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Dubai's Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has ordered the development of an emergency rain plan to protect the city from extreme weather events in the future.  During a meeting with heads of Dubai Government entities, Sheikh Hamdan directed the development of...

Ramtech, a global wireless solutions provider, announced an exclusive distribution deal in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to accelerate fire safety solutions in the Middle East. The deal involves Ramtech's product range, including the renowned Wireless Evacuation System (WES3) and REACT platform, to be operated by...

Lubrizol recently inaugurated a new Global Capability Centre (GCC) in Pune, India. This centre will act as a strategic hub to accelerate the company's growth in the region and foster closer collaboration between its customers and employees. The GCC is part of a new facility in Pune,...

The United Arab Emirates experienced heavy rainfall on Tuesday, causing flooding on major roads and leaving numerous abandoned vehicles in Dubai. Meanwhile, Oman is still dealing with heavy flooding that has resulted in a death toll of 18 and several people missing. The rains started overnight...

Eco Light has unveiled its latest innovation in emergency lighting with the introduction of the ZLD PRO series, designed to combine modern aesthetics, reliability, and straightforward installation. The ZLD PRO emergency luminaires boast high-quality construction featuring aluminium profiles, ensuring durability and a sleek appearance. Equipped with...

Fire Sprinkler International 2024 stands out as the highlight of the sprinkler calendar, marking the largest conference in Europe exclusively dedicated to water-based fire protection. These conferences offer a unique chance to showcase your organization to a targeted audience of over 300 fire professionals worldwide. The upcoming...

As air travel resumes, the potential for battery-related fires aboard flights is a growing concern. Recent incidents, like the February 19, 2024, fire on Royal Air Philippines flight RW602 caused by a power bank explosion, underscore the risks associated with lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion batteries, which power...

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) set a goal to reduce false fire alarm numbers to zero by 2021, in line with its objective of being one of the world's safest countries. According to experts, one in three Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) residents ignores false fire alarms...

The National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA) announced the establishment of NFPA Global Solutions - a new corporation that will offer compliance solutions, digital products, and advisory services that go beyond the traditional NFPA products and services. In addition, they announced the creation of NFPA Global Advisors,...

A house fire in Abu Dhabi claimed the lives of six people and injured seven, as reported by the civil defence authority in the United Arab Emirates. The incident took place in Al Moazaz area, and an investigation is currently underway to determine the cause of...

The Dubai Police have announced the locations where the Eid Al Fitr cannons will be placed to mark the beginning of Eid Al Fitr. The locations of the Eid cannons are: - Nad Al Shiba Area - Eid Musallah - Grand Zaabeel Mosque - Za'abeel 1 - Umm Suqeim...

Five people died and 44 others were injured after a fire broke out at a high-rise residential building in Al Nahda. The police believe that the deaths were caused by suffocation. Out of the 44 injured, 17 are still receiving treatment in the hospital, while 27...

Firefighters in Dubai were called to extinguish a fire on a luxury yacht in Dubai Marina. The incident resulted in thick smoke being seen in the surrounding area. According to reports, at 11:12 AM, the Dubai Civil Defence Operations Room received a report of the fire and...

A daytime fire at a central Istanbul nightclub closed for renovations, tragically claimed the lives of at least 29 people, prompting the detention of five individuals, including managers, for questioning. Firefighters and emergency responders swiftly attended the Masquerade nightclub, situated across two floors beneath a 16-storey...

On Saturday afternoon, a large fire broke out in Dubai on E611 near Arabian Ranches 3, which engulfed at least one vehicle. Smoke could be seen from around 1 pm as the flames erupted near the Hamdan Sports Complex. It is currently unknown if anyone was...

Siemens Smart Infrastructure will be displaying its latest fire detection and alarm solutions at Stand 5/B125 during the upcoming Fire Safety Event. The company has recently launched an updated version of their web-based SaaS (Software as a Service) fire app, "Fire Manager", which offers service providers...

The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), a global professional body, has recently named its new Chair and Trustee Director, Dr Paul Stollard. Dr Stollard, who holds a PhD, CEng, MIFireE, RegArch, BArch, and BA qualifications, has gained extensive experience in both architecture and fire engineering over...

'K' Line announced a joint research and development agreement with Nippon Hakuyo Electronics and OPT Gate to create a new fire detection system for vessels. The planned system will use optical detection and recognition technology to identify shipboard fires and prompt mitigating actions. According to 'K' Line,...

HH the Amir Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, along with HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Dr Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, visited the Kuwait Fire Force. The Deputy Prime Minister, Defense Minister, and Acting Interior Minister Sheikh Fahad Al-Yousef Al-Sabah and Interior Ministry Undersecretary Lt Gen Sheikh...

We are delighted to welcome SAFE – the National Security Services Company – as an official sponsor of the upcoming Fire Middle East Conference in Riyadh. Established in 2019 and fully owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), SAFE has been a transformative force in the...

The London police force has recently announced plans to implement a vetting process that takes ethical considerations into account while evaluating participation in international training events. This decision comes in response to the controversy surrounding their involvement in a tactical competition held in the United Arab...

The Fire and Emergency Services Department of NSA Bahrain has been recognized by Commander Navy Region Europe, Africa, Central (EURAFCENT) with three major annual awards for their excellent performance in the fiscal year 2023. They were awarded for their Fire Prevention Program, Fire Officer and Fire...

Teledyne Gas and Flame Detection has launched the OLCT 100-XP-MS range of flammable gas detectors that use state-of-the-art MEMS (Micro-ElectroMechanical Systems) sensor technology. These detectors provide highly accurate readings for more than 14 of the most commonly found combustible gases and gas mixes, including hydrogen, methane,...

