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At least 90 people were killed and over 100 injured in a fire likely caused by an oxygen tank explosion at a coronavirus hospital in Iraq's southern city of Nassiriya, health officials and police have confirmed. As rescuers combed the smoke-charred building in search of more...

De-Wipe is proud to be launching its new range of biodegradable after fire equipment wipes designed specifically for vigorous cleaning of contaminated firefighter equipment and PPE – a UK first for firefighter decon. It’s inevitable that firefighter equipment will be contaminated with harmful carcinogenic substances on...

Environmental IoT startup Dryad Networks has joined the fight against climate change with the launch of Silvanet, its large-scale IoT network for the ultra-early detection of wildfires and, in a forest near Berlin, successfully conducted the first live demonstration. Dryad is now working on ten...

When TFT introduced the Extend-A-Gun telescoping waterway series, it revolutionized the way monitors could be utilized on fire apparatus. Extend-A-Guns allow deck mounted monitors to easily raise from a stowed position to operate above apparatus obstructions like cab roofs, lighting, hose reels, or generators. The...

Managing wildland fires is more important than ever because over the last few decades, the wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed: longer fire seasons, bigger fires and more acres burned on average each year, more extreme fire behaviour… The combination of heat and drought caused...

Month of September confirmed for Kingdom’s premier security, safety and fire protection trade fair Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Intersec Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom’s largest trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection, has been rescheduled to take place in September 2022, the show’s organiser announced. The 4th edition...

A fire caused by an explosion within a container on board a ship at Jebel Ali Port has been brought under control by Dubai Civil Defence. In a statement carried by Dubai Media Office, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police Lieutenant Gen. Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri said: "According...

Adlington, United Kingdom: Carrington Textiles, a global leader in workwear fabric manufacturing, has survived the ups and downs of the textile industry in the UK in the last 130 years by constantly adapting to market changes and responding to the needs of customers, wherever they...

On 26th June, the collapse of a residential building in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria caused four fatalities and a single injury, a security official said. The run-down building collapsed on Friday 26th June, and civil protection workers were able to extracted four survivors, one...

On June 6th the Dubai Civil Defence reported a fire in a warehouse that stores flammable chemicals in Dubai’s Al Quoz industrial area. Photos and videos showed thick black smoke rising over Al Quoz. The fire was reported at 11.09am on June 6th but firefighters acted fast...

The Tyco® Corridor Sprinkler family has grown to include both a recessed and concealed model. These special application sprinklers are UL Listed and specifically designed for use in long, narrow spaces such as corridors and hallways. Both sprinklers have a maximum coverage area of 28...

The content programme for FIREX Connect 2021, taking place online between 1-30 June, has been revealed! Sessions will cover key topics such as the the evacuation of tall buildings and how we improve building safety, as well as demonstrations of the latest product innovations to...

FIREX International Connect 2021 will take place online throughout June 1:1 video meeting with leading suppliers and webinar content scheduled across June Online Workplace Wellbeing Conference runs 1-3 June featuring Major Tim Peake CMG, Alastair Campbell, Olympian Amy Williams and Mind CEO Paul Farmer Visitor...

The latest news in photoluminescent safety signs are going to be on display, from 24th of May, in an Everlux event that, for certain, will be one of the most memorable of the year. During the past year, companies had to reinvent themselves to remain close...

Firefighters are dying of cancer. Exposure to carcinogens is the main culprit behind the high rates of cancer among firefighters. Doff ‘n DECON™, a new turnout gear cleaner and decontaminate from the family of Intelagard decontamination products, may provide additional exposure protection. The formula neutralizes...

Unity Fire and Safety wish all our colleagues, suppliers and supporters “Eid Mubarak” (The Blessed Feast) Eid al Fitr is the breaking of the fast following the Holy Month of Ramadan. It is a time when families and friends come together to celebrate with each other....

