CPNI issues guidance on protecting against Fire as a Weapon attacks

Published: Tuesday, 15 June 2021 08:07

The UK Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure has developed new guidance to assist organizations in planning for and protecting against terrorist attacks using Fire as a Weapon (FAW).

CPNI defines FAW as 'the deliberate use of fire within a terrorist attack with the intent to cause harm. This may include causing harm to people, premeditated damage to property, or a combination of both.'

The guidance document, Fire as a Weapon: Guidance on the Mitigation of the Risks Associated with Terrorist use of Fire, has been developed in collaboration with the Home Office, National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) and the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC).

The document is aimed at those responsible for the protection of Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) sites, sensitive sites and crowded places. It provides 'an understanding of the FAW threat, details key hazards created by FAW attacks, how current fire related regulations address the issues and sets out steps to be considered when looking to reduce the risk from such a threat'.

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