Features

  • There is no doubt that the trend towards the use of synthetic fluorine free foams (SFFF) in fixed fire protection systems is gathering pace. The conversation is no longer if, or even when, it is simply that the market needs a solution now. Unfortunately, these......

  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is the concept of crime prevention and neighbourhood safety accomplished through natural elements and structural design. CPTED utilises four strategies that contribute to “the proper design and effective use of the built environment that can lead to a reduction......

  • Kamal A. Hadi, Regional Director Middle East & North Africa (MENA) at Global Fire Equipment (GFE), outlines the considerations associated with gas detection and the latest innovations in this evolving field.  Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is a compressed fuel gas that consists of flammable hydrocarbon......

  • Drone aircraft have seen a boom in popularity over the past few years, both for recreation and for more serious applications. The ability of a drone to get to hard to reach, dangerous, or simply high, areas has become invaluable, but just how are they......

  • Producers who maintain a diverse product portfolio are often challenged to meet a wide range of regulations and standards in support of their global market initiatives. Here Len Swantek, Director – Global Regulatory Compliance, Victaulic puts global certifications under the microscope and examines those challenges......

  • We hear fire alarms activate every day. It’s vital for the early detection of fire and the evacuation process. The sound of the fire alarm can reach deafening levels. Not such a problem for me and you. But what if you have autism asks IFSM......

  • Firefighting foam is seen as a complicated firefighting method even though flammable liquid fires make up approximately one in five fires when they occur, they are particularly hazardous, so using foam correctly for extinguishing is critical and foam is the most critical component of a......

  • Outsourcing is nothing new, particularly in the Middle East, a market saturated with a variety of companies that deliver a whole host of piecemeal service elements to a granular level. Firms across the region outsource anything from procurement to business process optimisation, cleaning, security, IT,......

  • For the emergency services operating firefighting tenders, rescue vehicles, ambulances and other utility vehicles, minimising and eliminating risks from incidents on the road and at emergency scenes is a vitally important concern. Here, Corey Heniser, CEO of Brigade Electronics INC, discusses how technology can help......

  • Fire safety is achieved by a combination of complementary management, active and passive fire safety measures that together make a building safe from fire and resilient to its threat. In recent years sprinklers have become a more commonly applied measure yet they are still not......

  • As my career in the UK Fire and Rescue Service (UKFRS) drew to a close,  reflects internationally recognised and respected expert in training Bob Rea QFSM. I felt too young to hang up my fire boots and helmet and settle into the easy chair … ......

  • Dr Jifeng Yuan, General Manager – Fire & Building Products NE/SE Asia at Element Materials Technology, discusses testing processes and their importance to intumescent coatings for structural steelwork. Passive fire protection measures are a key consideration in every building’s design and ensuring there is adequate......

  • Mechanical pipe connections stand up to direct fire to ensure the water supply they carry to critical fire protection systems is never compromised. For the daily users of mechanical piping systems, what may not be so evident is the ability of these compact pipe connections......

  • We are all aware that fire cannot be bound by regulations and a mismatch in international regulations can make planning and building a fire safe society challenging. It is the opinion of the International Fire Safety Standards (IFSS) Coalition, explains Gary Strong, Chair – IFSS......

  • The paper fire logbook is a fixture of millions of buildings across the world and plays a crucial role as a central record of fire safety actions and information. Despite their vital importance, paper-based logbooks are often inaccurate and incomplete, can only be easily accessed......