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Getting back to some near normal activity

Despite the good news of the ever-growing availability of successful vaccines to combat the dominating global effect of Covid-19, the pandemic continues to affect and cause postponements of scheduled fire-related exhibitions and…

IFE GCC UAE Branch Update April 2021

To say 2020 was a challenging year is, in reflection, a major understatement. However, as we leave the doom and gloom of 2020 behind us, we look forward to emerging stronger and…

Evidence-based recommendations for structural firefighting now available in NFPA 1700

In 2014, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) received a new standards project request from a retired Kansas City, Missouri fire chief asking for the development of a guide that filled the…

Weber Rescue – E-FORCE battery tools for more speed and flexibility

Weber Rescue Systems is proud to present a new series of battery-driven rescue tools. The next generation of E-FORCE tools benefit from new and innovative technical features for even more efficient use.…

MTech’s analog addressable product range.

MTech Fire Detection Systems – Innovative fire-safety and smoke-detection solutions that provide the first line of defence in protecting lives and property

Located in pastoral North of Israel, MTech Fire Detection Systems, a worldwide leader of advanced fire-safety solutions, develops and markets intelligent, analog addressable and conventional fire- and-smoke-detection solutions that save lives and…

Automatic extinguishing solutions in recycling facilities and incineration plants utilizing heat detection

With a growing awareness towards the environment and resources, the amount of recycling and incineration facilities worldwide has increased significantly. The risk of fires in these industries is a rising concern. Solutions…

Classified Light USAR teams to take part in international humanitarian assistance from 2021

In international Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) missions, the well-trained and competent USAR teams from different countries are critical for life-saving activities in affected countries. To achieve this, an internationally recognized classification…

Agility Technologies – 360° spherical imaging for search and rescue operations

When search and rescue cameras were first introduced in the early 1990s they changed the way technical search specialists conducted operations in collapsed structures. It gave them the ability to view void…

Hotel fire safety

Modern hotels come in various shapes and sizes and are often part of more complex buildings, such as airports or large shopping malls. But their purpose in providing paid lodging on a…

The ESKA firefighting glove Siga PBI 5F with full PBI protection on the backhand and palm and ergonomical, fire-resistant knuckle protector.

ESKA – Glove professionals from Austria

For 109 years the Austrian family business ESKA has specialised in the development and manufacturing of gloves. Creating uncompromising protection against heat and cuts, absolute hygiene and careful workmanship by master craftsmen…

Apreco’s fire-safety system protects high-rise buildings

Stairwell Pressurisation protects life and reduces property loss whilst ensuring a safe means of exit from a burning building. In the event of a fire within a high-rise, the only means of…

Back to basics – the importance of the point man during ground emergencies

Say what you want about ARFF operations but for the majority of my career I have worked at some of the busiest and/or some of the most diverse airfields the military and…

Transition to fluorine-free foam – a ‘drop in’ replacement?

Since the prohibition of the production of PFOA (C8) based foam concentrates back in July 2020, there is now a five-year transition period to remove all C8s from use. C8 foams are…

Why accreditation is vital when specifying fire detection systems

This feature explores the complex issue of EN 54 product certification and highlights the potentially far-reaching consequences of taking an inconsistent approach to certification when specifying fire detection and alarm products. Global…

In 2016, Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam upgraded their firefighting trucks to help the airport to provide sustainable firefighting performance.

Lessons learned: Schiphol Airport transitions to fluorine-free foams

At Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam the firefighting brigade has to be ready to provide at least 7,900 litres of water and foam per minute in order to battle any major fire that…

The hazards of oxygen, oxidising agents and organic peroxides

For the firefighter and emergency services, understanding oxygen, its properties and those of its compounds is vital. In order for a fire to ‘take hold’ there must be oxygen to feed the…

High-performance pump moves on land, at sea and in the air

The latest innovation by Esteri Group, Finland’s most comprehensive operator in the firefighting and rescue sector, is a high-performance ‘portable’ pump that is also suitable for helicopter transportation. The diesel-powered pump can…

The growing threat of the world’s ageing transformer fleets

An underground fire which led to a partial evacuation at Newark Liberty International Airport on 14 January was just one in a series of blazes with a common cause – catastrophic transformer…

The history of the fire sprinkler system – Part 1

Did you know that the concept of fire sprinkler systems has been around for several centuries? That is hundreds of years! The story of the fire sprinkler system starts as far back…

MSA Bristol’s XFlex PPE and RescueFlex jacket with Gallet F1 XF helmet.

MSA Bristol: Expert protection from head to toe

The new year marked a new era for two of the most respected and well-established brands in the firefighter PPE industry. MSA Safety, a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply…

Bauer – RFIDPRO SCBA handheld data logging device

For over 75 years, Bauer has been the leader in high-pressure breathing air solutions for firefighting. When there is an opportunity to not only save time but create an even safer environment…

Illuminating the scene

One of the easiest tasks to overlook at emergency incidents is providing adequate scene lighting. Firegrounds, hazardous material scenes, highway incidents and technical rescue operations all need sufficient lighting to illuminate work…

Flame-free fittings – ‘a safer alternative’

How flame-free HVACR fittings can deliver safety, health and cost benefits compared to traditional brazing. The provision of safe and comfortable indoor environments is a major objective for developers and building owners…

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