Discussing retrofitting of cladding on stage with Shamim Rashid Sumar and Jaime Paucar from Jensen Hughes and Craig Ross from Cavendish Maxwell.
Safety Design in Buildings

During the recent Safety Design in Buildings conference held in Jeddah, Gulf Fire took the…

Monitoring by sampling the air whenever you are out of SCBA in, near and after a fire is really the only way to know you’re OK.
HCN and CO in firefighting and emergency medical services

Smoke and gases generated in today’s fires are more dangerous than they’ve ever been. Thankfully…

Selecting fire and gas detectors for harsh and remote locations

Drilling platforms in the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. Oil and gas processing facilities that…

Design for modern buildings is changing rapidly.
Best practice is the only way

Against a background of high-rise building fires in the Middle East, and the issues emerging…

Figure 1: Liquefied Natural Gas Plant.
Fire protection for LNG

Fire safety is an intrinsic part of the design process for developing hydrocarbon facilities. With the range of codes and standards used in the Oil & Gas industry, the required safety levels play a key part in the construction and operation phases.

Very large open spaces, high ceilings and high fire load are typical characteristics in warehouses.
Safety for warehouses – video fights fire

Warehouses can be a firefighter’s nightmare. Although warehouse fires usually result in few bodily injuries…

A person utilizes a HTC Vive for a virtual training simulation.
Virtual reality technology is within fire department’s reach

New developments in technology have brought the capability for all fire departments to utilize immersive…

Felix 8x8 and Felix 8x8 Titan – Heavy Airport Crash Tenders. Titan 2700 HP, crew 1+4, water 15.000 liters, foam 1.600 liters, powder 250 kg, truck mounted pomp WISS-Ruberg E 100 10.000 l min – 10 bar, output monitor 20.
Special vehicle manufacturing

Special purpose vehicles are to be customized as much as possible. Unlike general purpose vehicles…

All genuine PPE suppliers will adhere to appropriate international standards.
Trust in PPE

With a host of firefighting PPE available on the international market, varying in cost and…

A company officer may give assignments to their crew (like and order to implement an interior attack) prior to arriving on the scene of the emergency based on their pre-arrival lens.
Twelve barriers that can impact situational awareness – Part 1

Flawed situational awareness is one of the leading contributing factors in first responder near-miss and…

Fire in a wind turbine 28.08.2016 in Isselburg, Germany.
Fire safety in wind turbines – there is more to know

Wind power is an important and growing source of renewable energy in Europe. Due to…

Supporting personal in the operation of portable firefighting equipment whilst testing the firefighting water main capability.
UCLan meeting the requirements of High Hazard Industries

Since the official launch of UCLan PROTECT in September 2017 this innovative and holistic approach…

Construction companies that comply with Dubai’s new Fire and Fire Safety Code, and defacto with other international standards including EN 54, are minimising risk to workers on site and protecting their client’s asset.
UAE: Improving fire safety on construction sites

Here Paul Henson, Sales and Marketing Director at Ramtech Electronics, looks at why Dubai Civil…

PPE being professionally cleaned at Total Safety in Spain.
Keeping it clean

The provision of cleaning and maintenance services for firefighter PPE varies greatly around the world.…

A wood pallet (left) sits next to a “nestable” plastic pallet. Idle nestable pallets can be stacked on top of one another to save space.
Cellulose or plastic? It’s not just about shopping bags

The vast product arrays that move through modern storage warehouses provide a constant challenge to…

The three façades tested during the Zagreb tests in March.
Fire safety of façades

Façade fires do not occur often, in comparison to other major structure fires only 1.3 – 3 % of the total number of structure fires [1], but relatively recently several high-profile façade fires have occurred around the world that have had major consequences such as the fires in the United Arab Emirates, Australia, China, France and the United Kingdom. [1-3]

These external fires spread rapidly from floor to floor and sometimes large parts of the whole building is engulfed in fire as became obvious in the very recent tragic fire in the Grenfell Tower in London in which 71 people died. This shows the importance to limit or delay fire spread to higher floors. Requirements built on large scale fire testing will decrease the risk of these types of fires together with quality systems to ensure that the buildings are constructed according to the tested construction. However, the recent fires and the continuous introduction of new materials and façade systems might call for an update of these tests and regulations.

Fire safety in marine applications poses unique challenges such as escape from a protected area and proximity of flammable materials.
When the stakes are high… fire protection for mission critical industries

Power utilities, data centres, critical control rooms, manufacturing plants, oil and gas rigs… in our…

Gulf Fire is the only quarterly journal specific to the Middle East Fire market dedicated to both fire protection and firefighting. The editorial features are written by industry experts and comprise a unique blend focussing on the latest technology, training methods and equipment as well as highlighting sector specific issues from around the region. Regular product and company profiles, events updates and news make Gulf Fire Magazine the first choice read for fire protection and firefighting professionals.

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