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A massive fire engulfed a high-rise residential building in Ajman, one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, in the early hours of Tuesday.  Videos circulating online showed flames leaping from the ground level to the top of the building, with debris...

A major fire destroyed the Al-Ahram Studio in Cairo's Giza district, one of the Arab world's most prestigious and oldest film production houses that was founded 80 years ago. The fire spread to three surrounding buildings which were evacuated before the blaze reached them, according to...

A fire that occurred in a warehouse near Rades on Thursday morning has now been contained by firefighters. According to Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP), thirty-eight individuals were injured to varying degrees, however, no fatalities were reported. The injured were promptly evacuated to hospitals, stated Faker Bouzghaia, a...

Sharjah Civil Defence has initiated a campaign to ensure all industrial facilities follow safety protocols. During the first phase of the campaign, which took place from February 1 to February 8, inspectors visited all facilities in industrial area 10. They issued warnings to 180 establishments and gave...

The 9th International Fire Safety and Security Expo 2024 has come to an end, and what a show it was. Here are some of the highlights from this event: The Electronics Safety and Security Association of Bangladesh (ESSAB) honoured 13 organisations for their fire safety efforts across...

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, (NASA) are typically known for their ventures into the final frontier. Their innovative technology which protects humans from the harsh conditions of space, can also protect firefighters from the hazardous environments they are often exposed to. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)...

Angatec is a company which specialises in the design and operation of fire-fighting robots. As architecture continues to evolve within the Middle East, buildings are becoming particularly complex, some highrises standing tall above the city, and others with weakened structures. s During a fire scenario, with trapped...

FFBOTS, the Jebel Ali Industrial Area-based Emirati firm, has launched the first locally-made firefighting robot of its kind in the Middle East, with world-class technical specifications and operational capabilities. FFBOTS, or Firefighting Bots, is a company specifically designed to produce technology that combats fires of all...

Dräger, an international leader in manufacturing medical and safety technology products, has commercialised a firefighting breathing apparatus with the world’s lightest type 4 composite cylinders, enhanced with graphene nanotubes to minimise weight.  Fire services in Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the UK, Germany, Indonesia, Qatar, and many other countries have already recognised the efficiency of the innovative...

A huge fire at a second-hand car parts shop in Sharjah has sent heavy black smoke high above the city. The blaze broke out at the automotive shop near the International School of Choueifat, but was swiftly brought under control according to the emirate's civil defence department. The...

Hochiki Europe has opened its all-new training facility, as well as launching brand new online courses to allow customers far and wide to up-skill for life. The new state-of-the-art classroom is located at Hochiki Europe’s head office in Gillingham, United Kingdom (UK) and is a key...

A huge fire broke out in one of Qatar's cities hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022. The city of Lusail was seen on Saturday 26th November with plumes of black smoke, which could be seen from Qatar's capital Doha. Officials said the blaze broke out in...

A large fire that broke out at an oil factory in the UAE city of Ras Al Khaimah has been brought under control by emergency services. Fire teams from Ras Al Khaimah Civil Defence attended the scene alongside police to tackle the blaze on Saturday 19...

A shopping hotspot in Dubai was evacuated after a fire broke out needing urgent emergency attention. The Dubai Festival City Mall saw a blaze begin in its operations room at 7.28pm. Firefighters arrived at the scene in six minutes and set to work on combatting...

A large fire at a motor oil factory in Iran has injured 15 people, with three needing to be taken to hospital. The blaze which broke out in Isfahan’s Mobarakeh industrial town in central Iran on Sunday was brought under control by authorities. Mansour Shisheforoush, head of...

A 'blazing inferno' which broke out at the Emaar tower, close to the Burj Khalifa, has been fully extinguished by authorities. The fierce fire at the 35-storey building broke out after midnight on 7 November, but has now been fully controlled by Dubai Civil authorities. The...

Firefighters and fire crews were called to the scene of a fire at Jumeirah Beach on Saturday 5 November. The incident near Jumeirah Beach involved a blaze on a vessel just off the coast of the popular tourist spot, and was thought to involve a jet...

The recent fire that ravaged parts of Cape Town's Table Mountain has been contained by authorities, but still has no known cause. It began early on Friday evening in Fountain Ravine, in the Kasteelspoort area of Table Mountain. SANSParks said: "The fire has burnt up the steep...

The Dubai Civil Defence has controlled a blaze that broke out in a 14-storey residential tower in the Al Nahda area of Dubai. No casualties have been reported, with official sources confirming the fire was controlled quickly and efficiently. The operations room of the Dubai Civil Defence...

A fire in a factory in Abu Dhabi was caused by a gas cylinder explosion on Saturday 24 September. Local authorities acted quickly to bring the blaze under control in the Abu Dhabi Industrial Zone with a cooling operation now underway. Abu Dhabi Police shared updates on...

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...

FireOut, a firefighting system designed by five engineering students from Heriot-Watt University to control wildfires in regions suffering from recurring outbreaks, has won the 2022 National James Dyson Award. The students – Tasneem Nawar, Deenah Sabaahat, Eman Rashid, Zahid Rehman and Zahrah Tungekar – spotlighted areas...

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....

Reports of a residential fire in Dubai have been confirmed by the Dubai Civil Defence. A fire in a residential building broke out in Barsha Heights on Wednesday night. The Dubai Civil Defence responded to the emergency immediately and brought the blaze under control quickly. All residents...

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...

Deadly forest fires in northern Algeria in Africa have killed 26 people and left dozens more injured. Kamel Beldjoud, the country's interior minister, said 24 died in El Tarf, near the border with Tunisia, as well as a mother and daughter in Setif. The fires are...

The recent heatwave has caused blazes that have torched thousands of hectares of forest across Europe, and has made 2022 a record year for wildfire activity in southwestern Europe. The EU satellite's monitoring service noted the wildfires across countries such as France, Spain and Portugal. Additionally, the...

Over 100 firefighters attended a large-scale fire near Heathrow airport yesterday (Monday 2nd August). The fire broke out on a grassy area nearby, and around six hectares of land were set alight and producing a large amount of smoke. The London Fire Brigade attended the scene after...

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...

UK Firefighters' Trade Union is set to develop its training and research into the links between firefighting and cancer and disease. The organisation will look to establish the best practice on contamination expanded throughout the Fire and Rescue Service, including via national guidance, contaminants monitoring, cancer...

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...

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...

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 people...

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...

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....

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