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A three-day focused conference on the Future of Security will feature strategic and technological discussions raising key issues on Artificial Intelligence, Thought Leadership, Security Integration in Everyday life, Emergency Preparedness & Response, Data Protection, IOT and much more. SIRA Forumreturns to keep the industry updated with...

The Intersec 2019 Press Conference will be held on Wednesday, January 16that 10:30 a.m. Intersec 2019 marks 21 years since Intersec Dubai first debuted in the UAE, and over the years the show has transformed into a trade and networking platform for the safety, security and fire...

The Fire Station Manager for the Jabal Omar Development Company in the Holy City of Makkah in Saudi Arabia, Iqbal Ali, looks out of the window of his office at the thousands of Haj pilgrims making their way towards the Holy Mosque and the Holy...

Following the major fire at the Kings Dock car park of the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK, on 31st December 2017, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MF&RS) investigated the incident and commissioned a report, just published, which considered the fire protection issues influencing the incident...

3,236 Ro-Ro accidents reported to the Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) between 2011 and 2018: 20% of them are fire related 15% are collisions 14% regarding damage to ship  Based on this research, EMSA has developed a methodology to analyse data reported in the European Marine Casualty...

The threat and consequences of fire in any building are serious, but as Steve Carroll, General Manager, Advanced in the Middle East, considers, historic structures pose a particularly complex challenge for the people and systems charged with protecting them. Not only do these buildings tend to...

Local and international building codes for typical buildings do not readily address the unique fire safety challenges associated with modern train station design reflects Peter Stephenson, Business Development Director, WarringtonFire whereas fire engineering employs performance based design solutions, where necessary, to achieve the life safety...

Paul Pope, Head of System Integration and Technical Support, Apollo Fire Detectors, explores the challenges associated with fire detection in multi-use buildings, and outlines the ways in which the latest detection technology is helping to overcome these challenges.  Designing a fire detection and alarm system is...

We rely so much on the ability of movement of people and goods that when this is interrupted, whole supply chains can be affected. Ever since the Wright brothers managed a flight of 135 ft the exponential growth of air transportation has become so common...

Developing effective professional command and leadership within an emergency response organisation is a challenge that must be wholeheartedly embraced, not just by the prospective candidate, but also by the organisation for which they will serve writes Ashley Price, Vice President, Fire Science Academy, KSA.  It takes time...

Ivan Rich is Technical Manager at Bristol Uniforms and secretary for two CEN committees. Here he explains how international PPE standards are created and refreshed, and brings us up-to-speed on the latest to be published and reviewed.  Fire and emergency services across the globe need to...

In this edition of Fire Middle East, Neil Pedersen, CEO and Founder of International Road Rescue & Trauma Consultancy focuses on the fourth ‘E’ – Emergency medical services and how through changing our mindsets and through joint emergency service interoperability we can improve casualty survivability...

The Middle East continues to be one of the most promising regions in the global aviation market writes Peter Stephenson, Business Development Director, Warringtonfire. Other regions and countries, such as Asia Pacific (Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand) and Africa are developing and maturing as business...

In modern buildings there may be literally dozens of different types of audible warning specified; fire alarm systems, emergency exit alarms, lifts/elevators, intrusion alarm systems, and each can have their own audible warning device. In industrial settings there may also be audible warning devices on...

Solas Safety & Fire Protection Services L.L.C (Solas Fire) is part of the Solas Marine Services Group, who started its operations in the year 1988 and has evolved as a market leader in the field of marine safety equipment and ancillary services relating to marine...

More than 50 people died and 100 more suffered second degree burns after an oil tanker caught fire when it collided with a car near the city of Kisantu in the Congo. The explosion in the tanker quickly spread burning oil into many of the houses...

A fire in a plant nursery near Souq Al Jubail in Sharjah gutted the contents of many nurseries within only 30 minutes of the flames being spotted. The fast spread of the blaze was blamed on heavy winds that swept through the area at the time...

Former Secretary General of the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA) and previously a Director of the UK’s Fire Protection Association, Stewart Kidd shares his thoughts ...

As of July 11, 2018, it is mandatory to install of fire suppression systems to new vehicle types of single-deck, double-deck, rigid or articulated vehicles of category M2 or M3 and specifically vehicles having a capacity exceeding 22 passengers in addition to the driver -...

Apollo Fire Detectors, specialists in the design and manufacture of high-quality fire detection equipment, will be showcasing its latest Test Set and SOTERIA® Dimension, the latest addition to the SOTERIA range, at INTERSEC DUBAI 2019.  A full demonstration of the new Apollo Test Set – a...

Managing how smoke and fresh air can travel within, and be extracted out of, a building is vital and programming of smoke control systems has long presented a notorious challenge to the fire industry until now with Advanced’ new solution DynamixSmoke. The control of smoke and...

One of Russia’s biggest metallurgical plants in which 1800 workers produce zinc, lead and cadmium is facing closure after a part of it was engulfed by a major fire. The damage to the factory in the North Caucasus city of Vladikavkas did not halt production but...

The International Water Mist Association (IWMA) will come to Italy once again to hold a one-day-seminar on “Fire Protection with Water Mist”. The seminar, which will be free of charge, will take place at FAST (Fondazione delle Associazioni Scientifiche e Tecniche) in Milan on 11th...

