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Tools to help responders to do their work safely

In my first article I wrote about my project and dream to establish ‘one’ uniform standardized global way of providing information for first and second responders, regardless of technology, means of transport……

Advanced hybrid firefighting solutions for major fire hazards

Firefighting technology is constantly advancing. This case study illustrates the latest technology in mobile firefighting equipment developed by FireDos for class B high hazard fire scenario applications, including tank storage facilities, refineries and other oil and petrochemical related industrial fires.…

A hydrogen future: are you prepared for the transition?

The energy transition away from hydrocarbon fossil fuels is in full swing. There are many initiatives and investments to go totally green or adopt a carbon-neutral strategy. Wind and solar are the main focus areas, but they cannot provide for…

Fire protection strategies for data centres and nuclear power plants

Mission critical facilities require robust, redundant fire protection to ensure service continuity and protection from damage by fire, smoke, corrosion, heat, water, etc. ot many of us give much thought to the importance of data centres and data storage facilities,…

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Shining a spotlight on fire system survivability 

This feature explores the potentially significant impact of poor system survivability, why survivability should be a shared responsibility and the factors that need to be taken into consideration to ensure it.  The term ‘survivability’, when used in the context of…

AI and the cloud: digital transformation in public safety 

Public safety is a high-pressure sector, and digital transformation can yield the dynamism needed to tackle the scale, complexity and unpredictability of fluid, multi-dimensional incidents, as well as complex legislative demands.  Collaboration between public-safety agencies is vital to keeping the…

Fire pump performance testing and conditions

Pumps used in fire suppression systems are essential components in improving building safety, mitigating property loss, and most importantly, mitigating the loss of life. Like the function of the human heart in creating fluid pressure and flow within the body…

Determining the optimum replacement periods of optical smoke detectors and alarms 

In the UK there are no strict mandatory replacement periods, within British Standards, for smoke alarms and detectors. The aim of this research was to identify the optimum replacement periods for optical smoke alarms and detectors used in domestic and…

Pan-European rooftop solar initiative urgently requires a legislative framework for FIRE PREVENTION – as seen in the USA (NEC 690.12)

In May 2022, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced an ambitious plan to introduce a rooftop photovoltaic (PV) mandate for all public and commercial buildings and all new private buildings from 2027 and 2029 respectively. …

Emirates Safety Laboratory (ESL) in the Middle East, is one of the newest and largest facility for undertaking product fire testing and conformity assessment certification, operating across the GCC, greater Middle East, North Africa and the Sub-continent. Images supplied by Author / Contributor

Fire detection and alarm systems

Building safety is due not only to passive fire products; when it comes to emergency conditions, active life-safety systems also play a major role. It is the combination of both active and passive fire products/systems by which we can ensure…

Why use CAF in ARFF?
Aviation has always been an industry with an increased potential for fire danger since powered aircraft have been used. Firefighting has an established history within this industry, since the first scheduled airline flights took place in the early 20th century.…
Reducing PFAS levels in firefighters by blood and plasma donation
Historically firefighters have been occupationally exposed to perfluoroalkyl substances such as PFOS, PFHxS and PFOA in AFFF firefighting foams. Many have subsequently been found to have high blood levels of these PFAS molecules. A recent landmark study1 has shown that…
Trench rescue: low-frequency but high-hazard incidents

Trench rescue incidents thankfully do not occur on a regular basis, but when they do occur, how prepared are our emergency responders in dealing with them? Trench rescues by their nature are very complex and have the potential to rapidly…

Bus fire-system requirements: what’s been happening since the introduction of UNECE R107?

Fires in mass transportation, and buses specifically, have been a long-term concern. The very nature of these systems puts a large number of people in a small space for efficiency. However, most still have only two primary points of egress…

Particular of beam detector installed in diagonal axis to grant complete area coverage on main danger point. Images supplied by Author / Contributor

High performance for high installation

Installations in environments over 20m in height are part of the special challenges to which linear beam detection is needed to ensure maximum safety in any environment. This technology helps to solve problems in high structures such as shipyards, airports,…

Well prepared for the heat of the moment
In the harbour of Rotterdam you will find the unique and realistic training centre of RelyOn Nutec Fire Academy. Public and industrial firefighters from all over the world come to this centre to train as they fight. History and organisation…
Hydrogen – the safety challenges of a cleaner future
As the world moves away from fossil fuels, hydrogen has become attractive as a clean alternative. It is already a vital component in our economies and has been used for centuries in many industrial applications, such as power station cooling…
How to reduce the fire risk profile of your waste and recycling facility
Investment in tools like the fire detection and suppression systems, not only catch fires early in the process, but protects the insurance companies from the risk of an employee getting unnecessarily injured while fighting a fire. Insurance companies want to…
Saving costs and saving lives

Containerized fire-safety systems offer a safe, reliable and cost-effective solution, designed to perform when you need it most. Just like any other ecosystem, the buildings we occupy are carefully constructed from many components, all of which must work cohesively to…

Many believe having equipment, no matter how old or imperfect, is better than nothing. Image courtesy of GESA Advisory Council Member, Jesse Hunter (Ecuador) Images supplied by Author / Contributor

Donations – An Essential Guide

Firefighters around the world may share a common commitment, but they don’t all have the resources to get the job done.  To address this issue, Emergency Services personnel from developing nations often reach out to departments in the Global North…


Gulf Fire is the only quarterly journal specific to the Middle East Fire market dedicated to both fire protection and firefighting. The editorial features are written by industry experts and comprise a unique blend focussing on the latest technology, training methods and equipment as well as highlighting sector specific issues from around the region. Regular product and company profiles, events updates and news make Gulf Fire Magazine the first choice read for fire protection and firefighting professionals.

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