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The British building science research centre BRE has developed a new rig to test the fire protection systems used on steel frame beams that are critical role in maintaining the load bearing capacity of multi storey buildings during a fire. The rig can apply loads of...

Nevada-based AM Fire and Electronics Services were faced with some unique challenge when they were contracted to install a code-complaint fire system at the International Peace Education Centre (IPEC) in Las Vegas. The three-storey building houses which covers 8,500 square metres in total incudes a wide...

The power management company Eaton has launched a new user-friendly monitoring system for emergency lighting, which aims to eradicate the cost and time pressures that can be associated with manual maintenance checks in commercial buildings. The new CGLine+ controller will support the monitoring of up to...

The hot arid desert sunshine is often partly to blame for the fast spread of fires in the Middle East. However,  it was a bitterly cold snow blizzard which killed 19 people on America’s East Coast at the weekend, that caused problems for some  firefighters. Initially...

New features at Intersec 2016 include a Safety Design in Buildings Pavilion at the Fire & Rescue Section, and a Jobs and Careers Pavilion, bringing thousands of safety and security professionals in touch with the right career opportunities. More than 1,200 exhibitors from 57 countries are...

No structure best depicts affluence and wealth more than the Dubai Mall which is the latest addition to a development set to have a huge impact on the infrastructure of Dubai City with an additional 12 million sq feet of high end retail fashion space....

Scheduled to be held from 17th -19th, 2016 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, the event will feature a selection of 4 insightful conferences and workshops covering key topics in occupational health and safety, fire safety, critical infrastructure protection and safety design in buildings. Some of the high-profile speakers confirmed for...

One of the most dangerous aspects of a fire is the toxic gases that can arise from the process of combustion.  BASF is the largest chemical producer in the world and its Fire Technology Laboratory in Ludwigshafen, Germany, conducts fire testing on materials to assess the fire behaviour and flammability...

An early morning blast occurred at a pesticide plant in the city of Jilin, Jilin Province in northeastern China. A fire broke out following the explosion, with emergency crews now working at the scene. At least four people were injured in the blast, CCTV reported....

E2S Warning Signals, the independent audible and visual warning signals manufacturer, has introduced a SIL 2 version of its flagship BEx range of explosion proof alarm horn sounders and Xenon strobe beacons. The new IECEx and ATEX certified BEx horns and strobes are the perfect...

Many rural and small urban fire brigades have already embraced the use of Class A foam as part of their everyday operational tactics reports Dave Pelton of Solberg. Their use of Class A foam, quite simply, makes good sense for them. For any brigade that...

Exova Warringtonfire, the global fire engineering consultancy, has been granted House of Expertise status in the Emirate of Dubai. This recognition by the Dubai Civil Defense further enhances the company’s credentials in fire engineering consulting. Exova Warringtonfire is now licensed to carry out its full...

Fluid injection injuries can be extremely harmful with all cases requiring emergency surgery.   But Pirtek has devised a solution. A typical example of how and when workers are at risk of receiving a fluid injection injury is through hydraulic hose failures. The velocity of fluid...

As part of its fire protection system, the landmark Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens has selected FFE’s Fireray beam smoke detectors. The gallery was designed by renowned British architect Zaha Hadid and combines a renovated 19th Century brick structure with a 21st Century ‘sail-like’ structure. Bright...

The Fire Service College (FSC), the home of firefighter development in the UK, has become the first centre in Europe to achieve Pro Board accreditation to certify to the US based National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards. The NFPA is a leading world authority on...