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For the first time ever in the show’s history, Fire Middle East magazine took along a camera crew to film short clips with some of the Intersec event’s exhibitors. Short interviews and product demonstrations were captured on film so we could share them with our...

In 2021 the fire pump market was worth an estimated US$8,291.5bn and now experts are forecasting a CAGR value of around 3.2% by 2028. Its market value at the end of the forecast period is predicted to be US$10,016.4bn. One of the key factors behind this anticipated...

Vision Safety has set its sights on major regional fire-alarm system market expansion for this coming year. The wholly owned Imdaad subsidiary specialises in sustainable 360-degree fire detection and protection systems solutions. The company is approved and licensed by Dubai Civil Defense as a Grade A+...

Dubai Civil Defence has shared the difficulties in obtaining compliance to the country’s Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice for existing building facades. Speaking at Intersec, Salma Humaid Saeed, head of drawing and projects at Dubai Civil Defence, noted that while under the Code of...

Following extensive preparations, a formal contract was signed between Unity and SIPC to create the Sohar Emergency Response Organisation (SERO). The contract was signed on the 22 January 2023 by Mr Kevan Whitehead, Managing Director of Unity Fire and Safety Services LLC and Mr Emile Hoogsteden,...

The global wireless fire protection systems market is set to grow to US$4.2 billion by 2030, from US$2.5 billion in 2021. This represents a compound annual growth rate of 9% over the forecast period, according to a research report published by Spherical Insights & Consulting. The...

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality in Turkey is extending the service life of its vehicles by installing different functions within the scope of sustainability principles. Most recently two diesel tankers of the ESHOT General Directorate have been turned into fire extinguishers after being dormant for a while. The...

The Dubai Smart Civil Defense Readiness project officially launched at Intersec last week. The project uses artificial intelligence to flag potential fire incidents before they even happen. Captain Issa Ahmed Al Mutawa, director of the Supervision Department at the General Directorate of Civil Defense in Dubai...

Siemens has extended its existing fire detection portfolio with the launch of two new aspirating smoke detectors. FDA261 and FDA262 are particularly suited for protecting critical infrastructure and very large protection areas, such as e-commerce warehouses, data centres or industrial manufacturing sites. The use of a single...

The Intersec Awards form a key part of the Intersec Exhibition and the 2023 show was no different. A number of organisations were honoured at this year’s awards: Fire Product/Service of the Year: Protec Cirrus HYBRID Aspirating Fire and Smoke Detector - Protec Fire Detection Exceptional Community Service...

Johnson Controls is hosting two upcoming webinars to introduce the new ANSUL LVS HF-40 Vehicle System Non-Fluorinated Suppression Agent. Those who sign up to one of the two webinars will gain an understanding of the differences in the design capacity and properties between legacy ANSUL LVS...

Fire protection solutions firm Advanced has appointed Sargunan Sellamuthu as Business Development Manager, in support of its bold growth plans for the Middle East and Africa. With experience in the engineering field, Sellamuthu worked previously for a European safety systems manufacturer. He said: “Advanced is always good...

Registration is now open for the only fire safety event in the UK to make third-party product approvals a condition of exhibiting. FIREX, exclusively supported by the Fire Industry Association, is back at the ExCeL in London on 16-18 May 2023. Free tickets are available...

It’s official: Qatar Airways has become only the second airline in the world to become IATA CEIV Lithium Battery certified. In addition, Qatar Aviation Services is the first ground handling crew to be globally certified. The certification is in recognition of the safe handling and transportation...

The first day of Intersec has been a whirlwind success and the Fire Middle East team have been pleased to renew connections and forge new working relationships too. It's great to see so many industry people gather to share ideas, experiences and best practice. There have...

Zenova has begun production of the FX500 fire extinguisher, with orders already being placed in the UK and the US. According to Zenova a trial showed that the FX500 was capable of extinguishing a lithium fire, and is safe to use on any type of fire...

Big things are about to happen at Intersec so we hope you’re ready! The show opens its doors to the fire industry tomorrow morning and everyone in the know will be there. There’s no better time to reinforce those ever-important business relationships and to forge...

The Abu Dhabi Police’s safety campaign is raising awareness of the importance of smart fire alarm systems. The Hassantuk solution was launched in 2018 by the UAE Civil Defence, to monitor and detect fire and smoke from commercial and residential buildings. Already thousands of homes in Abu...

Engineering company Intelli-Pro equipped 16 companies working in the Egyptian market with firefighting solutions in 2022. By localising these firefighting products millions of dollars can be saved every year. According to Eng. Kareem Ahmed, Founder and Chief Executive at the company, the company won contracts for...

Imagimob has implemented the tinyML fall detection application running on Syntiant’s ultra-low-power NDP120 Neural Decision Processor. The application has been developed in the Imagimob end-to-end tinyML development platform, which includes a built-in fall detection starter project. This project includes an annotated dataset with metadata (video) and...

Telgian Vice President, Account Management, Ralph Bless, provided five days of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) test prep for team members from the Saudi Electric Company fire protection group in Jeddah, KSA. Bless' role was to help prepare the group for...

Dräger has commercialised a firefighting breathing apparatus that uses the world's lightest type 4 composite cylinders, thanks to graphene nanotubes that help minimise the weight. To date, over 16,000 of the apparatus have been distributed to fire services in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Indonesia, the UK,...

