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Critical fire-protection and life-safety considerations for safe usage of tents

As states continue looking for ways to safely reopen the economy, many jurisdictions are allowing businesses, specifically restaurants, to open, provided that the seating area for customers is located outside, tables are…

Intersec 2021 – A milestone in Covid 19 recovery

As this edition of Gulf Fire goes to press, the world is still recovering from the devastating pandemic caused by the Covid 19 virus. Amongst one of the effects of the virus…

IFE GCC UAE Branch Update October 2020

The last few months since the previous IFE Branch update have been a period of adjustment for living and working with the Covid-19 pandemic. I personally was locked down in the UK…

Eagle Technical Products – Designing firefighting PPE for the Middle East – The Vulcan

The conditions in the Middle East are some of the toughest for firefighters anywhere in the world. For the past eight years Eagle has been working with key partners in the Middle…

Disaster-area 1991 at Culemborg: unexpected explosion of fireworks, lessons could and should have been learned: 2 casualties. mage courtesy of Rob Jastrzebski

The Beirut explosion; an inconvenient truth for the industry and authorities

The devastating explosion in the Beirut harbour area was a dramatic wake-up call for the industry and (port) authorities worldwide. The cataclysmic event strongly proves the need for proactive risk management regarding…

Fit for action

Roger Startin, Joint Managing Director of Bristol Uniforms looks at the importance of high quality, well-fitting PPE and how to achieve the correct size and fit. When it comes to good quality…

Ensuring the safe operation of electric and hybrid electric vehicles

While the global transition towards a more sustainable environment, with increased use of renewable energy carriers, continues at pace, vehicle propulsion is experiencing its greatest challenge to date – electrification. This shift…

Fire design of composite beams with web openings protected with reactive intumescent coating

Fire engineering designing of structures has been proven to be an effective method of designing constructions. However, that does not mean the elimination of protective methods, but the efficient use of protective…

Mobile firefighting technology for high hazard applications

The occurrence of high hazard fires has reduced in the last few years suggesting training and testing standards have generally improved, supported by testing from industry bodies such as JOIFF and LASTFIRE…

Firefighters taking part in an emergency response training scenario.

An Industrial Revolution – Commercial Fire & Rescue Services

An increasing financial squeeze on Civil Defence or Municipal Fire and Rescue Services has seen a shift in the emergency response responsibility from the government to the commercial organisation creating the risk…

Foam and foam hardware

It is well known: during a fire, seconds count! It is vital to use the most efficient and reliable material and technology to make those seconds count. The protection against fire in…

Flame detector selection – Which technology to use in gas turbine enclosures?

Which flame detection technology should I use in a gas turbine enclosure? This is a common question when a fire protection engineer is looking to protect a high value asset or where…

How to help reduce the risk of fire in oilfields and other extremely hazardous environments

It is hard to imagine that a little over 150 years ago, the discovery of oil was often met with disappointment. Initial finds were the result of digging to find water or…

The Ultimate Industrial System: Exceeding the norms of industrial fire protection

In 1955, a high magnitude explosion at the former Standard Oil Refinery in the USA wrought severe infrastructure damage to the refinery and the surrounding communities. At that time, Volunteer Fire Chief…

The Middle East Sun provides real challenges in the specification and operation of Visual Signals. E2S Strobes provide the solution.

Why the specification and selection of warning strobes is so important to the design of fire and gas detection

Throughout our lives, we have been exposed to the importance of visual signalling in keeping us safe. From the flashing green man on pedestrian crossings and the flashing of blue ambulance lights…

New beam detector technology for fire protection in hazardous areas of oil, gas and chemical plants

A new generation of beam detectors has been developed in response to the particular needs of chemical, oil and gas plants, but they are also suitable for mills, warehouses and other environments…

Hochiki protects beautiful Bulgarian Beach Resort

Hotel Bilyana Beach is located on the South Beach of the historic town Nessebar, Bulgaria, and attracts thousands of guests annually to its luxurious facilities. Having recently become part of the prestige…

Operational concerns involving Electric and Hybrid Vehicles at vehicle related incidents – Part 1

One of the largest concerns today dealing with vehicle related incidents revolves around the electrification of vehicles today. We deal with technology concerns in every single vehicle today that we encounter. Passenger…

Intumescent solutions for fire protection in tall buildings

Steel is used as a structural and fabrication material in tall buildings around the world. This hard, strong alloy contains iron, carbon, and other elements that impart strength and durability. Steel offers…

Grayrigg train derailment (UK)

Major Rail incidents – How prepared are you really?

It is true that rail travel globally is officially the second safest mode of transport behind the airline industry (Fatalities per billion passenger kilometers – Source: European Union Agency for Railways) but…

The 2019 edition of NFPA 72 is here. Are you prepared?

The NFPA 72-2019 edition marks the most sweeping changes to this standard in decades. More than 200 updates are included, ranging from minor edits of terminology to major new processes. The broad…


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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