Firefighters belonging to Umm Al Quwain civil defence were praised for the speed in which they responded to an alarm call to attend a fire that broke out in a paint and chemical factory in the Umm Athuobb Industrial Area. They were able to oversee the...

Ali Mahmoudi, the director general of Forests in Algeria, said he believed that many of the country’s 37 wildfires in February were caused by “arson and criminal acts of vandalism”. On the state’s radio he stated: "The high temperature during 5, 6 and 11 February coincided...

A resolution containing tougher safety regulations has been passed to ensure that the properties of every home owner in the United Arab Emirates are installed with fire detection devices linked to the Civil Defence computer system. The safety regulations were drawn up under the chairmanship of...

A new aluminium composite building cladding panel (ACP) has been launched in the United Arab Emirates and is the region’s first to receive the government-approved non-combustible grade A1 fire protection ACP. The Alucopanel is now to be officially recommended for building projects where very high levels...

Detectortesters (No Climb Products Ltd.), the world-leading designer and manufacturer of test equipment for fire detection systems, is celebrating today after being confirmed as a winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.Employing over 100 people and with sales to over 140 countries,...

An explosion on a fuel tanker on its way from Iran into Afghanistan’s Herat Province through the Islam Qala border crossing sparked a massive fire which was too fierce for the firefighters called to the scene from both countries. The flames spread so fast that it...

Firefighting training has been given to over 618,000 workers at various facilities in the UAE to provide firefighting skills. Civil authorities provided the training in a bid to safeguard people’s lives if a fire breaks out. A policy on civil defence workers at various establishments for...

Olympia Electronics has brought out two new smoke detectors, the BS-506/LITHIUM & the BS-506/ALKALINE. The smoke detectors, after successful inspection of the production and the quality assurance system that carried out in the company's facilities and as well as after successful laboratory inspection, the products...

The challenging year of 2020 has identified that international cross border cooperation related to the prevention of and the firefighting response to wildfires is more important than ever. With landscape firefighting missions moving through Europe, there’s no surprise that the pan-European rescEU Commission has recently...

The region’s premier meeting point for HSE professionals, the HSE UAE Forum 2021 is all set to host its 6th edition on 6-7 April 2021 at Habtoor Grand Hotel, Dubai.  The forum will feature industry experts including health and safety professionals, government regulators, policy makers...

The DigiHUB allows you to safely explore, learn and share the core range of JSP products with your customers and supply them with all the technical information they need to select JSP with confidence as their trusted PPE provider. Products can be selected by name, range...

Bosch have appointed Michael Hirsch as Vice President of the Fire business unit in the division. Whilst working in the Fire Business unit Mr Hirsch will be responsible for strategy, research & development, product management, marketing and sales for Bosch’s comprehensive portfolio of fire alarm systems,...

While retaining all of the features of the 3000 Series, the new eco-fit range of fire alarms is available as head unit only, which means there is no easi-fit bases, screw packs or dust covers included. This is due to the easi-fit base being universal...

NEBOSH, one of the world’s leading health and safety awarding bodies, has launched a new globally relevant fire safety qualification which can be completed in just one week! The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety helps learners develop practical fire safety skills that can be used...

FIREX International, Europe’s largest gathering of fire safety professionals is launching an online event FIREX International Connect 2021, which will take place online throughout June. The virtual fire safety event is a unique opportunity for buyers to browse solution providers and products on the innovative online...

Fireco has released its newest innovation, Germgard, a smart sanitiser combined with digital signage. Germgard has been designed to promote awareness of the importance of hand sanitisation to all building users. With the outbreak of COVID-19, good hygiene practice has become more important than ever before. We have already...

Intertek has announced the launch of a new in-country service for fire testing and certification of building products in Saudi Arabia, to support the increasing demand for fire resistance testing from customers in the region. Intertek is the first certification body to offer end-to-end fire...

