Mike Ablitt. Fellow I Fire E. DMS. Dip RSA. Dip FSS MIFPO. MIFSM. Tech IOSH
Mike's first taste of firefighting was during his service with the Army when he was deployed to provide emergency fire cover in Scotland in the 1978 Fireman's dispute.
Clearly he must have enjoyed it because he now has over thirty years' experience in the fire industry!
Mike joined West Midlands Fire Service in 1980 serving at some of the UK's busiest fire stations. During his service he managed Recruit Training at the prestigious West Midlands Training Centre which offers Firefighter training to all UK Fire Brigades.
Mike believes fire safety is a vocation and has always been keen to help others develop their own fire safety knowledge. In 1995 Mike established an annual study courses for those preparing for the Institute of Fire Engineers national examinations which attracted delegates from all parts of the Country.
In 2004 became the Head of Fire Prevention with Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service and was the chair of the West Midlands Chief Fire Officers Association – 'Fire Safety Group'.
Mike studied at the National Fire Services College and is a Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers. He has a Higher National Diploma in Fire Safety Studies and is a Member of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers and the Institute of Fire Prevention Officers.
Mike is also qualified with the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health holding the National General Certificate (NEBOSH) and is a qualified Emergency Medical Technician.
He is a BAFETA qualified Fire Extinguisher Engineer and has a City & Guilds Certificate 2377-12 in Portable Electrical Appliance Testing.
Having completed his 30 years' service, Mike together with a number of former Fire Service Senior Fire Safety Officers established Unicorn Fire & Safety Solutions.
Unicorns Fire Officers are some of the most experienced and qualified in the UK. All have at least 30 years’ experience with Local Authority Fire Brigades and have graduated from the National Fire Service College. Our Officers hold Membership status with the Institution of Fire Engineers
Our Health & Safety advisors hold Diploma or National General Certificates (NEBOSH) with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
Unicorns ‘First Aid’ training team is headed by a highly experienced Paramedic who is also a Registered Nurse with many years’ experience working in hospital ‘Accident & Emergency’ departments
We only allow fire extinguisher maintenance to be undertaken by Registered Technicians
Unicorn will never compromise on its business ethics.
We always put our customers first and are determined you will get -
‘The highest quality of service at a reasonable price’
Unicorn is proud of its reputation for high quality. We are so confident that you will be delighted with our service that we offer a no-quibble guarantee. If you are genuinely dissatisfied with the service we provide we will refund your money
Unicorn FSS will always:
• treat our clients as valued customers
• provide you with a professional service tailored to your own needs
• give clear, honest and understandable advice
• seek feedback from you on the quality of our service
Unicorn FSS will never:
• mislead you or tell you that things are acceptable when they are not
• present rambling reports
• charge you silly prices!
Third Party Liability Insurance;
Unicorn FSS carries comprehensive insurance. Details can be supplied upon request.
Unicorn House, 6 Salendine, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 3XJ