Issue 20 – October 2020

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Critical fire-protection and life-safety considerations for safe usage of tents

As states continue looking for ways to safely reopen the economy, many jurisdictions are allowing…

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Intersec 2021 – A milestone in Covid 19 recovery

As this edition of Gulf Fire goes to press, the world is still recovering from…

The World Expo in Dubai that will play a pivotal role in shaping the UAE’s post-pandemic world. Image courtesy of
IFE GCC UAE Branch Update October 2020

The last few months since the previous IFE Branch update have been a period of…

Eagle Technical Products – Designing firefighting PPE for the Middle East – The Vulcan

The conditions in the Middle East are some of the toughest for firefighters anywhere in…

Disaster-area 1991 at Culemborg: unexpected explosion of fireworks, lessons could and should have been learned: 2 casualties. mage courtesy of Rob Jastrzebski
The Beirut explosion; an inconvenient truth for the industry and authorities

The devastating explosion in the Beirut harbour area was a dramatic wake-up call for the…

XFlex structural PPE in Qatar.
Fit for action

Roger Startin, Joint Managing Director of Bristol Uniforms looks at the importance of high quality,…

EVs and HEVs pose a number of new fire risks.
Ensuring the safe operation of electric and hybrid electric vehicles

While the global transition towards a more sustainable environment, with increased use of renewable energy…

Fire design of composite beams with web openings protected with reactive intumescent coating
Fire engineering designing of structures has been proven to be an effective method of designing…
Figure 1. FireDos GENIII method of operation including test function recirculating foam concentrate to the foam concentrate tank.
Mobile firefighting technology for high hazard applications

The occurrence of high hazard fires has reduced in the last few years suggesting training…

Firefighters taking part in an emergency response training scenario.
An Industrial Revolution – Commercial Fire & Rescue Services

An increasing financial squeeze on Civil Defence or Municipal Fire and Rescue Services has seen…

Prima UV SmartCAFS unit – Prima vehicle mounted pump with integrated compressed air foam system.
Foam and foam hardware

It is well known: during a fire, seconds count! It is vital to use the…

Natural gas powered electrical power plant turbine.
Flame detector selection – Which technology to use in gas turbine enclosures?

Which flame detection technology should I use in a gas turbine enclosure? This is a…

The Oil and Gas remains One of the Most Hazardous Industries in the World.
How to help reduce the risk of fire in oilfields and other extremely hazardous environments

It is hard to imagine that a little over 150 years ago, the discovery of…

H.U.M. controls the monitor AND/ OR the additional specified hydrant outlets.
The Ultimate Industrial System: Exceeding the norms of industrial fire protection

In 1955, a high magnitude explosion at the former Standard Oil Refinery in the USA…

The Middle East Sun provides real challenges in the specification and operation of Visual Signals. E2S Strobes provide the solution.
Why the specification and selection of warning strobes is so important to the design of fire and gas detection

Throughout our lives, we have been exposed to the importance of visual signalling in keeping…

Oil refinery – protection of external storage sheds.
New beam detector technology for fire protection in hazardous areas of oil, gas and chemical plants

A new generation of beam detectors has been developed in response to the particular needs…

SENTIDO Hotel Bilyana Beach, Bulgaria.
Hochiki protects beautiful Bulgarian Beach Resort

Hotel Bilyana Beach is located on the South Beach of the historic town Nessebar, Bulgaria,…

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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