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New data from Chubb Fire and Security has identified the importance of portable fire extinguishers, which are used to douse and stop 93% of fires. The 2021 survey, titled the Fire Extinguisher Use Survey, has brought together technicians from companies in the four main trade associations...

The wildfire that has engulfed parts of USA's New Mexico is continuing to grow. The fire, which is the largest in the US, has been spreading spreading towards mountain resort towns in northern New Mexico, prompting officials to issue another set of warnings for more people...

Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum Airport have trained those on the frontline for its state-of-the-art emergency services training programme, including fire services training. The training has been delivered to develop a world-class Emirati firefighting team trained to the highest industry and professional standards and...

Leading fire alarm manufacturer Vimpex will take the opportunity at FIREX to showcase its latest range of alarms and products. In addition to their Identifire and Fire-Cryer ranges, the manufacturer will also demonstrate their evacuation and alarm sounders, beacons and system accessories. Vimpex is Europe's leading...

New Mexico has been devastated by wildfires that have taken out over 121,000 acres of land. The fires have forced many residents to evacuate their homes as fire officials continue to battle the flames. The blaze, dubbed the Calf Canyon fire, is burning in the foothills of...

Global supplier Seek Thermal has introduced another thermal sensor to the fire safety market; the Seek AttackPRO. AttackPRO combines a high-resolution 320x240 thermal sensor with enhanced clarity and detailed colourisation, in a robust, heat-resistant housing. Designed for simplicity, AttackPRO eliminates the complexity of non-essential features, which...

Dubai Civil Defence has a new method for tackling high-rise fires; drones. State news agency Wam reported that the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) allows the use of drones for backup and support. As a result, Civil Defence in Dubai are able to deploy drones for tackling...

Guests at a luxury Dubai hotel have been forced to evacuate after a fire broke out on Wednesday 27th April. Several engines and police cars attended the scene at the five-star Swissôtel Al Murooj hotel in downtown Dubai as dozens of people huddled outside. No injuries...

One of the world’s leading providers of health and safety qualifications, NEBOSH, has launched a new solution for businesses that want to improve their in-company training for health and safety. The NEBOSH Endorsed service will endorse great health and safety training amongst employees using a collaborative approach....

Hydraulic equipment manufacturer Holmatro has celebrated its partnership with ESPRIT to create life saving equipment. Countless fire, police, and other first response organisations around the world count on Holmatro to equip them with the most reliable and efficient tools available. To satisfy these demands, Holmatro has...

Fire safety manufacturer Jactone has announced the launch of its latest PAFSS automatic fire suppression system. The latest model joins an extensive portfolio from the family ran business who specialise in fire, safety and signage products. The latest model can be used for large enclosures to safeguard...

Leading fire equipment manufacturer Johnson Controls has announced its acquisition of Powertec Pumps Ltd, a provider of pump related services in England. Experts in the maintenance and servicing of both on-site and off-site pumping operations, Powertec Pumps Ltd’s specialist workforce create pumps including; fire sprinkler pump...

Developer of products for the emergency services, Agility Technologies Corporation (Agility), has announced the introduction of the FIRSTLOOK brand across all its media platforms including digital, print and all of its social media platforms. Agility Technologies engineer best-In-class imaging and communications products for emergency, military and...

The Kuwait General Fire Brigade and Kuwait Fire Force (KFF) have calmed a fire that broke out in Mina Abdullah, in the south of Kuwait. The fire erupted at docked boats, with four squads being needed to douse the flames. The KFF said in a statement...

Fire and security equipment provider Johnson Controls has introduced its latest offering with Solution Navigator. The new product promises a comprehensive digital experience that easily navigates the product life cycle in Building Automation Systems, Fire, Security, HVAC, and Industrial Refrigeration to create the next generation...

A fire that blazed through several caravans and trees in Dubai has been brought under control by the Dubai Civil Defence. The fire broke out on Wednesday 13th April in the Al Jaddaf area around 11.45pm. Firefighting teams were immediately dispatched from Al Karama and Al Rashidiya...

UAE authorities are currently investigating the cause of a fire, which broke out in an Abu Dhabi warehouse on Monday 11th April. Abu Dhabi Police and Abu Dhabi Civil Defence teams both attended the scene in the Musaffah Industrial Area, and brought the blaze under control....

Germany based fire safety specialists FireDos has educated those in the fire industry on the importance of regularly testing foam proportioners. The education comes in the form of their latest video, which aims to highlight how having the exact foam agent flow rate is vital for...

At least 14 people have been injured after a huge blaze broke out in Kuwait's Mubarakiya market. The shopping district is home to many retail businesses, many of which have been affected by the fire. Five firefighting teams attended the scene, battling to put out flames which...

Dubai Police's iftar cannons which fire each day during ramadan are to operate from 11 different locations during the holy month. The cannons fire a single shot at sunset and will operate from five fixed positions this year; at Atlantis the Palm, Burj Khalifa, Al Seef, Al...

Qatar Airways has raised a serious fault with several Airbus A350s, which could cause fuel tanks to ignite. The faults have been raised as part of an ongoing legal battle between Airbus and Qatar Airways. The Doha-based carrier has raised concerns that flaws on the surface...

A fire has broken out at an under-construction new terminal at Kuwait International Airport, causing damage but no casualties. The flames began on Monday 28th March and firefighters struggled to control the flames for hours in Kuwait City. Interior Ministry spokesman Tawheed al-Kandari told The Associated Press that...

Manufacturer Equate has launched a fire safety awareness campaign in Kuwait focusing on the potential fire hazards in homes. Equate is a producer of petrochemicals and the world’s top supplier of ethylene glycol and is running its campaign with the support of the Kuwait Fire Force...

A fire in the city of Ajman has destroyed ten diesel trucks. No casualties have been reported from the incident, and authorities were able to control the blaze in under an hour. According to the Ajman Police, the fire broke out in Al Jurf Industrial Area....

Magirus has announced that it will not be participating in Interschutz 2022, instead focusing on a dedicated product roadshow. The firefighting technology brand has been focusing its efforts on the development of its Next Generation Firefighting portfolio, after the global pandemic depressed the market. In addition...

A fire at an oil facility in Saudi Arabia on 11th March is believed to be as a result of a drone attack. Saudi Arabia's Energy Ministry says an unmanned aerial aircraft struck and subsequently ignited a fire at an oil facility in the capital of Riyadh....

A blaze in Bahrain Bazaar has wiped out ten shops including a restaurant over the weekend. According to the Bahrain police, the fire broke out in a grocery outlet due to electric short-circuit, and immediately engulfed the adjoining shops. SHO Bahrain police station Bakhtullah said: "It was...

Qatar's Civil Defence has launched an updated fire and safety manual to help aid fire prevention, suppression and protection of life in the event of a fire. The new manual and guidance was launched by the General Directorate at a function held in the officers’ club...

The National Fire Protection Association has launched a new certification to help qualify and test water-based suppression systems. The new standards can help sprinkler technicians, contractors and others to ensure their water systems are fit for building standards against fire and for saving lives. The new...

Dubai Maritime City (DMC) has announced they will invest $38.1million into an infrastructure development project. The project will cement DMC’s position as a multi-purpose maritime hub, and further strengthen Dubai’s status as a global maritime centre. Part of the ongoing work will include developing networks for...