Author: Mike Dingle

INTERSCHUTZ, the world's leading trade fair for fire brigades, rescue services, civil protection and safety has now been postponed for the second time and is not scheduled to take place again until 2022. HÖRMANN Warnsysteme, the leading siren systems manufacturer, will definitely be there. Until...

North American company MetalCraft Marine (MCM) has been awarded WorkBoat Magazine’s 2020 Significant Workboat of the Year. The recognition came for the design and craftsmanship of the Interceptor43/44, a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) detection vessel that MCM has produced for Los Angeles Port Police. The $1.5 million dollar...

Changes to the mandatory installation of automatic fire sprinklers in England, affect new build, material alteration, material change of use and extensions came into effect on 26th November. The main points being The height threshold for the provision of sprinklers is reduced from 30m down...

A blaze which began inside an empty five-storey building on East 7th Street in New York, swiftly spread to the Middle Collegiate, one of the oldest churches in the city, which housed the state's Liberty Bell. Over 200 firefighters descended on the scene in a bid...

Global Fire Equipment (GFE), has recently launched the G-One, a versatile addressable single loop fire control panel with advanced connectivity. The G-One has been designed with affordability and flexibility in mind. Thanks to its sophisticated design, easy installation and intuitive commissioning, it is an ideal solution...

Armstrong Fluid Technology is hosting a virtual fire safety experience for the MEA region from 17th – 20th January 2021. The fire safety experience will provide a digital platform for the fire safety industry to share industry updates, showcase innovations and forge new partnerships. The event...

Brigadier Sami AL Naqbi, the director – general of Sharjah Civil Deference, has launched a new programme of safety inspections for scrap businesses operating in the Emirate’s business area. He said a zero-tolerance approach would be implemented during the crackdown on violators who ignore safety procedures. The...

FFE Ltd, leader of the Optical Beam Smoke detector market, continues its investments in its employees and customers through the launch of the FFE Academy. This new educational platform will give the company’s global employees and distributors access to a range of collateral and online...

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Intersec Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom’s largest trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection, will take place in September 2021. The 4th edition of the three-day event, licensed by Dubai-headquartered Messe Frankfurt Middle East, will take place from 19 –21 September 2021 at...

The global leader for smart and sustainable buildings, Johnson Controls, have brought out a new line of Tyco Rapid Seal Sprinkler Head Adapters. These feature 11 engineered fittings for use with 25.4mm and 19mm piping systems. The adapters are made with BlazeMaster® CPVC compound for...

Due to Covid-19 protection against viruses is has become extremely important. It is vital you know which regulatory standards exist to help ensure proper protection. In the European Union, the EN ISO 374:2016 standard measures the ability of gloves to protect users against dangerous chemicals and...

A time of transition, rich in opportunity but not without its risks. The “new normal” that is emerging in light of the COVID-19 emergency, as experienced by the security sector, is a complex context that requires companies and professionals to carefully analyse today’s scenarios as...

Flir has introduced the Cx-Series camera, the FLIR C3-X™, a compact thermal camera packed with features that can help users confidently find faults in close range. The new camera is small and fits in a pocket or tool bag. It is tough enough for any...

Dubai Civil Defence (DCD) teams on Monday say they managed to control a fire outside a house in the Hatta area of the emirate in record time without any injuries. The fire was reported at 5.37pm outside a house opposite Hatta Hospital, according to the DCD,...

Official's from the Saudi Arabia's ministry of energy have reported a fire broke out from a fuel tank located at a petroleum product distribution station. Firefighters were called to the scene and managed to extinguish the fire with no casualties....

Rosenbauer have developed a new cutting extinguishing system called the RFC Cuttex. The purpose of this new product is for firefighters to fight fires without having to enter a room, this lowers the risk to crews. The RFC Cuttex combines ultra high pressure extinguishing technology...

The world's most extensive range of manual call points, MCP, are manufactured by E2S Warning Signals, designed to be installed in hazardous areas, primarily for the control of fire and gas detection and alarm systems. They are available in different enclosure materials: STEx in 316L...

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is seeking a new Chief Executive Officer following an announcement by the current CEO Niall Rowan of his intention to step down after the Association’s Annual General Meeting in 2021. Niall took on the role of Chief Executive Officer at the...

Yesterday, Honeywell launched its first all-in-one cloud platform for fire safety systems. Honeywell’s CLSS suite of tools, built on the Honeywell Forge platform, enable fire technicians to minimize disruption, prove compliance and reduce time needed for design, installation, commissioning, inspection, maintenance and reporting of life safety...

Due to Covid-19 the Passive Fire market is expected to drop by over 9% throughout 2020. Prior to 2020, the market experienced a period of consistent growth, increasing in value terms by 11% between 2015 and 2019. Much of this can be attributed to a...

Dafo Vehicle Fire Protection has started a partnership in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with Cool & Care SARL. Dafco Vehicle's fire suppression solutions will be added to C&C's wide range of fire safety products and services giving business in DRC access to...

Under the chairmanship of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum the UAE cabinet has approved a new rule that requires all homeowners in the emirates to install fire detectors in their properties. And to make the equipment even more effective in alerting firefighters,...

At an exclusive online event on 9th October, Emergency One announced the immediate availability of The E1 Ev0, enabling customers to place orders and enquire about the product. Designed with the protection of fire fighters and the environment in mind, Emergency One have exceeded expectations by...

