Issue 26 – April 2022

An AFFF training exercise. AFFF has proven to be persistent in the environment and bioaccumulative since its inception. Image courtesy of Don Drent
Fire Departments stand down on the PFAS front

In Wisconsin, the Kenosha Fire Department stopped using a firefighting foam that contained PFAS chemicals…

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Kickstarting the Gulf fire safety sector after Covid 

Since early 2020, the global fire safety sector began to confront the drastic effects of…

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Three Critical Components of Residential Fire Safety

As we approach the fifth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy and three months since…

Particulate blocking hoods in use with a European fire brigade. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
ALPEX – Innovative materials for particulate-blocking hoods 

ALPEX manufactures a range of laminates textiles made with Nomex Nano Flex barrier produced by…

Drowning victim located with Side Scan Sonar. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
JW Fishers – Tools to make search and recovery operations successful 

Search and recovery operations are conducted daily throughout the globe. These dedicated teams are called…

The ESKA firefighting glove Siga PBI 5F with full PBI protection on the backhand and palm and ergonomical, fire-resistant knuckle protector. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
ESKA – Glove professionals from Austria

For 110 years the Austrian family business ESKA has specialised in the development and manufacture…

Figure 2: FLS-IR3-H2-HD flame detector. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Becoming green and the challenges for optical flame detection

We are all too aware of the drivers to become greener. In some cases, the…

Thermal image of the fire room that clearly shows the thermal layer descending downwards toward the high heat release rate fuels in the room. This photo was taken seconds before the fire transitioned to fully developed state. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Thermal imaging: breaking down the scan – Part 3

Thus far, we have learned how to properly interpret thermal data during a scan, we…

Available in modular or multi-zone fire configurations all utilising the latest technology from Reacton. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Approved fire suppression for electrical cabinets and data panels

Electrical fires are incredibly challenging to predict and once started, if left to burn undetected,…

Some countries will already be ahead of others in how structures are built and managed to protect against fire. Image courtesy of clachcl0 (pixabay.com)
What’s needed to make our structures more fire resilient? 

By 2050, the world’s population is set to grow to almost 10 billion and 68%…

Viscosity of liquids Images supplied by Author / Contributor
A guide to foam and foam proportioning equipment – Part 2
Following on from the first article we will now turn our attention to the effects…
New electric detection technology can centrally monitor and protect multiple hazard zones. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Electric detection technology provides intelligent fire protection for commercial kitchens 

The latest fire-protection systems provide real-time monitoring capabilities, streamline maintenance and evolve with kitchens as…

Corrective cooling a pressure vessel. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Specialist demonstration tables

Live fire training is on top of every Chief Fire Officer’s list when it comes…

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Fire Rover leads the change from ‘water, water, water’ to early detection and active response 

Every industry faces fire risks, but in the waste and recycling industry, fires occur almost…

Essential life safety and firefighting systems in buildings must work as a system, protecting occupants in case of emergency
Reasonable skill and care or fit for purpose?

The term ‘fitness for purpose’ means there is an implied condition that the product or…

Figure 3. Images courtesy of Vigili Del Fuoco.
Expect building failure – firefighters must always expect and plan for worst-case scenarios

Fires in residential high-rise buildings present tremendous challenges to firefighters, where inappropriate structural design, construction…

Join GESA in improving the equipment procurement pipeline! Contact us at support@gesaction.org. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Starting the year strong with GESA’s Equipment Exchange

We all know that Emergency Services departments and communities across the Global South struggle to…


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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