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  • Devastating blaze in car park

    The absence of a sprinkler system has been blamed for the devastating spread of a blaze which destroyed around 1400 vehicles in a multi storey car park in Liverpool in the UK. A witness told police she had first seen flames emerging from under the......

  • Intersec 2018 prepares for big opening

    Intersec, the world’s leading trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection, will open for the 20th time in Dubai on Sunday 21st January, with its double digit annual growth over the last 20 years mirrored by the rapid transformation of the Middle East market.......

  • Water mist conference goes to London

    Organisers of the 18th International Water Mist Conference (IWMC) which will take place in London, UK, on 19th and 20th September 2018 at the Grange City Hotel have issued a Call for Papers. The Abstract deadline is 16th April and speakers will be notified by......

  • 29 dead

    A fire which broke out at an eight-story building in the central South Korean city of Jecheon, killed 29 people and injured 29 others. A fire official said many of the victims had been using a public bath on the second and third floors of......

  • Thirty two missing feared dead

    Thirty two crew members of an Iranian oil tanker were left missing feared dead after the vessel was involved in a collision with a cargo ship 160 nautical miles off Shanghai on the East Coast of China. The tanker, the Panamanian-flagged Sanchi which was carrying......

  • Culpable homicide

    A fire that broke out in an upmarket rooftop restaurant in Mumbai’s financial district left 15 people dead and more than a dozen more injured. Fire official Balkrishna Kadam said that an artificial bamboo ceiling above the diners had burned quickly and collapsed as people......

  • Workers left homeless

    Two hundred workers from the Abu Dhabi Contracting Company were left homeless after a fire ripped through an accommodation centre in Al Reef, 45 kilometres away from Abu Dhabi city centre. The centre built out of porta cabins has several blocks each consisting of around......

  • Prison protection

    A Securiton aspirating smoke detection (ASD) system from Patol is protecting the inmates and staff at one of the UK’s largest prisons. HMP Northumberland category C prison, with its capacity for 1,348 male offenders, is Britain’s seventh largest jail.  When Sodexo Justice Services – the......

  • Safeguarding history

    Siemens is modernising locations of Australia’s largest museum organisation ensuring history doesn’t fade into the past Museums Victoria in Melbourne, the largest public museum organisation in Australia, attracts approximately 2.5 million visitors each year. The government of the State of Victoria commissioned Siemens to perform......

  • Rapid responders

    Firefighters in Ras Al Khaimah respond to emergency incident calls faster than many other civil defence forces around the world. Captain Omar Mattar, head of civil protection in RAK has revealed that while the global average response time is eight minutes, the firefighters in the......

  • Another UK Tower Block blaze possible

    Dany Cotton, the commissioner of the London Fire Brigade, has not ruled out the possibly that there will be another Tower block blaze like the one at Grenfell which killed 71 people in June. Speaking six months after the tragedy she told SKY TV news......

  • An Intersec Conference for everyone

    The Intersec Conferences which will run at the Intersec Exhibition 2018 will bring together key government officials, experts, thought leaders, anaylsts and industry players to discuss and debate the way forward for the region’s safety and security industry. The conferences that will be held as......

  • A new inspection committee for Sharjah

    A new inspection committee is to be set up in Sharjah to check that high rise towers do not have the type of aluminium cladding that was a key element in the fire which caused extensive damage to the Downtown Address Hotel in Dubai and......

  • What has happened to our firefighting foam agent?

    Andy Hall, founder of Hall Fire & Safety Consultants has been asking himself this question for several years. With over 25 years in fire and safety globally, and a primary interest in foam and foam systems Andy has now chosen to share his thoughts with......

  • Protecting our past & our future

    Guaranteeing the safety of our educational facilities has always been a challenge. Today the size of our universities, the diverse nature of the buildings involved and the sheer number of people present only serve to increase the complexity of this challenge. Protection is vital, however,......

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