Forthcoming mega shows and the legacy of Grenfell Tower

As the end of the second decade of the 21st century draws to a close, the challenges in the Gulf region to provide the highest level of building fire safety and protection…

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 authorities to help reduce risk for more than a century. A neutral, non-profit, non-governmental organization devoted to…

IFE GCC UAE Branch Update October 2019

As the hot summer draws to an end and the region looks forward to the cooler climate of the winter months, it is a good opportunity to reflect on the summers activities…

XFlex

Bristol’s flagship range in structural firefighting PPE Popular with firefighters around the world, it has accreditations from the European Standard of Certification (CEN) the International Standards Organisation (ISO), and recently achieved re-accreditation…

FireDos

Stands out as a specialist for monitors and proportioners for firefighting The Germany-based company FireDos has become an established specialist in the field of designing and manufacturing high-quality foam proportioners and monitors…

Correct tools for assurance of properties of building materials

It is already more than 25 years since World Trade Organization has been working to making markets more open. Today 99.98 % of world GDP is brought about by 99.35 % of…

Focus on Bahrain Civil Defence

Des Tidbury QFSM, Advisor to Civil Defence, Bahrain Ministry of the Interior Filled with excitement and of course a little trepidation, my wife and I boarded the plane at Heathrow Airport on…

How to select the right fire detection system

Across industries, fire detection system requirements have become more challenging. Making the right choice in new or retrofit applications requires an understanding of what’s important – and what’s possible – for each…

Flame detector selection – effective viewing distance?

This article builds on our understanding of flame detectors developed in issue 151 of this magazine by discussing the need for a method by which “real world” detector performance can be compared.…

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 service thermal imaging cameras. All fire service thermal imaging cameras automatically switch gains or sensitivity modes based…

Dispelling common myths about nitrogen generators

There is a growing emphasis on the construction of new data centers and cold storage warehouses across the Middle East, and corrosion has long been the enemy of the dry and preaction…

The value of standards development

Earlier this year, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) President and CEO Jim Pauley wrote a blog applauding an editorial titled, “The Joy of Standards – Life is a lot easier when you…

Extrication Planning – Part 2

In the previous article we looked at the initial stages of extrication planning and focused on the gathering of information, establishing our priorities, contriving the plan based on the initial and ongoing…

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 a GCC-wide initiative that allows for the promotion of the safest and best practices in the industry.…

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 occurring in tandem: Research into material-burning sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and others showing…

Cancer – The current epidemic in the fire service

More firefighters have been diagnosed with cancer in the last two years, then in the previous 10 years combined, sadly, one in three firefighters will die of cancer. With a minimum of…

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 and how is it possible that a relatively small fire escalated to an inferno that lasted almost…

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 in a way that can ignite under certain operating conditions. It is these potentially explosive atmospheres which…

Voice Evacuation system, better described as voice safety systems

The idea behind voice alarm/voice evacuation (VA/VE) is a simple one. Clear, straightforward instructions are made in a calm, human voice to direct people out of a building and to safety. Traditional…

Emergency lighting offers a potential hazard during night time operation.

Bright ideas: Emergency lighting intensity for day and night conditions

Though the effectiveness of blue emergency lighting in daytime conditions has become a matter of contention with many first responders, there has long been universal agreement that warning lamps of higher intensity…

Understanding class ‘B’ obstacle fire hazard situations

Fires occurring within industrial and commercial applications are commonly controlled and extinguished with portable fire extinguishers, provided those fires are caught early enough and the proper extinguisher is used. That’s why it’s…

Dust explosion mitigation methods

A dust explosion is the rapid combustion of fine particles suspended in the air within an enclosed location. The danger of an explosion is ever-present in industrial processes that handle combustible dust.…

ADIPEC 2019 – Continuing to break records

Dmg events and its host, The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), are delighted to extend a warm welcome to all our exhibitors, visitors and delegates to The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum…


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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