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Dubai has approved a USD $35 billion plan to construct a new passenger terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport, which will make it the biggest airport in the world.  The plan was announced by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai and Prime...

In the world of fire protection and safety, the Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS®) certification has long been regarded as a hallmark of expertise and competence. For years, professionals seeking to demonstrate mastery of critical skills and knowledge from the NFPA® Fire Protection Handbook® have pursued...

Ajman Police arrested a suspect who allegedly committed murder and arson in a store in the emirate's industrial area on Monday.  According to the police report, the suspect stabbed an Asian woman to death and seriously injured three others of Asian nationality.  The Deputy Director of the...

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...

Telgian Engineering & Consulting, LLC (TEC) recently announced that Jim Burian has joined them as the Regional Practice Leader of Fire Protection Engineering.  Burian's primary responsibility in this role will be to implement efficient and effective fire protection solutions and strategies for TEC's clients.  Burian is an...

The high temperatures within the Middle East create unique risks and challenges that fire teams have to be prepared to deal with, in recent months, Riyadh, and similar cities within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, have seen devastating highrise fires. In this article, we look at...

The Fire and Rescue Department will send its pilots to the United Arab Emirates for helicopter training to build skills for emergency situations. The Director General, Datuk Nor Hisham Mohammad confirmed that the Department had been allocated RM800,000 to send the 17 pilots to the UAE. He...

Abu Dhabi's non-oil foreign trade has seen an impressive 8% growth, reaching USD$77 billion last year, according to official data. The total volume of non-oil foreign trade through the border crossings of Abu Dhabi amounted to AED283.903 billion (USD$77 billion) in 2023, with a growth rate...

The United Arab Emirates experienced heavy rainfall on Tuesday, causing flooding on major roads and leaving numerous abandoned vehicles in Dubai. Meanwhile, Oman is still dealing with heavy flooding that has resulted in a death toll of 18 and several people missing. The rains started overnight...

The London police force has recently announced plans to implement a vetting process that takes ethical considerations into account while evaluating participation in international training events. This decision comes in response to the controversy surrounding their involvement in a tactical competition held in the United Arab...

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...

A blazing fire erupted at a chemical factory in the United Arab Emirates over the weekend, which injured nine Pakistanis. According to the Pakistani embassy, the fire began late Saturday (24 February) in a factory which produced chemical products for sanitisers and perfumes. The incident took place...

The growing market for fire safety products creates opportunity in the UAE after it found that Bangladesh relies on imports from the region among other international nations. However, the country now wants to create their own manufacturing hub. The domestic market for fire safety and security equipment...

The Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Authority recently launched the Islands Field Survey initiative to evaluate the safety systems in buildings and construction sites situated on the emirate's inhabited islands. This initiative is a continuation of the field survey programme, which seeks to ensure that the highest...

The WAGNER Group has now established a new national subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates as part of its plan to support new projects with a local presence. The company has been developing and implementing holistic fire protection solutions for various industries for years and will...

The Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) and the Gas Safety Committee announced new gas rules in the emirate to ensure additional safety measures and reduce construction site fire accidents. The cylinder safety protocols will require all construction sites in the area and accompanying...

Intersec has been announced as Diamond sponsor for the Abu Dhabi Fire Fighting Challenge taking place in the capital between the 28th February and the 2nd March. As Diamond sponsor, Intersec will be supporting the challenge as part of the show's 25th anniversary celebrations, ahead...

Six UAE property owners have been ordered to foot firefighting costs and a fine of Dh50,000 after their buildings did not meet current fire safety standards. Sharjah Civil Defence has issued a warning for others that if they don't adhere to building code, they too could...

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...

The Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) has signed a strategic agreement with Naffco KSA, a leading Middle East-based manufacturer of firefighting products, to help boost Diriyah’s firefighting structure and identify fire hazards quicker. The agreement will build a framework for both sides to work together and enhance...

du, part of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), and Injazat have teamed up to make UAE one of the safest countries in the world. The move sees the companies use Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT platform for the Ministry of Interior’s ‘Hassantuk’ Fire and Life Safety systems in...

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...

Dubai Police and UAE officials have warned against leaving flammable materials inside cars as during the hot summer months it can increase the risk of fires. Dubai Police described how during the summer months, an increase in car fire incidents can happen due to a variety...

Dubai's emergency services have issued a warning to motorists not to leave e-cigarettes in cars, which could start fires. The warning comes as fire chiefs are concerned that leaving e-cigarettes and vaping devices in a vehicle could lead to a fire as temperatures rise in summer. Smoking...

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 new digital system to assess whether a building could deal with a fire has been launched in the UAE. The Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Department has launched a new integrated electronic field survey system that will help monitor and determine if a building is adequately...

Flash floods have caused destruction across parts of the Middle East after days of heavy rain, and have affected thousands of people across Oman, Iran, Kuwait, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The heavy rainfall began from the beginning of the year, with further heavy rain across the 1st...

NFPA Conference & Expo®

NFPA Conference & Expo® features a wide variety of 350+ exhibitors and 120+ educational sessions, workshops, and presentations for anyone involved in safety. Collaborate and network with thousands of fire protection engineers, electricians, firefighters, building and facility managers, manufacturers of safety equipment, government officials, and all other safety professionals.

WHEN: Conference & Expo: June 17–19, Technical Meeting: June 20

WHERE: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL