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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…

Figure 1. Cost of Data Center Outages [Ponemon Institute, 2016].
Data center fire protection: ensuring business continuity

The occurrence of a fire in a data center can lead to business interruption (“downtime”)…

Commissioning of large scale purchases takes time with planning and coordination to achieve the end results of proving the capacity and design of the equipment meets the expectations of the clients.
Buying high value equipment – The in’s and out’s of the procurement process

So, you’re in the market to make a purchase, maybe a large purchase at that.…

Acoustic detectors are non-contact gas leak detectors that recognize unique acoustic “fingerprints,” and are ideal for areas where there is risk for pressurized gas leaks. These detectors are suitable for harsh outdoor applications, unmanned operations and extreme temperatures. They are unaffected by fog, rain, and wind. The ideal acoustic detector accurately identifies the sound of a gas leak while ignoring other nuisance environmental sounds.
Meeting NFPA standards for flame, smoke and gas detection

Fire is one of the most critical hazards in any built environment, and industrial processes…

WillBurt NightScan Light Tower with 4x XL-200 LED fixtures shown. Light elevated to eliminate glare and improve visibility.
Bigger is not always better in the age of modern lighting technology

For the last 25 years, lighting manufacturers have been in a fierce competition to out-shine…

High rise building fire.
Improving the fire performance of external cladding systems

Following numerous and significant fires in the recent past, no one doubts the importance and…

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