Gulf Fire Magazine Archive

The author second from right taking part in the annual fitness tests.
Bahrain Civil Defence, working to achieve excellence

My first article, penned last September, gave a brief overview of the Kingdom of Bahrain…

The Coronavirus legacy and the drive for tower fire safety

When I penned my Editor’s Comment for the April 2020 edition of Gulf Fire, I…

Under construction, at risk: NFPA 241 is critical to protecting vulnerable construction sites

On April 29, 2020, 38 people died when a fire tore through a four-story warehouse…

IFE GCC UAE Branch Update July 2020

Our last IFE Branch update went to press just as the current COVID-19 situation took…

Designed to reduce leak points and is adaptable to many different types of systems.
TLX Technologies – New Actuator for hazardous locations

Supervised latching solenoid actuators are some of the primary releasing devices used on gaseous extinguishing…

As soon as the fire alarm system is triggered, the FT10e fire-fighting turbine automatically swings to the appropriate area and starts the extinguishing work.
EmiControls – An innovative way of fire protection with the FT10e water mist turbine

The Italian company EmiControls has been working on innovative fire protection solutions worldwide since 2011.…

The SOHAR deep-sea Port logistics cluster is of vital importance to Oman’s economy.
Introducing the unified Sohar Emergency Response Organisation
SOHAR Port in Oman has established a unified emergency response organisation in 2020-2021, as the…
Figure 1: Site example and Grade map volume.
Introduction to BS60080:2020 guidance on the placement of detection devices

One of the most challenging issues in Fire and Gas (F&G) detection is deciding: ‘How…

ARFF crews attend a helicopter undercarriage pinning exercise.
Providing aircraft rescue and firefighting services during a pandemic event

The global aviation business was among the first industries to be immediately affected by the…

In the spotlight: David Campbell

Gulf Fire recently caught up with David Campbell, who is Divisional Director Middle East and…

Risk Critical, Complex PPE.
Control the virus, stop the spread!

During these challenging times Firefighters, Police, Medics and other first responders remain in the front…

SOPHIE – BTTG’s female test manikin.
The evolution of PPE for the world’s female firefighters

In this article we look back on the history of female firefighters across the globe…

We must always strive to improve the quality of our training and ensure we are better prepared.
Vehicle Extrication – The Next Generation

Vehicle Extrication – The Next Generation is a new book from Rescue Consultant Ian Dunbar…

Fig. 4: Trailer with monitor M4, water motor with proportioning pump FD8000 and foam concentrate tank.
Use of foam for firefighting in tank farms of the oil and petrochemical industry – Part 2

Part One of this article described the typical incident scenarios at tank farm fires and…

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” –…


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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