Paul Pope
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Business Innovation Manager – EMEA at Apollo Fire Detectors.

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…

Exploring entire life-cycle costs

Gulf Fire recently caught up with Paul Pope, Group Business Development Director at Global Fire Equipment (GFE), to discuss the total cost of ownership of fire detection and alarm systems and the advantages of complete systems procurement.  Gulf Fire: First…

The advantages of a whole-systems approach to fire detection and alarm systems certification

Initially, I would like to look at what the latest EN 54-13:2017+A1:2019 standard is and how it differs from previous versions of this standard. EN 54-13 was first published in 2005 and has since been adapted with a number of…

Why accreditation is vital when specifying fire detection systems

This feature explores the complex issue of EN 54 product certification and highlights the potentially far-reaching consequences of taking an inconsistent approach to certification when specifying fire detection and alarm products. Global Fire Equipment (GFE) has been operating since 1994…


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