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  • New data from Chubb Fire and Security has identified the importance of portable fire extinguishers, which are used to douse and stop 93% of fires. The 2021 survey, titled the Fire Extinguisher Use Survey, has brought together technicians from companies in the four main trade......

  • A fatal fire that killed 27 people in India’s New Delhi has put fire safety back in the spotlight. The fire swept through an office building on Friday 13th May with more than 70 people inside at the time. The fire is believed to be......

  • The wildfire that has engulfed parts of USA’s New Mexico is continuing to grow. The fire, which is the largest in the US, has been spreading spreading towards mountain resort towns in northern New Mexico, prompting officials to issue another set of warnings for more......

  • Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum Airport have trained those on the frontline for its state-of-the-art emergency services training programme, including fire services training. The training has been delivered to develop a world-class Emirati firefighting team trained to the highest industry and professional standards and......

  • Leading fire alarm manufacturer Vimpex will take the opportunity at FIREX to showcase its latest range of alarms and products. In addition to their Identifire and Fire-Cryer ranges, the manufacturer will also demonstrate their evacuation and alarm sounders, beacons and system accessories. Vimpex is Europe’s......

  • Hochiki will take the opportunity at FIREX to showcase their focus on being greener. The European team will be demonstrating a range of market leading products, as well discussing what the future holds for fire system design, why the industry must think green and how......

  • New Mexico has been devastated by wildfires that have taken out over 121,000 acres of land. The fires have forced many residents to evacuate their homes as fire officials continue to battle the flames. The blaze, dubbed the Calf Canyon fire, is burning in the......

  • Global supplier Seek Thermal has introduced another thermal sensor to the fire safety market; the Seek AttackPRO. AttackPRO combines a high-resolution 320×240 thermal sensor with enhanced clarity and detailed colourisation, in a robust, heat-resistant housing. Designed for simplicity, AttackPRO eliminates the complexity of non-essential features,......

  • VdS has issued guidelines for radio-based fire detection and fire alarm systems (FDAS). While international standards exist for the protection of individual components using radio links (including EN 54-25), there are still none for the decisive interaction of the overall system. As one of the......

  • Dubai Civil Defence has a new method for tackling high-rise fires; drones. State news agency Wam reported that the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) allows the use of drones for backup and support. As a result, Civil Defence in Dubai are able to deploy drones for......

  • Dubai Police have warned motorists to stay on top of their car maintenance as the number of incidents of car fires surges during the summer months. Whilst cars can catch fire for many reasons, Dubai Police have said the main reason behind car fires in......

  • Guests at a luxury Dubai hotel have been forced to evacuate after a fire broke out on Wednesday 27th April. Several engines and police cars attended the scene at the five-star Swissôtel Al Murooj hotel in downtown Dubai as dozens of people huddled outside. No......

  • One of the world’s leading providers of health and safety qualifications, NEBOSH, has launched a new solution for businesses that want to improve their in-company training for health and safety. The NEBOSH Endorsed service will endorse great health and safety training amongst employees using a collaborative......

  • Hydraulic equipment manufacturer Holmatro has celebrated its partnership with ESPRIT to create life saving equipment. Countless fire, police, and other first response organisations around the world count on Holmatro to equip them with the most reliable and efficient tools available. To satisfy these demands, Holmatro......

  • Global safety and science leader UL has received approval for its cable fire safety and performance laboratory in Abu Dhabi. The approval came from the United Arab Emirates Civil Defense to help the cable manufacturers meet regulatory standards and apply for a Civil Defense Certificate of......