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Because the height of the structure is beyond the reach of fire department ladders, tall buildings are equipped with more fire safety features.
Fire Safety for Very Tall Buildings

Very tall buildings have unique fire safety design issues that are not experienced in other…

When Seconds Count: Disaster Relief using Augmented Reality

On Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 10:37 a.m. local time, a major mudslide occurred 4…

Tunnel Command and Control and High Speed Rail Incidents

The scale and scope of the 2177 km Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) rail network is…

The Art of Fire Safety Engineering in the Gulf Region

The Gulf region of the Middle East has been undergoing a huge transition to a…

The fire in Saif Belhasa Tower, Dubai, in October 2012.
Effective Firefighting Operations in High-Rise Towers

A disciplined proactive command and deployment system can be used to reduce time-lag delays in…

The Evolution of Fire Service Rope Rescue

This feature aims to provide an insight into the evolution of rope rescue and safe…

Sprinklers in the Sky

It is said it was the invention of the automatic elevator braking system by Elisha…

Firefighting in Hot Climates

The last ten years has seen leading manufacturers, especially from the UK, focus increasingly on…

Making the touchscreen a panel in its own right makes ease of installation a critical issue. Image courtesy of Advanced.
Should the Fire Industry Compromise on Touchscreen Technology?

Advanced has recently completed a three year development project to deliver a ‘no compromise’ touchscreen…

Developments in Realistic Fire Behaviour Training Units

Two particularly dangerous firefighting hazards that can occur during modern-day firefighting operations inside buildings are…

Ensuring Resilient Fire Engineering Building Design

National building codes aim to ensure a reasonable standard of life safety in the event…

Is time running out for HFCs?

A look at the regulatory landscape in fire suppression and drivers for sustainable alternatives. As…

Performance Advantage Company – Supplying the Emergency Services with High Quality Tool Mounting Solutions

Performance Advantage Company (PAC), develops and markets high quality tool mounting brackets. PAC’S primary market…

Safe Fleet – Delivering Innovative Solutions to Apparatus Manufacturers and Operators

We address: emergency services, bus/rail, truck/trailer, utility/industrial.  Safe Fleet targets markets with demand for operator,…

Hainsworth Technology – Design that saves, protection that shows and quality that lasts

Hainsworth Technology has been working in the Middle East for more than 40 years and…

NAFFCO – Combining the Sharpest Creativity with the Best Technology

Bringing together the sharpest engineering minds, up-to-the-minute technologies, unbridled creativity and a mission to make…

A Focus on Dubai Civil Defence

The United Arab Emirates consists of a federation of seven Emirates: Abu Dhabi (the capital),…

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