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Fire Engineer Sam flies the flag for women in STEM with national award win

An Edinburgh-based fire engineer has been awarded a major national award this month, beating competition from across the UK.

Sam Bryant

Graduate Fire Engineer


We’re the winning Young Professional Team for 2021

A huge congratulations to the more youthful members of our team, who last week, scooped the North West Business Insider 'Young Professional Team of the Year’ award at the 2021 ceremony in Manchester.


The Future Engineers Series: Women in Engineering Pt III

Hello and welcome to the third blog in our Future Engineers Series – Women in Engineering. Here we meet Maisie Gleeson, a Graduate Fire Engineer at OFR in Bath who tells us about when she realised fire engineering was the career choice for her. 

Maisie Gleeson

Graduate Fire Engineer


The Future Engineers Series: Women in Engineering Pt II

Hello and welcome to the second blog in our Future Engineers Series – Women in Engineering.

Laura Smith

Principal Fire Engineer


The Future Engineers Series: Women in Engineering Pt I

We’re lucky to work with some extremely talented fire engineers who come from diverse backgrounds and bring varied experience to our ever-growing skillsets.  

Sacha Holt

Senior Fire Engineer


Welcoming our 100th colleague!

It was just over five short years ago that myself and Sam established this business. We’d both left big, multi-disciplinary organisations and knew we wanted to pioneer something different, that was completely dedicated to fire engineering. 

Simon Lay


Research Timber & Sustainability

Review of large-scale fire tests on cross-laminated timber

Concerns about the environmental impact of building construction is leading to timber being more commonly used.

Michael Spearpoint

Research Leader


An improved reliability-based approach to specifying fire resistance periods for buildings in England

For common building situations in England, the contemporary fire safety design guidance recommends structural fire resistance periods for elements based upon occupancy and building height.

Ian Fu

Research and Development Associate

Industry News

Team effort from OFR on the £1.3bn cultural regeneration of London’s Olympia

Our stellar London-team, with support from OFR colleagues across the country, has been working on the £1.3bn regeneration of the London Olympia Exhibition Centre. 

Stewart Dabin

Design Director


A round up of a year of research

The past year certainly has been universally challenging. Plans have had to adapt, and that has included the extent of our research.

Michael Spearpoint

Research Leader

Social value

OFR contributes to Manchester homeless charity project

Specialist fire engineers from Manchester-based OFR Consultants are working with industry colleagues to create the new Embassy Village – a new community in Manchester that will provide wrap-around support for the city’s homeless and vulnerable men.


External fire wall incidents

Sam Bryant

Graduate Fire Engineer