Author: Niamh Spence

Hochiki Italia products have been chosen for a prestigious winery as part of their fire safety update. The Monte Rossa winery, in the heart of Franciacorta, produces 500,000 bottles per year and  is considered a leader for the quality level of the Franciacorta wines it produces. In...

du, part of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), and Injazat have teamed up to make UAE one of the safest countries in the world. The move sees the companies use Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT platform for the Ministry of Interior’s ‘Hassantuk’ Fire and Life Safety systems in...

A fire started at an electric scooter showroom in India has killed at least eight people and injured eleven. Police confirmed the details of the incident, describing it as one of the deadliest such incident involving electric vehicles in the country. The fire broke out late on...

RescueDAYS, run by Weber Rescue, have taken place in Poland have seen firefighters undergo two days of intense training to practice practical techniques for firefighting. With a total of 24 international instructors from 9 nations, experiences were exchanged, techniques were combined and realistic scenes were re-enacted...

FireOut, a firefighting system designed by five engineering students from Heriot-Watt University to control wildfires in regions suffering from recurring outbreaks, has won the 2022 National James Dyson Award. The students – Tasneem Nawar, Deenah Sabaahat, Eman Rashid, Zahid Rehman and Zahrah Tungekar – spotlighted areas...

A fire in a karaoke bar in Vietnam has killed at least 32 people, with a further 11 injured. Fire broke out in the karaoke bar in Ho Chi Minh City, trapping people inside and forcing some to jump from the second-floor building on Tuesday night....

Reports of a residential fire in Dubai have been confirmed by the Dubai Civil Defence. A fire in a residential building broke out in Barsha Heights on Wednesday night. The Dubai Civil Defence responded to the emergency immediately and brought the blaze under control quickly. All residents...

Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport has been forced to close one of its runways after a nearby grass fire. It announced the closure via its Twitter, writing that the dry grass caught fire and "spilled over from the adjacent community within the airport precinct". Fire and rescue...

Promat UK, fire protection experts, has developed two new steel framed glazed door systems and a timber door as new fire safety solutions. All three door sets are available in EI30 or EI60 specifications, which means they will retain their integrity and provide effective insulation to...

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has issued a critical fire safety warning about a potential fire safety weakness in a large number of building ventilation systems. The fire damper safety issue has been deemed as critical by BESA, who issued an interim technical bulletin (VH001)...

The U.S. Navy has confirmed it is addressing the chai of command for fires and other emergencies that occur onboard ships whilst they are in port for maintenance. The statement comes from the head of the surface navy after uncertainty about who was in charge contributed...

Teledyne GFD, which specialises in gas measurement instruments, has launched a new product designed to help firefighters and those in fire safety. The company, which headquarters in France, has an expansive portfolio of products designed for gas and fire detection and to improve safety. Teledyne GMI said:...

Deadly forest fires in northern Algeria in Africa have killed 26 people and left dozens more injured. Kamel Beldjoud, the country's interior minister, said 24 died in El Tarf, near the border with Tunisia, as well as a mother and daughter in Setif. The fires are...

The recent heatwave has caused blazes that have torched thousands of hectares of forest across Europe, and has made 2022 a record year for wildfire activity in southwestern Europe. The EU satellite's monitoring service noted the wildfires across countries such as France, Spain and Portugal. Additionally, the...

Armstrong Fluid Technology has welcomed Neil Parry as the new Global Head of District Energy. Armstrong Fluid Technology is a leading manufacturer of intelligent flow equipment, including pumps, valves, heat exchangers and control solutions. Parry will be responsible for defining, developing and delivering Armstrong’s suite of solutions...

Siemens has developed new, highly flexible moulded case circuit breaker (MCCB) frame sizes for high-current applications. The new cases perfectly address the needs of switchgear manufacturers and panel builders in an environment, characterised by increasing complexity, digitalisation, and cost pressures. The new 3VA UL Large Frame...

The SFPE Foundation, a charitable organisation focused on enhancing the scientific understanding of fire and its interaction with the natural and built environment, is pleased to celebrate the seven recipients of its 2022 awards. The organisation celebrated seven recipients: Albert Simeoni, Ph.D.: Professor and Department Head,...

Over 100 firefighters attended a large-scale fire near Heathrow airport yesterday (Monday 2nd August). The fire broke out on a grassy area nearby, and around six hectares of land were set alight and producing a large amount of smoke. The London Fire Brigade attended the scene after...

New figures show one in four buildings (28%) in London that have had 'stay put' advice suspended have been flagged up by the London Fire Brigade (LFB) for fire safety defects other than unsafe cladding. These new figures were obtained by Labour’s London Assembly Fire and Resilience....

The Dubai Aviation City Corporation (DACC) OHSE Department has concluded its 2022 Fire Safety Campaign within Dubai South. The campaign ended and was witnessed by 51 companies. During the campaign, in the presence of Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of DACC, and other senior executives, the...

Teledyne Flir is fighting potential fire with its early fire detection systems including thermal imaging cameras and software. Fires that are not caught early or extinguished quickly can cause serious financial, environmental, and commercial distress for a company, as well as distress to the community. The...

Two UK leading trade associations have warned that more rigorous checks are needed to ensure the fire safety of pre-insulated pipework. The call comes from the UK's Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Thermal Insulation Contractors Association (TICA). The pair have issued a joint statement that...

Manufacturer of fire and life safety products, Kidde Safety Europe, has extended its range to include wireless radio frequency (RF) enabled alarm solutions. The latest products further enhance Kidde’s portfolio of smoke, heat and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms to offer greater flexibility and choice for residential...

Fire safety works have been highlighted in London, totalling up to £400m worth of maintenance worth to contractors. The London boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham have flagged up jobs including construction work for buildings across the two boroughs, fire-prevention installation works, mechanical...

The global fire safety equipment market size is projected to reach $114.1 billion by 2026 according to the latest industry report from Polaris Market Research. The report also showed the market is growing at a CAGR of 9.1% from 2019 to 2026. Increase in casualties of...

The Dubai Civil Defence have controlled a fire that broke out in two warehouses in the area of Al Quoz Industrial Area 3. No injuries or fatalities were reported. The Dubai Civil Defence team reached the blaze within six minutes of receiving the fire report and...

Hochiki fire detection systems and equipment have proven to be an ideal solution within an Italian hospital. Within the IRCCS Sacro Cuore Don Calabria Hospital is in Negrar in Verona, 26 fire detection panels, including Syncro and Hochiki’s Latitude system, and two Vision remote panels were...

A fire that broke out in Dubai's Deira Harbour has been skilfully brought under control by local firefighters. The flames began on a boat docked in the harbour on Tuesday 28th June, with Dubai Civil Defence receiving reports of the blaze at 7pm. Fire crews arrived...

Jactone Products has signed an exclusive manufacturing and distribution agreement with PVStop International. The partnership will cover the "world's first and only solution" for 'switching off' solar panels, making them safe in the event of an emergency including a fire. PVSTOP acts as a liquid blanket...

A high-rise block of London flats was set alight by a charging e-bike, in a blaze that forced dozens of people to evacuate. The building is less than a mile away from Grenfell Tower where 72 people died following a blaze in 2017. Speaking to ITV...

Dubai Airport in cooperation with Serco has trained 23 trainees in its intensive eight-week firefighting training programme, and if looking for further recruits. The immersive training took place at Serco’s award-winning International Fire Training Centre, now firmly established in the Middle East, using the Dubai Airports Fire...