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The rise of the warehouse and the issue of fire safety

Recent articles have noted the dash for warehouses that service our thriving e-commerce sector. Demand is strong for large, tall and clear spaces to meet our insatiable appetite for online shopping. But when you consider that the average cost of…

US man creates emergency plan and stickers to save lives

Over Memorial Day Weekend (29–31 May 2021), a tragic car accident occurred in Boca Raton. Three teens and two adults were killed as a result, leaving many family members and friends distraught. Two of the teen victims were just 13…

Mavili and Milestone Systems collaboration

Mavili Elektronik, which has been developing products and services in the field of fire and gas detection systems since 1987, rapidly continues its smart building system integrations. Mavili has become the technology partner of Milestone Systems, which has been designing…

IFE unveils future global strategy

The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) has undertaken a comprehensive review of its communications and activities to improve its services and qualifications for members and strengthen its global influence in the two key areas of competence and sustainability. With over…

Oshkosh Airport Products and Pierce Manufacturing introduce the Volterra platform of electric vehicles

Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) Fire & Emergency segment, including Oshkosh Airport Products, Pierce Manufacturing and Frontline Communications, has announced the revolutionary Volterra platform of electric vehicles for the fire and emergency market. In recent years, airports worldwide have made green initiatives…

Set the standard for certification and performance with Howe Green

Howe Green’s durable 7500 Series and 1050 Series Floor Access Covers are independently tested to BS 476 Part 22 to support construction professionals in achieving the highest levels of compliance, without compromising on quality or functionality. CERTIFIRE accredited for Fire…

Customized to the max – CobraMax from Elkhart Brass

Max out your Cobra EXM2 monitor with CobraMax! Featuring all the power and performance of the Cobra EXM2 monitor, the CobraMax adds a combination cowling and lighting kit for customized personalization.  The CobraMax features a thermoformed cowling, which adds a…

Combatting donor syndrome: a conversation with GESA’s Global South Advisory Council

Each year, millions of dollars of gear and equipment are donated by organizations and governments around the world to Global South departments in need. Donations span different brands, levels of wear and usability – some useful and some much less.…

Mann McGowan appoint Falcon Acoustics & Passive Fire Solutions as Indian distributor

Mann McGowan is pleased to announce a partnership with Falcon Acoustics & Passive Fire Solutions Pvt. Ltd, which sees Falcon become distributors of Mann McGowan intumescent fire, acoustic and smoke seals to the construction and passive fire protection industries in…

The new Z-Class presented at AFOA conference

On 29 June, the latest Airport Fire Officers Association (AFOA) conference was held at Venari Group Headquarters in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, where some of the highest-ranking British fire officers were introduced to the coveted new Z-Class air crash truck for…

Trelleborg launches new lightweight fire-resistant material

Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation launches its new lightweight fire-resistant material as part of its ongoing agreement with CFP Composites to make Soteria FR1500 available in Europe. This new material is flame-resistant to 1,500°C for up to seven hours, and has…

Eaton system solution eliminates boom bounce on aerial fire trucks

Booms on aerial fire trucks are subject to oscillation, also known as boom bounce, due to quick movements and disturbances such as wind, the flow of pumped water or individuals on the ladder. Further magnification of this oscillation occurs as…

Households must replace optical smoke alarms every 12 years, finds BRE study

Households should replace optical smoke alarms every 12 years unless manufacturers recommend otherwise, according to a new study from Building Research Establishment (BRE). The research found that over a 12-year timeframe, a build-up of dust and dirt causes increased sensitivity…

MSA Safety establishes philanthropic programme to help protect firefighters in developing countries

MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of sophisticated safety solutions that protect people and facility infrastructures, has announced a new partnership with UK-based non-profit FIRE AID to help protect firefighters in developing…

Book Review: Catastrophe and Systemic Change

The Grenfell Tower tragedy was the worst residential fire in London since the Second World War. It killed 72 people in the richest borough of one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Like other catastrophic events before it and…

Chubb Launches Chubb visiON+ Global Remote and Connected Services Offering

Chubb has announced the launch of Chubb visiON+ for its customers worldwide, a range of complementary remote fire safety and security services for improved connectivity, responsiveness and overall peace of mind. With visiON+, Chubb is changing how protection is managed,…

Magirus announces senior management change

Effective 1 July 2021, Thomas Hilse is appointed Chief Executive Officer of Magirus, the global firefighting equipment business of CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI). Hilse succeeds Marc Diening, who after the successful turnaround and sustainable repositioning of the…


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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