As the annual wildfire season approaches the Indian state of Kerala new equipment has been lined up to battle the blazes without using traditional water hoses which have contributed to creating floods in the past. The government has bought two mini firefighting vehicles which will battle...

Jane Embury, marketing director, Wrightstyle, looks back at one of the worst fire tragedies in the British Isles. Last year saw the appalling catastrophe of Grenfell Tower, which will no doubt see the introduction of new fire regulations for the manufacture and installation of external cladding. Tragically,...

The bespoke vehicle has entered active service with the Red Cross emergency response fleet. The special Land Rover Discovery was developed from the original Project Hero concept car and is the result of an 18-month collaboration between Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations and the Austrian Red...

A fire which started in the early hours of the morning completely gutted a plastics warehouse in Ajman’s new industrial area but no human casualties were reported. The fierceness of the blaze was fuelled because the warehouse was filled with flammable items and that caused Brigadier...

An early morning fire which ripped through a villa in Abu Dhabi killed eight members of an Emirati family, in the latest in a string of fire deaths across the country this year. Another member of the family was injured and transported to hospital. A Civil...

Even a drill hole the size of a pencil that hasn’t been adequately fire stopped can allow rapid spread of smoke in minutes. Here, Keith Wells, Managing Director of Quelfire, explains why effective fire stopping is essential to maintain the integrity of fire compartments. It is...

Emergency response is abound with risk, we can see this, we know this and our ultimate goal is to avoid risk. Opting for lesser solutions to training will only increase risk and should be proactively avoided writes Ashley Price, Vice President of the Fire Science...

In heavy industry, there are continual issues owners and operators face in ensuring consistent plant safety. Some of the key challenges presented to the staff are prevention and control, fire and explosion and corrosion in pipework and structures. Carl Hunter BA (Dunelm) Hons, CEO &...

There are many hazardous environments which pose particularly high risks in terms of fire safety explains Kelvin Miller, Sales Director of Patol. Amongst the most hazardous are those which involve the storage of highly flammable substances, including refineries, petrochemical, gas processing, terminal and offshore facilities....

The question that international Health & Safety expert, Toby Hayward poses, in this article, is how fire safety is dealt with in high hazard projects and industries. To do this he covers some lessons learned as well as some approaches many will be familiar with....

Within the fire & life safety sector we are all familiar with the terms hazard and risk. When we refer to hazards and risk in relation to occupational health and safety common definitions include ‘A hazard is a potential source of harm or adverse health...

A report prepared by the 15-strong Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) predicts a slow down for 2019 of 20,000 barrels per day less in the global growth of oil demand. At first glance that would suggest that the oil and gas industry’s traditional heavy...

InfoBuild’s Editorial Director praises Qatar’s construction growth, as in excess of 11,000 participants shared professional products and skills at the Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre. “There is great growth in the country, with many construction sites and a great vision for the future. I look forward...

A firefighter fell to his death while battling a blaze on the upper floors of a government building in Johannesburg. The fire broke out on the 23rd floor of a tower block which is shared by the South African departments of health, human settlements and co-operative...

The Ford motor company in the US has started a recall involving the recall of nearly 2 million pick-up trucks after identifying a seat belt defect that could trigger vehicle fires. The recall affects the crown jewel of Ford's lineup: the F-150 pickup which  is the...

Firefighters in Germany struggled to contain a wildfire in a woodland site as it approached Berlin because the flames set off World War II ammunition. The flames covered land the size of 500 football pitches but firefighters were prevented from entering certain areas because of exploding...

Texas police officer Sam Click was hailed a hero after he came across a home engulfed in flames and smashed his way through the back door to rescue five children between six months and ten years old. His first reaction had been to make an emergency...

At least four people were killed and 16 others injured when fire broke out on the 12th floor of the Crystal Tower, a residential building in the Elphinstone Road are of Bombay. The fire was reported to have been started by an electrical wiring fault near...

Firefighters from the Ras Al Khaimah Civil Defence department extinguished a fierce fire in an apartment block at Al Nakheel. Eight people were trapped inside the building but were rescued without needing medical aid. The cause of the fire was put under investigation but a report suggested...

The London Fire Brigade is urging the British Government to make the installation of water sprinkler systems mandatory in new schools and when older establishments are being refurbished. The campaign was announced after the release of figures from 2017 showed there were 108 incidents of fires...

A seven-month-old baby boy died after a fire broke out at his Fujairah home. The child was asleep in a room on the second floor of the two-storey villa in the Al Faseel area when an air-conditioning unit caught fire. Firefighters and paramedics were sent to...

A growing number of electric and hybrid vehicles are driving on roads and a new research project funded by Sweden’s innovation agency Vinnova – Strategic vehicle research and innovation (FFI), where risks posed by lithium-ion vehicle batteries will be addressed and investigated. RISE Research Institutes of...

Since 2016, the International Water Mist Association (IWMA) honours young researchers who dedicate their master and Ph.D. theses to the water mist technology. The deadline to hand in submissions for the 2019 prize will be 30th April 2019. This prize is awarded once a year and...