Issue 16 – October 2019

Forthcoming mega shows and the legacy of Grenfell Tower

As the end of the second decade of the 21st century draws to a close,…

What role do you play in the NFPA fire safety ecosystem?

Global perspective and purview The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has been working with global…

IFE GCC UAE Branch Update October 2019

As the hot summer draws to an end and the region looks forward to the…

Hereford & Worcester FRS in training.
XFlex

Bristol’s flagship range in structural firefighting PPE Popular with firefighters around the world, it has…

FireDos

Stands out as a specialist for monitors and proportioners for firefighting The Germany-based company FireDos…

Line up of appliances at Murharraq Fire Station.
Focus on Bahrain Civil Defence

Des Tidbury QFSM, Advisor to Civil Defence, Bahrain Ministry of the Interior Filled with excitement…

Fully integrated fire detection systems can provide flexibility for future requirements.
How to select the right fire detection system

Across industries, fire detection system requirements have become more challenging. Making the right choice in…

Flame detector considerations.
Flame detector selection – effective viewing distance?

This article builds on our understanding of flame detectors developed in issue 151 of this…

In this example, this is a Bullard LDX TIC looking towards the fire room.
Thermal imaging – understanding high & low sensitivity

This short article is an attempt to clarify a few misconceptions in regard to fire…

Modern nitrogen generators are a cost effective, low maintenance, and safe tool in the fight against corrosion in dry and preaction sprinkler systems.
Dispelling common myths about nitrogen generators

There is a growing emphasis on the construction of new data centers and cold storage…

Various stakeholders gather at a recent NFPA Technical Meeting.
The value of standards development

Earlier this year, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) President and CEO Jim Pauley wrote a…

Is the existing A and B plan still relevant?
Extrication Planning – Part 2

In the previous article we looked at the initial stages of extrication planning and focused…

Ali Kilo, Sales Manager – Product Testing & Certification at Intertek.
Safety Design in Buildings – The safety conference that has the GCC talking about safety in the built environment

For the past seven years, the Safety Design in Buildings (SDiB) conference campaign has been…

Edwards’ Bradenton Fire Test Room.
Smoke detection takes giant strides forward in enhanced life safety

The changes to these commercial and residential standards were driven in part by two factors…

A lightweight particulate barrier hood that offers breathability, protection and comfort.
Cancer – The current epidemic in the fire service

More firefighters have been diagnosed with cancer in the last two years, then in the…

ITC Deer Park Terminal Fire – This should have never happened?
Should we rethink the protection of petrochemical tanks in light of the ITC Deer Park Fire?

After the ITC Deer Park Incident, the industry urgently needs to discover what went wrong…

Highly-compressed magnesium oxide (MgO) insulation blocks, manufactured at Wrexham Mineral Cables.
Why mineral insulated cable is the best choice for hazardous environments

Potential explosive atmospheres exist when a mixture of air gas, vapour, mist, or dust combine…

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