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  • This article is part of an exclusive series by Abhishek Chhabra, Business Development Manager, Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants. Here he considers the compartmentation solutions that lets us ‘see’ through the passive fire protection focusing solely on understanding how fire resistance for glazing gets evaluated and......

  • The history of MSA Safety in the Middle East fire market and its plans for the future with Yassin Afroukh, the Middle East Sales Manager at MSA Safety. How and when was MSA founded? MSA Safety began as the Mine Safety Appliances Company in 1914, following......

  • A phone call from a close friend and colleague is the catalyst for this article from Bob Rea QFSM, MBA, the third in his series.   “Bob, I have a job for you! You are the only one I can think of who can bridge......

  • As the movement towards clean energy gains momentum and interest and uptake of alternative energy sources grows across the globe, so too does a serious and unmitigated electrical safety risk for fire and emergency service personnel writes Jim Foran, Director, PVSTOP International.  Photovoltaic (pv) systems,......

  • The Smithsonian Institution was established with funds from Englishman, James Smithson, a British scientist who left his estate, which totalled half a million dollars, to the United States to found an establishment for the “increase and diffusion of knowledge.” On August 10, 1846, the U.S.......

  • From flame-free fittings to provision of training, ways to enhance fire safety should be a top priority for all building projects and construction sites writes Chris Meir, Sales Director, Conex Banninger Middle East. In a region where daring designs and ambitious architectural feats dominate the......

  • Visitors to any major city throughout the world will see some of the most beautiful buildings glistening in the sun with their seemingly endless matrix of reflective glass and trim. These massive structures are true engineering marvels both in terms of their breathtaking architecture and......

  • Aircraft are a very visible high value asset, and few would argue against protecting them from fire during maintenance and storage in hangars. Whilst the fuel load will be reduced during storage, the residual fuel is still of concern. As with other active fire suppression......

  • The versatility of helicopters makes them an ideal mode of transportation to remote land-based and off-shore locations both for resort visitors and for emergency response operations. The GACAR Part 138, covers all aspects of civil aviation activity in KSA along with local building/fire codes and......

  • The international connectivity to the Middle East continues to support the global aviation market as the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic lessen and is re-emerging as one of the major markets as the sector bounces back from the global turndown. As well as the......

  • In a reflective mood, BOB REA QFSM, MIFireE, shares a personal thought after an exposure to a recent event when he had cause to reflect on some words written by a family member which made him realise how important every interaction we have with people......

  • Sprinklers have become much more widely recognised in building codes, with buildings of certain types and uses now routinely being protected with sprinklers however, Alan Brinson asks, could there also be a disruptive technology out there that could replace sprinklers? Since I set up the......

  • Qatar is set to become the first Middle Eastern country to host the Men’s FIFA World Cup, as hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of football supporters from across the globe are set to descend upon the country in November and December 2022. Much has......

  • In this article for Fire Middle East, Len Swantek, Director of Global Compliance, Victaulic explains how, as a global leader in the design and manufacture of fire safety products and systems, the company is sharing its knowledge and experience with today’s engineering and technology students,......

  • … the significant increase in fire accidents both globally and across the UAE and the demand for smarter solutions that can monitor public and fire safety. Ayman Alsebeyi, SVP Smart Cities & Hassantuk GM at Injazat who provides the Fire Middle East readership with greater......