Notre Dame Cathedral fire reflects challenges of protecting historic buildings from fire

In April I attended a week of meetings with the ISO committee that deals with Sustainable Cities and Communities in Paris. Part of the goal of this committee is to look at…

IFE GCC UAE Branch Update July 2019

At the time of writing the Holy month of Ramadan has come to an end and the region is celebrating Eid al-Fitr also called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast”. The Moon…

Pyroplex Making glazed doors fire-safe

Glazed doors are in demand. And for good reason. Not only are they safer in high footfall areas, they’re often an important design choice in commercial and residential buildings. More glass enables…

Dafo Vehicle Fire Protection AB

Dafo has been in business for over 100 years and has always been in the front line of technology engineering and part of regulatory development on a worldwide basis. Dafo was one…

What’s new with… Passive fire protection

With the greatly increased emphasis on building safety, the leading manufacturers have boosted their research…

Protection by design

Bristol Uniforms has been at the forefront of firefighter PPE design for more than 60…

Protecting critical assets at Kuwait University

Despite the effectiveness of halons in suppressing fire, the 1987 Montreal Protocol prompted stringent measures…

From test to reality

Modern cladding approaches bring together a seemingly ever-increasing diversity of materials and components including fixings,…

Extrication planning – Part 1

Vehicle extrication is an extremely complex discipline which requires a high level of skill, knowledge…

Engineers installing cable.

Fire testing of cables is important, but not at the expense of other performance characteristics

Construction projects in the Middle East are rapidly on the rise, as there is significant…

LTE to 5G: Future-proofed critical communications for public safety

Public Safety organisations have always relied on high-quality critical communication voice services, built on specialised…

Water mist – the firefighting system and the organisation behind it

Ragnar Wighus, IWMA past president and chief scientist at SP Fire Research Norway, says: ‘Water-mist…

Fire compartmentation

Readers may recall in Issue 14 of Gulf Fire (April 2019 edition), an article that…

Twelve barriers that can impact situational awareness – Part 3

Flawed situational awareness is one of the leading contributing factors in first responder near-miss and…

Intelligent Visual Flame Detector installed aboard a FPSO.

Flame detector selection – which one?

So, where do we start? All flame detectors have strengths and limitations, we therefore need…

Clean agent fire protection for power generation facilities

Power generation facilities produce electricity, and include hydroelectric, nuclear, and fossil fuel based power plants.…

Buying high value equipment – The ins and outs of the procurement process – Part 2

So, you have been approved to spend some money. A lot of money for that…

Apollo devices chosen for Paradise Island Resort

As part of a fire detection system upgrade, Apollo Fire Detectors’ devices were chosen to…

Buying an aviation rescue firefighting (ARFF) vehicle

On 19 November 1987, I commenced my career in the field of Aviation Rescue and…

AquaMist® Water Suppression Systems.

Water mist fire suppression – How less water has a big impact

Many buildings have specific areas that could benefit from using a water mist system. These…

Understanding digital linear heat detection

Linear heat detection has been around for almost 80 years but is still relatively unknown…

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