Wrexham Mineral Cable Fire Test – Mineral Insulated Cable vs Fire Resistant Conduit Cable showing covered flexible conduit under fire test.

Choosing the right cable can reduce the number of fire-related deaths?

During 2018-2019 there were nearly 45,000 primary fires or incidents of fire in dwellings and other buildings in England alone. This resulted in 213 fatalities (source: Govt.UK Fire Statistics). If we look…

Husky Portable Containment – Firefighting products and Environmental Protection products

Husky Portable Containment was founded in 2004 and began selling products in early 2005. They have two divisions, Firefighting products and Environmental Protection products. The star of Husky’s firefighting product line is…

Remote-controlled fire monitors for fixed firefighting systems

The requirement for automated firefighting is continuously increasing. Remote-controlled monitors, especially in combination with automated fire detection, allow a targeted but flexible firefighting operation in limited areas. The technical development in the…

MetalCraft Marine – Deliver their 18th NFPA Type III Fireboat in 14 years

In 2015 the Kuwait Fire Services Directorate (KFSD) ordered their first FireStorm 50’, along with a 50’ STLC landing craft support craft. The KFSD liked the FireStorm 50’ so much, they bought…

Intersec Dubai 2020 to set even more records

This issue of Gulf Fire is published to coincide with the 22nd edition of Intersec in Dubai being staged on 19 to 21 January 2020, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh…

James Bond has nothing on the Fire Service

You may have heard of the old James Bond movie entitled, From Russia with Love? Well, these days I think we can swap out Mr. Bond for the brave men and women…

IFE GCC UAE Branch Update January 2020

As the year end approaches we look forward with great excitement to 2020. Since the 2014 announcement that the UAE had been successful with the bid for the Expo 2020 the preparation…

Life safety: is it time the presumptions were questioned?

Property Protection Vs. Life Safety. It has long been UK Government policy to ensure that fire legislation focuses only on matters relating to the safety of the building occupants of these nearby.…

Bristol Uniforms – Producing high quality PPE for customers around the world for more than 60 years

Bristol Uniforms is a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of protective clothing for firefighters, and has been producing high quality PPE for customers around the world for more than…

The piston effect causes high airflow speed with peaks exceeding 20 m/s.

Early warning fire detection in underground stations

Based on UN’s world urbanisation prospects, the total amount of megacities – urban conglomerations with more than 10 million people, such as Shanghai or Lagos – will quadruple in just 40 years.…

Haztec International – Supplying an extensive range of emergency vehicle warning equipment

British manufacturer, Haztec International, returns to Intersec Dubai (Dubai World Trade Centre, 19-21 January 2020) with many new products from its extensive range of emergency vehicle lighting and audible warning systems which…

Ensuring effective fire detection and suppression in tank farms

Despite the introduction of new fire protection technologies and increasingly stringent regulatory standards, incidents such as the fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company’s (ITC) tank farm in Deer Park, Texas this year…

‘Fit for Purpose fire resistance’ whose responsibility is it?

The UK Building Regulations, Approved Document B adopts the standard time temperature protocol of ISO834-1 in BS476 pts 20 to 24 for fire resistance testing of all building elements such as fire…

M1 SCBA from MSA Safety – Protecting firefighters from hazardous substances

In an already hazardous job, firefighters are continuously facing new challenges. Although the overall trend in fires requiring attendance is down 43% compared with 10 years ago, fires that do require a…

Hangar with small aircraft.

Flame detection through the use of 3D mapping to aircraft hangars

In this first, of a two-part article, William Pittman, PhD discusses the challenges posed by aircraft hangars in relationship to flame detector selection. In the next edition of Gulf Fire William discusses…

Euramco – Power categories on battery powered PPV

Based on motor power, which loosely translates to output (i.e. velocity and airflow) performance, the battery-powered fan market is categorized into <750 watts (750 W = 1 hp), 750-1000 watts, and greater…

Modern safety technologies on high-impact mega-fires

During the latest decades, many parts of the globe have come across noteworthy and destructive “uncontrollable” events. Nico Zorzetto, Export Director of SANCO S.p.A., Italian Company manufacturer of fire & gas detection…

Master renovation program ongoing at AFSSAC

Established in 1984 the Arab Fire Safety & Security Academy (AFSSAC) in Jeddah was the first private sector fire training institute in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the region under the…

Cost Evaluation of black steel pipe vs galvanized pipe when using a nitrogen generator

The benefits of using nitrogen gas over compressed air in dry and pre-action systems as a means of controlling corrosion as well as ice plugs in freezer applications has been well published.…

Toba in rough weather Desember 2000.

