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Issue 8 - October 2017

One of the consequences of modern living with its obtundents of high energy foods and energy saving devices is that it is all too easy to consume more energy than

My Editors Comment page normally concentrates on Gulf fire safety and other relevant matters, but in this edition my subject is the disastrous Grenfell Tower fire in London which has

As 2018 draws ever nearer the importance of the IFE in promoting international best practice has never been stronger. 2018 will bring together the international fire community to celebrate the

Faulty electrical outlets and cigarette butts were the main causes of 232 fires in Dubai so far this year that caused the death of four people in villa fires said

NAFFCO, one of the world’s leading producers and suppliers of life safety solutions recently attended the Windows, Doors, and Façade Event, held at the World Trade Centre in Dubai. Gulf Fire

Many municipality city strategists argue about Smart City concepts and what the future holds for this exciting, yet a diverse business idea. Many of them look at the energy saving

Moving and handling individuals, particularly plus size individuals, is becoming an ever more common situation, presenting a challenge for those working in the emergency services. The ProMove Bari-kit was developed

Mankind often takes electricity for granted. For all the benefits it undoubtedly provides, its use comes at a cost as virtually everything which uses electricity as a source of supply

Fike Corporation recently launched the DuraQuench pumped water mist system to respond to a growing market demand for simple, cost effective and environmentally friendly fire suppression systems. DuraQuench is designed

Almost every day the media tells of a major fire, accident or the aftermath of both natural weather related and man-made emergencies such as acts of terrorism that have occurred

Until fairly recently, automated central control of building-wide systems was found only in larger commercial buildings and expensive homes. Typically involving only lighting, heating and cooling systems, building automation rarely

Many modern products are constructed from a variety of constituents ranging from natural to synthetic elements. The vast number of potential combinations of wood, ceramic, metal, paper, leather, plastics and

Roger Startin, Joint Managing Director of Bristol Uniforms, explores the complex variations in PPE requirements for firefighters across the globe, and the challenge of developing PPE to suit specific countries

With the world’s eyes watching devastation unfold this summer as a result of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma across North America and the Caribbean, and unrelenting rains pummelling South Asia this

Almost all Life Safety & Fire Fighting systems depend on the reliable function of electric cables during emergency. If these essential cables fail during a fire event, the critical equipment

In the aftermath of a fire, once the police have ruled out foul play, fire scene investigators are often called in by insurers to help them understand the events surrounding

The Panama Canal is among the Seven Modern Wonders of the World, with about 14,000 cargo ships passing through its locks each year. In 2016, this “Colossal Wonder” grew as

Tenability criteria for smoke control system in public buildings has become relatively standard in the fire protection industry. Prisons and enclosed amusement rides are unique occupancies which have increasingly been

The 2017 revision of the UAE Fire & Life Safety Code has reinforced the importance of fire safety across the built environment from a design, construction and operational perspective. The

As a largely misunderstood firefighting tactic, the use of foam has at times been confusing to the fire service. The result is that many municipal brigades/departments have avoided the use of

For many years the holy grail of photographers has been to create a visual experience that transports a viewer to another place. The widespread emergence of digital cameras in the

The international PPE industry is changing, with lightweight garments increasingly coming to the fore. But, is it possible that textile innovations can improve physiological conditions for fire fighters, whilst still

Offensive fire attack, or transitional attack, is an increasingly technique used in Fire Services around the world with some differences based on the degree of training and the equipment used.

Fires in vehicles that are powered by alternative fuels when they are in underground facilities, such as tunnels and garages, involve new risks for the rescue services and society. Jonatan

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