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How to reduce the fire risk profile of your waste and recycling facility
Investment in tools like the fire detection and suppression systems, not only catch fires early…
Large door provides easy access. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Saving costs and saving lives

Containerized fire-safety systems offer a safe, reliable and cost-effective solution, designed to perform when you…

Many believe having equipment, no matter how old or imperfect, is better than nothing. Image courtesy of GESA Advisory Council Member, Jesse Hunter (Ecuador) Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Donations – An Essential Guide

Firefighters around the world may share a common commitment, but they don’t all have the…

USAR professionals always conduct the search in disaster scenes. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Use of search cameras during USAR operations
In Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) operations, and in particular structural collapse incidents, search cameras…
Side impact IIHS test. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
A true revised mindset on vehicle rescue and extrication

In looking over my career in emergency services, both as a provider and as an…

Figure 2: FLS-IR3-H2-HD flame detector. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Becoming green and the challenges for optical flame detection

We are all too aware of the drivers to become greener. In some cases, the…

Thermal image of the fire room that clearly shows the thermal layer descending downwards toward the high heat release rate fuels in the room. This photo was taken seconds before the fire transitioned to fully developed state. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Thermal imaging: breaking down the scan – Part 3

Thus far, we have learned how to properly interpret thermal data during a scan, we…

Available in modular or multi-zone fire configurations all utilising the latest technology from Reacton. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Approved fire suppression for electrical cabinets and data panels

Electrical fires are incredibly challenging to predict and once started, if left to burn undetected,…

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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…
New electric detection technology can centrally monitor and protect multiple hazard zones. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Electric detection technology provides intelligent fire protection for commercial kitchens 

The latest fire-protection systems provide real-time monitoring capabilities, streamline maintenance and evolve with kitchens as…

Corrective cooling a pressure vessel. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Specialist demonstration tables

Live fire training is on top of every Chief Fire Officer’s list when it comes…

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Fire Rover leads the change from ‘water, water, water’ to early detection and active response 

Every industry faces fire risks, but in the waste and recycling industry, fires occur almost…

Essential life safety and firefighting systems in buildings must work as a system, protecting occupants in case of emergency
Reasonable skill and care or fit for purpose?

The term ‘fitness for purpose’ means there is an implied condition that the product or…

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Expect building failure – firefighters must always expect and plan for worst-case scenarios

Fires in residential high-rise buildings present tremendous challenges to firefighters, where inappropriate structural design, construction…

The first step in firestop installation is understanding the system. The firestopping system depends on how big the penetrating item (pipe) is, how deep the sealant is installed, how big the annular space is, if a sleeve or insulation can be present, and a lot more. Fire-resistance looks easy to install, until systems are reviewed and limitations are known. Image courtesy of FCIA
Maintaining fire-resistance protection in multi-family and other occupancies

To some degree, existing fire-resistance-rated assemblies and their components have been forgotten. That’s what this…

Lithium-ion battery racks in a grid-scale BESS. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Putting in place fire-protection measures for lithium-ion battery energy storage systems

Incidents involving lithium-ion batteries have hit the headlines in recent years – think spontaneously exploding…

Dike protection using medium expansion foam systems.
Meeting the challenges of transitioning to Fluorine Free Foam agents

With some of the largest oil, gas and petrochemical complexes, multiple power stations powered by…


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