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A huge fire broke out on Wednesday in four furniture warehouses in Ajman.  A call was received by firefighters at 3:27 pm and they arrived at the scene within three minutes. Due to the quick arrival of the firefighters, there have been no casualties. Investigations...

Inim Fire is the new App created by Inim Electronics, it will be presented to the market on September 23rd for the management of automatic fire detection and alarm systems that are built around PREVIDIA series control panels (both PREVIDIA MAX and PREVIDIA Compact), will...

Medium voltage cables range between 6 kV and 33kV. They are mostly produced to be a part of generation and distribution networks for many applications like utilities, petrochemical, transportation, wastewater treatment, food processing, commercial and industrial markets. In general, they are largely employed in systems with...

Being an agent of an eco-friendly technology, the International Water Mist Association (IWMA) has resolved the support of three of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): No. 6 (clean water and sanitation), no. 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and no. 13 (climate action). How will...

A public transport bus caught fire in Dubai’s Al Karama area at 5.30pm on Sunday 13th September, there have been no reported casualties. It is unknown as to what the cause of the fire was at this time....

Today, Fire Middle East Magazine learned that the organisers of Milipol Qatar, the leading international event for homeland security and civil defence, have announced force majeure has prompted postponement of the event for six months to March 2021. Over recent weeks and months, they have...

Bosch has now released its Avenar Panel 2000 and 8000 series of fire alarm panels into the Middle East. The new generation of fire alarm panels is aimed at enhancing the fire safety of buildings and also supporting the transformation of building technologies driven by the...

Fires have devoured large amounts of agricultural land in western Syria this week. Videos of the fire have gone viral on social media. Civil defence units belonging to the Assad regime and fire brigades have been battling the flames which have spread fast as a result...

Two young people have suffered serious burns after their car crashed and caught fire in Ajman. The police said that the accident was due to 'reckless driving'. Investigations into the crash show that the driver was driving at high speed when they lost control and the...

On Friday 4th September, the explosion of a chlorine gas canister being transported by a truck in western Iran injured 217 people, but caused no deaths. State news agency IRNA reports that the incident is the latest in a series of fires and explosions to damage...

An Emirati woman was hospitalised on Saturday night after rescuing her son from a house fire in the Khat area, 25km south east of Ras Al Khaimah city. The mother suffered second-and third-degree burns, while her son received first degree burns in his feet, arms,...

A fire has broken out on a supertanker carrying 2 million barrels of oil in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Sri Lanka. 22 of the crew have been rescued however one crew member died in the fire. A spokesman has said there was no...

Intersec, the world’s leading security, safety, and fire protection trade fair, will open doors early next year in Dubai, with organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East providing a safe and vital environment to reconnect and restart business in 2021. The 23rd edition of the annual three-day event...

A report has shown that two people have lost their lives in a gas explosion whilst eating in a fast food restaurant in a building on Rashid bin Saeed Street in Abu Dhabi, according to the Abu Dhabi Police. Abu Dhabi Police stated that the incident was...

Honeywell (NYSE:HON) has announced it will donate 25,000 FFP2 respirator face masks to the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC), to help support relief efforts following the explosion in Beirut earlier this month. The masks, which Honeywell expects to ship to Lebanon this week, will...

Iran's nuclear body has said that a fire last month at a major nuclear facility was caused by sabotage. But the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) did not say who it believed was behind the incident at the Natanz uranium enrichment site. Some Iranian officials have...

Dubai, UAE: Intersec, the world’s leading security, safety, and fire protection trade fair, will open doors early next year in Dubai, with organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East providing a safe and vital environment to reconnect and restart business in 2021. The 23rd edition will take place...

An explosion on the Arab Gas Pipeline has caused a power blackout in Syria and initial indications point to an attack, the energy minister told state-run television. Footage showed a large fire following the explosion, which officials told state media occurred between the Syrian towns...

AMI Global, an industrial IoT solutions provider, has announced a partnership with Peerless Pump Company, a wholly-owned company of the Grundfos Group and a specialist in design and manufacture of UL listed and FM approved fire pump system. The partnership brings the IoT connectivity and condition...

The new BS 8629:2019 gives guidance on Evacuation Alert Systems installed in blocks of flats to assist the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) in evacuating part or all of a building in an emergency. The system can be customised to create a simple-to-use and cost-effective BS...

  Since early March, disinfection (cleaning) has been on everyone’s mind. As you walk into a supermarket there is the dutiful employee with a spray bottle anxious to retrieve the shopping cart so it may be “cleaned” for the next customer. Immediately the attendant sprays the...

The Tall Building Fire Safety Conference, which typically runs alongside FIREX International at ExCeL London, is moving online. The Tall Building Fire Safety Network, in partnership with Informa Markets, has developed a unique opportunity to learn about key issues and trends from high-level international speakers...

Water is the most basic firefighting media. Abundant availability, high latent heat of vaporization & ability to displace the oxygen (one of the parameters of fire triangle) make a water-based fire protection system most popular. Water spray systems use small specifically designed nozzles to discharge water...

FlamePro, a British specialist manufacturer of life-saving garments for firefighters, has developed a new flame-retardant (FR), anti-viral, reusable face mask, designed to offer some protection against both COVID-19 as well as injuries caused by fire. The new washable face mask is manufactured from three layers of...