Apollo Fire Detectors, the UK’s leading manufacturer of fire detectors and alarm devices, have launched their range of flush mounted, EN54-7 approved fire detectors to the international market. With a global reputation for innovation, quality and reliability, Apollo products keep people safe from fire in over...

G4S has been recognised for its outstanding commitment to safe driving practices in Iraq by Basrah Gas Company (BGC), after reaching a key milestone of 20 million kilometres driven with no major incidents. Over the past five years, G4S has provided close protection and secure, safe...

Panasonic Life Solutions Middle East & Africa (PLSMEA), a subsidiary of Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa FZE (PMMAF) is pleased to announce the launch of its user-oriented fire alarm system (FAS), in the UAE.  With facilities increasingly focused on improving safety standards, the fire...

Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated has announced it has acquired U.K.-based Bristol Uniforms ("Bristol") in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $60 million.  The acquisition strengthens MSA's position as a global leader in fire service PPE products while providing an avenue to expand its business...

Due to the early intervention of the specialised teams of Sharjah Police General Command and Civil Defence they managed to prevent a truck that had caught fire being completely burnt.  There were no reports of any injuries. Major Abdullah Al Mandhari, Head of the Traffic and Patrols...

Excellency Jamal Bin Aadid Al Muheiri, Acting Director-General of Dubai Civil Defense Department and Mr. Nashat Ismail Abdulrahman Al Badawna, Executive Director of Health, Safety and Security Sector at Etihad Rails have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at fostering cooperation and coordination regarding the...

Carrington Textiles and Pincroft are celebrating in 2021 their 130 anniversary, a great milestone for one of Europe’s largest fully integrated textile processing and finishing operations. The story of the company dates back to the 19th century when Benjamin Davies from Adlington and brother in law...

INTERSCHUTZ, the world's leading trade fair for fire brigades, rescue services, civil protection and safety has now been postponed for the second time and is not scheduled to take place again until 2022. HÖRMANN Warnsysteme, the leading siren systems manufacturer, will definitely be there. Until...

North American company MetalCraft Marine (MCM) has been awarded WorkBoat Magazine’s 2020 Significant Workboat of the Year. The recognition came for the design and craftsmanship of the Interceptor43/44, a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) detection vessel that MCM has produced for Los Angeles Port Police. The $1.5 million dollar...

Changes to the mandatory installation of automatic fire sprinklers in England, affect new build, material alteration, material change of use and extensions came into effect on 26th November. The main points being The height threshold for the provision of sprinklers is reduced from 30m down...

A blaze which began inside an empty five-storey building on East 7th Street in New York, swiftly spread to the Middle Collegiate, one of the oldest churches in the city, which housed the state's Liberty Bell. Over 200 firefighters descended on the scene in a bid...

Global Fire Equipment (GFE), has recently launched the G-One, a versatile addressable single loop fire control panel with advanced connectivity. The G-One has been designed with affordability and flexibility in mind. Thanks to its sophisticated design, easy installation and intuitive commissioning, it is an ideal solution...

Armstrong Fluid Technology is hosting a virtual fire safety experience for the MEA region from 17th – 20th January 2021. The fire safety experience will provide a digital platform for the fire safety industry to share industry updates, showcase innovations and forge new partnerships. The event...

Brigadier Sami AL Naqbi, the director – general of Sharjah Civil Deference, has launched a new programme of safety inspections for scrap businesses operating in the Emirate’s business area. He said a zero-tolerance approach would be implemented during the crackdown on violators who ignore safety procedures. The...

FFE Ltd, leader of the Optical Beam Smoke detector market, continues its investments in its employees and customers through the launch of the FFE Academy. This new educational platform will give the company’s global employees and distributors access to a range of collateral and online...

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Intersec Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom’s largest trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection, will take place in September 2021. The 4th edition of the three-day event, licensed by Dubai-headquartered Messe Frankfurt Middle East, will take place from 19 –21 September 2021 at...