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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…

PYROVIEW thermographic camera in weatherproof enclosure.
Improvement of preventive fire protection at a tank farm
Tank farms are used for the storage of highly flammable and explosive substances; Consequently, preventive…
Aviation Training Center designed with WinTecCon support.
The challenge when designing a state of the art training facility

To fulfill the daily requirements as a firefighter or first responder of an agency, methods…

Certified Pendant and Upright Non-air Aspirating Sprinklers.
Fire sprinklers and fluorine free foam

With ever increasing pressures to remove fluorinated foams from the marketplace, one segment in particular…

Figure 7: FOV cones for six iVFD–type 2 detectors arrayed to cover the model hangar.
Flame detection through the use of 3D mapping to aircraft hangars – Part 2

In the previous edition of Gulf Fire Magazine, we discussed the challenges posed by aircraft…

Fig. 1: Tank farm fire at Deer Park, Texas, USA.
Use of foam for firefighting in tank farms of the oil and petrochemical industry – Part 1

Tank farm fires in the oil and petrochemical industry do not occur often. When they…

What is your size-up? 18 wheeler accident involving several hundred gallons of alcohol.
Sizing-up hazmat incidents

In the world of fire and emergency services, hazardous materials incidents have some of the…

Typical multi zone fire suppression electrical cabinet installation using the latest technology from Reacton.
Fire suppression for electrical cabinets and data panels

Almost everything we do relies on technology. From how we communicate to how we are…


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