Issue 28 – October 2022

Smoldering wood smoke and ash present serious health risks. Image courtesy of Budgme (pixabay.com)
Soot, char and ash: more toxic than you think
When you think of charred wood, ash or soot, you might think that they are…
Image courtesy of Jon Harris (publicdomainpictures.net)
Climate change drives innovative wildfire control systems 

In recent months, global climate change has continually brought abnormally high temperatures which have worsened…

Images supplied by Author / Contributor
IFE GCC UAE Branch Update October 2022

IFE pays tribute to Her Majesty the Queen Steve Hamm MSc BEng(Hons) CEng FIFireE, Chief…

Hose Master Mobile travels light and fast. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Hose Master Mobile from Esteri – The easy-to-move, fully automatic fire hose washing and maintenance unit 

Since Interschutz 2022 in Hannover, Germany, Finnish Esteri Group’s fully automatic fire hose washing and…

CSA headquarters office. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Chang Sung Ace – Flame detectors & gas detectors Compact design and reliable quality

Chang Sung Ace (CSA) was established in 1990 and is now one of the most…

The different Symbols Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Tools to help responders to do their work safely

In my first article I wrote about my project and dream to establish ‘one’ uniform…

Gasoline Driven PPV Angle adjustment range: –20° ~ + 20°. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Renz GmbH – High-quality and efficient positive pressure ventilation systems

Firefighting and rescue services are the focus of the owner-managed Renz GmbH in Eppertshausen near…

The Reacton bus and coach fire suppression system is compact and high-performing, approved to both P-Mark SPCR 183 and UNECE R107 it provides total protection. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Reacton Fire Suppression wins one of the worlds largest retrofit bus fire protection projects in history

Reacton Fire Suppression are proud to announce that we have secured an extremely large project…

Testing Experts performing various tests in ESL Facility – Reaction to Fire. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Emirates Safety Laboratory – Undertaking product/system fire testing and conformity assessment certification

In 2017 the Directorate General of Dubai Civil Defence (DCD), under the leadership of Major…

FireDos M12 Monitor with stepless variable flow, non-ballast, jet and fog. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Advanced hybrid firefighting solutions for major fire hazards

Firefighting technology is constantly advancing. This case study illustrates the latest technology in mobile firefighting…

A class looking at the characteristics of invisible hydrogen compared with the visible propane flame. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
A hydrogen future: are you prepared for the transition?

The energy transition away from hydrocarbon fossil fuels is in full swing. There are many…

Data centre control room. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Fire protection strategies for data centres and nuclear power plants

Mission critical facilities require robust, redundant fire protection to ensure service continuity and protection from…

Achieving system survivability will require an industry-wide collaborative approach. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Shining a spotlight on fire system survivability 

This feature explores the potentially significant impact of poor system survivability, why survivability should be…

First responders must react to fast-moving events on the ground. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
AI and the cloud: digital transformation in public safety 

Public safety is a high-pressure sector, and digital transformation can yield the dynamism needed to…

Emirates Safety Laboratory (ESL) in the Middle East is one of the newest and largest fire and safety testing facilities for undertaking product fire testing and conformity assessment certification, supporting various geographies including the GCC, greater Middle East, North Africa and the Indian Sub-continent. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Fire pump performance testing and conditions

Pumps used in fire suppression systems are essential components in improving building safety, mitigating property…

Figure 1: Trutest being used to test a commercial smoke detector. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Determining the optimum replacement periods of optical smoke detectors and alarms 

In the UK there are no strict mandatory replacement periods, within British Standards, for smoke…

Both during and after a PV fire, undamaged solar cells continue to produce dangerous amounts of DC electricity, i.e. if they are not effectively isolated or rendered harmless by lower operating voltage. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Pan-European rooftop solar initiative urgently requires a legislative framework for FIRE PREVENTION – as seen in the USA (NEC 690.12)

In May 2022, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced an…


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