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Delegates are given an insight into the protection and response procedures within Dubai’s high-rise buildings by His Excellency, Major General Expert Rashed Thani Almatrooshi.
High rise building fires, shared learning and experiences held in London

Paul Walker, Chief Fire Officer (CFO) for Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service and the International…

Fire Rover CTO Jeremy Dusing Calibrating Thermal Camera.
Is there a fire epidemic facing the waste and recycling industry?

With the risks of inherent fire only increasing, we need to develop and install solutions…

PPE designers and manufacturers have a vital role to play.
Take the heat

Heat Stress is a potentially fatal condition caused by a dangerous rise in core body…

The new FFFS was installed in the Northern Link tunnel in Stockholm in 2014.
Tunnel fire experts save the taxpayer money

A saving for society of almost half a billion SEK! This is what fire protection…

End false alarms thanks to advances in false alarm management techniques

“Most nights, the fire alarm goes off after midnight in the building where I live.…

“Alternative water supply resources” – In this photo provided by US Fire Pump you’ll see a high volume industrial pumper being supplied by their ERADS (Emergency Response Aquatic Deployment System) in a situation where the water source is not accessible by the larger, heavier vehicle. This system allows for a high volume water supply to continuously feed apparatus allowing for better placement and less hassle of trying to draft.
LNG and LPG Fires – The importance of selecting the right equipment!

Fighting LNG and LPG fires is not a simple task. Completely extinguishing these fires could…

Fire protection is a continued priority in the construction of highly occupied buildings in the Middle East.
The rise of safe, sustainable fire suppression in the Middle East

Fluctuations in oil prices and a more conservative approach to infrastructure investment have seen a…

UK Fire and Police teams working together
Blue light collaboration in control rooms – how far should it go?

The current political and financial pressures have lead all public bodies throughout the United Kingdom…

Safety Design in Buildings Expert Panel Discussion on Omani civil defence preliminary drawing requirements featuring: Wail Almuhrzi, Dr. Mirza Ahmed, NOMAD, Andy Dean Head of Façade Engineering, WSP, Elie Ghoussoub Principal Consultant, WSP, and Altaf Afridi Deputy VP Marketing, dormakaba.
Safety Design in Buildings

During the recent Muscat Safety Design in Buildings Conference, Gulf Fire took the opportunity to…

An installation with a high water pressure from a position away from the façade can make a large amount of water reaches the opposite wall, and not on the fuel surface.
Offensive fire attack – Variables that interfere with the fire gases outlet: Part 2

In the article published in the previous issue, we did a description of the fundamentals…

The Crane Sling and accompanying devices are intended to be used by professionals fully trained in the relevant rescue and manual handling techniques.
A growing challenge for the emergency services

In the UK the number of plus size individuals being rescued by the fire service…

Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapour Explosion.
NFPA 472 – Standard for hazardous materials training in the fire service

NFPA 472 addresses the minimum levels of competence required by responders to emergencies involving hazardous…

EvacPro+ provides ‘lots of handles for lots of people’.
Plus size evacuation – What is the solution?

One of the consequences of modern living with its obtundents of high energy foods and…

4EVAC – Compact 500

A new class of voice-alarm control and indication equipment solutions Launched in 2016 the Compact…

A training session involving the shut-down of a broken valve on a fuel tank using LPG under computer control. South Wales FRS, Cardiff.
The importance of training and firefighter safety

Almost every day the media tells of a major fire, accident or the aftermath of…

Fire & Rescue Service false alarm callouts are extremely costly.
Fire safety management… the future’s virtual

Until fairly recently, automated central control of building-wide systems was found only in larger commercial…

What fuel loads exist in these boxes? It is impossible to determine by looking at the packaging how much Group A plastic may be included in expanded or unexpanded form. The owner, shipper or warehouse operator should keep informed of any changes that may affect combustibility.
The influence of plastics in high piled storage – Part 3

Many modern products are constructed from a variety of constituents ranging from natural to synthetic…

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