Winners of inaugural Intersec Awards celebrated at glittering function in Dubai

Middle East’s only awards programme dedicated to excellence in security and fire protection receives rousing industry response Dubai Frame and Sheikh Zayed Sports City Stadium among 12 victors out of 55 shortlisted Dubai, UAE: The winners of the inaugural Intersec…

Jewers Doors Secures Three New Fire Stations in Dubai

Jewers Doors have recently completed the supply and installation of nine sets of large Osprey sliding- folding doors to secure three new Civil Defence stations in Dubai.  The stations are located at Nad Al Sheba, Al Mizhar and Jebel Ali,…

Smart monitoring for homes in Dubai

Dubai Civil Defence (DCD) is continually working to improve citizens safety. Having implemented a ground-breaking 24×7 Smart Monitoring System for automating fire alarm monitoring and emergency dispatch for business premises in Dubai that has reduced the number of fire incidents…

Residents Safely Evacuated During Fire in the Dubai Marina Zen Tower

A major fire broke out in the Zen Tower at Dubai Marina at around 11 am (0900 GMT) on Sunday 13th May. Spectacular footage of the blaze was quickly shared on Social Media showing Firefighters from Dubai Civil Defence dealing with…

DCD looks to nanotechnology

Fires across Dubai will soon be a thing of the past, according to the Emirate’s Civil Defence who are working on implementing nanotechnology in commercial buildings to prevent fire disasters. Speaking at a press conference at the Intersec Expo in…

UAE: Improving fire safety on construction sites

Here Paul Henson, Sales and Marketing Director at Ramtech Electronics, looks at why Dubai Civil Defence’s new Fire and Fire Safety Code has the ability to transform construction sites for the better. Fire safety on construction sites has always been…

Director of Barsha Civil Defence Centre Visits Social Club and Meets Residents

Colonel Hamad Mohammed Balsuida Al Ameri, director of the Barsha Civil Defence Centre recently visited the Thakhar Social Club in the Al Barsha area. The Thakar Social Club is a social residence, allocated by the Dubai Community Development Authority, for the…

High rise building fires, shared learning and experiences held in London

Paul Walker, Chief Fire Officer (CFO) for Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service and the International Lead Officer for the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) chaired a roundtable event at the Department for International Trade, Westminster, London on 25th September 2017.…

Fire report from Dubai

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 Major General Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, Director-General of the Dubai…

Amended UAE fire and life safety code announced

At the 2017 Intersec Expo event held in Dubai 22 to 24 January, the world’s largest trade show for security, fire protection and safety, the long-awaited amendments to the UAE Fire and Life Safety Code were formally announced. The amendments…

Updates on UAE Fire Safety and Life Protection codes completed and to be announced at Intersec 2017 – Dubai Civil Defence

Three-day Dubai trade show gets ready for action featuring 1,304 exhibitors from 58 countries Updates on the UAE’s fire safety codes have been completed, with the proposed changes, developments, and new chapters to be announced at Intersec 2017 next week,…

Innovation will be the key word for the new year

This 5th issue of Gulf Fire coincides with the 19th edition of Intersec in Dubai being staged on 22nd to 24th January 2017, and the sheer growth and influence of this annual global showcase event is truly staggering. The show…

International Excellence and Innovation Medal

In recognition of Dubai Civil Defence’s commitment to Excellence and Innovation, Chief Fire Officer David Etheridge, President of the British Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) and Chief Fire Officer of Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, UK, recently awarded His Excellency…

Dramas with a tower fire and an airliner crash landing

Of all the countries of the Gulf region, few seem to generate almost daily news stories quite like the Emirate of Dubai and recent weeks have continued to bear this out. In the afternoon of 20th July, yet another tall…

Fire in Dubai tall tower under construction

Yet another spectacular tower fire broke out in Dubai at midday on 8th August in an under-construction building so far about 20 floors high in Jumeirah Village Circle opposite Emirates Hills.  Fortunately, no injuries were reported. A Dubai Civil Defence…

Dubai Civil Defence – 6th Annual UAE Fire Safety Technology Forum 2016

The 6th Annual Fire Safety Technology Forum UAE was held in Dubai on 27 April 2016 under the patronage of His Royal Highness Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Nahyan, UAE Minister of the Interior and Deputy Prime Minister. Over…

Another tall tower fire in Dubai gives Firefighters a challenge amid high season temperatures

Yet another serious fire broke out in one of Dubai’s very tall towers on Wednesday afternoon 20 July – the 75-storey residential Sulafa Tower located in the Dubai Marina district of the Emirate. Major General Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, Director…

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