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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 forest fires 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...

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 rules were drawn up under the chairmanship of Dubai’s...

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

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 S.A. 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...

The challenging year of 2020 has identified that international cross border cooperation related to the prevention of and the 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 received...

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...

The global leader for smart and sustainable buildings, Johnson Controls, have brought out a new line of Tyco Rapid Seal Sprinkler Head Adapters. These feature 11 engineered fittings for use with 25.4mm and 19mm piping systems. The adapters are made with BlazeMaster® CPVC compound for...

Due to Covid-19 protection against viruses is has become extremely important. It is vital you know which regulatory standards exist to help ensure proper protection. In the European Union, the EN ISO 374:2016 standard measures the ability of gloves to protect users against dangerous chemicals and...

Flir has introduced the Cx-Series camera, the FLIR C3-X™, a compact thermal camera packed with features that can help users confidently find faults in close range. The new camera is small and fits in a pocket or tool bag. It is tough enough for any...

Dubai Civil Defence (DCD) teams on Monday say they managed to control a fire outside a house in the Hatta area of the emirate in record time without any injuries. The fire was reported at 5.37pm outside a house opposite Hatta Hospital, according to the DCD,...

Official's from the Saudi Arabia's ministry of energy have reported a fire broke out from a fuel tank located at a petroleum product distribution station. Firefighters were called to the scene and managed to extinguish the fire with no casualties....

Rosenbauer have developed a new cutting extinguishing system called the RFC Cuttex. The purpose of this new product is for firefighters to fight fires without having to enter a room, this lowers the risk to crews. The RFC Cuttex combines ultra high pressure extinguishing technology...

The world's most extensive range of manual call points, MCP, are manufactured by E2S Warning Signals, designed to be installed in hazardous areas, primarily for the control of fire and gas detection and alarm systems. They are available in different enclosure materials: STEx in 316L...

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is seeking a new Chief Executive Officer following an announcement by the current CEO Niall Rowan of his intention to step down after the Association’s Annual General Meeting in 2021. Niall took on the role of Chief Executive Officer at the...

Due to Covid-19 the Passive Fire market is expected to drop by over 9% throughout 2020. Prior to 2020, the market experienced a period of consistent growth, increasing in value terms by 11% between 2015 and 2019. Much of this can be attributed to a...

Dafo Vehicle Fire Protection has started a partnership in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with Cool & Care SARL. Dafco Vehicle's fire suppression solutions will be added to C&C's wide range of fire safety products and services giving business in DRC access to...

Under the chairmanship of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum the UAE cabinet has approved a new rule that requires all homeowners in the emirates to install fire detectors in their properties. And to make the equipment even more effective in alerting firefighters,...

At an exclusive online event on 9th October, Emergency One announced the immediate availability of The E1 Ev0, enabling customers to place orders and enquire about the product. Designed with the protection of fire fighters and the environment in mind, Emergency One have exceeded expectations by...

Wildfires across parts of the Syria have killed two people and forced many to flee the area. Hundreds of hectares have been burnt within the Syrian countryside as a result of this two people have been killed and 70 people have been taken to hospital with...

MetalCraft has just delivered 2 of its 34’ high performance Patrol RIBs to the Mississippi Department of Natural Resources Police. The 2 boats will be used in the coastal bay areas and offshore checking on commercial and sport fishing compliance. The boats are real sportsters reaching...