Fire protection of containers at sea

As new ships out of the dockyard boast ever greater capacities, container ship fleet sizes are also expanding rapidly in accordance. With growing volumes comes increased responsibility, meaning the safety of these…

Nimbus Mobile ensures testing meets the standard every time

A nationwide provider of fire protection services has made Nimbus Mobile an integral part of the way it does business, by using it to provide evidence of compliance with system testing requirements…

Wipe it off, don’t take it home – dealing with toxic soot on-scene

The fact cancer is now the leading cause of death amongst firefighters globally owes principally to the toxic carcinogens produced during fire being absorbed through the skin. Fire departments worldwide must now…

TEXPORT – Building for the future with an enhanced product line and new factory

TEXPORT®, one of the world’s market leaders in the design and manufacture of specialist high performance functional clothing, has put in place the foundations for continued successful growth to meet customer demand…

Protecting a priceless work of art in a beautiful public space

The team worked for eleven years, from March 2000 through May 2011, to craft a one-of-a kind illuminated manuscript, using traditional methods and materials such as calfskin vellum, powdered mineral pigments, gold…

Stringent building codes impact the selection of methods, tools and equipment used for cutting, breaching and breaking.

Disasters in the developed world

Spending much of the last 30 years involved directly or indirectly in the rescue-equipment business has provided an interesting perspective from which to view disaster events occurring around the world. Regardless of…

Detection systems for fire protection equipment

Fire alarm systems have over a century of existence, ever since Francis Robbin Upton developed the first fire alarm system in 1890 and George Andrew Darby invented the first smoke detector in1902.…

Large diameter hose systems for industrial fire services

The explosion of new technology has dramatically benefitted the fire service, in this article Daniel Mack explains how thermal imaging cameras, and electronic vehicle and pump controls, have enhanced our firefighting capabilities…

Talentum Flame Detectors installed at Liverpool Docks

With such a large presence of combustible material in one place the biomass conveyor required a fire detection system that could quickly and efficiently detect fires. The FFE Talentum IR3 was chosen…

Airbag deployment during extrication

I have made a point of asking the question: ‘What is the most likely thing to cause us harm at the scene of any road traffic collision?’ and I would estimate that…

Cut-away view of the Trident GP Series™ Foam Pump.

Trident GP Series™ Foam Pumps – Trident increases pump offerings; introduces complete pump & motor packages

Trident Emergency Products has been an innovator, providing world class fire industry products for 20-years. Innovations include AirPrime™, a patented air-powered fire pump primer that eliminates large current draws on the apparatus…

Hosemaster – Restriction of exposure during hose maintenance

Technical solutions are available to support the “Clean Fire Station” operating principle. The Hosemaster unit for washing hoses provides even safer and more efficient hose maintenance. The washing, drying and pressurizing of…

Intersec 2020 – Profile & Showcase

New forecast of the world’s personal protective equipment (PPE) market has identified sector growth potential in the Middle East over the next three years.

Research and consulting group Grand View Research says the moderate sector growth through to 2022 will follow increasing regulation of workplace safety, an uptick in workforce safety awareness and expansion within the region’s oil & gas sector. And the report says the market will take a major leap forward in the type of PPE being adopted with wearable technology making significant inroads.

UNICUS® 4i – The NEW standard for stationary high-pressure breathing-air compressors

BAUER Compressors, Inc. is known as the leader in high pressure breathing air compressor systems and components. Once again BAUER has proven that by creating the most technologically advanced compressor system in…


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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