entries, and complete the overview section containing key information such as the total number of hours and the date range of activities completed. You can then save the entries to your membership account or download them as a PDF to save locally or print.

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Member Newsletter and News Round Up

Providing you with regular email updates

Our monthly member e-newsletter keeps you informed of current industry issues and legislative changes, as well as forthcoming events and webinars, and podcast releases.

Members also receive our weekly Member News Round Ups to keep you up to date with the latest topical news stories across the fire sector.

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Member Branding

Promoting your membership of the UK’s national fire safety organisation

As an FPA member you can demonstrate your commitment to working towards the protection of people, property, business, and the environment by featuring our range of exclusive member branding opportunities on your stationery, marketing literature, website, and social media channels.

FPA Member Branding includes:

  • Member logo
  • Member certificate
  • Email signature banner
  • Social media cover photos and graphics for Twitter and LinkedIn.

Our member branded resources are personalised to your membership and include your member number and renewal date. All resources are available in a variety of digital and print formats in the Members’ Area of the website.

The FPA also offer A5 size (21cm x 15cm) member vehicle magnets in white or teal at an additional cost. As magnets, they can easily be applied and removed as vehicles are changed and as new magnets are purchased for subsequent years.

Whilst our branded resources are never meant to imply your products or services are endorsed by the FPA, they help to demonstrate your professional interest in fire safety, and that you are able to access a wealth of advice, guidance, and technical expertise whenever the need arises. Please note that you will need to agree to our terms and conditions of use before downloading the logo.

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Member Insights

Sharing your company’s journey

Our Member Insights are the ideal way to share your company’s journey in a case study format including an overview of your company and its history, the problems your business aims to resolve, and the challenges you face as a business in the fire safety industry.

Member Insights are published on the FPA website and social media channels (with over 35,000 followers), and in our Fire & Risk Management journal. Members who wish to benefit from this complimentary promotional tool are also invited to participate in a video interview for broadcasting on the FPA’s digital platforms including YouTube.

Please note that due to the high volume of requests for this exclusive member benefit, it is allocated on a first come first served basis throughout the year.

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Member Directory

Showcasing your business

The FPA Member Directory is the perfect place to display your company name and website to over 170,000 annual website visitors. As an FPA member you can opt-in to be displayed in the Member Directory and to include your website URL so users can visit your website.

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Online Job Board

Promote your fire-related vacancies on the FPA website

With over 170,000 website visitors each year, the FPA website is the ideal place to advertise your personnel vacancies to the fire sector free of charge. Members can submit requests to post job openings in the Members’ Area. The following information will be displayed on the FPA website:

  • Your company name
  • Vacancy title
  • Salary (if required)
  • Brief summary of the role
  • Closing date
  • A link to your website or application page. 
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Partner Benefits

The FPA works with partners who have offered support and discounts exclusively to FPA members

Red Lion Chambers Fire Law Team consists of specialists offering expert, business focused robust advice and advocacy. The Team represents corporations, company directors, UK fire and rescue authorities, as well as public and investigatory bodies. FPA members can benefit from a free 10-minute consultation with Red Lion Chambers Fire Law Team for all enquiries relating to fire law.

Verto UK are the FPA’s website supplier and specialise in providing a comprehensive range of creative design solutions including websites, printed media, graphic design, SEO, video production and social media management. FPA members are entitled to:

  • A free Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) audit
  • A free social media audit
  • A free website design and development critique
  • Free access to Verto’s online seminars providing SEO and social media training
  • A 10% discount for seminar attendees on your first project with Verto.
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Member Savings

Enjoy preferential rates on all FPA products and services including: 

Claiming your member discount is simple – all you need to do is quote your membership number when making an enquiry and our team will apply your discount at the time of quoting for a product or service.

Did you know that you can purchase additional licences for colleagues part-way through your membership subscription at a pro rata rate so they can access all of the benefits of FPA membership too? So if you have colleagues interested in fire legislation updates, exclusive webinars, comprehensive fire safety resources, or who would benefit from preferential rates on FPA products and services such as training course places, you can find out more about our pro rata rates for additional licences here.

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Assembly Point Podcast

Moving the debate on fire safety forwards

Our podcast, Assembly Point, launched in 2021 to bring you a collective space in which to explore and get information on the most pressing issues in fire safety. Join us as we move the debate on fire safety forwards, and identify new ways to work together to improve standards.

Featuring leading experts from across the sector and beyond, Assembly Points provides yet another way to keep you in the know on all things fire safety.

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Toolkits

The FPA, through our insurer funded research scheme RISCAuthority, produces a range of freely available toolkits to support businesses and our members including:

  • The Business and Property Protection Portal utilises all of our business and geographical data resources to automatically and intelligently ascribe the extensive RISCAuthority library, and other valuable unbiased, quality and free resources
  • Cladding Compliance Toolkit aiming to help users understand the complex, and at times, confusing legislative fire safety requirements of external building cladding systems
  • Hot Works Site Induction Toolkit is a customisable software available for you to supply your clients to help them manage their hot works risks at point of entry
  • ROBUST Business Continuity Software is a free business continuity planning software toolkit designed specifically to help SMEs produce an effective plan and recovery strategy in the event of a disruptive incident
  • The Supply Chain Risk Management Toolkit helps companies of all types and sizes identify their most critical suppliers, so effort can be focused on managing those suppliers that have the biggest impact to the business.
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The Fire Protection Association is the UK’s leading fire safety organisation, committed to setting the highest industry standards, influencing policy, and supporting our members with the most comprehensive fire safety news, advice, training, resources, and exclusive member benefits to support you in your role.

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