Wildfires across parts of the Syria have killed two people and forced many to flee the area. Hundreds of hectares have been burnt within the Syrian countryside as a result of this two people have been killed and 70 people have been taken to hospital with...

MetalCraft has just delivered 2 of its 34’ high performance Patrol RIBs to the Mississippi Department of Natural Resources Police. The 2 boats will be used in the coastal bay areas and offshore checking on commercial and sport fishing compliance. The boats are real sportsters reaching...

Perimeter Solutions announced the introduction of a new line of fluorine-free firefighting foam concentrates for the aviation market. Called SOLBERG® AVIGARD™, the fluorine-free line debuts with two low viscosity, ICAO Level B certified foam concentrates that deliver excellent foaming, extinguishment and burnback properties using both fresh...

How to Choose the Right Fire Rescue Suit Without Fire-Safe PPE, personal protective equipment, going into hazardous environments is enhanced. It is the last line of defense and protection which is why when picking a fire rescue suit, it needs to be the best. This includes...

A fire has broken out on a boat in the Dubai marina on Friday morning. Firefighters arrived at the scene quickly and got the blaze under control by 10am. The boat was anchored near Skydive Dubai, unfortunately one person was inured. The extent of the injuries...

The Fire Protection Association has hosted a virtual event to educate stakeholders the key facts of fire testing and show off the range of products and facilities available at the FPA. The event was hosted on the 23rd of September 2020 and had a high...

Intersec Dubai has been rescheduled to take place in January 2022, organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East confirmed. The 23rd edition of the three-day event was originally set to run from 24-26 January 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, however the move to 2022 comes after...

The background - BASEC’s position on CE/UKCA marking On 1st September, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) communicated the latest position regarding withdrawal from the European Union (EU) and the future position regarding CE marking under CPR. Statutory Instrument 2019 No 465 covers...

The new patent-pending B-VirusFree virus filter offers highly effective protection against viruses, bacteria and moulds of all kinds for firefighters and disaster teams. BAUER KOMPRESSOREN has developed B-VirusFree – a solution that eliminates viruses at the air intake stage. The system is designed to protect firefighters,...

A beam detector is a fire detection device that uses infrared beams to detect the presence of smoke. Using a detector on one wall and a reflector on the one opposite, the detector shoots the infrared beam across an open area to the reflector, which...

A huge fire broke out on Wednesday in four furniture warehouses in Ajman.  A call was received by firefighters at 3:27 pm and they arrived at the scene within three minutes. Due to the quick arrival of the firefighters, there have been no casualties. Investigations...

Inim Fire is the new App created by Inim Electronics, it will be presented to the market on September 23rd for the management of automatic fire detection and alarm systems that are built around PREVIDIA series control panels (both PREVIDIA MAX and PREVIDIA Compact), will...

Medium voltage cables range between 6 kV and 33kV. They are mostly produced to be a part of generation and distribution networks for many applications like utilities, petrochemical, transportation, wastewater treatment, food processing, commercial and industrial markets. In general, they are largely employed in systems with...

Being an agent of an eco-friendly technology, the International Water Mist Association (IWMA) has resolved the support of three of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): No. 6 (clean water and sanitation), no. 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and no. 13 (climate action). How will...

A public transport bus caught fire in Dubai’s Al Karama area at 5.30pm on Sunday 13th September, there have been no reported casualties. It is unknown as to what the cause of the fire was at this time....

Today, Fire Middle East Magazine learned that the organisers of Milipol Qatar, the leading international event for homeland security and civil defence, have announced force majeure has prompted postponement of the event for six months to March 2021. Over recent weeks and months, they have...

Bosch has now released its Avenar Panel 2000 and 8000 series of fire alarm panels into the Middle East. The new generation of fire alarm panels is aimed at enhancing the fire safety of buildings and also supporting the transformation of building technologies driven by the...

Fires have devoured large amounts of agricultural land in western Syria this week. Videos of the fire have gone viral on social media. Civil defence units belonging to the Assad regime and fire brigades have been battling the flames which have spread fast as a result...

Two young people have suffered serious burns after their car crashed and caught fire in Ajman. The police said that the accident was due to 'reckless driving'. Investigations into the crash show that the driver was driving at high speed when they lost control and the...

On Friday 4th September, the explosion of a chlorine gas canister being transported by a truck in western Iran injured 217 people, but caused no deaths. State news agency IRNA reports that the incident is the latest in a series of fires and explosions to damage...

An Emirati woman was hospitalised on Saturday night after rescuing her son from a house fire in the Khat area, 25km south east of Ras Al Khaimah city. The mother suffered second-and third-degree burns, while her son received first degree burns in his feet, arms,...

A fire has broken out on a supertanker carrying 2 million barrels of oil in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Sri Lanka. 22 of the crew have been rescued however one crew member died in the fire. A spokesman has said there was no...

Intersec, the world’s leading security, safety, and fire protection trade fair, will open doors early next year in Dubai, with organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East providing a safe and vital environment to reconnect and restart business in 2021. The 23rd edition of the annual three-day event...

A report has shown that two people have lost their lives in a gas explosion whilst eating in a fast food restaurant in a building on Rashid bin Saeed Street in Abu Dhabi, according to the Abu Dhabi Police. Abu Dhabi Police stated that the incident was...

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