The author second from right taking part in the annual fitness tests.

Bahrain Civil Defence, working to achieve excellence

My first article, penned last September, gave a brief overview of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the structure of Civil Defence. Having now been here for eight months I intend to describe…

The Coronavirus legacy and the drive for tower fire safety

When I penned my Editor’s Comment for the April 2020 edition of Gulf Fire, I mentioned that the world was fast coming to terms with the growing impact that Coronavirus (Covid 19)…

Under construction, at risk: NFPA 241 is critical to protecting vulnerable construction sites

On April 29, 2020, 38 people died when a fire tore through a four-story warehouse under construction in South Korea. The blaze occurred in Icheon, about 50 miles southeast of the capital…

IFE GCC UAE Branch Update July 2020

Our last IFE Branch update went to press just as the current COVID-19 situation took a turn for the worst. At that time we were celebrating the new decade being kicked-off in…

Designed to reduce leak points and is adaptable to many different types of systems.

TLX Technologies – New Actuator for hazardous locations

Supervised latching solenoid actuators are some of the primary releasing devices used on gaseous extinguishing systems in the market today. These actuators are usually attached to the suppressant’s discharge valve and electrically…

EmiControls – An innovative way of fire protection with the FT10e water mist turbine

The Italian company EmiControls has been working on innovative fire protection solutions worldwide since 2011. With the FT10e water mist turbine, EmiControls has launched a product that gives companies more safety in…

Introducing the unified Sohar Emergency Response Organisation

SOHAR Port in Oman has established a unified emergency response organisation in 2020-2021, as the result of a multi-annual upgrade programme. On a 24-hour basis, the Sohar Emergency Response Organisation (SERO) will…

Introduction to BS60080:2020 guidance on the placement of detection devices

One of the most challenging issues in Fire and Gas (F&G) detection is deciding: ‘How many detectors do I need, and where do I put them?’ A fair question where traditional detection…

Providing aircraft rescue and firefighting services during a pandemic event

The global aviation business was among the first industries to be immediately affected by the recent and ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Airport Fire and Rescue Services worldwide are working hard to maintain their…

In the spotlight: David Campbell

Gulf Fire recently caught up with David Campbell, who is Divisional Director Middle East and India, Fire and Building Products at Al Futtaim Element Materials Technology Dubai LLC (incorporating Warringtonfire) to discuss…

Control the virus, stop the spread!

During these challenging times Firefighters, Police, Medics and other first responders remain in the front line and are certainly likely to be exposed to the COVID-19 virus during the course of their…

The evolution of PPE for the world’s female firefighters

In this article we look back on the history of female firefighters across the globe and how PPE has evolved to protect them. There are many examples of heroic female firefighters throughout…

Vehicle Extrication – The Next Generation

Vehicle Extrication – The Next Generation is a new book from Rescue Consultant Ian Dunbar in partnership with LUKAS Hydraulik GmbH. Released at the end of June 2020, the 290 page hardcover…

Use of foam for firefighting in tank farms of the oil and petrochemical industry – Part 2

Part One of this article described the typical incident scenarios at tank farm fires and presented foam as the most suitable extinguishing agent together with the firefighting equipment most commonly used. In…

Critical fire and life safety needs must be balanced with patient care in hospitals as well as new temporary makeshift facilities.

COVID-19 challenged us all, while reminding us about the importance of basic safety benchmarks

Without question, dealing with COVID-19 has been daunting for all of us – citizens, business owners, emergency managers, manufacturers – and of course the tireless men and women on the front line.…

Performance based design for egress and evacuation

Building and fire codes prescribe requirements for egress and evacuation that must be incorporated into facility design in order to provide a minimum acceptable level of protection. The prescribed requirements dictate limitations…

Increased fire risk in vehicles during the hot summer months

According to NFPA Fire Analysis & Research, “U.S. Vehicle fire trends and patterns 2010” – 70% of the fires in buses originate from the engine compartment, 12% originate from the passenger area…

The role of passive fire protection

Passive fire protection is an integral part of the fabric of a building. It is the primary preventative measure taken to protect against the spread of fire, heat and smoke, and to…


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