A major fire destroyed the Al-Ahram Studio in Cairo's Giza district, one of the Arab world's most prestigious and oldest film production houses that was founded 80 years ago. The fire spread to three surrounding buildings which were evacuated before the blaze reached them, according to...

Serco announced the promotion of Teren Tan to Head of Emergency Services for the Middle East, a newly created leadership role. This appointment comes as Serco continues to expand its emergency services operations, underpinning its commitment to improve citizen and resident safety, impacting a better...

A fire that occurred in a warehouse near Rades on Thursday morning has now been contained by firefighters. According to Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP), thirty-eight individuals were injured to varying degrees, however, no fatalities were reported. The injured were promptly evacuated to hospitals, stated Faker Bouzghaia, a...

The Ministry of Interior in Qatar (MoI) has taken proactive measures to ensure the safety of residents and citizens, particularly in the realm of fire safety. In a recent announcement, the MoI outlined several key safety measures that individuals and families can implement to safeguard their...

Pyroguard announced two major appointments for its fire safety company, hoping to expand in the Middle East. The organisation stated that Lee Coates has become the new Export Business Development Director and Sherif Khalifa’s promotion to Technical Sales Manager. Pyroguard creates toughened glass with thermal stability for...

The Dubai Police has warned motorists after a vehicle caught fire on the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road at Mirdif City Center Bridge, heading towards the Emirate of Sharjah. Drivers should practice extra caution whilst driving and use alternative routes to avoid delays. It is unknown what...

Intersec officially launched the Intersec Police Summit as part of the exhibition’s 2025 lineup. The Intersec Police Summit will take place from 14-16 January 2025 at the Dubai World Trade Centre which will include a conference, innovation zone, awards and live demonstrations. The summit is set to...

Dubai residents rushed to put out a fire caused by an e-bike batter after it exploded outside of a pharmacy in Business Bay on Sunday 10 March. While charging using the power socket outside of the shop, witnessed believed the fire was caused by damp conditions. The...

Sharjah Civil Defence has initiated a campaign to ensure all industrial facilities follow safety protocols. During the first phase of the campaign, which took place from February 1 to February 8, inspectors visited all facilities in industrial area 10. They issued warnings to 180 establishments and gave...

Messe Frankfurt Middle East officially launched the 2025 edition of the Intersec exhibition in response to the high demand from exhibitors and visitors following a record-breaking event in January this year. Returning to the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) in 2025, Intersec is set to be...

Kuwait's Fire Force members have ventured on an educational journey to the United States, to enhance their expertise in fire science. Twenty-nine officers of Kuwait's national emergency response team are now attending Mesa Community College in Arizona to receive an associate's degree in Fire Science. The officers...

March Networks' integration of its 8000 Series Hybrid NVRs and 9000 Series IP Recorders with DMP's XR500 and XR550 control panels is changing the fire safety game. This collaboration allows surveillance video integration with alarm panel management, offering a robust security solution which can monitor various...

Serco was awarded Game Changer in Health, Safety & ESG at the Game Changers in Sustainability and Technology Awards. The event was run by Transport & Logistics Middle East and shortlisted Serco alongside Volvo, Bosch, AlRashed Transport and A-Safe. The award was a testament to Serco's commitment...

A fire which broke out in a cardboard factory in Shujabad raged for one and a half hours. According to the emergency services, firefighters were able to control the blaze, however the fire had spread rapidly. Using six fire trucks and more than 20 personnel to conduct...

An update on the recent news that nine Pakistanis were injured in a fire at a chemical factory in Ajman city on February 24 brings terrible news. According to a statement from the consulate, a resident of Dera Ghazi Khan went missing after the factory caught...

Hochiki Europe has launched its Hochiki Training Academy, a facility which will provide training for industry professionals operating in the field of fire safety worldwide. Set to offer a blend of online and in-class learning experiences, the Academy aims to suit professionals in the industry and...

A blazing fire erupted at a chemical factory in the United Arab Emirates over the weekend, which injured nine Pakistanis. According to the Pakistani embassy, the fire began late Saturday (24 February) in a factory which produced chemical products for sanitisers and perfumes. The incident took place...

The Dubai Hills Estate project has set new benchmarks in safety standards after implementing fire safety as a critical priority. For this plan, motor and drives specialist, WEG supplied W22 Smoke Extraction motors to ensure air circulation in closed environments, and fast smoke and heat extraction. Emaar...

Valencia, Spain is currently facing an ongoing blaze after a block of apartments caught fire in the early evening. On the 23rd of February, reports confirmed that at least four people have died and approximately 20 are missing after a fire engulfed the 14-story tower of...

A fire which started shortly after midnight took the lives of four children of the same family, a relative disclosed. The blaze took hold of a house in southwestern Saudi Arabia, which led to the father carrying his five daughters and wife to safety. However, it was...

The 9th International Fire Safety and Security Expo 2024 has come to an end, and what a show it was. Here are some of the highlights from this event: The Electronics Safety and Security Association of Bangladesh (ESSAB) honoured 13 organisations for their fire safety efforts across...

The Roads and Transport Authority recently announced a Dubai Metro station faced disruption to services after smoke was detected. The authority went on to confirm that although a bus service was provided to stranded passengers, the smoke detected had been caused by an electric scooter. Onpassive metro...

The growing market for fire safety products creates opportunity in the UAE after it found that Bangladesh relies on imports from the region among other international nations. However, the country now wants to create their own manufacturing hub. The domestic market for fire safety and security equipment...

The Global Fire Protection Systems Market is set to expect a promising compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.6% during the period from 2023 to 2032, reaching an estimated worth of USD 190.26 billion by the end of 2032. According to Adroit Market Research, the market...