Leveraging the synergies created by the convergence of electrification, automation and digitalisation, can create significant cost savings for oil and gas companies when making both operational and capital investment decisions, according to Dr Peter Terwiesch, President of Industrial Automation at ABB, a Swiss-Swedish multinational company,...

Known around the world for its fire pumps, Armstrong Fluid Technology has long been committed to reducing the environmental impact of its operations through company-wide initiatives including efforts to reduce fuel use, energy consumption, water use and waste to landfill. Now the company has signed...

In a bid to prevent a recurrence of last years forest fires that destroyed over 1.6 million hectares of land, the Indonesian government announced that it would deploy 'artificial rain' ahead of this year's peak drought season. The country's Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya said...

Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) has introduced a range of incentives to support its customers and new companies to resume their activities in the post - COVD-19 environment. As part of its support towards its customers and new companies Jafza now offers on -demand warehouse on...

A Dubai Duty Free warehouse in the Umm Ramool area was badly damaged when a fire broke out yesterday (10th August 2020). Dubai Firefighters were alerted to the fire at 2pm on the 10th of August 2020. They managed to get the blaze under control within...

On the 4th of August 2020 a fire broke out in the Tehran, Iran's capital. The flames ripped through three warehouses in Jajrud, around 25 kilometres outside of the capital at around 7am. The fire affected warehouses used to store manufacturing goods, including wood and leather. No casualties...

Bristol Uniforms’ new stock styles for structural PPE are proving popular with fire and rescue services around the world, with orders received from Malaysia to Germany to Saudi Arabia, and many customers already putting their new kit through its paces. Launched at the end of last year, the...

Fire Middle East Magazine learns that the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has released a suite of new Advisory Notes. The notes are in relation to the fire protection of structural steel, as well as the compatibility between Pipes and Acoustic or Firestopping Seals. ...

Firefighters from civil defence stations in Dubai, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain joined the Ajman force in battling the blaze. A massive fire that broke out in a fruits and vegetables market in an Ajman souq on Wednesday evening has been extinguished. Major General Sheikh Sultan bin...

Security by Design: Cybersecurity & New tech; Mega Events Security; Crisis Management & Health Security – Post Covid-19 feedbacks; Firefighting: Emergency & Security System  Milipol Qatar 2020 has put together a three-day seminar program which will allow experts to outline their strategies for a safer post-COVID 19.  The program...

TLX Technologies has designed several kinds of supervised latching solenoid actuators for the fire suppression system, one of the most recent ones being the supervised actuator for hazardous locations. While this actuator activates similarly to their other actuators, this solenoid has been designed with special...

Speedcast provides a variety of mission-critical disaster preparedness and recovery solutions for governments, enterprises, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The company understands that in a crisis, the better prepared the team, the better the chance of success at saving more people and business data than those...

More than a dozen sailors and several civilians have been hospitalised following an explosion on a Navy ship in San Diego on the west coast of the USA. A fire broke out aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard sometime around 0830 0n 1112th July, said officials with...

New dates have now been announced for Intersec Saudi Arabia, the largest trade fair for security, safety and fire protection. The event is now scheduled to take place on 15-17 March 2021 in Riyadh Saudi Arabi.   The event, after considerable discussion has been postponed due to...

Elkhart Brass have produced a HydroBlast Remote Control Monitor System for fire protection and cleaning needs.  The product is suitable for fire protection applications, construction equipment and dust mitigation. The HydroBlast Remote Control Monitor is seen to be extremely reliable/ efficient and can be suited to...

Inim’s range of fire panels is now compatible with the Alarm Signalling of CSL. The Italian’s manufacturers range to work with the new DualCom Pro Range as well as WebWay products. Graham Bolton, CSL’s International Director, commented: “We are delighted to announce CSL’s integration with Inim,...

The reference legislation for the Fire Detection and Alarm Systems sector steers designers ever more towards alarm signalling systems that are capable of warning building occupants in a targeted and detailed way, with greater attention paid to the correct distribution of alarm sounders, the appropriate...

Misuse of manual call points or pull stations is a very significant factor in false or nuisance fire alarms. During 2015/2016, the Fire and Rescue Service attended 214,100 fire false alarms in England, which represents 40% of their total attendances during the year. In fact, from 1st January 2019 the London Fire Brigade (LFB)...

As of May 2020, all buildings above 11m will now require sprinklers. The Approved Document B set out by the Government has reduced the level from 30m to 11m in order to improve health and safety within high-rise buildings. The change has come after pauses...

In addition to the published 3rd edition of the BRANDSCHUTZ pocket in February 2017 the English-language edition FIRE PROTECTION pocket ’Summary of fire protection coatings’ was published and is available as a free PDF-download. > FIRE PROTECTION pocket [PDF] or as a printed brochure in postcard size. We...

In May 2018, Rudolf Hensel GmbH, as the world’s first manufacturer of reactive steel fire protection coating systems, exceeded the American market requirement of up to 4 hours by an additional 90 minutes according to the UL263 standard. The April 2018 test aimed at extending...

As the Abbco Tower building in the UAE engulfed in flames, residents were lucky to escape. The alarm was said to be raised at 17.00GMT on the 5th of May 2020. It took less than 3 hours to get the fire under control. Once all...

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