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Firefighting foam action in Wisconsin

Water contamination issues from PFAS are creating pressure on the fire service to make changes…

Occupational firefighter concerns on PFAS: What do Dockers® pants and the precautionary principle have to do with firefighting foams and firefighters?

Occupational firefighter concerns on PFAS: What do Dockers® pants and the precautionary principle have to…

The author second from right taking part in the annual fitness tests.
Bahrain Civil Defence, working to achieve excellence

My first article, penned last September, gave a brief overview of the Kingdom of Bahrain…

The SOHAR deep-sea Port logistics cluster is of vital importance to Oman’s economy.
Introducing the unified Sohar Emergency Response Organisation
SOHAR Port in Oman has established a unified emergency response organisation in 2020-2021, as the…
Figure 1: Site example and Grade map volume.
Introduction to BS60080:2020 guidance on the placement of detection devices

One of the most challenging issues in Fire and Gas (F&G) detection is deciding: ‘How…

SOPHIE – BTTG’s female test manikin.
The evolution of PPE for the world’s female firefighters

In this article we look back on the history of female firefighters across the globe…

Fig. 4: Trailer with monitor M4, water motor with proportioning pump FD8000 and foam concentrate tank.
Use of foam for firefighting in tank farms of the oil and petrochemical industry – Part 2

Part One of this article described the typical incident scenarios at tank farm fires and…

Critical fire and life safety needs must be balanced with patient care in hospitals as well as new temporary makeshift facilities.
COVID-19 challenged us all, while reminding us about the importance of basic safety benchmarks

Without question, dealing with COVID-19 has been daunting for all of us – citizens, business…

The iconic atrium of the Burj Al Arab is a prime example of aesthetics driving design decisions. Where such aesthetic goals are in conflict with the prescriptive egress requirements, performance-based modeling approaches are a valuable option to allow greater design flexibility.
Performance based design for egress and evacuation

Building and fire codes prescribe requirements for egress and evacuation that must be incorporated into…

75% of car fires are caused by bad maintenance, mechanical or electrical failure or malfunctions. The warm weather during summer in the middle east will have an effect on components such as brakes, electrical equipment and liquids.
Increased fire risk in vehicles during the hot summer months

According to NFPA Fire Analysis & Research, “U.S. Vehicle fire trends and patterns 2010” –…

The test supervisor/technician uses cotton pads to determine the passing of hot gases, flashes of flames or the ignition on the unexposed surface of a test specimen are within the criteria of the testing standard requirements.
The role of passive fire protection

Passive fire protection is an integral part of the fabric of a building. It is…

Major upgrade to Tresco Heliport Fire & Rescue Service

Tresco is a small, family-run island measuring approximately 3.5 kilometres by 1.75 kilometres wide! It’s…

Carbon Monoxide detection in parking garages

Nowadays parking garages have become widespread with increase of the population and vehicle usage. Parking…

Why an holistic approach is essential when designing fire protection systems

Paul Pope, Group Business Development Director at Global Fire Equipment (GFE), explains why taking a…

More safety against fire – EmiControls presents an innovative way of fire protection with water mist turbine

The Italian company EmiControls has been working on innovative fire protection solutions worldwide since 2011.…

Figure 1 Example of uncontrolled spread of the flame through façade. Madrid, Spain The Windsor high-rise fire and Hotel in Beijing (right).
Testing façade systems to BS8414 test series
The performance of cladding materials under fire conditions is crucial and should be considered in…
Firefighter from Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service.
In safe hands

Regulations and standards keep firefighters safe and provide reassurance that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is…


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