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A time for really getting going again

Even as I write my comment page, a reminder came of the constant topic of high-rise fire safety when a serious fire broke out in a tower in the Al Mamoura area…

IFE GCC UAE Branch Update July 2021

At the time of writing this update the international response to tackling the ongoing Covid pandemic remains positive. The UAE has had an efficient and professionally delivered vaccination programme to protect residents…

NIOSH releases fact sheet on odorant fade

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released a fact sheet on odorant fade in natural gas and propane.  Odorant is a liquid added to natural gas and propane that…

Bronto Skylift – Aerial platforms for industrial fire protection

Industrial fire brigades at oil refineries, chemical plants or other industrial environments work in dangerous conditions, and they must be prepared for situations where high foam and water capacity is needed. Bronto…

Life Kitchens – The future is non-combustible kitchens

All our kitchen cabinets are manufactured from rust-resistant treated steel and manufactured with non-toxic fire-resistant foam for insulation and acoustic effect. The door fascias are also manufactured from other non-combustible materials such…

Training during and after the pandemic: what some feel may be the new norm

As we started 2020, the pandemic was just getting a grip on the world and it seemed as though everything was coming to a standstill. Most were confused with what the future…

Introducing water mist technology – Part 2

Water mist technology is still a relatively new concept in terms of fire suppression, yet it is proving to be an exciting development in the industry. As the industry evolves, so do…

AQUASYS high-pressure water mist – Resource-efficient protection of critical infrastructure

State-of-the-art firefighting using high-pressure water mist technology is becoming more and more common for the protection of buildings, industry, rail and road tunnels as well as metros and trains. This article specifically…

Weber Rescue Systems – Well prepared for every operation with the RIT tool

With the RIT tool, a versatile special device which is part of the E-FORCE series by Weber Rescue, you are well prepared for all application scenarios. As part of the new generation…

Polymeric ‘fire-resistant cable’ under fire test at Wrexham Mineral Cables.

Understanding fire-resistant cables and saving lives in real-life fire scenarios

With the continuing focus on building safety, fire-resistant cables – and their ability to service critical systems in the event of a fire – remain under the spotlight. However, it has become…

MSA Bristol to the rescue

This feature looks at the changing role of firefighters and how fire and rescue services are increasingly choosing to combine lightweight, high-visibility rescue jackets with structural trousers when attending incidents such as…

Smart proportioner GEN III – remote monitoring system

As practised for decades in fire protection systems, the procedure to check the functionality of foam extinguishing systems includes an annual check of the proportioning rate according to a formula set out…

Hose Master – Revolutionizing the maintenance of fire hoses

Hose Master is the world’s most modern automatic hose-care equipment for fire hoses. It washes, pressure tests, detects holes, dries and coils hoses fully automatically, which saves enormous resources of civil protection.…

Bus fire system requirements: what’s been happening since the introduction of UNECE R107?

Fires in mass transportation, and buses specifically, have been a long-term concern. The very nature of these systems puts a large number of people in a small space for efficiency. However, most…

Mtech Fire Safety System, project Acro (C6), TLV.

MTech Smart Fire Solutions showcases innovation in the integration of advanced fire safety systems in a modern 39-floor high-rise in the heart of Tel Aviv

High-rises and skyscrapers require fire protection and safety based on their height, usage, density of people, construction materials, size of underground parking and more. Because of the way they are built, fire…

The new generation of flame detectors

Industries continuously strive to improve safety by reducing the number of personnel who are exposed to risk of fires or explosions in hazardous areas. Modern technology allows remote or automatic operation and…

Firefighter safety, 30 years in the making

Safety. Comfort. Unless both are built into their protective clothing, no firefighter will be able to perform the tasks demanded of them. But how do you achieve that? For technical textiles specialist…

Gas suppression control for critical and high-risk sites: what to consider

Data centres, control rooms, power generation facilities and archives may serve very different purposes, but they all pose the same critical challenge for those charged with their fire protection.  Guarding against catastrophic…

Don’t be a statistic – secret killer amongst the force exposed

Cancer is a hidden killer amongst the force. In fact, firefighters have a 68% higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer than the general population. Why? It’s simple: exposure to cancer-causing particles…

An ignited LNG pool. The intensity is increased explosively by introducing water (Rapid Phase Transition).

LNG safety and awareness training

LNG, once a niche market, is nowadays increasingly used as a cleaner fuel for trucks and ships instead of oil or diesel. Power plants have switched from coal to natural gas. As…

Search techniques using thermal imaging

In the Fire Service when the words Search and Rescue (S&R) are talked about it generally means a couple of different applications from searching inside a structure for a victim or multiple…

The role of an expert witness

The consequences of fire can impact on a project or within the wider built environment at any time. In fact, the longest part of the lifecycle of a building (design, construction, in-use…

PPV as a support for firefighting in subways

Positive pressure ventilation (PPV) fans are widely used by the fire service during firefighting operations in buildings. Fans are positioned to create a flow through the enclosure. This flow can remove the…

Thermal imaging: breaking down the scan – Part 1

Firefighters must be trained to properly evaluate fire incidents based on training and by incorporating thermal data to enhance their strategies and tactics on the fireground. A thorough understanding of fundamental building…


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