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Soot, char and ash: more toxic than you think
When you think of charred wood, ash or soot, you might think that they are little more than harmless by-products of incomplete combustion. Afterall, haven’t people cooked their food and kept warm by burning wood in their stoves and fireplaces…
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…
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…
Unlocking Opportunities Together

Emergency Services around the world need an upgrade. The solution is global – Global Emergency Services Action. GESA was founded in 2020…by a group of leading companies and consultants in the Emergency Services sector working on Emergency Services from around…

A guide to foam and foam proportioning equipment – Part 2
Following on from the first article we will now turn our attention to the effects of viscosity on foam proportioning. Viscosity refers to a fluid’s thickness or resistance to deformation. The higher its viscosity, the less is its ability to…
Reacton Detection Tube

Offering complete reliability, the Reacton Detection Tube provides the perfect balance of rapid detection without false alarms. It does not require any power to operate, meaning you have confidence in true 24/7 protection for your Direct (DLP) or Indirect (ILP)…

Adaptive learning – the future of e-learning is here
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic practical training sessions have been limited by travel bans, distancing requirements and other government restrictions, limiting the practical experience firefighters have been able to gather. For that very reason, training providers including RelyOn Nutec…
Embedding sustainable development goals in the DNA of Fire and Rescue Services
Fire & Rescue Services (FRS) organizations deliver complex services including fire-risk prevention, mitigation and incident response covering residential areas, buildings, industrial facilities, public infrastructure and natural resources such as forests and grassland. The purpose of a firefighting service is to…
UAE: School bus operators told to install smoke detectors inside vehicles
Gulf Fire (GF) recently took the opportunity to speak with Johan Larsson, General Manager of Dafo Middle East and Africa, and Fredrik Rosen, Business Manager of Dafo Middle East and Africa Vehicle Fire Protection AB to learn how the introduction…
A guide to foam and foam proportioning equipment – Part 1
Fire presents many challenges, not least because of the variables that determine which suppression medium is appropriate for a given fire situation. Our objective in this two-part article is to provide guidance based on a hazard-specific approach and help you…
Integration of innovation and technology and USAR coordination in major disasters
The Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Coordination Mechanism introduced by the United Nations International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) is critical for international disaster response, to provide effective and efficient tactical operations to lessen victim mortality.  The INSARAG Coordination…
LNG safety and awareness training
LNG, once a niche market, is nowadays increasingly used as a cleaner fuel for trucks and ships instead of oil or diesel. Power plants have switched from coal to natural gas. As a result, the number of LNG terminals, filling…
C-TEC creates new evacuation alert video

Leading life-safety systems manufacturer, C-TEC, has created a new Evacuation Alert Systems video. Aimed at anyone involved in residential fire safety, the animated video shows exactly how Evacuation Alert Systems can be used to assist the Fire and Rescue Services…

5 ways to protect firefighters from harmful particulates

The dangers of cancer-causing particulates have never been in sharper focus in firefighting than they are today. Indeed, firefighters are becoming more aware of the risks associated with their job and exposure to carcinogens. But are all firefighters aware of…

Euralarm organises online industry webinar on gaseous fire extinguishing systems

October 2020 – Following its General Assembly Euralarm will organise an industry webinar that will run from 16:00 – 16:50 (CET) on October 29, 2020. The webinar is intended to look at the key regulations and standards that affect gaseous…

Stunning Video of Automatic Fire Monitor Tests

In an astonishing, new video at youtu.be/jYtv46xvBj8, Unifire AB of Sweden shows live tests of its state-of-the-art FlameRanger™ fully autonomous fire detection and suppression system. As seen in the video, FlameRanger detects, follows in real time, and dynamically suppresses fires, without any human involvement. Typically it puts water (or foam) directly…


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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