Daimler has warned owners of some of its luxury cars that a technical defect could lead to a fire. The company has confirmed that a recall of the affected vehicles is not possible, as the parts needed to fix the problem are not available. Instead,...

Muscat  Municipality has signed an agreement with private security company, Security and Safety Services, to ensure that Oman’s beaches, parks and public places are kept clean, free of vandalism and public nuisance. The first of its kind agreement will see Security and Safety Services carry out...

A team from the Aerospace Engineering study programme at the University of Stuttgart, in Germany, has presented a concept for a hybrid firefighting aircraft that combines the advantages of fixed wing and rotor blades. With its design 'Inferno', the team won this year’s Design Challenge...

British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC) has invested £1.7 Million in a new state-of-the-art laboratory in Dubai for low and medium voltage cable testing to increase test capacity, technology and global reach. The laboratory investment significantly enhances BASEC's service proposition. The first specialised laboratory for...

Johnson Controls has gained accreditation for its OpenBlue suite of connected solutions through WiredScore, a global leader in the assessment and certification of digital connectivity and smart technology in homes and offices worldwide. The Accredited Solutions programme certifies that smart, connected building products perform to...

As part of the International Association of Fire Chief's International Fellowship Program six firefighters from Saudi Arabia have joined the firefighters of Charlotte North Carolina in the USA. After completing an initial training program and skills verification activities, the Saudi firemen will be embedded at fire...

The Kuwait Fire Force have been honoured for their support in the recent World Cup in Qatar. Qatar’s General Directorate of Civil Defense (GDCD) honoured the forces that contributed to securing the World Cup, including the Kuwait Fire Force (KFF). In a speech during an honouring ceremony,...

JAHEZIYA, a single-stop service provider for defence solutions and emergency response services, and Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy (ADMA), a world-class maritime education and training institute, part of AD Ports Group, announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand regional fire safety and...

Dräger, an international leader in manufacturing medical and safety technology products, has commercialised a firefighting breathing apparatus with the world’s lightest type 4 composite cylinders, enhanced with graphene nanotubes to minimise weight.  Fire services in Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the UK, Germany, Indonesia, Qatar, and many other countries have already recognised the efficiency of the innovative...

MSA Safety Incorporated, a global pioneer in firefighter safety equipment and technology, will introduce a new line of firefighter protective clothing for Intersec's Middle East fire market in January 2023. The MSA® Bristol X4 uses the very latest fabric and fibre technology alongside modern streamlined styling...

The fire protection systems market is expected to is projected to be worth US$ 83,507.3 Mn by the end of 2026. Between 2018 and 2026, it is predicted that the worldwide FPS (Fire Protection Systems) market would generate additional potential worth US$ 41,772.2 Mn. Geographically, the fire...

A huge fire at a second-hand car parts shop in Sharjah has sent heavy black smoke high above the city. The blaze broke out at the automotive shop near the International School of Choueifat, but was swiftly brought under control according to the emirate's civil defence department. The...

Six UAE property owners have been ordered to foot firefighting costs and a fine of Dh50,000 after their buildings did not meet current fire safety standards. Sharjah Civil Defence has issued a warning for others that if they don't adhere to building code, they too could...

Fire-Dex, the fastest-growing manufacturer of PPE for first responders,  has introduced the Dex-Rescue Glove, for emergency responders attending fire scenes. Designed to be a first responder’s best friend, the Dex-Rescue Glove is the industry’s first non-structural glove certified to NFPA 1951 ("Standard on Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue...

Comelit-PAC’s upgrade of its entire fire system range, LogiFire, represents a complete technical and aesthetic evolution of its innovative addressable platforms, explains the company. LogiFire is guaranteed by a range of control panels. The systems can be expanded from one to eight loops and support up...

Integrated tech for global security: protection, disruption, sustainability The 24th edition of Intersec will unite the industry and accelerate conversations to explore strategies and source technologies for the challenges faced by global security leaders and professionals. Register your participation and be a part of the success story,...

Hochiki Europe has opened its all-new training facility, as well as launching brand new online courses to allow customers far and wide to up-skill for life. The new state-of-the-art classroom is located at Hochiki Europe’s head office in Gillingham, United Kingdom (UK) and is a key...

Ford has recalled over 634,000 SUVs worldwide after issues with cracked fuel injectors leading to fuel spillages and leak vapours, which are fire risks. The recall covers Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs from the 2020 through to 2023. All have 1.5-litre, three-cylinder engines. The car company said...

A huge fire broke out in one of Qatar's cities hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022. The city of Lusail was seen on Saturday 26th November with plumes of black smoke, which could be seen from Qatar's capital Doha. Officials said the blaze broke out in...

Fire alarm specialists Eurotech have been named as a finalist in the Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2022. Alongside other industry manufacturers, Eurotech has highlighted their commitment to excellent customer service and manufacturing innovation. The awards are now in their 23rd year and highlight the very best in...

A large fire that broke out at an oil factory in the UAE city of Ras Al Khaimah has been brought under control by emergency services. Fire teams from Ras Al Khaimah Civil Defence attended the scene alongside police to tackle the blaze on Saturday 19...