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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....

Germany based fire safety specialists FireDos has educated those in the fire industry on the importance of regularly testing foam proportioners. The education comes in the form of their latest video, which aims to highlight how having the exact foam agent flow rate is vital for...

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...

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...

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...

The Kuwait Navy will be practising live-fire exercises from Monday 14th February. The naval forces will be practising from 8am until 3pm for two days. The forces will be holding their drills in the southeast of Boubyan Island, 12 miles east of Kuwait City. The interior...

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 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...

The National Fire Protection Association will present a free "Global Solutions for Global Challenges" programme from mid February. The online educational program will form part of the organisation’s year-long 125th Anniversary Conference Series, which is beginning to wind down. The global challenges feature will air on February...

The death toll from the previous fire at the Kuwait National Petroleum Company has now risen to four. The fire, which began on Friday January 14th, initially killed two workers and left five others in critical condition. However, two more of those critically injured workers have...

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...

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...

De-Wipe is proud to be launching its new range of biodegradable after fire equipment wipes designed specifically for vigorous cleaning of contaminated firefighter equipment and PPE – a UK first for firefighter decon. It’s inevitable that firefighter equipment will be contaminated with harmful carcinogenic substances on...

Firefighting training has been given to over 618,000 workers at various facilities in the UAE to provide firefighting skills. Civil authorities provided the training in a bid to safeguard people’s lives if a fire breaks out. A policy on civil defence workers at various establishments for...

The challenging year of 2020 has identified that international cross border cooperation related to the prevention of and the firefighting response to wildfires is more important than ever. With landscape firefighting missions moving through Europe, there’s no surprise that the pan-European rescEU Commission has recently...