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Power management company Eaton will be showcasing its full life safety solutions portfolio when it embarks on a region-wide roadshow. The company will hold expert seminars and workshops for its life safety division as well as discussing its new range of alarms and signaling devices designed to help...

Abu Dhabi authorities have rushed to extinguish a fire caused by a gas cylinder explosion. Casualties have been confirmed, and the authorities are continuing to support those injured in the incident. The explosion happened in a restaurant in Al Khalidiya area, according to Abu Dhabi Police....

Qatar's Civil Defense has fought and controlled a blaze that broke out in Lusail. The fire began in an under construction building at the Cresecent Tower but was quickly controlled by the authorities. No casualties or injuries happened at the scene. The Civil Defense was praised by Qatar's...

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 associations...

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 tackling...

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 injuries...

Fire safety manufacturer Jactone has announced the launch of its latest PAFSS automatic fire suppression system. The latest model joins an extensive portfolio from the family ran business who specialise in fire, safety and signage products. The latest model can be used for large enclosures to safeguard...

The Kuwait General Fire Brigade and Kuwait Fire Force (KFF) have calmed a fire that broke out in Mina Abdullah, in the south of Kuwait. The fire erupted at docked boats, with four squads being needed to douse the flames. The KFF said in a statement...

Fire and security equipment provider Johnson Controls has introduced its latest offering with Solution Navigator. The new product promises a comprehensive digital experience that easily navigates the product life cycle in Building Automation Systems, Fire, Security, HVAC, and Industrial Refrigeration to create the next generation...

A fire that blazed through several caravans and trees in Dubai has been brought under control by the Dubai Civil Defence. The fire broke out on Wednesday 13th April in the Al Jaddaf area around 11.45pm. Firefighting teams were immediately dispatched from Al Karama and Al Rashidiya...

UAE authorities are currently investigating the cause of a fire, which broke out in an Abu Dhabi warehouse on Monday 11th April. Abu Dhabi Police and Abu Dhabi Civil Defence teams both attended the scene in the Musaffah Industrial Area, and brought the blaze under control....

At least 14 people have been injured after a huge blaze broke out in Kuwait's Mubarakiya market. The shopping district is home to many retail businesses, many of which have been affected by the fire. Five firefighting teams attended the scene, battling to put out flames which...

A fire has broken out at an under-construction new terminal at Kuwait International Airport, causing damage but no casualties. The flames began on Monday 28th March and firefighters struggled to control the flames for hours in Kuwait City. Interior Ministry spokesman Tawheed al-Kandari told The Associated Press that...

Manufacturer Equate has launched a fire safety awareness campaign in Kuwait focusing on the potential fire hazards in homes. Equate is a producer of petrochemicals and the world’s top supplier of ethylene glycol and is running its campaign with the support of the Kuwait Fire Force...

A fire in the city of Ajman has destroyed ten diesel trucks. No casualties have been reported from the incident, and authorities were able to control the blaze in under an hour. According to the Ajman Police, the fire broke out in Al Jurf Industrial Area....

A fire at an oil facility in Saudi Arabia on 11th March is believed to be as a result of a drone attack. Saudi Arabia's Energy Ministry says an unmanned aerial aircraft struck and subsequently ignited a fire at an oil facility in the capital of Riyadh....

A blaze in Bahrain Bazaar has wiped out ten shops including a restaurant over the weekend. According to the Bahrain police, the fire broke out in a grocery outlet due to electric short-circuit, and immediately engulfed the adjoining shops. SHO Bahrain police station Bakhtullah said: "It was...

VdS, one of the world's leading organisations for corporate security and safety, has officially approved the FirePro box type condensed aerosol generators. VdS specialise in fire protection, security and natural disaster prevention, and their seal of approval is highly sought after. Earning VdS approval is an...

Reports from the Dubai Civil Defence team have confirmed they attended and suppressed a car fire within minutes of receiving the emergency call. The firefighters were called to the Dubai Design Districts after reports of a car on fire at 12:53pm on Thursday 24th February. Firefighters...

The call for nominations for the IFSEC Global awards are open! It's the opportunity to nominate some of the leading individuals in the security and fire safety sectors and recognise their hard work and talent. Nominations are welcomed from anyone throughout the industry supply chain.  Nominations can...

A fire that broke out in a school bus in UAE has been brought under control by the emergency services. The Sharjah Civil Defense team fought the blaze from the  school bus in Al Taawun area and no injuries were recorded. A top official at Sharjah Civil...

A ship carrying Porsches, Audis and Bentleys from Germany to the United States has caught fire near the coast of Portugal's Azores islands in the Atlantic ocean. A spokesperson for carmaker Volkswagen confirmed the blaze. The Panama-flagged ship was travelling from Emden in Germany, where Volkswagen...

The National Fire Protection has issued a warning for those using home heating equipment, to avoid unnecessary domestic fires. The leader in firefighting, the NFPA has urged people to use caution when heating their homes during colder months. For the US specifically, home heating equipment is...

Qatar’s Interior Ministry says investigators are conducting studies into possible design flaws at the Villaggio shopping mall that caused a fatal fire. The design flaws are thought to have funnelled dense smoke into areas around a daycare centre in the country’s biggest mall, where 13 children...

A fire that broke out in a Dubai warehouse has been brought under control by authorities. The fire started in a warehouse in Al Khabaisi area in Dubai. No casualties were reported. According to Dubai Civil Defence, the warehouse contained construction materials. A spokesperson said: "The fire...

An explosion from a faulty gas cylinder in a building in Abu Dhabi has caused alarm. Initially the U.S. embassy initially claimed they suspected it to be a possible missile strike. Abu Dhabi is a well known tourism hub, so the explosion caused concern and worry amongst...

A Tunisian man has set himself on fire in Tabraqa in response to police treatment. According to a local news agency, the protest came after the police confiscated a herd of sheep belonging to his father. Reports say the police asked the father to show proof...

A fire in an Istanbul prison broke out on Friday 4th February leaving 20 inmates and one prison warden in hospital. The 21 people in hospital are currently receiving treatment for smoke inhalation. The blaze began in Ümraniye prison, but no cause has been confirmed by...

A fire broke out at the Kuwait National Petroleum Company on Friday 21st January, the second in two weeks. The fire has forced the company to suspend export operations, and the company has announced it will be conducting reviewes of procedures in order to reduce incidents...

Drones are believed to be behind an explosion and fire that killed three people and wounded six more. The explosion that struck three oil tankers in Abu Dhabi and another fire at an extension of Abu Dhabi International Airport happened on Monday 17th January 2022. Abu Dhabi...

Electric cables have caused a fire in an industrial area in Jebel Ali, but has been brought under control by firefighters. The Government of Dubai Media Office said the fire originated from an electric cable. No injuries have been reported. Dubai residents near to the fire reportedly...

A Yemen minister has condemned Houthi who attacked and burned 40 homes in the western province of Hodeidah. The attack came as a retaliation to those that have previously opposed the Iran-backed Houthis. The group set ablaze dozens of empty houses belonging to the Yemeni government...

Industry-leading fire protection solutions from global fire systems manufacturer, Advanced have been chosen to protect the prestigious waterfront mall, hotel and serviced apartments development in the Kingdom of Bahrain. A network of 19 UL-864-approved Axis AX fire panels from Advanced has been installed at the 178,000m2...

Residents were quickly evacuated from the 16 storey Falcon Tower located in the Rigga area of Deira after a fire broke out on the 14th floor. The fire was put out in under an hour and no injuries were reported. The Dubai Civil Defence said,...