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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…

FireDos M12 Monitor with stepless variable flow, non-ballast, jet and fog. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Advanced hybrid firefighting solutions for major fire hazards

Firefighting technology is constantly advancing. This case study illustrates the latest technology in mobile firefighting…

A class looking at the characteristics of invisible hydrogen compared with the visible propane flame. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
A hydrogen future: are you prepared for the transition?

The energy transition away from hydrocarbon fossil fuels is in full swing. There are many…

Data centre control room. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
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…

Achieving system survivability will require an industry-wide collaborative approach. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Shining a spotlight on fire system survivability 

This feature explores the potentially significant impact of poor system survivability, why survivability should be…

First responders must react to fast-moving events on the ground. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
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…

Emirates Safety Laboratory (ESL) in the Middle East is one of the newest and largest fire and safety testing facilities for undertaking product fire testing and conformity assessment certification, supporting various geographies including the GCC, greater Middle East, North Africa and the Indian Sub-continent. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Fire pump performance testing and conditions

Pumps used in fire suppression systems are essential components in improving building safety, mitigating property…

Figure 1: Trutest being used to test a commercial smoke detector. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
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…

Both during and after a PV fire, undamaged solar cells continue to produce dangerous amounts of DC electricity, i.e. if they are not effectively isolated or rendered harmless by lower operating voltage. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
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…

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…

ARFF airport firefighting vehicle from S TEMPERA with FireDos front and roof monitor. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Why use CAF in ARFF?
Aviation has always been an industry with an increased potential for fire danger since powered…
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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…
Once the safety cell is created rescuers can begin to medically evacuate the victim from the trench. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Trench rescue: low-frequency but high-hazard incidents

Trench rescue incidents thankfully do not occur on a regular basis, but when they do…

Reacton have the world’s highest-performing fire-suppression system for buses and coaches. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
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…

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…

Mitigating actions to provent incident escalation. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Well prepared for the heat of the moment
In the harbour of Rotterdam you will find the unique and realistic training centre of…
Fuel cell. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Hydrogen – the safety challenges of a cleaner future
As the world moves away from fossil fuels, hydrogen has become attractive as a clean…


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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