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A fire started at an electric scooter showroom in India has killed at least eight people and injured eleven. Police confirmed the details of the incident, describing it as one of the deadliest such incident involving electric vehicles in the country. The fire broke out late on...

RescueDAYS, run by Weber Rescue, have taken place in Poland have seen firefighters undergo two days of intense training to practice practical techniques for firefighting. With a total of 24 international instructors from 9 nations, experiences were exchanged, techniques were combined and realistic scenes were re-enacted...

A fire in a karaoke bar in Vietnam has killed at least 32 people, with a further 11 injured. Fire broke out in the karaoke bar in Ho Chi Minh City, trapping people inside and forcing some to jump from the second-floor building on Tuesday night....

Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport has been forced to close one of its runways after a nearby grass fire. It announced the closure via its Twitter, writing that the dry grass caught fire and "spilled over from the adjacent community within the airport precinct". Fire and rescue...

The U.S. Navy has confirmed it is addressing the chai of command for fires and other emergencies that occur onboard ships whilst they are in port for maintenance. The statement comes from the head of the surface navy after uncertainty about who was in charge contributed...

Teledyne Flir is fighting potential fire with its early fire detection systems including thermal imaging cameras and software. Fires that are not caught early or extinguished quickly can cause serious financial, environmental, and commercial distress for a company, as well as distress to the community. The...

Two UK leading trade associations have warned that more rigorous checks are needed to ensure the fire safety of pre-insulated pipework. The call comes from the UK's Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Thermal Insulation Contractors Association (TICA). The pair have issued a joint statement that...

Fire safety works have been highlighted in London, totalling up to £400m worth of maintenance worth to contractors. The London boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham have flagged up jobs including construction work for buildings across the two boroughs, fire-prevention installation works, mechanical...

The global fire safety equipment market size is projected to reach $114.1 billion by 2026 according to the latest industry report from Polaris Market Research. The report also showed the market is growing at a CAGR of 9.1% from 2019 to 2026. Increase in casualties of...

The Dubai Civil Defence have controlled a fire that broke out in two warehouses in the area of Al Quoz Industrial Area 3. No injuries or fatalities were reported. The Dubai Civil Defence team reached the blaze within six minutes of receiving the fire report and...

A fire that broke out in Dubai's Deira Harbour has been skilfully brought under control by local firefighters. The flames began on a boat docked in the harbour on Tuesday 28th June, with Dubai Civil Defence receiving reports of the blaze at 7pm. Fire crews arrived...

A high-rise block of London flats was set alight by a charging e-bike, in a blaze that forced dozens of people to evacuate. The building is less than a mile away from Grenfell Tower where 72 people died following a blaze in 2017. Speaking to ITV...

Dubai Airport in cooperation with Serco has trained 23 trainees in its intensive eight-week firefighting training programme, and if looking for further recruits. The immersive training took place at Serco’s award-winning International Fire Training Centre, now firmly established in the Middle East, using the Dubai Airports Fire...

Hytrans Systems BV in the Netherlands, the market leader in high-volume mobile water transport systems has recently acquired the technology and products of Foru Solution BV. Foru Solution is well known for its innovative and proven oil spill response solutions and is a strong addition to...

IFSEC's Global top influencers in security and fire safety have been unveiled for 2022. The winners have been named after hundreds of nominations and a judging panel of highly respected international professionals selected them across several categories. The categories cover roles spanning across many sectors, including: ...

Saudi Arabian authorities have warned of the six products that can cause car fires in summer, as the temperature rises. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Civil Defense warned the public against leaving these products inside a vehicle during intense heat, particularly due to their flammable...

Abu Dhabi's official online government portal, tamm.Abudhabi, has reminded residents of the best action to take in an emergency to save lives and reduce casualties. With residential fires often a source of huge devastation, the advice also centres on what to do when faced with a...

A huge fire in a container depot in Bangladesh has killed 49 people and injured hundreds more. The fire is believed to have begun when chemicals stored in some of the containers exploded. The fire broke out at around 21:00 local time (15:00 GMT) on Saturday...

Leading global manufacturer Perimeter Solutions has named Jeff Emery as its President of Global Fire Safety. The newly created role will be responsible for the Fire Suppressant and Wildfire businesses at Perimeter Solutions. Emery joins Perimeter Solutions after serving as the Vice President and General Manager...

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...