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A great Intersec 2020 and now the threat of coronavirus

On its 22nd year, Intersec 2020 was held on 19 to 21 January at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, and was again under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor…

Learning from assembly occupancy tragedies

On 4 December 2009, partygoers packed the Lame Horse, a nightclub in the Russian city of Perm, to celebrate the club’s eighth anniversary. Then, in an instant, fire broke out and chaos…

IFE GCC UAE Branch Update April 2020

The new decade kicked-off in the Middle East with a very successful Intersec 2020 Exhibition. With the major projects and construction activity continuing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) it is…

ESKA – Glove professionals from Austria

For 108 years the Austrian family business ESKA has specialized in the development and manufacturing of gloves. Creating uncompromising protection against heat and cuts, and absolute hygiene, careful workmanship by master craftsmen…

Water Jet Fire Extinguisher in action.

Cristanini – Advanced drilling and fire extinguisher systems

Cristanini Spa, international leader in the production of water-jetting systems, has taken a leap forward in the manufacture of anti-fire equipment with two advanced systems of first attack on fire in open…

Testing façade systems to BS8414 test series

The performance of cladding materials under fire conditions is crucial and should be considered in detail in order to draw conclusions about the fire safety of any facade system. However, before addressing…

In safe hands

Regulations and standards keep firefighters safe and provide reassurance that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is of good quality, fit for purpose and adequately protective. Richard Ballheimer, Compliance Manager at Bristol Uniforms looks…

Improvement of preventive fire protection at a tank farm

Tank farms are used for the storage of highly flammable and explosive substances; Consequently, preventive fire protection is of major importance. When rehabilitation of such a tank farm is planned, contractors often…

The challenge when designing a state of the art training facility

To fulfill the daily requirements as a firefighter or first responder of an agency, methods need to be taught, behaviors need to be practiced and dangerous and challenging situations to be simulated.…

Figure 1: Polystyrene (PS) a thermoplastic with very poor reaction to fire, image displays poor unsafe site management.

Flammable cladding in China: A site study 2020

Despite recent tragedies throughout the world, some countries, even in 2020, continue to use unsafe, inappropriate construction methods and materials. Flames recently spread across ‘flammable cladding’ in a fire at the University…

Fire sprinklers and fluorine free foam

With ever increasing pressures to remove fluorinated foams from the marketplace, one segment in particular seems to have been overlooked especially with governmental regulators who oftentimes have legislative desires that exceed the…

Hazmat 2020 – A sneak preview

The annual Hazmat conference, now in its 13th year, is returning to the Crowne Plaza, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK on 13-14 May. Once again, the conference will bring together expert speakers and trainers to…

Flame detection through the use of 3D mapping to aircraft hangars – Part 2

In the previous edition of Gulf Fire Magazine, we discussed the challenges posed by aircraft hangars in relationship to flame detector selection. In this edition William Pittman discusses how 3D flame detector…

Use of foam for firefighting in tank farms of the oil and petrochemical industry – Part 1

Tank farm fires in the oil and petrochemical industry do not occur often. When they do occur, it is with devastating consequences and negative publicity. This article will describe the typical incident…

ZIEGLER Watertower WT 330.

The challenges of urbanization and other megatrends

Sooner or later, every company has to deal with the megatrends that concern our world. One of these megatrends, which also affects vehicle manufacturers such as ZIEGLER, is urbanization. More and more…

Alarm fatigue in the UAE

Experts have frequently warned of a ‘cry wolf’ attitude towards fire alarms in the UAE, and with one out of three GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) residents who ignore fire alarms coming from…

Sizing-up hazmat incidents

In the world of fire and emergency services, hazardous materials incidents have some of the most devastating outcomes in regard to life, property, and environmental losses. For years, emergency responders and specialists…

Fire suppression for electrical cabinets and data panels

Almost everything we do relies on technology. From how we communicate to how we are entertained and find answers to problems, technology plays an integral part. And behind the scenes, powering our…

Haynes Firefighter Manual

An insight into the training, equipment, roles and working lives of firefighters by Philip Martin and Duncan J. White. This new book published in the UK is a veritable encyclopaedia that begins…

The commercial fire alarm inspector certification assesses the candidate’s knowledge of fire alarm control unit installation and wiring methods.

Fire alarms and sprinklers: Verifying technical competency

Are you fully satisfied the fire sprinkler or fire alarm test reports you receive are accurate? Are you confident your fire alarm plan reviewers understand the impact adding audible/visual fire alarm notification…

Building mind power to create strategies for whole well-being

It’s a silent mayday. For those who have worked in the fire service for any period, you know many who experience burnout, compassion fatigue, anxiety, depression, and many other forms of mental health challenges. A lack of understanding in how to effectively address these matters has led to an increase in mental/nervous injuries. Sadly, as a result, we have seen a significant increase in suicides in the recent years.

Are you being passive toward active fire protection?

After four years of Coltraco Ultrasonics’ continued efforts to make the ‘ungoverned space’ in the fire industry heard, understood and actioned upon, the problem is starting to be recognised by some, but…


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