Test It Tuesday

The Test It Tuesday Campaign

Test it Tuesday is a campaign developed by several Fire and Rescue Services throughout the UK to remind businesses and home-owners to test their smoke alarms on a weekly basis.

If you follow us on social media (and we strongly recommend that you do) then you will see that we are supporters of the campaign.

Fires can happen at any time and a fully functioning smoke detector can alert you to the danger, giving you the best chance of getting out safely. Regularly testing your alarm (or those of family and friends) will give you the Peace of Mind that should a fire start, you will be given the warning you need to escape.

It is due to this principle that the Test It Tuesday campaign, and more specifically the hashtag #TestItTuesday, was created. Anyone within the fire, safety or security industry utilises the hashtag to help spread the word and remind all their followers to test their smoke alarms.

Test It Tuesday is a very simple idea with a very important message. Smoke alarms save lives, but only if they are working correctly.

To find out more about Test It Tuesday check out our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Rendcomb College

Rendcomb College Careers Fair

On Wednesday 21st January 2015, we attended Rendcomb College Careers Fair.

Our staff members were on hand to talk to students about career opportunities with CIA and in the security industry. We discussed the benefits of apprenticeships and what the CIA Fire and Security Group of Companies have to offer.

It was great to see so many pupils interested in apprenticeships. Apprenticeships form a large part in the success of CIA and give young people the opportunity to gain a career whilst earning money at the same time.

For more information on the apprenticeships we offer, please visit the careers section of the website.

Rendcomb College is a valued client of CIA and we maintain multiple systems at the school.

Rendcomb College is an independent day and boarding school in Gloucestershire for boys and girls aged between 3 and 18.

Don’t forget you can follow us on Twitter: @CIACotswolds and like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ciacotswolds

IFSEC 2014 Awards

CIA’s Apprentices at Security Excellence Awards

On Thursday 27th November 2014, apprentices from Gloucestershire-based Fire and Security companies CIA and Micro-Vision managed to fend off hundreds of competitors to come second in the Engineers of Tomorrow, at IFSEC’s Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2014.

The challenge pits industry apprentices against each other with a standards-based exam followed by a 90 minute practical installation exercise.

Josh Griggs-Burton of CIA and Dan Winearls of Micro-Vision, won their heat on the day but had an agonising six month wait until they found out how they fared overall.

The awards, hosted at Hilton Park Lane, were attended by over a thousand prominent industry leaders.

Colin Harrison, Managing Director of CIA Fire and Security Group, said, “We are incredibly proud of what Dan and Josh have achieved and they follow in a long line of successful apprentices at CIA. We are especially pleased with this year’s result as it is the first time since CIA purchased Micro-Vision that we have been able to show our skills as a team.”

Apprenticeships form a large part in the success of CIA and give young people the opportunity to gain a career whilst earning money at the same time. Over the last couple of years the company has expanded this programme to include Business Administration Apprentices.

CIA Fire and Security Ltd is a leading, security specialist based in the ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’, Cirencester. The company prides itself on its ability to design, install and maintain quality, fit for purpose security and fire protection solutions for domestic and commercial customers.

For more information on CIA please visit: www.ciafireandsecurity.co.uk

Follow them on Twitter: @CIACotswolds

Like CIA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ciacotswolds

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