FIRESA chief backs merger with FIA

03 Apr 2013

Fire and Rescue Suppliers Association (FIRESA) members will benefit from the merger with the Fire Industry Association (FIA), according to FIRESA chairman Derek Gotts.

The move follows ongoing talks between the two parties and a formal vote by the FIRESA membership. The integration has been supported on both sides.

Mr Gotts has welcomed the amalgamation and expects the transition to be a smooth one between two familiar bodies. The FIA has delivered FIRESA's secretariat services over the last eight years.

"The FIA provides a robust mature trade body with structured additional resources and capabilities, while FIRESA brings a strong and credible reputation that complements the FIA and will allow us to have a stronger joint voice to represent our members' best interests," said Mr Gotts.

"It is my belief that this will deliver better value, structure and clarity of message for the FIRESA members."

Copyright Press Association 2013

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