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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 -...

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...

Andy Hall, founder of Hall Fire & Safety Consultants has been asking himself this question for several years. With over 25 years in fire and safety globally, and a primary interest in foam and foam systems Andy has now chosen to share his thoughts with...

It has been estimated that it could take the British government more than a year to complete its official report into the Grenfell tower block fire in London , however, there has been a rapid response to the blaze which is confirmed to have killed...

International testing organisation Exova Warringtonfire, together with certification body Exova BM TRADA, will be providing expert guidance and a series of innovative, live demonstrations at FIREX International 2017 in London, 20-22 June. Each day, Q-Mark and Certifire approved contractor London Fire Solutions will demonstrate best practice...

One person was killed and two others were severely injured when a wall collapsed during a fire at a chemical processing factory in the Indian City of Ahmedabad. A fire official said the blaze has been started by a small explosion in a chemical mixing ...

LifeLocator® TRx, is the portable rugged search and rescue tool that detects the presence of life under collapsed structures. Using the principles of ultra-wideband (UWB) ground penetrating radar, the LifeLocator TRx can detect movement in up to 39 feet (12 meters) of debris and breathing...

A director of Ajman Civil Defence has revealed details of a major new strategy aimed at cutting down response times when fires break out in the Emirate. Brigadier General Saleh Matrooshi outlined how firefighters are being stationed in industrial and residential areas so that blazes are...

Fire response teams are being given the opportunity to purchase an aerial drone which can quickly fly over a blaze and send back pictures of the size of the emergency they  need to tackle. The new equipment called the Aerial First Responder Kit has been developed...

Firefighters managed to contain a fire aboard a 45,705 dwt product tanker Nuevo Pemex IV which started in the morning of February 22nd while the vessel was being dismantled in a Veracruz shipyard in Mexico, according to the Talleres Navales del Golfo shipyard. Image Courtesy: Youtube/ Videonotas Acp The 1989-built vessel, which was...

The European Parliament has approved plans for a review of fire safety standards for building materials used within the European Union. The EU’s Construction Products Regulations have not been revised since they were issued in 2002 and even then the data they were based was largely...

A fire started on the lower floor of the Address Downtown hotel and black smoke and ash drifted across Dubai just a few hours before the city's spectacular new year fireworks lit up the sky. As the flames leapt up the outside and spread to...

The Ministry of Interior, represented by the Civil Defense General Command, will be organising the UAE International Firefighter Challenge 2016, in collaboration with the UAE-based 911 Firefighting Group. This event will take place on March 15th-17th, 2016 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC),...

Within the EU project SESBE, SP Fire Research has investigated the possibility of coating façade elements with TCO (Transparent Conductive Oxides), in order to delay or prevent fire propagation from a burning building to adjacent ones. Ignition tests using PMMA (plexiglass) coated with TCO show...