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Spotting The Small Print

The confusion of multi-sensor certification The almost all-round protection offered by multi-sensors makes them a…

The PID department at Bristol Uniforms.
Protection by design

Bristol Uniforms has been at the forefront of firefighter PPE design for more than 60…

A case study at a furniture retail warehouse in Slovakia showed that the Kingspan insurer-certified PIR-insulated panel cores did not propagate fire to areas remote from the flame impingement and allowed no spread of fire into the store.
From test to reality

Modern cladding approaches bring together a seemingly ever-increasing diversity of materials and components including fixings,…

Incident commanders need to rapidly process the necessary information in order to contrive their plan.
Extrication planning – Part 1

Vehicle extrication is an extremely complex discipline which requires a high level of skill, knowledge…

Engineers installing cable.
Fire testing of cables is important, but not at the expense of other performance characteristics

Construction projects in the Middle East are rapidly on the rise, as there is significant…

It is vital that radio coverage is reliable and secure for front line firefighters.
LTE to 5G: Future-proofed critical communications for public safety

Public Safety organisations have always relied on high-quality critical communication voice services, built on specialised…

IWMA president Ragnar Wighus as he declared the Vienna conference in 2016 open.
Water mist – the firefighting system and the organisation behind it

Ragnar Wighus, IWMA past president and chief scientist at SP Fire Research Norway, says: ‘Water-mist…

An example of correctly installed and labelled passive fire stopping.
Fire compartmentation

Readers may recall in Issue 14 of Gulf Fire (April 2019 edition), an article that…

It is not possible to multitask the act of paying attention. This can present real challenges for responders working in environments where rapidly changing conditions may require performing multiple concurrent tasks.
Twelve barriers that can impact situational awareness – Part 3

Flawed situational awareness is one of the leading contributing factors in first responder near-miss and…

Intelligent Visual Flame Detector installed aboard a FPSO.
Flame detector selection – which one?

So, where do we start? All flame detectors have strengths and limitations, we therefore need…

Typical electrical substation.
Clean agent fire protection for power generation facilities

Power generation facilities produce electricity, and include hydroelectric, nuclear, and fossil fuel based power plants.…

It is important to “train the trainer” during the delivery process once Site Acceptance Testing is complete. Using this approach, your team should have key personnel who can assist with training and education once the factory representative has completed their program. This ensures the message is passed on in the correct manner.
Buying high value equipment – The ins and outs of the procurement process – Part 2

So, you have been approved to spend some money. A lot of money for that…

Driving the vehicle cross country tests the suspension, vehicle handling and level of comfort for the crew.
Buying an aviation rescue firefighting (ARFF) vehicle

On 19 November 1987, I commenced my career in the field of Aviation Rescue and…

AquaMist® Water Suppression Systems.
Water mist fire suppression – How less water has a big impact

Many buildings have specific areas that could benefit from using a water mist system. These…

One of the biggest up and coming uses for linear heat detection is the protection of the renewable energy industry.
Understanding digital linear heat detection

Linear heat detection has been around for almost 80 years but is still relatively unknown…

Firefighters demonstrate the flexibility and mobility of their TITAN 1260 garments.
The importance of standards and listening to the end user

Hainsworth Technology has been working with firefighters for more than 150 years. During this time,…

Several Pi Foam pressure vessels protecting a ring-walled gasoline tank in the background at an Oiltanking facility in Central Europe.
A new approach to extinguishing fires on combustible-liquid storage tank

One of the trickiest challenges a fire fighter will ever face is a full-surface blaze…

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